Brooke never even charged a penny for treating the poor. He believed he had a clear conscience before God and his patients.
He could never have imagined that the good deeds he had done all his life would lead to this. It was disheartening to think how half of his life’s work had been reduced to nothing but ashes by someone.
“Dr. Busch, even though I can’t be completely certain, I do have a suspect in mind,” Dustin suddenly said.
“Who is it? Which evil person did such a thing?” Brooke’s blood boiled.
“The Swansons,” Dustin spat out coldly. “The Swansons?” Brooke was taken aback, appearing deep in thought. Although they had no proof, Dustin’s accusation was not baseless.
In order to gain control of Harmony Healers, they employed various means, including coercion and bribery, to achieve their goal.
Even Ziggy, who caused a scene at Harmony Healers two days ago, was sent by the Swansons. The Swansons was the prime suspect in setting the fire.
“They destroyed Harmony Healers just because they couldn’t get their hands on it? They’re absolutely despicable!” Brooke was shaking in anger. How could he not be angry when decades of his hard work were reduced to ashes?
Suddenly, a white Maserati came to a stop by the roadside. The passenger door opened, and Zion stepped out. He ran to the rear door, courteously assisting Ezra and Eleanor out of the car.
Meanwhile, the firefighters were still working hard to extinguish the flames. Dark smoke enveloped the area, and dust swirled in the air. Ezra stepped out with an umbrella, shielding Eleanor from the intrusive sunlight.
“Oh my, what’s going on here? Why is the building up in flames?” Ezra covered his mouth and nose with a handkerchief and put on a surprised front.
He continued in a sarcastic tone, “Oh, Dr. Busch, how can you be so careless? Just look at this. The most famous clinic in South City was destroyed just like that. What a pity!”
“You-!” Brooke gritted his teeth. He was about to retort when he noticed several bodyguards standing behind Ezra.
The Swansons were an influential family with deep roots in South City. Even if they were responsible for the fire, there wasn’t much he could do.
There was no way Brooke could take them on. Firstly, he didn’t have the evidence. Secondly, he wasn’t strong enough to fight them.
“Dr. Busch, you’re getting old. It’s time for you to retire anyway. What’s the point of holding onto Harmony Healers so dearly?
“In my opinion, the fire was probably a blessing in disguise. You finally can enjoy a peaceful retirement.”
“So, you were the one who started the fire,” Dustin suddenly accused. “Hey there! Watch your words. I can sue you for defamation with your baseless accusations.” Ezra smirked.
“Dustin, we meet again.” Eleanor approached him with mixed feelings.
“Thank you for treating my grandfather. The Welchs owe you a favor.”
“I can’t afford such a favor,” Dustin replied nonchalantly. “What?” Eleanor frowned slightly before regaining her composure. She took out a check and wrote a few figures on it.
Passing it to Dustin, she said, “This is a check for two million. Consider it a token of appreciation from the Welch family.
“Two million?” Dustin received the check and glanced at it. He then continued impassively, “Ms. Welch, you’re quite generous. It is as expected of an heiress of a wealthy family. Unfortunately, I’m not interested in your money.”
With that, he raised his hand. The check glided with the wind before landing precisely in the fire, turning into ashes.