Here’s Day 29: Saturday Snippet — An Intimate Moment
That moment right before the first kiss.
In that moment, I wanted nothing more than to kiss him. Ever since I woke up and realized he was still with me, I felt it growing. Like a time bomb, counting down with agonizing slowness.
My gaze dropped to Liam’s mouth and then flickered back up to his eyes. I didn’t know for certain if he knew what I wanted, but I was practically boiling over with it. And I was so deliciously close to his mouth, I could almost taste it.
Once more, I didn’t know what to do. In the back of my mind, I felt a hint of fear that he might reject me if I tried to kiss him. He showed signs of interest before, but never acted on them. And while that unease grew in him, something else overpowered it.
A low growl rumbled through his chest and it vibrated against my hands, lighting my nerve endings on fire. Whether that noise was voluntary or not, it told me enough. Though he was waiting for me to decide, he wanted it, too.
My hands curled into fists, gripping the material of his shirt like my survival depended on it. And my eyes continued to search his before they dropped to his mouth once more.
“Marcelline,” he breathed.
It wasn’t a warning for me to stop what I was considering.
It was an invitation.
And I took it.
© Sarah Doughty
On Twitter, I’ve been taking part in my first-ever fiction prompt during the month of January. I’m sharing them here as well.
Stronger Than Blood is the latest installment of the Earthen Witch universe, following Marcy and Liam’s journey.
Until next time,