“Where have you been, woman?” He asked her mother. Elizabeth’s mother stood in the kitchen, surveying the situation, a nervous look in her eyes. “I was out getting batteries.” Her mother said. “Don’t you dare lie to me, woman!” Elizabeth watched her stepfather focus his anger towards her mother and cringed. Her mother may not be the best mother, but she did not want her to get hurt. She only hoped that Seth Bloodstone was on his way back.