DOTE · Ignited · YA Fantasy

The First Kiss

Do you remember your first kiss? Was it magical? Often times in fiction the first kiss is just that. After all, isn’t that what the reader wants? To be transported, to feel the romance? I know I certainly want that!

While Beshar is no frog, the over-weight middle aged man is not who Jura envisioned for her first kiss! Check out this excerpt of the disastrous union down below:

Should I try to kiss him? She’d never kissed a boy before, not even Markhim, and now she was here prepared to do so much more. She stared at Beshar’s lips, trying to imagine her own pressed against them. He seemed nice enough, but she hesitated, still unsure if she should continue on her path. She didn’t have a choice. She leaned forward and licked her lips.

“Why did you come here?”

The question surprised her, and she stared down at her fingers which still sat lightly on his arm. Was I doing it wrong? She’d thought she was making her intentions quite obvious. She reached for his face. “I think you know why.” she whispered.

He caught her hand and slowly brought it down to her lap. He released her, staring at her intensely. “I know what you’re trying to do. What I want to know, is why?”

“I-I like you,” she stammered.

“Do you?” He stood up, moving with surprising speed despite his large frame. He pulled her toward him, crushing her chest to his own. he felt soft and warm, and his breath reeked and tasted of wine and dusty flowers.She struggled not to gag against him. Just as abruptly, he pushed her away. She fell back against her chair, breathing hard and trying to calm her frazzled nerves. She forced herself not to wipe away his touch.

“The disgust is still in your eyes, my lady First, so I will ask again. What do you want? Why did you come here? What purpose does your attempt at seduction serve?”

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What was your first kiss like? Was it romantic or a disaster? Was it on your first crush or perhaps an alleged suspect for crimes against your father? Tell me all about it in the comments below!

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