So I'm having technical troubles with the drive that holds all my goodies.I have everything backed up, but that's at another location, and I don't feel like driving out to mom & dad's just now. The only scenes I currently have access to (that contain a bit of flirting) are a) Dark Goddess at her General getting groovy, and b) Kate & Caleb's first kiss.For a long moment, she didn’t think he would answer. She wouldn’t answer if their positions had been reversed. She would probably kick him out. Truthfully, she kind of hoped he would kick her out. At least then, she could stop thinking about him—and he’d stop looking at her like he wanted to lick every inch of her body.
I've decided against the NC-17 rated scene I was tweeting about with some of you earlier. Call me a chicken, but I don't think my Dark Goddess was ready to make her appearance just yet--and on a PG-13 blog, no less. Instead, I've decided to use Kate & Caleb's first kiss scene.
And yes, I do love to write scenes specifically for blogfests (scenes that have nothing to do with the WIPs I'm working on), but if you haven't noticed, I've been a little preoccupied lately and completely ran out of time to whip up a good Flirt-Fest-worthy scene.
As it turned out, she wasn’t that lucky. Caleb leaned forward to set his drink on the coffee table then shifted his body toward her.
“That you’re beautiful,” he finally answered.
And there’s that look again. He has the eyes of a predator—a very hungry predator.
“That I want to touch you,” he went on, raising his hand and brushing his knuckles over her cheek.
Holy freakin’ shit…is this actually happening?
“That I want to kiss you.”
I’m dreaming. I’m in a coma and I’m dreaming.
As he leaned closer to her, she felt the stirrings of heat and desire well up deep inside. She wanted him to kiss her—wanted to kiss him.
As his lips brushed hers, she let out a soft whimper and caught her breath when his fingers found their way to the back of her neck. She felt his tongue stroke her lips and, wanting more, she parted them, meeting his with her own. He kissed her deeply and passionately, one hand entwined in her hair, the other, slinking around her waist, both pulling her against him. Kate was melting, her body fighting to fuse itself with his.
Caleb was warm and hungry and everything she wanted. But he was also too much; his lips felt too good, his body too inviting—too real.
The thought assaulted her, overwhelming her body’s reaction to this Adonis who held her so close. He was dangerous—she felt it down to her bones. Caleb’s embrace was too keen; his lips, too ravenous. He showed her passion that she’d never seen before and she reacted to his touch far more than she wanted to admit. No one had ever made her feel so wanted, so needed, and she had never felt that passion for anyone…until now.
Instinctively, she pulled him away as she fumbled to her feet. She had to get away from him—far away. If she stayed a moment longer, he’d destroy her. She didn’t know how he’d do it, but she had no doubt he would.
“I—I have to go. I’m sorry…I have to go,” she stuttered, not looking to him for a response. Before she could change her mind, she strode for the door. She could hear him stand, heard his footsteps as he followed her, but he didn’t respond or try to stop her.
Neither of them said goodbye. As she walked past the statue of Aria, she heard the click of the door as it was closed.
What had she been thinking? Caleb was too intense, too passionate. She should have known better than to get involved with him—not that she was involved. It was just a kiss.
An amazing kiss…
And she had known almost immediately what a mistake it had been. If she got any more involved with Caleb, he would break down every wall she’d ever built to protect herself from getting hurt again.
She didn’t do relationships. She couldn’t. Attachments weren’t an option; they left room for failures, disappointments…for abandonment.
That was what it all came down to. Knowing that her father hadn’t abandoned her was one thing, but it didn’t help the way she felt. His death had crushed her. For years, he had been everything to her, and then, in less than a minute, he was gone. She couldn’t go through that kind of loss again, it would destroy her.
And Caleb had what it took to get there.