It was a simple action, one that even I could compute. Quite honestly, I hadn't even thought about it.

Logically, I knew that it was an act of overwhelming emotion. I had just forgotten myself.

I kissed him. On the cheek, of course. Never on the lips.

That's forbidden, against the rules.

I didn't even realize what I had done until I stepped away.

I had mixed feelings about this. In a way, I'm thinking I had crossed a line. The line, I mean. The one we aren't allowed to cross. Even though that kiss had meant nothing.

To him, maybe.

I'm… a little frightened, too, I guess. I've never really done that before, just go up to someone and kiss them. I just don't want to lose control.

But also, I'm happy. I don't know for sure, but is that something an…average person would do? Kiss someone on the cheek for showing random compassion?

Does that mean something?

I couldn't bring myself to watch his expression, and I could feel myself going red.

Oh boy.