My Top 5 Candy Preferances

In honor of Halloween…The main thing that pops into my head when I think of it is…CANDY….and being a 23 year old and way past my trick or treating days I think it’s only fair we adults get to Halloween-candy-1[1]indulge in the candy festivities ourselves. When I want candy it’s usually, if not always…CHOCOLATE!giphy[1]

To narrow it down, here’s…

MY TOP 5 Candy Favs

5. NutRageous

This was my favorite as a kid… and it still holds up.

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4. Snickers

Cuz…what’s not to love?

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3. Twix

There’s two of them!

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2. Kit Kat

There’s 4 of them!

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1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

My kryptonite…end of story.

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Um can we just talk about this…..for 5 seconds, real quick…

Like what? two favs combined!

Like what? two favs combined!

*Bonus– just for Halloween…Candy Corn…because even though it’s not earth shattering, it’s a staple and must be consumed just a bit during the Halloween season.

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Check out my Halloween posts from last year…

Who’s the Scariest?

*I choose Halloween’s scariest villain…will it be Michael, Jason or Freddy???

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Cuz naturally when I go camping I wear booty shorts too…

The Halloween Spirit…

*I give you a list of things you can do to help boost your Halloween spirit…I’m talking movies, candy, activities…enjoy! I’m proud to say this year I may have just about knocked them all off my list! Self Five!

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*And word to all you Walking Dead fans out there

Stay Tuned for a special DIY inspired by Daryl Dixon!*

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Can you guess what it is?

Happy Halloween!

Be Safe and eat lots of candy…today you are justified!

*I take no credit for any images used*

-<3-

 

 

 

Mysterious Attraction- Chapter 12 Part 3

We’ve reached the end of the road, it’s been a long journey, but the end is here!  Hope you have enjoyed the ride. With that being said, Lexie, Carter and the gang bid you goodbye in Mysterious Attraction’s final Chapter!

LEGIT

Previously on Mysterious Attraction…

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A few weeks later…

Brooke-Davis-S09-one-tree-hill-style-30302353-400-266Lexie sits at her desk in her home office. She’s writing a letter. Carter walks in with a sleeping Elena in his arms.

Carter: Hey babe, I was gonna order some dinner…Chinese or Pizza?

Lexie finishes up her letter and seals it in an envelope. She gets up and walks over to him.

carter and elenaLexie: You know what, I’m feeling like we’re in need of a change…(she smiles) Let’s do Chinese.

Carter smiles and kisses Lexie as she then leans down and kisses Elena on the cheek.

Lexie: Sweet dreams angel. Mommy and daddy love you.

Carter places Elena in her crib. Lexie grabs the baby monitor  as they walk into their kitchen, Carter hands her a menu.images2O8FOBFE

 

 

Lexie: I got it, (she smiles and grabs the telephone from him.)

Lexie: Hi, can I place a delivery order.

Meanwhile….Cut To:

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A guard comes to the cell.

Guard: Reeves. Mail. (hands him a letter.)

Reeves gets up slowly and looks at it.

He smiles and opens it.

He sits down as he begins to read it.

Dear Daddy,

Carter and I are doing wonderfully. We are adjusting nicely to newly wed life and parent life. Carter is such a good man. The store had an amazing first few weeks and sales have been great. The team is really doing well and getting along well. Not surprisingly Roxy has stolen Brice’s heart. Surprisingly, Joe has fallen quite smitten for Kelly. Yes Kelly. Carter’s ex-wife. Crazy huh? But thankfully all that drama is over with, and we’ve reached the point where we can genuinely except change and just be happy for each other. And Carter and his parents have long since gotten over the Skully debacle. John and Carter are closer than ever. Everyone is so grateful to have a new start and a new perspective thanks to your selflessness. The most exciting news yet… Our baby girl was born about a month and a half ago, 10 fingers, 10 toes, 8lbs, 10 oz. and a perfect shade of rosey pink. She looks so much like mom, I thought it only fitting she share her name as well. I’ve sent along some pictures …Meet your granddaughter Elena. I love you daddy, thank you for being so strong, thank you for your guidance, for your protection and most importantly your love. Carter and I have been telling Elena all about her grandpa. She seems to smile, every time we mention your name. Keep that in a safe place anytime you feel like things get too overwhelming. Carter and I have scheduled a visit up there next weekend; Elena can’t wait to meet you. See you soon.

With all my love,

Your Princess, Lexie ❤

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Reeves tears up and looks at all the pictures with a smile on his face.sonnylaughing

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Carter, Lexie, Elena and company all sit around in their living room laughing and talking.

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Lexie, Carter & baby Elena

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Roxy & Brice…still going strong

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Kelly & Joe…new beginnings

Lexie Voice Over:

tumblr_m4icu53Dwx1rpta58Sometimes fear can take over. It can cause you to miss things. Chances. Once in a life time opportunities. Love. But once you let go of that fear, your perception changes. When you let people into your heart, they can surprise you. They will surprise you. We all have good in our hearts. It’s our job to bring out the best in each other. Let yourself experience love. Let yourself take that risk. Because a mysterious glance from a strangerred lips could be so much more than just that initial attraction. It can be the start of your forever. If you just dive in. So pull down your walls, let your guard down a bit. And love will find you. I promise, it’s all hidden in the eyes. And if it doesn’t work the first few times, keep at it. Sooner or later you’ll learn how to distinguish between the one shot glance guys, and the guys worth a second one. You’ll get the hang of it. And ladies remember, red may be your color… work it, and smile. Good Luck. And may you find your Carter and your happy ending.

*Quick Flashback*

An exchange of smiles when Lexie and Carter first meet.

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Cut To:

Current Lexie and Carter who sit with their baby girl in their home surrounded by family and friends. Carter leans over and kisses a very happy, brightly smiling Lexie.

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*The End.*

So there you have it “Mysterious Attraction”  says goodbye…I hope this series has entertained your days a bit!

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Stay Tuned for an overview and brief writing experience journal… Coming Soon!

*I take no credit for the initial images used alone, or in my crappy edits #INEEDPHOTOSHOP…haha*

Thanks For Reading!

-<3-

Taylor Swift “1989” Deluxe Album Review

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Listen to the album in full HERE

[Quick Disclaimer…I want the target dlx edition with all the extras (certain things you can’t get by downloading online,) so I haven’t been able to buy my copy yet, but I do intend to. I don’t download illegally. I just listen to the tracks online until I get the chance to buy it. So please download either through iTunes…or buy the album in stores. I know me saying this will do little to  stop illegal downloading, but I just wanted to state my piece. I am in no way promoting piracy. The link I used for the album is just one I found by googling, I have no relation to it, use your best judgment.]

Read all the full lyrics HERE (some lyrics seemed a bit off to me…but you can be the judge.)

