I'm enjoying revisiting first kisses in my books, so I'm continuing today with Rhys and Gaz's first kiss in A Harmony of Fire and Earth. (I went over the sentence count! Sorry!)
Rhys turned to him as they stopped near the stables, just outside the circle of lantern light near the door. He watched Gaz for a moment, nerves making his stomach churn. Could he do this? “And what if what I want to do is kiss you?”
Gaz’s indrawn breath was sharp and loud in the quiet of the night. “Do you?”
“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.