TITLE: Out of Order
GENRE: contemporary YA
I lean up against the tree to steady myself and it helps, sort of.
He's still standing in front of me dripping wet. I nervously look past him
to make sure my dad and brother have really gone home. All clear.
He leans in and says in my ear, "Happy birthday, Ruby."
I feel my knees give a little and the tree bark scrapes my butt
through my bikini bottom. I wince.
"You okay?" he asks, pressing himself against me completely.
A sigh escapes, and I'm embarrassed.
But then he sighs too.
"I want to kiss you. Can I kiss you, Ruby?" he whispers in my ear.
Our wet bodies touch in all the right places. I nod yes, completely unable
to form words.
He gently puts his lips to mine and he tastes like the blueberry pie
from our barbeque. His kiss is tender, almost too tender; I want to devour
him. I boldly press my lips to his and he groans. My arms wrap around his
neck, and he pulls me in even tighter against him.
His tongue begins to gently explore my mouth, and I don't want him
to ever stop kissing me. But he does. He pulls back enough to look me in
the eye and says, "Oh my god. Do you know how long I've wanted to do that?"
I nod again like a love-sick-mute. I seriously can't speak - I
don't want to speak - I only want him to kiss me again.