Chapter 1385: Swish
With the flash of a blade, Scott’s neck was severed directly.
His head made a “thud” sound as it fell to the ground, rolling like a football for two rounds before coming to a stop.
His eyes widened like copper bells, his face filled with disbelief.
Until his death, he never expected that he would be killed not by Dustin but by his adoptive father.
Yes, Butler Benjamin, was his adoptive father.
When he was at his poorest and most destitute, Benjamin had saved him and brought him into the Torby family, giving him a place to stay.
He had always been grateful and had given his all.
So, when his adoptive father asked him to poison Dustin, he didn’t hesitate at all.
He felt that it was time to repay his debt.
He was so committed to gaining Dustin’s trust that he even risked his life by trying the poison himself.
And what was the result? A deadly strike from his adoptive father, Benjamin.
He truly couldn’t accept it!
Looking at Scott’s lifeless body, Dustin couldn’t help but furrow his brow slightly. He looked up at Benjamin and said coldly, “Benjamin, what is the meaning of this?”
“Doctor Dustin, I’m truly sorry for the scare you just experienced,” Benjamin immediately sheathed his sword and assumed a friendly demeanor, “I didn’t expect that there would be a traitor in the house. Fortunately, I discovered it in time and prevented a major mistake.”
“Is that so? Should I thank you then?” Dustin narrowed his eyes slightly.
Benjamin had appeared so quickly, indicating that he was prepared. The ruthless strike he had just made left no room for mercy, clearly intended to eliminate evidence.
However, Dustin couldn’t understand why the Torby family had suddenly turned against him.
“No need for thanks; protecting Doctor Dustin’s safety is our duty.”
Benjamin spoke without any sense of subservience, “To be honest, it’s my fault for not judging people correctly. I unwittingly accepted a traitor, nearly causing harm to you, Doctor Dustin. I am truly ashamed.”
“Butler Benjamin, I’m curious. I have no grievances with Scott; why would he try to harm me? Was he acting under someone’s orders?” Dustin raised an eyebrow, his tone carrying a hint of intrigue.
“Regarding this matter, I’m not entirely sure, but Doctor Dustin, please rest assured that we will investigate thoroughly and expose the mastermind behind this as soon as possible,” Benjamin assured.
“Hehe… Then I’ll have to trouble Benjamin,” Dustin chuckled without much warmth.
“It’s our duty,” Benjamin nodded slightly.
“What’s going on? Has something happened?”
At this moment, a loud voice came from outside the door.
Shortly after, Kevin and several others hurriedly entered.
When they saw Scott’s body, they all froze, wearing expressions of surprise.
“Master, Madam, Scott was bribed and attempted to assassinate Doctor Dustin with poison. Fortunately, I arrived in time, cleared the situation, and controlled it,” Benjamin explained briefly with his head slightly lowered.
Kevin quickly understood the situation and pretended to be angry, saying, “Hmph! This scoundrel dared to bite the hand that feeds him; he truly got what he deserved!”
After uttering those words, he turned to Dustin with a concerned tone, “Doctor Dustin, are you alright?”
“I’m fine; I just find it somewhat amusing,” Dustin replied indifferently.
“Amusing? What do you mean?” Kevin was puzzled.
“This Scott, despite knowing that I’m a doctor, resorted to poisoning as a means to harm me. Don’t you think he’s quite foolish?” Dustin smiled sarcastically.
“Yes… he’s quite foolish,” Kevin reluctantly agreed.
Beside him, Sophia furrowed her brow slightly but quickly composed herself.