Chapter 1115: The Unraveling Trust
Shiela chuckled self-deprecatingly. “If you truly considered me a friend, why did you harm my cousin? Why did you kidnap me? Why did you do all these things?”
“I…” Dustin was momentarily tongue-tied. He had explained the situation twice, but it was evident that Shiela didn’t believe him. Or perhaps, she already saw him as a criminal. No matter how he explained or proved himself now, it wouldn’t make a difference. Once the seed of doubt was sown, trust was irrevocably lost. He had learned this lesson long ago.
“What’s the matter? Can’t find the words? Realizing you’re in the wrong?”
“It seems my father was right. Your previous actions were all fake, all with ulterior motives, all for your own gain!”
“I thought you were someone special, unlike those ordinary people who crave vanity.”
“But now I see I was wrong, terribly wrong.”
“You’re no different from those who intentionally got close to me. You’re just better at disguising yourself, better at deceiving people.”
“You’ve fooled me, a naive fool, made me unable to distinguish the truth, and nearly turned me against my family!”
“Dustin! I hate you! I hate you!”
Shiela almost shouted the last sentence, tears streaming uncontrollably down her face. She had approached Dustin with sincerity, believing she would receive the same in return, but all she got was deception.
She couldn’t understand what she had done wrong.
In the face of her accusations, Dustin first seemed surprised, then shook his head with a faint smile. He knew that Shiela had already made her choice. When it came to family versus friends, she had chosen family. That was understandable, so there was no point in getting angry.
“Miss Murray, I’m sorry to have disappointed you,” Dustin said without explaining or defending himself further. His gaze gradually turned cold. “Actually, you’re right. I am someone who craves vanity, just an ordinary person. But I have never lied to you. Of course, that doesn’t matter anymore.”
“I have nothing else to say to you. I just hope you’ll be more cautious in the future and be careful of the people around you. Otherwise, you might end up in trouble.”
“Now that you’re safe, I’ve fulfilled my duty to General Murray. Your future path is up to you alone. No one can help you.”
“Take care of yourself. Goodbye.”
With those words, Dustin turned and walked away without any hesitation, and the powerful pressure emanating from him forced everyone to make way for him.
As she watched Dustin’s departing figure, Shiela suddenly felt anxious. She reached out her hand as if to stop him but didn’t know how to say what was on her mind.
She had a vague premonition that she might have missed something important.
The relationship between the two, which had finally been brought closer, was completely shattered in this moment. From now on, they would become strangers.
“Shiela, I’ve told you before, Dustin is not a good person. Now that you’ve seen his true colors, it’s finally clear. Keep your distance from him in the future. This kind of trash is not worthy of you!” Vivian added fuel to the fire.
“That’s right, Shiela. Luckily, you’ve realized it in time. Otherwise, if you continue to be deceived by him, you’ll definitely regret it. You saw it just now; this guy was willing to commit murder in public. He’s simply evil!” Chase continued to provoke.
Shiela sighed lightly, her expression complex. Although she felt a bit upset, she ultimately restrained herself. In the end, the difference between them was too great. Even without these events, they couldn’t have had a deep connection. They simply belonged to different worlds.