First Kiss This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

March 12, 2008
His stubby fingers were intertwined with mine. Quietly we sat, hand in hand. The clammy air made his palms warm and slightly sticky. It didn’t matter – he was still adorable. The theater was almost empty, a bit darker than usual, making it feel more intimate.

Matt Damon’s body was sprawled across the screen, commanding any girl’s attention, but the only person I was interested in was next to me. I couldn’t even begin to tell you what that movie was about. There we sat, whispering to each other about absolutely nothing, making bets about everything. We seemed like best friends more than a couple.

Suddenly he grabbed my wallet. I tried to get it back but he refused. Pouting, I turned back to the movie, trying to prove how annoyed I was. On the screen, I caught a glimpse of Matt Damon passionately kissing his costar. For some reason my skin tingled and his grip tightened on my hand.

The whole kissing issue had not come up between us. Neither of us had done it before, so it was a somewhat foreign subject. Nervously, I turned to look at him. “I bet you won’t do that,” he teased, with a smirk on his face.

“I bet you won’t either,” I whispered, hoping to God and all his angels that he would.

“Two dollars says I will.”

“Fine, bet.”

My palms suddenly felt sweaty as he shifted his position in the seat. Oh my God, this is actually going to happen. I closed my eyes as he slowly leaned in. His full lips lightly brushed mine. I never imagined they would be so soft. Time seemed to stand still. My stomach dropped, and my adrenaline skyrocketed. I was at a loss for words. It was perfect.

He slowly pulled away, his lips curling into a smile. “See? I told you I would do it. Pay up, mug.”

Trying not to stutter, I replied as nonchalantly as possible, “I guess.”

Attempting to gain my composure, I turned to find my money. My hands shook. He didn’t know the effect he had on me. This new experience sent fire flowing through my veins. I wanted his lips on mine again, my first infatuation.

As I turned to hand him the wrinkled bills, he smiled and said, “That one’s on the house.”

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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mttrousdale said...
Sept. 1, 2010 at 6:57 am
Great job! I loved it! Check out my recent article in Nonfiction!
Lixxy_93 said...
Dec. 10, 2009 at 3:07 pm
that was soo sweet, ive already had my first kiss but mine wasnt as great as yours!
Kalene L. said...
Jun. 11, 2009 at 6:18 am
I loved every moment in this story. I have not had my first kiss yet. But when i do i wish for something like this. I loved every sentence, it made me smile. I give you props!
write4life said...
May 21, 2009 at 5:39 pm
I love how you brought the story to life!! and I can definitely relate--thats exactly how my best friend and i are :)
Fwisherman said...
Apr. 11, 2009 at 4:34 am
That was really nice. :)
I haven't kissed anyone yet, other than when i was like 7. But I hope that when i do, the girl feels like you did.
Mad13658 said...
Apr. 7, 2009 at 10:01 pm
That was so beautiful. The end was funny it was a great story.
luv bug said...
Mar. 28, 2009 at 10:09 pm
omg!!!!!that was amazing!!!i hope that happens to me one day!!
K T. said...
Mar. 21, 2009 at 1:42 am
great work. not many people could paint as vivid a pic as you did with such a short story. said...
Mar. 6, 2009 at 12:53 am
im (sadly) a lip virgin, so your story was quite beautiful to me. rly sweet, everything a girl like me could hope for. nice job. cute story.
GothicCrayons said...
Mar. 5, 2009 at 8:04 pm
Omg. Thats beautiful. It made the invisible butterflys in my stomach go into a frenzy. I would like to read more like this!! :D
booklover28704 said...
Feb. 28, 2009 at 6:41 pm
aw... its sweet and real life. i really liked it!
rand0m said...
Feb. 28, 2009 at 1:48 am
aww thats rlli sweet!!
tweedle dee said...
Feb. 21, 2009 at 8:04 pm
awww, that's sweet!
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