At that moment, a figure swiftly ran past Aurelia, effortlessly jumping over the railing with one hand, and then kicking the man to the ground.
Everything happened so fast that she couldn’t even react in time.
It wasn’t until she reached them that she realized the agile person was actually Leslie. Even after all that, he was calm and composed, whereas Aurelia was gasping for breath.
She glanced at his legs. They were long and sturdy, and they captivated her gaze.
The man on the ground coughed violently. Realizing that he couldn’t escape, he quickly begged for mercy,
“I was wrong. This is my first time doing this. I won’t do it again, so please let me go! I’ll give you money! Whatever you want! Just let me go.”
With that, the man took out his wallet and phone.
Aurelia considered for a moment before reaching for them.
Leslie, who was standing next to her, wore a cold expression. He found it unbelievable that a woman who had just been secretly photographed was now accepting money from the perpetrator. Just how short of money was she?
He thought that she had a sense of justice when he saw her urgency earlier.
Aurelia weighed the phone in her hand. “What’s the password? I’ll transfer the money myself to avoid any deception.”
Thinking that Aurelia had agreed to settle the matter with money, the man promptly disclosed the password to her.
Aurelia unlocked his phone and held it up, signaling to the approaching security personnel.
“The evidence is all here. He’s been caught red–handed. Please arrest him.”
The auxiliary police quickly apprehended the man.
The man erupted into a string of curses and yelled, “How dare you deceive me!”
Aurelia handed the phone to the officer and said coldly, “You’re a nasty person. It’s only fair that I have some tricks up my sleeves too!”
The man was left speechless.
Aurelia then handed the wallet to the officer and told him, “His ID is inside.”
The officer smiled and said, “Miss, you’ve truly been a great help, but dealing with such people is dangerous. You shouldn’t act so impulsively in the future. Fortunately, this
gentleman was here to help you today.”
Aurelia nodded, “Alright, but… can you delete my photos? It’s embarrassing.”
The officer explained, “After collecting the evidence, we’ll delete them. They won’t be circulated.”
“Thank you.” Aurelia sighed in relief.
After the officer handed the man over to his colleagues, he turned to Aurelia and Leslie to get their statements.
“What’s the relationship between the two of you?”
Husband and wife?
Aurelia hesitated, unsure if she should reveal it. Just when she was about to ask Leslie, a clear voice sounded from beside her.
“We’re husband and wife,” Leslie declared.
The officer glanced at them and said with a smile, “No wonder the gentleman was so anxious just now. He even jumped over two turnstiles.”
Leslie neither confirmed nor denied his comment.
Aurelia was momentarily stunned. She looked at Leslie in surprise.
Was he worried about her?
Before she could figure it out, the officer began questioning her. Aurelia recounted the details of the incident carefully.
After signing some documents, she watched as the officer escorted the man away.
“Mr. Synder, thank you for your help. You…” Aurelia turned around and found Leslie looking at her with an odd expression. “What’s wrong?”
“Did you trick him into handing over his phone and wallet?” Leslie asked.
“Yes, I saw the auxiliary police running over and was worried that the two of us wouldn’t be able to handle him, so I tried to hold him back. He seemed very familiar with this place. He specifically picked such a crowded station to carry out his immoral acts.
“He even threw away his shoes when he got off the train. What if he denied everything when he got caught?” Aurelia explained.
Leslie frowned slightly, realizing that he had been so focused on catching the man that he hadn’t noticed that the man’s shoes were gone.
Aurelia continued, “You need to gather all the evidence first with someone like that. Otherwise, he’ll argue and give all kinds of excuses when the time comes.”
Leslie’s eyes flickered as he looked at her sweaty face.
He blurted out, “Weren’t you afraid that he would hurt you?”
“Of course I was afraid.” Aurelia pursed her lips and continued, “But if I didn’t stop him, he’d become even more unscrupulous in the future. When I checked his phone earlier, I saw so
many other photos, even those of little girls. If we hadn’t turned him in, he’d only continue causing more harm.”
Leslie fell silent and looked at Aurelia. He only shifted his gaze when he realized that he’d been staring at her for too long