No I haven’t forgotten.
Finish what you start Michelle…
Previously on Mysterious Attraction…
Lexie: They’re here.
She gets down from the table.
Just then another set of tires are heard.
Lexie looks up at Joe.
Lexie: Are you expecting someone else?
Joe: Not that I know of.
Shots are heard outside.
Lexie: Oh my god! No!
Lexie goes running.
Lexie runs outside and sees a body on the floor.
She scans the scene quickly.
Reeves reloads his gun and he and Carter walk toward the warehouse.
Lexie is about to run toward them, but she’s grabbed from behind and a hand covers her mouth.
Lexie: Mmm mmm
Lexie tries fighting the strong grip.
Joe: Shhh shhh, it’s me.
Lexie: Are you crazy?
Joe: Are you? This is a trap. You see the guy on the floor by that car over there… That’s Skully’s number one guard. He’s been on “vacation.” And by that I gather he’s the one who’s been keeping tabs on you and your family. If the gun shot didn’t instantly cause a reaction, then Skully saw it coming, he has other plans.
Lexie: Exactly. So I have to warn them? They need to know I’m ok.
Joe: No. Lexie? Lexie. You need to trust me. The longer they take to find you the better they have a chance of getting out of here alive. Skully’s guards are supposed to kill at first glance if they suspect you’ve been released without your father’s debt collected.
Lexie: That’s never going to happen. Skully and my father are never going to stop hating each other. And I can’t blame my father. My mother lost her life because of Skully. And I’m not losing Carter because of him either.
Joe: And you won’t, but the best thing to do is to see this play out. Like you said, let Skully think he’s won. That way it’ll be easier to beat him at his own game, because he won’t see it coming.
Lexie: Either way this isn’t ending well. Someone’s not making it out of here alive.
Joe: Well let’s make sure our side wins. Put an end to this once and for all.
Joe goes to walk away.
Lexie: Joe. If anything happens to me. There’s something I need you to tell Carter.
Joe: He knows you love him. Besides nothing is happening to you.
Joe looks at her in shock.
Joe: You’re pregnant?
Joe sighs heavily.
Joe: Wow…my god. How far along are you?
Lexie: 2 months.
Joe looks at her and then at her stomach, he smiles.
Lexie: Thank you.
Joe: So Carter doesn’t know?
Lexie shakes her head.
Lexie: It’s just been a really crazy time. I just never got a chance to tell him.
Joe: Well I think he’ll be thrilled.
Lexie: You think?
Joe: He’d be a fool not to be.
Lexie: I’m sorry to throw that at you. I know with our history, it’s probably not an easy thing to hear.
Joe: It’s ok. If anything I’m one of the few people who understands it, right? I get why you’re nervous. I get why you’re planning for the worst case scenario. But you won’t have to. You’re gonna be fine. And you’ll finally have the family and life you’ve always dreamed of.
Lexie: Thank you, that means a lot…. So no one’s been down to check on me since Dylan.
Joe: You forget they think I’m down here, harboring you against your will.
Lexie: Oh right. Wow you really had them convinced. I guess Skully and his men are losing their stride.
Joe: Yea well don’t let your guard down just yet.
Lexie: I never do.
They hear a noise.
Reeves and Carter round the corner and approach the door way, which Lexie and Joe are standing by.
Joe grabs Lexie and they hide in the shadowy darkness.
Joe: Shhh (he puts a finger to his lips).
Reeves: Trust me, this is it. This warehouse is an exact replica of the one where we lost her mother. Skully’s playing games.
Carter: That’s sick.
Reeves: Skully’s a sick man.
Carter: Shhh….did you hear that?
Lexie and Joe exchange glances.
Reeves: Yea. You head that way…I’ll start this way….we’ll meet up in the back.
Carter nods. Both men carry on in opposite directions, guns poised.
Reeves: And Carter…be careful.
Carter: You too.
Carter passes Lexie and Joe by.
Joe ushers Lexie back into the basement.
Lexie: I can’t just let them walk into a trap, Joe.
Joe: They know what they’re walking into, they’ll be cautious. This isn’t their first run at this.
Lexie: But what am I supposed to do, sit here and twiddle my fingers?
Lexie: Where’s Skully?
Joe looks around.
Joe: Shit…I didn’t have time to worry about that I ran after you when you heard the shots were fired.
Lexie: There’s something not right here…
Joe: What do you mean?
Lexie: Well Skully wouldn’t run, and he hasn’t passed us…which means he’s got something up his sleeve…. Where are you you piece of shit? Come on out. What do you want? Huh? What else do you wanna take from my family?
She’s moving, kicking and throwing things around the basement.
Lexie: You’re a coward, (she screams).
Joe: Lexie. Shut up! You’re gonna blow this.
Joe: Lexie. It’s not just you anymore. Remember that.
Lexie looks at him knowingly, she glances at her stomach.
Just then Lexie hears something beeping.
Lexie: What is that?
Lexie: That beeping?
Joe: I don’t hear anything.
Lexie: Listen harder.
Joe: It’s coming from over there.
They both walk over to the corner of the basement. A low beeping sound is coming from a pile of blankets in a box.
