It was 8:00 pm.
Inside Rose Cafe, Dahlia was seated by the window. She had both hands wrapped around her cup of coffee.
Her mood was heavy as she watched the rain fall outside. She looked exhausted.
Since last night, she had been in a trance and felt dispirited. All she could think of was Dustin and their memories.
She had tried so hard to mend their relationship. But whatever she did, it seemed to pull them further apart.
She slowly realized that Dustin seemed to care less about her now. He no longer put her first and considered her feelings either.
She was terrified at the thought that they had turned into enemies, especially after the decisive look he gave her last night.
Just then, Dahlia heard the sound bell hanging at the door. She turned her head instinctively and saw a familiar figure enter.
It was none other than Dustin.
“You’re here.” Dahlia’s eyes lit up, and she appeared more animated as she stood up.
“What did you call me here for?” Dustin took a seat stoically.
“We haven’t sat down and talked in a long time, have we?”
Dahlia had mixed feelings. “About last night, let’s clear up our misunderstandings.”
“Will you even believe me? Why should I waste my time if you won’t?” Dustin said impassively.
“So you won’t even talk to me anymore?” Dahlia frowned slightly.
“What do you want me to say? I made myself clear yesterday. I’m not going to repeat myself.” Dustin shook his head.
“I just hope you’ll tell me the truth and not hide anything from me,” Dahlia responded. sincerely.
“Alright, you want the truth? Then I’ll tell you everything from the start.
“First of all, Gavin is working together with Madam Alma. They were the ones responsible for your ambush. It was nothing more than a staged performance they arranged.
“Secondly, I investigated and found that Madam Alma is behind Regulus‘ comatic state. They
don’t need the Panax root to cure him. All they’re trying to do is to gain your trust and plot. something sinister.
“Finally, I was sent to Azkaban, all thanks to Gavin. An influential figure got me released, not him.
“From the start, he’s been a hypocrite sowing discord and causing trouble.
“He even had his men kill me, which resulted in the deaths of my men I consider brothers.
“This is everything that happened. Now, I’ve told you everything. The question is, do you believe me?”
Dustin poured out all their grievances and countered her with a question.
If Dahlia believed him, they could continue with the conversation. He found no reason to continue wasting his breath if she didn’t.
“Dustin, what physical proof do you have of Mr. Killian being a hypocrite?” Dahlia inquired cautiously.
“So, you still think I’m lying?”
Dustin scoffed. “Since you don’t believe me, what’s the purpose of this conversation?”
“It’s not that I don’t believe you. It’s just that those are serious accusations. You can’t just make empty claims,” Dahlia started reasoning with him.
Gavin was Dragonmarsh’s major general. He came from an affluent family and was morally upright. It was hard for her to accept that he was a bad person.
“Never mind, just forget I mentioned it.” Dustin shook his head in disappointment.
“If there’s nothing else, I’m leaving.” Then, he stood up and left.