Sasha saw her mother as well. She didn’t look too good, but at least she was in one piece. Sasha heaved a sigh of relief, and she was excited about the fact that Matthew managed to do what he promised.
James kept asking how Helen was doing, but she wouldn’t stop sobbing, though she did answer him from time to time. Matthew took the phone back. ”She’s fine now, Dad. I’ll send her home. Calm down and wait for me.”
James nodded. ”I will. Thank you, Matthew. Really, I mean it. I would be lost without you.” He hung up and wiped the tears off his face. Those were tears of joy.
Demi and Liam stood beside them, gawking.
It was then that Sasha remembered what they said, and she was furious. ”Demi, Liam, didn’t you guys say Matthew couldn’t bring Mom back just now? What do you have to say now?”
Demi and Liam looked awkward. They wouldn’t stop mocking Matthew earlier, but now, everything they said came back to bite them in the *ss.
“Why aren’t you saying anything? I thought you guys loved to talk? Didn’t you say you were gonna eat your words, Demi?” Sasha growled. She had been tolerating the two of them for a while now, so once she got the chance, she hopped on it and defended Matthew.
Angered, Demi roared back, ”S-So what if he did it? Mom has bruises all over her! None of this would have happened if he didn’t kill those Lewis guys. Mom wouldn‘t have been kidnapped either! Don’t be so smug about this, Sasha! Matthew started all this, so don’t defend he…”
Before she could finish, James came over and slapped her again, but this time with even more strength. “Shut up, you moron!” he roared.
Demi was stunned by the slap, but she was furious as well.
“W-Why did you do that, Dad? I wasn’t wrong. Matthew’s the one who started this whole mess, and Mom got kidnapped because of what he did.“
James raised his hand again, and Demi hid behind Liam. Liam looked horrified as well. He kept retreating and tried to get Demi to stop her father in case James slapped him.
James glared at them. “You’re both trash! None of you came up with a plan to save you mom! instead, you guys kept blabbering and mocking Matthew. The both of you were no help at all! Heck, you guys hindered Matthew’s efforts while he was out there trying to save your mom. Do you want your mom dead or something? You’re worse than scum! Both of you!”
Demi panicked. “I didn’t drag us down. l came up with a plan too. I said that we could send Matthew to the Lewises and let them do whatever they wanted to him. Mom could have been saved that way too, but he had refused to go. He’s a coward.”
James finally snapped, and he picked up the mug on the table and hurled it at Demi. Demi quickly got out of the way, so the mug smashed into pieces.
‘Dad’s really angry…’ Demi shivered in fear.
James pointed at her angrily. “You idiot child! You’re still trying to weasel your way out of this! I’m going to break your legs!” James went over to her furiously, but the moment he got up, the world around him started spinning, and everything went black.