I hope I'm not too late to participate in the -
"Is It Getting HOT in Here? Valentine's Day Blog Hop!"
Well - Here's a scene from my MS, Chihuahua Momma - Rebecca & Matt's first kiss:
Making her decision, in her black sequined evening gown, as if she were the Queen of England, Jacqueline strolled to the judge’s desk to sign the judge’s book.
The stewards, carrying a silver trophy the size of a punch bowl, followed her back into the ring. Rebecca’s nails drove into her palms trying to clutch the lead tighter. Her Chihuahua, Bruno, stood majestically, sensing the importance of the moment.
“The winner is, Lee’s Darling Bruno!”
The crowd erupted in an ear splitting roar. Rebecca heard herself emit a high pitched cry of happiness as she scooped up Bruno, and in an effervescent whirl of excitement, accepted her prize. Blinded by a multitude of flashing cameras and overwhelmed with handshakes and voices repeating congratulations, she caught her breath and uttered, “Thank you, thank you so much, oh praise God, I can’t believe it. Thank you.”
Matt and Amanda were there hugging her, Rebecca’s heart leaping, chest heaving. Matt, smiling from ear to ear, leaned forward and planted a gentle, lingering kiss on her lips.
Yes – he kissed her on the lips. She wanted this moment to last forever. Tickled by the butterflies swarming in her tummy, she felt like she was floating like a feather on a summer’s breeze. Rebecca looked at Matt’s eyes and saw unabashed happiness and something else. Was it adoration? Oh it was so nice, she reached for more, but she felt herself being pulled away, pulled away from that breathtaking face that invited her in.
As if fingers snapped, Rebecca found herself back in the moment. A reporter tugged on her arm asking her to grant an interview. Ushered to the cameras, she relayed the story of her wonderful dog, Bruno, and the journey that led her to Best in Show at the Philadelphia Kennel Club.