Into the Realm: The Chronicles of Carter Blake, Book I (C1,S2)

In case you missed Chapter 1- subchapter 1, you can find it here.

Subchapter 2

Daphne and I headed up to the third floor library to research her psychology assignment. She began scanning her textbook, while I searched through mom’s, for the differences between sociopath and psychopath. I requested her to sum up what the text said so I could hear it in layman’s terms. After several minutes of thought, she did, finding defining the two to be harder than she had hoped. We worked for another three hours.     Keeping my eyes on the book, I asked my second question. “Daphne, what was your first real kiss like for you?”
Her head snapped up in surprise after a four-second delay.   “Where’d that come from?” she asked.
“I’m curious,” I answered. “I haven’t had one yet.”
She smiled. “It was both sweet and awkward. Neither of us had had any experience with kissing. At my freshman homecoming dance, the guy I went with, Tyler Stanford. We were slow dancing to ‘Lady’ by Kenny Rogers. There’s a line, ‘I’m your knight in shining armor and I love you.’ Right then, Tyler moved in to kiss me. I had decided to kiss him at the same time. Result? We bonked heads. We smiled, red-faced, at each other, and tried again. On this try, our lips met instead of our skulls.” She chuckled. “Not too smooth. But, the kisses got much better after that.”
I was fascinated. I conjured a vision of Daphne giving me my first real kiss. I felt her eyes on me and glanced up from the book, face aflame. She kindly pretended not to notice and rose to her feet. She plucked the text from my slack fingers, dropping a small kiss on the top of my head.
“Goodnight, Carter,” she said, leaving my room.

I never saw Daphne again.

Continues here.

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