(Unedited and straight from the yuck factory)
I stumbled at the entrance.
He looked up, a cheeky smile spreading across that beautiful face and putting a twinkle in his eyes. "Hey, are you ready to get wet?"
I raised my eyebrows.
Realisation dawned. "Um. Awkward."
"A little." Laughing I hooked my arm through his and pulled him towards the door. "Come on, lets get into the water before I chicken out."
"You can swim, right?"
"Of course." But inside I fretted over exactly what we would be doing. Talking while doing laps? Actually the likelihood of me not dying after the first lap was not good.
Heading straight for the outside pool we dropped our things onto the grass. Unabashed he stripped off his shirt.
Oh. My. God.
He caught me staring and struck a pose. "And flex," he said with a straight face.
"Ha, ha. Are you finished showing off?"
"Give us a second," he changed positions, flexing hard, then stopped. "All done. Unless you would like an encore?"
"Nope, I'm good." I'd be drooling over him once in the water, watching the droplets slide over muscle, so I wasn't worried.
"It's your turn."
Cockily he looked me up and down, but the slight blush stopped him from being a sleaze. "Or do you plan on just watching from the sidelines? Afraid to get your hair wet?"
"Oh I get it now. You wanted a free peep show, that's why you wanted to go swimming."
"That and I thought this would be different."
"Different it is. I normally only get a movie and an ice-cream."
"Whoa! I still gotta feed you?"
"Do you want my top to come off?"
"Would you like a chocolate sundae?"
I laughed. Taking a deep breath of chlorine air I stripped my baggy shirt off. Self consciously I wrapped my arms about my waist and focused my attention solely on the water. "Let's jump in."
"Aren't you going to take your shorts off?"
"They're boardies." I leapt.
Seconds later he back flipped in. Show off.
Awkwardly I tread water. "Now what?"
He swam closer. I kicked away. He moved in again. The second time I kicked away I felt the lane divider bump into my back. He was starting to freak me out with his silence and persistence. Two arms trapped me, his hands gripping the barrier on either side of me.
Was he going to try and kiss me?
Panicking, I took a deep gulp of air and dunked under the water's surface, moving quickly backwards before bobbing back up... on the other side of the divide.
He shrugged. "Race you?"
"No fair. You're taller than I am, so you don't have to swim as hard."
"Do you want a head start?"
I scoffed. "Like hell. I will lose fair and square."
For the rest of the hour we laughed and played, but he didn't try anything. I was a little disappointed. Should I've let him do whatever it was he was attempting to do (be it kiss or cop a feel)?
I was sitting on the grass, drying my hair (he had gone off to the bathroom) as I reviewed the date. Could it even be called one? Two half naked people playing in the water and nothing happens? I wasn't asking for soft porn just something more than a G rating.
"And for the free peep show."
I dropped the towel that covered my head. He was sitting beside me, holding two chocolate sundaes.
"Thank you." I groaned with the first sweet mouthful. "Yum!"
The idea popped into my head and before I could chicken out I leaned in and kissed his cheek.
He looked surprised.
Was that the wrong thing to do?
Carefully placing his ice-cream to the side he slowly moved in, I leaned forward, and our lips met. "Mmmm, chocolate," I whispered as we pulled back slightly. With a cheeky grin he kissed me again.