Alright everybody, I promised that even though I didn't quite reach my 3rd goal by the end of last month, when I did get to 30,000 more words I would give you a romantic scene. I reached my goal, so here it is.
Just a warning, this scene probably came more from my past of reading historical fiction (romance novels) than it did from YA novels... you can practically feel the steam rising between these two.
I Dream... Romantic Scene
The rain came as all summer rains tended to in Oregon, torrentially. One second Kira and Jack were serious and concentrating on practicing their powers, lifting large boulders and snapping downed trees in half, and the next moment they were soaked through from tip to toe.
Kira tipped her head back in shock and then lifted her arms to the sky and let out a squeal of laughter. She loved the rain! It made her feel alive and free. Like the child inside her had been let loose. She spun in a full circle before she paused, remembering that she wasn’t alone.
Jack. He stood just steps away with an intense look radiating from his eyes. In that moment Kira could literally see his thoughts. He was reliving the last rain storm they had gone through together. The memory was so vivid that Kira felt heat rise to her face as she saw herself grab Jack’s hand and run through the field together. She knew what was coming next. The feelings as Jack swung her up into his arms… the longing.
Kira turned herself away from Jack. Away from the memory that held so much of her feelings and desires. She didn’t know where she was going, but she knew that she had to leave now before she broke down in front of Jack. She took two steps before Jack grabbed her arm.
The emotions pouring off of him were tangible. She could feel his pain and anger and… longing.
Kira turned her head further away from Jack as the first hot tear slipped out to mingle with the rain streaming down her face. She didn’t even have the strength of will to try to pull free. He needed her as much as she needed him, but to give in wasn’t an option any more.
Kira closed the door on her heart before she turned back to face Jack. She felt stronger. She could do this. After all, she had told him, “No” once before. All she had to do was to remind him that the memories were in the past and that they were over.
Kira turned and looked directly into Jack’s chest. She opened her mouth and said firmly, “Jack, I don’t think…” Kira’s mind lost some of its direction as she noticed Jack’s chest rising and falling under his rain soaked shirt. She shook her head and raised her eyes to Jack’s stubborn chin. She tried again. “Look, our past has nothing…” He clenched his jaw and she found herself focusing on the firm line of Jack’s lips. She knew the touch of those lips. She… Dear heavens! Kira felt her mouth go dry.
She closed her eyes and tried one last time. “We can’t live in the past, Jack. It’s over.” There! She had said it.
Jack added just a little more pressure to Kira’s arm until she opened her eyes and looked up into his. He stared at her with his intense blue eyes for just a moment before saying, “It is far from over!” And with that, Jack pulled Kira to him and kissed her with an intensity that rocked her to her very core. She closed her eyes and gave herself up to his kiss… and then he was gone.
Kira swayed slightly and felt the rain cool her heated lips. When she opened her eyes it was to see Jack’s back walking in the direction of the cottage.
I hope you enjoyed this little preview of what is to come. Now let's accomplish some more goals so we can get some more previews out :D