By Loud Cancer
Two bodies lay side by side together on the grass. Looking up at the sky, they were trying to figure out what the clouds were shaped like.
"It looks like a rabbit." The girl said. She squinted, trying not to be blinded by the sun.
"Don't be silly. It's more like an elephant." The boy replied. His hand was held above his head towards the side, effectively shielding his face from the sun.
"How can a bunny and an elephant look alike? I still say it's a bunny." The girl's lips moved into a smile. They were always like this. Arguing over every single thing. They weren't real most of the time, more like debates that they usually have for fun. But the boy usually let her win. They were best friends, after all.
"Eli. That is definitely not a bunny. It has a long tail. Bunnies don't have long tails." The boy smirked, thinking he was going to win.
"Johnny. That tail isn't even connected to the cloud we're talking about." The boy's smirk instantly disappeared.
They stayed in silence for a bit more, allowing the suns warmth to caress their faces, until Eli turned to her side and face Johnny. Her head was on her hand and her elbow on the grass. She looked at him for a bit before opening her mouth to speak.
"I just realized something, Johnny." She said. Johnny shifted his eyes towards her face before lying on his side too.
"Oh?" Was all he said. His eyes trying to search her eyes for what she was thinking. She was never usually serious. Sure, quiet sometimes, but never serious. She was the joker in their partnership. He was usually the one trying to get her out of her hyper moods.
"And just what is it that you've realized?" He asked her, his right hand absently tugging at random strands of grass.
"We're graduating next week." Eli said, poking at the ground. A smile tugged at Johnny's lips and he turned his eyes back towards her.
"You've only realized this now?" He threw the random grass strands at her. She brushed them off her shirt before pursing her lips in his direction.
"Of course not. I wasn't done yet. You should have let me finish." She narrowed her eyes before looking back down on the ground, continuing her attack on the soil with her index finger, succesfully creating a few shallow holes.
"Continue then." Johnny said, trying to build a small pile of grass.
"We're graduating next week… and well, to be honest…" Eli trailed off, her eyes moving on random places. She was nervous, Johnny could see. He raised his left eyebrow.
"Spit it out, El."
"I haven't been kissed yet. And I know it sounds like such a petty problem, considering other people have problems larger than mine, but I was just thinking, you know? That I'm about to graduate and I'm probably the only girl in school who hasn't been kissed yet." She was too busy rambling that she didn't notice as color began to flood Johnny's cheeks. He shook his head before looking back at the grass.
"That isn't true. I bet you Mary Torres from chess club hasn't been kissed yet." He almost lost balance as Eli gave him a shove.
"Johnny! That wasn't very nice! Besides, she has. Collin from chemistry class? Yeah, I saw him kissing her under the bleachers." Eli looked, if even possible, more miserable. Johnny's eyes widened for a bit before becoming thoughtful again.
"Well… uhm…" He didn't know what to say. Usually, when things like this happened in the movies, the guy would usually just grab the girl and they would instantly start to make out. But this wasn't the movies, this was real life. He didn't want to scare Eli away. But boy, did he want to reach out and grab her.
"Silly problem, eh?" Eli chuckled nervously, "I don't know why I brought it up. I should have just kept my mouth—" she didn't have a chance to continue her sentence, seeing as Johnny's lips were currently pressed against her own.
It wasn't a rough kiss, it wasn't demanding or too much. It was gentle, sweet and just right. Eli's eyes widened for a moment before closing. He tasted like peppermint; probably from the gum he had been chewing earlier, and his lips were soft yet rough at the same time. They moved a bit agaisnt her own, applying pressure before slightly parting to that he could nibble her bottom lip, causing her to sigh into his mouth.
But just like that, as quickly as it had happened, he pulled away and was quickly pulling on random grass strands again.
"Erm…" Johnny coughed, "Sorry. I… Sorry…"
They both laid there in silence once again. Eli was thinking that maybe she was mistaken in believing that Johnny had feelings for her, while Johnny was thinking that maybe he had scared her.
"You didn't have to do that… I mean, I don't want you to think that I pressured you into it or anything." Eli mumbled.
"You… didn't. I did it of my own accord. Sorry if I, uhm, scared you." Johnny muttered back.
"You didn't." The two of them locked eyes again before Johnny turned away. They both turned back towards the sky, and everything was quiet before Eli cleared her throat.
"I just realized something else." She said. Glad to think that everything was back to normal, Johnny replied.
"Oh?" He felt a slight sense of déjà vu.
"Well. I've just realized that we're about to graduate, and I've only been kissed once. Pathetic, isn't it?" She turned her head to the side, allowing her mouth to curl into a mischievous grin.
"Only just a little bit." Johnny said, letting a smile touch his mouth as well. He let his eyes move towards her mouth and shifted just a tad bit closer.
"Well. It would be better if I graduated having been kissed twice, you know? Or more, but it doesn't really matter."
Johnny smirked and leaned in for a second kiss. Or more. Who was he to deny his best friends cry for help?
Authors Note: Hello. (: This is my first one shot, and I wasn't really sure if I could do it since I usually give up so easily. Remember Insanity, my old story? Anyway. I hope you guys like it, and it would be oh so wonderful if you left a review. (: It would really boost my confidence. Thank you ever so much. And thank you again for reading my story. TTFN. (:
May 17, 2008 - I added a few random sentences, edited the first kissing scene and fixed some typos. Nothing major. If you see anymore typos, please inform me. Enjoy. (: