Continuing with a first kiss theme, for this week's snippet, I have Loriot and Savarin's first kiss from The Sorcerer's Guardian. Loriot is a loyal guard captain ordered to accompany arrogant sorcerer Savarin on a mission for the princes during with they clash constantly while falling in love. This snippet finds them trapped at an inn during a bad storm, and, why yes, there is only one room left at the inn. They barely made it to the inn in time, and Loriot blames Savarin.
He stalked closer to Savarin. “Then why are you being so arrogant and ridiculous about this?”
“Ridiculous?” Savarin’s voice went quiet, and he stood in the tub, long legs unfolding beneath him. “Did you just call me ridiculous?”
“I see you have no objection to my calling you arrogant.”
“I’m arrogant? You need to listen to yourself. You arrogant, smug—” Loriot had no idea which of them moved first. Maybe they moved together; he didn’t know. What he did know was that one second Savarin was hurling a litany of insults at him and the next they were kissing. Only kissing was too tame a word for what they were doing.
He and Savarin were devouring each other.