Chapter 1387: Impulsive
“What? Are you going to take action again?”
Dustin glanced back and forth, giving a cold smile. “I initially saved your daughter, then gave you the prescription, and yesterday I even brought old man Christopher back from the brink of death.
I’ve done so much for you, and your Torby family doesn’t show gratitude. Now you want to repay kindness with enmity.
If this matter were to spread, what would happen to the reputation and face of your Torby family?”
Upon hearing this, Kevin and the others couldn’t help but change their expressions.
It was precisely because he considered the family’s reputation that he had instructed Scott to poison secretly.
In this way, even if something went wrong, he could make Scott the scapegoat and absolve himself of responsibility.
Now that Scott was dead, if he were to confront Dustin in public, he couldn’t guarantee that he wouldn’t leave any evidence behind.
Killing someone and repaying kindness with enmity, once that reputation spread, it would greatly affect the credibility of the Torby family.
After careful consideration, Kevin finally chose to step back temporarily.
“Sophia, what are you doing? Dr. Dustin has done us a favor. How can you speak ill of him like this? You have no manners! Step aside!”
Kevin first scolded Sophia, then pushed aside two martial arts experts who were blocking the way and approached Dustin with a smile. “Dr. Dustin, I’m truly sorry. My wife was just worried about her father-in-law’s health, so she spoke impulsively and may have offended you. Please forgive her.”
In some situations, the usual routine for husband and wife was for one to play the good cop, and the other the bad cop.
If threats worked, that would be the best outcome. If not, at least they wouldn’t completely ruin their relationship.
“It seems that there are still reasonable people in the Torby family. I thought you had no shame at all,” Dustin sneered.
Sophia was about to lose her temper, but Kevin stopped her with his eyes and then smiled at Dustin. “Dr. Dustin, we are deeply grateful for your great kindness. If you have any requests, please don’t hesitate to ask. As long as I can do it, I will do my best to fulfill it!”
“No need. I have no right to accept your gratitude, so I’ll take my leave.”
Dustin snorted and left directly.
If it weren’t for Kevin’s wise decision to cut his losses, he would have almost lost his temper just now.
He had always treated people with sincerity, but he didn’t expect the Torby family to repay kindness with enmity.
They were truly ungrateful.
It seemed like he needed to find a new partner.
The formula for the Jade Dew Ointment should not be given away for free to the Torby family.
“Kevin, why did you stop me just now?”
Watching Dustin’s departing figure, Sophia frowned slightly, appearing somewhat displeased.
“Sophia, you’re great in many ways. You’re intelligent, capable, and resourceful, but you’re just too impulsive.”
Kevin spoke earnestly, “Killing a little punk is easy, but if it affects the reputation of the Torby family, it’s not worth it. Besides, some matters don’t need to be brought out in the open. It’s not a good look. It’s best to resolve them discreetly, so as to avoid trouble.”
“I see. I know what to do now.”
Sophia nodded, and a glint of coldness flashed in her eyes.
“Never mind, you don’t need to worry about such a small matter. Let Benjamin handle it.”
Kevin’s gaze shifted, instructing, “Benjamin, handle this matter cleanly and without leaving any traces.”
Benjamin nodded and left.
At this moment, outside the gates of the Torby family residence.
Just as Dustin sat down in his car, his phone started ringing.
It was Dr. Elijah’s number.
When he answered, a hurried voice quickly came through, “Dustin! Something’s wrong! Healwell Clinic is on fire!”
“Something’s wrong? What happened?” Dustin was puzzled.
“I went for a run this morning and didn’t expect that when I came back, Healwell Clinic suddenly caught fire. It’s already burning!” Elijah sounded panicked.
“What? It’s on fire?” Dustin’s face changed, and he hurriedly asked, “What about Uncle Lorenzo? Is he okay?”
“The fire started on the first floor, and Master Lorenzo is still on the third floor. I can’t go up there. I can only wait for rescue,” Elijah explained.