Bonus material that I played with after I finished Luminescence. This is a scene told from the uber hot bad boy Gavin's point-of-view. 0_0 I'm totally bugging about.
It will also be up on the Luminescence fan page on facebook today.
There will also be a second scene that I will be releasing after I finish giving it some polishing. Probably next week. This one promises to be steaming - the kind that fogs your car windows. *fans self*
This godforsaken town had the damnedest weather. Ducking under the overhang on the side of the brick building, I shook the water from my dark hair. It was soaking wet from a storm that just appeared out of nowhere, pouring like buckets and lighting the sky up like the Fourth of July.
My first day of school and I already couldn’t wait to get the hell out of here. So much so that I skipped out on over half of my classes, I felt so out of place. Not one other person that I could tell was like me. In Chicago, I wasn’t such a freak. Here I felt like I stuck out like a sore thumb.
Sometimes being a witch wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be. Usually it was kickass. Today it just sucked.
Leaning against the worn red bricks, I took a deep breath of the rain damp air. If I hadn’t been so down in the dumps and pissed off about the move, I would have recognized the storm for what it was – a surge of power.
As it was though, I didn’t realize it until after I had an armful of a very nice surprise.
I saw her turn the corner in haste where I was hiding, and I thought great there goes my solitude. Hopefully she wouldn’t bust me for ditching, but I figured I was safe since it seemed like she was running from something.
A second later she practically ran into my arms.
Instinctually I brought my hands up to steady her, and kept us both from hitting the ground. In the moment our skin connected, a gush of electricity poured over me. More intense then I had ever felt from another witch. And I knew instantly that she was a witch, an extremely powerful witch by the shock. It was astonishing and fierce. Stunned, I couldn’t believe that this ho-dunk town had such a witch. What was she doing living in Holly Ridge?
Looking down all I saw was a waterfall of dark hair. She was small, only coming up to the top of my chin and fit perfectly against me. Lifting her head from my chest, she peered up at me from under long, thick black lashes.
She stole my breath.
Her eyes had the afterglow of magic. God they were stellar.
Like the finest cute amethyst.
She gaped at me, and I couldn’t help but be pleased. At least I wasn’t the only one whose jaw just about dropped to the ground. She was that gorgeous. My eyes sparkled as she continued to stare at me, and I lifted a brow.
Entranced, I watched her eyes move over each part of my face. When then those enchanting eyes landed on my mouth I couldn’t help the smirk. She didn’t have the first clue what her thorough inspection was doing to me.
Hell, after all I am a guy. A teenage guy at that. Did she think she could like at me like that and not be affected. I wasn’t made of stone.
Apparently either was she. Her eyes darkened, and my pulse jumped. Leaning in, I could smell the strawberry gloss on her lips.
I wanted very much to taste those lips right now.
Would they be as soft as they looked?
Would she taste like strawberries?
Most importantly, would she kiss me back?
This was a very nice treat I hadn’t expected to tumble into. Very nice indeed.
Running my thumb gently down her arm, she shuddered in my arms. Whatever spell had been between us, she broke it, stiffening in my embrace. And I was filled with disappointment. I didn’t want to let go just yet.
“What are you doing?” she demanded, her voice rough.
Someone just got her panties in a bunch. I lifted an eye at her tone. “Saving you it seems. Obviously I’m not the only one ditching last period.”
Smooth man. Way to call her out.
She took a step back, and I regretted the words immediately. Her eyes roamed over the rest of me causing my body to long for the contact of hers again. She made my blood boil with just her eyes.
“I – I don’t normally ditch class,” she stuttered cutely, running a hand through her dark hair.
I enjoyed the sound of voice frazzled, and shrugged my shoulders.
She narrowed her gaze at me. “I’ve never seen you here before. Do you even go here?” she asked.
“Umm yeah – it’s my first day,” I admitted smirking, unable to help myself.
“You ditched on your first day?” she asked like she couldn’t fathom the idea, but here she was with him, ditching class.
“Sure. It seems worth it now,” I said shoving both hands in my pockets. They itched to touch her again. “I’m Gavin.” I had hoped by giving her my name, I would get hers.
And I wasn’t disappointed. “Brianna,” she replied right before the last period bell rang, sounding the beginning of ninth period. Her eyes got wide at the sound. “I should go,” she mumbled.
I leaned back against the wall studying her. Not once did she let on that she knew what I was. It puzzled me to say the least. “I’ll be seeing you Bri.”
She mumbled an apology and then fled to the parking lot. A part of me wanted to go after her. There was so much I wanted to know, to ask her. But I just let her go.
There was always tomorrow.
Holly Ridge just might not be such a death sentence after all and got a whole lot more intriguing. I never would have thought I’d look forward to going to school.