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Monday, Dec 09, 2019

Kiss and run

My friend had never experienced a first kiss which was so sweet. But this was different - it was cute, says Nikhil Taneja.

sex-and-relationships Updated: Aug 09, 2008 23:27 IST
Nikhil Taneja
Nikhil Taneja
Hindustan Times

The other day, my friend and I were discussing relationships. My friend had a lot to say on the subject. He has gone around with a dozen girls already (he’s good looking and a flirt too). While most of his stories were about his conquests, one was rather cute.

Once he was dating a sweet and simple girl, unlike the others he has dated. Their personalities were poles apart. Their relationship didn’t last very long but he still cherishes its memories. My friend isn’t very shy. So far he hadn’t even met many shy girls. So this girl was different. She was extremely timid. She wasn’t sure about how to go about the relationship. So she would be taking advice constantly from her friends.

Holding hands
But after all that, she’d still be comfortable with just holding hands. My friend learnt how uncomfortable she was. Once, while watching a movie, she started crying during an emotional scene. My friend couldn’t bear to see her crying and tried to kiss her on her cheek. But she got very scared and she immediately told him that she had never been in a relationship before and he should behave like a gentleman with her.

Surprise gift
So he used to court her with chocolates, roses and teddy bears, and was content with just holding hands. One day, he had gone to drop her for her tuitions in a secluded lane. They were a little late, so the other students were already inside the teacher’s house. Just when he was about to leave, she told him that she had a surprise gift for him. She asked him to close his eyes. She, then, made a noise by opening her bag and closing it. My friend expected a book or a DVD as a gift. She always gifted him such things. But this time, things were different.

So sweet
His eyes still closed, his heart skipped a beat, when he felt her lips on his cheek. And when he opened his eyes, he saw his blushing girlfriend running inside to her teacher’s house, without even a backward glance at him. My friend had never experienced a first kiss which was so sweet. His first kisses had always been full of passion and intensity. But this was different — it was cute! He still remembers her running inside, too embarrassed to show him her face. The memory of that kiss always makes him smile. It made me smile too.