“Some part of you will always … fight to cling to life and experience all it has. That’s why you’re so reckless in the things you do. You don’t hold back your feelings, your passion, your anger. It makes you remarkable. It makes you dangerous.”
He handed me a small, plain bag. Puzzled and excited, I opened it up. Lip gloss, the kind I liked. I’d complained to him a number of times how I was running out, but I’d never thought he was paying attention.
“How’d you manage to buy this? I saw you the whole time at the mall.”
“What’s this for? For my first day?”
“No,” he said simply. “Because I thought it would make you happy.”
Without even thinking about it, I leaned forward and hugged him. “Thank you.”
Judging from his stiff posture, I’d clearly caught him by surprise. And yeah…I’d actually caught myself by surprise, too. But he relaxed a few moments later, and when he reached around and rested his hands on my lower back, I thought I was going to die.
“I’m glad you’re better,” he said. His mouth sounded like it was almost in my hair, just above my ear. “When I saw you fall…”
“You thought,‘Wow, she’s a loser.’”
“That’s not what I thought.”
He pulled back slightly, so he could see me better, but we didn’t say anything. His eyes were so dark and deep that I wanted to pe right in. Staring at them made me feel warm all over, like they had flames inside. Slowly, carefully, those long fingers of his reached out and traced the edge of my cheekbone, moving up the side of my face. At the first touch of his skin on mine, I shivered. He wound a lock of my hair around one finger, just like he had in the gym.
Swallowing, I dragged my eyes up from his lips. I’d been contemplating what it’d be like to kiss him. The thought both excited and scared me, which was stupid. I’d kissed a lot of guys and never thought much about it. No reason another one—even an older one—should be that big of a deal. Yet the thought of him closing the distance and bringing his lips to mine made the world start spinning.
—Vampire Academy, Chapter 18
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