Judged for her dating history and her strong belief in love, Taylor Swift’s constant optimism and wavering hope are what the music world needs.imagesLG954LUV

Ms. Swift’s highly anticipated new album; 1989, was officially (and legally) released yesterday October 27, 2014 and it is BOSS. So I thought I’d do a Full Album Review. Target is selling a deluxe edition, in which you get the original 13 songs, plus 3 extra bonus tracks, a pack of polaroid pictures of Taylor AND 3 voice memos from Taylor’s personal cell phone of her recording the raw ideas of three of her newest songs. This seemed so intriguing I had to review the Deluxe edition. And props to Taylor for encouraging people to buy actual CDs. Can’t get them polaroid pics on iTunes!

taylor-swift-performs-at-jimmy-kimmel-live-in-hollywood_1[1]This year and the time leading up to the release of her new album, we’ve been seeing a sassier, sexier, non filtered, girl turned into woman. Not only have we been bear hugged by the anthem “Shake it Off” but also Taylor’s image has gone from preppy to crop top, short locks sexy. She’s growing up, she’s showing a more mature side of herself. But she remains classy as always Ms. Swift. Classy as always.

The album is definitely a bold transition from country/pop to pop. But what I love about this album is that although you know many of these songs could be (and probably will be) instant radio hits….the record is pop with some soft undertones. She takes a new approach vocally as she takes on a rapping style or sing/talking technique for some songs. I think this is so interesting, because it almost feels like she is sitting in your living room, reading from a book, telling us her stories.Taylor Swift is an artist who takes the time to hand you her heart. You can trust her, trust what she’s saying, because you know she’s speaking from experience. The album is an open advice column. Learn from her. She’s been there. She’s here for you. She gets it. You are not alone. -Michelle Leigh Writes

But despite the running theme of broken or fractured hearts and ghosts of past relationships haunting her, the album is surprisingly light and upbeat. That’s the pop genre for ya! Dancing to heartache and cheers-ing to the next one. But don’t count Taylor out just yet…or ever. Her lyrics are meaningful, truthful and beautifully constructed.  And there is the underlying theme and message of hope in love and keeping your head up against all those trying to bring you down. Taylor Swift is a supporter of love and this album is a testament to that. If you take away anything from this album…know that Taylor Swift is the real deal. Because in life…love is the center of it all. And she gets that….loud and clear. #HopelessRomantic #AndDamnProudOfIt

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Track By Track, my thoughts, and my favorite lyrics. Oh the lyrics! (I went overboard of course, but what else did you expect.) I coined my favorite tracks for you with a (*). And let me tell you it’s nearly impossible to pick a Top 5, so I’m not even going to try.

*1. “Welcome To New York”

This is a strong starting song. It immediately makes you realize that this is a new Taylor Swift. And it mirrors a girl moving to New York or visiting New York and gaining new places, new surroundings, new perspective and new beginnings. Much like Taylor is going to experience with this album’s new direction. The sound is very sonic and galactic, I feel like it’s a heady out of body, in your body song. A range of feelings. For me I am going to have to *INSTANT FAV* this jam!

Lyric Choice:

It’s a new soundtrack I could dance to this beat, beat
Forevermore
The lights are so bright
But they never blind me, me
Welcome to New York
It’s been waiting for you
Welcome to New York
Welcome to New York

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Like any great love
It keeps you guessing
Like any real love
It’s ever changing
Like any true love
It drives you crazy
But you know you wouldn’t change Anything, anything, anything…

*2. “Blank Space”

Another *INSTANT FAV.* Lyrically I adore this song. I love how Taylor references her list of exes and how people assume because she’s fallen in love so many times that she somehow is this insane girl. She addresses this but you also get the feeling of her unwavering respect for love and constantly being open to it. It’s a sexier, older Taylor.

Lyric Choice:

I could show you incredible things
Magic, madness, heaven, sin
Saw you there and I thought oh my god
Look at that face, you look like my next mistake
Love’s a game, wanna play

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Grab your passport and my hand
I could make the bad guys good for a weekend

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Got a long list of ex-lovers
They’ll tell you I’m insane
Cause you know I love the players
And you love the game

Got a long list of ex-lovers
They’ll tell you I’m insane
But I got a blank space baby
And I’ll write your name

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Cause darling I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream

*3. “Style”

This song is not only a *Favorite* for me…(3 for 3 Taylor, I think I’m falling in love #AlbumOnRepeat) but this seems like what would be an instant hit on the radio. The chorus is perfect. She’s telling a story here about falling for the bad boys and knowing they won’t stay, knowing that this won’t end well, but allowing herself to be swept away. And just simply still going for it, whole heartedly. The feeling, the bad boys, the rush, the love however real or not real it may be…never goes out of style. It will always be this way. Boy meets Girl. Girl falls for Boy. Boy plays girl. It’s a vicious circle, and yet she doesn’t wanna break it.

Lyric Choice:

Cause You got that James Dean day dream look in your eye
And I got that red lip classic thing that you like
And when we go crashing down, we come back in every time.
Cause we never go out of style
We never go out of style

You got that long hair, slicked back, white t-shirt.
And I got that good girl fig and a tight little skirt,
And when we go crashing down, we come back in every time.
Cause we never go out of style
We never go out of style.

Take me home
Just take me home
Just take me home

*4. “Out Of The Woods”

This song is spiritual, there is this tribal aspect to it, with the chant like background vocals,  and the chorus is so simple, yet so gorgeous. It speaks volumes. A troubled relationship, nearly hopeless, and yet there’s that hope at the end of the tunnel, holding onto it, there’s a chance, there’s a love still there, after everything it’s been put through. Just waiting for the heartache and pain to finally fall away, and then realizing, it isn’t all that bad. Taylor released this prior to the album release and I fell in love with it, so yes I will *Favorite* this song as well.

Lyric Choice:

Remember when we couldn’t take the heat
I walked out, I said “I’m setting you free”
But the monsters turned out to be just trees
When the sun came up
You were looking at me.

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Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
In the clear yet, good.

5. “All You Had To Do Was Stay”

Beautiful lyrics, beautiful song, reminds me a little of the vibes of Taylor’s last album RED.

Lyric Choice:

People like you always want back the love they gave away
And people like me wanna believe you when you say you’ve changed
The more I think about it now
The less I know
All I know is that you drove us off the road

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Then, why you had to go and lock me out when I let you in

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Here you are now
Calling me up
But I don’t know what to say
I’ve been picking up the pieces of the mess you made
People like you always want back the love they pushed aside
But people like me are gone forever
When you say goodbye

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You were all I wanted
But not like this

*6. “Shake It Off”TaylorSwiftGapad[1]

EPIC. An Anthem. The “Rap” breakdown part…like what??? YASSS please, yessss. The video is a stroke of genius as well. Watch HERE. Calling out all the haters, all the critics, all the skeptics and making them bob their heads and dance along…turning them into fans. YOU KNOW it’s true, don’t even mess around. The song is a fantastic message, to all people telling them to not care about what others think or say about you, shake it off and keep doing your thing. As the album’s first single, it serves as a perfect introduction, the perfect depiction of the message Taylor Swift wants to convey to her fans. We are united, we are one. A *favorite* of course. I can’t hear this and NOT dance! It just gets into your veins and your arms immediately do the “shake it off” move from the video. Am I right??? Yes, yes I am.

