First Kiss Friday

First Kiss Friday

Today’s first kiss comes from The Secrets Within by Mary Dean

Paranormal romance with friends to lovers romance, mystery, and suspense.

I took a step back and gave him room to climb out of his window. He climbed out and was standing in front of me in nothing but pajama pants that hung low on his hips. I noticed the pecks and abs he was starting to form on his chest and torso. I could see the V starting on his hips that I heard all the girls talking about. Seeing him like this made me blush. I had started to notice how attractive Nix was that summer, and I had a secret crush on him. But I figured he didn’t feel the same way about me. I was just his tomboy best friend, and I told myself I was okay with that.

“So, why are you leaving?” Nix’s voice took me out of my trance. I noticed I was biting my lip and I stopped myself feeling silly.

“My mom says it’s a girl’s trip. That’s all she will tell me.”

“But you can’t!” Nix looked panicked as he fully realized what was happening.. He was upset, like I knew he would be.

“I know it ruins our plans for the first day of high school. But I’ll be back. I’m sorry.” I didn’t want him to be upset. I knew it’s wasn’t my fault but I still felt guilty for letting him down.

“I’m not mad at you. It’s just…” He ran his hands through his hair. “There was something I had planned to do today.”

I didn’t say anything. I just looked at him. He gave me an expression I’d never seen on him before. One minute we are standing there looking at each other and the next he pulled me to him and his lips were on mine. I raised my eyebrows in surprise. Nix was kissing me! I couldn’t believe it was real.

He pulled back and smiled at me. “I have been wanting to do that all summer.”

“Alex!” My mom’s voice was louder.

“I gotta go.” I turned and ran across the street. Minutes later we were pulling out of the driveway. My eyes met with Nix’s as we drove out of the neighborhood. He looked hurt. I was kicking myself inside. I should have kissed him back. I should have told him how I felt. I told myself I would make sure I told him once we were back. Little did I know I wouldn’t have the chance anytime soon.