TITLE: AMBER AND THE WHISPERING WILLOWS
GENRE: M/G Fantasy
A New Year's Eve gala at the Landau mansion is the setting where eleven-year-olds, Amber and Nina, and thirteen-year-old, Justin, are attending.
Midnight approached and Mrs. Landau gathered her guests by the main fountain. She gave a charming speech about the coming New Year, and then glanced at her watch.
"Please, everyone. All together. 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 ... HAPPY NEW YEAR!"
Lips locked throughout the conservatory. Husbands kissed wives and friends kissed friends.
With a wicked gleam in her eye, Nina grabbed Justin around the neck and yanked him in for a juicy kiss. Justin tried to squirm away, but Nina wouldn't let go.
"Ewww. Gross," Amber exclaimed.
As if by magic, a palm frond slowly dropped, concealing Nina and Justin.
Breathless, a beet red, lipgloss-wearing Justin pulled Amber and Nina away from the crowd and into a quiet section behind a trellis of white roses.
Amber handed Justin a napkin. "Wipe your mouth." She rolled her eyes. "Okay. Spill it. What's going on?"