Beyond The Stage (Wattys 2015)
Carpe diem, Piper. I grabbed his shirt, turning him around. Once he was facing me, I held his face between my hands, raising my mouth to his so that they were almost touching. "Kiss me, Raphael."
He came down the rest of the way, meeting my lips with his, melding them together. I opened my mouth on his allowing his tongue entrance. He put his hands on my shoulder pushing me away.
Piper works at the Wild Cherry as part of the entertainment. The money she makes allows her a high end apartment, a nice car, and the finest clothes you can buy. No, her life hasn't gone as planned, but she can deal with the disappointment for the kind of money she makes. That is, until she meets Raphael Castillo one day at the market.