Fifty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best.
Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home.
Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain.
Now every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.
The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me.
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter.
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.
Interview with Cole!!
How old are you?
I already see you’ve got brown hair and extremely dark eyes.
What would you like to share with us that we couldn’t already see, or tell.
Wow, you really left that open didn’t you. I’ll try my best to behave on this one. Lets see. I’m just about 6 feet tall and my shoe size is 11. I like my hair cut short because when it gets any longer, it pretty much look like I stuck my finger in a electrical socket. It just goes POOF. Like an afro puff. I highlight my hair with lemon juice.
Oh no you don’t?
No I don’t, but I wanted to see your reaction. Okay, enough about the hair, I like to think I have a nice uh, toned bod.
Um, yeah…you do. I can tell that just by sitting hear looking at you. Your muscles are pretty much popping out of your T-shirt.
Oh damn, did I put Lexi’s shirt on again? I hate when I do that. Very funny. No really, I like to wear tight shirts, that way it doesn’t get caught on anything. Sure. It’s the truth. Okay. Next question.
Tell us a little about your childhood.
Not much to tell really, my mother raised me. My father was pathetic and a waste of life…to put it nicely. As soon as he found out my mom was knocked up, he took off. So I basically spent every minute I could with my best friend, Bruno…without him I have no doubt I would’ve gotten into some serious trouble. He pushed me to the gym everyday since I was 14 and by the time we were 18 we joined the Guards.
Where’s your mother now?
Dead. Or at least that’s what they told me. I wasn’t allowed to go to her so-called funeral...but I doubt there was one at all. My mom was a loner. She didn’t have any friends after she had me, because all she did was work and take care of me. Now, don’t get me wrong she was a wonderful mother and I know she did the best she could. I loved her.
I’m sorry to head about your mom.
Thank you, I appreciate that.
On the lighter side, what’s your favorite color?
You can’t guess that one?
Why should I know?
Of course. Blue.
Oh that’s right your girlfriend is branded with the sin of lust.
Yes, but for the wrong reasons. She wears it with pride now because she’s lusting over me hard core.
I wonder why?
I know me too, I’m not anything special or that great to look at.
Are you blind.?
No mam, I’m a very humble person actually, and I’ve got 20/20 vision.
You have a really good sense of humor. I like that about you.
So does Zeus, he taught me all I know.
Wait your dog Zeus?
Yup, that’s the one. That boy is a nut right there…and you can’t help but love him. Seriously, he’s the best dog I’ve ever had.
That’s great. How many dogs have you had?
One. Just him.
Wow, you are something else. Do you think you will get another dog after him?
Okay, first of all. Don’t talk about Zeus like he’s going to die, because he never will. I think it sucks that you fall in love with a dog and they have a life expectancy of what 8 years for a Great Dane? See, I’m not cool with that! That’s something the scientists need to start researching…. how to prolong their lives. Don’t you agree?
Oh my gosh yes, I love my cat!
That’s not the same.
Yes it is.
The one you have sitting in your purse over there, in a ruffled jacket?
Yeah….okay! Maybe…she should wear a bullet proof jacket instead.
You have got to be joking!
Not only do you have a cat in your purse, you have him dressed up like a drag queen. That’s just wrong.
He picked it out!
Oh wow. You are a special lady. I’m going to stop talking about him and get back to Zeus. Even though I love him, he pretty much dicked me over and went to Lexi. My plan is to get another one, a female, so maybe Zeus will lay off my girl for a while.
Very funny. What’s you greatest fear?
Loosing Lexi. But I’m not going to let that happen.
You’re extremely protective of her, why? From what I hear, she can hold her own.
She can, but that doesn’t mean I won’t be protective of her. That girls my life, and I’ll do anything in my power to make sure she’s safe.
Do you want to get married someday? Have kids?
If it’s ever an option, of course I’ll marry her, but right now we have a job to do. As far as kids, we haven’t talked about that. So I can’t say for sure. It’s not really a topic to discuss when we are at war, you know?
Well it was nice chatting with you, but I have to run. We are being Hunted you know?
I do. Please go!! And be safe!
Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure.
Is a registered nurse with a passion for novels, the beaches of St. John, and her Philadelphia Phillies. A talented singer, Abi loves to go running and spend lots of time with her family. She currently resides in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with her husband, triplet daughters and two very spoiled dogs.
Received her bachelor’s degree from Millersville University in 2003. She married, had two boys and currently lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Aside from reading and writing, her interests include running and mixed martial arts. She also remains an avid Cleveland sports fan.