Sasha looked disappointingly at her father. She knew James was starting to back down after realizing the fact that he might lose everything. Although he changed his attitude toward Matthew, he was still reluctant to give up on what he had.
“Dad, I know you are afraid of losing everything from the retaliation of the ten families. But not me. I don’t think Matthew committed murder, and I also don’t think that something will happen to him! Let go of me; I’m going to go find him now!” Sasha said in a low voice.
With an awkward expression, James clenched his teeth. “Sasha, don’t be so stubborn! Matthew will come back if nothing happens! If anything really happens, do you think you can change anything just by being there?”
Immediately, Sasha talked back on the accusation. ”I know I cannot change anything just by being there! But, at least I can let him know that I‘ll be alongside him all the way! I’m his wife, so no matter what. I will always support him!”
Pouting, Demi mockingly questioned, “Even if he killed somebody? Even if he is a murderer? Will you still stick by his side then? And wreak havoc upon our family?”
Staring at her, Sasha snapped, “I’m warning you, Demi! Before anything is set in stone, you best mind your tone.”
After that, Demi rebuked her loudly. “And why should I do that? He is a murder…”
A slap from Sasha landed on Demi‘s face before she could finish, with the force making her feel woozy.
After a short while, Demi shrieked, “You dare hit me, Sasha! I‘m going to tear you to shreds!”
As she screamed and pounced toward Sasha, her father stopped her.
”Enough, both of you! Get back inside and stay put! Helen, watch over both of them!“ James scolded angrily.
Rushing over, Helen forcefully dragged Sasha back. Still fuming, Demi complained, “Dad, are you just going to let this slide? She slapped me!”
Staring at her, James said, “I said to get back inside. Are you deaf?”
“B-But! Dad… How could you be so biased? You’re just going to ignore the fact that she struck me?” the young lady pleaded.
He hit the table with full force. “It‘s either you get your a*s back inside or get out of my sight right now! You choose!”
Seeing James so furious made Demi go mute immediately. In the end, she could only go back inside while holding her cheek. Looking at them, he said in a low tone, ”Watch them closely, Helen!”
“I’m going to try to find out exactly what happened.” James left with a heavy heart.
Just as Sasha said, he was indeed afraid of the Ten Greatest Families. Although he had changed his attitude toward Matthew, he was also unwilling to part with the inheritance that he had gotten after so many hurdles. In the end, he chose to remain at home, as he did not have the guts to face the Ten Greatest Families!
After Demi went back inside the house, she smiled after seeing the teary Sasha.
“Hmph, so what if you slapped me? I’m telling you now that Matthew is sure to die today! How do you feel being so helpless now? Hahaha!”
Her words made Sasha tremble in anger as she kept her silence through clenched teeth. This made Demi even more complacent as she started to provoke Sasha again. Due to the absence of James, she started to let all kinds of vicious insults fly without a single care in the world. At that time, she acted as if Matthew’s death was the happiest thing that could ever happen in this world.
Finding this unbearable, Helen chided her in a low voice, “Can you stop this now, Demi? It’s all because of our family that Matthew is in his current state!”
Demi immediately retorted, ”You had best not say that outside, Mom. If he honestly did kill on our behalf, that means we are an accessory to his crime! We can‘t afford to have that charge pinned on us!”
Her words made Helen jump with fright. With a pale face,
Helen took a long sigh. “How could he have been so reckless? I wonder how those people will punish him?”
Sneering smugly, Demi replied, ”I’m clueless as to how they’ll punish him! One thing’s for sure is that he‘s dead either way! Hey, how about we start preparing a coffin for him now? Hahaha!”