The Setup.. It’s our first date, some months in the future after we’ve managed to run into each other several times at several different events, he finally asks me out. We decide to play some mini-golf.
It’s around the second to last hole, that conversation becomes strained. Neither of us is talking which is highly unusual.
I am stressing myself out about it. I actually like that I feel relaxed enough around Pierce that I can be quiet, but I’m afraid he’ll see me as boring or worse that I’m bored with him. Finally he speaks.
“You’re being awfully quiet.” He jokes with a big smile on his face.
Its impossible not to catch his smile, and so I grin back at him.
“I’m sorry, I’m a bit preoccupied.” I try to hide the slight embarassed blush that I know is creeping along my face.
“Mini-golf isn’t that challenging, so what’s got your tongue? Is it work?” He’s genuinely concerned and wanting to help with whatever is the problem, but also seeing the blush, he’s curious.
“No no… work is fine.” I say as I hold my putter judging just where to stand and how hard to hit the ball. “I’m just preoccupied with this problem I’m trying to figure out how to solve.”
“Oh? Maybe I can help.”
I laugh, “I’m sure you can” and shoot him a look with a clear glint in my eye and mischevous smile.
“Well, tell me then.” He’s now much less concerned, and much much more curious.
“Well, see my mind is completely preoccupied with wanting to kiss you. And not quite sure how to solve it.”
He snickers slightly, “Hmm that is a problem. But I am quite sure it is solveable. Though I don’t really see much problem in it.”
“Well, see for starters, its quite impossible to do with you being over there.” I say as I adjust my stance again, pretending to be concentrating on my shot.. but if I’d have been pretending to read a book, the book would have been upside down for all the true attention I was paying to what I was doing.
Pierce then walks over to me, and stands very close in front of me. His left leg on the right side of my putter, his right leg on the left side of my putter, and my hands just barely a half inch away from his crotch as I held my putter.
I looked up at him and met his gaze. Having him so close made my pulse go all haywire. I was excited, scared, and wanting to run.. but immobile.
“There. Does that solve the problem for you then?” He said with a sly grin teasing me as his face was now just inches from mine.
“Well yes that does make it much much more possible. But I didn’t really tell you the real problem.”
“Oh?” He raised one eyebrow in curiousity.
I look into his eyes to deliver my confession, “See, what I really want is for you to kiss me..” which I barely get out before his hand moves up and lightly brushes my cheek on its way to the back of my neck. His fingers planted themselves at the back of my neck gently pulling me forward, while his thumb pressed just lightly under my jawbone to direct my face up leaving my lips easily accessible.
Then his lips possessed mine in a light caress that deepened to restrained desire.
The kiss stopped as abruptly as it began, and it affected us both equally. There was a brief moment of mutual silence as we regained our proverbial footing.
“So, did that solve the problem?” He teased playfully as he removed his hand from my neck.
“No.. not really” I replied as I let go of my putter and wrapped my arms around his neck pulling him in for another kiss. He wrapped his arms around me, and we kissed the kind of kiss that parents shield their kids from viewing. The kind of kiss that if it was feasible would allow clothes to fly off with a single thought.
This time it was I who ended the kiss abruptly. Moved my hands back to my putter, and said…
“Ok, I’m good now… Hmm you’re in a compromising position, you might want to move before I putt”
I pretended to be all about golf, and giggled when he grumbled slightly as he realized our makeout session was over.
But as our eyes met after my shot, one look confirmed.. the only thing between us and being naked.. was golf.
We quickly finished the last hole, and went to his place. We drive separately, and he’s waiting outside for me when I drive up. We embrace, kiss, and don’t really stop until we’re finally inside.
Things start to get fuzzy around this part.. but I remember running my hands down his chest and then sliding his shirt up over his head.. (and there.. hot and bothered.. it ends).