“Wow, I can’t believe I neglected to do this. Can I come inside and use your bathroom real quick? Yeah, I know, I should have gone at the bar.”
She cocked her head and a wisp of sandy blonde hair tumbled across her left cheek. She smiled.
“Of course, you can use my bathroom.”
“Just the bathroom, that’s all. I’m gonna hold you to that.”
She giggled. “Ok.”
Her place was smartly decorated. A geometric mobile acted as a partition between her bed and the room. She pointed to the bathroom and I closed the door. Lifting the toilet seat, I let my gaze relax on her patterned wallpaper. This pissing felt particularly pleasurable. I flushed and exited, walking to her studio apartment window.
“You have a good view of the students across the street. Are you an exhibitionist?”
“I don’t think so. Are you a voyeur?”
“Yes.” I walked into her personal space. She held her ground. “Who isn’t a voyeur?”
“Well, I’m not a pervert, but if that’s your thing, I won’t stop you.”
“If I want to be stopped, I’ll let you know.”
She parted her mouth as if about to formulate a reply, but fell short. I noticed her palms had opened and were facing my thighs.
“I really… like your place…” I leaned in and softly brushed my lips sideways across hers.
Her tongue escaped with a fury, pushing for the dark recesses of my mouth. I withdrew, pulled back, and examined her pupils. She became shy.
“Oh god, that makes me nervous.”
“You doing that. Looking at me and not saying anything.”
“Good. It’s hot when you’re nervous.”
Kissing resumed. I could taste a little of the artisanal beer on her tongue. She pressed into my face, and a whimper echoed in her throat. Something scratched my upper lip. I pulled back, then returned to her mouth. Still more scratching. Pulling back once more, I spot checked her upper lip. All clear. A visual inspection revealed nothing but soft skin. More kissing. More irritating scratching. Like a Brillo pad scrubbing my philtrum. Five minutes and a semi-chub later, I disengaged to allow my upper lip a moment of relief from the interminable stinging.
She opened her mouth for more, eyes half-lidded. I paused. Her eyes widened quizzically. Reluctantly, I rejoined the oral battle with her tongue, lips, and whatever phantom torment occupied the tender region between her upper lip and nose. The pain resumed, and I could no longer deny it; she had a hedgerow of invisible bristles above her mouth — scratching, scraping, scrubbing the epidermis from my face. I could not even fool myself these were soft female hairs; I was kissing 5 o’clock stubble. Once more, I stepped back and microscopically perused her face and mouth. I could see nothing. But the bristles were there, invisible and abrasive.
“You know, it sounds cliched, but I’m not that kind of girl.” Her red face and swaying hips belied her words.
“Hey, I’m trying to turn over a new leaf. I’m a different guy from the old me. I’m a gentleman now.”
“I’ll give you a call.” One more kiss, this time with my mouth pursed defensively, and my fingers already deleting her number.
Outside, I passed a group of undergrad girls reveling in the 1AM street lamp glow. All tits and ass, bursting into existence. Their philtrums glistened, danced and swayed, and I wondered which of them held no secrets.