“I’m going to keep Riane occupied, Lexx.” Alexxis grinned, staring off into the distance. “We’ll talk more. I wasn’t able to be here for you in the past, but I am here now.” He ended in an apologetic tone, squeezing Lexx’s shoulder affectionately.
“Sleep,” commanded Alexxis, sliding his hand up to Lexx’s head.
Lexx smiled as everything began fading into a soft haze. It felt welcoming instead of ominous and unlike any sleep Lexx could remember. He just felt good and protected.
“Enjoy that girl’s love.” Alexxis’ words drifted through Lexx’s subconscious. “You get so few that are worthy of your heart.”