I apologize in advance for the pictures. They are definitely not my best!
As Dale drove up to the house, he immediately saw that something was wrong. The guards did not approach him and he did not see them at their posts. He pulled out his phone and called 911. They instructed him to wait outside the gate until law enforcement arrived.
Of course, Dale didn’t listen. He entered the house and heard a muffled gunshot. His heart was in his throat. In that moment, he didn’t care whether Alissa slept with Alex or the man in the moon. He loved her, and she was in trouble!
He rushed up the stairs in time to see Alissa struggling with a man. The gun went off again before he could get to them.
Time flew quickly by.
She and Dale had gone for couple’s counseling, and they were finally past what had happened between her and Alex. They were past the mental anguish caused by living with the stress of having a hitman after her. Bryant had been pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
Betty’s whereabouts were still unknown. However, Dale and Alissa weren’t worried. They refused to allow her to have any more influence on their lives. They appreciated how much they loved each other and were committed to making their relationship work.
They were living in a town called Legacy Island. It was a beautiful, peaceful town. A wonderful place to raise their family. The local hospital had made Dale an offer they couldn’t refuse. He was working as a trauma surgeon there. They even provided them with a house. Alissa loved it!
There was even a small television station, but Alissa was not ready to return to work. Eventually she would, but for now, she was happy being a wife and mother.
“You’re beautiful!” He told her.
Alissa felt a moment of panic. She hadn’t seen Alex since their failed rendezvous. She knew that he had joined the FBI and was dating someone. Although he no longer lived in Riverview, he visited his family regularly. It wasn’t that she didn’t trust herself, she just didn’t want any problems between her and Dale. They were so happy again!
“Alissa, stop worrying. Even if he is there, it won’t matter. I know that you love me, and he can’t change that!” He reassured her.
Then he looked at Alissa. He experienced a strong flood of emotions as he looked at her. He had tried to rid himself of his love for her, but just seeing her again showed him how completely he had failed. It wasn’t fair to Isabel. He would have to break things off with her. He was still in love with a woman he couldn’t have.
“Hello Alex.” Alissa said with a small smile. She still felt that attraction for Alex, but her love and appreciation for Dale was greater.
“Hello Alissa.” Alex responded.
“She is so precious Leslie!” Alissa told her. It made her want another baby. Maybe she and Dale would talk about that soon. The twins and Sharlee were growing up so fast.
“How have you really been, Alissa?” He asked her.
“I’m alright. My job is going well!” Alex said.
“I hear you’re dating someone! That’s great Alex.” Alissa told him.
“Oh, that’s over!” He told her. “I never was really serious about her. How could I be when I’m in love with someone else! No matter how much we try, we can’t force our hearts not to love someone we shouldn’t love.”
“Yes, sweetheart! I’m fine. Your son was hungry and I gave him a bottle.” She answered.
Dale smiled and fell back asleep. Alissa snuggled up close to him in the bed and thought about Alex. She wished that he had been able to move on. As for herself, she would never again let anyone or anything come between her and Dale. Dale held her in his arms as they slept.
I’D LIKE TO THANK JAZEN AND PRINCESS LALA FOR THEIR IDEAS ABOUT THE HITMAN!
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