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[[caption-width-right:170:[-''Gee, you sure look pretty. The landing? We can think about that later.''-] ]]

Our heroes appear to be falling to their doom, from a very tall height, but they don't seem to be too worried because they are in LOVE. Instead of panicking, they will probably hold hands while falling and share a heartwarming moment. There may even be significant plot development.

They will usually be saved by an improbable occurrence, or an ally that was there all along [[CatchAFallingStar swooping in to save them]]. In the latter case, the situation is treated as if the ally's appearance is an extremely lucky coincidence, even if they were [[IdiotBall Right There]] in the moments leading up to The Fall. Or like in the ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' example, one of the characters knows how to fly, and was just temporarily shocked into falling.

This is very closely related to FlightOfRomance, with the difference that the heroes aren't in control of their "flight" at all, and the viewer is usually unsure whether they should be awed by the sweetness of the moment, or seriously concerned for the character's lives. Fortunately, it's NotTheFallThatKillsYou.

Often there's some variation of HeadbuttOfLove, and AlmostKiss. May result in a NowOrNeverKiss, or a DyingDeclarationOfLove, although in this trope the characters usually do NOT worry like someone really about to die, or just don't think about it much at all, because ThePowerOfLove will save them, obviously.
Related: LoveFloats.

Compare FreeFallFight, for the less-lovey-more-fighty version of the trope.

[[folder: Anime ]]

* Happens more than once in ''Anime/EurekaSeven''. These kids don't seem at all fazed to find themselves skydiving with no parachute. In fact, just falling isn't dangerous enough, so in the [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3otgd_koukyoushi-hen-eureka-seven-opening_creation#.UQDeIfL-iSp third opening]] this happens in the middle of a FreeFallFight.
* ''Anime/SpiritedAway'': A very beautiful example with other creatures and teardrops of happiness accompanying the heroes. Also a plot-relevant moment, as the main "reveal" in the movie is what triggers The Fall.
* At the end of another Ghibli movie - ''Anime/TheTaleOfThePrincessKaguya'' there is a sequence that starts as this trope. After narrowly missing the ground, the characters take off on a flying dream sequence.
* ''Anime/{{Kamichu}}'' - Since the show is heavily inspired by Ghibli movies - the first episode naturally involves a love confession while falling in slow motion. Near the ground, the spell breaks and they splash down into the school pool.
* In the ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' anime, when [[spoiler: Haruhi falls off of a bridge while trying to convince Tamaki not to leave for France and he jumps off after her]]. It's a slow-motion fall that's quite romantic until the splash.
* The very end of ''Anime/{{REDLINE}}'' ends in a flying kiss. No, we won't tell you who it involves, or how they got in the air, because you need to see something that awesome for yourself.
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' Between Kirito and Lizbeth in episode 7 of the anime. After escaping a dragons nest by [[DragonRider hitching a ride on its inhabitant]], the two free-fall down to the surface with a [[SceneryPorn BEAUTIFUL]] Aincrad sunrise in the background. As they fall, Lizbeth confesses to Kirito, but he can't hear her over the sound of the wind.
-->'''Lizbeth:''' Hey Kirito! You know what?\\
'''Kirito:''' What?\\
'''Lizbeth:''' [[StealthPun I think I'm falling]] in love with you!\\
'''Kirito:''' What was that?\\
'''Lizbeth:''' [laughing as she hugs him] Nevermind!
* The SignatureScene of ''Anime/TokyoMarbleChocolate'' using the Tokyo tower as the backdrop, and it's a DreamSequence.


[[folder: Manga ]]

* ''Manga/ImmortalRain'' Chapter 30: The main heroes reunite after [[spoiler:being separated for a year]], he leaps high (like, hundreds of feet!?!) into the air with her in his arms, while escaping danger. It's very sweet, there's a great view and fireworks (literal ones). But how they're going to land safely is never mentioned or explained. They're happily sitting on some grass in the next panel. Part of a larger NotTheFallThatKillsYou recurring trope in this work.
* ''Manga/KamisamaKiss'' has a BelligerentSexualTension variant of this occur between Tomoe and Nanami after he accidentally drops her off a skyscraper.


[[folder: Fan Works ]]

* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Iris mentions to Misty that Dragonite often do this for courting.


[[folder: Films -- Animated ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/ShrekFourD'' has Shrek and Fiona falling beside a waterfall, saved by lady dragon.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'' where Scrat and Scratte both appear to be doing this... but then it turns out to be part of Scratte's plan to steal Scrat's acorn.


[[folder: Films -- Live-Action ]]

* ''Film/SuperheroMovie'' turns this into a OverlyLongGag. "This is a really tall building!"
* Between James Bond and Madeleine in the opening credits of ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', {{foreshadowing}} their escape from a rigged building in the film's climax.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In the first ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' game, after a FreeFallFight in the playable intro-scene, Bayonetta and Jeanne go BackToBackBadasses as they plummet from the remains of the Umbra Clock Tower. They survive, of course, but ''how'' they survive is never shown. This then becomes a CallBack later on after the FinalBoss, once again Bayonetta and Jeanne are back to back in the exact same pose (with the exact same diologue), and again, they survive with nothing shown of how they managed to pull it off. While love is certainly between them, its implied to be a very strong sisterly/platonic sort of love ... [[LesYay maybe]].
* At the end of Stage 6 in ''VideoGame/SinAndPunishmentStarSuccessor'', Isa and Kachi share a tender moment together...while falling towards a volcanic crater filled with lava.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Secret of My Excess," Spike confesses his love for Rarity while they're both falling. She cuts him off and smiles to let him know that she knew all along.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' season 6 episode 7 "Food Chain," Finn confesses his love to his lady-worm bride as they fall to their doom, probably to be eaten by a bird. I know that previous sentence doesn't make much sense, but that's just how the show is.


[[folder: Real Life ]]

* The famous mating dance of the bald eagle ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAwcoFoAk_k example here]], set to [[Music/{{Adele}} appropriate music]]); the two birds will lock talons and drop from the sky in a spiraling free fall together. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming It's beautiful]].
* Certain romantically-minded daredevil humans recreate this trope in real life by proposing or getting married mid-air. Here is just one example of [[https://youtu.be/IpoyBFMY3PM a skydiving wedding.]]