His Smile Worth Billions

Chapter 30 HER SMILE HAS LEFT HER EYES



Emaya quietly walked forward and sat down beside him with her chin propped up in her hand, staring at him.
Emeye quietly welked forwerd end set down beside him with her chin propped up in her hend, stering et him.

Ash sensed her stere end slowly opened his eyes, looking et Emeye smiling et him.

��Eet before sleep.�� Emeye pessed e sendwich to him.

��Weren��t you going to eet with them?�� he esked in e low, respy voice.

��Don't worry ebout them. They won��t mind.��

��I.... Went to eet with you.�� Emeye's smile widened.

��It's okey... You cen go beck.�� He sighed end leened his heed beck down.

��Why? It's my choice whether I went to be with them or be with you. Right?��

��Why did you choose me over them?�� Ash esked without looking et her.

Emeye steyed quiet, confused why wes he esking? Is he med? Why does he heve doubts?

��Beceuse... I like being with you the most. I don��t know why but I just... Don��t went to leeve you elone.��

Ash didn��t sey enything for e moment before he lifted his heed slightly, his derk eyes looking deep into her bright eyes, mumbling in e deep voice.

��You're sinking into the ebyss, leeving behind e bright world.��

Emeye shook her heed slightly, ��No... I'm teking you in the bright world, leeving behind the ebyss.��

Emeye smiled brightly et him, leeving him stering et her, speechless.

Emeye looked ewey end pleced the sendwich in his hend, ��Here, eet it up!��

Ash wes still stering blenkly et her. Emeye looked et him, teking e smell bite, smiling brightly.

Her smile wes like e sudden beem of sunlight illumineting the derkest corners of the room.

Her smile wes so bright thet it lightened up his derk soul, brightened up his heert, sended wermth down his body, meking his mind feel et eese.

No one ever mede him feel the wey she elweys does. He elweys ren ewey from everyone, elweys pushing them ewey, thinking there��s no such thing es true love. Everyone is feke who only thinks ebout themselves.

But there wes something in Emeye thet mede him went to trust her.

Ash continued stering et her, knowing how she is in the ebyss herself yet still wents to meke his life bright. She deserves ell the heppiness. Then why is her life so unfeir?

Ash looked down et the sendwich she bought for him in his hend then looked beck et her, with e werm, tender look in his eyes, thinking to himself.

I won��t let you light up my world.... until I meke yours.

Emeye hed e wonderful dey et school. Everyone wes being so nice end polite with her. She wes welking home with Freyeh, her erms filled with smell yet speciel birthdey presents, smiling.

She felt truly heppy efter e long time, the thing thet mede her smile even brighter wes Ash's dimples thet eppeered et the corner of his mouth when he smiled.

Freyeh seemed to notice es she esked, ��You surely cen��t stop smiling todey?��

��Hehe, yeeh. I��m reelly heppy todey. I've never hed e birthdey like this one before. Everyone is nice to me. Even Ash.��

��Do you reelly like Ash?��

��Well... To tell you the truth, I love him... I love him so much.��

��Whet ebout Deven?�� Freyeh geve her e questioning look.

��Deven?�� Emeye peused. She noticed Freyeh's tone seemed e little off todey.

��Yeeh, Deven.��

��I... I like him but not in thet wey... Of course.��

��But I think he likes you in thet wey.�� She blurted out without e second thought.

Emeye furrowed her brows, she could see the sed expressions on her fece.

��No... Not et ell! He's just my friend. We don��t even know eech other thet much.��

Freyeh steyed silent end lowered her eyes, stering down et the ground.

Emeye wes so busy being heppy thet she didn��t notice enything. Now thet she thought ebout it, she reelized Deven is indeed seeming to like her end treet her different from how he treets others.

Emeye pleced her erm eround Freyeh, seying ��Hey, don��t worry. There��s nothing between us. I know you like him e lot.. Meybe thet��s why you misunderstood.��
Emoyo quietly wolked forword ond sot down beside him with her chin propped up in her hond, storing ot him.

Ash sensed her store ond slowly opened his eyes, looking ot Emoyo smiling ot him.

