So, how's everyone? I know that you all must be hating me for not updating and leaving the last chapter on a cliffhanger, but it's not my fault. Exams are nearing and I have to work my ass off.

Anyways, I know that you're not here to hear about my rant, so here's the chapter.

This one might be short and not so good. So, please understand.

Also, this chapter contains Tamara's letter, so please read it. Hope that I've written it well.


Ryder's POV:

I stared at the surprised figures of the two men standing before me.

I wondered if I had asked a difficult question, since Mike looked like he had no clue and Trevor had a guilty expression on his face.

I cleared my throat and asked them again, "Guys, where is Tamara?" My voice sounded hoarse due to the lack of water, but I could care less. I had to see Her.

Tam and I might've had our differences, but I knew that she would always be present at the Hospital during my treatment.

So where was she right now? I wondered.

Trevor cleared his throat and this snapped me out of my reverie.

"Look Ryder, before I tell you where Tamara is, I have to show you something really important." Trevor told me and then left the room.

I sat there with a question mark on my face as I waited for him to return.

Trevor came back with a laptop and a USB drive. He walked around my bed and then placed the laptop in my hands.

"This will tell you who was the real culprit behind all the horrible things that happened to you." Trevor said and pressed the play button.

The video started playing and I could see Trevor, Tamara and my mother!

I watched as my mother lunged at Tamara with a gun. My heart leapt to my throat.

And when I heard my mother confess her sins, I couldn't believe my ears. She had done all those things to me and blamed Tamara for a sick and psychotic reason.

As the video came to an end, I realised what a big asshole I was! I had doubted Tamara, the only person who cared for me. And now I knew, I was never going to get her back.

My breathing was ragged and my heart beat at an erratic speed as I asked Trevor again, "Where is she? I have to see her. I have to apologise to her." My voice sounded like I was begging him.

Trevor sighed and replied, "She published the book that she had written on you. And the payment that she received from it, she gave for your treatment. The book tour is starting today. She left for the airport about half an hour ago."

Tears gathered in my eyes and were threatening to spill out as Trevor took out a white envelope from his pocket and handed it to me, "She wanted me to give this to you."

I accepted the envelope with trembling hands and opened it to find a letter inside.

Unfolding the letter, my eyes fell on Tamara's beautiful handwriting.

As I began reading it, the letter said:

(Tamara's letter begins) -

Dear Ry,

If you are reading this, then Trevor must have shown you the video. I find the 'video situation' kinda amusing. Anyway, I apologise for not being with you when you've recovered. I wanted to be there but I guess, fate has some other plans.
Honestly, I didn't know what to write so I'm just gonna start from the beginning.
I'm so glad that Trevor took me to the racetrack on his birthday. I hated the place, but then, I wouldn't have met you.
Laying my eyes on you was the most amazing pleasure I had experienced. You looked beautiful in the pale moonlight and I just couldn't stop looking at you.
I had never thought that such an amazing person would have cancer. To be honest, convincing you to take the treatment, spending those little moments with you, watching you smile, were the best things that have ever happened to me.
I never knew when I started to fall for you. Caressing your gorgeous face, running my fingers through your midnight hair, gliding my palms against your beautiful bare body, gazing at your tattoos and kissing your warm lips against your lip ring are the habits that I would never want to give up.
World felt like a beautiful place when you held me against you. I don't think that dying would be possible without your warm embrace.
I know that we had some trouble, but who doesn't, right? I don't want you to feel guilty for the whole situation since I have already forgiven you. All through this, I was so stupid to not realise this before.
But as I am writing this letter, I finally know that 'I love you'. I wish that I could tell you face to face, see your expression when I do. I wish I could crush myself against you when I told you this, but I guess, we aren't meant to be. And I don't mind, because I'll love you forever, till my last breath, because you're my first love. I don't think I would ever be able to love another like I love you.
I just want you to be happy and I guess I'll just see you when I see you.
I'd die to have those moments back with you, but I know that you'll find a better person for yourself.

I love you,
- Tamara.

(Letter ends)

My eyes finally shed the tears that I was holding back as my hands clutched the letter to my heart.

Tam loved me! After all that I had done, after all that I had put her through, she still loved me. I couldn't believe that I ever trusted my mother over a beautiful person like Tamara.

I wiped my tears hastily as determination took over me, "We have to go to the airport right now!"

So, how was it? I hope that Tamara's letter didn't sound like a cheesy cliché.

Anyways, tell me what you thought about the chapter. Please leave comments. Sorry for the cliffhanger.

And it has been decided that the character of Ryder will be played by Diego Barrueco (picture below) since he has tattoos and a lip ring.

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- S.

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