Corny is in the Eye of the Beholder

The forecast of rain was not going to keep me away from my Davey. Even if it meant walking through mud to get to the picnic bench, I said I would not change my plans to go to the park. Sure, going to the park every Thursday night since the beginning of April to watch the stars was corny, but it was time together. We barely saw each other between my play rehearsals and his track meets, so the time we did get to spend together we both enjoyed.

We drove to the park in separate cars, just like we did every other time. As happy as Davey was about our relationship, he didn't want his parents to find out about us. I was fine with that, I mean, not everyone has understanding folks. Besides, knowing his family, it was probably better that way.

The sky was clear until I was down the road from Orchard Park. By the time I pulled into the parking lot, it was pouring. The sound of the rain hitting my windshield made me a little uneasy. I was worried that David wouldn't show because of the rain. I parked the car and looked around. I could see Dave's car on the other side of the parking lot. A sigh of relief washed over me. Thank god he showed up.

I fumbled around in my pockets for my cell phone to give him a call, but my attention was turned to a tapping sound on my window. Davey was standing there, soaking wet, trying to get my attention. Phone forgotten, I quickly unlocked the passenger door and let him in.

"Davey!" I almost squealed with excitement. He looked absolutely adorable with his clothes sticking to his body and his wet curls a mess. He smiled and checked for people before pulling me in for a quick kiss.

For us, a quick kiss involved lots of tongue and some groping. We were horny, teenage boys who got to spend very little time playing around with each other so we had to make our kisses count.

When we pulled apart, I laughed and brushed a stray curl from his eyes. "I was a little worried you wouldn't show." He looked genuinely surprised.

"I wouldn't miss this for the world." He smirked, realizing how corny he sounded. "A little rain is nothing compared to the time I get to spend with you."

"Davey, you are a cheese ball and a half." I twirled his hair in my hand. God, I loved his hair when it was wet.

"You know you love me."

"I do." He sighed.

"Should we wait out the rain?"

"Yeah." I answered, liking the idea of just staying in the car with David.

"How will we ever spend the time?" He asked in a mocking voice, a wide grin on his face.

"I'm sure we can find a way." I pulled the lever on my seat and pushed my chair back. He raised his eyebrows and climbed on top of me and I could feel his damp t-shirt on my stomach. He started licking my cheek and I laughed. He smiled and trailed his lounge down my face to my neck before sucking right above my collar bone. God, that kid knew exactly what I wanted.

Suddenly, he stopped and looked up.

"Why'd you stop?" I asked, surprised by how breathless I was.

"The rain stopped!" Even though it was starting to get dark out, I could see his blue eyes shining. We both got out of the car and just stood in the parking lot, not believing our eyes. The sun was just about gone but the night sky was as clear as can be.

"What happened to all the rain clouds?" It was more of a statement than a question.

"Who cares." He answered, taking my hand in his. We walked towards the picnic bench at the top of the hill. The grass was wet and our sneakers were both getting caked with mud, but the fireflies were out and the crickets had just started chirping. I don't remember ever being more at peace with the world.

"It's so pretty." I said, looking at the stars just coming out in the sky. I went to take another step but my foot slipped on the wet grass and I fell on my ass. Wanting to share the fun, I pulled David down with me as I fell. My pants were covered in mud and so were David's arms, which he has used to break his fall. We looked at each other and started to laugh. David tried to stand up but fell down again. This made me laugh even harder. I fell backwards and the mud got on my back and in my hair, making him snort in laughter. Soon, we couldn't even talk we were laughing so hard.

When we had settled down, I stood up and helped him to his feet. He clung to my arm, still giggling slightly.

"You got mud in your hair." He sighed, running his fingers through my hair. I loved his fingers in my hair.

"I have mud everywhere else too." I whispered. He rolled his eyes.

"Why don't we just sit here and look at the sky." He suggested, sitting down in the grass. "God knows what'll happen if we try to get to the picnic bench." I nodded and sat down next to him.

I still treasure the memories from that night. I had never seen so many stars in the sky! As we stared at them, it felt like David was rubbing circles on my arm. I remember asking him what he was doing and he just informed me I would see later and went back to his circle drawing. I just ignored it and turned my attention back to the sky.

David and I tried to name as many constellations as we could. We got to "Orion" before he pushed me down and we stared making out. As I look back, wet, muddy grass in a park was probably not the best place to be kissing. I didn't care and still don't. Davey was more important than the bugs that may have been crawling into my hair.

He wouldn't let it go too far that night because it was getting late and we both knew his parents would get suspicious. We made it down the hill, without falling, and I walked him to his car.

"G'night David." I said, closing the space between us. A cricket chirped loudly from behind us and we jumped apart.

"Damn crickets." He laughed, running his fingers through my hair. I sighed, kissing him again. "That was amazing Mush! Just like you." I blushed but tried to cover it up.

"You really are corny tonight!" He laughed. "But as long as you bottom, I can allow some cheesy remarks." David slapped my hand playfully.

"See you tomorrow." He answered, kissing my forehead and getting in his car. I waved as he pulled away before returning to my own car.

It wasn't until I was in the car that I realized David had drawn a little heart on my arm in mud. I grinned. As corny as he was, I wouldn't want it any other way.

My phone beeped, snapping me out of my day dream. I checked my new text message.

Corny is in the eye of the beholder <3 Dave

I laughed. Perhaps it was...