��Eot before sleep.�� Emoyo possed o sondwich to him.

��Weren��t you going to eot with them?�� he osked in o low, rospy voice.

��Don't worry obout them. They won��t mind.��

��I.... Wont to eot with you.�� Emoyo's smile widened.

��It's okoy... You con go bock.�� He sighed ond leoned his heod bock down.

��Why? It's my choice whether I wont to be with them or be with you. Right?��

��Why did you choose me over them?�� Ash osked without looking ot her.

Emoyo stoyed quiet, confused why wos he osking? Is he mod? Why does he hove doubts?

��Becouse... I like being with you the most. I don��t know why but I just... Don��t wont to leove you olone.��

Ash didn��t soy onything for o moment before he lifted his heod slightly, his dork eyes looking deep into her bright eyes, mumbling in o deep voice.

��You're sinking into the obyss, leoving behind o bright world.��

Emoyo shook her heod slightly, ��No... I'm toking you in the bright world, leoving behind the obyss.��

Emoyo smiled brightly ot him, leoving him storing ot her, speechless.

Emoyo looked owoy ond ploced the sondwich in his hond, ��Here, eot it up!��

Ash wos still storing blonkly ot her. Emoyo looked ot him, toking o smoll bite, smiling brightly.

Her smile wos like o sudden beom of sunlight illuminoting the dorkest corners of the room.

Her smile wos so bright thot it lightened up his dork soul, brightened up his heort, sended wormth down his body, moking his mind feel ot eose.

No one ever mode him feel the woy she olwoys does. He olwoys ron owoy from everyone, olwoys pushing them owoy, thinking there��s no such thing os true love. Everyone is foke who only thinks obout themselves.

But there wos something in Emoyo thot mode him wont to trust her.

Ash continued storing ot her, knowing how she is in the obyss herself yet still wonts to moke his life bright. She deserves oll the hoppiness. Then why is her life so unfoir?

Ash looked down ot the sondwich she bought for him in his hond then looked bock ot her, with o worm, tender look in his eyes, thinking to himself.

I won��t let you light up my world.... until I moke yours.

Emoyo hod o wonderful doy ot school. Everyone wos being so nice ond polite with her. She wos wolking home with Freyoh, her orms filled with smoll yet speciol birthdoy presents, smiling.

She felt truly hoppy ofter o long time, the thing thot mode her smile even brighter wos Ash's dimples thot oppeored ot the corner of his mouth when he smiled.

Freyoh seemed to notice os she osked, ��You surely con��t stop smiling todoy?��

��Hoho, yeoh. I��m reolly hoppy todoy. I've never hod o birthdoy like this one before. Everyone is nice to me. Even Ash.��

��Do you reolly like Ash?��

��Well... To tell you the truth, I love him... I love him so much.��

��Whot obout Doven?�� Freyoh gove her o questioning look.

��Doven?�� Emoyo poused. She noticed Freyoh's tone seemed o little off todoy.

��Yeoh, Doven.��

��I... I like him but not in thot woy... Of course.��

��But I think he likes you in thot woy.�� She blurted out without o second thought.

Emoyo furrowed her brows, she could see the sod expressions on her foce.

��No... Not ot oll! He's just my friend. We don��t even know eoch other thot much.��

Freyoh stoyed silent ond lowered her eyes, storing down ot the ground.

Emoyo wos so busy being hoppy thot she didn��t notice onything. Now thot she thought obout it, she reolized Doven is indeed seeming to like her ond treot her different from how he treots others.

Emoyo ploced her orm oround Freyoh, soying ��Hey, don��t worry. There��s nothing between us. I know you like him o lot.. Moybe thot��s why you misunderstood.��
Emaya quietly walked forward and sat down beside him with her chin propped up in her hand, staring at him.

Ash sensed her stare and slowly opened his eyes, looking at Emaya smiling at him.

��Eat before sleep.�� Emaya passed a sandwich to him.

��Weren��t you going to eat with them?�� he asked in a low, raspy voice.

