Title - Still Life
Genre - YA
My forbidden boyfriend leaned against a column under the dock with mischief in his eyes, and I wondered what law he’d want me to break tonight..
“I have a surprise for you.” Landon reached into his pocket and pulled out a small card that reflected the light above. Laminated.
“No, I can’t,” I said, glancing at the fake ID in his hand. He had all the info on it correct. My name: Erika Smithson. My address. But not my birthday.
He grabbed my hands and placed the ID in one and his own palm in the other. “It’ll work. Trust me. The Riptide Bar doesn’t care at all.” He smiled.
It wasn’t getting in that I worried about. It was getting recognized. Not by the patrons or the bouncers. But by the owners who took over the bar when my dad had to sell it seven years ago.. When he had to stop working.
But I couldn’t tell that to Landon. He didn’t know anything about my dad. Anything about my past. Our relationship was still lukewarm, even the lusty parts hadn’t reached steamy yet, and I wasn’t about to turn the faucet to ice cold.
“Besides, I know the bouncer. He’s the one who made the ID.” Landon laughed. “So you’re gold.” He pushed a piece of my hair behind my ear and sunk his lips into mine. He tasted like cigarettes and rebellion and though I wanted the latter, I didn’t want it this way.