Wendy and Richard noted in some interview or another, many years ago, that elves don't kiss per se, but they do you their mouths and lips. I can't remember where or when (perhaps in one of the Gatherums?) but it has since become EQ lore. Wendy's recent note above adds further specificity. That scene of Ember and Teir above only shows exactly what Wendy was commenting on. There is no clear locking and holding of lips - or "kissing" by human definitions. Their lips brush in panel 7 and Teir is nuzzling, and maybe even pressing his lips against the side of Ember's face in the last panel, but it's not our version of kissing (unless Ember's mouth moved to her cheekbone).