It's weekend, and time for more Rainbow Snippets! The Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook asks its members to share six sentence snippets from their work each weekend. Check out the group's Facebook page to read all the snippets and add lots of great books to your TBR. You'll find all sorts of books with the common thread that the main character identifies as LGBTQ+
I'm continuing to share snippets of first kisses today with Rhys and Gaz's first kiss in A Harmony of Fire and Earth, the second book in the Elemental Magicae series. Rhys and Gaz have been friends for some time...and Rhys has been in love with Gaz for some time too. Gaz has feelings for Rhys too, but he also has secrets that keep him distant. In this scene, Rhys has finally decided to do something about what he feels. He's just told Gaz he'd like to kiss him. Gaz speaks first in this snippet.
“It might not be a good idea.”
“I know. But it might be a very good idea too.” Laughing a little, Gaz shook his head.
“Do you not want me to kiss you? If so, just say, and I’ll never mention it again.” He silently recited every prayer he knew that Gaz wouldn’t say it.
“It isn’t that I don’t want you to. It’s just—”
Rhys didn’t let Gaz finish, and maybe that was wrong. He didn’t even consciously make the decision to close the distance—only a step or two—between them and press his lips to Gaz’s. It was a whisper of a kiss at first, light and soft. But Rhys was stunned to be kissing Gaz after all this time. Just that fact was glorious.