... they had suppressed for four years surface once more. Neither one could have conveyed their feelings with words, but the kiss did a pretty good job.
Finally the slowly pulled away and opened their eyes, both breathless and red faced. They looked at each other and blushed and smiled wordlessly. Gwen looked up into his eyes and smiled. “How was that for an answer.” Ben laughed and hugged Gwen again. He felt lightheaded and his legs were weak, but he didn't care. For four years he had been waiting for this, waiting to see Gwen again and ask if she still loved him.
For four years he had carried around a terrible burden that he hadn't been able to shake off or get rid of. He had been in love with his cousin, and he had never been able to forget it. It didn't matter that she was his cousin, he loved her no matter who she was. But he hadn't been able to talk to anyone about it, not is friends, and certainly not his family. So for four years he had waited, passing the time in agony, unable to move on or forget that summer.
But now that burden was gone. Gwen was back I his life and she still loved him. Ben felt like nothing could possible bring him down now. He looked at Gwen and saw similar thoughts and feelings in her eyes. This is the best day I have had since she left four years ago. He starred at Gwen again, letting his mind take in the many changes in her, una...