I decided to share a snippet from A Dance of Water and Air, the first Elemental Magicae book, today. Edmund and Arden are princes from neighboring kingdoms, and Edmund is supposed to marry Arden's older sister in an alliance marriage. Which is a problem as the two princes become closer. (This is a little more than six sentences. Sorry!)
Arden took hold of the curtain and tugged it from Edmund’s hand. He let it fall back across the window, shielding them from the sight of the fog. Edmund finally looked at him, blinking owlishly. But something in Edmund’s eyes made Arden melt just a bit. He put a hand on Edmund’s arm, biting back a gasp at how good it felt to touch Edmund, even so innocently. Edmund’s eyes widened, but he didn’t move. “I don’t think you’re being ridiculous, Edmund. Not at all.”
They stood like that for—well, Arden wasn’t sure how long. Just looking at each other, their only contact Arden’s hand on Edmund’s arm. Arden wanted so much to kiss Edmund, ached with the want of it, but he couldn’t. He couldn’t move away either.