"That's too bad." Tristan grinned. His budding respect for Divination did not extend to placing a great deal of stock in star signs. "I thought we seemed to get on all right, really." If she'd been anything like him, they would hardly have been here at all; they'd have simply stumbled past one another awkwardly in the bookshop.She was easy to talk to and easy to be with, which he doubted would have been the case had she been as quiet or as reserved as he was. ... And there was no denying that she was attractive, never mind when her birthday was.
He brushed her hair away from her face, letting his hand linger just behind her jaw. "Yeah," he agreed, his words coming out a little clumsy. "That hasn't got much to do with stars." He tipped her face towards him and leaned down to kiss her, very lightly' he was extremely conscious of being this close, of doing this unbidden. None of this was the sort of thing he usually did without fretting over it, but she'd given him enough of an indication that he thought he should be able to do so. And he really wanted to.