Elysium Out-Take




**SPOILERS** If you haven't finished the series, you may want to skip this post until a later time.



Last Chance!



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Here we go!



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When I originally wrote Annabel's rescue, Violet was there, not Vivian. The song, Dusk Till Dawn was playing in the background and it inspired this whole scene in my head. To this day I can still see everything perfectly!


The scene played in my head like a TV show. Think Vampire Diaries montage, with me as the director. Okay, so let me set the scene...they've all returned to the estate after saving Annabel. Robert & Violet are having a private moment in one room. And Jake & Annabel are reacquainting themselves with one another in another room. With the song playing, I cut between scenes of the two couples.


It felt so beautiful in my head, so perfect, seeing Jake & Annabel find themselves again, while Violet and Robert are still trying navigating the path they're on.


This moment between Jake and Annabel does still happen off screen but obviously, the bit's with Violet and Robert have changed and they have this moment/convo split across two different scenes in the final book.


Still I loved writing this and I wanted to share it with you!

Oh and if you can, you should play the song, Dusk till dawn while you read this:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAiwz2QX-zQ


Regular text = Robert & Violet

Italics text = Jake & Annabel

The sun sat low on the horizon, throwing a burst of orange, pink and yellow across the sky. Robert walked up behind me and placed a hand on my hip.

“Everything alright, Violet?”

I closed my eyes and leaned against him.

“Let me,” Jake said as he lifted my shirt over my head.

I flinched at his touch and pain flashed across his eyes.

“You’re safe now, Annabel,” he purred as I placed my hands on his chest.