Chapter 5.30


Kissing Lexie was everything I thought it’d be. Warm, soft, and sexy as hell. I’d almost forgotten what I’d planned on telling her. I just wanted her. Unlike any other girl I’d been with.


Suddenly, she backed away and narrowed her eyes. “You’re Jenny,” she whispered.

This had the effect of ice water being thrown in my face. I just stood there, mind whirring, not knowing what to say. “I…uh…” Cocking my head, I shrugged. “Yeah. I…guess I am.”


She wrapped her arms around me again and smirked. “Well, I don’t care.”

This shocked me, but hell, I’d take what I could get. “You don’t? Really?”


“Yeah, if you don’t care about THIS!”


Out of the blue I felt a sickening punch to my groin. Fire erupted, sending pain shockwaves through my body and I crumpled.


“Oh, God!” I howled, wincing from the blinding pain of it.


I’d never been so enraged. All this time, he’d fucking lied to me. LIED! We’d been living with each other for weeks. It must have been a big joke to paper my room with his face and try to get me to date him. Oh. My. God! I dated him as Jenny being James. What a fucking stupid asshole I was for buying his charade! Could I be any more clueless?


I had to get out of there, away from him.

Tears streamed down my face.

How could I have trusted him? I thought Jenny was my friend.


“Lexie, wait…” James grimaced in pain, hunching over. “I can explain.”

I turned and spat, “You’ll explain yourself to a taxi. Now get the hell out!”



The pain in my groin was nothing compared to the pain I felt watching Lexie cry and run away from me. How could I be such a dick to her? I deserved a kick in the nuts for what I’d pulled.

I should have confessed. That very day in her room when she begged me to live with her, I should have told her who I was.


And now she hated my guts.

I’d lost her.




I ran downstairs, not caring who saw me bawling until I stopped in front of my parents.

“Lexie,” my father said, “what’s wrong? We heard shouting.”


Tears pinched the back of my eyes and I couldn’t hold it in. I didn’t want to tell them.

Shaking my head, I said through raspy tears, “It’s nothing.”


“Baby, I know it’s not nothing,” Dad said, his voice tinged with anger. “Did you have a fight with James? What happened?”


I cried on his shoulder for a minute, trying hard to get a hold of myself. Finally, I said, “He…um…” How could I say it? “He…He’s been lying to me. My roommate Jenny isn’t real. James had dressed up like that to fool me. I feel so…blindsided…so…used…”




The weight of what my daughter said to me boiled my blood. How could someone like James do that? The lead singer of the hottest boy band in the country. Didn’t he have everything? Money, fame, girls. What kind of sick bastard was he to pull something like this?

Lexie was beside herself in misery–it tore me apart. I was going kick the asshole out myself. “Beau. Take her home for me, please.”

“Sure, August.”


“August…” Briar said, softly. “What are you going to do?”

But I didn’t answer.

I knew exactly what I was going to do.





I didn’t know why I stayed there. I was in shock. The most important woman in the world  hated me, and I felt so low and depressed. Worse than when I came into Lexie’s life.

What a fucking loser I was.

And then I felt a towering presence shadow me.


“Get up.” Her father’s voice was low and scary.


But my body froze. I wanted to bolt. To avoid what I knew he wanted to do to me. But there was no way out.

When I didn’t move, he picked me up by the collar and punched my face, sending sparks before my eyes.


Before I knew what was happening, I was on the ground in seconds, flailing around, trying to avoid every agonizing hit.


My head grew woozy as he pummeled me with his elbows.


But then someone pulled his massive weight off.

“August, stop!” he yelled.


I heard a bit of scuffling, but I didn’t care. I moaned through the pain throbbing in my face.



It was like how I felt when I was punching out Daniel Fortner. I was crazy in the heat of it, anger surging. That asshole deserved every punch. “Let me at him,” I roared.

“No!” my brother pushed me back. “That’s enough! You’re going to really hurt him, August.”


“Do you know what that jerk did?”


“I don’t care. You need to calm down. It’s not worth it.”


Panting, I pulled back, staring at the idiot on the floor. He looked so small. After a moment, I took a deep breath. “Get that sick bastard out of here.”


James raised his arm and said, “This sick bastard would love to get out of here. Could someone please help me up?”














24 thoughts on “Chapter 5.30”


    Well, can’t say I blame Lexie. That groin was basically rubbing up all over her for months, damn. So much for her forgiving him (at least right now). If only he’d come clean earlier…

    And damn, Papa August wasn’t pulling his punches. Took two guys to pull him off his daughter’s…what? Fake boyfriend? Ex-roomie? Ouch. Good thing they weren’t alone!

    I really wonder what’s going to happen now…

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    1. He had that groin injury coming. 😀

      She’s not in the forgiving mood, unfortunately. THAT will take a WHILE.

      August is very overprotective (although that doesn’t excuse him–I know I’m not.) To him, James did all kinds of creepy things TO his daughter as well as made her crazy upset. Um, no. You just don’t do that. (It wasn’t JUST an ex-roomie. He had no clue James was an innocent here.)

      And I believe all will be shocked at what DOES happen next. >:)

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  2. Ohhh. Waaay worse than I thought. I totally expected the knee but not the Daddy beat down! I’m glad they were there to pull August off of him.

    Poor Lexie. She may be pissed at Charlie too for she will figure out he knew too and think that they were probably laughing at her and having a good time at her expense. She’s gonna hate everyone. Maybe even the sisterhood too. 😢😢😢

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    1. LOL! I’m glad his friend and bro were there (who actually are as big as he is) to get him off, although August does know his limits and wouldnt have killed the poor guy. He just wanted to subdue him. Make him hurt. A success in that!

