Monday, 14 February 2011

Just Kiss Already!

Happy Valentine's Day!


Write-Brained is hosting a Just Kiss Already BlogFest to celebrate the day of lurve and I decided to join in. So here's my contribution, but first some background. Nate is completely in love with Emma, Emma loves him back, but is in deep denial. Nate's just been in a fight defending her causing Emma to lose it, big time, because she does not need a hero!




I sat there staring at him, only the tips of my fingers touching his face, and yet it felt like every part of me, was connected to him. He was so absolutely worth it. I leaned over and pressed my lips to his. I wasn't prepared for the fire that shot through me; it traveled from my lips, to the tips of my toes, igniting all the places in between. I pulled back, startled. Nate reached out to me and then stopped, his hands hovered in mid air.


It was his uncertainty that undid me. I flung myself at him, pulled him close and pressed my mouth hard onto his.


“Aghh.” The sound was muffled, but it was clearly pain not pleasure.


I pulled back. “Oh crap.”


Somehow I’d bumped his eye and blood was seeping from between the stitches.


“I’m fine,” Nate said.


“You’re bleeding!”


He reached up a hand to touch his eye. “Not much.” He tried to pull me back against him.


“I have some Kleenex in my bag.” I bent down and fished around for them. Then straightened up and handed him one.


He pressed it onto his eyebrow. “There, all better.”


“Do you feel dizzy?” I asked.


“No.”


“But. . .”


“Come here!” He dropped the tissue and encircled my waist with both hands.


All the blood surged inside me. I reached for him, sliding my hands along his arms and up to his shoulders.


“Emma,” he breathed, as his mouth met mine again.


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Let me know if you joined in, I LOVE kissing scenes. 


My favourite is still Francesca and Will's first kiss in Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta, followed closely by Kate and Will in Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott and Katsa and Po in Graceling.


How about you?



12 comments:

  1. What an awkward but amazing kiss! So sweet--I love both of these characters already!

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  2. Nice passage and I love both you blog title and the typewriter picture.

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  3. I LOVE this, Alexa! Very funny, very awkward, very cute, VERY intense!!!

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  4. Love the awkwardness in the beginning.

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  5. Love this scene! Nothing like a bit of blood to kill the mood ... or not.

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  6. ooh, just adore that scene! can i still go with jonah + taylor? though the will/frankie one was amazing too ;)

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  7. Oh my, what an awesome kissing scene.

    I do love Will/Frankie kiss scene also. Haven't read Unwritten Law but will have to make sure it is in my next purchase.

    My favourite kiss is the same as Audrey, Taylor/Jonah from Jellicoe Road. Followed closely by Jay/Violet from The Body Finder.

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  8. That was so great that he kissed her despite all the ways she could have derailed it. I like them both already. =)
    Edge of Your Seat Romance

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  9. Sigh, swoon. I love it! I love *real* kisses, ones with awkward moments or little details that make them feel like your own kisses.

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  10. haha. LOVED this! Thanks for sharing :)

    I, too, ADORE the frankie/will kiss and only just re-read perfect you last week (for all those kiss scenes in there. JUST PERFECT) Perfect you is one of my main comfort reads when I'm sick :)

    xo Nomes

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  11. Thanks for all the lovely comments guys. They made me happy :)

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  12. Love the characters, love the awkwardness, loved the whole scene! Very funny, more please!

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