Grace stumbles into the room with Yaya pushing her from behind. Yaya smiles at the Addicted men with a Cheshire grin while Grace openly gawks at Lo, turning the shade of a tomato and shifting foot to foot. Yaya wakes her up from her nervous state, yelling “THE SHORTIES ARE IN THE HOUSE, LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED!!!” She then proceeds to try to sit on Connor’s lap.
Grace: “Uh, hi guys. Thanks for meeting with the Shorties today.” *gulps* “Let’s just rip off the bandaid . . .”
Can you ever forgive Jonathan Hale?
Ryke: *goes quiet *
Loren: It’s complicated, and no one has to forgive him if they don’t want to.
All 3 of you had issues with one or both of your parents growing up? Name one positive memory involving one or both of them.
Ryke: I have absolutely no positive fucking memories of my parents together. *rubs his jaw in thought* I don’t know…
Loren: *watches his brother for a second and then turns towards the interviewers* I used to be invited to my dad’s corporate functions, and afterwards, we’d just sit and talk…
Ryke: *shakes his head*
Loren: and yeah, we’d drink, but it felt goddamn positive back then.
Connor: *rests his ankle on his knee while he sits* I didn’t have issues with my mother growing up. Positive memories include the times where she introduced me to the heads of Fortune 500 companies. Invaluable.
Loren: *under his breath* sounds so warm and affectionate.
The media has put you and your family through the ringer. If you could write your own story, what would you call it?
Connor: It’d be called Richard Connor Cobalt.
Ryke: Mine would be, Don’t Fucking Read This.
Loren: Connor, make a title for me.
Connor: The Best Friend of Connor Cobalt.
Ryke: *rolls his eyes*
Describe the person to your left in five words.
Ryke: *looks to Lo* a good fucking guy. Even if he doesn’t always think so.
Connor: *looks at Ryke* Ryke Meadows can’t even count.
Connor: That was my description of you. In five words, just in case you added incorrectly
Ryke: Next time, we’re doing this in separate fucking rooms.
Loren: *looks at Connor* smartest guy that I know.
Connor: *grins* thanks, darling.
Name one thing you love about your significant other.
Connor: Rose’s mind.
Loren: Lily’s cheeks. They’re really pinchable *mimes pinching*
Ryke: how kind Daisy is—that girl doesn’t have a mean fucking bone in her body
Without naming any candidates, what do your think of the current Presidential race going on in the US?
Connor: I would’ve been a better candidate than everyone in the race.
Loren: I don’t keep up with it *looks to Ryke*
Ryke: It’s a shit show.
What turns you on?
Connor: interview questions *grins*
Yaya grins back.
Loren: Lily Calloway
Ryke: a lot of fucking stuff
What turns you off?
Loren: anyone who fucks with Lily
What is your favorite indulgence?
Connor: being on top
Ryke:*glowers at Lo*
Loren: Jesus, I’m just joking. And if your answer is what I think it is, don’t say it. This interview might be going everywhere, and Daisy’s dad will read it.
Ryke: *stays quiet*
Off the record: Ryke’s answer would be “pussy” but specifically going down on Daisy.
FINAL QUESTION: Who is your favorite Star Wars character? (Darth Vader is our blog mascot, but don’t let that sway you).
Connor: Obi-Wan Kenobi
Ryke: Princess Leia
Loren: Darth Vader
Grace and Yaya both sigh.
Yaya then jumps up, “thanks guys” and begins dragging Connor out the door while asking about rope tips. Grace quietly says thanks and looks longingly at Lo and Ryke as they exit.
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With a seven-year age difference, Ryke & Daisy have faced an uphill battle in the eyes of the world and their families. Known as the most adventurous, fast-paced couple — their next step has always been elusive to the rabid media.
Behind the scenes, heartbreaking troubles continue to test Ryke & Daisy’s resilience and shape their future together.
To never slow down.
To never compromise who they are.
To never abandon their love for each other.
But preserving their happiness also means adding more risks. Ones that Connor Cobalt wouldn’t even take. As a professional free-solo climber, Ryke is no stranger to risk, but his next step with Daisy wagers more than just his health.
With their lives on the line, Ryke & Daisy head towards the vast, wild unknown in this epic final conclusion to the Addicted series.
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Krista & Becca Ritchie are New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors and identical twins—one a science nerd, the other a comic book geek—but with their shared passion for writing, they combined their mental powers as kids and have never stopped telling stories. Now in their early twenties, they write about other twenty-somethings navigating through life, college, and romance. They love superheroes, flawed characters, and soul mate love.
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