One of the police officers wore a serious expression as he looked at Dylan and said, “George is in the hospital, and his emotions suddenly went erratic. The hospital has requested for his family to be
Dylan froze when she heard George’s name. She immediately shot up to her feet. “What happened to him?” she asked anxiously.
Melanie’s attention was originally on Peachie when Dylan, in a state of panic, grabbed Peachie’s arm and forcibly pulled her over. She did not even notice when the girl’s arm hit the edge of the table.
Melanie’s heart sank. As she looked at Dylan’s frail figure, she found it absurd. This was no longer Dylan. She was clearly just George’s dog. All George needed to do was give an order and she would obediently follow behind him.
Still pulling Peachie, Dylan rushed out. The police officers were left looking at Melanie in a dilemma. One of them then said, “You probably have to go to the hospital as well. George specifically named you and wants to talk to you in person.”
Yvonne replied, “No need. Why should we listen to an attempted murderer’s request? What right does he have? Let’s not go. Melanie, let’s go appeal straight away. We have all the evidence with us. I don’t believe it won’t work.”
The police officers‘ expressions became even more bitter than before. Melanie, who knew Dylan better than anyone, understood that if she did not go to the hospital, Dylan would likely find a way to
make a public spectacle of it.
“You go back first. I’ll go over to the hospital,” she said to Yvonne.
Yvonne frowned but still said she would accompany her.
Melanie initially thought Eugene would leave immediately. She did not expect him to come to the hospital as well. They could already hear George’s furious yelling, accompanied by various vulgar insults, before they even reached the ward.
Naturally, Melanie’s name was included, with occasional insults directed at Dylan as well. The police officers went ahead and opened the door. They gave a quiet warning, “Be mindful of causing a disturbance. Don’t disrupt other patients.”
After stepping aside, the police officers looked at Melanie and said, “You guys talk.”
The police officers stepped away and allowed Melanie a clear view of the scene inside. Dylan was sitting on the floor, completely soaked. There was shattered glass beside her. Peachie was standing in the corner, red–eyed as she bit her lip tightly.
Melanie looked at the chaos blankly. She had tried to advise Dylan and pull her away, but Dylan insisted on sinking into this swamp. It was not fair for her to blame others.
The reason for George’s sudden emotional breakdown was that the doctor had informed him
definitively of the test results. Melanie’s kick had damaged his nerves, causing him to lose all functionality in that aspect.
George looked at Melanie standing at the door, his hatred intensifying.
“You, just you wait. I’ll never let you off the hook!” His malevolent gaze was fixed on Melanie as his face filled with overwhelming hatred.
As he spoke, he ignored the pain in his body and quickly grabbed something from the table, throwing
it toward Melanie.
Already injured, Melanie did not manage to react quickly enough. When she finally noticed something flying toward her, an arm had already reached out in front of her.
A muffled groan followed. The object George threw turned out to be a fruit knife, and it fell to the ground with a clatter. [1
Melanie’s pupils contracted when she realized that George had thrown the knife directly at her face. If it were not for Eugene blocking it for her…
Melanie’s brows furrowed, and she quickly turned to look at Eugene beside her.