"Three, two, one..."
He leaned down, his heart pounding in his chest. But just as their lips were about to touch, her head swiveled to the side and she kissed his cheek instead. "Happy new year," she said huskily and pulled away.
That will not do, he thought a second before he grabbed the back of her head and pulled her towards him for a mouth-searing kiss.
When she pulled away, their eyes were locked in a heated exchange and, for one moment, he wondered if he was going to be eating floor again. But he didn't care if she beat him to a bloody pulp; he'd had his say, and his say had been damn satisfying.
"Happy new year, Mei," he said and, like a boss, walked away.
The Forsaken will be out in 2012.