I woke up in a cold sweat. Don’t do this to yourself again, I told myself. He’s gone. He doesn’t want you, he chose her. I still remember the day you told me you loved someone else. I can still feel my face fall and hear my heart break. I wanted to hate you, but I wanted to hate her even more. But I couldn’t make myself hate either of you, especially not the person who once brought me so much happiness.
A lot of time had passed since he’d last seen Archie. Then again, a lot of time had passed since he’d last seen anyone, really. The ordeal with Groudon- and by that, he meant nearly boiling everyone on the planet alive- had left Maxie a shadow of his former self. Where there was once a proud, hot-tempered man with the power of an entire organization behind him, there was now a guilt racked and depressed 40-something who didn’t a friend in the world. (Which wasn’t true, but Maxie wouldn’t listen to anyone who told him so- not even his admins.) Most days were spent inside, brooding and imagining how that day could have gone so horribly wrong, if not for that child. The talented trainer who bested and tamed Groudon where he could only stare on
“Look, man, what can I say?” Hunk shrugged helplessly. “These last few days running lines with you have been really great. We ran, I threw up, you cried. These are moments I’m going to treasure forever. But I think it’s time we go our separate ways.”
Throughout it all, Maxen remained as patient as a priest. He never said a cross word, regardless of how much disdain Rory expressed, and there was plenty of it. Audra and Maxen slept in different bedchambers at night, targeting their energy on Rory, not discussing their wedding, which would occur in less
“What do they think about me now?” I asked, my voice barely audible. It took him a minute to understand.
“I asked you to meet me because we need to talk about what’s going on between us.” Carmon said nothing as I continued. “I just want to start off by saying I’m truly sorry, I fucked up. I know now you were only trying to look after me. I know your heart was in the right place. I was smelling myself a little too much.” Carmon laughed slightly as I continued. “It really hit me when you said that our friendship was a complete waste of time over the past ten years. I don’t think that’s true! Carmon briefly interrupts me and said,
“No it’s okay I wanna take a walk through the woods.” I said. I gave Lexi a hug and kissed her.
Max sat next to me, leaning back into his shoulders, arms outstretched behind him. “She is with somebody else.” He whispers in my ear, “I can’t help but hurt myself with her. “
“I just get so jealous when I see other men around you, you’re so beautiful, and I don’t deserve you. If you ever left me...” his voice trailed off into a sob.
"What the fuck did he do to you, Violet?" He said in a low voice and I felt tears in my eyes. He looked at me, his face softening quickly and he pulled me into his chest. I immediately began to cry out into his chest, my tears all over his shirt.
“I thought I would never see you again!” She exclaimed, her voice bright. And suddenly I watch her eyes fill with tears disconnecting her gaze by putting her pale hands to her face.
“I love you. Know that you are a worthy sacrifice of my love. Please stop fighting Unigoff…,” she tells me with tears running down her face. Tears are pouring out of my eyes, and spilling down my face with every word she speaks. Slowly, her eyes lose focus and stay that way. Her tears stop coming and her chest stops rising.
“I heard what you said before, I wanted to talk to you away from the brothers. I could never hate you sweetheart. I hate myself for what I said to you the morning you left.”
She had a smile on her face as she held tight to the reigns. The bird was loving the attention.
“I thought you were out of my life for good, which was why the past weeks have been harsh. And I was thinking back on the moments that we shared in the past ten months.