It was around eight when they left the hotel. That was pretty early.
Sophia looked out of the window and noticed the road was crowded with cars. Suddenly, she was reminded of Charlize’s words and couldn’t help but chuckle out loud.
Alexander, who was sitting next to her, felt his eyelashes twitch when he heard her chuckle. “Why are you laughing?”
“It’s nothing. I was just reminded of something funny.”
Sophie turned to look at him and was about to explain when she noticed his expression turning icy. Without warning, he swerved the car, which ended up crashing into the median strip aside.
The airbag popped up and hit Sophia’s face, making her a little dizzy. It took her a few seconds for her to regain her composure. She quickly asked, “Alexander, are you okay?”
The other vehicle had made a turn and was coming directly toward them. In order to prevent Sophia from getting injured, Alexander steered the wheel to the right, causing the other car to collide with the side of his own. As a result, their car veered off and crashed onto the median strip.
Alexander’s head was throbbing from the forceful crash. He reached up and touched his head, coming into contact with a sticky liquid.
Alexander looked down and realized he was bleeding.
Sophia’s heart leaped to her throat when she saw that. “Your head is injured. Let’s get out of the car.”
They were both conscious after the accident. Sophia wasn’t seriously injured and was feeling slightly dizzy from the impact of the airbag. However, Alexander was injured, with a gash on his forehead from the shattered glass, as well as having hit the back of his head.
Sophia opened the door and stepped out. Her vision blurred for a short moment before it cleared. She quickly went over to Alexander’s side to help him out.
Alexander’s forehead was marred with a deep cut, just one millimeter away from his eye. Blood continued to seep out of the injury, making for a gruesome spectacle.
Sophia reached into her bag and pulled out a packet of tissues. She handed two of them to him. “Apply pressure to your wound while I call the police,” she instructed.
Alexander accepted the tissues and pressed them to his cut. He also fished out his phone to call Felix.
The other vehicle had flipped over, and the driver’s fate was unknown. Several onlookers rushed over to extricate the driver from the wreckage. Despite suffering severe injuries and limping, he was still capable of communicating.
The ambulance soon arrived, followed by Felix.
Alexander and Sophia got into the ambulance. The nurse dressed Alexander’s wound so it finally stopped bleeding.
At the hospital, they both did a thorough checkup.
Alexander and Sophia had minor concussions. Besides that, Alexander suffered from some minor scratches. Sophia fared slightly better as she only suffered from a swollen arm. It would subside in the next few days.
Other than that, they were mostly fine. They were incredibly lucky to survive the accident.
After that, they went to the police station to record their statements.
When the accident occurred, Sophia was looking at Alexander and didn’t see anything.
Nevertheless, Alexander kept his focus on the road. The other vehicle had blatantly run a red light, and upon the light turning green on their side, it came hurtling toward them. If Alexander had not reacted in time, both cars would have collided, resulting in a trip to the operating room for Sophia and himself that very night.
The police also went to the hospital to record the driver’s statement and administer a breathalyzer test. The test results indicated that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and would bear full responsibility for the accident.
It was almost eleven when they were finally allowed to leave the police station.
Felix was waiting outside in his car. Upon spotting them, he opened the door and greeted, “Mr. Xenos, Ms. Yarrow.”
Sophia nodded and entered the car.
Half an hour later, the car rolled to a stop outside Sophia’s mansion.
“Mr. Xenos, I’ve canceled the meeting tomorrow,” Felix reported.
Alexander grunted in acknowledgment as he stepped out of the car. With a hand hovering above the door, he waited for Sophia to get out.
They were both caught unaware by the sudden accident.
Sophia felt better after taking a shower.
She glanced at Alexander, who was about to step into the shower. “Remember to keep your wound dry.”
Alexander turned over his shoulder and assured her, “I know.”
Knowing news of their accident would most probably get out tomorrow, Sophia took her phone to text Katherine: I was involved in a minor car accident. I’m fine, though.
Katherine loved pulling all-nighters, so she immediately read the text and replied: What happened? Why did you suddenly get into an accident?
Sophia sighed, which was rare for her. She typed: We got unlucky.
Indeed, they were unlucky to get hit by a driver driving under the influence.
Katherine: Did you get hurt?
Katherine heaved a sigh of relief and urged her to go to bed early, which was unusual because she loved chatting with Sophia.
Sophia felt tired. Her head had been throbbing since the accident occurred.
After their chat ended, she pondered for a moment before deciding to phone Yvonne and cancel the morning meeting scheduled for the following day.
Shortly after, Alexander stepped out of the shower. Sophia jolted out of her thoughts and asked, “Could Dillon be the mastermind behind this accident?”
Dillon would be a fool if he had indeed resorted to despicable means to harm them.
News that Alexander wasn’t a Xenos just got out this morning, and they met at the dinner that night. If Dillon was the one who arranged for this accident, then his intentions were glaringly obvious to everyone.
Alexander came over to her and stroked her face. “No. He isn’t that foolish.”
Sophia huffed. “I knew it.”
The wound was now dressed and bandaged, and it wasn’t visible anymore.
Sophia reached up to touch it gently. “Does it hurt a lot?”
“It doesn’t hurt,” Alexander told her.
He switched off the lights and left one night lamp on. He then pulled her onto the bed. “Let’s sleep.”
At the same time, Dillon had just received news about Alexander’s accident. He burst out laughing and asked, “Did he die?”
The person at the other end of the line responded awkwardly, “He’s fine. He only sustained some minor injuries.”
Dillon snorted icily. “He got lucky.”
Right then, Tyler came downstairs and noticed Dillon was in a good mood. He asked, “Dad, why do you look happy?”
Dillon harrumphed. “I received a call just now informing me that Alexander and Sophia were in a car accident on their way back home.”
Tyler laughed upon hearing the news, too. “Really? Did they die?”
Their similar reactions confirmed that they were father and son.
Dillon sighed in disappointment. “He’s still alive but sustained some minor injuries.”
“Oh, what a pity.” Tyler tutted. Suddenly, something occurred to him, and he suggested, “Dad, why don’t we…”
He trailed off as a menacing look flashed across his face.
Dillon grew flustered. “Are you stupid? It’s a mess right now. If we take action, the police will definitely come to us!”
Tyler reflected on his words and nodded in agreement. “You’re right. We can’t take action now.”
Dillon glanced at him. “Don’t worry. Alexander will meet his doom soon. He won’t be able to survive for long.”
Tyler nodded eagerly. “I can’t wait to see him getting kicked out of Odyssey!”
“Don’t worry. That will happen soon.”
Dillon was pretty confident with his plan. If we can covertly continue to purchase Odyssey’s shares over time, I can eventually strike a decisive blow against Alexander. Even if he resists leaving, the other shareholders will force him out of the company. It’s hard to believe that one day I’ll have control of Odyssey! Lady luck is on my side, huh? It’s absurd that Alexander isn’t even Zachary’s son.