I nearly have an out-of-body experience as I watch Jake lean in to kiss me.
It’s the moment I’ve been dreaming of, and my adrenaline is pumping so hard I’m afraid I’ll pass out. It feels like everything has shifted into slow motion as a voice in my head screams, This is it, Ricki! Your first kiss from a nonrelative!
Jake is so close I can sense the warmth of his breath on my lips as I draw in the fresh afternoon air. I close my eyes and… execute a full-body spasm to duck out of the way.
I basically react as if the two of us are in a slasher flick and Jake is coming at me with a butcher knife instead of those perfect lips of his.
My evasive action is not subtle.