Leo's Angel Oak Tree

Saturday, April 10, 2010


This is the first kiss between my two characters in Solstice, Grace and Leo. Leo is forbidden to fall in love with a human, but he goes against his beliefs to love Grace. This scene is after he leaves his family and has been missing for several days. Leo doesn't see any point in following the rules anymore:

“No, I won’t lose you.” Leo stated, fuming at the thought forming in my mind. “You are too important to me. I can’t let you go…not now…not EVER.” Leo’s anxiety wavered a smidgeon, as he walked over to me and pulled me slowly from the ground.

“And the worst thing of all… I’ve led Xavier to you.”

I gasped remembering Xavier sitting on the bar stool, smiling. “Leo, I can take care of myself.”

“Not better than I can take care of you.” Leo stated and he pushed a curl out of my eyes. “I have made a lot of wrong choices, but choosing to be with you is the only right thing I have done in my life. I will never regret that choice. And, for the rest of my existence, I will be watching over you, protecting you. Guarding you.”

His hands came up slowly and gently to grasp at the tops of my shoulders. His intense stare captured my eyes and held them there.

“You are so beautiful.” Leo said in a whisper.

He brushed alongside my arms until his hands met my waist. I could barely breathe. My palms felt clammy and my throat was dry as I mentally tried to figure out what was happening. He never acted like this, so human. It’s like he is throwing caution to the wind. Leo smiled a brilliant smile that lit up his whole face, wrapped his arms around me then at the small of my back, and pulled me firmly to his chest.

“I have been meaning to give you something for some time now, but I was too afraid.”

“You…afraid?” It was unimaginable.

“Yes…well…I knew it would be the point of no return and I’ve been resisting it for some time now.” His thoughts ordered his eyes to gaze at my body. “Much too long.”

‘Just spit it out already.” I giggled to hide my anticipation. “I’m dying here!”

“I hope not…that would ruin my perfect record.” He stated with chagrin. Then, his face went very serious. He leaned his head down slowly and stopped so close to my face our noses touched. He breathed in a catch of breath and brushed his lips so softly across mine.

“Mmmm”, his lips vibrated.

Oh for the love of all that is holy!

“Would it be alright if I kissed you?” He asked while he continued to stare into my eyes.

I nodded once not believing that I was finally getting my wish.

His lips pressed into mine, soft and strong. I felt breathless in that moment and closed my eyes. All I wanted, in the world, I had in that instance. His warmth, caring, passion, and unmistakable beauty were fulfilling my desire so perfectly. I wanted so badly to look upon his face, but his lips left mine and caressed my cheekbone. Giving me little kisses that made my skin tingle in pleasure. He held me closer still but started to breathe raggedly in my ear.

“I have never wanted a human more than I want you.” He murmured so delicately. His breath came in shallow gasps now like he had to say the words before he changed his mind. They started to pour out of his mouth like a waterfall pours over the cliffside. “I know that it is wrong to want you at all.”

“Then, why do you?” I interrupted as I leaned my head on his shoulder. Surely I would go straight to hell for this temptation.

I hope you enjoyed this First Kiss:  Leave me a comment!  Thanks for participating!


  1. Ahh forbidden love! It's the best! Great job with this!

  2. Nice. You have my interest piqued in the story and the characters. Though, I can't help but see Charmed tv show whenever I see the name Leo. I didn't even watch the show much, lol. Still a good name for a protector.

    I'm curious. What is he, if not human?

    Great post!

  3. For some reason I don't trust that guy. Too smooth or something. Can't put my finger on it.
    Nice reactions on Grace's side: For the love of all that is holy LOL

    Nice job!
    I wish more people had joined...maybe you could hold another one!

  4. Thanks! I think there were too many blogfest going on today. Will do another soon!

  5. I missed the blog fest but I'm happy to read other peoples. This is really good. First kiss, forbidden love, aww....

  6. Thanks Myne! I'll do another one soon, possibly June. Stay Tuned and thanks for reading!

  7. Missed your kiss-fest, not sure I'd've had a great entry anyhow. I had one, I suppose, a smoochy mooch...

    Anyway, I LOVE what you did with the dialogue. That's a talent not many writers have. Dialogue keeps the story flowing, punchy, edgy, kept me reading to the end.

    Oddly enough, my word verification for this post is this: abledic

    hehe. ;)

    - Eric