Arya couldn't think that much.
Indeed she hated the man who took away her virginity, but since Estella didn't get what she wanted, she was much happier.
Seeing Estella's gloomy face, Arya sneered.
Estella was so angry that she was about to slap her, but Richard stopped her.
It was not that he felt sorry for his daughter, but he decided to ask what happened first. He asked sternly, "Where did you go yesterday?"
Arya looked at her father and suppressed her sourness. "Why? You are disappointed because you failed to send me to your business partner's be..."
Richard smacked her in the right face before she finished speaking.
The slap tilted her head to the left. She felt a burning pain from her right cheek, and blood oozed from the corner of her lips.
She stubbornly restrained the moan and looked straight at the person, her biological father in front of her.
Richard's chest heaved with anger because of his daughter's rebuttal. "Is that what your mother taught you?"
"You have no qualifications to mention my mother. It was because of you that she died. And you now force me to marry a middle-aged man. No father will do this. You are so pathetic."
"How dare you!" Richard was like an angry beast. He raised his hand and slapped Arya hard on the face again. This time, Arya couldn't stand still and fell down.
Compared with the wound on her body, the one on her heart was more painful.
The tears that she had held back for a long time finally flew down her cheeks.
Her father, the one who was supposed to protect her, was now using her, her body, her freedom, and her happiness, to get what he wanted.
"If I had a choice, I wouldn't choose to be your daughter!"
"But you can never change that in your whole life!" Richard was so angry that his whole body trembled. He grabbed the cup on the coffee table and was about to throw it at Arya. However, at this moment, the door was burst open.
Marshal, Harriet's younger brother, barged in in a panic. He grabbed Estella's arm tightly and said in horror. "Mom, help me, help me! I killed someone in a car accident. I don't want to go to jail. Please, please help me."
Estella's face turned pale and she quickly covered her son's mouth.
Richard was also shocked and even forgot to throw the cup at Arya.
Arya looked at them coldly.
'Whatever you put out there comes back to you.'
Noticing the burning gaze of Arya, Estella turned to look at Arya, who was tied up and could not even stand up.
Suddenly, she squatted down and patted Arya on the face.
"You run away and ruin the last investment that could save our company. Tell me, what can you do to the family?"
"Mom, mom, she can. She's useful. Let her go to jail for me. I was driving her car. Let her take the blame for me. The police would not find it out."
Marshal knelt down in front of Richard. "Dad, you have to save me. I'm still so young, and I'm your only son. You won't watch me go to jail, right? I cannot survive in prison."
Richard looked down at his son. The cup slipped from his hand and fell to the ground.
Marshal didn't get up. He was waiting for Richard's answer.
Seeing this, Estella also stepped forward and said, "Darling, help our son. He will have a lifelong stain if he is sent to jail. His future will be ruined. He's your only son."
Richard wavered and looked down at Arya. Arya felt his gaze and looked back directly into him. Tears rolled in her eyes, but they didn't fall down. "He's your son. Am I not your daughter?"
After a long time, Richard turned his eyes away from Arya and sighed, "I have two daughters, but only one son."
Arya seemed to hear the click sound of her broken heart. She should have known that. She should have left with her mother.
She slowly closed her eyes. She didn't want to see those ugly faces anymore. They were not families. They were monsters.
Soon, the police came.
The car was indeed Arya's. She couldn't deny that.
Marshal had not only been speeding but also drove in the opposite direction, causing one death and one injury.
After the accident, he ran away. It was a hit-and-run, and the consequence was even worse.
The victim refused to settle with money and swore to send the culprit to prison.
At the court, no matter how Arya explained, no one believed her.
Arya knew that the Harrison Family must have intervened in it. They were just a bunch of bastards, trying everything to acquire their benefits.
Arya hated them so much. They broke the happy Harrison Family. They broke her dear mother!
But Arya hated herself the most because she believed that she failed her mother.
'What can I do to avenge my mother in prison?'