“Hey,” You said
into her phone, “I’m in front of the building now. I’ll wait
“No, no,” Riko
said, “come up. Just for a moment.”
You was here to
pick her up for their date, so she paused. Wouldn’t it take
longer if she walked upstairs to Riko’s apartment? “Do you need me for something?”
Riko’s tone sounded familiar. It usually accompanied teasing, which… You kind of loved.
You gave up and
entered when the door opened. She took two steps at a time on her way
to the third floor. Her heart pounded, but only in part because of
this exercise – she’d been looking forward to this date all week.
You knocked on the door and Riko opened immediately. She wore a white
blouse and a long, pink skirt with a flower pattern. You had trouble
breathing for a second.
“That was fast,”
Riko said. “Come inside.”
Cutting You short,
Riko grabbed You’s hand and pulled her into Riko’s apartment. After a
swift kick to close the door, Riko pushed You against the wall and
held her face in both hands.
Before You could
figure out what was up, Riko kissed her. Gentle, yet impatient, it
felt like an I-missed-you-so-much kiss. The sound of Riko’s breath,
the softness of her lips, the warmth of her hands, became too much
for You to just stand there, but the moment she got into it, closed
her eyes, and tried to hold onto Riko, she was back at the door.
“Okay, now we can
“W-wait, wait a
moment,” You stammered. “You can’t just… I mean… Let’s stay
for a bit…?”
Riko smiled at her
and You felt like a defenseless puppy. “We have plans for today,
You’s heart sank a
little. Getting her all worked up and then… But they did actually
have things like tickets and reservations. “O-okay!”
You wouldn’t be
able to wait for another kiss until they were back. As Riko locked
the door behind them, You clenched her fist. This time she
would make it happen! Riko wasn’t the only one who could kiss! Full
Riko sneakily took
You’s hand, and You’s legs already wobbled.