Edward sighed and spoke to Chris, "I have been trying to put an end to my failed marriage lawfully all this time, but I have not been able to reason it out with Rachel. Now, I am left bewildered."
"I suppose Rachel is trying to hide away just to avoid public pressure." Chris sneered. Because of her scandal, Rachel's career in the show business was completely shattered. No company was ready to invest on her. She also lost the faith of her followers.
Rachel was, at that moment, virtually blacklisted by everyone.
"Now I have no desire other than getting a quick divorce to just get rid of her once and for all." Edward heaved a sigh.
"Nancy." Charles handed over a pack of medicine to Nancy and said, "Please decoct this medicine. Autumn should take this on a daily basis."
"Okay, I do it right away." Nancy, inwardly pleased, took the pack of medicine to the kitchen, paying no attention to the glimmer of hatred that lurked in Charles' eyes.
Nancy was somewhat relieved to be asked to boil medicine for Autumn. It came to her as a chance to win over Charles' confidence once again.
The boiling dregs diverted Nancy's thoughts to the mystery man's order. 'It is a rare chance to save my son,' Nancy thought to herself.
Nancy drew the pack of powder from her pocket, momentarily caught between the thought of harming Autumn's baby and losing Brent.
'But.. is it worthwhile to harm Autumn and her baby for the sake of my unworthy son?' Nancy thought. Nancy's honor ultimately triumphed over her personal sentiment.
As a result, Nancy dumped the pack of powder.
Nancy was, at that moment, overcome with guilt over Brent, heaving a sigh.
"Why don't you continue with your evil motive?" Charles' voice came like a thunderbolt right from behind Nancy. It made her completely taken aback so much that she was almost losing her grip on the pot.
"Oh.. Charles!" "Oh! Charles." Nancy looked at Charles in severe fear and shock but tried to put a calm expression. "I can not make sense of what you just said."
Nancy avoided the eye contact, looking very embarrassed in front of Charles.
"Nancy, I and Gary have placed our complete trust on you for so many years. How could you even think of harming Autumn. And I expected you to admit your crime of drugging Autumn in one of these days. But you have let me down."
Charles looked at Nanny in contempt. Her head lowered, Nancy was ashamed of facing Charles. But for her love and concern for Brent, Nancy would have disclosed the whole crime to Charles.
"Charles..." Nancy forced a smile and said, "It is natural that the suspicion will fall on me..."
"Why did you lose the perfect opportunity to drug Autumn again?" Charles, seeing Nancy dump the pack of powder, was somewhat relieved. Hence he came to ask Nancy the reason behind her misconduct.
Nancy grasped her skirt nervously and trailed, "I..."
"Charles, what are you doing?" Autumn finally entered the kitchen after waiting for a long time in the living room. What she found was an extremely embarrassed and wronged Nancy in front of the prying eyes of Charles.
"What happened to the two of you?" Autumn was perplexed, standing between Nancy and Charles.
"Nothing serious." Charles dismissed Autumn's question. "I just expressed my displeasure to Nancy for her negligence. Autumn, you don't need to come here. Please go back and take a rest."
"Chris just escorted off Edward. I am too bored to wait any longer. Thus I came here to see what's going on here."
Autumn smiled at Charles, trying to be a peacemaker. "It is human to err and humane to forgive. Please spare Nancy this time!"
"Okay, I know what to do." Charles smiled at Autumn. "This medicine will be ready soon. Autumn, you had better go and sit on the couch. I will come around to chat with you right away."
"Okay." Autumn nodded gently and left the kitchen. Charles, casting a contemptuous glance over Nancy, dismissed her with a word, "I don't want Autumn to learn of your crime lest she be troubled and disturbed. I will come to talk to you later."
Nancy realized that she was left with no other option but to confront her crime.
Autumn took the medicine and went upstairs to sleep. Charles took the advantage of her absence to learn the whole thing from Nancy.
Nancy, at that moment, waited anxiously in the living room, mentally prepared for any consequence her crime would bring upon her.
"Charles." Nancy was overcome with growing sense of guilt and regret in front of Charles.
"When was my dishonorable act exposed?"
"Since I was told by the doctor that Autumn was drugged to be mentally unsound, I had suspected you of doing so. But I was not certain of your crime, until Autumn told me of your arguing with someone over insufficiency of money over the phone in the Eve that I concluded my suspicion. Autumn was too kind to see you financially straitened by asking for my help." Charles sneered, "How could you do this to her?"
Charles looked at Nanny in burning hatred. "Nancy, you have been a maidservant in my family since my childhood. You are more of a loving senior than a servant to me. How could you resign yourself to such a heinous crime?"
"It was entirely my fault. I do fail you and Autumn." Nancy was overcome with tears of guilt and repentance. "Charles, I have my own difficulties."
"Your own difficulties?" Charles sneered, "How could it justify your drugging Autumn? Nancy, you do fall short of my family's complete faith that has been entrusted upon you for so many years!"
Nancy nearly ruined Autumn in pregnancy.
"Charles..." Nancy, kneeling down before Charles, pleaded earnestly and piteously, "It was absolutely my mistake. I did so to save my son, though he abandons himself to vices of all kinds."
"No more of it!" Charles retorted harshly, "Now tell me whatever I want to know. Do you understand?"
"I am willing to tell you everything about it." Since there was no hope for any concealment, a true confession would be a best policy.
"Who instigated you to drug Autumn?" Charles pressed an answer from Nancy, "Who is it?"
"I..." Nancy trailed in terror and managed to tell Charles, "I don' t know his real name, but my son call him Brother Fang."