And now for the tail end of BLOGFEST... Thank you Jackie and Danielle (Dani) for hosting this!
The First Fight/First Kiss blogfest:
*sigh* So, here's the first kiss in FAUX PAS:
Sam killed the engine. “Welcome back.”
“What if they don’t recognize me?” I panicked suddenly. The hair alone, but then the eyes, my shape, everything had changed.
“They’ll recognize you.”
I looked at him. “How can you be sure?”
“You’re still you, Faux.”
A compliment? Yes, he meant it in a good way.
I played with the hem of my shirt. “What if they’re angry with me, or frightened by what I can do, or-?”
“They love you, Sparky. No worries.”
“Thank you, Sam.” I breathed nervously. “For everything.”
He placed his other hand on top of mine. “It’s gonna be okay.”
I nodded apprehensively.
“I’ll be right there with you.”
I nodded again. “I know, so why should I be worried? Without you I’d be dead, probably five times over. What’s facing my parents compared to the Soulless?”
He smiled, a covert little sweet thing. It consumed my attention and pulled me out of my nervous twist.
“Thank you.” I leaned across to kiss his cheek.
Our lips touched.
An explosion burst through my chest—warm and real, but thankfully not in the flame variety. It launched through me, leaving my skin tingling with warmth, brilliantly charged, radiant with life.
I pulled away, worried I might actually fry him. His fingers gripped mine solidly, eyes mesmerizing. He wasn’t afraid.
I’d never felt anything like it, this amazing rush. Is this what it felt like? To truly care about someone? To be in love?
I swallowed, looking down.
He squeezed my hand. “Let’s go meet Mommy and Daddy.”