1. The Backbenchers!
I met him in college and we instantly became friends. I never thought it would turn into something more, but before I knew it, my heart would flutter when I saw him walking into the classroom. And a smile crept up on my lips on the days he dozed off on my shoulder during class. I had no clue whether he had feelings for me or not, but by the time third year approached, I knew it was now or never.
That cold day in December, I decided to take matters into my own hands and as we sat on the backseat of an empty classroom, mugging for a test. I turned to him and said, “Hey, you know how we can remember things faster?” He questioned, “How?” without looking up from his book. “By playing a game!” I smiled. “Are you out of your mind? We have an test in two hours and you want to play a game? I’m not interested!” he replied, still not looking up from his book. “Not even if it involves stripping?” I asked cheekily, and he instantly looked at me, his eyes growing wide and his face turning red. “What? What are you saying?”
“I strip for every correct answer and you do the same. Up for the challenge or not?” I asked.
He emphasised the fact that we were in a classroom and this was just absurd but agreed nonetheless. The game started and slowly we started stripping off the little things - my gloves, his muffler, our socks, my jacket...until we reached the moment when it was time for me to unbutton my shirt. My heart was racing and I could hear his breathing getting intense too. All of a sudden, the sexual tension was at an all time high. I looked at him and moved closer, so close that I was inches away from his lips. I could see that he was speechless... “Well you know, I’d love to go ahead with this...your place or mine?” For a few seconds we stayed that way until he muttered “mine” and gave me a quick peck on the cheeks with a wide grin on his face.
We’ve been to tons of places since then, but that backbench will always be our favourite!
2. Truth Or Dare?
Everyone knew we were a little more than friends. There was an evident spark whenever we exchanged glances. Call it infatuation or desire, we both knew we were playing with fire.
A simple game of Truth Or Dare turned our worlds upside down. All was going well, until the bottle stopped spinning. It pointed at the both of us. With a mischievous grin on his face and looking straight into my eyes, he asked me, "Truth or dare?" I boldly said, "Dare." He immediately said, "Kiss me." Without giving it a second thought, I stood up, walked over to him, lifted his chin up, and pressed my lips against his. Everyone couldn't help but stare in awe at us. Neither him or me seemed to mind the attention. In fact, it made the kiss a lot more passionate and memorable.
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3. Dirty Dancing
I had a major crush on a colleague of mine. He was handsome, kind and down-to-earth; in short, totally my type. As much as I wanted to, I could, however, never bring myself to confess my feelings for him. The timing just never seemed right!
Until one day, when both of us were invited to attend a mutual friend’s wedding. We went to the party dressed to the nines, and making full use of the confidence that only comes with a few shots of liquor down your throat, I finally asked him to dance with me. He seemed a little surprised, but his eyes told a different story altogether... We chatted quite a bit while slow-dancing to a number of old romantic songs. With his hands on my waist, the soft music in the background, I couldn’t have asked for a more romantic setting. I leaned in and kissed him! And he kissed me back, softly but passionately. It was the perfect start to what was to become a beautiful relationship.
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Published on Oct 16, 2016