"Spin," Josie Pie said firmly to the red head sitting in front of her. Anne stared blankly up at her. "Do it." She said as she scooted back to her spot in the ring of children.
Anne looked down at the bottle. She squeezed her eyes shut, and let out a sigh.
Anne would never admit it, but she had never kissed anyone. At least... not with consent. Besides, that wasn't a proper kiss.
Anne had propped herself on her knees, and she spun the bottle. 'Round and 'round it span. The thin girl held her breath. The spin felt like it lasted for hours. The bottle finally came to a slow.
Of all people. It had to be him.
"Gilbert Blythe!" Josie exclaimed in a devilish voice. A wicked smile spread across her face. Anne looked over to her friend, Ruby, who was hiding her face in her arms. And then, over to Gilbert, who was hiding his smile and blushing.
"I- I can't do that! I cannot betray Ruby!" Anne said. The baneful blonde rolled her eyes. Ruby looked up and over to Anne. She sniffled.
"Anne, you don't have to if you don't wan-" Gilbert began.
"It's fine. It's just a game." Ruby cut off, in a sorrowful voice.
"See? Just do it." Josie said, nearly interrupting her. Anne huffed, and looked across the room to Gilbert. He let out a soft chuckle as he gazed into her eyes. She cleared her throat.
"Alright," Anne said, quietly as she stood up. Gilbert looked up at her in shock.
"R-really? Are you sure? You don't have to." Gilbert said, trying to hide the fact that he'd be sad if they didn't kiss.
"No... like Ruby said. It's just a game. Besides, they'll never leave us alone." Anne replied. Gilbert stood up, slowly. He brushed off his pants, while Anne pulled her plain, green shirt down a bit. They slowly walked towards each other, into the circle.
Anne messed with the ends of her short hair. She tried to look unimpressed, when she was actually really nervous. And a tiny bit happy. Not that she'd show that. Gilbert gave a nervous chuckle.
"Uh," He gently cupped Anne's face in his right hand. She looked at him in surprise. "May I?" He asked, sheepishly.
Gilbert had always been a gentleman. Even when Anne didn't deserve to be treated like a lady. She nodded to the boy.
Here it comes. My first kiss.
Farewell, first kiss.
Gilbert slowly leaned in, and placed his lips on Anne's, slightly, puckered lips.
The world felt as if it was in slow motion.
To Anne, Gilbert's lips were chapped due to the cold air. He tasted like raspberries. He smelled like sea salt and shampoo.
To Gilbert, Anne had the softest lips imaginable. She tasted like cinnamon. She smelled like flowers.
"Ahem." Billy said. Anne and Gilbert's kiss quickly broke. They blushed, profusely. They looked into each others eyes for a moment before sitting back down in the circle.
"Looks like someone enjoyed the kiss more than she was expecting," Josie said. Anne sat back down next to Diana, her best friend gave her a playful nudge on the shoulder and giggled a bit. Anne rolled her eyes, and smiled. "Alright, who's next?"