Lucian tapped on the steering wheel and said matter-of-factly, “I’ll drive the car to the service center. It shouldn’t take long.”
Roxanne glanced around them. They were in a remote area with no visible signs of a rest area or any people around. In fact, there weren’t any buildings in sight, let alone any service centers.
“Don’t you have any spare tires in the car?” Roxanne asked hopefully. Lucian furrowed his brows and replied, “I’ve just used it a while ago and forgot to replace it.”
Feeling helpless, Roxanne glanced around at the deserted environment they were in. If their car were to break down here, no one would discover their whereabouts. Roxanne felt slightly anxious.
“I wouldn’t suggest taking that chance,” she warned. “We’re still a great distance from the service center, and I doubt the tire will hold up for much longer. Why don’t you give the service. center a call and have them come to us? We can stay put until they arrive.”
There were two of them, so they could look after each other. Lucian glanced at his watch. “Do you want to stay here with me? Aren’t you in a hurry? I think the elderly people at the nursing home need you to be there as soon as possible.”
A hint of hesitation flashed across Roxanne’s eyes when she heard him mention the sick, elderly people. However, she quickly made up her mind. “It’s fine. Mr. Damaris and the other doctors will be there, so they’ll be fine.”
Lucian nodded and pulled his phone out to call the service center. They waited patiently in the car for the tow truck to show up and tow the vehicle away.
Roxanne took out her phone and texted Jack to inform him that she would most probably be late. As they were too far away from the town, the vehicle from the service center only showed up hours later. Lucian greeted the person and led Roxanne to the vehicle ahead so they could be driven to the nearest town.
They did not make the journey to the car workshop, which was situated at a considerable distance from the town.
Lucian retrieved Roxanne’s suitcase and told her to wait aside while he spoke to the mechanic. A while later, he came back to her. “What did you guys talk about?” Roxanne was confused.
“I told them to examine the whole car and make sure it’s working well. A while ago, I noticed there seemed to be a problem with the speedometer.”
Hearing that, Roxanne didn’t think much. She shuddered in fear and commented, “Thank goodness nothing happened to us.”
After saying that, she couldn’t help but frown as something seemed amiss to her. Lucian rarely drives this car. It’s practically new. Why are there so many issues?
Her thoughts were clearly written on her face. Suddenly, Lucian extended his hand, interrupting Roxanne’s thoughts. She found herself frozen, staring at Lucian’s hand reaching for her. “You…”
For a split second, she thought Lucian wanted to hold her hand and instantly panicked. The next second, Lucian took her suitcase and pushed it along the gravel path with ease.
Roxanne heaved a sigh of relief. Fortunately, I bought a large black suitcase out of convenience. It would look strange now if I had bought a pink one….
Lucian led the way, pushing the suitcase, while Roxanne tagged behind quietly. They started making small talk. Suddenly, Roxanne’s gaze landed on Lucian’s hand hanging loosely by his side. Recalling her misinterpretation, she couldn’t help but feel amused.