The narrator borrows his father’s car to take his girlfriend out on a date. Coming upon a stalled car in the road, the narrator swerves to the right to avoid it, losing control and crashing violently in the process. The crash renders both the narrator and his girlfriend unconscious. The narrator later regains consciousness in the midst of a rainstorm, and finds several people at the scene of the accident. While partially blinded by the blood still flowing from his injuries, the narrator is able to find his girlfriend, still lying unconscious. When he cradles his girlfriend lovingly in his arms, she regains partial consciousness, smiling and asking the narrator to “hold me, darling, for a little while. ” The narrator then gives her the titular “last kiss” as she fades into death and enters the afterlife.