Lyric Choice:

It’s like I got this music
In my mind, saying it’s gonna be alright
Cause the players gonna play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate
Baby I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake
Shake it off

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(the rap part)

Hey, hey, hey
Just think while you been getting down and out about the liars
And the dirty dirty cheats of the world
You could have been getting down to this sick beat

My ex man brought his new girlfriend
She’s like oh my god
But I’m just gonna shake
And to the fella over there with the hella good hair
Won’t you come on over baby we could shake, shake

7. “I Wish You Would”

Taylor explains in her voice memo (Track 18) that this song is about how a guy thinks his ex girlfriend hates him. But she doesn’t, she’s still in love with him and wishes he would come back. This song also brings me back to the memories and messages from the RED album, the sounds are very different, but that raw emotion, is still evident. It’s something that Taylor does well, making her real to her fans, making her relatable.

Lyric Choice:

I Wish You Would come back
Wish I never had hung up the phone like I did
I Wish You know that I never forget you as long as I’m living
Wish you were right here, right now, it’s all good, I wish you would

I wish you we could go back
And remember what we were fighting for
I wish you know that I miss too much to be mad anymore
Wish you were right here, right now, it’s all good, I wish you would

8. “Bad Blood”

A friendship gone south. I do really like this song. I think some times friendships end for a reason. And you are better off that way.  Some serious “Holla Back Girl”- Gwen Stefani vibes, and I dig it! And that high school cheer chant vibe rocks this chorus hardcore.

Lyric Choice:

Cause baby now we got bad blood
You know it used to be mad love
So take a look at what you’ve done
Cause baby now we got bad blood

Hey!
Now we got problems
And I don’t think we can solve them
You made a really deep cut
And baby now we got bad blood
Hey!

Did you think we’d be fine?
Still got scars on my back from your knife

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Band-aids don’t fix bullet holes
You say sorry just for show
If you live like that, you live with ghosts

9. “Wildest Dreams”

Sexy. Breathy. It’s definitely more mature. She makes reference to a bit of a more sexual relationship, very timidly of course, but it’s there. The idea of wanting those memories to stay with him even if he only dreams of them, and they end up going their separate ways. She wants him to remember her well.

Lyric Choice:

He’s so tall, and handsome as hell
He’s so bad but he does it so well
I can see the end as it begins my one condition is

Say you’ll remember me
Standing in a nice dress, staring at the sun set babe
Red lips and rosy cheeks
Say you’ll see me again even if it’s just in your wildest dreams
Wildest dreams

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I say no one has to know what we do
His hands are in my hair, his clothes are in my room
And his voice is a familiar sound, nothing lasts forever
But this is getting good now
He’s so tall, and handsome as hell
He’s so bad but he does it so well

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*10. “How You Get The Girl”

Word to the wise, Taylor’s giving you some advice…some perspective from the other side…listen up boys.  SUCH A GOOD TRACK! *Favorite.*

Lyric Choice:

Say it’s been a long six months
And you were too afraid to tell her what you want
And that’s how it works
It’s how you get the girl
And then you say

I want you for worse or for better
I would wait for ever and ever
Broke your heart, I’ll put it back together
I want you for ever and ever

And that’s how it works
It’s how you get the girl, girl, oh
And that’s how it works
It’s how you get the girl, girl

******

Remind her how it used to be, be
Yeah, yeah
With pictures in frames, of kisses on cheeks, cheeks
Tell her how you must’ve lost your mind
When you left her all alone
And never told her why
And that’s how it works
That’s how you lost the girl

11. “This Love”

Gorgeous. The harmonies in this are insane. The backup imagesES6MZZSKvocals along with Taylor in the chorus just make you feel like you are sitting in a cathedral or an opera house, listening to magic. It’s got an indie vibe to it, which I really love, and the synthesizer, drums, and guitar create a beautiful collaboration. I’m no musician, but I’m just a fan sharing my love for music, lyrics and telling you what I hear and how it makes me feel.

Lyric Choice:

Been losing grip, oh, sinking ships
You showed up, just in time

******

This love left a permanent mark
This love is glowing in dark
These hands had to let it go free
And this love came back to me

Your kiss, my cheek
I watched you leave
Your smile my ghost
I fell to my knees
And you’re young, just to run
Come better to watch me

*12. “I Know Places”

A *favorite.* It’s darker, sexier and as Taylor said in her voice memo (Track 17), it’s about people trying to ruin a couples love and the couple trying to escape that and hide.

Lyric Choice:

You stand with a hand on my waist line
Good to see that we’re out in plain side
I can hear them whisper as we pass by
It’s a bad sign, bad sign
Something happens when everybody finds out
See the vultures circling in dark cloud
Love’s a fragile little flame, it could burn out

******

They take their shots, we’re bulletproof
I know places
And you know for me it’s always you
I know places
And you’re dead at night, your eyes so green
I know places
And I know for you it’s always me
I know places

Cause I, I know places we can hide

13. “Clean”

Overcoming heart break. A pure song. Love mirrors addiction here which I thought was a really cool metaphor. A video for this would open so many ideas for amazing imagery.

Lyric Choice:

You’re still all over me like I wine-stained dress I can’t wear anymore
Hung my head, as I lost the war, and the sky turn black like a perfect storm

Rain came pouring down when I was drowning
That’s when I could finally breathe
And that morning, gone was any trace of you, I think I am finally clean

******

10 months sober, I must admit
Just because you’re clean don’t mean you miss it
10 months older I won’t give in
Now that I’m clean I’m never gonna risk it

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Uses Alice in Wonderland as a metaphor for a doomed relationship.

Lyric Choice:

Flashing lights and we, took a wrong turn and we
Fell down the rabbit hole
You held on tight to me
Cause nothing’s as it seems
Spinning out of control

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We found wonderland
You and I got lost in it
And we pretended it could last forever
We found wonderland
You and I got lost in it
And life was never worse but never better
In wonderland
In wonderland

So we went on our way
Too in love to think straight

******

Didn’t you call my fears with the cheshire cat’s smile
Didn’t it all seem new and exciting
I felt your arms twisting around me
It’s all fun and games ’til somebody loses their mind

*15. “You R In Love” -Bonus Track

A *favorite.* A song that basically sums up the reason why Taylor Swift makes music; “You understand now why they lost their minds and fought the wars And why I’ve spent my whole life trying to put it in words.”  And why we all love her for it. A song about love and how it is everywhere, all around us, and it doesn’t take earth shattering actions to realize you love someone. Just by simply being with them and getting to know their heart. The tears may happen here, just warning you.

