TITLE: CROWN OF SPARKS
GENRE: YA Fantasy
Princess Denna is betrothed to a prince whom she will marry in a few days, but the prince's sister just confessed her love for Denna - feelings that Denna returns.
The words “I love you” rang in my ears, repeating themselves over and over until they became nonsense and I barely believed they’d been spoken. But they had, and it was those words that propelled me toward the window. I caught her arm and pulled her back, planting myself on the sill beside her. Her eyes shone with pain as I wiped away her tears with the sleeve of my dress, not caring for a moment that I was probably ruining it. She turned away from me, and I couldn’t tolerate it a moment longer. I pushed her back against the windowsill, pinning her against the rough stones.
All I could think of was how much I loved her and had always loved her. She had awakened me to the world, and now it was my turn to bring her to life by showing her how much she meant to me. I wove my fingers through her hair and pulled her face to mine, surging forward to meet her lips with my own. Her body went rigid at my touch, yet her lips were soft and sweet. An icy wind cut through the open window, but I was inseparable from her, kissing her slowly, deeply, every feeling I had for her pooling into my lips as I tasted her.
Pulling back, I looked at her and wondered how someone could still look so beautiful with tearstained cheeks. The rope slapped against the windowsill as it fell from her limp fingers, and I knew I had won. Through my hand on her neck I could feel the furious beating of her heart keeping time with my own.