The next day, Mint and Rue said goodbye to Klaus and his family and walked down the mountain to go back to Rue's house.
It took the whole day and Mint and Rue decided to camp for the night and this would be the perfect time for Mint to tell her feelings to Rue.
They were sitting quietly by the fire and Mint looked up as Rue was staring at the fire.
"Rue?" Mint asked, getting his attention.
"What?" He said, not looking at Mint.
"Are you still mad at me?"
"Yes..." Rue said, looking at Mint this time.
"Is that why we haven't talked to each other in almost two days? Ever since that conversation at the lake?"
"Mint, why do you want to talk about this now? You said straight on that you didn't love me okay? So, let's drop it." Rue said.
Mint got up and sat down by Rue and got closer to him. "Rue, its very cold out, can you keep me warm?"
Rue felt a little uncomfortable why Mint was so close to him.
"Mint... why are you acting like this?" Rue asked, as his face turned red.
"Shh... don't say anything." Mint said, as she put her finger on Rue's lips.
"Mint, I demand to-" Rue was about to say more, but then he felt Mint's soft lips on his.
Rue was taken by surprise by Mint's kiss, but to be honest it felt so good to him. Her lips were soft and her breath smelled minty fresh.
They closed their eyes and wrapped the blankets around each other as they were still kissing. Then they wrapped their arms around each other and then they kissed each other harder.
After kissing for about 10 minutes, Mint pulled apart and she and Rue looked at each other for a couple of minutes before kissing again.
Then Rue pulled apart and smiled at her.
"I love you..." Mint said quietly.
"I love you too. And it makes me happy that we made up just by making out." Rue said.
Mint felt nice and warm, against Rue's body as she was lying her head on his shoulder. Then she fell asleep.
Rue looked at Mint who was comfortably sleeping on his shoulder. She looked like an angel.
Rue kissed Mint on top of the head and laid his head on top of Mint's.
"Good night, my sweet princess." And then Rue stayed up all night, cuddling with Mint until the fire died down.