Lyric Choice:

You can hear it in the silence, silence
You can feel it on the way home, way home
You can see it with the lights out, lights out
You are in love, true love
You are in love

******

One night he wakes, strange look on his face
Pauses, then says, you’re my best friend
And you knew what it was, he is in love

******

You understand now why they lost their minds and fought the wars
And why I’ve spent my whole life trying to put it in words

*16. “New Romantics” -Bonus Track

I actually feel like this song would be HUGE. I hear the chorus and the beat and I just see the public dancing like crazy for it. This song would be ridiculous on tour. I really love the name, love the concept, I just have a connection to it. I always call myself a hopeless romantic so I just get it.

Lyric Choice:

We cry tears
Of mascara in the bathroom
Honey life is just a classroom

Cause baby I could built a castle
Out of all the bricks they threw at me
And every day it’s like battle
But every night feels just like a dream
Baby we’re the new romantics
Come on, come on along with me
Heart break is the national anthem
We sing it properly
We are too busy dancing
To get knocked off our feet
Baby we’re the new romantics
The best people in life for free

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Voice memos of Taylor’s writing process. Each song happens differently, but here she gives you an inside look at the beginning stages of a few select songs. Literally recorded on her cell phone. This is something I feel no artist has ever done…I could be wrong…but whatever it’s still really cool!

17. I Know Places (Taylor on piano with vocals)

18. I Wish You Would (Writing to Track; Taylor singing to a Track produced by Jack Antonoff)

19. Blank Space (Taylor playing guitar with vocals in recording session with producers yelling out direction and extra vocals ideas)

This was the coolest idea ever. There is something so amazing about hearing the raw tracks. It gives me chills to even get a glimpse into the work that was put into this album. I love music and I loved that Taylor was kind enough to share her writing process with us. She gave us her diaries and we will take good care of your words and your heart Taylor. Bow Down people, there’s a new Queen in town. Taylor Swift you are a BOSS, and a legend in the making. I curtsy before you.

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*I take no credit for any images used*

-<3-

Mysterious Attraction- Chapter 12 Part 2

Previously on Mysterious Attraction…

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*New Character Alerts*

Catherine Hicks

Joan; Carter’s Mom

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John; Carter’s Dad

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*Time Jump*

Black screen

A small cry is heard.

nurseryA night light comes on and we see a pink and yellow nursery.

Lexie walks in…she peers into the crib.

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Lexie: Hey baby girl…time for your next bottle huh, sweet heart?

largeLexie picks her up and sits in her rocking chair near the window. Feeding her, her middle of the night bottle as she carefully rocks back and forth. A mixture of sleep depravity and happiness spread across the new mom’s face.

Carter: (leaning against the door frame) Hey…you want me to take over? You should get some rest.Drive9_GQ_14Sep11_320

Lexie: No. That’s ok.

Carter: How ya feeling?

Lexie: Happy. (she smiles) This is…perfect.

imagesA4XRRLLACarter smiles, and walks into the room. As he does the sign hanging on the baby’s door is put into clear focus. The name reads Elena. Carter bends down and kisses the babies forehead, and then kisses Lexie. She smiles.

A few weeks later…

BvdLexie stands in a small chapel room, dressed in a wedding dress.

She looks in the mirror and smiles.

Roxy, and Joan (Carter’s mother) are seen smiling behind her.

Lexie: So…what do you think?

Roxy: You look amazing! Seriously it doesn’t even look like you had a baby 3 weeks ago.imagesCJJR149E

Joan is holding Elena and smiles.

Joan: Honey you look perfect. Carter is going to be speechless.

Lexie: Really?

Joan: Yup.

Lexie: And what about you angel? How do you think mommy looks…you think daddy will like it?

Elena cooes a bit

Lexie kisses her cheek

Roxy: I think daddy’s going to like it so much, he may just get mommy knocked up again.

Joan goes a shade of crimson red.

Lexie: Oh my god, Roxy! Really?

Roxy: Oh I’m sorry. I didn’t give you my warning. I’m Roxy, I’ll make you incredibly uncomfortable, with my blunt sense of humor. Just ask your son, it didn’t take me more then 5 minutes to mortify him.

Joan laughs

Joan: Well as long as Carter is happy, I’m happy. And you Lexie and this little peanut here, seem to make him happier than he’s ever been. (she smiles) It’s really all a mother can ask for.joan 2

Lexie: Thank You Joan. You and John have raised such an incredible man.

Joan: Thank you sweet heart, you look beautiful and today is going to be a perfect day. Should I let the men know we’re ready?

Lexie nods.

Joan: Ok.

She puts the baby in her carriage and wheels her out.

Roxy turns to Lexie.

imagesCJJR149ERoxy: So… you ready for this?

Lexie: Yea…it’s been a long time coming. You know I thought I’d be nervous but, I’m not. I can’t wait to be his wife. I just wish my mom were here to be with me through this ya know….I kinda wish my dad were here too…to walk me down the aisle.

Roxy: Well you were born into this world alone, you can handle a walk down a measley aisle 789225_1312039234159_fullalone… Or you know I could walk you? It’d save me a trip down the aisle alone too. Maid of honor duties are lonely…seriously what is up with that?

Lexie: (she laughs) I’d love that, if you’d walk with me.

Roxy: Yea? Cool. Oh by the way…. I’m gonna get really serious for just a second…

Lexie: Uh oh…

Roxy: Just a sec.

Lexie: Ok.

Roxy: I got you something.

She hands her a long skinny box.

Lexie: Oh you didn’t have to do that-

Roxy: Uh…shh. My best friend is getting married. I wanted to.

Lexie: Ok.

locketLexie opens the box to find a silver locket engraved with the name Elena.

Lexie: Oh Rox- it’s beautiful.

Roxy: Open it.

Lexie carefully opens the locket to find on one side a picture of her daughter and the other side a picture of her mother.

Lexie starts to tear.

Roxy: I knew you’d want her here with you today…this way she can be.

Lexie: Thank You so much, this means so much to me. You have no idea.

Roxy: Good. I’m glad you like it.  (she shrugs)

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Lexie: Will you help me put it on?

Roxy: Of course.

Roxy fastens the necklace onto Lexie’s neck.

Lexie: It’s perfect.

Roxy: Ok no more tears. Stop. We have a man to marry. Right?

Lexie shakes it off and smiles.

Lexie: Absolutely.

Roxy: Ok. (she wipes away her own tears and then some of Lexie’s) Let’s do thi789225_1312039234159_fulls.

Lexie nods.

Lexie: Hey Rox?

Roxy: Yea?

Lexie: Promise me you’ll stick around, at least for a little while. I really love having you here.

imagesCJJR149ERoxy: Honey, I plan on sticking around till you get sick of me.

