While I was writing it, I had a bit of a giggle thinking of how dorky I really was back then, the class had a laugh at my anecdote too!
So here goes:
My first kiss was on my best friend’s driveway with a boy I’d known for seven months. We met in true grade eight fashion; at a social school dance. We were an all girls school, they were the all boys school. A match made in educational heaven.
We danced, 30 centimetres apart, respectively; rigid, courteous and feeling bloody awkward. Who would’ve known that but a short seven months later we’d finally build our courage and go in for a kiss.
My friend had been planning a “party”, another first for me; cordial and chips were plentiful and although there were no adult substances like alcohol in our midst, having our own party at 13; we felt so grown-up.
I’d been planning the kiss with my friend throughout the week; we’d gossip through maths class, through science class, through all the classes about how it was going to go. I persuaded her that she had to watch us all night so that at the moment he swept me away to plant me a big one, she would play that Sixpence None the Richer song, “Kiss Me.” Incredibly lame. She agreed, but it never happened. Thank God. The only benefit that song would’ve had on the experience is to make this story all the more cheesier!
So the moment came. We walked down her pitch black driveway, away from the other 30 or so pre-pubescent kids, who were awkwardly chatting and sipping on coke.
I can’t recall what was said before, but we kissed, it happened, it was over. All in a matter of seconds. What had been accumulating for more than half a year passed in a brief smooch. It wasn’t that interesting, and even after the kiss, the awkwardness hadn’t subsided.
I clumsily looked at him, smiled, revealing the train-tracks lining my slowly straitening teeth and said, “What was it like to kiss someone with braces?”
He laughed and said, “It was good.”
That was my first kiss. Things have thankfully progressed since then.
I don’t have braces anymore.
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