jaime s. rich

Percy really enjoyed kissing her, though, and he wanted to kiss her all the time. And the more he kissed her, the more he wanted to move beyond her lips, beyond the explorations of the other parts of her face and her neck, more than the chivalric kisses on the back of her hand. He liked the feel of her skin, the taste of her tongue, the feeling of being connected in such a way that no one could ever pry them apart.
It confused him.
Part of him thought maybe he was being tested. The knights were always challenged. Was Iris there for him to prove his mettle, to show he had the courage of his convictions? As he later wrote, “A muscle man can’t say he is strong without lifting a weight or two to prove it; a man of virtue must be faced with sinful temptations before he can claim to be pure.”
—  Jaime S. Rich. Have You Seen The Horizon Lately?