The Unwanted Kiss
Panic rose in her chest when she reached her doorstep after an
excruciating night. With a shock of horror, she realized that Steve intended to kiss her goodnight. She winced,
as thoughts of escape flashed helplessly through her mind and his face invaded hers.
We Need to Talk.
With those words, her face fell noticeably. Christen furrowed
her eyebrows and was, for once, silent for a moment. A tear rolled down her pallid cheek. Finally speaking, she
murmured, "I guess...keep the scarf." With that she thrust the knitting project, needles and all into his spidery white
hands and ran in the other direction.
The tour guide finished his lecture and stepped back, allowing
Ted to fully appreciate Mt. Rushmore in all its stony glory.