Flash Fiction Friday
It would be their first kiss. Meredith was nervous about it, too. What if he wasn’t any good at it? She liked Todd so much that the disappointment might kill her. He had to be a good kisser. She nodded, hoping her faith was strong enough to make it true. Having kissed her fair share of toads, she knew how few men knew what to do with their tongues. Some were so sloppy, she had to fight to keep from gagging. You knew it was bad when she had to wipe the back of your hand across your mouth to clear away all the spit. Meredith shuddered just thinking about it.
Shaking her head fiercely, she decided that if Todd wasn’t as good as she hoped that she would give him lessons. No, she wasn’t a kissing expert, but she knew a few things. She’d certainly never gotten any complaints from the toads. Footsteps sounded as Todd walked into the living room carrying two glasses of wine. He handed one to her as she sat beside her on the couch. She took a sip and smiled appreciatively at the sweet yet tart flavor.
“So, what did you want to do?”
Her eyes widened at the question, immediately visualizing locking lips with him. She gnawed on her lower lip and again tried not to worry.
“What’s wrong?” He rubbed her back, and she sighed.
She took another long sip of wine for courage. ”I guess I’m a little nervous.”
Should she be honest with him? How would he react to such a silly worry? Taking a deep breath, she spoke before she could change her mind. ”I’m worried about our first kiss.”
He nodded. ”Me too.”
That surprised her. ”Really?”
Todd threw an arm over the back of the couch behind her and nodded. ”Sure. Most of the women I’ve kissed had no idea what they were doing. I even had one lick my teeth.” He shuddered at the memory, and she laughed.
“Licked your teeth?” It made her problems with kissing seem small. ”Well, I promise I won’t ever lick your teeth.”
He moved closer and whispered in her ear. ”There are other things you can lick.”
She turned sharply and met his gaze, though his nearness made it impossible to focus. She breathed him in and decided that the wait was over. They would both decide here and now if their relationship would progress to the next level. Both their mouths were open and less than an inch apart, so it was easy to begin that kiss. Gentle at first, letting their lips glide over each other, getting used to the feel of their skin.
The tips of their tongues tentatively met, both hesitant to invade the other’s mouth. Now that she knew he was also judging her, she was nervous to go too fast, but his tongue sent shock waves through her body. His arm slid around her waist to pull her closer, and her hands slid up his chest to wrap around the back of his neck. She sighed into his mouth as the kiss deepened. Then it was over, and Todd pulled back to look into her eyes. Her mouth was still open, and her breaths came in pants as she returned his intense stare.
“Damn, that really sucked.”
Crestfallen, she let her hands fall away from him. ”What?” She had finally found a guy who could turn her on with a mere kiss, and he was the one who didn’t like the way she kissed? How ironic was that? ”I’m sorry.”
Todd laughed and tightened his arm around her. ”Damn, don’t apologize. I like a woman who knows how to suck.”
It was then she realized her worry had made her hear him wrong, and she laughed with him. ”Well, then, let’s try it again.”
This time when their lips and tongues met, the worry was gone.