Another blogfest! And I've got news for you, tomorrow is the Show Me Yours Blogfest, so there will be another post then as well.
This is the 2nd Annual No Kiss Blogfest, hosted by Frankie Mallis
What is it?
The No Kiss Blogfest! This is when you get to write a scene or post one from your favorite books, movies, and TV shows that show the almost kiss-- the rising, crushing, excruciating, longing, tension that comes from when two characters get oh-so-close to kissing that you can just feel it....and then...they don't!
Sounds like fun, right?
So here's a scene from the current WIP Glimpse of Another Shore since I just happen to have such a scene. Also, for tomorrow's blogfest there will be another scene regarding these two characters, so check in if you'd like!
Here's some background:
Pier = MC
Lani = Pier's soon to be girlfriend
Nemmy = Pier's younger sister
Pier and Nemmy found a sea serpent. They used Lani's help to treat some of it's lacerations. I think that's pretty much all you need to understand this scene.
And off we go!
“Anyway,” Lani said as she picked up her case. “I’ve got to get back. Dad expects the docks to be fully scrubbed by the time he gets home.”
“I’ll walk you home,” I said and picked up the bait bucket. “Nemmy, don’t stay out here too long, or Mom will start to ask questions.”
“I won’t,” she said, and continued to teach Rule more signals.
“I can’t believe I got to touch a real live serpent,” Lani said as we walked alongside each other on the beach. “I never would have imagined it possible.”
We approached my house and smoke puffed from the oven chimney. Mom had gotten home early from work and started on dinner.
“Yeah, me neither,” I said. “Nemmy seems to have become really attached to her. Still, Every day I hope it will swim away, out into the sea somewhere. As much as Nemmy loves her, I think the whole situation only promises trouble.”
“And when,” Lani looked at me askance. “Has Pier Arvin been afraid of a little trouble?”
I smiled, and snatched her hand. “Since a certain someone disapproves of said trouble.”
“Oh I don’t know. Sometimes I think a little danger can be attractive.” She smiled and tried to free her hand. Instead I tugged her towards me. She shrieked and pushed at me until I lost my balance. I pulled her down onto the sand and landed on top of her.
We laughed for a moment. Then she pushed her hair behind her ears and bit her lower lip.
I should have kissed her. I wanted to kiss her. Instead, as I leaned towards her lips a voice called out.
Bilge. It was Mom. I sighed and rolled off Lani. We scurried to our feet and brushed ourselves free of sand, but it was too late. She’d already seen us.
Lani squeezed my hand and gave me an apologetic look. “I’ll see you later, okay?”
I nodded and Lani released my hand to continue on down the beach to her house. Mom shot Lani a glance and continued over to me.
“Ma, it wasn’t what it looked like,” I said as she approached.
“Isn’t it?” she asked. “Because it looked to me like someone ditched out of work so he could chase a girl.”
And END SCENE!
So that's it! Now I'm off to read the other No Kiss blogfest entries. I hope to see you back here tomorrow for the fun Show Me Yours Blogfest, Hosted by myself, Hannah and Summer.
By our powers combined...We made a blogfest!