I kissed him back before I had a chance to wonder what the hell I was doing.
I closed my eyes, and the nagging voice in my head telling me that this was wrong softened. I soon slowly pulled away, the voice whispering at me.
We sat there, dumbfounded.
"I just had my first kiss" Hugo said quietly, before his face broke into a grin.
I was captivated by him, and subsequently temporarily forgot my worries.
"Strength in number" he burst, seeming highly proud of himself for remembering that I had said that.
"Yes, strength in numbers."
We still went to the lake, as it was our only place to go. We still had small conversations and comfortable silences, but with the addition of hand-holding, hugging and kissing.
I enjoyed this immensely, and tried to drown the thought in my head that Hugo was somewhat family.
I hadn't voiced any worries I had to him, but I figured I should.
"What are we?"
"No, no, I mean.. Relationship status" I cringed.
"Oh! Well, boyfriend and girlfriend, I presume?"
"You know, I've never smiled so much in my life."
"Me neither.. But I want to ask you a question too."
"Should we tell our parents about us?"
I felt my jaw lamely drop, being taken aback.
"Uhm.. I'm not sure.. Like.. I haven't thought about it.. Uh.. Isn't it a bit.. Weird..?"
He looked confused.
"Is what weird?"
"Us.." I said hesitantly. "I mean.. We are kinda.. family."
He looked at me as if I was an idiot.
"No? We aren't family, we are step siblings merely because our parents are involved with eachother."
He was right, I guess.
"But they could find it.. Awkward.. Since we live together and stuff."
"It could be possibly not the ideal situation for them, but they will grow used to it overtime."
He looked over to me, and saw my worried expression.
"It doesn't have to be today, Emily" he smiled. He grabbed me in a tight hug, and my body instantly relaxed and melted into his.
"We'll wait a few days, talk it over. It'll be fine, I promise."
"I trust you, then" I smiled, letting out a breath, feeling light.