Lexi had never needed to cut away that part of herself, and of that she would always be grateful. It was a horrible thing to have to do, she'd seen it on Stefan too may times for her liking, that change, that coldness. And on him, on her best friend it was so much more deadly. Though when Kol finally snapped and grabbed her by the throat she wondered if maybe she'd bitten off more than she could chew, pardon the pun. He snapped, angry, ranting, telling her to shut up, and then he realised. Lexi watched him for a moment before he let go, stepped back and...okay called her an idiot which was in some ways probably legit.
"I kind of am yeah, but welcome back to the land of feels. You probably could have killed me but I was banking on the anger, on making you lash out and hey, you got there. Now don't let them go again, not now you know the alternative with all the years experience behind you. Life without emotions is no life and you're better than that."
Lexi sighed, job done, before stumbling slightly back against a pillar almost having relaxed too quickly. She could have died, more to the point, she'd known it. But Kol had needed her help and help she was always willing to give.
"I know I touched some nerves but I think you understand why?"