The third chapter of Friends 2 Lovers focuses on new adversities that the pair must face as they move forward in their new relationship. Crises from all angles of life present themselves to Claude and Kelly, testing their resolve to remain true to each other while the world around them becomes more and more perilous. Violent actions enter the love affair several times throughout the novel, forcing Claude and Kelly to protect themselves and their relationship from those who wish to bring harm to them. Medical issues also come into play when the couple learns that their close friend is in need of a life-saving transfusion. With difficult choices to make and lives at stake, the couple must find strength within their relationship to make it through.