Friday, November 2, 2012

our story [part 12]

Read Part 11 here.  Or head over to the Love Story tab at the top to read the whole thing!  [Disclaimer: I have been kinda nervous about posting this one, so if you're not in a sappy mood, go ahead and skip over it!]

The next day was Friday.  I went to work, desperately wanting to hear from Tim but unwilling to make the first move.  I didn’t have to wait long.  Around 10:00am, I got a text from him asking if I would like to come over to his house that night and watch a movie.  The prospect of sitting close to him on a couch was an exciting one, so I happily accepted.

I drove home after work, ate a quick dinner, and immediately drove over to his house.  He opened the door and greeted me with a smile and a hug.  We talked about our respective days for a few minutes, and I once again appreciated his attention and insight.  Finally, we decided it was time to watch a movie.  After some deliberation, we settled on Transformers.  We sat down on the couch and he once again put his arm casually around my shoulders, and for the second time in not so many hours, I wondered if my lungs were functioning correctly.

Tim made a sarcastic comment about a character in the movie, and as I laughed, we made eye contact.  My laughing stopped abruptly as I realized how close our lips were.  My breathing became erratic as he touched my chin gently.  Then, with a smile, he turned his attention back to the movie.  We both went back to pretending that nothing out of the ordinary was going on between us, but the tension was unmistakable.  The eye contact happened a few more times, and each time our lips got a little closer, but each time, he would smile and turn back to the movie.

I wondered if I had been misreading his intentions.  Maybe he was nervous.  Or maybe he was just teasing me.  Or maybe…maybe he didn’t actually want to kiss me.  Just as I had resolved to stop worrying about it, he turned his head, rotated my chin toward him with his thumb and forefinger, and pressed his lips to mine.  After just a few short seconds, he pulled back and I opened my eyes.  We smiled.  He moved his hand around the back of my neck and slowly leaned in again.  Never had a kiss felt so sweet or so sincere.

He pulled back and looked into my eyes.  We both smiled and let out a little laugh.

“I have been wanting to do that,” he said softly.

It’s incredible how that first kiss opens the floodgates to every conversation you’ve always wanted to have together but never with the right opportunity.  How you felt the first time he held your hand.  That you wondered why he let go.  How he wanted to keep ahold of your hand but wanted to make sure you were in the same place as he was.  That he’d completely rearranged his schedule that night so he could make it to the lecture with you.  How absolutely beautiful he thought you were when he met you for the first time again.  When you became interested in each other.  Every little detail you’d both wanted to say but couldn’t.

Before I left, I offhandedly mentioned that I was going to one of Katie’s service projects early the next morning and invited him to come.  He told me that he would most definitely be there.

I drove home that night with a happy heart, warmth flooding throughout my body.  I had a really good feeling about all of this.

And I couldn’t wait to see him in the morning.


Jamie Mo said...

I think this is my favorite post so far! It reminds me of the feelings I had when I was dating Paul! It's totally true that you can finally talk about things you weren't able to before that first kiss!

Annie Citrine said...

You, my dear, are a wonderful writer. And every time I see you've posted the next segment if your story I get super excited! You should probably wait to post freakishly adorable ones like this until after work hours are over so I don't have to get all teary eyed at my desk!

The Muse said...

I love all kinds of sap. Especially this one.

katilda said...

When they make a movie out of this I get to choose who plays my role of supporting actress, mmmmk?

elise said...

new[est] follower. loving this post and your blog! can't wait to keep following along!

stop by sometime!