Brianna and Thomas' First Kiss Time stood still whenever Thomas touched her. Her heart slowed and breath changed when his fingers intertwined between hers walking from car to the movie theatre. Each step sweeter, surer and easier. A breeze wrapped the scent of fresh buttered popcorn around them as he held the door open for Brianna.
“I’m…I’m...” Rosalyn cleared her throat and tried to ignore Naomi who covered her entire face with both of her hands, “not with the father anymore.” Her father scrunched his eyebrows together and nodded his head in slow motion. Rosalyn studied the new painting on the wall. She leaned forward between her parents with her head down. Within seconds her face covered in tears. Her father pulled out his handkerchief and wiped the tears from her face. Shame filled every inch of her being. Her plan to tell them everything fading with each gentle stroke, if her pregnancy brought this response her HIV positive status could kill them.