Sorry it took so long to post this. I've been working on Sins of the Fallen during my official writing times. I do miss the imprinted souls characters terribly and I'm so glad I get to write these bonus chapters. I hope you are enjoying them!
Here is my writing song for this one:
Lexi’s Choice – Tyler’s POV – Part I
I was at Travis’ house for what felt like an eternity. I just sat there, staring at the box that I had given Lexi, as I waited for her text. I wasn’t sure what she was up to, but our deal was that if this plan of hers didn’t work, I would be going after Loren.
Her text never came.
Travis felt the tension in the room and claimed that he had errands to run. Eventually, Adrianne came back to pick me up so that we could go after Loren. I hesitated in leaving before I heard from Lexi, but I knew that the sooner we were done with Loren, the sooner we would be free of his games.
Adrianne was so impatient about getting this done that we didn’t even wait for Travis to return.
As Adrianne drove, I tried to re-think our plan to destroy Loren but I felt as if my thoughts were all over the place.
Nicholas was now out of the picture. I just wished I had destroyed him with my own hands. Of course I knew what had happened between him and Lexi. I could tell by her scent all over him. There was nothing I could do about that… not after I was foolish enough to listen to Adrianne, well, to what Loren forced Adrianne to tell me. She truly made me believe that I was Lexi’s rebound guy and nothing more. I still can’t believe I fell for that. Lexi was right. I should have known the truth about how she felt toward me. If anything, I should have known that because of the imprint that we once had.
I meant what I had said to Lexi. With Loren gone, I wanted to start fresh. I wanted to take her away from all of the drama; I wanted to take her away from everything and everyone.
The plan was to destroy him and then, find Lexi and take her away from all of this. Adrianne was actually the one to come up with most of our plans. She even said that Nicholas was more of a practice run. We both knew that getting to Loren would be much more difficult. I still couldn’t believe that she actually went through with our plan to destroy Nicholas. Throwing those specks of silver at him like she did… it was genius. I just hoped it would work on Loren as well.
I knew that I couldn’t go up against Loren alone, after all, he was my maker, but Adrianne could. The only problem would be the possibility of Adrianne backing out in the last minute. I knew she owed him a lot by saving her centuries ago and Adrianne was loyal. I actually questioned myself over and over about whether I should trust her. Not that it mattered… I had no other options.
We were almost back to Loren’s house when I got the call. The worst call I would probably ever get.
“Hi Tyler. This is Travis.”
I gave a puzzled look directed at Adrianne. Of course, she could hear him too.
“Hi Travis. We are a little busy right now. Can I call you back?”
“I—hmm—I need to talk to you. Now.”
Adrianne met my gaze. “Give me the phone,” she said.
“Travis. Are you okay?”
“We will have to call you back then.”
“Adrianne! You need to bring Tyler over here. It’s about Lexi and it is urgent.”
I didn’t even hesitate. Loren was already forgotten. I could no longer feel Lexi through the imprint, but I just had this gut feeling that something was wrong.
“Go back to his house,” I ordered Adrianne.
She sped all the way there.
I barged into Travis’ house. He was sitting on the couch and looked distant.
“What is wrong?” I asked.
“You may want to sit down for this.”
I did, just because I had no time to argue.
“Lexi called me.” He paused. “She asked me to give you a message.”
I knew I wasn’t going to like this.
“She left town not long ago. She said she doesn’t want you going after her.”
“Has she lost her mind? She can’t just wander around… unprotected…”
Travis looked away as if he was uncomfortable.
“She’s not alone. Nicholas is taking her away.”
“Son of a –“
Travis interrupted me, “It was her idea, not his. She said that she asked Nicholas to take her away.”
“But he is dead!” said Adrianne. “I mean… really dead. How long ago did she call you?”
“Not long before I called you. And she asked me to tell you that what you did to Nicholas is unforgivable.”
“She saved him,” I said, “somehow, she managed to save him.”
No one said anything after that.
I started to walk away.
“Where are you going?” asked Adrianne.
“I don’t know, but I do know that our plan is off. I can’t track her anymore. Loren has the resources to find where they are, and once he does, I can make sure he doesn’t get too close, and that Lexi is safe. I just… I don’t trust Nicholas.”
“You can’t just stand by and watch them, Tyler.”
“I can. What happened between us was a mistake, Adrianne. I was weak, and I guess I’ll pay for my mistake for eternity.”
“Tyler, nothing happened between us.”
“I couldn’t say no to Loren when he ordered me to do it, but I found a way around it. I glamoured you into believing that we were together. I just knew that you wouldn’t be able to lie to Loren about it otherwise.”
I shook my head. “I have to find a way to tell her the truth.”
“Tyler,” said Travis. “Even if you find her right away, wait until the right time to tell her the truth. Just give her some time away from drama. Either way, it probably wouldn’t hurt to let Loren believe that it is over between you and Lexi. That will get his attention off you. “
“He’ll know how I feel.”
“Travis is right,” said Adrianne. “And yes, Loren will know how you feel to an extent, but he won’t know how Lexi feels and he will think that she has given up on you.”
“Because she has…” I said.
“She just has too much going on. Give her time. Give YOURSELF some time. We will use this situation to help get information from Loren. I’ll help you,” said Adrianne.
“What is something happens to her?”
Adrianne sighed. “She’ll be okay, Tyler.”
“You don’t know that.”
“She is stronger than you give her credit for, Tyler.”
“I’ll be in contact with her,” said Travis. “She already made it clear that she won’t tell me where they are going. I’m also not allowed to tell you about anything that we talk about, but that she will call, and if I know that something is wrong, you’ll be the first to know.”
I finally agreed… not like I had a choice.
I did try to call Lexi, text her… I even resorted to calling Nicholas several times throughout the following weeks. There was never an answer.
Part 2 is coming soon… Come back to see Tyler’s reaction after he sees Nicholas and Lexi 'together' for the first time.
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