and then as we took right from under the cold lamppost, he unhurriedly brought his body near to mine through his sweatshirt as if, he was trying to put me close to his breathing, and his hands trying to search for mine in the intense darkness of the moonlight.
He with leisure in his eyes looked at me and murmured to sit with him on the lonely bench by the corner of the town park under the silhouette of cherry blossom,
The mild drifting zephyr was touching my cheeks and then his as if was enabling us to touch.
My Heart and My Breathe were running and my eyes couldn't find a sight to rest, I was all that one may call as anxious and this wasn't only me, he was sweating too and then summoning all his courage he offered me his pair of earphones to share with him over his favorite muse, I held them and put one into my ear he played a song and I couldn't resist looking at him, maybe my eyes finally found what they were looking for.
Then slowly he grabbed my hand and pulled me closer to his heartbeat, I could hear "our" hearts beating, they were as if in synchronization, and with this, he made his lips meet my cheeks and then shifted towards my lips, I closed my eyes telling him that I was ready and then he slowly pressed mine against his.
On our second date, Ivy and I decided to spend our evening with a long walk in our local park. It was spring. The flowers were freshly bloomed and the trees resembled the ones from a beautiful painting. It felt like Earth had rushed through all the seasons just so it could rain petals on our second date.
The park bench where I used to see her resting during my daily morning walks was now holding me beside her. Although it was wide and spacious, she sat a little closer to me and our bodies would've been touching if not for the layers of clothes between us. The space left on the bench could have holded 3 more of us.
Her right hand was clasped into mine and her side of the head was resting on my shoulder. I could see her dark brown hair from the corner of my eyes, and she could see her left hand resting on my palms. But both of our eyes were fixated at a couple of ducks swimming in the near-by pond. Both of them white as clean teeth, floating above the surface like lotuses in a dirty swamp. It was an innocent sight until they started poking their beaks into each other's.
"Look" She tapped on my hand, quickly but softly, and pointed towards them. "They're kissing!" She announced it with a childlike excitement.
"No" I shrugged." I'm pretty sure they're having a fight". I tried to mask my awkwardness with more of it.
"No, you dumbo" She laughed. "That's how they kiss." She relocated her eyes at my face and asked me with utter curiosity, "When was your first kiss?" She held her gaze with patience, waiting for a beautiful first kiss story.
With zero kisses under my belt, I chewed into my words and gargled them out. "Never had one." And then a few more, "but.." I paused. " I know it's near. It might visit me any moment, maybe this year. Surely this year! Or even this month. Hell, it could be arriving at the end of this week. We never know."
"Or even at this moment" She whispered in the softest of voices.
And between her silence and voice, I always preferred to be washed away by her sweet words but this one particular instance, I opted for her silence. This time I wanted her lips to move but not with the intention of making a sound, but with the objective of forming an alliance with mine. But this was all going inside my mind, outside it was a complete different case.
"I...." My heartbeat ran so fast, I could hardly gather words and throw them out across my mouth. "I....uhhh...uhmmm" Then I started acknowledging I had a cute girl sitting very close to me. "huh?"
Veryyyyy close to me. "Uhmmmm...yeaa..."
" Heeeheee." She giggled under her breath. "You're so cute!" She stood up from the bench and leaned over to me. "Come here, let's award you with your first kiss!" And those were the last words that came out of her mouth before she pressed her lips against mine.
"Is..it..strawberry?" My immediate response. I liked strawberry before. I liked it even more now.
"Shhhhhh." She pulled her lips out and smiled. "No more talking" And then she pressed them back in.
Upon touching her lips, I felt a rush of warmth blazing out of her mouth and piercing straight into my heart. Her gentle lips were caressing my innocent pair and teaching them how to unfurl love. I couldn't resist stretching my hands around her and wrapping her in my embrace. And she took the cue and completed the hug.
I believed her lips were destined to sit on mine in that very moment just like the petals sitting on the park soil. And it really felt like it was spring; on Earth and in my mind.
bhagyshreSuch a good narration ...omggggggg Specially that part when he replies to her question about his first !!!!
_ghar_This is so damn beautiful.... It feels like this post is made out of fragments of LOVE itself...This is one of the best thing i've ever read...My heart was just melting while I was going through each line...Huhhhh..Oh my freaking god..✨