BBP STORIES: She was my new year’s kiss

West High School



You know, last January, New Year’s Eve, I was talking to my friend, right? And she was like, “Hey. We should go hang out over New Year’s and, like, just chill, right?” You know, I kind of had a crush on this girl for a while, just a little bit.

And so, I went over to her house. We had a sleepover, right? We were, we’re talking, and I mentioned that I kind of liked her. And she was like, “Oh. I kind of like you, too.”

And we watched some like um—we were on Netflix. We went to the gay and lesbian section to watch like—we found this one musical about it, and so we watched that together for a while. And we’re just sort of hanging out and watching movies the whole night, and it was really nice. And um-, around midnight, you know, everyone’s always all like, oh, with the bae, you know, getting that New Year’s kiss. And I just could only—kept thinking to myself, “Wouldn’t that be a great thing. You know?” So, um—, I was all like, “Hey.” She’s like, “Yeah?” I’m like, “Can I kiss you for New Year’s?” And she said, “Sure.” So um—, She was my New Year’s kiss. And it was pretty nice.

She lives kind of far from me now cause I moved to The Cities, and she’s still like in the burbs. I’m not very good at long-distance relationships, but I really want to transfer to her high school. Not just because of her, but, you know, good education and stuff, things like that. But I think it would be really cute if we started dating.

I remember when we first met in seventh grade, I think. I was her first friend. She’d just moved to Minnesota. And it was, it was nice. And we just gradually got closer over the years. I don’t know if New Year’s is my very first kiss with her. I actually think after a really big summer concert that we go to called Warped Tour, I slept over at her house. And I think that was our very first kiss. But it wasn’t, like, a real one, if you know what I mean, like. The New Year’s kiss was just much more like, “We did this, this happened, and this is a huge thing for us.” And that’s sort of my New Year’s story with a chick that I like.