Writing Prompt – Awkward Chuckle

Nothing to see here.

I’m not sure I’ve ever actually seen mistletoe. I absolutely had to find a picture of it to include with this prompt from Holloway’s Hideaway, but I still don’t think I’ve ever seen it in person.

Based off his reaction, I definitely don’t think these two people are dating. Siblings or otherwise relatives is possible, though I would assume that would result in a quick peck on the cheek and I kind of don’t think anyone would actually point it out with family.

I wonder what happened just before this prompt. My guess is that these two people were having a conversation and someone made a comment or kissing noises and the other person under the mistletoe reacted confused. The guy in the prompt glanced up and quickly got it before doing this.

Another possibility is that he did notice it on his own, maybe even directed them there in hopes of breaking the ice. Perhaps he has feelings for this other person and wanted to use this to express those feelings, but when it came down to it, it’s just awkward.

Stories would have you believe that after this comes a kiss. Maybe. I’ve never seen that as far as I can recall, so I don’t know, but I can imagine if someone really didn’t want to kiss, they won’t.

A third, slightly amusing option is that they both planned this. Maybe they are even already dating and this is how they plan to let everyone else know. I think in this scenario a kiss does follow. The awkward chuckle happens not because they are surprised to be caught under the mistletoe and is instead because they are just really bad actors and no it’s go time.

Three options. Do you have any others you think might work here? Will they kiss or will they walk away leaving everyone feeling awkward because they tried to get two people who didn’t want to kiss to kiss?

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