The Farewell Kiss Under the Sky
We were sitting on the hood of his car listening to the sound of the waves crash. It was a lovely evening where for once there wasn’t any fog obstructing the night sky. Luckily this far out from the city the stars were endless. The warmth of his arm around me made butterflies spring into flight in my stomach.
It had been awhile since either of us had said anything and when the alarm on my phone went off telling me that if I didn’t leave in the next 10 minutes I was going to be grounded for life for breaking curfew, we both jumped.
“Sorry about that.” I said my cheeks red in embarrassment.
“Hey, don’t want you to get in trouble this close to prom.” He said as we scooted off the hood.
He took my hand and walked me back to where my car was parked a row back. What was it about him that just the simple circling of his thumb on the back of my hand made me weak in the knees?
Before I knew it, he was opening the car door for me and I turned to give him a hug and realized he was so close that I could feel his breath on my lips.
“So …” he said nervously, “I’ll see you at school tomorrow?”
“I’ll be there.” I breathed.
Then his lips were on mine, so light and careful. I threw my arms around him and pulled him closer, deepening the kiss. It was like lightning flashing through my veins. I couldn’t get enough of it. All too soon he pulled away and rested his forehead on mine.
“Damn. It’s only for the night, but …” He stepped back and continued, “I’ll see you tomorrow babe.”
“Bye.” I said smiling and sitting in the seat. He reached down and kissed me quickly one more time and gently closed the door.
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