As the clock struck 10, the melodious music began. He held my hands. I could feel the warmth of his breath on my face. When he held me closer to him, I looked into his eyes, his huge beautiful eyes. My heart started pounding faster and faster. Before I realised it, he guided me in dancing so passionately that I soon forget the fear of accidentally stepping on his feet. The ballroom is cosy and large and in there, there are only the two of us. Doesn’t that sound romantic? Yes! That was my ideal first date when I was young.
It is amazing that time flies. In the blink of an eye, I was already a teenager and I met him. I met this guy at a friend’s birthday chalet at East Coast. We happened to be in the same school, attending the same lecture, but had never met before. I began to fall for him not long after I got to know him better and he felt the same way too. Though it was some time back, I still remember our first date, on Valentine’s Day.
It happened to fall on the one-week school vacation. It was time for me to wake up when the sun shone brightly at eight in the morning. It was a surprise to see his sweet message the moment I woke up. It was another surprise that he appeared at my door-step with a huge bouquet of Ferraro Roche chocolates, and a huge teddy bear. I was really stunned at that moment.
After we had our late breakfast, he brought me East Coast. Scrolling along the sandy beach under the bright sun with the waves on our feet, he directed me back to the spot where we had our BBQ. It was so nicely done up, with a mat, some baskets of food, and a guitar. We sat on the mat under the shade, the surroundings was quiet and peaceful. We sat so close to each other that I could feel his breath and his heartbeat.
He took his guitar from his side, and began to play and sing. It was really a big surprise for me. I didn’t know that he could play the guitar and sing so well. I seemed to melt in his euphonious voice. I wished that the clock would just stop ticking at that moment.
In the presence of the beautiful sunset, he said to me “I want our first date to be a really special and memorable one. I took six months to complete this song, from the day I knew you. I know you love listening to songs accompanied with guitar. I hope you will like it.” Looking into his charming eyes, I was so touched that my eyes are filled with tears of joy. Never did it come across my mind that I will be able to hear someone I like to sing and play the guitar for me.
Though things didn’t happen exactly how we wanted it to be, the first Valentine’s Day will always be the sweetest and most memorable one.