First Kiss

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A girl is hoping to get her first kiss on a date at the movies, kind of long...

Submitted: November 04, 2018

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“First Kiss”

 

Her cherry flavored

lips

tried to make

themselves

as accessible

as possible

tilting her head

to the left

as she watched

the movie

giving him the

option

for a quick

kiss

without him

even having to

touch her body

to do so

not that she

was opposed

to a little

soft contact,

her friend had

said

“Nobody likes to

kiss,

dry lips”

so tonight

she went heavy

on the cherry

lip gloss

she had neglected

to ask her

friend

what flavor boys

liked

her friend

having kissed

three of them

so far

this earned her

the label of

expert

in their circle

of friends,

they were well

into the movie

and sitting pretty

close together

in the car

but she was

starting to think

it wasn’t going

to happen

for her

tonight

when she noticed

that he took

the drink

he was holding

in his right

hand

and transferred it

to his left

hand

clearing the space

between them

of any possible

obstructions

so he could

lean in

for a kiss,

that’s when she

felt

it only fair

to do her part

and give him

a clear approach

which was the

whole reason for

the head tilt

to the left

now she is just

waiting for him

to take it,

she couldn’t explain

why she felt

this first kiss

was so important

to her

she had debated

that very question

with herself

this past week

did she want

to be kissed

by this boy

because she thought

he was cute

which he was

or did she

just want to be

kissed

and see if

her whole world

would change

just like her

friend

said it would

she never did

come to an

absolute conclusion

deciding it was

just a little

bit of both,

he leans down

and reties his

shoes

which struck her

as some what

of an odd thing

to do

during a movie

but when he

rose back up

and arched his

back

in what he was

hoping

looked like a

natural stretch

she was ready

for him

leaning forward

just a little

so she could

help him with

this maneuver

so that when

his arm came

down

it could easily

rest around her

shoulders,

but he misjudged

the length of

his reach

his right arm

not able to

rise up enough

to clear her

head

as it swung

back

hitting her in

the face instead

with the back

of his hand,

not wanting to

take off his

jacket

before the movie

started

his reach was

quite limited

an un-talked about 

disadvantage

to wearing a

Letterman’s jacket

on a date

they can be

some what stiff

without very much

give,

he probably would

have made it

if he had

unbuttoned his

jacket

all the way

down

but he thought

that made it

look sloppy

besides

the big bold

R

on the front

of the jacket

tended to droop

when not buttoned

up

and he was

quite proud

of that letter

being the only

Sophomore

on the Varsity

basketball team

so the jacket

stayed on

and the buttons

snapped tight,

she would have

been able to

fend off his

unplanned attack

of his hand

to her face

had she kept

her eyes open

but she had

closed them

when she leaned

forward

thinking when she

leaned back against

his arm

and opened them

again

she would be

looking into the

deep blue

of his eyes

as he was

making his approach

for the kiss,

instead

she gets a

pinky

to the eye

not just once

but twice

when he makes

another

quick attempt

right after the

first

this time she

keeps her eyes

shut

as she pushes

her chin

into her chest

trying to give

him

an extra inch

of clearance

her forehead

catching the

brunt

of the blow

from the back

of his hand

in his failed

second attempt,

she tried her

best

to play off

that little melee

as if it didn’t

happen

drawing his

attention

to the big

screen

so he wouldn’t

notice

her left eye

starting to tear

up

as it refocuses

on the giant

images in

Technicolor,

she can see

he’s embarrassed

so she asks

him

a couple of

questions

about the movie

to try and

help him move

past this

she makes a

mental note

to ask her

friends

if they had

to work this

hard

just to get

a kiss

she wonders if

things would have

gone smoother

if he had just

challenged her

to a game of

one on one

in basketball

at least then

she would be

face to face

with him

and would have

got a couple

of free throws

for the hands

to the face

fouls

and she looks

pretty Damn

cute

in shorts

a fact she

wants duly

noted

in the record,

she gives him

a glance

having given up

on the head

tilt

to the left

he had gotten

quiet

paying more attention

to the movie

than to her

that edgy

nervousness

he had earlier

when he was

getting ready to

give her a

kiss

was gone

has he given

up

on the night’s

quest

well she hasn’t,

she gives him

a minute

pretends to be

lost in the

dialogue

between the soon

to be dead

girl

and her friends

in this very

predictable

slasher movie

then she gives

her body

a little shake

with a barely

audible 

“burr”

