So I was telling a story to Arachnid about this moment… and I didn’t really finish it.
I’m going to ramble about awkwardness and hands and terribly scarring moments in my life. Be warned. Parental advisory is advised.
We were talking away under the trees as people started to litter into the building.
That’s when Fishy grasped my hand.
It was wildfire, but as the awkwardness dumped onto me, it was a bucket of freezing water. I could feel eyes peering at us like we were scum. Lightheaded with embarrassment I tried to look at Fishy, to register her emotion, but I couldn’t get past the tall obstacle of her shoulders towering over my vision.
And we were walking.
“Hey,” I asked, adding to the rather one-sided conversation I was rambling on about (how her hands were like a heater) “I’m cold.”
She put her arm around me. I relaxed due to the warmness of her hands but then realized the large lump of additional awkwardness in my throat.
“Actually…” I mumbled, “Let’s link arms.”
I felt like an uneven staircase. Her elbow didn’t exactly bend where mine did due to severe height differences.
“Uh…” I started.
It didn’t take another word. She let go, then grabbed my hand, her fingers slowly interlocking.
I held back the urge to scream. The level of PDA between us at that moment changed from a slowly increasing linear graph to a rapidly growing exponential one.