The twins didn't speak a sound as they locked eyes. Ilayne stared in hatred, while Scarlett tried to hide her feelings like she always did. She couldn't let her sister see the hurt which had been caused. She still had her hand on Emily, who was awkwardly watching the two in their intense staring.
"So, we're here again." Ilayne started, with no emotion in her voice. "Still after me, huh?"
"You chose to have it this way, Ilayne, not me. You chose to steal in the first place for things you could've asked for."
Ilayne snorted. "You really don't see, do you? You can't simply ask people for things. And actually, stealing is lawful under certain circumstances-"
"Stealing is never lawful! Why can't you see that?" Scarlett's voice wavered. "Why can't we just be friends like we once were?"
"Hey, don't get all emotional here, sis. The question is, why can't you see?"
Scarlett had always hated her sister's slightly sarcastic, extremely angering remarks. She was on the verge of tears, but quickly forced them to disappear. "Is this what the Scarlet Man would want you to do?"
Ilayne blew into a furious rage, and hastily swung out her pistols. "You don't understand, you never will! Now let go of Emily and let us escape, or I'll have to do this the hard way."
Scarlett gasped, her eyes wide. "Ilayne, you wouldn't.."
"Hand her over and I won't have to."
"Has it really come to this, Ilayne? You would kill your own sister to get away with your sin? Because it would only double it twice as high."
Ilayne was getting impatient. "Are you you handing her over or not?"
Scarlett sighed. "I see I have no other choice. But I'll let you know that Detective Oldenpinner and I will find you all, and you will pay for what you've done." She released Emily, who quickly sided with Ilayne.
"Fine with me. Excuse us, but we must be leaving," Ilayne shot sarcastically, and the two made their made their way out of the sewers.
In shock, Scarlett slowly sunk to the floor, finally free to release her tears and anger. She looked to the ceiling.
Scarlet Man, if you can hear me, please help
TO BE CONTINUED