In my new book, the Fall Line, Creech and Mia have had a short, unrequited love affair in their past.. Here's a little of how Creech remembers it:
She heard me, though, she turned and waited. I had no real plan about what I’d
do once I caught up to her; I slowed to a walk so I could get my breath back. Her hair
tossed around her long and loose and her cheeks were red with cold. “What’s wrong?”
“Nothing,” I said. And I put my hand to the back of her head and kissed her.
It was an impulsive thing to do, but it was the right thing and I could have
stood in the cold all night long touching the silk of Mia’s hair, her warm lips on mine,
her fingers causing pinpricks down my spine as she caressed the back of my neck.
When we finally came apart, she held me in those eyes so much like a clear
blue sky. “Is that what you ran up here to tell me?”
I took her hand and drew a circle on her palm. “Pretty much.”