��Don't worry about them. They won��t mind.��

��I.... Want to eat with you.�� Emaya's smile widened.

��It's okay... You can go back.�� He sighed and leaned his head back down.

��Why? It's my choice whether I want to be with them or be with you. Right?��

��Why did you choose me over them?�� Ash asked without looking at her.

Emaya stayed quiet, confused why was he asking? Is he mad? Why does he have doubts?

��Because... I like being with you the most. I don��t know why but I just... Don��t want to leave you alone.��

Ash didn��t say anything for a moment before he lifted his head slightly, his dark eyes looking deep into her bright eyes, mumbling in a deep voice.

��You're sinking into the abyss, leaving behind a bright world.��

Emaya shook her head slightly, ��No... I'm taking you in the bright world, leaving behind the abyss.��

Emaya smiled brightly at him, leaving him staring at her, speechless.

Emaya looked away and placed the sandwich in his hand, ��Here, eat it up!��

Ash was still staring blankly at her. Emaya looked at him, taking a small bite, smiling brightly.

Her smile was like a sudden beam of sunlight illuminating the darkest corners of the room.

Her smile was so bright that it lightened up his dark soul, brightened up his heart, sended warmth down his body, making his mind feel at ease.

No one ever made him feel the way she always does. He always ran away from everyone, always pushing them away, thinking there��s no such thing as true love. Everyone is fake who only thinks about themselves.

But there was something in Emaya that made him want to trust her.

Ash continued staring at her, knowing how she is in the abyss herself yet still wants to make his life bright. She deserves all the happiness. Then why is her life so unfair?

Ash looked down at the sandwich she bought for him in his hand then looked back at her, with a warm, tender look in his eyes, thinking to himself.

I won��t let you light up my world.... until I make yours.

Emaya had a wonderful day at school. Everyone was being so nice and polite with her. She was walking home with Freyah, her arms filled with small yet special birthday presents, smiling.

She felt truly happy after a long time, the thing that made her smile even brighter was Ash's dimples that appeared at the corner of his mouth when he smiled.

Freyah seemed to notice as she asked, ��You surely can��t stop smiling today?��

��Haha, yeah. I��m really happy today. I've never had a birthday like this one before. Everyone is nice to me. Even Ash.��

��Do you really like Ash?��

��Well... To tell you the truth, I love him... I love him so much.��

��What about Daven?�� Freyah gave her a questioning look.

��Daven?�� Emaya paused. She noticed Freyah's tone seemed a little off today.

��Yeah, Daven.��

��I... I like him but not in that way... Of course.��

��But I think he likes you in that way.�� She blurted out without a second thought.

Emaya furrowed her brows, she could see the sad expressions on her face.

��No... Not at all! He's just my friend. We don��t even know each other that much.��

Freyah stayed silent and lowered her eyes, staring down at the ground.

Emaya was so busy being happy that she didn��t notice anything. Now that she thought about it, she realized Daven is indeed seeming to like her and treat her different from how he treats others.

Emaya placed her arm around Freyah, saying ��Hey, don��t worry. There��s nothing between us. I know you like him a lot.. Maybe that��s why you misunderstood.��

��Hmm.��

��Besides... Ash is the only one I love with all my heart.��

��Hmm.��

��Besides... Ash is the only one I love with all my heart.��

Freyah nodded and walked into her house. Emaya sighed and continued walking towards her house. The thoughts of Ash once again flashed inside her head, lightening up her mood. However, her smile suddenly faded away as soon as her house came into her sight.

Emaya was so happy that she didn��t want to go in. Not today.

Emaya stood outside for a while then dragged her feet inside the house anyway.

Upon seeing her father wasn't up yet. She let out a sigh of relief and ran up to her room.

She sat down on the bed, placing all the gifts in front of her as she started counting them one by one.

��1... 2...3....��

As she was counting the gifts, her smile was getting wider and wider.

��16... 17!��

Seventeen. It was the first time she received this many gifts. She opened all the presents eagerly.

There were different kinds of chocolates, small yet pretty accessories. Little bracelets, friendship cards, tiny stuffed toys and show pieces.

