A Man Like None Other - Season 4 Episode 58
Knight In Shining Armor
As Thomas spoke, he caught sight of Lily. “It’s no wonder Mr. Grange was so bold today. It looks like he’s on a date with his goddess. Are you trying to put on a tough guy act for her?” he sneered mockingly.
All of a sudden, he reached out and grabbed Lily by her waist. “Ms. Lily, why don’t you keep me company instead?”
“Unfortunately, I already have a customer who I must tend to, Mr. York. Why don’t we drink together on another day?” Lily replied with an apologetic smile.
Now that I’ve found the perfect golden goose, there’s no way I’m going to let this opportunity go to waste!
Without warning, Thomas sent his palm across Lily’s cheek. “The audacity of a s*ut like you to deny my advances!”
The slap was unexpected for Lily. She held onto her reddened cheek and stared at Thomas in indignance. Even so, she could not muster the courage to retaliate.
At the same time, Jared merely glanced away, pretending like he saw nothing. He had no intention to swoop in and rescue her like a knight in shining armor. After all, he barely knew Lily.
In stark contrast, Oliver could not turn a blind eye. Lily had always been the woman of his dreams. Hence, he couldn’t stomach the sight of his beloved goddess being slapped by Thomas.
“Thomas, let Lily go right this instance! Are you still a man for hitting a woman?” Oliver snarled as he advanced toward Thomas with a wine bottle in hand.
The moment Oliver finished his sentence, one of Thomas’ fellow subordinates lashed his foot out at Oliver. “You brat! How dare you speak to Mr. York in such a rude tone!”
A dark expression loomed across Oliver’s face. Gritting his teeth, he lunged at Thomas with the sole intention of smashing the wine bottle on the latter’s head. “I’ll kill you all!” he roared.
Right then, Oliver was living up to the role of a knight in shining armor. Regardless of the consequences, he wanted to leave Lily with a good impression of his bravery.
Yet, the wine bottle hit empty air. Not only did Oliver miss, but Thomas managed to pluck the wine bottle from his grip. All of a sudden, their roles were reversed as Thomas mercilessly swung the bottle at Oliver’s head.
The sudden turn of events left Oliver so shocked that he remained rooted to the spot and resigned to his fate.
Before the bottle could collide against Oliver’s skull, however, Jared, who had remained motionless this entire time, finally made his move. He suddenly clasped his fingers around Thomas’ wrist and yanked the latter backward. Immediately, piercing pain shot up Thomas’ arm, forcing him to release the wine bottle.
“Drinking is supposed to be a fun activity. Why are you ruining the fun over a scarlet woman?” Jared released Thomas before moving to stand protectively in front of Oliver.
Since Oliver was Walter’s grandson, Jared couldn’t disregard the situation.
Thomas fumed in rage when he noticed his bruised wrist. Gritting his teeth, he snarled, “Who the hell are you? Tell me your name right now!”
“Mr. York, he’s Oliver’s brother-in-law. This man is nothing but an arrogant upstart!” Lily hissed as she shot a venomous glare at Jared.
Earlier, Jared’s dismissive remark about her had caused a dent in her ego.
“You’re Lizbeth’s boyfriend?” Thomas sized him up with a mocking sneer. “You know, just because Lizbeth is an investigator doesn’t mean that you’re some bigshot. In my eyes, she’s as insignificant as a speck of dust. In fact, she can’t even hold a candle to this woman right here.” Thomas grabbed Lily’s chin as he spoke.
Immediately, Jared’s eyes narrowed dangerously. A menacing aura emanated from his body when he heard Thomas’ insult. Promptly, he kicked Thomas in the chest and sent him flying.
Thomas soared in the air for several meters before he came crashing down onto a table. The weight of his body instantly reduced the table to smithereens.
“Ahh!” Startled by the collision, all the other guests scrambled for their lives.
With great effort, Thomas managed to crawl back to his feet. He felt like his entire body was going to fall apart. “K-Kill him!” he ordered furiously.
Thomas’ subordinates were about to leap into action when suddenly, a cold voice echoed from behind. “Who’s causing all this nuisance at my bar? Don’t you know who owns this bar?”