Alone In The Darkness

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Chapter 4

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Alexa’s POV

I blew out a frustrated breath and threw the covers across my king size bed. This was ludicrous. Who in their right mind plays music that loud at almost midnight? I thought to herself.

I walked onto my bedroom balcony to see a house behind the apartment complex. It was probably a good five minute walk from my building. Deciding to confront these people from disturbing my sleep, I pulled on a pair of black skinny jeans and left on her blue tank top, then slipped on a pair of her sandals.

I walked out the front door with keys and cellphone in hand and began walking towards the house on the hill.

As I approached the front door I realized maybe this wasn't a good idea. But my need for sleep won out over my common sense.

I knocked on the door but when no one answered I figured they probably couldn't hear me knocking over the volume of the music coming from inside. How would they know if anyone come up? Maybe they just didn't care. Feeling annoyed I hit the button for the door bell. But still no one answered.

I was now just full-on frustrated but I admitted defeat and decided to just turn around and go home. As I turned around I ran into something.. no not something but someone.

I lost my balance but before I could meet the wood of the front porch with my ass, a large hand wrapped firmly around my wrist helping me steady myself on my feet.

"Woah there princess, we wouldn't want you to get hurt" said a deep dark voice that immediately gave me chills. I wasn't sure if this was a good or bad thing.

Looking up I was meet with a pair of dark brown eyes. They were so dark you could mistake them for being black.

I took a step back and was greeted with the most hauntingly attractive man I had ever laid my eyes on. Clearly surprised and enchanted by his beauty, I didn't realize he had spoken to me until I heard him clear his throat and seen a huge smirk planted on his plump pink lips.

"I'm sorry what?" I asked the handsome stranger.

"I said is there something I can help you with princess?" He replied in that deep dark voice.

I looked down at my toes and tucked a piece of my red hair that fell out of the messy bun behind my ear. I looked back up at the stranger.

"Umm yes, I was wondering if there was anyway you could turn your music down just a little bit? I was trying to sleep but I could hear it in my apartment. Kind of hard to sleep with all the noise" I muttered to the strange guy in front of me. I noticed I had rambled maybe a bit to much so to keep from saying anything else I sunk my teeth into my bottom lip.

The stranger chuckle. "Of course princess, I can do that, but only if you can answer a couple of questions for me" he countered as he let go of me.

I looked up at him through my lashes and said, "yeah sure".

"Would you like to come in for a drink with me and my friends?" he questioned me.

This made me somewhat nervous. Why was this stranger inviting me into his home? Especially so late at night. I wasn't sure if I should trust him.

"Ummm... I'm not so sure that is a good idea. I mean I don't even know your name." I mumbled as looked back down at my feet.

It was a nervous habit of mine. Especially when I was feeling intimidated. And right now that's exactly how I was feeling. His gaze on me made me slightly anxious.

"Okay, well that is fair I suppose, my name is Landon, what is your name princess?" He inquired me with a smirk on his full kissable lips.

"Ummm Alexa but everyone just calls me Alex" I replied with a shy smile.

I suddenly realized just how tall he was. He towered over my 5'2 frame. He had to be at least 6'3 maybe taller. And his skin was so tan, it looked like he had been kissed by the sun. He had a head full of dark brown hair. Thick eyebrows and a sharp jaw. But even with all his beauty I felt there was something dark about him. I just couldn't put my finger on it.

"Well Alexa, are you new around here? I haven't seen you around before?" Landon inquired.

The way my name rolled off his tongue gave me chills.

"Yes, I just moved in today in the apartment complex over there." I said pointing towards my building.

"Interesting indeed. Well Alexa, I would like to invite you in to have a drink with me and my friends. So what do you say? Since we are neighbors and all." Landon says giving me a huge smile showing me his straight white teeth.

My heart almost stopped beating. His smile was breathtaking but I couldn't shake the feeling that something was off about him. But I couldn't quite figure it out.

I thought about it. Maybe going into a stranger's home wasn't a good idea. But I needed to start trusting people at some point.

Ahhh what the hell, why not? What's the worst that could happen? I have my phone with me. One drink couldn't hurt right? I had to start meeting people and trying to make some friends, why not start with my handsome neighbor?

I really didn't have anything to do tomorrow besides some shopping, so it couldn't hurt to stay up just a little longer? Right? I mean it's just one drink.

"Yeah sure, why not?" I replied while giving Landon a small smile. His smile only seemed to grow.

Landon steps past me to the front door pulling the keys out of his pocket. He opens the door and walks inside then turns around to wait for me to step inside.

As soon as I cleared the door, Landon stepped behind me to close the door. I heard him click two locks in place. As I looked around the living room I didn't see anyone else and I wondered if this really was a good idea?

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