Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I’m taking part in the Is it Getting HOT in Here? bloghop, hosted by Hope Roberson.
By participating in this fabulous bloghop, we’re supposed to share a kissing scene. I chose this one from my edgy young adult work-in-progress. It’s set in Huntington Beach, California. Leslie’s 15 and just met the cutest guy she’s ever seen. Here goes:
The song ended and Anchovie fed me one of his fries. I was afraid to chew it in front of him, so I let it soften in my mouth until it almost melted before I swallowed it.
He smirked. “Never saw someone eat without chewing.”
My cheeks burned. He must’ve noticed because he added, “Just teasing.” He cupped my chin in his palm and brought my face closer to his.
Oh man, oh man, I thought. This is IT. Here in public in front of his friends and the rest of the world. The first kiss is supposed to be private, isn’t it? It’s supposed to be special.
“There you are.” Tina strode in like she was the queen of riptides, with Lupe trailing behind.
Anchovie let his hand drop.
“We’ve been looking all over for you guys,” Tina said. “We gotta go NOW.”
“Cool your heels there, Tina-Mint,” Anchovie joked.
She narrowed her eyes and grabbed at my elbow. “My dad’s gonna kill me if I get home late.”
“All right,” I said. “Let me say goodbye first.”
“Hurry up.” Tina glared.
Lupe smiled. “It’s cool. Take your time.”
Anchovie leaned in so close, his breath tickled my nose. “Are you coming back tomorrow?”
“I—I can’t. Gotta babysit my brother.”
“Bummer. Then I’ll see you Wednesday?”
“O-okay.” Stupid bottom lip, it wouldn’t stop quivering.
Anchovie pulled my body close, wrapped his arms around me, and moved his mouth to mine. Omigosh, omigosh. This was it. When his lips touched mine, I trembled. Before I could figure out how I felt about it, did I like it or not, he shoved his tongue deep in my mouth. What? I could hardly breathe. He wiggled his tongue up and down, then all around. It was like an eel poking around in a cave. I swore I was going to choke and lose my fries.
He pressed his lips hard and his teeth bumped against mine. I was glad neither of us wore braces. My heart beat so fast, it pounded in my ears. Then he pulled back and my first kiss was over.
It was the most disgusting thing that ever happened to me.
Do you remember your first kiss? Was it sweet or disastrous? Care to share?
Read more steamy kissing scenes! Here are the others participating in the bloghop. There may be more who signed up after I copied and pasted the list, so check on Hope’s blog.