Joan walks Elena down the aisle in a white lace old fashioned carriage.Joan

Lexie smiles and links her arm with her best friend, as they walk out into the church.Wedding_brooke

63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival - "Certified Copy" PremiereCarter sees Lexie for the first time and smiles brightly.

Roxy walks Lexie down the aisle.brooke-davis-wedding-hair

Roxy smiles at Brice who sits in the audience near Joe, Kelly, Dylan, and Joan and baby Elena.

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weddingCarter meets Lexie at the altar steps, kisses Roxy on the cheek, takes Lexie’s hand and helps her up to the alter. They join hands. As Roxy takes her place beside Lexie, we see Carter’s dad John standing next to Carter as his best man. john dad 2The organ playing stops and the priest smiles at the couple.

The priest: Please be seated everyone. We are gathered here today to join Lexie and Carter in holy matrimony. I’ve been told that this is a rather unconventional love story. But I know true love when I see it.

Cut to the vows.

Brulian-s-Wedding-brooke-and-julian-18941348-500-268[1]Lexie: I’ve always envisioned love as this unattainable thing. I was so caught up in the negative aspects of life that I never took the time to realize that I was actually capable of falling in love with someone who would love me for the real me, and not be duped by the façade I put on for the world to see. Someone who would be there unconditionally… Someone to walk through life with. When I met you I did everything I could to try and convince myself that you weren’t the one. That what I was feeling was just fleeting. I pushed you away and kept pushing. But you stayed, I don’t know why (she laughs) But you did. And you made me realize that being afraid was ok, that as long as you let someone in on the fears you have that they may share those fears but help you overcome them at the same time, together as a unit. You made me happy to look forward to a future full of love and children and happiness. You changed my out look on love and you made me able to feel it and experience it in the best possible, most truest of ways. And I will forever love you for that and for being the incredible man that you are.

Carter smiles: My turn? (the priest nods)FRANCE-ENTERTAINMENT-CANNES-FILM-FESTIVAL-BLACK-WHITE

Carter: Falling for you wasn’t easy. Loving you was the easiest thing in the world. But falling for you wasn’t…allowing myself to get to the point of falling in love with you was really difficult. When we met, I was really broken; I didn’t know what my life was or where it was heading. You lit a fire in me that I thought had died a long time ago. Something that I thought I’d never get back. And I’ve never been more excited for the future in my entire life. I’ve never been more excited to experience new adventures that I am sure we will have as a newly married couple and new parents to our beautiful baby girl. You’ve made me happier than I have ever been, and you’ve made me a better man simply by loving me. A few years ago, it may not have seemed like we would ever get here, but in my heart I always knew that it was a possibility. If I could just get you to see in us what I saw in you. I knew it, because I knew your heart, it’s a lot like mine, a little broken, but somehow half of my broken heart fit perfectly with half of yours and I think it’s safe to say, we’re stronger together, then we ever were apart. You’re an amazing woman…Strong, Stubborn, Smart, Beautiful, and I’m going to spend the rest of my life making sure that you know that. Because you’re worth it. That’s why I stayed.

Lexie and Carter smile brightly at eachother.

Priest: Do you Lexie take Carter to be your husband, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better for worse, til death do you part?

Lexie: I do.

Priest: And Carter do you take Lexie to be your wife, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better for worse, til death do you part?

Carter: Absolutely. (he looks at Lexie with wide eyed excitement as she laughs excitedly)

Priest: Let us proceed with the rings.

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Priest: Carter repeat after me…with this ring, I thee wed.

Carter: With this ring, I thee wed.

He slides the ring onto Lexie’s finger.

Priest: Lexie repeat after me…with this ring, I thee wed.

Lexie: With this ring I thee wed.

Priest: By the power vested in me, I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may now kiss the bride.

she and he wedding wedding kiss Carter smiles and cups Lexie’s face.

Carter: About Time.

He kisses her.

The crowd claps.

The photographer snaps a picture and Lexie gestures for Joan to bring up Elena.

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FINAL segment next week!

Thanks for reading!

*I do not take any credit for any images used*

-<3-

Why Do We “Duckface?”

Personally I’m more of a smile selfie girl…imagesHHJW3GGF

I like to show off the pearly whites

But I will admit within a “selfie session”…because you know you can’t just take 1.

[#werk those angles girl…change location!]

I probably do throw in a duck face for good measure. But I rarely actually end up posting the infamous pose, it just doesn’t suit me. And in reality does it really suit anyone?

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So that leads to the true question here…

Why do we “duckface”?

 I mean really… is this attractive to you?

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Do we duck face because…

A.) We continuously smell something bad at the exact moment we are snapping our selfies.

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[Girl I like your lip color tho.]

Is it because…

B.) We want to appear more quirky.

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OR is it because…

C.) We think that by doing a duckface it makes our lips more desirable…

[please lord don’t let it be C…..Girl you’re lips are fine the way they are!]

The truth is…I have no freakin’ clue….why we duck face.

None of the above make it worth it for me, so with that being said, I think I’ll stick to my smiles thank you very much!

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Give it a try ladies!

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*I do not take any credit for the images/memes used.*

-<3-

Mysterious Attraction- Chapter 12

We made it…the last chapter….(in 3 parts of course you know the drill)

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Lexie’s Excited 😉

Previously on Mysterious Attraction

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Days pass on by and the fashion store comes together nicely, as everyone pitches in.

It is opening night and Lexie is a ball of nerves.

She sits in the middle of her store, scanning it over for the thousandth time, waiting to find something wrong.

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Carter walks in from the back.

Carter: Hey you. You ok?Nobody-Taught-Us-to-Quit-8x05-Screencaps-brooke-davis-16264311-1280-720

Lexie: Am I crazy to think that this is actually going to work? I mean are people actually going to take this seriously, take me seriously. Because tomorrow’s headline can easily read… “Mobster Father in Prison, Daughter monopolizes press with new Fashion line.” This isn’t going to work.

tumblr_mqj5c96ovd1rluckbo2_1280Carter: Yes it is. People like you Lexie. As much as they hate to admit it.

Lexie: Gee Thanks.

Carter: You know what I mean. You yourself know you can sometimes have a strong intimidating personality. (lexie makes a knowing face) But they like you. You’re likeable. You draw people in and they can’t help but like you. This is going to work. I promise. And I’m gonna be here every step of the way. We need to move on from what people think they know about you, about us, about our family. This is our new start.

Lexie: (sighs of relief) I know. You’re right. But I’m just so nervous. I really need this to work.

Carter: I know. It’ll be ok. (he helps her up off the floor).

Demi-Lovato-Platinum-Blonde-HairRoxy walks in.

Roxy: It’s time.

Lexie: (looks at her watch) Already?

Roxy: Yup…you have quite the audience awaiting your brilliance.

Lexie peaks through the window and sees a huge line of people outside the store on the side walk.

