Dragon Scale’s words rained on the customers’ parade. All of them were shocked.
At that moment, Thomas stepped out.
He also held a microphone and said to the people there, “Everyone, please rest assured. The food in Food and Medicine Hall is definitely healthy, so nothing will happen to you after you consume it. Please don’t let a scheming individual trigger you.”
A scheming individual?
Dragon Scale scoffed and said, “Thomas Mayo, you’re really skilled at bragging. Why? Aside from you, everyone else in the world is bad, huh? Your food isn’t clean, but you won’t let me speak about it?”
Thomas chuckled and firmly answered, “Before you accuse my food of not being clean, please show us your evidence. Do you think you can simply create rumors with words?”
Dragon Scale immediately said, “Evidence? Wow! You cut corners and bought poisonous Cloudy Peony as a replacement for Lovey Peony. Then, you turned it into food and shared it with the customers. You don’t take the customers’ lives seriously. Can someone like you be considered a human being?”
The people in Food and Medicine Hall were stunned. They knew that Cloudy Peony and Lovey Peony had extremely similar appearances, but Cloudy Peony was poisonous! If they ate it, they would either vomit and have diarrhea or just die. Therefore, after everyone heard Dragon Scale’s claims, they put down their spoons and spat all the food out of their mouths.
They dared not eat anymore.
Whether it was real or fake, it was better for them to be more careful. No matter how much they trusted Thomas, they dared not play around with their own lives.
Facing such a situation, Thomas remained very calm and aloof.
He raised his head and said, “Dragon Scale, are you trying to frame Food and Medicine Hall? It’s all right. You’re claiming that my restaurant isn’t clean and the food here is poisonous, right? Okay, let the Department of Health come over and investigate. I’d like to see whether our food is clean or not!”
Yet, Dragon Scale scoffed.
She waved her hand in dismissal and said, “We don’t have to wait for the Department of Health to come. Many people have already eaten your food. After such a long time of absorption, I believe the effects of the poison will take place in less than ten seconds. Let me count down the seconds now.”
“Ten, nine, eight, seven… Two, one. Time’s up!” Dragon Scale counted down from ten to one, and she confidently looked at the customers in Food and Medicine Hall.
She was very sure that these people would die from the poison. However, an awkward scene unfolded.
Everyone in Food and Medicine Hall was incredibly healthy. Besides looking a little anxious as a result of their fear, nothing was wrong with them.
That was strange…
Dragon Scale frowned. She did not understand it. Theoretically, there should be a reaction some time after they consumed the Cloudy Peonies. Even if the amount consumed was a little, it was impossible for nothing to happen.
What was going on?
Before Dragon Scale snapped out of her daze, something creepier and more awkward happened.
Everyone heard sounds of screaming, and they looked in the direction of the source. Only then did they realize that many people in the restaurant across the street were covering their bellies and lying on the ground.
Some people with mild symptoms were just rolling on the floor, some with serious symptoms were foaming at the mouth, while those in the most severe condition had their eyes closed.
No one knew if they were still alive.
Dragon Scale had insisted that the food in Thomas’ restaurant had been poisoned, but that very problem actually happened to the food in her own restaurant.
The food in her restaurant was not clean!
In an instant, everyone went forward and surrounded her as they demanded an explanation from her.
Dragon Scale panicked. She had initially wanted to deal with Thomas. Unexpectedly, she did not take Thomas down but ended up being framed by him.
She felt extremely embarrassed!
Thomas even took the chance to mock her. “Facts speak louder than words. Dragon Scale, no matter how good you are at speaking, you can’t change the truth!”