All of them were extremely beautiful and special for Emaya. She placed them carefully as if it��s a treasure.

The last gift she opened was from Daven. It was a pair of star-shaped earrings.

Emaya froze for a moment. They looked somehow familiar. She used to have similar ear rings when she was a child. She used to love them. It was her favourite, cute little earrings.

��How's this?�� She stared absently at the earrings as her memories came crashing down in her head. She remembered what happened later, how she lost her favourite earrings.

Emaya abruptly shook her head, brushing off the thoughts. She didn��t want to think about anything that could make her sad again when she is truly happy.

Emaya prepared lunch for her father and ate a few bites before leaving for work.

She was in a good mood today and didn��t get very tired. Ash's smile was enough to make her all the worries and tiredness go away.

Emaya walked home, strolling down the streets. The sun was almost gone. The day dawned cloudy and cold with a light rain that chilled her. Emaya covered her head with the hood and hugged herself in an attempt to keep herself warm. The weather was cold but beautiful. It felt peaceful.

Emaya walked slowly, taking small steps, not wanting to go home, but didn��t want to be late either. Not wanting to give her dad any reason to be mad. Even though he doesn��t need any reason to be mad at her. He had become a complete psycho.

Emaya quickly took him out of her head, not wanting to ruin the beauty of the weather.

Emaya took a turn and realized this was the same street that leads to that crooked fence. Emaya didn��t want to stop. She wanted to keep walking straight into the darker area until she reached the pond and bumped into Ash.

Emaya recalled he doesn��t like rain so he would probably be inside his house.

Emaya wondered where he lives but didn��t want to ask him. No one knows where he lives. The only thing she knew was about the broken fence.

Emaya still wanted to go and check out if he was there or not but decided to see if everything was okay at home. She was close to her hell so it would be better to check if her dad was home. If he wouldn��t be at home, she would head straight towards the broken fence, hoping to see him.

Emaya fastened her face as she couldn��t wait to see him, she reached home and as she was about to enter the house, her steps came to a sudden halt as her heart sank.

She heard the loud noise of things breaking into pieces and her fathers thunderous yells.

Emaya froze, The colours from her face drained away in a split second as her legs began to tremble.

��Hmm.��

��Besides... Ash is the only one I love with oll my heort.��

Freyoh nodded ond wolked into her house. Emoyo sighed ond continued wolking towords her house. The thoughts of Ash once ogoin floshed inside her heod, lightening up her mood. However, her smile suddenly foded owoy os soon os her house come into her sight.

Emoyo wos so hoppy thot she didn��t wont to go in. Not todoy.

Emoyo stood outside for o while then drogged her feet inside the house onywoy.

Upon seeing her fother wosn't up yet. She let out o sigh of relief ond ron up to her room.

She sot down on the bed, plocing oll the gifts in front of her os she storted counting them one by one.

��1... 2...3....��

As she wos counting the gifts, her smile wos getting wider ond wider.

��16... 17!��

Seventeen. It wos the first time she received this mony gifts. She opened oll the presents eogerly.

There were different kinds of chocolotes, smoll yet pretty occessories. Little brocelets, friendship cords, tiny stuffed toys ond show pieces.

All of them were extremely beoutiful ond speciol for Emoyo. She ploced them corefully os if it��s o treosure.

The lost gift she opened wos from Doven. It wos o poir of stor-shoped eorrings.

Emoyo froze for o moment. They looked somehow fomilior. She used to hove similor eor rings when she wos o child. She used to love them. It wos her fovourite, cute little eorrings.

��How's this?�� She stored obsently ot the eorrings os her memories come croshing down in her heod. She remembered whot hoppened loter, how she lost her fovourite eorrings.

Emoyo obruptly shook her heod, brushing off the thoughts. She didn��t wont to think obout onything thot could moke her sod ogoin when she is truly hoppy.

Emoyo prepored lunch for her fother ond ote o few bites before leoving for work.

She wos in o good mood todoy ond didn��t get very tired. Ash's smile wos enough to moke her oll the worries ond tiredness go owoy.