Lexie: (smiles) Oh. See but why does that make me more nervous? I should be happy right?

Carter rubs her shoulder and smiles.

Carter: Yes. This is going to be amazing babe, I promise. (he kisses her cheek) You ready?tumblr_mfm9bgvezR1r8w1d3o3_r1_250[1]71689_1316207020145_full

Lexie: (takes a deep breath) Yea. Let’s do this team…

Roxy: That’s our girl!

Brice, Dylan, Roxy, and Joe all smile and follow Carter and Lexie as they lead the way outside.

We see a grand opening sign hanging on the store front…near the name of the store “Mysterious Attraction.”

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A red ribbon is tied across the front door

Lexie steps up to the podium.

550w_ustv_one_tree_hill_0805_4Lexie: Hello everyone. Thank you all so much for being here. It means the world to me that you’d give me a chance to prove what I’m actually capable of. Ever since I was a young girl I was fascinated by fashion. I would play dress up with my mother’s clothes and try on her makeup and pearl necklaces when I thought she wasn’t looking. Even though I’m pretty sure she secretly knew. She loved to get all dolled up, and by extension I think I’ve taken on that love affair as well. In fact my mother always said “Nothing reels a man in better than a sexy red lip and a smile.” And I think she was right, Carter blushes.

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Roxy smiles a red lipped smile and glances at Brice who glances by and smiles then looks away nervously.

Lexie: My mother will always be with me. And she’s been the driving force for almost everything I’ve ever done in my life. Before she passed, she was also my biggest inspiration and support. She taught me things in the few years I was fortunate to have with her, things that will last til the end of time. Things I will pass onto my daughter. (Carter smiles as her gaze meets his)This has always been a dream of mine. To be able to creatively express the relationship between women and the clothes they wear, their style, what makes us feel good. A way to express the relationship between women and men, fashion and flirtation. Love and lust. So I hope you enjoy and I hope you find something that speaks to you.

Reporter: Excuse me…could you explain the name you chose…why “Mysterious Attraction.” What does it mean?

Lexie: (smiles)tumblr_m4icu53Dwx1rpta58 Come in and find out. Without further or do…Mysterious Attraction in now open for business!

Lexie excitedly cuts the red ribbon with a pair of big scissors friends, employees, and future customers clap and file in accordingly.

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The store is crowded with people picking up and buzzing about the clothes, the makeup, the accessories. There’s a small bar section, where some people gather for glasses of wine.

Displayed on the main wall across from the main entrance is a video playing in the background. A masked man and woman in a dark room. Subtle eye glances are their only communication. The words *Mysterious Attraction* are written in cursive smokey letters.

People clap after watching.

Demi-Lovato-Platinum-Blonde-HairRoxy: Who the hell would have thought how you too started would actually be one hell of an interesting love story. People are eating this up. Very strategically planned my business mogul friend.

Nobody-Taught-Us-to-Quit-8x05-Screencaps-brooke-davis-16264568-1280-720Lexie: It wasn’t a ploy. It’s a fact. Men and women are attracted to each other based on what they’re wearing. It may sound shallow at first, but it’s what gets you to look in the first place. It’s the truth. And people can relate to it. Me and Carter. You and Brice. Case in point. Nice lipstick by the way. (smiles and walks away.)

Roxy puts her hands on her hips and huffs

ryangosling-300x225Carter looks at Roxy and raises his eyebrows.

Roxy: Well look who’s a little bit sassy.

Carter: Hey you had to learn it from somewhere, right?

Roxy: Ha! Make no mistake, I work alone. Lexie and I may have similarities but I’m way more ruthless when it comes to men.

Carter: Just know when there’s a cause for your ruthlessness. Because sometimes there’s no need to be. Besides I’m pretty sure this is all an act. After all you’re a lover not a fighter right?

Roxy: That’s right baby. I mean I may be crazy, but I shoot for love not just for mindless annihilation. Contrary to my previous antics.

Carter: Tired of playing the game?

Roxy: Ah, I was never a frequent player, I’ve gotten played for sure, but the few times I tried my hand at being the all around douche in the relationship, well I couldn’t stomach it. Some hearts are just born pure with the intent to love.

Carter: So then what’s with you messing with Brice?

Roxy: I’m still quirky, I’m still a woman. I don’t believe in emotional torture, but I do believe that a guy should work for it. Hey I believe in the mystery of the attraction. (She laughs making fun of everything.) Maybe I wanna play that game, the flirty game for a little while. No shame in waiting, to see if there’s actually something there, before throwing myself all in too quick. I like to make ’em squirm. It’s more fun that way. (She laughs.)

Carter: So what you’re saying is your not diabolical in destroying men, but you are into messing with their minds for a brief time…just long enough for them to realize their in love with you?

Roxy: Yup.tumblr_mfm9bgvezR1r8w1d3o3_r1_250[1]

Carter: But doesn’t that kind of defeat the point. I mean if you keep him at arms length, and mess with him, even if it is just innocent fun, he’s not gonna fall in love with the real you? But for the conjured up version of you.

Roxy: Oh no. This is me. I do this shit all the time. I like to joke around. I like to keep light of things. Life is too damn serious all the time.

Carter: You are crazy. But right.

Roxy nods knowingly.

Carter: So you’re completely set on falling in love with him then too?

Roxy: If all goes well…it’d be nice to love one of the good guys for once. And have him love me back.

brice checks her outCarter: Well judging by the fact that Brice hasn’t been able to take his eyes off you, I’d say you’re on the right track.

Roxy looks at Brice and smiles happily. A genuine smile.

Roxy: You think so? (she turns back to Carter)

Carter: Yea…but don’t take my word for it, go and find out. (He nudges her toward Brice.)

Roxy: (smiles) Lexie was right about you. You’re a good one. She’s lucky to have you.

Carter: We’re all lucky to have each other. So don’t go running off any time soon, world traveler. You’ve got people who need you to stick around here.

Roxy: Don’t you worry, I’m not going anywhere.

Roxy smiles, winks and walks off toward Brice.

demi-lovato-mtv-vmas-2012Roxy: Hi.

Brice: Hi.

Roxy: So…how are you?Walkin' After Midnight

Brice: Good, you?

Roxy: Good. (she looks away nervously.)

Brice: Would you wanna… maybe go out…with me…sometime?

Roxy: Yea. That’d be nice. I’d love to.

They exchange smiles.

Lexie walks over to Carter and hugs him.

MAGGIE GRACE VIVA MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2011 HOLIDAY ISSUELexie: It’s going well isn’t it?

Carter: Yea it really is. Your speech was beautiful your mom would20130107015122!Brooke_and_Julian have been really proud.

Lexie: Thanks babe. (She kisses him) So…what’s going on over there?

Carter: Oh you know just another love story in the making. Although there’s may be a bit more conventional then ours.

