Previously on Mysterious Attraction…
The next morning
Lexie wakes up to a sleeping Carter next to her, and she smiles happily
Carter: (waking up) Hey you.
Carter: Where are you going?
Lexie: I have to get to work.
Carter: Oh right. I forgot there’s actually a whole other world out there.
Carter: Hey Lexie?
Carter: We’re gonna do this. You and me. I promise I’m gonna find a way.
Lexie: What did you mean last night when you said, that Kelly was no longer a valid question?
Carter: I meant that I’ve made my choice.
Carter: Don’t fight me on this.
Lexie: Carter there’s something I need to tell you…
Carter: Is this about Joe, because I think that last night was enough information for me to process for the time being.
Lexie: Hey!…I told you I have a lot of skeletons, if you can’t handle the Joe situation, you better rethink your choice, because there’s a lot more where that drama came from.
Carter: I was just kidding. Everyone has their pasts, things they’ve done that they’re not proud of, things that have broken their heart, things they’re afraid of, things that they wish could be different. And hey I’m no stranger to any of that, I’m not perfect. We’re all human. So whatever demons you’re fighting, I’d like to come along for the ride.
Lexie: Oh yea, you think you’re up to the challenge, (smirks and crosses her arms).
Lexie: Hey…(playfully hits him in the chest)
Lexie: Oh really…and is that all I am to you? (she fakes seriousness)
Carter: I was just kidding, I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings-
Lexie starts laughing and kisses him
Carter: You mean so much more to me, you know that right?
Lexie: I do, and I think I’m finally learning to trust that.
Carter: Whoa…that’s progress.
Carter: So what was it that you had to tell me?
Lexie: It’s not exactly involving any of my skeletons, it’s kind of one of yours. It’s about you. And your family.
Lexie: What I’m about to tell you is going to come as a shock, but I want you to know that considering the source, it may not be completely true. But I figured either way, we should figure it out together. I don’t wanna keep more secrets from you.
Carter: Ok well thank you, I appreciate that. So what’s going on?
Lexie: My father has said that he has reason to believe that you are… Skully’s biological son.
Carter: ….What?… That’s impossible.
Lexie: I don’t know for sure that it is. (hands him a birth certificate.)
Carter: What is this?
Lexie: That’s a copy of your original birth certificate, look at the name for the father…
Carter: This can’t be real?
Lexie: Look my father is a man of many things, but a forger isn’t one of his talents, this seems pretty legit.
Carter: I can’t believe this… I’ve never seen this…Skully’s my father?
Lexie: I’m afraid it’s a possibility.
Carter: But my mother’s signature is here, I don’t understand.
Lexie: Carter I have a theory. I don’t want to make assumptions but I’ve been in this business long enough, and I’ve seen this type of thing happen quite often.
Carter: Meaning what?
Lexie: It’s obvious that your mother may have kept this from you to protect you. She knew your father was a dangerous man with a lot of enemies, so she let another man step in and take his place. That’s why the birth certificate that you have states that John and Joan are your parents. Joan is your mother, but John was just the man who stepped up, gave you a dad. This original birth certificate states that Skully is your father, but there’s no signature. My guess is your mother initially put Skully’s name down, but then once the drugs of childbirth wore off, she probably realized she didn’t want her son being raised into the mob.
Carter: So then who the hell is John? And why would he pretend to be my dad?
Lexie: I don’t know all the facts. That’s as far as I dug. I didn’t want to keep on, without you knowing. But maybe he’s an old friend, or maybe an uncle, Skully does come from a big family. A lot of them want nothing to do with him, because of the life he’s chose to lead. So I mean when you put all the pieces together, I think it’s unfortunate that my father was actually telling me the truth. As crazy as it may seem.
Carter: This is just…this is insane. Wait a minute… is this why you’ve been so hot and cold with me, lately?
Lexie: (laughs) I’m always hot and cold with you.
Carter: Yea, but this was more than usual. That day in your office when you kept insinuating that I was working for Skully, this is what you meant…You thought I knew he was my father all along, that I was trying to use you?
Lexie: I didn’t at first, but of course my father put the idea in my head and I just thought it could have been possible. I mean you did kind of come out of nowhere. I just assumed it was intentional.
Carter: Oh it was. But not by me, or by some cryptic plan to use you to help my mob boss of a father. But it was intentional on some other cosmic level. I think that we were meant to meet. And I think you were meant for me.
Lexie: (smiles) I like that. That’s a nice way to look at things.
Carter: I’m sorry that your father ever questioned us. And I’m sorry that I ever gave you any reason to question me.
Lexie: Don’t be, I should have known better. I may not know everything there is to know about you. And you definitely don’t know all you should know about me, which is my own fault and I promise to work on that. But I do know your eyes, and I know your smile, and I know how it feels to be with you. How I feel like a better version of the girl I wanna be. So yea, I think we’re gonna be ok. (kisses him)
Carter: I don’t think I’ve ever heard you refer to us as a we. I like it. (smiles)
Lexie:(smiles) Look, I realize this whole Skully thing is a lot to take in, but trust me you don’t have to have anything to do with him…ever. We can even pretend that you never found out.
Carter: I highly doubt that, this isn’t the type of thing you forget. I mean I’m the offspring of a ruthless killer.
Lexie: Welcome to the Club.
Carter: Ugh, I can’t believe I just said that, Lexie, I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to-
Lexie: It’s ok. (Smiles)
Carter: Thank you, for being honest with me. It feels like these days, no one ever is.
Lexie: Should I not have told you? I feel like I just ruined your life, I mean were you better off not knowing?
Carter: No. No I’d like to know if my family could ever be at stake and knowing this just makes me more prepared, if anything ever comes of it.
Lexie: If you ask me, I’m pretty sure that Skully is still as clueless as you were, it looks like your mom covered her tracks. It took a lot of illegal favors to pull up that original birth certificate.
Carter: Well let’s hope Skully never finds out.
Lexie: He won’t, not if I have anything to do with it.
Lexie: I don’t know if I’m ever going to get used to hearing you say that.
Carter: Well expect it a lot more.
Lexie: (smiles) Where did you come from?
Carter: Well I was born and raised in Brooklyn…
Carter: Do I? (smirks, cupping her face in his hands)
Lexie: In all this fear and hate and in a world that revolves around danger, you walk in, and for some strange reason, I believe that there’s more out there, not just for me, but for us. How crazy is it, that we may actually one day be able to be a normal couple?
Carter: That day can’t come soon enough (kisses her).
Lexie: Carter…what are you going to tell Kelly?
Carter: The truth…that while she wasn’t looking, I’ve fallen in love with someone else. Someone who I can’t get out of my mind, and who I can’t even fathom living without.
Lexie: I’d leave those last few lines out…unless you want a hairdryer flung at your head, (smiles).
Carter: Don’t worry, this all ends tonight. I love you and I can’t wait to be with you.
Lexie: Me too.
Carter kisses her goodbye.
Carter: Bye gorgeous, I’ll miss you.
Lexie: Miss you more (kisses her)
Lexie dances happily like a little girl
Chapter 5 rounds out as…
Carter finally faces Kelly.
And will Lexie finally face her father?
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