deserve any sort of gratitude. But then, just maybe, Olivia was sick for forgetting it. The cool damp of the washcloth felt wonderful against her burning face. Her jawhurt to touch and felt swollen on the left side.Adora noticed her wince,”Poor, girl. I guess Jeremy hit you too hard.” She knelt backdown and reached for the cloth. Olivia pulled away, wide-eyed with fear anduncertain as to what to do. “You missed a spot.”“I can get it just fine.” Her voice shook despite her efforts to stay calm. She felt herheart pulse intensely in her throat. The Asian chuckled to her right side and Adoraglared at him. He stepped back silently.“Nonsense.” Her long, thin fingers reached toward Olivia’s face, lightly touching hertender jaw. Adora's other hand pulled the cloth from her clutches and dabbed it to aspot just under her bottom lip. She tilted Olivia’s face up and wiped under her chinand down her neck, “Oh, there’s more. You did some damage to Jeremy’s arms.”Next Olivia knew her shirt was unbuttoned and Adora was cleaning her chest. Shepushed her away and stood up hastily. “Now, now. You don’t want to end up likeIsrael.”She pointed to the man behind her who now sat up, watching them. His face wasone swollen mass of multicolored bruise. He looked incredibly thin, not like Adora,but enough to notice the starvation he suffers from. He was smothered in dirt, hisgreasy hair plastered to the sides of his face. His incandescent brown eyes lookedabsolutely hopeless. “You still haven’t answered my question.” Olivia didn’t take hereyes off of Israel.“No, I don’t suppose I have.” Adora walked over to Israel. She crouched next to him,pressing her body against him as she ran her hands along his shoulders and downhis arms. He cringed and tried to pull away, his body trembling. “Tell her why youare here, my love.”Israel sounded weak and raspy, “Because you’re,” he paused, his voice fading inand out, “a fucking bitch.” Adora’s aura shifted, spreading out like solar flares fromthe sun, its color deepening to a mahogany swirled with scarlet. She pushed himforward until his face was smashed against the ground. He cried out in pain, tryingto lift himself back up but to no avail. “I don’t tolerate insults,” she said to Olivia.“Leave him alone!” Olivia rushed forward but the Asian held her back. She struggledagainst him but fighting the black guy was easier.Adora bent down, leaning in very close to the gaunt mans ear, “Looks as if you’vemade a friend, Israel. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?” She released him and stood up.“Kaoru, be sure not to hurt her any more than she already is. I’m coming back forher later.” Her smile was nothing but malicious with foul intentions running throughher twisted mind. She then turned and strutted away.