Aisha and Macey turned to her at the same time.
"Your dad always drink with his friends and only comes home to sleep. Right?"
"That's why old George would come whenever your dad's not around."
"Of course you don't get it, yet," Macey said. "You're just six after all.."
"Is this all the money you got? Don't kid with me you good old man! I know today is your payday so how come you only have this money? Do you think we could survive for the next two weeks with this?!"
"If you have any problem with it, then give it back!"
"Give it back? How dare you say that after you gambled all your money? There's almost nothing left! You even came home drunk, you haven't changed at all!"
"Shut up! I'm so tired of your mouth that's full of shit! Let me sleep, bitch!"
Derrick lay on the bed and in frustration Joan threw the pillows at him. "You good for nothing!"
"You're insane!" Derrick shouted back as he stood up from the bed. He was so furious he slapped her wife's face until it bled. Joan dropped on the floor and wept.
"You're asking for it," Derrick said as he went back to their bed. "Get away from me, whore!"
Joan cursed as she crawled out of the room. Slowly she stood up and dialed her mobile phone.
"Come as soon as you can," Joan said as she restlessly walked around the living room.
Joan turned around when she thought she heard someone's voice but she was alone in the room. "Are you coming or not?"
Joan stopped walking. She slowly turned around and scanned the room. She was surprised when she saw Aisha standing in front of her bedroom. "What?!" she shouted at her.
The little girl froze in fear when she heard her mother's voice. "No, no...wait'," Joan cut off. "I- I have to take Aisha to my sister's place first, so I'll see you after lunch instead."
Joan hung up and told Aisha to play outside. The little girl dashed out of their house and searched for her two cousins.
Sitri spoke in a calm and gentle voice, "Who is it?"
Belial raised his long bony fingers and pointed at Aisha.
The prince with a handsome young face stood closer at the little girl and slowly nodded his head. "Hmm.." They stood still as they listened to the children's conversation.
Prince Sitri smiled at Angel and said, "I like this girl."
"She's mine," a hissing voice was suddenly heard.
When Sitri and Belial turned around, they saw a four feet long gray lizard covered in golden scales hiding behind a nearby acacia tree, covered with heavy smoke hidden in human eyes.
"Oh," Sitri smirked. "No wonder why it felt so cold in here, Sauria. But what are you doing in Kafir's shelter?"
"I believe that the prince of passion and lust shouldn't poke his nose into someone else's business," the giant lizard hissed as it lifted its head to his side. He immediately crawled up the tree and disappeared.
Belial fixed his gaze behind the acacia tree and heard familiar footsteps. Prince Sitri gently laughed and said, "It's about time."