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Juniper, Jasper, and Lenny have been friends forever and co-own a vlog channel called WereVloggingHere. Their fans are huge "shippers" who believe that Juniper and Jasper are perfect for each other, and, despite warnings from friends and family, a simple Truth-or-Dare inspired kiss soon spirals out of control into a whole new world of making out and surprise kisses.
Juniper and Jasper's relationship begins to shift. But as fan requests for different "Kiss Cam" segments keep pouring in, Juniper puts her worries aside and convinces herself that it doesn't mean anything. After all, it's just kissing… right?
"Alright, fine. Better now than never—because you know that's not the last of kissing on camera requests we're going to get, right?"
"That's why I want to make sure," he nods and then turns himself completely towards me. "Proper kiss."
"This is not normal," I remind him and he chuckles.
"Have we ever been normal, June?"
I think about this, and well, maybe he's right. The dynamics of our relationship have been irregular since I can remember and we're thrown into weird situations because of our chosen hobby—which is also not normal. I guess this was bound to happen anyway. "Guess not," I say.
"Alright then," he smiles and with that leans forward to capture my lips with his own.
This time it's not a little lip touch. It's leaning completely forward, turning heads so noses don't bump, open mouth kisses but avoiding tongue—because, yeah, that's going too far, and fingers tugging at the back of each other's necks. It's long, longer than anticipated, and I know because soon I don't taste Dr. Pepper on his lips, anymore. I just taste Jasper.
When we finally pull away, I'm startled to find that I actually don't mind kissing him, it's nice and comfortable. And, the best part? I can look him in the eye, fingers trailing down his shirt and say. "Nothing."
He nods with a cheeky smile and replies, "Me too."
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