Chapter 753 Perish Together
Every time Macy lit the lighter, Yerek’s heart skipped a beat.
He knew that those driven to madness could do anything, so he didn’t dare to provoke Macy further at that critical juncture.
“Anya’s death has nothing to do with me. You’re seeking revenge against the wrong person,” Yerek feigned composure. “You should be looking for Christina. She knows the truth of this matter more than anyone else.”
Macy didn’t trust Christina or Yerek.
She’d rather risk killing an innocent than let a guilty party go free.
Anya’s death was a fatal blow to her. Now that she was left all alone, the only thing that kept Macy going until that point was her quest to avenge her daughter.
Macy had always abhorred Yerek and Azure. She wanted to settle the old and new scores together. Even if she were going to hell, she would drag them down with her.
“Yerek, stop deceiving me. I already know the entire truth.” Macy glared at Yerek hatefully. “You conspired with that b*tch, Emilia, to kill Anya. Don’t think I don’t know the motive behind your scheming is to monopolize the wealth left by Nigel.”
How has Macy found out this ploy that had been so well hidden?
Yerek was bewildered, but he was adept at shifting blame. “I considered Anya my little sister, and her death also pained me. I would never go to the length of causing another person’s death for that bit of wealth. Besides, I hardly know Emilia, let alone conspire with her. On the other hand, Anya was very close to Emilia while she was still alive. Before her death, she and Emilia plotted to kidnap Christina. I was abroad at that time and knew nothing about the whole kidnapping process. You should meet with Emilia to get the full story. She’s one of the parties involved.”
“You’re lying. When Anya was still alive, you were double-dealing behind her back and were already involved with Emilia. You two schemed to cause Anya’s death! Even if Anya’s death has nothing to do with you, I will still send you and this old woman to accompany Anya in the afterlife because you owe me that much!” Macy uttered sternly.
Her heart-wrenching shrieks roused Azure from her unconscious state. When Azure opened her eyes and took in Macy’s menacing appearance, she almost passed out again in fright.
“Yerek, Yerek, you’re here. H-Hurry up and save me. Quickly capture this crazy woman!” Looking up and noticing Yerek, Azure shouted agitatedly as if she was holding onto her last lifeline.
Saying those words seemed to have exhausted all her energy as she panted weakly afterward.
Macy glared at her. “Shut up!”
Just then, Yerek seized the moment when Macy was distracted and rushed over to grab her wrist, trying to snatch the lighter.
However, Yerek had underestimated Macy’s ferocity. She resisted violently, biting and scratching him. Soon, his arm and face bore several bloody abrasions.
A hint of murderous intent flashed across Yerek’s menacing eyes. Steeling his resolution, he swung his fist at Macy’s head.
Macy was knocked to the ground, and at the same time, the lighter in her hand smashed heavily on the floor. In an instant, sparks flew everywhere.
Flame erupted and spread quickly, catching on Azure. In no time, half the living room was engulfed in a sea of fire.
Yerek backed away, retreating to the door.
“Yerek, save me… Help me! Hurry up and rescue me!” Azure struggled desperately. She crawled toward him with great difficulty, but the surrounding fire raged. She could only watch helplessly as the blaze cut off her escape route.
“Hahaha! All of you deserve to die!” Macy laughed hysterically. She sat in the middle of the fire with tears streaming down her cheeks. “Anya, I’ve avenged you. Fret not. I’m bringing them both down to hell to apologize to you now!”
Yerek booted the mansion door open and fled into the courtyard in panic.
A determined look flitted across his eyes as he turned around to glance at the luxurious mansion gradually devoured by the fire. It’s a good thing that Mrs. Lazuli is dead. She won’t be bothering me anymore.
Yerek felt unbearably tired, having to drag along a burden.
He figured he might stand a chance to succeed even if he were to act alone. Moreover, he still had a final trick left up his sleeve.
As the fire spread to the periphery of the mansion, Yerek took out his phone to call the police. “There’s been a murder and arson. I’m at…”
Within a few hours, the fire that had affected half the mansion area became trending news online.
The identity of the mansion’s owner was revealed by netizens. Moreover, due to the deceased being Azure and Macy, Barnaby and the Gibson family also became topics of heated discussion among the public.
While the online discussions were in full swing, Christina was wrapping up the final details of the fashion show.
When the last model showed up wearing Victoria’s masterpiece, Floral Goddess, it caused quite a stir. In addition, with Hera’s jewelry complementing the looks, the fashion show was a resounding success.
Lyle swiftly walked up to Christina’s side and spoke in an undertone. “Mrs. Hadley, Mrs. Lazuli and Mrs. Gibson died in a fire three hours ago. The major media outlets are reporting this news, and you and Mr. Gibson are also on the trending list.”
Hearing that, Christina uttered in shock, “Was the fire an accident or an act of malice?”
“It wasn’t an accident. Mrs. Gibson confronted Mrs. Lazuli in the mansion, and a conflict arose. Yerek was also present, and he was the one who called the police.”
Yerek called the police? That’s interesting. “What was Yerek doing there?” Christina probed further.
“According to the testimony Yerek provided to the police, Mrs. Gibson lured him to the mansion on the pretense that Mrs. Lazuli was injured and then tried to kill them, but he managed to escape.”
Christina knew very well Yerek must be involved in the two women’s deaths. Mrs. Lazuli and Macy’s existence had formed a threat to Yerek, so he took advantage of this fire to get rid of them!
“What was Barnaby’s reaction?”
“Old Mr. Stone rushed to the scene as soon as he received the news to deal with the aftermath. However, he refused to handle Mrs. Lazuli’s funeral for the reason that she wasn’t his wife, so it will be up to you and Mr. Gibson to take over.”
Christina curled her lips into a scornful smile and sneered, “Barnaby really knows how to play his cards.”
It wasn’t Lyle’s place to comment on his employer’s affairs, so he merely asked, “Are you sure you wish to take over, Mrs. Hadley?”
“No matter what, Mrs. Lazuli was my father’s mother and nominally my grandma. Regardless of how much I detest her, I should give her a proper send-off to avoid criticism. Go ahead and make the arrangements.”
Christina fiddled with the brochure in her hand as a brilliant idea popped into her mind. “We can’t let Barnaby off the hook so easily. Let’s recirculate and make trending the recent news about him and Mrs. Lazuli being seen together. She smiled faintly. Mrs. Lazuli harbored such undying affection for her old lover in her lifetime. Now that she’s dead, Barnaby must attend her funeral as a final act of goodwill no matter how reluctant he feels.”