At that moment, Sasha had an epiphany as she slowly nodded her head and said, “You are right. No amount of money could make up for it if something were to happen to Mr. Newman’s one and only daughter.” She then choked out, “I just… Never thought there would be a day where we would own such a wonderful home.”
Her eyes had already started to turn red halfway through her sentence. At that moment, she started to wonder if this was really happening to her.
Matthew could tell how emotional Sasha was becoming, so he swiftly made his way toward her before pulling her into a hug. ”Sasha,” he gently called out. “I promised to never let you go through any hardship for as long as I live. I will only give you all the best things in life from now on.”
Hearing his words almost brought tears to her eyes. With that, she responded by wrapping her arms tightly around his torso.
“Hey, don’t forget about me! I want a hug too!” A clear voice rang out. Only then did Sasha recall that Natalie, who was standing at the side while looking at the duo with her little head raised, was still there in the room!
Immediately, Sasha’s face flushed with embarrassment as she bent down to pick Natalie up.
“Nat, please let me apologize. I know how hard these past years have been for you,” Sasha said in a small voice.
Hearing that, Natalie answered brightly, “It wasn’t that bad, Sasha. I’m happy as long as things between Matthew and you go well.”
Upon hearing that, Sasha and Matthew smilingly exchanged knowing glances. They could not help but think how great it was for them to have such a mature and sensible younger sibling.
After finishing the tour around the enormous villa, Matthew started to prepare lunch for the three of them when he suddenly asked, ”Sasha, should we tell Dad and Mom about the villa tonight?”
Sasha hesitantly scratched her head as she gave it a thought. Even though James and Helen had definitely changed for the better, it was still inevitable for Sasha to recall the things they had done in the past. So much time had passed since then, and yet, the mere memory of their deeds still had the power to awaken feelings of fear in her.
What if they had told her parents about it. and they, in turn, started complaining about not having ownership over the villa?
“Maybe not tonight,” Sasha replied. “I’m not as worried about Mom and Dad as I am about Demi. Mom and Dad may have accepted you as their son-in-law, but Demi… She might just cause unexpected trouble.”
Hearing her reply, Matthew only nodded in agreement.
It was a fact that Demi and Liam were no easy opponents. Knowing them, it would not come as a surprise if they insisted on staying in the villa if they were to find out about it.
And so, Sasha and Matthew left for The Grand Garden after having their dinner at the villa.
Meanwhile, Demi and Liam were the only ones sitting on the couch in the living room when the young couple had arrived home. James and Helen, on the other hand, were nowhere to be found.
“Where are Dad and Mom?” Sasha asked.
Without turning her head, Demi replied, “They went out for a gathering with Dad’s old friend, Donald. I heard he just came back from overseas.”
Sasha did not give Demi’s answer much thought. Upon hearing Demi‘s reply, Sasha merely gave a nod of acknowledgment before she and Matthew headed upstairs to take their rest.
About thirty minutes later, James and Helen finally came back from their dinner. However, their expressions were noticeably off. Seeing her parents’ pale faces, Demi asked, “Dad, Mom, did something happen?”
They both only waved her off without a word before bitterly marching into their room.
Demi quickly followed them with a bewildered look on her face and asked again, “What exactly happened?”
Helen immediately snapped as she threw an angry glare at James. ”Ask your dad! He picked a fight with Donald earlier, and we actually left the dinner without resolving the argument!”
James’ temper flared after hearing his wife’s words. “I picked a fight with him? Didn’t you see how he was intentionally picking a fight with us by showing off? That son of a gun has always picked a bone with me at any chance he has. I would be an embarrassment in front of my friends if I had let him step all over me today,” he spat.
Helen, too, got angry after listening to James. ”Right. You did give him a piece of your mind. But tell me, what are your plans for tomorrow?”
“What? What do you mean by that?” James asked, still unaware of the promise he had made while he had been blinded by anger.
Helen turned to her daughter and huffed, “Your dad told his friends that we have a house in Lakeside Garden, and they said they want to drop by for a visit tomorrow! Tell me,” she exasperated. “How are we supposed to magically have a house there to show them by tomorrow?”