An Understated Dominance
by Marina Vittori
“James, I’m giving you three seconds to apologize to Caitlyn!”
Dustin slowly got to his feet, his expression dark.
“Apologize? Who the fuck do you think you are? As if I’m going to apologize just because you asked me to. Not to mention, isn’t she just a stupid bitch? So what if I hit her? What are you doing to do about it? If you’re going to keep yapping at me, I might even hit you too!” James yelled; his expression was ferocious.
“You dimwitted fool!” Dustin snorted humorlessly, launching a kick at James‘ abdomen.
The latter let out a pained cry as he flew a few feet backward. His entire body was curled up into a ball as he rolled backward.
At first, Florence was utterly dumbfounded. Then, her eyes flared with rage, screaming as she pounced at him.” How dare you hit my son?! You ruthless animal, I’m going to teach you a lesson!”
She started to scratch and hit him, throwing out moves like it was a catlight.
Dustin’s body shook, and an invisible force pushed Florence to stagger backward.
In the end, she lost her balance, falling onto her bottom with an “ouch‘. Her head banged against the door.
“You horrible piece of shit! How dare you hit me too? This is wrong. This is all wrong! How did our family raise such an ungrateful bastard like you?!” Florence sobbed, seated on the floor.
After watching his mother fall, James immediately shouted furiously, “What are you all doing just standing there? Get him!”
The thugs suddenly woke up from their daze. They instantly brandished their steel pipes and charged toward Dustin, roaring.
However, in the next second, they were all sent flying out of the medical center, screaming.
“Fuck, you’re all useless!” James shouted, disappointed to the point of fury.
He thought that by bringing thugs over, he could get the upper hand in the battle. He never thought that the thugs he hired would be so useless.
Suddenly, Dustin spoke up, “Caitlyn, he slapped you just now, so you can give him two slaps in return.”
“Don’t you dare!” James‘ expression was demonic.
Caitlyn seemed frozen in fear. She shrank in on herself, not daring to step forward.
All her life, she had only been beaten–she had never hit someone else before.
“If she doesn’t dare, I’ll do it for her then!”
Without another word, Dustin slapped James hard in the face two times. The latter was dazed from the blows, and his cheeks grew red and puffy.
“You savage, you’re even lower than an animal! Did you just smack your former brother–in–law over a stupid beggar? Are you even human?! Our family has done so much for you, but not only do you not know how to repay us, you choose to bite the hand that fed you!
“You’re truly heartless! No wonder my daughter wanted to divorce you. Because of your ungrateful character, you deserve to die alone! You petty, immoral, and hopeless piece of trash, you’ll never compare to Matt!” Florence screamed, pointing her finger at Dustin’s nose.
She was showing her true colors as a wicked shrew.
“The Nicholson family has done so much for me? I’m being ungrateful?” Dustin couldn’t hold back his laughter at her ridiculous words.
“Why does that sound so funny coming from your mouth? When you say you did so much for me who do you think helped you get to where you are today? Ever since Dahlia started her company three years ago, it’s only been smooth sailing and successful; who do you think helped her out behind the scenes?
“Trevor’s revenge, the Harmon family’s partners, James being detained at the bar, Dahlia running into danger, and also getting rid of the Hummers‘ boycott who do you think took care of these things? It was me! When you say you’ve done a lot for me, it’s me who’s done a lot for the Nicholson family! But how did you all repay me? By verbally abusing me and framing me. Let me ask you this, who’s the ungrateful one?!” Dustin spoke in a booming voice.
An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori
Author: Marina Vittori
Artist: Dahlia Nicholson and Dustin Rhys
Released: July, 9, 2023
Native Language: English