Becoming Sophia (60)

“Long enough,” Tim tried cryptically, but his brother ruined it by saying, “Since you started kissing her!” I flushed bright red in embarrassment. “I never knew you to be so vocal, Jared!” Michael teased, running his hands over his chest and making ugly groans from the back of his throat.

“Shut your gob, you little weasel!” Jared threatened, but Michael just smiled, incredibly pleased with himself.

“What would Mum say if she saw you snogging Marina?” Timothy wondered dangerously.

“You wouldn’t dare!” Jared hissed. My eyes went wide with fear. It was highly inappropriate for two persons to kiss each other on the mouth if they were not engaged to be married. It was worse since we were in a room, alone, our bodies close enough to have been one… My chest rose and fell quickly as the possible consequences for our actions hit me in my stomach. I could be cast out of the house as a whore, forced to stand in the stalks or even beaten privately. Jared’s punishment would be even worse for endangering my virtue.

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