Jack hadn’t spoken a word since Rachel came in. And now, the first sentence he said to her were to make her stop.
Upon hearing that, Rachel looked at him with a sneer.
Moments ago, when Alice threw that vase at her, Rachel noticed that Jack wanted to stop Alice, but eventually he sat back down and did nothing.
But when the vase hit Alice, making her knock down the shelf by accident, he stood up faster than everyone else. He rushed to Alice’s side, shielding her from the falling glass bottles.
As a matter of fact, when Rachel was on her way here, she recollected every memory she had of the past. Everything happened so fast and was so overwhelming, so she thought she might’ve forgotten something nice about Jack.
Unfortunately, no matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t remember anything good her father had ever done for her.
Both Jack’s words and actions just now confirmed her point.
“Dad, I just have some questions to ask the police officers. Why are you so nervous?”
After hearing what Caroline said earlier, the policemen felt that Rachel was looking to cause trouble. One of them asked impatiently, “What is it?”
Rachel looked at him, smiling and looking so pure.
When the policeman saw her innocent smile and charming eyes, he began to doubt whether she had really hurt someone.
“Sir, does the owner of a house have the right to allow and prohibit anyone to enter their house?” Rachel spoke unhurriedly. The sound of her voice sounded like music to their ears.
“Of course.” The policeman frowned because he found the question meaningless.
“What if someone is living in a house, but the owner has never agreed to letting them live there? Is it called trespassing? Should the owner call the police on these people?” Rachel blinked innocently.
“It is trespassing. And of course, the owner should call the police. Why are you asking such questions with obvious answers? It’s a complete waste of our time!” The police’s patience had worn thin.
Rachel snapped her fingers and said, “Thank you for your answer, sir. In that case, please help me drive these people away from my home, and my problem will be solved.”
Everyone was dumbfounded.
Caroline was the first to realize what Rachel was implying. In an unnatural voice, she said, “Rachel, what are you talking about? I know you’ve always had a problem with me and Alice, but you need to stop this. If you have any grievances and complaints, just let me know and I promise you we’ll adjust our behaviors accordingly. And as for what happened this time, I’ll ask Alice to apologize to you, okay? These policemen must be very busy. You shouldn’t—”
“Oh, don’t worry, Caroline. I’m not gonna forget about what Alice has done, but she’ll have to wait her turn, okay?” said Rachel.
Caroline didn’t get to finish talking, and it got on her nerves.
At this point, Alice lost her temper again. “Rachel Bennet! You have no right to kick us out of here! If there’s someone that should be driven away, it should be you!” After saying that, Alice said to the police, “This woman was no longer part of our family a long time ago. Weren’t you just talking about trespassing? Well, that woman is trespassing in our house! You should arrest her!”
“Alice! That’s enough! Your father owns this house, and Rachel is your sister. Your father has not made a decision yet, you can’t…” Caroline tried to stop her daughter from talking.
Alice turned to Jack; her eyes filled with tears. “Dad, are you really just going to sit idly by and watch Rachel walk all over me like that? Look at me! I’m injured! The
second she got here, she has been plotting to drive us out of our house. Who the hell does she think she is?”
Jack was livid. He had been trying to suppress his anger since Rachel stepped in. Now that he had seen his wife, and daughter being pushed around, Jack could no longer hold himself back.
“Rachel, get the hell out of my house! You’re not welcome here!”
Those words rang in everyone’s ears.
Rachel felt a pang in her heart, and for a second, she was almost overwhelmed by sadness.
But those emotions somehow felt a bit strange to her at the moment. Before she could even begin to think about it, Alice reached out to grab her wrist, intending to drag her out of the house.
Rachel’s eyes darkened. She twisted her own hand to grab Alice’s wrist even tighter and snapped it.
“Argh!” Alice bellowed. The crisp sound of cracking bones signified that her wrist had been dislocated.
“Rachel Bennet!” Jack growled.
The policemen’s faces darkened. They had no idea that Rachel would attack others in front of them!
The faint suspicion of whether she could really hurt others had now dissipated.
Rachel let go of Alice’s wrist, glaring at her. Afterwards, she turned to the police and asked, “Sir, you saw what just happened, right? She tried to attack me, and I defended myself. Isn’t that right?”
“You dislocated her wrist! That’s excessive use of self-defense!” One of the policemen walked forward, intending to arrest Rachel.
He thought that if he didn’t teach her a lesson, it would bring shame to his honor as a police officer!
Rachel wore a faint smile as Andy stood in front of her with open arms. “According to the twentieth term of the criminal law of our country, if a person’s use of self-defense caused great injury, then it is classified as an excessive use of force. Miss Alice Jenkins tried to hurt my client, Miss Rachel Bennet. My client made sure that she wouldn’t get hurt, for she didn’t know what her assailant, Alice Jenkins, would do to her next. In addition, my client did not cause excessive damage to Miss Jenkins.”
Andy put on a stern expression and continued, “Therefore, good sir, what my client has done is within the bounds of self-defense.”
“Who are you?” The policeman stopped in his tracks, eyeing Andy up and down.
As a matter of fact, Andy was right. Alice was the one who started the fight. Although Rachel dislocated Alice’s wrist, it was justifiable to say that she only did it to prevent Alice from hurting her more.
Andy took out his business card and gave it to the police. “I’m Andy Torres, Miss Bennet’s lawyer.”
The policeman looked at the business card and asked, “I seem to recall that you were the one who called us, right?”
“Yes.” Despite being under the police’s stern gaze, Andy showed no sign of timidity. He just nodded at them firmly, looking them dead in the eye.
“Did you call the police to report that your client had hurt someone?” the other policeman asked in disbelief. ‘What kind of weirdoes have we come across today?
Is this lawyer trying to report his own client?’
“Of course not,” said Andy.
“Then why did you ask us to come here?” The police had now lost their patience, and they sounded more and more impatient. If they weren’t concerned that something might happen later on, they would’ve left already!
“The reason I called you over has been made clear by my client,” replied Andy.
“What?” the policemen asked in unison.
“Officers, please drive these people out,” he added. Afterwards, Andy handed a document to the police. “Drive them out on the grounds of trespassing.”