Seeing Elijah’s puzzled expression, with a faint touch of surprise in his eyes, Sheena explained, “You mentioned that regular ointments don’t work for injuries caused by the S40 corrosive agent. This box is a specialized ointment I had someone buy yesterday. Use it for the subsequent dressing, and it should speed up the healing.”
Elijah glanced at the ointment in his hand. Though she did not say it, he knew this ointment was only available in the war lab, probably arranged through Corey. It did have a decent curative effect, but since he harbored the S404 biochemical virus, this ointment would not be effective for his injuries.
“Thank you. This is the first gift you’ve given me since the divorce,” Elijah expressed, thumb gently caressing the ointment box. His eyes were slightly red, and miraculously, the pain from his wounds seemed to diminish.
“It doesn’t count as a gift. This time, you got hurt for me, so consider it my compensation. Also…” Sheena paused, smirking as she added, “If we’re counting actual gifts since the divorce, it would be the bankruptcy of the Freeman family, your employment contract, and the modified 023.”
Elijah stopped fiddling with the ointment box. Suddenly, he no longer felt moved.
Sheena enjoyed watching his expression freeze. She smiled mischievously as she fetched Nathaniel’s confession from the desk. Then, she read it carefully, and her face gradually turned grim.
“Nathaniel is saying that Barrett was the one behind the bar and chemical- splashing incident?”
Barrett Lawson, her fourth uncle, was a laid–back member of the Lawson family with no ambitious plans. She had considered her third uncle, Victor Lawson, among those who might harm her, but Barrett had not crossed her mind.
Elijah nodded. “Although Nathaniel might not have fully disclosed everything, he was clear on the details and the communication process. Barrett’s son works in the National Affairs Bureau, and Nathaniel feared him. It makes sense that he followed Barrett’s orders to steal the chemical from the lab.”
Sheena sat on the nearby small sofa, silent for a long time. Then, she shouted angrily, “I won’t let Barrett off! Tomorrow, I’m going to Svelton to settle scores quietly!”
After all, Barrett had chosen such malicious means, wanting to injure her face. She would not rest until he experienced the same!
She looked up, recalling Elijah’s injuries. “You’re still injured, so stay in the
mansion and take care of yourself. This time, you’re not allowed to come with me.
Elijah was contemplating how to find an excuse not to go when Sheena decided for him.
“Airight. I’ll stay in the mansion, waiting for your return.”
As Elijah spoke those last few words, his voice gradually faded, but Sheena did not notice. She was still earnestly studying Nathaniel’s statement.
“Damn it, Barrett! You’re so good at hiding yourself!”
“It sounds like you’re quite familiar with him. Have you visited the Lawson family before?” Elijah raised an eyebrow.
Although he had already figured out that Sheena was likely the heiress of the Lawson family, she had never brought it up herself. Suddenly, he felt like teasing her.
Upon hearing his question, Sheena met his gaze and raised an eyebrow herself. ” I’m not familiar with him, but I am with Howard. Perhaps it’s because Howard treats me too well, attracting the jealousy of those Lawson family people, causing them to harm me.”
“Oh.” Elijah pursed his lips, suppressing a smile.
When he looked up, he found Sheena observing his expression.
Quickly, he acted upset. “Why are you telling me all this? I don’t think Howard has treated you that well.”
Sheena rested her chin on her hand, her tone slightly playful. “So, you’re feeling jealous again?”
Elijah lowered his head, not answering her question, and mumbled, “I’m going to make breakfast.”
Only when he turned to leave did he manage a helpless smile.
Sheena also chuckled, and once he was gone, she went over Nathaniel’s statement again, preparing for tomorrow’s trip to Svelton.
While Elijah was preparing breakfast, Gabrielle intentionally woke up a bit earlier.