GENRE: YA Light Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Sam(Samantha) says goodbye to Aiden before going on a mission to try to save herself. If her mission fails, she won't remember anyone from her past.
I turn to Aiden and I don't know what to say. Ever since I met him we've fought. Over little things. Over big things. But we've always been there for each other in some weird almost family kind of way. I almost feel like our relationship is one big game board, with the spinner constantly identifying the status of our relationship.
I'm relieved when Aiden talks first.
"Be safe, Sam. Fight. " He says.
I just nod, and take a step towards him to give him a hug, even if it is just an awkward, weird, not sure what I want to do hug.
He pulls me in, bringing me closer to him than I want. Then he takes my chin in his hand and pulls my lips closer, stopping when his lips hit mine. I realize he's going to kiss me when it is too late.
For a minute my lips just stay, pressed against his, as though they too are in a state of shock. Too shocked to move away.
I'm angry, furious even. He wasn't supposed to be my first kiss, I think. This isn't supposed to be how it was supposed to happen either. My whole body is shaking.
With one firm movement I take my hand and slap him hard across his cheek because I'm not sure what else to do.
"What the heck was that?" I scream.
Aiden shifts his feet and avoids looking me in the eyes. "Nothing." He says.
"You're right," I say. "That was nothing. Forget it!"