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   Chapter 1245 Scapegoat

The Substitute Bride By Mi Lu Characters: 7743

Updated: 2019-07-14 00:02

Suddenly, Holley and Rachel heard loud noises coming from the outside, accompanied by footsteps approaching them.

The door was kicked open.

"Freeze! Hands Up! Put your hands where I can see them!" Dressed in uniforms, a crowd of police officers broke down the door. One of them showed his badge, while the remaining two grabbed a hold of the two women.

Rachel and Holley were caught off guard by the scene. Needless to say, they were both in shock. 'What's going on? We didn't do anything wrong, so there's nothing to be afraid of, right? Perhaps they're here for Lance...If it's not us, then it must be him. Did he do something wrong? Lance runs a business in the entertainment industry, so it is possible that he'd get into some type of trouble along the line. In fact, it's very likely that he did. Even if he thought he'd managed to get away with it, it doesn't mean he'd remain lucky forever, ' they speculated, relieved about the idea that it was him the officers were looking for and not them.

However, what was about to happen next, would completely catch them off guard. Several officers walked up to Lance, and one reached out his hand and placed it under Lance's nose to see whether he was still breathing.

Then another officer walked towards them and said coldly, "We received a call and were informed that someone got killed. You are now the suspects of this case and are permitted to come with us."

It was Miranda who instructed an anonymous person to call the police. It was her intention to set Rachel up.

"What? What are you talking about? I did nothing wrong," Holley and Rachel exclaimed in shock at the same time as they tried to process the officer's demands.

"Sir, there must be some sort of misunderstanding. Lance agreed to meet us ten minutes ago. How is it possible for him to get killed in such a brief period? Besides, we just arrived here. Even if he's dead now, we have nothing to do with it. We...we're innocent," Rachel explained in a trembling voice. Her anxiety got the better of her.

She immediately felt uneasy. Holley backed up Rachel's words, as she stood up for herself and her boss. They weren't about to accept the consequences for something they didn't do. They were involved in a homicide case, after all.

"It doesn't matter what you say now. We'll

extremely pale. 'What the hell is going on here?

We didn't kill him. So, why does the evidence suggest that we're the murderers? Did someone set us up? Who would do this to us?' A million questions ran through their minds.

The two felt puzzled and completely helpless at the sight of the video.

"Sir, please listen to me. We didn't do this. We are innocent and that surveillance video... It must be fake. Please, you must believe us. We would never in a million years do such a thing," Rachel cried out desperately.

Holley's mind started racing. 'It's impossible for both Rachel and me to leave here together. All of the existing proof is against us. I don't know who framed us...All I know is that neither of us did it.

I'd rather take a chance and admit guilt for this than having both of us ending up in jail. Rachel can get out of here and try and figure out the truth. Since we're innocent, the truth is bound to come out somehow, ' she brooded.

The next second, another thought popped into her mind.

In fact, she started speculating about Lance's death. She suddenly thought of a person, whom she believed had something to do with it.

'If I take the initiative to take the blame, Rachel will be grateful towards me and trust me again. I need to be trusted by her once more.

If we were to be put behind bars together, no one would be able to help us, nor prove our innocence. Then it would be over for the both of us...There's no other way.

However, I might have to spend some time in prison, ' she lingered.

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