Lexie: Ah. Yea. Roxy talks a good game. But I was far more damaged then her. She’s just a girl looking for love. She wears her heart on her sleeve, but sometimes it gets covered by her over dramatized antics.

Carter: You’re not damaged Lexie. As much as we think we both were, I think it’s just a shell of a tumblr_mqj5c96ovd1rluckbo2_1280story we put in our heads. People go through shit. Tough shit. It changes you. I feel like we somehow romanticized our story into this dramatic tragedy. That we some how wrecked each other. Broke each other down.

Lexie: Didn’t we?

Carter: No. We just fell in love…at the worst possible time in our lives. (he laughs) I guess what I’m trying to say is….we didn’t break each other down; we broke down walls that were in our way. That were preventing us from truly loving each other. We may have had a tough start, but we were meant to find each other…this is the way things are supposed to be.

Lexie: So we wrecked each other, for the better.

Carter: (laughs) Sure. If that’s how you wanna put it.

He pulls her into his side and hugs her, as they laugh, he kisses her forehead.

GHLuluA familiar blonde walks into the store.

Carter notices.

Carter: Kelly?

Kelly: Hey Carter. Hi Lexie.

She’s nervous and fidgeting. They can both tell it’s difficult for her to be here.

Kelly: Congratulations on the store…it looks great, and on the engagement (noticing the ring) and the baby, apparently…wow! (she notices Lexie’s baby bump as well.)

Lexie and Carter exchange looks.

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Carter: What are you doing here?

Kelly: I just wanted to stop by and tell you that I’m sorry for everything. I realize that this isn’t the time or place to discuss our past, but I figured it was the safest place. What with it being a public event. I didn’t want to invade your personal space by stopping by or anything.

Carter: yea that probably wouldn’t have been the best idea.

I-Can-t-See-You-But-I-Know-You-re-There-8x02-Screencaps-brooke-davis-15788104-1280-720Lexie: We appreciate you coming here. But there really is no need for apologies. There was a reason for why you acted the way you did. You didn’t know you were sick.

Kelly: Maybe not, but there were a few red flags that I should have paid attention to. Like my constant switch in moods for example. But I want you to know how sorry I am. Really? I realize now how crazy and out of line and dangerous my actions were and I never meant to put you through that, either of you.

Lexie: I imagine it wasn’t an easy thing for you to come to terms with…seeing your husband with someone else. I’m sorry we hurt you.6a00d83451b72b69e2011570735f05970b-320wi

Kelly: Don’t be. Carter was bound to find someone else. After all I wasn’t always faithful either, it’s amazing he stuck around at all after that.

Carter looks at her. And then at Lexie as he pulls her closer.

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Kelly: Carter I know that you may never forgive me, and I understand why…completely. But I did love you, please don’t think that I never did. But you were right, we weren’t meant to end up together….at least not forever. I realize none of this matters much now. We’ve both become different people then when we got married and we’ve both moved on from our marriage, but I hope that I left you with some decent memories. And not just the painful ones.

Carter: Kelly I’ll always have good memories of you. But it’s difficult to process what went down…I sympathize, I do. But the fact that you could become so violent, was really scary.steve-carell-and-ryan-gosling-in-crazy-stupid-love1

Kelly: I know and I’m sorry. But we all have things we’ve done that we’re not proud of right?

Carter looks away.

Lexie: We do. We all do. Carter and I aren’t perfect. We’ve had our fair share of run-ins with the law and built a once toxic relationship on organized crime. So we all have our faults. None of us are guilt free here. So I think we can all agree that we can try and make the best of a weird crazy situation and just be at peace with it and move on. There doesn’t have to be any bad blood here.

Kelly: I’d really like that. If we could all just put everything behind us.

Carter: I’d like that too.

imagesRN9NZ3IBKelly and Carter exchange smiles.

Carter squeezes Lexie’s hand.

Carter: So how are you? How’s treatment going…I imagine well if you’re out?

Kelly: Yes very well actually I finished my aggressive lulu-johnny1stage, so now it’s just a matter of out patient therapy once a weak and monitoring my meds. Which has definitely improved my moods and over life dramatically. So you have no need to worry, I won’t be unleashing any surprises on you ever again.

Carter: Well that’s good to hear.

They all share a small laugh.

Carter: I’m really happy for you Kel…It’s good to see you back on your feet. I would never wish ill of you. Ever.

Kelly: I know. Thank you. I really wish you both, well you three (she laughs) all the best. Truly.

Lexie: That means a lot. Thank you.

Carters nods.

Kelly: And I really am sorry. (she looks at Carter)

Carter: I’m sorry too. Let’s just say the past is in the past. Good luck with everything.

Dean+3Kelly: Thank you.

They share a smile and an understanding.

Lexie glances over at the crowded store, she notices Joe sitting in the corner by himself.

Lexie: Hey Kelly, why don’t you take a look around. If you find something you like, first item’s on me.

Kelly: Oh no that’s ok. I didn’t mean to intrude. I just wanted to stop by and talk to you both.

Lexie: Nonsense please stay…it’ll be part of a fresh start for all of us.

Kelly and Carter exchange awkward glances.

Lexie: Ok look I’m not saying that we all have to be best friends, that’s obviously not going to happen here, for obvious reasons, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be cordial right?

Carter: You’re right.

Kelly: Are you sure?

One-Tree-Hill-8-21-Flightless-Bird-American-Mouth-brooke-davis-22115393-1280-720Lexie: Yes…besides there’s someone I think you should meet.

Lexie grabs her hand and walks over to Joe.

Lexie: Hey Joe, what’s up?

Joe: Nothing, you’ve got me working in a women’s clothing store…not much fun for a guy like me.

Lexie: Really…a single guy trapped in a sea full of beautiful women. Hmmm yea I can see your struggle. Speaking of…This is Kelly…Joe Kelly, Kelly Joe. You’ve met before. Talk amongst joe smilesyourselves.

Lexie walks away.

Joe smiles.

Joe: Hi.

Kelly nervously smiles.

Kelly: Hi.

Joe: It’s nice to see you again.

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Lexie walks back over to Carter who watches from afar with a drink in hand. He smiles.

Lexie: (mouths to Carter) Are they talking?

Carter nods.

Lexie: Yes!

She gets to him and turns to watch.

Carter: That was really cool of you, Lex.kelly and joe

Lexie: Yea well there’s no reason why they can’t find comfort in one another. I mean there’s nothing like a fun little distraction.

Carter: Misery does love company.

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Lexie: Ain’t that the truth.

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Lexie smiles clinking her water bottle with his glass in cheers before taking a sip.

Carter: Our daughter is never dating…ever…she’ll be lucky if I ever let her leave our house.

They both laugh.

