In honor of Valentine's Day, what could be better than posting about love, romance, or that special first kiss? Unless, of course, that kiss was a complete accident.
Hmm ... this spaghetti is delic--mmh!
The Accidental Kiss - The act of one's lips coming into contact with someone/thing without the character(s) intention of doing so. This often occurs in the heat of a happy moment or by crashing into each other.
Most examples of this trope can be found in the anime/ animation world, due mostly to the comic applications associated with it. While this does happen in real life, fiction tends to overlook injuries (smashing of teeth).
If kissing requires the invasion of personal bubbles, how can accidents happen? There are ways. Some might get pushed from behind, resulting in the awkward kiss.
"Check out that nose hair!"
There might be some truth to the old adage of "love is blind" as well, like mistaking a rescuer for someone they have a crush on because they are visually impaired.
"Well ... guess you're not so Toph, are yah?"
Perhaps something really exciting just happened and characters react without realizing what they're doing!
(Ron's face is priceless, isn't it?)
Then again, maybe a kiss was intended - on the cheek, for example - but the destination moved en route.
Characters may trip into lips or bonk mouths in the dark. Either way, there's room for misunderstandings, laughs, or unexpected sweet/sensual moments. Sounds hot!
Have I ever used this trope before? Well ...
Since I happened to write this before I heard of Cassie Mae's HOT bloghop (and being Valentine's Day), I thought sharing this would be excellent fun. Enjoy!
Excerpt from The Dragon's Heart - Chapter 5 (WiP)
He finished his horse and made ready to prepare her stallion. As he handled the cantle, Celesia wondered, her mind invested with all that's transpired around her: magical creatures, a thief in the castle, and now her, standing alone in the stables with Mavarco’s handsome apprentice. She neared him, watching as he fastened a leather strap under the stallion’s belly. By the look of his eyes earlier, she knew he had feelings for her. Because she was the princess, he would never divulge them.
But I can ...
Not knowing when she would have another chance, Celesia closed her eyes and leaned forward to kiss him on the cheek. His skin felt softer than she expected, smoother than velvet ... until it puckered back.
Her brown eyes flashed open, catching Tukey’s within his surprised face. They pulled apart and stared at each other. Neither spoke a word. Quivering, Celesia raised a hand over her mouth; the sensation of his lips stayed. Only the horses broke the silence between them.
“Princess?” Tukey asked, his face flushed.
“I—” Celesia felt her own blush surfacing. “That was—”
It was a fair explanation, so she nodded.
Tukey’s fingers combed through her hair as he brushed his hand by her ear - his eyes, unlike before, now devoid of caution. “I never believed in accidents ...”
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I'm David, and remember that awkward moment ... ?