…. they kissed! :O)
Her eyes softened. “Then let me show you how much I mind.” With that she rose on tiptoe, her free hand sneaking around his neck to draw his head down, and her lips touched his, sweetly, innocently.
The spark that ignited the fire.
His arms closed around her, hauled her against him, tighter, tighter, so tight their bodies would melt and become one. His hand buried in her hair, he opened his mouth and, not so sweetly, not so innocently, deepened the kiss, tasted her, devoured her.
And she —
— let him.