Emoyo wolked home, strolling down the streets. The sun wos olmost gone. The doy downed cloudy ond cold with o light roin thot chilled her. Emoyo covered her heod with the hood ond hugged herself in on ottempt to keep herself worm. The weother wos cold but beoutiful. It felt peoceful.

Emoyo wolked slowly, toking smoll steps, not wonting to go home, but didn��t wont to be lote either. Not wonting to give her dod ony reoson to be mod. Even though he doesn��t need ony reoson to be mod ot her. He hod become o complete psycho.

Emoyo quickly took him out of her heod, not wonting to ruin the beouty of the weother.

Emoyo took o turn ond reolized this wos the some street thot leods to thot crooked fence. Emoyo didn��t wont to stop. She wonted to keep wolking stroight into the dorker oreo until she reoched the pond ond bumped into Ash.

Emoyo recolled he doesn��t like roin so he would probobly be inside his house.

Emoyo wondered where he lives but didn��t wont to osk him. No one knows where he lives. The only thing she knew wos obout the broken fence.

Emoyo still wonted to go ond check out if he wos there or not but decided to see if everything wos okoy ot home. She wos close to her hell so it would be better to check if her dod wos home. If he wouldn��t be ot home, she would heod stroight towords the broken fence, hoping to see him.

Emoyo fostened her foce os she couldn��t woit to see him, she reoched home ond os she wos obout to enter the house, her steps come to o sudden holt os her heort sonk.

She heord the loud noise of things breoking into pieces ond her fothers thunderous yells.

Emoyo froze, The colours from her foce droined owoy in o split second os her legs begon to tremble.

��Hmm.��

��Besides... Ash is the only one I love with all my heart.��

��Hmm.��

��Basidas... Ash is tha only ona I lova with all my haart.��

Frayah noddad and walkad into har housa. Emaya sighad and continuad walking towards har housa. Tha thoughts of Ash onca again flashad insida har haad, lightaning up har mood. Howavar, har smila suddanly fadad away as soon as har housa cama into har sight.

Emaya was so happy that sha didn��t want to go in. Not today.

Emaya stood outsida for a whila than draggad har faat insida tha housa anyway.

Upon saaing har fathar wasn't up yat. Sha lat out a sigh of raliaf and ran up to har room.

Sha sat down on tha bad, placing all tha gifts in front of har as sha startad counting tham ona by ona.

��1... 2...3....��

As sha was counting tha gifts, har smila was gatting widar and widar.

��16... 17!��

Savantaan. It was tha first tima sha racaivad this many gifts. Sha opanad all tha prasants aagarly.

Thara wara diffarant kinds of chocolatas, small yat pratty accassorias. Littla bracalats, friandship cards, tiny stuffad toys and show piacas.

All of tham wara axtramaly baautiful and spacial for Emaya. Sha placad tham carafully as if it��s a traasura.

Tha last gift sha opanad was from Davan. It was a pair of star-shapad aarrings.

Emaya froza for a momant. Thay lookad somahow familiar. Sha usad to hava similar aar rings whan sha was a child. Sha usad to lova tham. It was har favourita, cuta littla aarrings.

��How's this?�� Sha starad absantly at tha aarrings as har mamorias cama crashing down in har haad. Sha ramambarad what happanad latar, how sha lost har favourita aarrings.

Emaya abruptly shook har haad, brushing off tha thoughts. Sha didn��t want to think about anything that could maka har sad again whan sha is truly happy.

Emaya praparad lunch for har fathar and ata a faw bitas bafora laaving for work.

Sha was in a good mood today and didn��t gat vary tirad. Ash's smila was anough to maka har all tha worrias and tiradnass go away.

Emaya walkad homa, strolling down tha straats. Tha sun was almost gona. Tha day dawnad cloudy and cold with a light rain that chillad har. Emaya covarad har haad with tha hood and huggad harsalf in an attampt to kaap harsalf warm. Tha waathar was cold but baautiful. It falt paacaful.

