It All Started In A Dark Closet
It all started in a dark closet. This was NOT the way I wanted my first kiss to be. Every girl grows up thinking of her first kiss being this magical moment, but here I was, in a dark closet with the boy across the street shivering with fear as he leaned toward me.
It started with an innocent game of the infamous, "Truth or Dare" game. I was 13, how did I know that things could go horribly wrong? My best friend, who considered herself soooo much more "experienced" than I, dared me to kiss *Justin*, the neighbor boy, on the lips in the closet. I thought to myself "why the closet?" but I think she was trying to get me to back out, so she wouldn't have to deal with the dare dealt out by me after this fiasco.
So, being the brave pre-teen that I was, marched into that closet like I owned it and had done it a million times before this. The minute *Justin* followed me was the minute I began to panic. He closed the door and I hurriedly said to him "Okay, can we just NOT do this and say we did?", but he replied in the most calm voice, "Don't worry about it, it's not a big deal, let's just do it and get it over with, I'll be nice, I promise".
Those words echoed in my head as he leaned into me. I faked that I lost my balance so I could back away and not appear completely dorky, but to no avail. I felt him grab my shoulders and his lips touched mine in a way that your mother kisses you. There was NOTHING romantic about it by any measure.
I said to him "yeah, that was easy.. you were right!" Of course, if I hadn't opened up my stupid mouth and threw out the green light, the massacre that followed would've never happened. He grabbed my face and jammed his tongue down my throat like he was attempting to massage my esophagus. And the teeth... oh God, the teeth. It was if I had ran full force, mouth-open into a Dodge. Afterward, he leaned over and said, "I've really liked you for awhile now, I'm so glad that we are here together...so was I your first kiss?" I replied "No... I've had a few before you and they were waaaay better than that!"
I opened the closet, walked right back to where I was sitting down before, plopped my butt into the chair, looked at my best friend and said "Okay... my turn".