It was Halloween. Ben and Gwen were in their Grandfather’s RV, as he had agreed to take them to the best spots in town for candy. Both Ben and Gwen felt this should be their late time trick or treating since they were now both twelve years old, going on thirteen.
Ben was already in his costume, a pirate costume similar to the one worn by Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Gwen was still getting dressed in the bathroom. Ben couldn’t wait to see what she had decided on.
He hated to admit it, but for the past couple of years Ben had been bearing a developing crush on Gwen. The time they had spent together since that fateful Summer three years ago made Ben realize that their animosity towards each other had only been based on gender and familial prejudices, not to mention a type of sibling rivalry that came from their being born on the same day. He also began to see Gwen as the pretty and intelligent individual she was. He began to feel deeper and deeper affection for his cousin as time went on. Soon he realized he was totally crushing on her. Of course he hid these feelings away. He knew what incest was and how it was frowned upon by most of society. Thus he kept his thoughts of lust to himself.
“Hey Gwen,” he said. “How long are you going to be? We only have so long before all the younger kids get to the good houses and I don’t want to miss out on the Super Sumo Bars.”
“Hold your frilly blouse, Jack Sparrow,” Gwen replied sarcastically. “I’m just about done.”
Ben put on his Pirate hat and leaned back, wondering what his crush was going to wear. He didn’t have long to wait.
“Well,” said Gwen as she stepped out. “What do you think?”
Ben looked over and nearly keeled over in shock. Gwen was wearing a variation of her old Lucky Girl costume, o Continue reading