I suppose my No-Kiss scene for this epic fest needs a little bit of an introduction. So here goes, the basic info you need to get the scene. What you need to know:
1) They are on a road trip
2) Zoie just inadvertently adopted a puppy(Bear), by complete accident, but she loves him.
3) They are driving through the country side and have stopped for the night in this old private property because they were way too far away from a hotel and well they’re teenagers, money is not something they have readily at their disposal. She goes for a nice long walk in the morning exploring the property and finds a large water fountain.
4) She talked Demetri into this trip.
Here we go. I would like to apologize beforehand for a few of the grammatical errors that I know are there (because they always are) even though I scoured over this thing trying to make it cohesive. As always feedback is appreciated and I will try to comment on all the other contributions once I get home from work tonight. Happy 2nd Annual No-Kiss Blogfest!!!
Zoie took her shoes off and rolled up her jeans stepping into the fountain. For a moment she just stood there watching as the water traveled around bubbling up and cascading down the elegant sculpture. She reached forwards, closed her eyes and let the cool stream flow over her hand. Bear yipped up at her and she jumped, opening her eyes to glance down at the puppy. He had his two front paws up on the fountain wall starring up at her with big pathetic mudpies for eyes. Zoie leaned over and scooped him up placing him next to her on the wall of the fountain. He stared at his reflection in the water, tilting his head to the side curiously.
“See silly? You’re not missing anything. It’s just water.” she leaned forwards slipping her hand under his reflection in the water and splashing it up at him. He jumped back growling and she giggled standing up, walking away from him, her hands in the air, spinning around slowly. The wind nipped at her ears, the cool excess spray from the fountain landing on her cheeks with the utmost care. Dots beginning to speckle her vision, and Zoie began to slow down, trying to steady herself.
“What the hell are you doing?!” Demetri’s voice shattered the quiet of the morning and Zoie slipped falling backwards into the water. She landed squarely on her butt, just under the cascading expulsion of the fountain. She started to laugh.
“Zoie! What the hell are you doing? This is Private Property, if we get caught we will get in trouble as in jail! I only agreed to stop here because you promised you’d behave!” she didn’t look at him, her hand covering her mouth as she continued to giggle.
“Zoie!” he hollered, and Bear turned towards him, a low growl escaping his lips, he let out a high pitched woof, raising his hackles at Demetri. Zoie waded over to the edge of the fountain where Demetri was standing.
“There is no one here. Take a chill.”
“Zoie this is so stupid we could get in serious trouble, I mean it is bad enough that we’re skipping school and driving over a thousand miles away from where we live, if we get caught we are so dead.” He ran a hand through his hair, and then placed either hand onto the fountains edge leaning forwards. She smiled at him, moving closer to him, she reached out her hands grasping onto the front of his shirt.
“Demetri, you really need to lighten up.” And with that she tugged him into the water with her.
She backed away, giggling as Demetri sat up in the water.
“You are so going to regret that.” He dove at her, grasping onto her side and tickling her feverishly. She began to twist and turn back and fourth painful laughter bubbling up inside her, as they struggled. She tried to tickle him back but he held her tight.
“Stop—Demetri—stop” her voice came in sharp gasps, her brown eyes wide with desperation but he didn’t let go. Zoie shifted again managing to wiggle free.
“That was not fair! You’re bigger than me!”
“You sound like a four year old.” Demetri said as he splashed at her. She moved towards him in the water, admiring how wet shirt clung to his muscles.
“Oh bite me.” They were standing up now and he stood a good foot above her, so she stood up on her tip-toes trying as best she could to get into his face.
“Maybe I will.” He placed one hand onto either of her shoulders, his eyes searching her face. Her mouth twitched up in a smile and she leaned in closer to her, her arms finding their way around his neck so she was completely pressed against him.
“Maybe” she took a deep breath, her mouth as close to his as she could manage, “you should.”
He leaned forwards blood coursing through his veins, he wondered after all this time if she still tasted the same, or if the years they’d spent apart had altered her so completely he wouldn’t recognize her lips.
“Woof!” The ten pound mutt lunged towards them, his hackles raised a growl perched on his lips, throwing himself between his master and the boy he felt was a threat. They split apart as the dog crashed into the water. He let out a yip, began to slash wildly back and forth, his eyes growing wide with fear. Immediately Zoie scooped him up, he clung to her, shaking wet, whimpering from the cold.
“I guess he doesn’t like the water.” Demetri said taking a step back and sticking his hands, unsuccessfully, into his damp pockets, his blue eyes searching her face. She didn’t meet his eyes, just nodded and waded her way over to the edge of the fountain, putting bear down onto the ground and climbing out herself. She rung her hair out and then turned to him.
“Come on, we’ve got to go.” Then she scooped the puppy up again and began to march towards where their van was, leaving Demetri alone wading in a fountain.
So the verdict is?
Alright everyone have a nice day, enjoy the almost kisses and Happy New Year!! Oh and thank you for reading I really appreciate it! :)