Cash’s eyes turn a lighter shade of brown and his hands start to shake. His color changes from an olive tone to the hue of the roses. He storms over to Alexandria and turns her around.
“Look at this! You still want to tell me nothing is going on between you two!”
Alexandria snatches the note from him. What she reads causes her to tremble—a mixture of anger and fear. “Really? Leona lies to you about me and then I happen to get flowers. It’s obviously a set up.”
Cash walks away and yells, “Just shut up! Don’t blame her, s-she’s always looking out for me.”
“You have to believe me. I didn’t do anything. Jason is only a coworker, that’s all,” Alexandria says.
Cash disregards her protest and rushes over to their locked cabinet. He pulls his keys out of his pocket and manages get the cabinet open.
“What are you doing?” Alexandria inquires. She pries Cash’s hands away from the cabinet but he snatches away from her and pulls out a .38 Special. “Oh my God!” Alexandria backs away from him. “Please—I know you’re upset but this is not smart. I swear I didn’t cheat on you.”
“No! I’m going to kill him!” Cash hollers. He loads the gun and rushes towards the door.
Amelia runs downstairs and blocks the door. “Dad no! I’m not going to let you do this. Mom and I aren’t going anywhere, isn’t that right mom?” Tears run down her face when she looks into her father’s eyes. He’s so enraged he can’t even see her; he stands motionless looking right past her with the gun tightly clutched in his hand.
Alexandria grabs Amelia’s hand and leads her away from the door.
“Go upstairs,” she demands.
Amelia runs to the top and turns around, refusing to move another inch. She holds onto the rail to keep her balance.
“Cash, give me the gun,” Alexandria says. She stands in front of him and holds out her hand. “I said—give me the gun!”
Cash breaks out of his trance and glances over at the roses and the crumbled note on the floor. He squeezes the gun in his hand and grunts, “Get out of my way Alex.” Alexandria shakes her head no and pleads again. Cash walks past her and puts his hand on the door knob when Alexandria grasps his arm.
“No! I’m not going to let you go to jail because your sister wants to ruin what we have. Please don’t let her.”
“From what I can see, she was telling the truth. Now get out of my way,” he says.
“No.” Alexandria grabs the gun and tries to get it out of Cash’s hand.
“Let go! Get away from me,” Cash shouts.
“Guys stop!” Amelia cries. She rushes downstairs.
Boom! Amelia freezes, and crumples to the floor.