Posted by Myrrh on August 28, 1997 at 19:45:51:
In Reply to: First Kiss posted by Lynne Cohen on August 28, 1997 at 17:24:42:
: I was also confused about the time frame since one scene they are holding each other and the other scene is Hawkeye being arrested. My question was did it happen the same night...
Lynne, I believe it was the same night. I think they had their moments of passion on the battlements, and then Cora probably knew she would be missed and had to go back down into the fort and *go to sleep* (ha-ha! right! like she could sleep after that!). Hawkeye joined his father and brother in their sleeping quarters, later to be arrested there. That's how I think of it.
: ...and my other question was do you think they consumated their passion? ....... when they first started kissing her hair was done up and in the final scene of them holding each other her hair was loose and she looked very contented.
*smile* Yes, she sure did look contented, huh? I have my doubts, though.... She MAY have been contented enough just from - um - all that - kissing and such! She was indeed a well-bred, classy 18th century lady, but remember that her previous viewpoints were being changed very quickly, and he was more stirring to her blood than any imagining could possibly have been!!!
I always thought they hadn't consummated...now that I'm thinking about it, though, I want to think they did!
By the way, I simply love the way he's holding her afterward, and the way he changes the position of his arm as she shifts... a small thing, I know, but oh, so sweet. And the way he's supporting her while she dozes, yet all the while watching out over the landscape -- the ever-watchful Hawkeye.
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