When I was younger, I blushed all the time. Â I blushed so much from embarrassment, it was embarrassing. Â I’m a redhead, predisposed to blushing an alarming shade of red and during my early school days, even into high school, it wasn’t hard to trigger. Â There were all the common sources: kids teasing me for some spacey, clumsy thing I did, or maybe I was staring off into space for too long, lost in my own imagination. Â They teased me for things I’d never done, torments from their cruel imaginations. Â As if that wasn’t bad enough, I’d also blush over my own thoughts, convinced someone would figure out that I had been caressing her with my eyes, or daydreaming about something he or I might do together.
Eventually, I learned to guard against blushing, learned to keep the bright flag of shame hidden. Â I didn’t want them to know they were getting to me, wanted my secret crushes to remain secret, safe, tucked deep inside my flushing, romantic heart. Â I got very good at it. Â I felt I had to, so I put in the time and effort to create that shield.
To this day, I rarely blush if my guard is up.
She made me blush today, with a story she wrote for me. Â A very hot story. Â She knew just the words to write and in the proper order. Â It wasn’t just the subject matter, it was that she wrote it expressly for me and new that it would slip under my guard, that she’d hit her mark. Â Bang! Â I sat on my side of the screen and blushed. Â I told her about it, she was pleased, very pleased. Â I felt exposed but didn’t mind. Â She makes me blush and that’s not a bad thing.
It’s a good thing.
Pretty ladies make me blush, unexpected complements make me blush, being the object of someone’s lust, makes me blush. Â I imagine that as I go out into the world of dating, I’ll be blushing a lot, for the right reasons. Â At least I hope so.
And no matter what happens, she’ll keep making me blush because my guard is down around her and she knows it.
It’s a good thing.
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