When he released the kiss, Orion stepped back and ran his hand over the back of his neck. "Sorry, uh... I should have asked first." A heat rose in his cheeks out of embarrassment, something Orion rarely showed. Baba Violetta always brought him up with a deep respect for females and an oddly strict traditional view on dating. There were many reasons why his family tended to marry young, one of those being traditional values, even though arranged marriages were extremely rare.
He closed his mouth to take a moment to think, before speaking again. "I've never kissed anyone before," he admitted quietly.