I've been watching Bones lately - just got Netflix, and I'm totally catching up on a pile of shows that I didn't manage to catch the first time around.
Anyways, I just saw the episode where Angela and Hodgins had their first kiss, and as I was watching it, I suddenly remembered just how a first kiss feels...
There's the tingle all the way to your fingertips, the anticipation. Your heart speeds up, fluttering instead of beating in that moment where everything stops - the moment when you look at him, and he looks at you, and you just know that it's about to happen.
You can smell him in that moment. His shampoo, his cologne, the gum he's been chewing in the hopes that this moment would arise. He smells good, because if he didn't, the moment would pass and you would politely say goodnight and walk away.
You move closer together, slowly, and you can feel his breath on your face, and you're thankful that you had those two sticks of gum in your purse after dinner. There's a brief pause, and you can tell that he's watching for your reaction, needing to be certain that you want this as much as he does. And then you're moving again, and you're looking at him, until he's too close for you to focus, so your eyes close, trusting your instincts to bring you together.
And finally! His lips touch yours, just a soft brush at first, testing the waters. And then, with both of you abandoning your doubts and insecurities, your lips touch again, more firmly, drawing on each other... And your heart is still fluttering.