It’s Saturday, and time for their first date. Diego makes a funny noise after he kisses her, and he decides it was a purr of contentment.
He shrugged, chuckling. “Yeah, well…. You make me content, happy….”
He didn’t add that she also filled him with lust, unmatched by any other he’d ever felt. He wanted to be with her more than any other girl he’d dated. It wasn’t that she was any prettier, or any sexier, it was that he loved her.
It took a moment for his mind to find its way back to the mundane. He’d been falling deeper into lust mode, and had to climb out again. He hoped she didn’t notice that his pants were now extra tight across the front. He wished now he’d worn loose fitting jeans. Mentally kicking himself, he opened her car door and helped her get settled.
They parked behind the theatre in the employee parking lot and walked around the front. The girl at the ticket counter didn’t charge them for the tickets she gave them. They were able to walk right in and head to the concession stand for popcorn and drinks. The girl there charged only half price.
“Oh, the perks of dating a man who works at the movies,” Janet murmured as they walked into the theatre.
“It’s part of the job,” he said. “Really, she should have charged me for your ticket, but we’re buddies.”
“Is she one of your old girlfriends?” Janet turned somewhat chilly.
Diego took her chin, turning her face to his. “No. She’s a friend. We never dated. She’s with a buddy of mine, and has been for six years. Just so we’re clear, I haven’t dated anyone here. Feel better now?”
She smiled, kissing him playfully on the nose. “Yes.”
“Good. Where do you want to sit?”
“I’ll let you choose. You’ve been here more than me.”
“Would you be willing to sit in the balcony?”
“Depends on where. I’m not good with heights.”
“I won’t let you fall,” he promised, holding her close. “Balcony has the best view.”
“Okay, I’ll take your word for it.”
They walked up to the balcony and he led her to a pair of seats about halfway up, in the center. Janet’s head spun a little. She closed her eyes when she sat down.
“You okay?” Diego asked.
“Yeah. This will take a little getting used to.”
“Maybe I can help.” He set their food and drinks down.
Next thing she knew, he kissed her. The strength of his embrace made her forget everything else. Now, the dizziness was from desire, not fear. That dissipated too, leaving her feeling content.
The house lights went down and the cartoon started. They sat close, watching and laughing. The previews came next and Diego told her about things he wanted to see. He was a real movie buff, just like she was, and they had the same taste in movies.
“We’ll see that when it comes out,” he told her after each of them.
“I’d like that.”
“Cool.” He gave her a quick kiss.
The movie started. They watched for some time, munching popcorn and sipping their drinks. About thirty minutes in, Diego set his refreshments aside. He took Janet’s, setting them down too. The theatre was dark, nearly deserted. There was only one other person in the balcony and he was asleep. It was as close to alone as they were likely to get.
Diego’s eyes sparkled in the light from the movie as he moved closer. Janet wasn’t quite sure what he wanted until he smiled and touched her cheek. Smiling back, she leaned toward him. His lips met hers, his fingers drifted from her cheek to her neck. He played with her hair, winding his fingers in it.
His kiss was electrifying. Janet felt a tingle from her lips spreading all over her body. It lodged low in her belly, waking feelings she’d never had before. She understood now what her mother meant. It would be awfully hard to tell him no, if he wanted to take this further than just kissing. Her body betrayed her, giving in to his touch.
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