“This can’t happen again.”
Maya kept her eyes shut for a moment longer as she licked her lips, savoring the taste of him. When she opened her eyes, they were clear and cool blue, darkened with resolve. “You’re right.” She said calmly. “You’re nearly eighteen, and I’m fifteen. We both have a lot of growing up left to do. And that helped to answer some unanswered questions, so thank you.”
This girl was going to drive him to drink before he attended his first real college party, Josh thought, running a hand through his hair and checking to see if he had pulled out any grey strands. Either that or he was going to be the youngest guy ever with silver hair.
“I have never hidden my feelings for you, Josh. You have always known where you stand in my life. You just need to decide if I might someday fit into yours in some way beyond your niece’s best friend.” With that said, she turned and walked away, her voice drifting back. “They say that the first person you kiss in the New Year is the one you’ll kiss again at midnight the next New Year. See you in twelve months, Cinderella.”
As soon as she rounded the corner, she collapsed against the wall, her heart nearly beating out of her chest. “Oh. WOW.” She whispered, still hardly daring to believe that she had done it. She had finally kissed Joshua Matthews! And that jolt of something that had zapped through her the first time their eyes had met was nothing to actually tasting him for the first time. Blowing a lock of hair out of her eyes, she took one more moment to savor, before returning to business. Next stop: Lucas.