Alex grabbed the sacks and continued walking until he arrived at Caney’s house. With a few knocks on his door, he was answered by Caney himself.
Caney: Oh! Well look here, if it isn’t Alex.
Weren’t there any farm animals available?
Alex was already leaving as soon as he started to say that, even so, he heard Caney say something.
Caney: Alex, I can’t carry these sacks inside, so I think you’d better do it for not doing your job well yesterday~.
Alex watched Caney with vacant eyes as he said to him.
Alex: I don’t do work for sacks of shit.
Caney didn’t lose his smile no matter what Alex said, so he waved his hand pointing inside the home as he said the following.
Caney: There’s something you and I need to discuss~.
Alex was on his last straws to burst out and do something, yet he restrained himself and walked towards Caney.
Alex: I think we both know there is nothing to “Discuss”.
At that moment, he noticed a familiar painting hanging in Caney’s hallway, which showed the whole family, but what surprised him the most was that he could see Lucia in it.
Caney: Amazing isn’t it? I had an artist paint it a few months ago, it’s impressive what someone skilled in his work can do, unlike others~
Caney looked back at Alex who was dumbfounded for a few seconds.
Caney: I understand if you don’t want to come in, I don’t want you to dirty my carpets with shit either, but I’ll give you one piece of advice Alex~
Caney walks up to his face, standing mere inches away and resting his hand on his shoulder.
Caney: Come near my granddaughter again,
and you will be expelled from my town monster.
Alex could be seen as he was visibly becoming agitated, every instinct in him wanted Caney to be hit, but still, he restrained himself.
Caney: I’m glad we understood each other, now go away, I have no more to talk to someone like you~.
At that moment, the 2 kids from before can be seen entering the dragged sacks while Alex stands there looking down at the ground with his teeth clenched as tight as his fists.
You could watch as the clouds blocked out the sun for a few moments as Alex turned around and started walking home, but not before paying a visit to the park.
When he finally arrived, he saw that there weren’t many children, Lucia was leaning against the tree looking down at the ground.
Alex did not take any delay and approached her who had not noticed his presence yet, she still had a visible angry face and still had her fist ready, and after a few seconds he finally spoke with a cold tone.
Lucia still did not respond to Alex’s call, which made him even angrier.
Alex grabbed her by her clothes and lifted her up, and that’s when he saw it, she was beaten all over her face, also her arms and legs, multiple bruises all around her whole body.
That’s when Alex lost his anger and immediately put Lucia on the floor, now with a worried face.
Alex didn’t know what to do, so he immediately tried to get her to react.
Alex: Hey, hey wake up, make a sound, hit me, it doesn’t matter, just answer brat.
At that moment you could see how his eyes opened for a few seconds, although he had a purple eye, the other one seemed to be fine compared to the rest of his face.
Lucia: Ah… hello sir…
Alex: Brat! What happened to you?!
Lucia: Sir…Where is…Mona?
That’s when she noticed that the doll was nowhere near her.
Alex: Never mind the doll now! Look at you like this-
Lucia: It does matter!
Lucia responded with a somewhat pathetic scream.
Lucia: She’s my friend…the only one I have…a friend cured by you sir….
At that moment Alex put her in his arms while Lucia seemed to lose more of her strength.
Alex: I’ll take her to the old woman, maybe she can cure her…
After a short walk, they arrive at the house, where Beth is in the kitchen simply washing dishes.
Beth: Star! You’re back…
At that moment Beth notices the girl in Alex’s hands, causing her to freeze in place, as she dropped what she had in her hands, time seemed to stop for Beth, when the plate broke, a scream from Alex and a shake from him brought her out of her trance.
Beth: Star, what is it, what happened?!
Alex: Does it matter?! Tell me, can you help her?
Beth: W-well, I can help her, but-
Alex stopped screaming and lowered her head as he said the following.
Alex: Please mom…help her
Alex rests her on the ground for a few seconds, and Beth can be seen resting her hands on Lucia’s chest, in mere moments a green circle can be seen forming along with an aura around the girl and Beth, and after a few seconds, Lucia’s wounds can be seen to begin to fade, after a few seconds most of the wounds fade completely along with the circle and the aura.
Beth: Her wounds are healed… she still needs to rest…
Alex: Take her to my bed for now until she recovers.
At that moment, he starts walking towards the door of their home, where Beth shouts at him while Lucia, barely able to open one of her eyes due to the lack of energy, stretches out a hand towards Alex.
Beth: Star! Where are you going?
Alex: To get back Mona.