Martin and Aria sat outside on the porch, talking about everything that happened since the moment he was forced to move out on them.
"I made a mistake Ari, I shouldn't have drunk so much and driven my car. I did both. I was so drunk, I accidentally crashed into Mr. Alexander. I panicked and left him on the road to die. I found out later that he was not dead then but was killed by Noah. He began to blackmail me with that video of me crashing into Mr. Alexander. I was forced to do everything he wanted me to. First, he wanted me to leave you and your mother. And then, he made me marry Sarah, that was the point I began to feel hopeless and helpless. Then, everything began to go out of control. Then your mother died and you contacted me for help. I know Aiden is a good man who wouldn't let you suffer alone. So I made you come here to protect you in the only way I could" Martin confessed, making Aria's eyes tear up.
"We missed you so much after you left us, dad. Mostly mom,
On that very same night, at 2 am in the early morning hours, 10 masked men entered Aiden's beach house, through the back door.Everyone in the house was sleeping, unaware of the danger they are in.Those masked men started to climb the upper floors as if following a plan. They entered Aiden's room and found Aria and Aiden sleeping beside each other.One of them removed his mask, and Noah's face appeared."Not for too long," he said through clenched teeth.He indicated his men to go and get the girl, but when they were about to touch Aria, Aiden opened his eyes and looked at those men with shock."Who are you?" he asked loudly, alerting Aria beside him."What's happening?" Aria asked with confusion and fear looking around the bed at the dark-clothed masked men.That's when Aiden heard Noah's chuckle.He snapped his head towards his old friend and enemy."Oh, it's you? I should have guessed" Aiden said lazily, getti
The next morning, Aiden's mom Sarah was cooking breakfast in the kitchen when Aria came down.Aiden is still sleeping, but Aria couldn't sleep at all after what happened last night. She is on edge and itching to go out of the room for some air.When she came down, she saw Sarah, Aiden's mother cooking breakfast. With everything that happened after she came the previous day, Aria couldn't talk to her properly. She seems to be like a nice woman."Do you want some help?" Aria offered tentatively.Sarah looked behind her and smiled at Aria."Oh hello dear. Good morning. No dear, I am just about done. I couldn't sleep at all with everything that happened last night. So I decided to prepare some pancakes. Martin too likes pancakes. I stress cook a lot" Sarah agreed sheepishly.Aria smiled at that comment."Ya, I couldn't sleep too. Everything is too much to digest" Aria too agreed.Sarah switched off the flames and turned to face Aria.