First Kiss


Boo had no idea what she was thinking, she was only doing.

She stepped on the Torres' driveway and gingerly made her way through until she met the door.

She couldn't believe what just happened.

Charlie had kissed her.

Charlie Segal kissed her.

He was her first kiss and she felt naturally happy.

Boo just didn't understand why she couldn't kiss him back.

She also didn't understand why she was standing in front of Sasha's door.

Realizing where she was, Boo silently backed away.

"Boo?"

She turned swiftly and was met with Sasha's lips dangerously close to hers. Sasha backed up, her face burning.

"What are you doing here?"

"I just, I wanted to talk to you."

Sasha peered through her door and went through the back. She called out, "Are you coming or not?"

Boo followed her through the garden, tip toeing through daisies and tulips. Flowers were everywhere, leading a trail from the side of the yard. The house had a mask to hide whatever ugly was inside.

Just like Sasha had.

Sasha pointed at the swings.

"Here, we can sit."

Boo stared at the scenery laid in front of her. She had never been in Sasha's backyard before, it was beautiful and serene. Boo smiled, she knew secrets would be safe in here.

"So."

"So."

"You said you wanted to talk."

"Oh right!" Boo felt a sting crawling up her face. She noticed Sasha staring at her with an expression no one could read.

"Charlie kissed me."

"Oh."

"Yeah."

Sasha tapped her fingers on the swing's metal frame, "Did you, did you like it?"

Boo shifted in her seat, "Well, yes. I mean, how could I not feel happy? I liked him for years, but it just- it just didn't feel… right." She looked at her friend for help, but she just sat there taking it all in. Sasha was quiet and it bothered Boo. "Can you say something?"

"What did your heart do when he- when he kissed you?"

Boo bit her lip, "It raced, naturally. But I've never been kissed, so I guess it's just a natural feeling."

Boo could feel Sasha's gaze on her now. "I just don't know how I'm feeling about him, you know?" Boo paused, "Is that bad?"

"It's not bad," Sasha whispered.

They sat there for a couple more seconds before Boo decided it was enough.

"I've gotta go."

Sasha looked up and smiled. She lead Boo out through the little trail and sighed.

Boo stood there and waited. Waited for what?

Sasha stood in front of her, Boo could see her grey eyes, filled with sadness and anger.

"Thanks for talking to me."

"That's what friends do."

Friends. Boo didn't like the sound of it.

She saw Sasha bend down and reach for a tulip. She handed it to Boo before heading inside.

"Goodnight Boo."

And she closed the door, leaving Boo feeling giddy and tingling, it was something Charlie's kiss would have never done.