So, today we had our weekly film evening. While I was still climbing the stairs to the friends flat, I already heard voices and laughter echoing through the staircase. It made me worry a bit on how crowded it would be today, that I already hear that many people.
The friend that owns the flat greeted me at the door. I went into the living room, and there were four more people sitting on the couch and one on a chair. So it was said buddy owning the flat, then his girlfriend living next door, then his longtime girlfriend, who is also my closest friend, then a superhot and intelligent way-out-of-my-league girl that I know since a couple of years. And then a couple I know from some board game evenings.
We normally sit on the couch, and when more people join than there is space, we drag a mattress in front of the couch for people to lie on. Since it was already a bit crowded on the couch, I asked whether they like it tight and cozy, or whether we'd need a mattress. So the hot girl then shouted that my best friend said that she needs me to cuddle with her since the hot girl alone wouldn't be enough to suffice my cuddleneeds. And that she thanked me for lending her some small plastic box for food, and that she brought it back today and also brought some cake along for me as thanks.
I was a bit surprised at all this direct cuddle stuff and so on... So I got a cup of tea and squeezed between the two, my close friend gently poking my cheek, saying that I'm wet (I've been biking to that place quite quickly), to which I replied asking her whether she's wet too. So she then just grabbed my hand.
We talked some more, some jokes, ordered food from the delivery service. The hot girl to my left (saying that sounds really degrading, she is a wonderful person and highly intelligent, but simply looks stunning too), complained a bit that later on some other guy will also join the movie evening. That he is weird and tried to date with her and so on. Of course it's always a bit odd to hear how many guys are after her... And when he did show up he didn't took a long time to make compliments on her. Though, compliments she really hated. Like "I like your dress. It looks good on your body. I like your body too."
So we kept watching the first movie. My close friend holding my hand, and the hot girl to my left. And I know she is in a monogamous relationship. But I also know she loves to cuddle. So I was tempted to put my left arm around her. But since she is in a relationship and didn't make the first move, and I didn't want to annoy her when she maybe just wants to watch the movie, I wasn't sure whether I should do it. But she seemed to be a bit in unrest. And I know that she is fine to cuddle with people she trusts without considering that to be a violation of her relationship. So I pondered back and forth, and finally thought "well, if you don't do it, you will regret it later on". Though I was also worried that she would somewhat push me back, saying something like "no I don't want that" and people looking at me in a strange way. But, I did it. And she snuggled a bit closer. My closest friend to my right asked me then whether that ain't a perfect evening for me.
So then our food arrived, and we were eating stuff, and later on she was leaning her head against my shoulder and so on...
At the end of the evening, she asked me whether I'd join her walking to the next subway station, which I normally always do, since it's on the way I take with my bike anyway. On the way there, she told me how she can't stand some people being near her. And often she doesn't know why. Sometimes the people do nothing wrong and she can't stand it. At other times, there are people at the video evening who also get too close to her for her taste. Like, that she moves a way a bit and they keep moving after her and so on. And that she doesn't want to make a fuss about it, though. I asked her, to make sure that she doesn't mean me, and she said something like "oh no, of course not" and gave me a long hug.
What a strange evening.
I will see most of the people on saturday, at the birthday party of my closest friend. And then on sunday again, some of them on our roleplaying game afternoon.