Waltz for Eva and Che- A Battle of the Minds

Disclaimer: I do not own the lyrics to Evita or the characters involved. The musical is the creation of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd-Webber.

Based off the 1996 version with Madonna and Antonio Banderas.

The two faced each other wordlessly, and joined together in a slow dance. Che's dark eyes bore into Eva's eyes, and he sang,

"Tell me before I waltz out of your life
before turning my back on the past
Forgive my impertinent behaviour."

He stopped and placed his hands onto Eva's cheeks, singing,

"But how long do you think this pantomime can last?"

Eva pushed away his hands roughly, her eyes narrowed in a glare, as they began to dance again. As they waltzed around the elegant ballroom, Che continued,

"Tell me before I ride off in the sunset
there's one thing I never got clear"

Che took a hold of one of her hands and twirled her around, singing,

"How can you claim you're our saviour?"

Their faces nearly touched. Che walked forwards, forcing Eva to retreat, pushing her slightly at the end as he sang,

"When those who oppose you are stepped on,
Or cut up, or simply disappear?"

Eva circled around him, a slightly smug expression on her face, singing,

"Tell me before you get onto your bus
before joining the forgotten brigade"

Che pulled her closer back into their dance.

"How can one person like me, say,
Alter the time-honoured way the game is played?"

Eva sang as she pushed Che backwards, a triumphant expression on her face.

"Tell me before you get onto your high horse
Just what you expect me to do
I don't care what the bourgeoisie say
I'm not in business for them
But to give all my descamisados
A magical moment or two"

The two of them grabbed each other's arms and pushed away from each other. They circled each other and sang,

"There is evil, ever around
Fundamental system of government
quite incidental"

Eva looked at Che imploringly, and sang,

"So what are my chances of honest advances?
I'd say low
Better to win by admitting my sin
than to lose with a halo"

He stroked her face softly, before whirling her around.

"Tell me before I seek worthier pastures
and thereby restore self-esteem
how can you be so short-sighted"

Eva tried to break free of his grasp, but he held his own, and continued,

"To look never further than this week or next week
to have no impossible dream?"

Eva managed to break free of his grasp, and spun around.

"Allow me to help you slink off to the sidelines
And mark your adieu with three cheers
But first tell me who'd be delighted
If I said I'd take on the world's greatest problems
From war to pollution, no hope of solution
Even if I lived for one hundred years"

Eva went towards Che and placed her hand around his neck and made her way around him until she was behind him, as they sang

"There is evil, ever around
Fundamental system of government"

She hugged his back, a pained expression on her face.

"Quite incidental"

She faced him again, and brought her face closer to his, singing,

"So go, if you're able, to somewhere unstable"

She pushed herself away and whirled around,

"And stay there
whip up your hate in some tottering state
but not here, dear
Is that clear, dear?"

Che marched towards her, and pulled her back into a more forceful dance. They danced, their faces looking at each other's intensely. Eva spun out of his grip, and fell to the floor in pain. Cradling her stomach, she sang,

"Oh what I'd give for a hundred years
but the physical interferes"

She looked up at Che with a lost puppy face, as he gazed at her solemnly, his face sad.

"Every day more, O my Creator
what is the good of the strongest heart
in a body that's falling apart?
A serious flaw, I hope you know that"

Che backed away into the shadows, his face etched with sadness. Eva blinked away tears, and watched Che leave.

I just felt like doing another Evita based thing. I'm sorry for the lousy quality...I don't really have an excuse, I guess. Feel free to review.