I watched it again last night. I'd forgotten how much I'd love this movie when it first came out. I'd had a crush on Tommy Lee Jones since I had seen him in the Executioner's Song - you cannot judge me as hard as I judge myself for crushing him after that movie - and, of course, Han Solo was one of my first loves. I loved the Fugitive. I'd thought I'd love it because of Harrison Ford, because, hey, Han! But I loved Sam Gerard! Totally fell in love with him. Loooved him. I loved everything about him!
I didn't know anything about slash back in '93 so I didn't realize I was slashing Kimble/Gerard. I just knew that I really liked them together in the few scenes they had, especially the last scene. I was watching the last scene again < SPOILER ALERT = is it really a spoiler after 18 years? OMG! *18* years!! Anyway...> and the relief and disbelief on Richard's face as he looks at Sam is soooo clear. And Sam being all solicitious and mother-henning him was sooo sweet. The "Don't tell anybody" from Sam put a huuuuge smile on my face. I looooved this damn movie.
I keep thinking that it would have had a huuuuuuuuuge online fandom if the Internet had been around back then, but there were some K/G zines later. I was so excited when I found out that I had to get them. Due to budgetary constraints, I have only ever bought 5 zines. The XF one with M/K and the witches, the two SGA ones that had all
the best McShep authors ever
, and two for K/G. I remember I split the cost for shipping with another fan so it wouldn't be so prohibitively expensive since it was being shipped from the UK. I read those damn zines over and over again. When they got lost during a move a while back, my heart was broken
! I had forgotten about them until last night. Watching the movie again reminded me of them.
I went looking on AO3, just to see if there any K/G stories posted. I was disappointed to see there were only 9. I couldn't believe there were only
9. How could no one else see the potential in that last scene??!! But I was giddy
when I saw the two zine stories posted.Fumbling Towards Esctasy
and the sequel, Rhythm and Blues
, are both on AO3!! The best thing about them is that they are both over 100k long. There were definitely some britishisms in the zine which were a little jarring since the stories are set in Chicago. A few grammar/spelling things. But they were all minor. I just remember how much I loved being able to read a good story about Kimble and Gerard falling in love. And being in love. I'm off to spend the rest of the day and night reading this stories again. And being all sad because there aren't more stories about them falling in love.