Sara slid closer and said, “Come here.” She opened her arms and he went in them willingly for a hug. She felt his tension ease away. He drew back and smiled at her.
“Is that bet—”
Seth stopped her words with his lips. Warm and soft, and so sweetly gentle as they moved over hers. Sara twined her arms around his neck and arched closer. Her heart was beating so fast she was afraid it might explode from the exertion and joy singing through her veins. She parted her lips to deepen the kiss, but he drew back..
Sara cupped his cheek with her palm. “You’re going to disappear on me again, aren’t you?”
She sighed and released him. She had to remember not to pressure him because it would only cause him to retreat. But they’d certainly passed an important milestone tonight.
Seth dove in for another quick peck on her lips as though he couldn’t help himself, and then was gone. Sara looked up at the bright moon and tilted her head back to bathe in its silver glow.