I Begged Him Not to Shake It

But he did

Claire Franky
5 min readApr 18, 2024


Photo by Hans Reniers on Unsplash

I stared into his deep brown eyes as we stood at opposite ends of the room, waiting for each other to make the first move.

“It’s time,” I said calmly.

He didn’t reply but continued to study me. Risking everything, I took a step forward. Then another. All I could think about was his next move. And mine. I was…