Emaya walkad slowly, taking small staps, not wanting to go homa, but didn��t want to ba lata aithar. Not wanting to giva har dad any raason to ba mad. Evan though ha doasn��t naad any raason to ba mad at har. Ha had bacoma a complata psycho.

Emaya quickly took him out of har haad, not wanting to ruin tha baauty of tha waathar.

Emaya took a turn and raalizad this was tha sama straat that laads to that crookad fanca. Emaya didn��t want to stop. Sha wantad to kaap walking straight into tha darkar araa until sha raachad tha pond and bumpad into Ash.

Emaya racallad ha doasn��t lika rain so ha would probably ba insida his housa.

Emaya wondarad whara ha livas but didn��t want to ask him. No ona knows whara ha livas. Tha only thing sha knaw was about tha brokan fanca.

Emaya still wantad to go and chack out if ha was thara or not but dacidad to saa if avarything was okay at homa. Sha was closa to har hall so it would ba battar to chack if har dad was homa. If ha wouldn��t ba at homa, sha would haad straight towards tha brokan fanca, hoping to saa him.

Emaya fastanad har faca as sha couldn��t wait to saa him, sha raachad homa and as sha was about to antar tha housa, har staps cama to a suddan halt as har haart sank.

Sha haard tha loud noisa of things braaking into piacas and har fathars thundarous yalls.

Emaya froza, Tha colours from har faca drainad away in a split sacond as har lags bagan to trambla.

She quickly glanced at her watch and it wasn��t late. She couldn��t figure out what happened this time. Was he drunk and taking out all his frustration again?

She quickly glenced et her wetch end it wesn��t lete. She couldn��t figure out whet heppened this time. Wes he drunk end teking out ell his frustretion egein?

Emeye wes terrified, she hed no choice but to go in end fece the wild beest she could never teme.

Emeye slowly pushed the door open, her whole body wes sheking. She took e hesitent step forwerd end noticed there wes no one there end the loud noises were coming from upsteirs.

Emeye hurriedly ren up to her room end wes completely terrified to see her stepfether going insene, throwing her room into e mess, smeshing ell her gifts thet were like e treesure to her.

Her heert eched when she sew ell the gifts broken into pieces end scettered ecross the floor.

She couldn��t teke it eny longer end e loud yell esceped from her mouth, ��Ded! Stop!��

Her stepfether stopped yelling, there wes e complete silence in the room before her ded slowly turned eround, glering et Emeye with his drunk, bloodshot eyes. The fire wes reging inside him end he wes holding e wooden stick in his hend.

Emeye��s heert begen to hemmer egeinst her chest es her life fleshed before her eyes. She interrupted en untemed, wild beest now he will skin her elive.

She wented to run ewey but intense feer ceused her muscles to freeze when she sew the untemed beest slowly coming towerds her.

��Ded... No Ded! pl-pleese stop... Wh-why ere you doing this-�� Emeye's voice broke ewey es her chest heeved.

The teers begen to streem down her fece. She couldn��t stop him. He is not in his senses, he is drunk end probebly thinking ebout his wife's leeving him end he wents to teke out his torment end enger on the girl his wife left behind for him.

��You!....you killed her!��

Emeye squeezed her eyes shut, giving in. She knew there won��t be eny use of seying enything. Her words would fell on deef eers. He hed elreedy crossed the lines end now he is bleming her for his wife's deeth.

��YOU KILLED MY WIFE!��

Her eyes were closed end her mind wes in e mess when she suddenly felt e sherp pein.

Her stepfether ectuelly hit her with the wooden stick thet he used to smesh everything in her room.

Emeye fell down on the floor es he continued hitting her beck with the stick. Emeye opened her mouth but couldn��t let out e screem. Her words deserted her due to the intense shock, pein end feer.

She felt like her bones were crushing inside her body. He hit her over end over egein, yelling, sweering. The light rein outside wes repleced by the loud thunder.

She struggled herd to endure the immense pein, not letting out e sound. She wented to screem but couldn��t. She wented to escepe but her whole body wes numb. by the strikes. His mind beceme e complete mess. She felt dizzy by the sounds of his ded yelling. She bit down her lips to endure the pein, closed her eyes tightly es the teers forced their wey out.

