Chapter 45 Do You Think I’d Believe That?
“Someone just hit Mrs. Cornell in the head with a baseball bat Conner spouted nonsense with a straight face as he slowed down the car. I wonder if she’s bleeding”
When Brayden heard that, he subconsciously looked out the window.
When he saw the scene over there, his eyes widened in shock.
He saw six baseball bats being brought down in Alison’s direction. Meanwhile, everyone had vicious looks on their faces as if they were trying to kili her.
Before his brain could respond, he was already saying, “Stop the car!”
“Understood.” Conner immediately pulled up by the road.
Brayden opened the car door and dashed across the road. Fortunately, there wasn’t much traffic at this hour, or it would’ve been dangerous.
Conner stood where he was, unmoving.
As a proper a**istant, he had learned not to drag people down.
He wasn’t good at fighting, so he decided that it would be better if he just stood there and waited for Brayden and Alison to come over.
Meanwhile, Alison was so engrossed in the fight that she didn’t notice the car nearby.
When the six baseball bats were coming for her, she toppled two men without hesitation, then swung the bat in her hand.
Bang, bang, bang!
Loud sounds were heard, and several men toppled to the ground.
Alison’s eyes were cold as she looked at the few men who were still standing, then said, “Aren’t you coming at me?”
“Go…” Their leader took a step backward, stuttering, “Get her, all of you.”
“Boss, we can’t.”
“This woman is too good at fighting!”
“Didn’t the employer say that she doesn’t know how to fight?”
“What do we do?”
The remaining few were terrified.
The men who had been beaten up stood at the back with bruised faces, staggering. If one looked closely, one could see the fear in their eyes.
“What do you mean? You have to fight even if you can’t win!” The leader spoke quickly. “Think of the 150,000 and how long that amount will last you.”
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“But we have to be alive to spend that money, someone said.
With Alison’s moves like that, the men would either be beaten to death or crippled.
“Breaking all four limbs would cost you more than 500,000 Alison did not continue fighting them, for she wanted to know who was behind this. “If you tell me who hired you, I’ll give you 100,000 cach
The crowd was stunned.
What was more, they didn’t have to risk getting caught, being beaten to death, or ending up crippled.
“Boss, this is quite the deal-”
“What deal?” The leader didn’t realize that he was falling into Alison’s trap. “If our employer knows that we’ve been bribed, we’d be sent to jail!”
“What do you suggest we do, then?”
“Didn’t you say that 100,000 will last us a long time?”
The crowd was already agitated.
Their leader heaved. What else could he do?
“I didn’t know Julia would be so capable.” Alison continued setting up a trap as she glanced at the men. “Or does she know your weaknesses?”
The men were bewildered.
They exchanged glances in confusion, for they had no idea why Julia was being mentioned.
Just as they were about to speak up, the leader suddenly came to his senses.
With a strong rival like that, anyone would be a fool not to bag that 100,000!
“Julia? We have no idea what you’re talking about.” The leader gave the people next to him a look, then started acting.
The others immediately understood what he was getting at, and everyone scrambled to talk.
“Boss, now that things have come to this, there’s no point in pretending anymore. She already knows about it, anyway.”
“We’ve already spilled the beans just now.”
“Yes, Miss Shaw is the one who sent us to beat you up. Your existence is getting in her way.”
Alison glanced at the crowd. They were good at playing along.
Just as she was about to expose them, a low voice suddenly rang out, serious and calm. “It couldn’t have
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Alison was stunned.
The men subconsciously looked toward the source of the voice.
When they recognized the person, their faces turned pale as they stuttered, “M-Mr. Cornell..”
Brayden was still wearing his black suit, and the buttons on his sleeves looked extra mysterious under the streetlights. Though he was blessed with good features, Brayden’s face was cold as he looked at the leader and asked. “Who are you guys?”
“W-We…” The men were stuttering, but they couldn’t be blamed for chickening out.
After all, Brayden’s aura was simply too strong!
“I’ll either send you guys to jail or the hospital.” When Brayden said that, he was emotionless. “Take your pick.”
The crowd was shocked.
Couldn’t he have more mercy?
Their hearts were in a terrified mess.
“Miss Lambert was the one who asked us to play along.” A man in a white t-shirt spoke up for the first time throughout the ordeal.
Alison’s gaze fell upon
At one glance, she could tell that he was the man with the phone in the alley just now.
The others also spoke up in delayed realization.
“Oh, yes, that’s right!”
“She knew that you’d be pa**ing by, so she asked us to pretend like we were beating her up, so when you came oyer, she could accuse Miss Shaw of doing this.”
“Mr. Cornell, please understand where we’re coming from.”
If Alison still couldn’t figure out the men’s objective by now, she would have lived her life in vain.
Those words gave her a vague idea of the person hiding behind the scenes, targeting her.
Brayden’s aura grew more serious as he fixated his chilly gaze on Alison. With an extremely strong sense of oppression, he asked, “Why did you do that?”
believe them?” Alison was a little surprised.
Brayden’s thin lips were pursed into a tight line as he stayed silent.
Why wouldn’t he believe that?
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The men were all wielding baseball bats, and they were all trained.
Even if Alison had worked as a bodyguard for the young lady of the Lambert Family, it didn’t mean she could fight so many people as a lone woman Based on what he had seen while inside the car, even he might not have been able to avoid all of them without a scratch.
However, between the few seconds he opened and closed the car door, Alison had already defeated the
Before he arrived at the scene, the man in the white t-shirt glanced at him, then uttered those words. Brayden heard moments ago.
If this were a coincidence, he refused to believe it.
“This has nothing to do with me.” Alison didn’t like being framed. “I came out to buy something, but they blocked my path in the alley over there. I didn’t want more trouble, so I ran over here, but I didn’t think they’d run after me.”
“Do you think I’d believe that?” Brayden’s tone sank even more.
Alison said calmly, “It’s your business whether you believe it or not. This has nothing to do with me.”
She was explaining herself since those people were spinning lies.
As for Brayden’s decision to believe her or not, that was his problem. The results would prove who the fool was.
“People would typically run toward crowded places when they get ambushed. Why didn’t you run toward your community, choosing to run to a desolate place like this instead?” Brayden interrogated, “There are at least a few hundred yards between this spot and the alley. Could you have even outrun them?”