he looks over

with concern

“are you cold,

I could start

the engine

and turn on

the heater”

he says

“no,

you don’t need

to start the

car

maybe I could

just borrow

your jacket

till this chill

passes”

she says

as she gives

her body

one more little

shake,

without saying a

word

he swings open

his door

and jumps out

running his hand

down the front

of his jacket

unsnapping every

button

in one swift

fluid motion,

she smiles

as she watches

him

in action

his profile

lit up

from the back

light

of the movie

screen

as he slides

his jacket

off his frame

then leaning in

to the car

he carefully

drapes it over

the front of

her

lightly tucking

it in around

her shoulders

her fingers

emerge

from under the

jacket

on top of

his

helping to pull

it up

to her chin,

and it was

in this brief

moment

as he watched

the colors

reflected from the

movie screen

move across her

face

hiding her eyes

from his

time has no

presence here

as he looks

down a pond

her face

lost in its

perfect symmetry,

till the scene

on the screen

changes

casting a bright

swath of color

across her eyes

lighting up

their innocence

his mind void

of any thought

looking out from

inside of his

own dream

as his left

hand

slides from under

her fingers

to the car

seat above her

shoulder

supporting all

his weight

the two fingers

of his right

hand

find her ear

then lightly trace

a path along

her jaw line

stopping under her

chin

and with the

slightest degree

of pressure

possible

raises up her

mouth

to meet his

a sequence of

unplanned events

that just happened,

she was only

trying to get

him

out of his

jacket

never imagining

she would be

undressing him

to increase her

odds

of getting that

kiss,

she was touched

by his sweetness

not just handing

her

his jacket

but delicately

placing it over

her

no longer now

thinking about

that kiss

as she looks

up at him

as he leans

over her

his face in

a shadow

the bright lights

from the movie

blazing all around

him

then the movement

on the screen

causes her to

look past him

the serial killer

chasing a well

built coed

through a dark

forest

instinctively

her fingers poke

out

from under the

jacket

to help pull

it up to her

chin

finding them

on top of

his

a different kind

of chill

rushes through

her body

causing a little

shake

this one

wasn’t under her

control,

she felt helpless

as if the night

had cast a

spell on her

when she felt

him

pulling his fingers

away

from underneath

hers

she wanted to

stop him

and keep them

pressed tightly

against her

but she couldn’t

move

or speak

like she was

watching this moment

play out on

flim

unable to change

the outcome

his unexpected

soft touch

to her ear

slowed everything

down

the frames of

her life

silently

clicking by

only one

at a time

snapshots

of the night

she’s living in,

when his fingers

drifted along her

face

they left behind

a heat signature

an almost visible

trail

from her ear

to her chin

and when his

fingers stopped

her head began

to tilt upwards

his face now

illuminated

a foot away

from hers

as the lights

of a passing

car

bring it into

sharp focus

for her

and though he

never paused

as he began

leaning down

to her

she looked into

his eyes

for what felt

like forever

her lips

slightly parting

on their own

as they met

his,

a thousand

little things

flooded

into her mind

during this

time

looking for answers

from her

then rushing back

out

leaving only a

couple of

recognizable

questions behind

before the next

wave of questions

came crashing in

an ever changing

tidal pool

of thoughts

drenching her mind

as his lips

slowly pulled away

from hers,

his face then

disappearing

into the on

coming

bright lights

of the movie

her eyes still

pointed forward

as he climbs

back into his

seat

he also turns

most of his

attention

to the action

on the big

screen

except for the

bit

that was directed

to his right

hand

that was stealthily

inching it’s way

towards her left

hand

which jumps

from her side

and tackles his

hand

at the shriek

of another

very beautiful

but quite slow

coed

getting caught

by the killer,

they both watched

her desperate

struggle

their fingers

intertwined

as they talked

to each other

without words

letting the slight

tugs and pressures

of their fingers

say what they

both were feeling

till the storyline

of the movie

took them to

a young couple

kissing

for the very

first time

and as if on

cue

they both turned

from the screen

leaned in and

kissed the other

then resumed their

pursuit

of following

the killer

who was sneaking

up

on his prey,

till the first

words

after the first

kiss

were finally spoken

in the car

“you taste like

cherries”

he said

“do you like

cherries?”

she said

“more than I

ever knew”

he replied

as he squeezed

her hand

just a little

tighter

causing her to

give him a

smile,

the kind of

smile

he could feel

in the dark…

 

Tom Allen…11-03-2018…


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