Today is Hope Roberson’s “Is It Getting Hot In Here?” Bloghop. This is my third party since Friday and I’m getting pooped, but I thought this would be a nice way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, especially since this little bit of romance is about as hot as it’ll get for me today. I don’t read many books with romance, kissing, or even sex scenes, so I picked the very last scene from my own novel, The Mistaken. This is the only kissing scene I have without sex, so I thought it'd be safe. This scene is where the two main characters, Tyler and Hannah, who haven’t seen each other for nearly a year, are finally reunited. It’s a little cheesy, but it works in the grand scheme of things. Sorry it’s a little over the 300 word suggested limit, but you can’t hurry love…
He bent closer and whispered. “Forgive me, Hannah, please. I can’t take back what I’ve done, but I can spend forever making up for it, if you’d just give me the chance.” He paused and kissed me softly. “Tell me you feel me there, Hannah, in your heart. Please tell me you feel the same way,” he begged with his hand still resting gently against my chest.
I nodded as I gazed into his beautiful blue eyes. “Yes, Ty. I’ve felt you there every second of every day, and it...it hurt so bad knowing that I’d never see or talk to you again. I’ve missed you so much. And now that you’re here, I don’t think I could take it if you left me again.”
Ty crushed me in his arms like he couldn’t hold me tight enough, like he was trying to step right into my skin along with me. I buried my face in his shoulder and cried, breathing deeply of the scent I could never seem to get out of my mind, thinking that the moment was better than any I had ever imagined. And I had imagined it at least a thousand times. I felt his shoulders quake as he cried the first happy tears I’d ever seen him shed.
We held each other for a very long time, each afraid of ending the moment. Finally, Ty pulled back and put his hands on my face, holding me still as he leaned in and pressed his lips against mine. His kiss increased in urgency and depth as we each laid claim to the other. The moment so tender and intimate, it embarrassed a couple of hikers as they passed us on the trail.
“Get a room!” one of them snickered as the other giggled.
We looked each other in the eye and held each other’s gaze without a word until Ty smiled and said, “You know, that’s a pretty good idea.”
I laughed. “Yes. It’s a very good idea. Let’s go.” I pulled back and took a step away from Ty then turned back and raised my hand out to him. “Coming?” I asked.
He took my hand in his and kissed it once more. “You couldn’t keep me away!” he answered with a wide grin that reached his eyes, crinkling them at the corners like small suns brightening the world.
He held my hand as we moved slowly down the sun-dappled trail, disappearing together into the lush green forest of pine and fern.
This post is dedicated to my best friend who is finally tying the knot today!
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!