It felt like the kiss was going to last forever. Korra’s cheeks were heated and her whole mouth felt electrically charged. It was so peculiar to that Bolin was making her felt this way. Her hand relaxed and touched his cheek. Dark and cold, her air bending teachers closet was not the greatest place for her first kiss with Bolin but, Korra just didn’t want this to ever end.
The teen wanted to continue the kiss for as long as he could, to just keep Korra with him in there forever without ever coming out.. But he couldn’t. Sooner or later he would have to face reality and questions would be asked but for now… Now it was just he and the girl he was in love with. As her soft hand touched his cheek he took that as another sign that she was just as into the kiss as he was. He wrapped his arms around her waist and pulled her into him, not realizing that the closet wasn’t as big as he thought. He fell backwards with Korra on top of him and stared up at her as their lips finally unlocked. He was blushing heavily but the most identifiable trait in his eyes was confusion. He was afraid what she would say or how much she would regret it so he just stayed quiet, waiting for her to speak first.
The first thing Korra could do was laugh. She giggled and giggled, hugging the boy as tight as she could in the small closet, “You okay?” She asked between snorts. She smiled widely and looked down at him, finally noticing the puzzled and worried look on his face, “Bolin…What’s wrong?” Her cheeks heated up again. She wasn’t stupid. She knew what was wrong. Korra averted her eyes and tried to sigh. However, the sigh turned into a hiccup. Oh, perfect. Hiccups when she was trying to be serious.
The earth-bender felt like his tongue was tied and it took him a bit to respond. Looking to the side he sighed lowly. “Y-Yeah I’m fine..” he mumbled rubbing his head. Turning his green eyes back to Korra he felt his heart begin to do backflips again from just looking at her. But.. He couldn’t understand why she was laughing. Part of him knew it was because he’d fallen so awkwardly but he was still recovering from being kissed by her! As concern crossed her face Bolin frowned and looked down again. “N-Nothing’s wrong I just.. I thought you liked Mako. Why kiss me now?” he asked her softly, looking in her eyes for the answer.
“I…I do.” She admitted, “But, I have to get over him. He has Asami and they are perfect for each other. I can’t just sit around and wish for him to come back and love me, too.” Korra rested her head on the chest of her friend, “I can’t end up like Lin…” She played with the fabric of his shirt and sighed, “I like you a lot, Bolin,” She admitted, “You make me smile and you make me laugh. I just…” She stopped talking and pulled a string out of his shirt, “I’m sorry.”
Bo sighed as she laid on his chest. She was definitely making it hard to talk straight. Nevertheless he still had plenty of doubts and he didn’t want Korra to be kissing him for the wrong reasons. “But… I-I mean.. So are you just going with me because Mako didn’t like you too? I don’t wanna be some rebound guy.” he said lowly. He quickly covered his mouth realizing he’d said the last part aloud. “I didn’t mean it like that Korra!” he exclaimed quickly.
Korra was hurt. Rebound guy? Was that what Bolin thought he was to her? She bit her lip and shook her head, “You don’t understand. I don’t like you because Mako didn’t like me. I like you because you’ve been the one who was there for me since, well, the start of all this. I can’t explain it that well but…” She closed her eyes and took a deep breath, “I think I’m falling for you.” Korra’s cheeks blushed. Did she really say that? How corny. But, it was true. She felt so safe and so warm in the dark, cold closet. It was just…Perfect.
That was all he really needed to hear.. His heart was pounding so quickly in his chest he was sure that Korra could hear it from where she was lying. He smirked and sat up slightly so that he could look at the girl below him. “Korra…” he said softly, putting a hand on her chin. As she looked up at him his smile broadens. “Heh.. I think I love you too..” he whispered before placing a kiss on her forehead.