Happy New Year!
This is the last fic of the year! Next fic will be posted Jan. 11th
Okay, tonight’s the night, we’ve been dancing around each other all year, he felt his palms get sweaty as he tried to psyche himself up, starring at the girl from across the room. It’s New Years Eve for Christs’ sake, people always kiss on New Years… don’t they? He took a deep breath, wiping his hands on his pants, okay, here we go.
He took a step forward, before being stopped by his – extremely drunk – friend, Pete.
“Hey, Dave!” even over the blaring music he could tell his friend was yelling, “You kiss ‘er yet?”
The brunette promptly smacked his hand across Petes’ mouth and dragged him a few feet away, shaking his head, “Can you keep your voice down?”
Pete nodded, eyes wide with surprise. He removed his hand, before immediately looking back at the girl. Pete turned to look before letting out a huff, “You ain’t just gonna stare at ‘er all night, are ya?”
“No,” Dave shifted his weight, “I’m gonna kiss her. At midnight.”
“At midnight?” Pete let out a bark of a laugh, “That’s some rom-com shit, ya know that?”
“No it’s not,” He crossed his arms over his chest, feeling his cheeks heat up, “People kiss at midnight all the time.”
“Yeah,” Pete swayed slightly on his feet, wrapping an arm over his shoulders’, “If they’re goin’ out, maybe. Not out of the blue. That’s just weird,” he took another swig from his cup, looking at the girl with a sigh, “Kissin’ a stranger at midnight… pfft…”
Dave chewed his lip, maybe he’s right, maybe… wait, why am I taking his advice? He flicked his eyes back to his friend, “How would you know?”
Pete blinked in confusion, “Huh?”
“How would you know what’s weird? You’ve never kissed a girl before.”
“Dave, my man,” Pete turned so he was standing directly in front of him, “Ya don’t gotta kiss ‘em to do other stuff,” he wiggled his eyebrows, shit-eating grin splitting his face, “know what I’m saying?”
“Ugh,” Dave pushed his arm off him, “You’re disgusting.”
Pete shrugged, stumbling away, “But I’m right!”
“Here we go everybody!” The whole place went silent and everyone turned their gazes’ to the clock, “10!”
Dave shook his head, it’s almost midnight already? Shit. He took a deep breath before starting toward her, here goes nothing.
She spotted him halfway across the room, starring at her. She quickly looked away, unable to help but smile, please come over, please come over, please come over…
She turned back to her friend, hiding the blush by taking a drink, “Sorry, what?”
Lola rolled her eyes, “Of course you weren’t listening,” she flicked her eyes over to the boy before sighing, “This is getting ridiculous. Just go talk to him!”
“I can’t!” She crossed her arms over her chest defensively, “We haven’t really talked all year and then suddenly I want to kiss him at midnight? It’d be too weird.”
“You what?” Lolas’ face lit up, “You want him to kiss you at midnight?”
“What? No, I didn’t-”
“Shay! Katy, get over here!” Lola all but pulled their two friends to the ground with her force, “She wants him to kiss her at midnight!”
Emily sighed, oh great… all three girls starred at her expectantly, “… Must we?”
Emily shifted her weight from one foot to another, “It’s not a big deal.”
“Of course it’s a big deal!” Katy shrieked, “Your first kiss ever is on New Year’s Eve at midnight?” she touched her heart, “It’d be so cute!”
Emily pretended to vomit, before giving her a pointed look.
“Oh, come on, Em,” Shay gave her a pointed look, “You can’t act like you aren’t excited.”
“Yes, I can.”
“Here we go everybody! 10!”
“You’re allowed to get butterflies when you like a boy, y’know,” Lola placed her hands on her shoulders, dropping her voice, “You are a girl.”
“Get off of me,” she slipped out from under her hands before shrugging, “I don’t know why you guys are making such a big deal about this-”
“We haven’t even talked the whole party, and it’s practically midnight. It’s not gonna happen, so just forget it.”
The girls’ faces fell but they all nodded. They all wrapped her up in a hug, and she fought the sudden wave of sadness that washed over her.
Emily shook her head, trying to shake the sadness away as she turned her attention to the clock, “5!”
Guess there’s always next year.
She felt a tap on her shoulder, heart stopping as she saw Dave, oh my God, oh my God, oh my God. “Uhm… hi.”
“A-are you okay? Do you need something?” She swore she could hear her heart hammering against her chest.
He took a deep breath, before nodding to himself. He grabbed the sides of her face, sending a shiver down her spine, oh my God…
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