Chapter 248 New Neighbor
“Haha! You’ve got quite the temper, huh? I like it.” The man took off his jacket and forcibly pounced on Elise. Elise was instantly filled with disgust, as if her stomach was churning. She kept struggling, but the other men came forward and pinned her down, so she couldn’t summon up her strength at all… Elise looked at the shabby roof above her head with her heart full of despair. As she slowly closed her eyes, a tear quietly rolled out of the corner of her eye… Bang! Just then, there was a loud bang, and Elise instantly opened her eyes. “Elise!”
Alexander called out to Elise loudly, but the scene before him caused his eyes to redden with rage. He strode forward and sent the man on top of Elise flying with a kick. Then, without the slightest hesitation, he took off his suit jacket and draped it on her. As Elise looked at the man before her through a mist of tears, feelings of grievance welled up inside her, and tears gushed from her eyes. Alexander’s heart ached terribly when he saw her like this.
“How dare you f*cking kick me? Guys, get him!” Alexander darted a cold glance at the men. He moved so swiftly that no one could see how he moved, and he knocked them flat in the blink of an eye. “F*ck, we can’t beat him! What should we do? Let’s run away…” The men quickly got up from the ground and ran to the door, only to see Brendan standing there with his back straightened. There was no warmth in his eyes as he folded his arms across his chest, saying, “Go on, keep running! Why aren’t you running?” The few men looked at each other for a while as they were at a loss for what to do.
At last, the man leading them quickly said, “Wait a minute, it’s all a misunderstanding! Please let us go this time. When we meet again in the future, I’ll definitely reward you for this.” Brendan’s lips curled up into a chilling sneer. “Misunderstanding? Reward? I’m afraid you’re not gonna have the opportunity anymore…” Before his voice faded, police sirens were heard wailing outside. “What do we do, bro? The police are outside. We have nowhere to run…”
Surprisingly, the leader of the group of men calmed down instead. “There’s nothing to worry about. We’re just gonna have a cup of tea at the police department. What else could happen, anyway? But today’s matter…” the man said before looking daggers at Brendan. “We’ll definitely kill you once we get out of the police department.” Brendan met the man’s gaze fearlessly, saying, “You’re not gonna have the opportunity anymore.”
When he finished his sentence, the policemen had arrived. The few men cooperated obediently when facing the policemen. After frog-marching the men into the police cars, a policeman came to Brendan and asked, “Did you call the police just now? Please come with us to have your testimony recorded at the police department.” Brendan looked at Elise nearby with worry in his eyes. Nevertheless, he cooperated with the police. “Alright, sir. I’ll be there right away.” It wasn’t until everyone had left that Alexander slowly crouched down and looked at Elise, who was trembling like a leaf before him.
With a look of pain in his eyes, he reached out and caressed her cheek. He whispered softly, “It’s okay. Everything’s fine now.” The next instant, Elise flung herself into Alexander’s arms, unable to hold back her tears. It didn’t take long before her tears formed a wet patch on his chest. “There, now. Nothing’s gonna happen since I’m here for you.” Elise slowly slipped out of Alexander’s arms while looking at him through a mist of tears. “Do you know I really was in despair at that moment? I was so scared…” Before she could finish her sentence, though, he leaned forward and silenced her with a kiss on her lips.
“Let’s not talk about it anymore. It’s time to go home.” Elise nodded. Alexander helped her up and looked her up and down. After making certain that there was nothing wrong with her, he went out carrying her in his arms. Neither of them spoke on their way back since Elise was still suffering from shock. She had no idea who would make such a cruel attempt on her life. When the car stopped at the neighborhood where Elise currently resided, Alexander held her hand and said, “We’ve arrived.
Let’s get out of the car.” “Okay.” Elise opened the car door and got out of the car. The couple walked side by side toward the lobby before taking the elevator to Elise’s apartment. After opening the door to her apartment, Elise turned sideways to make way for Alexander, saying, “Come in.” Alexander went in after her. At this moment, Elise no longer seemed as panicky as before. She became unusually calm. After setting aside the shock just now, she was able to calm herself down.
After a long time, she asked, “You… How did you know I was in trouble?” Alexander explained truthfully, “I saw that you had yet to come back, so I called you on your cell phone, but your cell phone was switched off. So, I asked Brendan…” He then summarized the rest of the story in a few sentences. After listening to his words, Elise merely replied, “Oh,” in a soft voice without saying anything else. Finally, she said, “Thanks. If you hadn’t shown up in the nick of time… the consequences would’ve been too ghastly to imagine.” Alexander came forward and took her hand.
“That’s why it’s dangerous for a lady like you to live alone out here. Wanna consider moving back with us?” Elise turned down the suggestion without thinking. “No, it’s not necessary. I’ll be more careful in the future so that such a thing won’t happen again.” Alexander seemed to have predicted such an outcome. Luckily, he had made preparations in advance. “Since this is what you wish, I’ll respect your decision. It’s getting pretty late. Go wash up and go to bed early.” Elise looked up at the clock on the wall and realized that it was already past midnight.
As it was indeed getting late, she said, “You should go back and rest early, too.” However, Alexander fixed his eyes on her face, asking, “Are you sure you’re gonna be fine on your own?” Elise nodded. Inwardly, though, she felt somewhat nervous. Seeing her reaction, Alexander said, “Well then, I’ll be leaving. Call me if there’s anything.” With that, he stretched out his hands and hugged her for about ten seconds before letting her go. “See me to the door, would you?” Elise didn’t turn his suggestion down. She showed him to the door and said, “I’ll get the elevator for you.”
However, just as she was about to press the elevator button, Alexander suddenly reached out and grabbed her. Then, he took a key out of his pocket and opened the door to the apartment next door in an unaffected manner. “Hi! Nice to meet you, my new neighbor.” Elise was stupefied at the sight of the scene. Her mouth agape, she stared at the opened door, asking, “Y-You’re my new neighbor?” “So? Would you like to visit your neighbor’s new home?”
Elise’s eyes instantly flickered with a hint of surprise. “W-Why did you move out as well?” Alexander smiled before explaining with a look of resignation, “Well, my girlfriend wants to stay here. I’m worried since she’s staying alone, so I moved here to keep her company.” Elise looked at him as her face finally broke into a faint smile. She stepped forward, stretched out her hands, and hugged him. “Hi, my new neighbor.”
Alexander reached for her head and stroked her hair. He asked again, “Are you sure you’re not gonna visit my place?” Elise poked her head out and looked at the apartment. In reality, she was a bit curious about what Alexander’s apartment would look like, but they would be staying together in the same room in the middle of the night if she visited his place. Well… What if we start making out by accident?