It's in the Blood // Claire & MohinderMature

The touch of her hand against his leg was a positive sign, causing his heart to quicken and goosebumps to form, but at the same time it was a relief. She liked him as well, it seemed. Reaching down, his hand tickled at her delicate wrist and arm in a comforting manner. By now, he was determined he would help her no matter what. Even if he had to endure what had happened before… but that last part was probably the sake talking. There would be no reason for him to inject himself this time; all that preliminary work had long been finished and confirmed.

This was it though - did she just like him or was there a kiss in his future? Breath was held as he waited patiently, eyes gazing thoughtfully into hers, momentarily dipping down to catch a glimpse of her lips. At first, he’d wondered if he’d imagined her words of agreement, but that thought was soon dismissed as he felt her warm lips pressing against his. Without hesitation, he returned the gesture, eyelids closing and one arm wrapping around her waist to steady himself to insure he didn’t get carried away or either of them tipped over in their tipsy state.

It was just as he’d imagined and more. Mohinder certainly wasn’t expecting this and couldn’t help humming happily against her lips. “Mmm…” The nipping along his lips tempted him to go further, but he held back, wanting her to lead the kiss and not wanting to overstep any boundaries. Once it was over, he slowly opened his eyes to find her grinning. Now that was what he called chemistry. Silently, he enjoyed the closeness as he attempted to hide how he was having to catch his breath.

At the word brave, his brows furrowed in confusion. Then he realized what she’d meant, causing his smile to fade somewhat. That was right - it had only been a few hours since he’d met her that morning. With a quiet sigh, he decided the truth was best. “It’s been quite a long time since I’d kissed someone quite like that. I assure you this sort of thing does not happen regularly. Forgive the pun, but I feel chemistry between us. I hope it is the same way for you as well?” Playfully his nose touched hers as he ended the question. An arm was still around her and it felt right. It felt amazing being this close to someone so special.

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