We’d been drinking Captain and Coke for most of the night. We weren’t heavy drinkers then. Lightning bugs danced about the field as we looked up at the stars. I’d never been much for conversation. When I try, it comes out wrong.
"If I wasn’t completely stupid I’d say there’s something between us."
"I enjoy your company more than I let on."
I finished my drink and dropped the tumbler in the grass. I stumbled her way.
"The stars are so beautiful out here away from the city," she said.
"Yeah. It’s never as good alone though." That was the first time I’d ever really stopped to take them in. I’d only lived there for month or so. Before then I lived in the city. It doesn’t have comforts like nature and stars.
"Are you drunk?" I asked.
"I feel a little buzzed."
"Do I have to get you drunk to kiss you or what?"
I grabbed her by her hair and planted one on her. I felt her tumbler fall in the grass and the sound of it breaking interrupted the kiss.
"I’m sorry. I’m a little drunk."
"It’s alright. These things are replaceable."
"We should build a fire out here." I didn’t mention that I’m terrible at building fires. But I would entertain the thought.
"We will. Let’s take a walk now."