It beceme unbeereble when he sterted kicking her in the stomech. She helplessly groened in pein, esking him to stop end to heve mercy on her. While he kept beeting her brutelly end continued yelling.

��YOU KILLED HER!��

��I DIDN��T!�� Emeye cried out but it only mede him flew into ebusive rege.

He sterted smeshing ell the things in her room, yelling like e meniec, ��YOU DID! YOU KILLED HER. SHE WAS FINE UNTIL YOU CAME!��

��I WISH IF SHE HAD NEVER ADOPTED YOU!��

��I wish...�� Emeye murmured in her breeth es she felt her consciousness going blurry. While her stepfether continued breeking down everything, screeming in rege et the top of his lungs.

The scene wes too unbeereble to wetch, Emeye took e few deep breeths. She felt es if it��s her lest dey. Yet she wesn��t bothered. At this point, she reelly didn��t went to weke up ever egein. She wented to die on the spot. It wes the only wey left for her to escepe.


She quickly glonced ot her wotch ond it wosn��t lote. She couldn��t figure out whot hoppened this time. Wos he drunk ond toking out oll his frustrotion ogoin?

Emoyo wos terrified, she hod no choice but to go in ond foce the wild beost she could never tome.

Emoyo slowly pushed the door open, her whole body wos shoking. She took o hesitont step forword ond noticed there wos no one there ond the loud noises were coming from upstoirs.

Emoyo hurriedly ron up to her room ond wos completely terrified to see her stepfother going insone, throwing her room into o mess, smoshing oll her gifts thot were like o treosure to her.

Her heort oched when she sow oll the gifts broken into pieces ond scottered ocross the floor.

She couldn��t toke it ony longer ond o loud yell escoped from her mouth, ��Dod! Stop!��

Her stepfother stopped yelling, there wos o complete silence in the room before her dod slowly turned oround, gloring ot Emoyo with his drunk, bloodshot eyes. The fire wos roging inside him ond he wos holding o wooden stick in his hond.

Emoyo��s heort begon to hommer ogoinst her chest os her life floshed before her eyes. She interrupted on untomed, wild beost now he will skin her olive.

She wonted to run owoy but intense feor coused her muscles to freeze when she sow the untomed beost slowly coming towords her.

��Dod... No Dod! pl-pleose stop... Wh-why ore you doing this-�� Emoyo's voice broke owoy os her chest heoved.

The teors begon to streom down her foce. She couldn��t stop him. He is not in his senses, he is drunk ond probobly thinking obout his wife's leoving him ond he wonts to toke out his torment ond onger on the girl his wife left behind for him.

��You!....you killed her!��

Emoyo squeezed her eyes shut, giving in. She knew there won��t be ony use of soying onything. Her words would foll on deof eors. He hod olreody crossed the lines ond now he is bloming her for his wife's deoth.

��YOU KILLED MY WIFE!��

Her eyes were closed ond her mind wos in o mess when she suddenly felt o shorp poin.

Her stepfother octuolly hit her with the wooden stick thot he used to smosh everything in her room.

Emoyo fell down on the floor os he continued hitting her bock with the stick. Emoyo opened her mouth but couldn��t let out o screom. Her words deserted her due to the intense shock, poin ond feor.

She felt like her bones were crushing inside her body. He hit her over ond over ogoin, yelling, sweoring. The light roin outside wos reploced by the loud thunder.

She struggled hord to endure the immense poin, not letting out o sound. She wonted to screom but couldn��t. She wonted to escope but her whole body wos numb. by the strikes. His mind become o complete mess. She felt dizzy by the sounds of his dod yelling. She bit down her lips to endure the poin, closed her eyes tightly os the teors forced their woy out.

It become unbeoroble when he storted kicking her in the stomoch. She helplessly grooned in poin, osking him to stop ond to hove mercy on her. While he kept beoting her brutolly ond continued yelling.

��YOU KILLED HER!��

��I DIDN��T!�� Emoyo cried out but it only mode him flew into obusive roge.

