1. Psychosomatic- Part One: The Monsters Within


    Date: 7/12/2016, Categories: Taboo, Author: SweetestSins, Source: LushStories

    When seventeen year old Layla Levy discovered that her brother was the biggest, baddest, psycho in the little town of Dark Grove, she could hardly believe that he was capable of hurting anyone. Kai had always been a difficult sibling to grow up with, but that was only because he had been rescued from an abusive foster home and adopted into the Levy family at age seven. Layla loved him to pieces and always looked up to him. He was seven years older than her and had become her best friend and savior, especially after they lost their parents in a house fire when Layla was only nine. With no other living relatives, Kai had been the one to take care of her and help his sister through her grief. Without her brother, she was sure her life would have taken a turn for the worst. A month after the house fire destroyed their home and family, the siblings had made a fresh start and moved to a small town called Dark Grove. Their parents had been wealthy doctors and had left them both a trust fund that Kai was able to access once he turned eighteen. The insurance company gave them more than enough to start over on their own. The last thing Kai had wanted was for him and his sister to end up in the foster care system. He had already lived through those horrors in his younger years and didn’t want Layla to experience it. Instead, he became her sole guardian at sixteen, finished his senior year in high school and started college right after. Now, at twenty-four, Kai had successfully opened ...
    his own business and was managing a bar downtown called the Grove Grill. He was extremely resilient, smart, charming, handsome… and dangerous. What Layla didn’t know was that her brother had been keeping a secret from her and their family ever since he was adopted. On Christmas Eve of 1997, Kai’s biological parents and siblings had all died in their sleep. He had been the only one who was found alive. The odd thing about the tragedy was that autopsy reports had found nothing; they had all died of “natural causes.” The authorities had no idea that Kai Lockwood had psychokinetic abilities and was responsible for the deaths of his parents and brothers. Bodies had been disappearing ever since Layla and Kai moved to Dark Grove, but she never once thought that the murders were connected to her brother… not until she actually saw him kill an unsuspecting victim one night. Life as she knew it was far from normal. Living with Kai meant that her life was automatically thrust into the realm of supernatural. So many things had happened with no logical explanation. Something dark was living inside of him; something that had no name. All that Layla could do was keep his secrets because she loved him too much to lose him. He had a Jekyll and Hyde personality: charmingly sweet one moment, and terrifyingly angry the next. She knew he would never hurt her, no matter how angry he got, but she couldn’t help but wonder if Kai had been responsible for the house fire that happened all those years ...
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