After sending Scarlett home safely, I should have left, but I did not want to. Sitting in the car, I kept looking towards her room.
I suddenly sensed that something was wrong. She should have entered the room, so why were the lights not turned on?
Thinking of that, I got off the car and walked towards her home.
Looking at the locked door, I hesitated for a while before I reached out to knock.
Even after a few minutes of waiting, she did not open the door.
Worried, I sensed that something must have happened to her because she did not open the door for a long time.
Taking a look at the door in front of me, I kicked it open without much thought.
Although the light in the room was very dim, I was able to make out what was going on. Scarlett was being kidnapped. “Calm down. What do you want? Money?” My heart jumped to my throat when I saw the man put a dagger to her throat.
He was wearing a mask and a hat with only his eyes revealed.
I tried to take a step forward, but he glared at me, tightening his grip on Scarlett while moving the dagger closer to her neck.
“I won’t move. Don’t hurt her.” I stepped back at once, not daring to take another step.
Scarlett winked at me, and I continued to speak, trying to distract the gangster.
As soon as he was a little distracted, she stomped on his foot, causing him to bow down in pain. She then took the opportunity to break free and run away from him. At the same time, I threw my briefcase at his face.
Seeing that his attempt had failed, he also escaped. Scarlett collapsed on the ground, gasping for air. “Are you okay?” I asked worriedly, holding her in my arms.
“I am fine.”
“I’ll turn on the light first.”
I patted Scarlett to comfort her before I walked to the door, and turned on the light. Light filled the room.
I helped Scarlett sit on the sofa. While nursing the wound on her neck, I suggested, “This house is not safe. You should stay in a hotel tonight.” Scarlett nodded in shock, and it was clear that she was terrified.
I sent her to a hotel after treating her wound. “You should be safe here. If anything happens, call me, and alert the hotel staff.”
“Thank you, Abner.” Her lips were a little pale, because she still had not recovered from the shock.
When I saw that she was trying to be strong, I wanted to give her a hug, but after thinking about it, I decided not to.
“Go to bed early, then. I’ll come to you tomorrow.” 2
“Thank you. Be careful on your way back. I’ll see you tomorrow.” Scarlett forced a smile while she bid goodbye to me.
I could not help but sigh as I despised myself for being such a coward. I had the urge to be with her, but I did not dare to.
Wiping my wet hair with a towel, I kept thinking about what just happened.
I could have died, if Abner had not been there to save me. 1
‘Who on earth would want me dead? Could it be… Rita? 2
That’s not possible, because even though she despises me, she would not be so cruel as to kill me.’ 4
I tossed and turned the whole night, unable to figure out who held a grudge against me.
The next morning, Abner came to pick me up and we had breakfast together. “Do you want to know who is trying to hurt me?” Seeing him hesitate, I asked before he said anything. Abner looked at me and nodded with a sigh.
“I suspect that it’s Rita.” I was being honest about my suspicion.
Abner tightened his grip on the knife and fork with coldness in his eyes. “Once we’ve had breakfast, let’s call the police, and check the local surveillance video.”
“Okay…” I accepted his suggestion after a moment’s hesitation.
I must investigate the issue. Since they had not succeeded in their attempt, they were certainly bound to try again. I would be at a disadvantage if the enemy continued to stay in the dark.
However, we didn’t find anything that entire morning. The situation was worse than we expected.
“It looks like… They are very cautious,” I said in a serious tone, massaging my temples.
“Since they chose to attack you, they must have been fully prepared.” Abner also seemed to be at a loss. He glanced at me and asked hesitantly, “Scarlett, if I say that Rita’s no longer ill, then will you believe it?”.
“What… What do you mean?” I couldn’t believe that at all. My head was buzzing. Abner explained, “I don’t have conclusive evidence now, so it’s just an assumption. Don’t take it too serio
Thinking about it, I gave him a nod.
I knew that he would not have mentioned it without a reason, so it was possible that he knew something. 3
Abner looked at his watch and said in a serious tone, “I have to go back now. You be careful. Don’t trust anyone easily.”
“Don’t worry. I’ll be careful. Have a good trip.” I smiled to reassure him, but that did not seem to work well at all.
Abner looked at me and scratched his head irritably. “If you’re in trouble, don’t try to handle it by yourself.”
“It’s okay. I’ll be careful. Besides, Nina will be back in a few days, so don’t worry about me.” I patted him on the shoulder to reassure him.
“Okay, I’m leaving now, but you must remember what I said,” Abner said helplessly with a worried look in his eyes.
“Well, have a nice trip.” Watching him leave, I stood in the cold wind, thinking about what he had just told me.
Since my previous house did not seem safe anymore because of the attack, I found a new house and moved in.
Just when I was finishing tidying up the room, Nina called me.
“Scarlett, am I not your friend? Why didn’t you tell me that you were attacked?” Nina asked as soon as I answered her call.
“Oh, I was scared, and I did not come to my senses until you called me. I was just about to call you, too. Don’t we have a telepathic connection?” Since I did not want to worry her, I joked.
“How can you joke so casually? I was almost scared to death when I heard what happened, you know?” Nina only got more anxious instead of feeling relieved.
“I’m not hurt, so don’t worry. Besides, Abner helped me when that happened,” I said with a smile.
“Why were you attacked all of a sudden? Has that guy been caught yet?” Nina asked with concern in a softened tone.
“Not yet, but the police are still investigating.” I said helplessly, taking a sip of water.
“Okay, be careful. Don’t go out alone. And remember to close the door and all the windows, even when you’re home, okay? Don’t forget to call me if anything happens. “Nina sounded like a worried mother over the phone.
“I know. Don’t worry. I’m fine,” I promised to her again. Although I was touched by her concern for me, I didn’t want to burden others.
Bye My Irresistible Love, Chapter 121 Being Attacked