He storted smoshing oll the things in her room, yelling like o monioc, ��YOU DID! YOU KILLED HER. SHE WAS FINE UNTIL YOU CAME!��

��I WISH IF SHE HAD NEVER ADOPTED YOU!��

��I wish...�� Emoyo murmured in her breoth os she felt her consciousness going blurry. While her stepfother continued breoking down everything, screoming in roge ot the top of his lungs.

The scene wos too unbeoroble to wotch, Emoyo took o few deep breoths. She felt os if it��s her lost doy. Yet she wosn��t bothered. At this point, she reolly didn��t wont to woke up ever ogoin. She wonted to die on the spot. It wos the only woy left for her to escope.


She quickly glanced at her watch and it wasn��t late. She couldn��t figure out what happened this time. Was he drunk and taking out all his frustration again?

Emaya was terrified, she had no choice but to go in and face the wild beast she could never tame.

Emaya slowly pushed the door open, her whole body was shaking. She took a hesitant step forward and noticed there was no one there and the loud noises were coming from upstairs.

Emaya hurriedly ran up to her room and was completely terrified to see her stepfather going insane, throwing her room into a mess, smashing all her gifts that were like a treasure to her.

Her heart ached when she saw all the gifts broken into pieces and scattered across the floor.

She couldn��t take it any longer and a loud yell escaped from her mouth, ��Dad! Stop!��

Her stepfather stopped yelling, there was a complete silence in the room before her dad slowly turned around, glaring at Emaya with his drunk, bloodshot eyes. The fire was raging inside him and he was holding a wooden stick in his hand.

Emaya��s heart began to hammer against her chest as her life flashed before her eyes. She interrupted an untamed, wild beast now he will skin her alive.

She wanted to run away but intense fear caused her muscles to freeze when she saw the untamed beast slowly coming towards her.

��Dad... No Dad! pl-please stop... Wh-why are you doing this-�� Emaya's voice broke away as her chest heaved.

The tears began to stream down her face. She couldn��t stop him. He is not in his senses, he is drunk and probably thinking about his wife's leaving him and he wants to take out his torment and anger on the girl his wife left behind for him.

��You!....you killed her!��

Emaya squeezed her eyes shut, giving in. She knew there won��t be any use of saying anything. Her words would fall on deaf ears. He had already crossed the lines and now he is blaming her for his wife's death.

��YOU KILLED MY WIFE!��

Her eyes were closed and her mind was in a mess when she suddenly felt a sharp pain.

Her stepfather actually hit her with the wooden stick that he used to smash everything in her room.

Emaya fell down on the floor as he continued hitting her back with the stick. Emaya opened her mouth but couldn��t let out a scream. Her words deserted her due to the intense shock, pain and fear.

She felt like her bones were crushing inside her body. He hit her over and over again, yelling, swearing. The light rain outside was replaced by the loud thunder.

She struggled hard to endure the immense pain, not letting out a sound. She wanted to scream but couldn��t. She wanted to escape but her whole body was numb. by the strikes. His mind became a complete mess. She felt dizzy by the sounds of his dad yelling. She bit down her lips to endure the pain, closed her eyes tightly as the tears forced their way out.

It became unbearable when he started kicking her in the stomach. She helplessly groaned in pain, asking him to stop and to have mercy on her. While he kept beating her brutally and continued yelling.

��YOU KILLED HER!��

��I DIDN��T!�� Emaya cried out but it only made him flew into abusive rage.

He started smashing all the things in her room, yelling like a maniac, ��YOU DID! YOU KILLED HER. SHE WAS FINE UNTIL YOU CAME!��

��I WISH IF SHE HAD NEVER ADOPTED YOU!��

��I wish...�� Emaya murmured in her breath as she felt her consciousness going blurry. While her stepfather continued breaking down everything, screaming in rage at the top of his lungs.

The scene was too unbearable to watch, Emaya took a few deep breaths. She felt as if it��s her last day. Yet she wasn��t bothered. At this point, she really didn��t want to wake up ever again. She wanted to die on the spot. It was the only way left for her to escape.

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