Chapter 362: It Was You!!
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
As soon as she said that, all the servants in the room looked at Yvonne.
Yvonne’s eyes widened and she tensed up nervously. Then, she took a deep breath and said steadily, “Isn’t that my mosquito repellent, Mdm. Florence? Why did you take it?”
Florence was stunned.
In a split second, she understood everything!
She looked at the pill in shock and then at Yvonne again. She felt as if her mind had become totally blank in this instant.
Was the woman standing in front of her really the Ms. Yvonne she had always thought of as gentle, generous, and understanding?
How could she lie… How could she lie?!
She had clearly told her that it was a Carefree Pill and told her to give it to Old Maddy, causing him to almost die!
Yvonne, however, took a step back. “Mdm. Florence, w-why are you looking at me like that?”
Why she was looking at her like that…?
Florence took a deep breath, and she suddenly made a decision.
By the time Nora woke up, it was already bright outside.
She opened her eyes slowly, feeling as if there were needles stabbing her in the head. Her brows drew together, and she reached out her fingers and pressed them against her head. She was about to say something when a pair of strong, warm hands pressed against her head and gently massaged her temples.
The pain slowly eased, and her tightly-knitted brows finally relaxed. She looked at the man giving her a massage.
Justin was still wearing the same clothes he wore the day before. From the looks of it, he hadn’t left the whole night?
Despite not having slept a wink all night, the man didn’t look dispirited at all. Only the corners of his eyes revealed some fatigue.
Under the dim light of the interrogation room, his beauty mark lost some of its usual fierceness and became a little more alluring.
She unwittingly thought of how the man had held Morris hostage and told her to leave the day before. She stretched, stood up, and asked casually, “Weren’t you afraid that I would flee?”
A smiling Justin looked at her and replied, “You wouldn’t.”
Nora paused in her stretching and asked, “Why? Because of the children?”
“Of course not,” Justin took out a handkerchief and handed it to her, “It’s because you said that you’re in love with me.”
The corners of her lips spasmed. She took the handkerchief from him and wiped her face casually. Then, she heard him say, “Just kidding. It’s because I know you’re not someone like that.”
She froze again.
To be honest, the two of them hadn’t really spent that much time together ever since her return to the States. In fact, the man wasn’t even aware of many of her mysterious identities.
In spite of that, he had trusted her even in a situation like this.
She put down the handkerchief that she was wiping her face with. For some reason, as she gazed at the man’s handsome face, her heart suddenly skipped a beat.
She hastily turned away and asked, “Is there anything to eat?”
She had slept all the way till now after she came back the night before, and had been asleep for a full fourteen hours. Although she was still sleepy, she had to get up and replenish some energy. Otherwise, her body wouldn’t be able to take it.
“Yes, there is.”
The man replied calmly. After taking out his cell phone and sending a message, someone opened the door and came in with a cart of food.
Morris, who had hurried over upon hearing that Nora had awakened, seemed trouble as his lip corners spasmed at the sight.
Those two… They were totally treating the interrogation room like it was a hotel, weren’t they?
Not only had the man prepared bedding, but he had brought a washbasin and toiletries over when Nora was still asleep. In fact, he had even brought carts of piping hot food into the room early in the morning.
Every half an hour as the food turned cold, he would distribute them to the people in the police station.
Justin was doing this so that Nora would have fresh food to eat whenever she woke up!
Morris had never seen anyone who spoiled their wife more than Justin did!
He entered the room. He was about to speak when Justin suddenly held his hand up and stopped him. He said, “Captain Ford, wait till she’s done eating if you have something to say, lest she gets indigestion.”
He pulled a chair over and sat on it.
The interrogation room was clearly his home ground, yet the two of them were so relaxed that it was as if they were in a hotel instead. After finishing her breakfast leisurely, Nora finally looked at Morris and asked, “Captain Ford, is there any progress in the case?”
“Yes, there is.”
Morris said, “The person who poisoned Old Maddy is Florence Stone. We have brought her back with us. She’s in the interrogation room next door.”
As soon as he said that, Justin said, “That poison isn’t something an ordinary servant can easily obtain, is it?”
Morris nodded. “You’re right. She took the medicine from Yvonne Smith’s room.”
Nora frowned. “And then?”
Morris said, “It’s relatively difficult to convict Yvonne Smith of the crime. As there is no real evidence to prove that it was Yvonne Smith who made Florence Stone poison Old Maddy, what she did was, at best, tricking someone into committing a crime. Also, Stone… has admitted to doing it on her own.”
She had admitted to it?
Nora suddenly said, “I’ll go and talk to Florence.”
In the interrogation room.
Nora saw Florence, who had been detained.
She looked tired and haggard as if she hadn’t slept a wink all night because of fright. However, when she saw Nora, the look in her eyes suddenly became fierce and savage.
Nora went straight to the point. She merely asked, “Why?”
Why was she taking the rap for Yvonne?
Florence definitely wasn’t the one who had poisoned Old Maddy.
The woman displayed all her emotions in the open and was also a direct and straightforward person who had ridiculed and mocked Nora at home. She was very protective of Ian in everything she said, so there was absolutely no way she would do anything to bring shame to the Smiths.
Florence understood what she meant.
She sneered, “Because she’s the old sir’s daughter. Even if she’s just an adopted daughter, she’s still his daughter, whereas you bring shame to him!”
Florence lowered her head. “I am indebted to the old sir. There’s nothing I can do to repay him except for this.”
Nora frowned. “But she’s not a good person.”
“So what if she’s a good person? And so what even if she’s a bad person?!” Florence became agitated. Her eyes reddened as she stared at Nora. “Back then, your mother was also a good person! She saved so many people! I had also thought she was a good person, so why did she betray the old sir? Do you have any idea how he lived all these years?!”
The Smiths didn’t know anything about the conversation between Florence and Nora in the police station.
Joel was sitting in the study with his gaze lowered.
The door opened, and Yvonne walked in uneasily. “Were you asking for me, Joel?”
Joel looked up. “There’s no way Mdm. Florence would poison Old Maddy. Both you and I know that very well.”
Yvonne bit her lip and simply refused to admit to it. She said, “What do you mean by that, Joel? I don’t understand what you’re saying. Even Mdm. Florence herself has already admitted to it. I—”
But before she could finish, Joel had already cut her off. He said, “Uncle Ian hates people who violate the law and break rules the most.. Even if you’re his daughter, you’re not allowed to do that! Mdm. Florence may not expose you, but the Smiths will never tolerate and condone such vileness!”