Eventually, Stanley Batton carried Xyla Quest out of the car and carefully made his way into the house. He was gentle when he walked, and when he opened the door. Stanley carried Xyla all the way to the master bedroom. After getting inside, he pressed his back against the switch to turn on the light.
The dark room became bright.
When Xyla slowly opened her eyes, she realized that she was in Stanley’s arms. Her heart immediately clenched. “Why didn’t you wake me?”
“I couldn’t,” he said.
Xyla felt so awkward that she didn’t know what to say.
What did he mean he couldn’t wake her?
Was she too soundly asleep? Didn’t that mean she looked like a pig?
“I must have been too tired today,” Xyla said.
Stanley didn’t say anything. He softly placed her on the bed, loosened his collar, and removed a single button on his shirt. The moment he unbuttoned his shirt, his Adam’s apple moved a little. From her angle, Xyla could see how sexy his Adam’s apple was and how perfect his jawline seemed.
In that instant, she zoned out. The image was too alluring.
After removing the first button, Stanley removed the second one.
When Xyla saw this scene, her heart immediately began to pound. She looked warily at Stanley. “What are you doing?”
Stanley loosened the button and smiled with his eyes. “The collar is a little tight. I’m loosening it up. What’s the matter? Do you think I’m forcing myself upon you?”
Realizing that he had read her mind, Xyla immediately coughed awkwardly with a reddened face. “The way you moved made me think about a lot of things, okay?”
“A lot of things? Tell me, what did you think about?” Stanley asked with a faint smile. He had a playful look in his eyes.
Wherever his gaze landed, Xyla would feel a slight burning sensation.
“You… Get out. I’m going to take a shower,” Xyla said as she blushed. She suddenly felt speechless.
“What do you have on that tiny mind of yours?”
Stanley asked blandly, still smiling. After finishing his sentence, he rubbed her head and walked away.
As soon as Stanley left, Xyla felt a weight lifted off her shoulders. She could breathe much easier.
However, Stanley very soon pushed the door open from outside again.
He stood by the door and leaned against the door jam lazily. He seemed as elegant as a prince who had just come from a royal banquet. “It was a tiring night. How are the wounds on your body?”
“They’re fine,” Xyla said.
Stanley closed the door and left without saying anything else.
Naturally, Xyla lay down on the bed. She opened Instagram and Twitter to checked out the hottest news.
‘#Thomson family’s sentencing#’ was now on the number one spot on the list. There was a label with a single word ‘explosive’ at the end of the title.
‘#Josh Batton’s street photo#’ was on the second spot. Likewise, there was also the label that said ‘explosive’ at the end of the title. This title was only slightly behind the hashtag related to the Thomson family in terms of popularity.
Xyla tapped into the article about the Thomson family to have a look first. Just as she expected, internet users were throwing all sorts of insults at them, using various dirty and vicious words.
It seemed that the public thoroughly hated the Thomson family.
“Ptooey…! The Thomson family is a family of beasts. Go to hell, you disgusting b*stards.”
“I doubt people like Fred Thomson did stuff like this for the first time. From one look, I can tell he is a repeat offender. He’s an absolute b*stard! Ptooey!”
“What a great pleasure! I don’t know who the little boy he raped, and the illegally imprisoned girl are, but I feel sorry for them.”
“This family is disgusting. Truly disgusting. Why should they be imprisoned for life? Why should they be spared from the death penalty? I hope they get tortured by the other prisoners once they are inside.”
When Xyla looked at the comments, she smiled satisfactorily. Right after that, she tapped on the other topic about Josh.