My buzzer rang at 7:55.
Adrian was five minutes early, but thankfully I was ready. I ran into my room to give myself one last glance in the mirror. We were going to the movies, so I kept it cute/casual: black leggings, a grey cowl-neck tunic, pink heels and a pink clutch. My hair was pulled back into a ponytail and my makeup was pretty neutral. I opened my door and Adrian greeted me with a long hug, “you look pretty” he said, and then he kissed me on the cheek.
Adrian purchased the tickets ahead of time so we didn’t have to wait in line and when I stepped onto the escalators to go the the 4th floor, he stood on the step right behind me. “You smell nice,” he said, brushing his nose against my shoulder. Its so funny how being close to someone for the first time brings a sense of nervousness and excitement. I felt giddy.
Adrian looked at his watch, “we’ve got twenty minutes until the movie starts, are you hungry?”
“Not really,” I replied, which was the truth, I’m not a huge fan of movie food. I noticed people coming out of an outdoor patio area that was eye level with the times square lights. “Do you want to check that out?”
“Sure,” Adrian said, leading me through the doors by the small of my back. I swear, there is something about when a man touches the my lower back… its like, magical or something. Am I the only one who feels this way?
Anyway, walking onto the outdoor deck on a summer night was a pretty straightforward setting for a first kiss, but I wasn’t sure if it would happen.
We stood outside talking about everything and nothing and this is where things get fuzzy. I think Adrian was talking about his plans for grad school when he reached up and ran his fingers through my ponytail. “I like your hair,” he said. He must have read the How to Get CeCe to Fall For You handbook, because playing with my hair is also magical to me.
Between the lower back touching and playing with my hair, I was like putty in Adrian’s hands. I couldn’t think of anything to say, so just smiled, looked him in his eyes… and then he kissed me.