Since I was born without a single romantic cell in my body, when I first discovered the No Kiss Blogfest (like, 20 minutes ago), I thought, awesome! A blogfest for the non-kissing-stuff!
...then I read the rules and kindof went... uhm, uh oh.
'Cause it's supposed to be all, y'know <blushes>, romantic and stuff... a scene that captures the not-quite-a-kiss-yet moment of tension.
So I've been looking. Oh my goodness, I have been looking through, like, every long and short story I have ever written and... and... I swear, I fail at being a girl. I almost never write romantic relationships, and when I do have something along those lines, the relationships are usually creepy, cruel, weird, obsessive, twisted or downright scary.*
The best I could come up with is a scene from Brake Fluid, Blood & Body Bags which is definitely not a story about finding romantic love...
There were a few I could have used from earlier in the story, but I didn't want to re-post something ('cause that's just boring), here's a scene I know no one has read yet. And to state clearly: this is only first-draft material.
EDIT: I'm swapping it out for a different scene. Sorry it's longer, but the other one wasn't technically an almost-kiss.
*And even though I have no hopes of ever writing a convincingly authentic romantic story on my own, Alcar, you are STILL forbidden from writing 'Simon's Oath' fan-fiction where Simon & Faith hook up in a sickeningly sweet, Disney-esque love-love relationship. Be warned: I know where you live...