-<3-

 

 

Mysterious Attraction- Chapter 11 Part 3

So it occurred to me recently, that Mysterious Attraction is over a year old already! My goodness! I never intended this to be so long. But at the same time I didn’t rush it. I let it fall where it needed to. The first part of Chapter 1 was posted on October 4th, 2013. So in honor of this Anniversary I’m throwing out a second segment this week. It’s been a while since I’ve done that. Two in one week! Lucky you! 😉 The way that this story started was far different from where it is ending up. It started off with no name characters and simply just dialogue between two characters. In my head I had a storyline, an idea of what I wanted the story to be. And now it’s taken form and coming together, but we are nearing the end. FINALLY! It’s been a fun journey and I hope you’ve enjoyed. Happy Anniversary Mysterious Attraction, Happy Anniversary Lexie & Carter. Let’s finish this sucker up! Chapter 12 is up next and it’s the last and final chapter. When the story fully finishes I will do a much more in-depth analysis of the whole thing and the journey of writing it. Hope you stick around. 😀

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The next few months play out like a happy montage.

As the plans to build a fashion empire are put to reality.

Employee after employee from Lexie’s roster join her new adventure. Happy to be away from the dangerous life of crime and surprisingly enough happy to have Lexie as a boss again. Carey Mulligan, Ryan Gosling379576

Brice and Carter are painting.

Lexie is doing inventory and talking with a seamstress and a young female assistant.

dylan workingA young male familiar face walks in with more boxes and Lexie smiles.

Lexie: Thank you Dylan. You’re doing a great job kid.

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Roxy walks in with coffees.demi-lovato-good-morning-america-interview-watch-now-01 - Copy

Lexie: (taking a cup) Ugh, you are a godsend.

Roxy: Don’t I know it.

Brice and Carter notice.

Carter: Coffee Break?

Brice: Sure.

tumblr_inline_mtphigXyG21rfmsq0Brice glances at Roxy.

Carter notices and laughs.

Carter: (whispers to Brice) Watch out for that one.

Brice looks at Carter and smiles.

Roxy hands Carter and Brice each a cup of coffee.

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Brice: Thanks. I’m Brice.

Roxy: Yes. you. are.

Brice: I’m sorry?

Roxy: No…but you will be.

Roxy smiles and walks away to where Lexie is working on hanging clothes on hangers and racks.

501OneTreeHill076[1]Lexie: (notices) You are relentless. (she shakes her head)

Roxy: Oh please after all the boys we had to suffer through in boarding school; we deserve to play with a few minds. Men think it’s their game… it’s been a women’s game for centuries. It’s a known fact we play them better than they could ever play us.

Lexie: So you plan on ruining that poor man?

Roxy: For every woman out there that’s ever dealt with a douche bag who says they don’t believe in love…and then ends up married with two kids… yes….or simply stays a douche bag hopping from girl to girl breaking hearts…yes.

Lexie: You do realize that not all men are like that, right? Brice certainly isn’t. Don’t break a good man, just to prove a general point.

Roxy: Why… you did?

Lexie: Yea and it was wrong. I was wrong. I got lucky that Carter stayed long enough for me to get out of my own way and  get over the fear. But he could have easily walked away. And then where would I be? Brice is a good man Rox, let him…. be.

Roxy: I don’t know if he’s a good man. That’s all hearsay at this point. So I guess that is for you to know and for me to figure out.

Lexie: Ok. Alls I’m saying is don’t give yourself something to regret.

Roxy: I don’t plan to.

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Roxy: Besides, I’m just gonna make him fall in love with me, that’s all.

Roxy winks and walks away. She turns back around…

Roxy: (whispers) Lover not a fighter.

Lexie shakes her head and laughs

Roxy goes off to where Brice stands painting.

d32b6a169f75d21786e3c49b057131e5A few minutes later Joe walks in.

Carter notices.

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Lexie: Joe. Hey.

Joe: Hey. Am I late?

Lexie: No just in time. You can help the guys paint.

Joe: Sure.

He walks over to Brice and they shake hands, Brice hands him a brush.

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Roxy: Joseph.Demi-Lovato-Prank-665x385

Brice: You guys know each other?

Roxy: A little. Joe, Lexie and I have some history.

Joe: We all went to high school together.

Brice: Oh.452689

Roxy: (rolling her eyes) Ah the glory days.

Joe and Roxy exchange glances.

Carter walks over to Lexie.

Carter: Why didn’t you tell me you invited him?

Carey Mulligan, Ryan GoslingLexie: Because I knew it’d be a fight, and I didn’t care to deal with it. There’s too much to do, we need all the help we can get if we want to be up and running by next week.

Carter: Ok well you could have at least just told me that. So I wouldn’t be blindsided by the fact that my future wives’ ex husband is lurking around…once again.Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace

Lexie: Really? Don’t go there. We’ve moved past all that haven’t we?

Carter: I don’t like us having secrets Lex.

Lexie: Good. Because we don’t have any. Not anymore.

Carter: You sure about that?

Lexie: Yes. I’m sorry. I am. But there’s no reason to feel any certain kind of way. That part of my life that happened with Joe is over, and it was a long time ago. We’ve both moved on.

Carter: Oh I know you have. But has he?

Lexie: I think he has. Joe and I talked through a lot that day of the accident and he was nothing but kind to me and to us. You know that. Just let’s focus on this ok. We’re engaged, we’re having a baby. I think it’s safe to say I’m yours. (she smiles)

Carter: Ok. Good. Because I’m not sharing you.

Brooke-and-Julain-brooke-and-julian-24963952-500-281Lexie: Well you’re gonna have to share me with one other person…(she looks down at her belly)

Carter: (smiles and touches her belly bump) Oh well she’s the only one who gets a free pass.

Lexie leans into him and he accepts her kiss.

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Carter: Love you. (he kisses her again)

Carter nods in the direction of Brice and Roxy.

Roxy is being her charming self and Brice is putty in her hands as he laughs at a story she’s telling. She touches his arm. He smiles. There’s an instant connection.

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Lexie: (laughs) Oh gosh.

Carter: How do you girls do it?

Lexie: It’s a gift and a curse. And guys are easy. Pretty gullible.

Carter: Hey I put up a decent fight.

Lexie: Oh, you just keep telling yourself that. (She slaps his cheek in a playful manner…mocking him)

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Carter shakes his head and walks back to help paint.

Roxy walks toward them, and passes Carter.ryan-gosling-320

She raises her eyebrows at him and motions her head in Brice’s direction. Giving two a-ok signs. Mouthing the word “Hottie.”

Carter laughs.

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Roxy: Well jealous Carter is sexy, huh?

Lexie: Carter is always sexy.

Roxy: You know who else is sexy, (she smiles and stares at Brice who looks her way.)

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Something's happening here...will Roxy let the walls she built in her past run her future, or will she take Lexie and Carter's advice and let Brice in.

Something is happening here…will Roxy let the walls she built in her past run her future, or will she take Lexie and Carter’s advice and let Brice in long enough to see he’s a good guy.

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Final Chapter coming up next week!

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