Joe stops her.
Lexie steps away.
Joe walks over and carefully lifts the blankets, in the box lies a bomb…with a clock ticking down quickly.
Just then the back door cracks open.
Lexie looks and sees a familiar face.
Lexie: Brice… Run!
Lexie and Joe run toward the door, with Brice.
They make it outside just as the entire basement and warehouse explodes.
Lexie: Ahhhh! Oh my god!
Lexie screams, running toward the flames.
Brice grabs her away from the warehouse and Joe holds her back.
Lexie: No. No! Carter! Dad!
Lexie: I have to go. I have to find them.
Joe: Lexie stop.
Lexie forces his grip off her and goes running.
Lexie: Carter!… Dad! Carter!… Dad!
Lexie is running around the debris, crying hysterically.
Brice: Over there.
Joe holds up his gun.
Brice rushes over.
Carter emerges and helps Reeves to his feet.
Carter hears her and looks up at her.
Reeves’ head shoots up.
Lexie runs to him.
Carter rushes over.
He hugs her tightly.
Lexie: Yea I’m fine. Are you hurt?
Carter: No. Just a few bumps and bruises. (he smiles looking at her). The beam kind of saved of our lives. We heard a beeping and we had just enough time to duck for cover.
Lexie: Thank god.
Carter: Are you hurt?
Lexie: No no, Brice found us and we made it out before it fell.
Carter: You don’t know how beautiful you look to me right now. (he smiles)
Carter: I’m so glad that you’re ok. I was losing my mind not knowing where you were. I was so scared that…
Lexie: Shh. It’s ok. We don’t have to talk about that. I’m ok.
Carter: I love you.
Carter cups her face and kisses her.
Reeves salutes Brice.
Brice nods in Reeves direction.
Carter: What the hell is he doing he?
Lexie: He works for Skully…
Carter looks at him with malice in his eyes and starts to walk toward him.
Reeves: You son of a bitch!
Lexie stops them both
Lexie: Stop! Stop! It’s not what you think. Joe’s been helping me.
Carter looks at her.
Reeves: Helping you?
Joe: Yes. When you fired me, I came to Skully for a job, but when I realized what he was planning I thought it’d be nice if you guys had a man on the inside.
Carter: Or you could have just warned us and avoided this entire thing…but no…Joe wanted to play hero.
Lexie: Carter stop it. Joe’s the reason why I am standing here right now. Skully was going to get to me no matter what. Joe did what he thought was best. And he was right.
Carter: He wasn’t part of this? You swear?
Lexie: I’m alive aren’t I?
Carter: Thank god. (he hugs her and kisses her forehead)
Lexie: We’re both alive, we’re both ok. That’s all that matters, right?
Lexie looks up at him in shock.
Carter: I know.
Carter: I found the prenatal vitamins and everything in your purse when I took the car keys.
Carter: Why didn’t you tell me?
Lexie: I wanted to, I just-
Carter’s eyes shoot up and everyone else’s follow.
Skully: Oh this is rich…family’s all here.
Carter pushes Lexie behind him.
Reeves walks past the couple and faces his enemy.
Brice and Joe raise their guns.
Reeves: There’s no way out of this for you, that doesn’t end with you in a body bag.
Skully: That’s where you’re wrong…
Skully: What?….where did all these man come from. Gasp. Skully pulls through yet again. (he smirks devilishly). And you thought I was losing it.
Lexie: Why are you doing this? (she steps out from behind Carter.)
Carter: Lexie, (he grabs her hand.)
Skully: I do it because I can.
Lexie: What do you get out of torturing people?
Skully: Ask your father…he and I aren’t all that different.
Reeves: I’m nothing like you.
Skully: Really. How many people’s blood are on your hands? You think you’re so much better than me. More moral. More noble. Look at you all. Guns don’t kill. People do. And you’re living proof.
Lexie: So are you.
Skully looks at Lexie.
Skully: You really are a bratty little bitch.
Carter: You piece of shit.
Lexie: Carter stop. (she pulls him to her.)
Skully: Yea Carter, listen to your mistress.
Lexie looks away struck by hatred for the man who robbed her of a childhood and took away her chance of growing up with a mother.
Reeves: If you think you’re gonna get away with this, you’re in for a rude awakening. You’re not making it out of here, alive. Mark my words.
Skully: Look the hell around Reeves, I think it’s clear who’s finally gonna win this war.
Skully: Oh come on, don’t look so sullen. I mean we’re all carved from the same stone. We both demand respect. We both fight for family. It’ll be an interesting fight no? Let’s have some fun with it, shall we?
Skully: Something funny boy?
Carter: Yea…you. “We both fight for family.” That’s hysterical. I know we fight for family, (he gestures to Lexie and his group). My family is right here. But you…something tells me you have family you don’t even know about.
Reeves and Lexie exchange glances.
Lexie: Carter, don’t.
Skully: And what could you possibly know about my family, boy?
Carter: Not much…thankfully. Remind me to thank my mother Joan…although you may know her as Joan Langston.
Carter: Ring any bells?
Lexie: Carter stop.
Carter: Why… like the man said…it’s a family affair. Right dad?
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