..., I know. He won't do it again, I swear. Just calm down." He held her and rocked her body gently to help her calm down.
"I was so… afraid he going to rape me. I knew he was going to. If you hadn't I…" her voice caught in her throat.
"Shh, I know. I would never let that happen. I care too much about you."
Gwen pulled back slightly and looked at her cousin's face. Then, sobbingly, she sprung forward and kissed him full on the lips. Ben nearly pulled away in shock, but then, remembering that this is what he always wanted, he kissed back. The two stood there for a few seconds locking lips.
Then Gwen pulled away. "I'm sorry," she said in embarrassment. "I shouldn't have done that."
"Then why did you?" Ben asked, slightly disheartened.
Gwen stepped out of his arms and turned away from him. "I probably shouldn't say this, but… Ever since that Summer three years ago, I've been having these weird feelings for you. I thought it was just puppy love at first; I heard that happens sometimes with cousins. But now I see, I'm totally in love with you Ben."
Ben's eyes widened. Her words were exactly how he felt.
"I suppose I can't expect you to feel the same. I just hope we can still be friends at least."
Ben smirked. "I might have a problem with that."
Gwen's shoulders slumped. She began to fear that she had just ruined what had been ...