Disclaimer: I do not own the KND.
In the story they are all twelve. It has a small allusion to my 'Love Your Lip Gloss' story and a couple other pairings, but they're tiny.
Virginia Sims was scared out of her mind. Two days ago Numbuh 3 and Numbuh 5 had dared her at a sleepover to kiss her crush. Virginia was not one to back down from a dare. She had her pride. Even if it went out the window once she did the dare.
See, there was a catch. She had to kiss him in front of the two operatives, to prove she had actually done the dare. And Sector V was coming up to the Moonbase in an hour for a meeting, which she was attending.
But, not only were they meeting with Numbuh 362, Numbuh 60, Numbuh 86, and Numbuh 35, but right after that they were going home. Her only chance to kiss her crush, Numbuh 35, was at the meeting. In front of some of the KND's best operatives.
The next hour was going to be agony.
The meeting was coming to a close. For the past hour they had talked about ways to protect the Code Module. Numbuh 23 was here because she was known for being a strict safety officer. No kid was going to be hurt on her watch.
Right now, though, safety was one of the last things on her mind. She was so nervous she had started studying the others around her. She noticed that Numbuh 3 and Numbuh 4 were slightly closer to each other than everyone else, Numbuh 1's attention was always on Numbuh 362, and her mind had to be playing tricks on her, but it looked like Numbuh 60 was wearing Numbuh 86's lip gloss.
Virginia couldn't look at Numbuh 35. She considered him very cute, but what she had to do was taking a toll on her nerves. Out of the corner of her eye, she saw the spy of Sector V give her a look. It said, are you going to kiss him or not?
"Let's go get lunch," said Numbuh 362, ending the meeting. It was now or never for Virginia. She got up, went over to Numbuh 35, and kissed him on the lips. She heard a wolf whistle and a gasp, then tore away from the blonde boy she had a crush on and ran.
"Numbuh 23, come back!" she heard Bartie shout. She only went faster, afraid of answering the questions that he was going to ask. Turning down a corner she ran into a dead end.
Whirling around, she saw Numbuh 35 standing at the entrance to the hallway. He came up to her in a few quick strides.
"Why?" he asked, looking her straight in the eye.
"You know exactly why, Virginia," he said. Numbuh 23 knew he was serious. Bartie only ever called her by her real name when it was of the utmost importance.
"I was dared to kiss my crush by Numbuh 3 and 5 at a sleepover," she whispered, "and I had to do it in front of them. That's why I kissed you at the meeting."
"So that's what this is all about?" he murmured. Virginia nodded, looking away. Bartie took her face in his hands, turned her towards him, and kissed her again. She felt her knees go weak. Virginia had expected a reaction to her confession, but this was not it.
When Bartie broke away he stepped back, his face red. Rubbing the back of his head, he chuckled nervously.
"I guess that kind of says it all," he said.
"Uh-huh," she replied, slightly dazed.
"So, um, want to go get lunch together," asked Bartie, hopefully.
"Sure," said Virginia, snapping out of her daze and grinning widely. She grabbed Bartie's hand and led him down the hall, not caring who saw them.
She had Bartie, she didn't care what other people thought.
And that was that.
Any feedback is welcome. I have been interested in this pairing for a while, so I finally wrote a story about them. Hope you liked it.