The heat that rose from our bodies as we sat at either end of the lounge watching a movie caused a beautiful warmth in the room that made it feel so safe in comparison to the cold and windy weather outside. We sat watching the characters on the screen going about their daily business. Then all of a sudden with no warning some thunder erupted furiously outside and in a startled haste I jumped up and moved closer to my friend, wrapping my arms around her for security. We stayed like this, with her in my arms as the film continued. At the end of it, while the credits rolled up the screen I looked over at my friend. The profile of her face was slightly illuminated by the glow of the tv, her eyes watching the screen intently as though searching for something within the sea of names. I slowly and cautiously moved my hand down her arm to her delicate hand, lingering slightly on her arm on the way down. She didn’t move at all. I slowly leant over and exhaled softly on her neck and then felt the affect of this through the goose bumps that had appeared on her arms. I leant a little closer and kissed her on the cheek. I started to pull away in case she didn’t want this to be happening, but before I could, she grabbed me and kissed me. It was the most beautiful thing imaginable. It was what I always imagined out first kiss to be like. I felt warmth spread over every inch of my body as it reacted to her soft lips on mine. I felt like I was glowing. I leant over to kiss her again but before my lips could reach hers she jumped up, pushing me away in the process. She ran up to her room and slammed the door. I felt as though she had just slammed the door in my face. I could hardly breathe. I felt the tears welling up in my eyes. I knew she needed space and so did I, so I got up and ran out the door and into the pouring rain. I ran blindly down the street with tears pouring down my face, nearly unable to breathe. I reached a nearby park and sat down on a swing. I slowly swung back and forth and I found my breath again and tried to rid myself of the tears. My head was overflowing with what had just happened. What had just happened? Truthfully I didn’t know. All I know is that I had been sitting there with my best friend watching a movie. I kissed her on the cheek like we had done a million times before, but this time her reaction was different. It was the one I only ever dreamed of. She kissed me back, more passionately, and on the lips. I then went to return the kiss and she flipped out and ran off. This was my fault. I shouldn’t have kissed her. I shouldn’t have moved closer. I shouldn’t have done anything. Oh, what had I done? How could I have been so stupid? Why did I do it? But then my thoughts turned to her. How would she be feeling right now? She had just been unexpectedly kissed by her best friend. How could I have been so stupid? I knew what I had to do. I had to go back and talk to her about it. Get things sorted out. We have always been close enough to talk about anything. I slowly got up off the swing and started to walk towards her house. My walk became brisk before I broke into a run to get back to her house. Something didn’t feel right.