In Love, Never Say Never Chapter 1848
“It has nothing to do with me.” Nathaniel continued eating indifferently as if nothing had happened. “Trying to understand you is difficult enough, and I have no interest in other women.”
“You!” I was rendered speechless when I realized it was pointless to reason with him.
Without any time to think it through, I grabbed my bag and rushed toward the club.
On my way, I prayed that Quince and Lucas were terrible drivers so that I could beat them in getting there.
Unfortunately, luck wasn’t on my side, as I was held up by three traffic lights consecutively. By the time I reached the club, one hour had passed.
Sitting in the car, I was already looking around anxiously before I arrived at the entrance.
Since it was out of business hours, there was only a couple of staff coming in and out of the club. Moreover, it didn’t look like anything had happened.
With no time to waste, I stopped opposite the club, alighted, and prepared to walk in.
On my way there, I tried to call Summer but couldn’t get through. I wasn’t sure if it was just engaged, or she had changed her number. No matter what it was, I had to get to her as soon as possible.
Just when I was halfway across the street, I saw Summer coming out of the lobby with Jared beside her.
Didn’t he already leave? Since when did he come back?
Nevertheless, there was no time for me to think. All I wanted to do was to warn Summer. Hence, I yelled at the top of my voice, “Summer! Go back quickly!”
Due to how far I was, Summer turned around when she heard my voice but didn’t back away.
At the same time, one of the many cars parked in front of the club opened its doors.
Quince and Lucas suddenly appeared and aimed their guns at the club entrance.
“Run! Run!” I yelled, ignoring the passing cars.
The very next moment, their guns rattled away.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
Quince and Lucas unleashed a hail of bullets in Summer’s direction.
Just when my heart sank, Jared moved in front of Summer to shield her. In the blink of an eye, four to five bullets were peppered into his chest.
Many of the staff who happened to be around were also hit.
At the same time, a group of men in military uniform appeared out of nowhere and began firing.
Assailed by the fire, Quince and Lucas were shot and collapsed onto the ground in a pool of blood.
Before I could react, the piercing sound of a car honk grew increasingly loud in my ears.
The moment I turned, I saw a black sedan right in front of my eyes.
The next second, someone appeared from behind and pushed me to the ground.
With my head still spinning, I opened my eyes to be greeted by the sight of Ashton.
Before both of us could catch our breath, the car had already passed us by.
All that was left were the screams from the club.
The gun battle just now had caused quite a commotion. When the bystanders saw that the army had the situation under control, they surged ahead and formed a crowd in front of the club.
Meanwhile, Ashton helped me up and escorted me toward the crowd.
Many of the injured were brought into the club’s main hall. By the time we were inside, Jared had already stopped breathing in Summer’s arms.
Despite not saying a word, her eyes were already bloodshot. With tears raining from her eyes, anyone who saw her couldn’t help but feel equally saddened.
To Summer, who had never seen how Jared harmed Macy, the man in her arms was a beloved father to her.
Hatred was temporary, but blood was thicker than water.
Now that he had died for her before she had the chance to call him “dad”, she was filled with remorse that she could never get over.
Just when I wanted to comfort her, Ashton stopped me. “Let them be alone for a while.”
After all, that was the last time they would be together.
When the thought struck me, I figured Ashton must’ve shared the same sentiment.