Chel leaned forward and Lexx immediately accepted the invitation to kiss her. He opened up his relay to Chel. Worry and anxiety rushed toward Chel as she joined him. Lexx fretted in front of her. She folded her arms and waited.
“I’m removing the Echo I left in our head. If anything happens to me, I don’t want it lingering.” Lexx bit his lower lip, glancing at Chel then away. “It was selfish of me to do it. I won’t do it again.”
Chel stared at Lexx angrily, letting the words sink in, then she panicked. “Lexx, you left something like Riane in me??”
“Not exactly,” sighed Lexx. “I didn’t want you to forget me.” His voice trailed off into a whisper.
“I wouldn’t forget about you.” Chel rolled her eyes, then fixed them on Lexx in an annoyed glare. “You’re not going anywhere.” Lexx turned away, not wanting to look into her eyes.