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. Continue reading