GET WELL SOON YIKES. Uh, bringing up the hands to cup the other person’s face while kissing with Lin?
It wasn’t the first time you had kissed.
You kissed nearly every night. Scripted, of course, by the feeling of his lips on yours still happened.
And you think you were getting used to it. It was just a few seconds, it was scripted, and if you weren’t doing it, someone else was. So you pretended not to notice how your hands would shake as you exited stage right. You wouldn’t have to be on stage again for another few songs, and it gave you enough time to silently collect your wits.
You hated how Lin didn’t seem as shaken as you pretended not to feel, simply wiping whatever lipstick had transferred from your mouth to his and continuing the show.
The full crowd helped, a sea of strangers shifting uncomfortably as you made out with your boss kept you grounded, so the full force of kissing him never truly hit you.
One night, however, Lin decided to experiment with some new choices. Performing in the same show often saw changes on the day to day, and Lin was the King of dabbling in new choices. But this was a scene you hadn’t touched since initial blocking.
“Then her mouth is on mine and I don’t say…”
You crossed the stage as you normally did, striding towards him. His hands, which normally gripped your waist like his life depended on it, instead found home cupping either of your cheeks, tilting your head ever so slightly.
You nearly collapsed at the change. It was intimate and personal, and if you didn’t know any better you’d think that he loved you just as much as you loved him. So you took fistfuls of his coat as you used every drama lesson you took to play like your knees weren’t falling from underneath you.
He pulled back with a look that had you desperate for more, but instead you hustled offstage. You would have to face him again in under a minute, and this time you couldn’t stop your hands from trembling.
As you fell to your knees in front of him he seemed almost...accomplished. Like he truly knew his affect on you and had been planning the unsubtle change just to see the look on your face as it happened.
You didn’t speak about the kiss and Tommy passed over the scene entirely when you received notes the next night.
That’s how Lin would kiss you from now on, and despite being shaken to your core eight nights a week, you never argued.