Saturday, February 11, 2012

Crystal's Magic - "That's YAmore" Blogfest

I know I don't normally post on Saturdays but I thought the YAmore blogfest sounded like fun. All you have to do is post 250 romantic, swoon-worthy words from your YA WIP.

So here's my entry (it's a little under 250). It's a scene from Crystal's Magic. I hope you enjoy reading it!

“Where is this coming from?”

“Oh, get off it, Crystal. I saw how you were looking at him.”

“And why should you care?” she snapped. Vince was so infuriating! She liked him one minute and the next, she wanted to punch him.

“Of course I care, why wouldn’t I care? Haven’t you been listening to me at all today?”

“How do I know it’s not just because you’re jealous of Gavin?”

He shoved his hands into his pockets and stomped down the sidewalk. After a few steps, he stopped. “You coming?”

She said nothing but followed him.

When they reached her front door, he touched her arm. “I’m sorry.”

“You don’t like me,” she guessed. “You just don’t want me to be friends with Gavin.”

“If I didn’t like you, would I do this?” He cupped her face and gently pressed his lips to hers.

Crystal stared at his closed eyes for a second before she shut hers. She puckered her lips, but he already pulled away.

He laughed softly. “You’ve never been kissed before.”

“Not really. Brian kissed me in the first grade but that doesn’t count.”

“No.” He tucked some of her hair behind her right ear. “Let’s try that again.”

This time, she puckered her lips and kissed back. It was sweet and tender and everything a first kiss should be, even if it really was their second.

25 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

Aww, very sweet scene!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A wonderful scene and most enjoyable to read.

Yvonne.

Theresa said...

My favorite type of chemistry. I want to read more :)

New follower *waves*

J.A. Souders said...

Very sweet! And, of course, I love the name Gavin. Even if he isn't the hero.

Larissa said...

Aww! Love it! So sweet! :)

Charity Bradford said...

This was great Nicole. I love how realistic it was. That first kiss sometimes falls flat, but the second one is always better. :)

LM Preston said...

Love this. So realistic with that quirky cute of a first kiss.

Lori M. Lee said...

'She liked him one minute and the next, she wanted to punch him.'

Haha, I'm sure many of us can relate. This was very cute :)

Catherine Stine said...

Very cute. I like the push me pull you kind of energy. It feels very teen.

Connie said...

Agree with the above. Sweet and cool read about mixed feelings and first kisses.

erica and christy said...

I love that they messed up the first one - so real life!
erica

Talli Roland said...

Awwwww! What a wonderful moment to capture, Nicole.

Cecilia said...

Aw..Crystal and Brian. enjoyed reading this. She thinks he doesn't like her, and then he goes ahead and kisses her to prove her wrong. *sigh*
Swoon-worthy.

Elizabeth Prats said...

Aw this was a very cute first kiss scene :) How old's your protagonist?

Jessie Harrell said...

awww... such an adorable scene. I love when characters start out not really getting along and then fall in love.

jamieayres said...

Love it:) Thanks for the heads up about the blogfest, I just joined the fun! Happy Valentine's Day on Tuesday~hugs

nutschell said...

Hi Nicole!
I'm dropping by from the Origins blogfest.I enjoyed your blog YAmore post :)

your newest follower,
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

ali cross said...

Aw, I love it! Great job Nicole!

Ellie Garratt said...

Aww . . .so sweet. Young love. Really enjoyed this excerpt!

Liz Czukas said...

Aww, what a fun twist on a first kiss!

- Liz

Cherie Reich said...

Aww! Such a sweet scene!

Elana Johnson said...

Excellent! I love that it was the SECOND kiss that counted. :)

Katy said...

That was adorable! I especially love the final line... totally makes me want to read on!

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Roza M said...

this was such a cute scene good job!