TITLE: The Guard
Kate and her over-protective cousin, Will ran into Seth (Kate's sort of new boyfriend) in the town sports bar. Will left Kate with Seth.
"I had fun tonight," Seth said. "I never thought I'd be thanking Sinclair, but I am."
"I did too. Thanks for driving me home."
With her free hand, Kate put the key in the door and started to unlock it. Seth pulled her hand from door. Kate looked up to meet his eyes and suddenly became very aware of her heartbeat. He moved closer. One of his hands stroked her cheek as his face moved closer. She leaned in hoping he wouldn't notice the pounding of her heart. His eyes closed and their lips met. His lips were soft and gentle--and a little salty from the French fries. Like clay, her lips molded to his. Kate hoped she was doing it right--she didn't have experience with this sort of thing.
Kate opened her eyes. Seth was smiling at her. "I promised your cousin I would behave. I intend to keep it. Good night, Kate. We've got an away game in the morning and then I have to work, but I'll call you tomorrow night." He gave her a peck on the lips and walked to his car.
"Good night," Kate said. She went inside and closed the door. No one was home yet. Kate put her fingers to her lips. They were still warm.