When Stanley Batton asked the question, Xyla Quest immediately knew what he was trying to say.
“What do you think?” She asked softly as she smiled.
Indeed, Stanley was a smart person. It explained why he could work for his big brother as an important member of the gang.
“I think the same as you do,” Stanley said calmly. He was twirling his fingers around through the smoke.
“How do you know what I’m thinking?” Xyla asked.
After that, Xyla turned the car around with a seemingly trained motion as she spun the steering wheel and placed one hand against the car’s window frame. The way she was driving made her seem both beautiful and cool.
“That’s because you are very smart,” he said.
“You are also very smart. After all, you work for your big brother in a gang,” Xyla said.
“What are you going to do next?” Stanley asked after taking another puff from the cigarette. With the smoke waiting in front of his face, it was getting difficult to see clearly his facial expression.
“Investigate,” Xyla answered.
“Do you need help?” He asked calmly.
“What can you help me with?” Xyla asked.
“I’ve been on this path for a long time. At least I know some people,” Stanley said before flicking some ash out of the window naturally.
“Thanks, I think I’ll be fine on my own. However, I think there would be some difficulties along the way,” Xyla said confidently.
If May Conner intended to make the tables turn by making such sacrifices, she must have already planned the perfect storyline before acting.
May would not make it easy for anyone to expose her. Before the truth came out, May and Emily Quest would be able to prance around happily for a while.
Beep, beep, beep…
Right then, Jeremy Quest gave Xyla a call.
“Xyla, go to work at the headquarters from tomorrow onward. I’ve already handed over the position of the sales manager to you. Please keep an eye on things in the company after you start working. I might have to look after your aunt for the next couple of days and won’t be able to return to the office,” Jeremy said decisively.
“Okay,” Xyla said.
In the days which followed, everything went as Xyla had expected.
The culprit was still not caught. Not a single clue could be found about the case.
Meanwhile, May was able to convince Jeremy to forgive her and Emily completely by acting victim. In fact, she had even persuaded Jeremy to give her a villa in the city center. May had managed to re-establish her position in the family.
Meanwhile, Emily seemed to be much livelier around the house. In fact, Xyla began seeing Emily show up at her mother’s house a lot more frequently. Emily was always pretending to be an obedient girl in front of Jeremy.
Occasionally, Xyla could even hear the family’s joyful laughter from her balcony. As time went on, Tom Sullivan’s release from prison soon approached. Emily and her mother were overjoyed.
However, Xyla was so occupied that she did not have the time nor energy to think about their relationship with her father. Instead, Xyla asked Georgie Clementine to follow up with the police regarding the results of the investigation.
Since it was getting to the end of the year, Xyla had a lot of work to handle in X Entertainment as well as Quest Group. It was beginning to wear her down.
On one fine day, Xyla received a call from Jeremy when she got out from the Quest Group’s headquarters. Xyla picked up the call before quickly getting into her red Maserati.
“Hey, Dad,” she said.
“Xyla, do you remember that Tom was released from prison two days ago? Your aunt said that they couldn’t have a proper welcoming party because he was locked in there. Therefore, she wants to throw another welcoming party the day after tomorrow. When the time comes, we will be doing it at home. Some family members and close friends will be invited,” Jeremy said.
“Okay,” Emily said calmly.
“I know you don’t like Emily much. However, she is still your little sister. A lot of friends and family will be there. It won’t look good if you don’t show up. What do you think?” Jeremy asked.