Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Blog Hop

For Valentine's day I am participating in a blog hop all about kissing scenes. Fun, right? Thanks Cassie and Hope for hosting it!  Check it out! 
 Oh, and happy anniversary, Luke!

Here's my scene:

It was a beautiful wedding, and I was happy for them, really, I was. It’s just that, well, it sucks being alone at a wedding. It sucks being alone any day knowing that the person you love is thousands of miles away and has been, and will be, for months.
So I may have been moping, just a little bit, when my dad came and found me. He said Jenny needed help with her corsage or something and led me back to the group. When we got there, Jenny stepped to the side and I gasped.
There he was, in his dress blues, grinning like the Cheshire cat. He stood up and hugged me. I held him tight, tears in my eyes. He kissed me, but it wasn’t the kiss I wanted, the kiss I’d been waiting for. It was an everyone is watching, including your father, kind of kiss.
My cousin came up and whispered in my ear, “you better marry this one.” Oh, I plan to.
We walked around and said our hellos, waiting for the moment when we could slip away. Every time we looked at each other I could hear his thoughts echoing mine.  I felt like the sparks flickering between us were so obvious even my grandmother would notice. We got out of there as soon as we could.
In the dark, under the stars I said, “I missed you.”
Then he pulled me toward him and wrapped his arms around me. Chest to chest I swear I could feel his heart beating. He pressed his lips to mine and I kissed him back with three month’s worth of longing.
His voice was low as he whispered in my ear, “I missed you, too.”


  1. All this sexy kissing stuff is going to torture me today until I can go home!

  2. What a beautiful snippet of sweet and spicy! She was pretty patient to wait for the reunion she wanted.

    And Alex, I loooooove that you get to read all of this today!!!

  3. LOL! Not the kiss I wanted :) Loved it!

  4. Aww. I loved this!! 3 months of longing. Straight to the heart! Great job!

  5. SO sweat! I love this!!! You captured the longing of people being separated so well.

  6. Ah, that was incredibly tender and sweet, I got chills :) Nicely done!

  7. Such a lovely ending. Nice one! I'm glad I found your blog. Hops are great for that, aren't they? Now following. :)

  8. So sweet! Great voice. I love that they restrained until they were alone. It made it that much more special.
    New follower *waves*

  9. Oh the anticipation of having to wait to be alone! That's is the worst! Loved it!

  10. Thank you for that really well written piece! It brought a tear to my eyes! Bravo!

    I look forward to following you and reading more of your brilliant writings

  11. Your writing was poetic, I loved it :) Great work Rachel, I'm very impressed :)

  12. mmmm... very nice and romantic. :)

  13. Super super sweet! "Oh I plan to." AWWWW!

    Love it!

    1. Thanks, Cassie. :) (This is actually about my husband and me.)