Jasper and Alyssa’s faces fell. Alyssa felt her chest tighten. “Did Tristan turn himself in?”
“Yes. He has also turned in all evidence against Sophia. Every one of them is devastating to the Beckett Group. Javier Beckett’s blood pressure will go through the roof if he sees it. Simon Lynch could try all he wants, but he’ll never be able to save Sophia.”
Despite the good news, Alyssa couldn’t muster any joy. Jasper, sensing her distress, embraced her. “I know you won’t feel like eating now. Let’s head to the police station, I’ll heat up the food when we get back.”
She leaned into his chest, nodding with a troubled expression.
Tristan sat calmly in the interrogation room, with just a wall
separating him from Sophia. His composure was the exact site of Sophia’s hysteria.
“Sir, that’s all I have to report regarding the details of my drug a with Sophia,” Tristan concluded.
Cyrus studied his face and wondered, “Mr. McAlister, you should know that you’re in deeper trouble than Sophia. You’ll be charged with drug distribution and face a longer prison sentence.”
“Mr. Cyrus, I know.” Tristan seemed unfazed.
“But why?” Cyrus could not overtly ask the question because of his job, but Tristan knew what he was curious about.
Tristan could have chosen silence, and the police couldn’t have done anything to him even if Sophia had ratted him out, as she did not have
“You must have sacrificed yourself for someone you care deeply about,” Cyrus speculated, Alyssa’s face flashing in his mind.
Tristan merely smiled. “Looks like you’ve guessed it. What a
coincidence. I have the same person in mind.”
His joy-filled smile resembled someone infatuated with a newfound campus crush..
Cyrus appeared stunned but eventually sighed. “Understood.”
“No, you don’t. No one would ever understand my pure and complex feelings for her,” Tristan declared with a proud smile.
Soon, Alyssa and Jasper arrived at the police station and were shocked to learn that Tristan had refused to meet with them.
She immediately understood Tristan was planning to sacrifice himself without looking back. The more she ruminated about it, the more guilty she felt.
From the start, Jasper had his arm around her shaking shoulders. He gently comforted her. “Lyse, don’t panic. I’ll hire the most renowned attorney, way better than Simon Lynch, to defend Tristan. We’ll try our best to fight for a reduced sentence.
“When he’s released, we’ll make sure that he has a way to make a living. Even if he can’t go back to the medical profession, I’ll find him. another job. He will not be neglected.”
His words of solace didn’t provide much help at the moment, but his presence consoled her.