      Lexie MIGHT be pissed. We’ll see. Charlie has a good excuse in that he’s protecting his band. If he would have outed James, it might have caused a rift. We’ll see if Lexie is okay with that.

      Will Lexie blame the Sisterhood? Hmm…

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  3. Poor Lexie 😭 It’s not right to hit people but damn… it felt pretty satisfying seeing him get that hit to the groin. I honestly can’t even begin to imagine what he could ever do or say to earn Lexie’s forgiveness… I am sure he will eventually, but I am looking forward to seeing how he manages to undo all this damage… 😬

    And speaking of damage, dang! Thank god they were able to stop August! I feel like he probably would have murdered the dude if they hadn’t… yikes!

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    1. No, it’s not right, but Lexie couldn’t help her reaction. Maybe she’ll regret it later.

      How could James earn her forgiveness? All is lost! It would seem.

      August certainly COULD have killed James but he knows the limits. He would have stopped if James stopped trying to get away. He’s not THAT crazy mad. 😉


  4. Dark WitcHazard: Finally I mean man August beating the shit out of him was great just great! But I’m already cringing bring on the sappy redemption arc!

    Lover WitcHazard: I’m with august all the way no one hurts your baby girl, but something tells me James producers aren’t going to be too happy with soemone messing with their merchandise!

    Dark WitcHazard: Yup I can see it now! Surprise inspection he takes one look at James face slaps him goes on about how he took this starving orphan and turned him into Star with the rest of these worthless hacks and this is how you repay him by ruin his money maker! Then he grabs his face and demands he tell him who did this to him so he can EXPLAIN the proper way to treat a celebrity! If his redemption arc comes from having mafia like music producers then I’m game!

    Shipper WitcHazard: (Sigh)

    Anti Shipper Sign: Called it!

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    1. Dark: I thought you might like the August beat down. I can assure you there will be NO sappy redemption arc. This IS a comedy (although we took a little detour from that in this chapter.)

      Lover: Hmmm…I’m going to say that James will NOT blame anyone for what happened to him. He feels so badly right now. He would have beat himself up, if he could. So yeah. No one will ever be suing for what went down.

      Dark: LOL! Funny! But will not happen. James would lie to protect his love’s family. (I fell in a bush. Damn, those roses are tough!)

      Shipper: Sowwy!!! 😦

      Anti: You DID! Now call the ending…


  5. AUGUST. That was repulsive. Shame on you.

    Dammit, James; you messed that up AND THEN SOME.
    Probably still would’ve gotten a knee to the groin tho.
    I mean, weeks of lying to someone like that. Dude.
    (It was hilarious, I regret nothing, sorry not sorry James, kekekeke)

    At least they had their duet moment and a nice kiss.
    I can’t believe everyone who knew will get out of this unscathed?
    I guess we see O.O

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    1. Sorry… 😥 But August isn’t sorry. 😦

      James DID mess up. He regrets EVERYTHING! But hey…would he change a thing now. Um. Yes. But at least he got to know who his true love is. Too bad he lost her like this.

      They will always cherish this best date ever until it turned into the worst. Maybe the most memorable???

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  6. I don’t blame Lexie for the knee in the groin. August on the other hand… I would expect better from him. Considering his (former) job and the experience with Daniel and the murder trial, he should know better. James could sue him and he would would be in the right. He won’t do that, of course, because he hates himself too right now.
    August can’t go and beat the crap out of everyone who breaks his daughter’s heart. What James did was bad, but nowhere near what Daniel did to Briar. Lexie must learn her life’s lessons on her own. It’s okay to be there for her when she stumbles. Breaking bones won’t male things better.

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    1. Yeah…August SHOULD know better, but his baby girl was being, in his mind, violated. Sure WE know the truth, but he didn’t and so what James did was every bit as bad as what Daniel did. He crossed lines that could send James to jail.

      I agree…Lexie should learn things on her own. August, though, wants to protect. 😉 Well, glad nothing truly bad happened to James. August wouldn’t have gone too far. He’s a professional, after all.

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  7. Man! I knew Lexie would explode after the truth has been revealed!! James did deserve that, so I don’t blame her for giving him the kick in the guts. But August beating him into pieces? WOW! 😱😱😱 Good thing it took two guys to finally stop him.

    Lexie is going to really hate everyone who kept the truth as a secret. Plus, James has a lot of damage to repair, so good luck to him. He’s gonna need it.

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    1. James DID deserve the knee, huh? 😀

      August is very overprotective (although that doesn’t excuse him.)

      I truly believe you will be shocked at what DOES happen next. 😀

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  8. Wow. Proof that some Days don’t get a lot more immun to blinding anger with age. Not that one could blame August for the wish to revenge his daughter but, uh, there are other and certainly more suitable methods. Especially when you’re like two heads taller than the offender. :#
    But, among all that is still noticeable that this gen’s more of a comedy. The undertone is still rather light which is well done!

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    1. I’m so glad you felt the levity in it even though it was HEAVY (handed? 😉 ).James was on board with the beating, believe it or not, and he was not shocked. Daddy August is overprotective, after all, and imagined the WORST at what James might be doing to his daughter while she sleeps. He lived with her for weeks without her knowing who he was. And it’s punishable with jailtime.

      More comedic moments to come! 😀

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  9. He would have more than a knee to the groin if I was Lexie. Mom would be pulling me off him. My dad would be in the corner cheering, ” hit him once for me.” James deserved everything he got.

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  10. My sweet Daniel is still so misunderstood. 😦

    I understand why August beat the shit out of James, even if it was wrong. James hurt his baby girl. That blind rage took over. Glad he was stopped before it was too late.

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    1. ROFL!!! Sorry, Daniel, you sweetie! 😀

      Daddy August is so overprotective. It’s a good thing both his FBI partner and brother were as big as he is.

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