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    Cay and Vivian are back in Reno for summer vacation. They are splitting up their vacation between Reno and Key West, Florida, where they intend to celebrate their one year anniversary.

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    In New York, Vivian continues with her commitments as a university professor, but leaving the house got a little more difficult…

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    Semester is almost over. Cay and Vivian are busy wrapping up school and work for the summer. They talk a lot in their spare time about new friends, new ideas, plans, fantasies, birthdays, etc. They are at a point in their relationship where discussions about the future are inevitable. They are past the drama and ready to focus on laughter and love.

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    Cay and Vivian are back in New York after spending winter break in Reno. They are both living busy lives, with Vivian back at work, and Cay starting school as well as working part time. There are some new obstacles they have to face, naturally. One being with someone close to Vivian. They experience the usual ups and downs of any new relationship. And they do it, as always, with a little bit of humor.

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    In my Post Canon fic series, Vivian gives Cay a journal for Christmas. It was the journal she wrote in during the summer. This is that journal.

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    Cay and Silver talk about what happens next.

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    Cay and Vivian chatting at night because Vivian can't sleep

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    Cay and Vivian and their first Valentine's day in New York

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    Cay and Vivian chatting

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    Vivian and Cay's story continues, as they spend the holidays together in Reno. Tensions briefly rise between Frances and Cay regarding Vivian. Vivian is worried about the fallout of her coffee date with Martin. They discover new things about each other from the past and present. And they get through it, as always, with a little bit of humor.

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    It's now October. Cay has moved to New York City, Vivian helped her enroll in a local art school, starting in January. She's even, not surprisingly, made several friends already and is eager for Vivian to meet them, despite Vivian's initial hesitation. They are settling into their relationship, which naturally comes with its own adjustments. Vivian is trying to find a balance between her work persona and her home persona. She's becoming more and more comfortable with her sexuality. She's trying to become less controlled, for her sake but mostly for Cay's sake. They try to navigate the blurry lines between what should be private and what should be public, sometimes creating tension between them. As they get ready for Cay to go back to Reno for Thanksgiving, staying there for a whole month without Vivian, they try to work through any problems in their new domestic life together. Sometimes tense, sometimes romantic, and always with a little humor.

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    It’s 1959, and Ann Walker, professor of Art History, escapes the suffocating world of New York City for a summer-long vacation on a Reno, Nevada ranch. She hopes for a few months of solitude in the middle of the desert where no one cares about her education level or job status. But when she meets Anne Lister–-smirking, raven-haired, and driving in reverse down a two-lane road–-Ann’s time at the ranch becomes a lot more than she ever thought it could be.

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    3/6
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    2
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    During the course of the film Desert Hearts, we watch as Cay and Vivian fall in love with each other over the summer. Their love bloomed from spending so much time together, which often times was spent driving back and forth to the city. The following includes 5 significant conversations that the two of them possibly had during these car rides. And 1 where there was no need for talking at all.

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    A conversation after they make love for the first time.

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    Cay's thinking about exploring a relationship with the professor. Gwen doesn't think it's a good idea.

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    At the end of Desert Hearts, Cay boards the train with Vivian that is headed to New York City. We are led to believe that she either gets off at the next stop, or continues the journey to NY with Vivian. I believe she stayed on the train. My theory is that Vivian asked her to come for a few weeks, just to get a feel of the city. She would show her around, much like Cay showed Vivian around Reno. I think Cay's hesitation is tied to her past, with her father dying young and her mother abandoning her. So her protests were most likely just her trying to push Vivian away before Vivian had a chance to abandon her, like everyone else she loved. But I have no doubt Vivian would be able to convince her to come with her after all. At least for a few weeks. I think after a few weeks she would've gone back home to tie up all of those loose ends. And after a month would have officially moved to the city with Vivian, and attended art school there.

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    Vivian couldn't keep Cay out

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    Cay rides with her to the next stop

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    This takes place directly after Vivian walks out of Silver and Joe's engagement party, and before the walk by the lake (that leads to the famous kiss in the rain). I've always felt if Donna Deitch (Desert Hearts Director) had a bigger budget to work with, there would have been a few more scenes to show the love developing between Vivian and Cay. This fic is a conversation that I imagine taking place after Cay pulls in by the lake at sunrise.

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    "I'm about to be very cross with you." Vivian grumbles. Still, still, there's a flush of pleasure rising in her, a blush of happiness that she still desperately tries to hide. Because if Cay sees it, it's equal to vulnerability.

    "Oh, are you?" Cay laughs, "Come on, Vivian. You've been working all day. Come to bed."

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    46
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    304

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