Super Detective in the Fictional World - Chapter 988
Chapter 988: I See Through Everything
With Haley as a professional psychiatrist in front of him, Luke was able to analyze and understand her way of thinking.
He would ask again tomorrow if Molly was getting better, and he would then be able to modify the technique slightly and use it with Jessica Jones.
It wasn’t that Luke was overflowing with sympathy, but that Kilgrave was a disgusting pervert whose victims were traumatized for life.
Since Luke knew that Jessica was also a victim, he didn’t mind helping her out. He could also test the effect of combining multiple abilities on mental illnesses.
Besides, one of the three girls, Stacy, who was in the group of three, also had psychological issues.
Luke would have to deal with this problem sooner or later before he could make further arrangements for them.
After all, it wasn’t unusual for mental patients to do strange things.
He didn’t want Stacy to reveal that she knew V.
The world was unpredictable. Whoever said that they knew V would definitely suffer.
When Haley was done, he mouthed silently to her, “Did it work?”
After a brief hesitation, Haley nodded affirmatively.
Luke gestured for her to call him before he saw them off.
Seeing Kilgrave had engendered the most intense reaction from Molly in this period of time, which was also the most suitable time to treat her.
Of course, Haley couldn’t waste this perfect opportunity. She had to take Molly back for further treatment immediately.
After seeing off Haley and the others, Luke and Selina went to the police station.
They had just sat down, when the phone rang.
Selina picked up the phone and said a few words before she hung up. She then said to Luke, “Go, the boss has summoned you.”
Luke entered Dustin’s office and was immediately told to close the door.
As soon as Luke closed the door, Dustin asked, “Did you take care of Aurora?”
Luke was surprised. “Why do you say that?”
Dustin chuckled as if he had seen through everything.
In the end, Luke wasn’t in a hurry. He sat down in front of the table and took out a chocolate lollipop.
Seeing his behavior, Dustin admitted defeat.
He treasured Luke and gave him time to slack off, but he himself still wanted to be promoted.
Playing this childish game of “see who gives in first” was only wasting his time.
He quickly revealed the “evidence.” “The police department just received a donation of 200,000 dollars this morning, and it was clearly stated that it’s to thank you for your outstanding contribution, and is for the department’s particular use. Do you know who the donor is?”
Luke said helplessly, “Aurora.”
Dustin said, “That’s right. I’m the only one who knows for now, but the police department will know in a few days. Be prepared.”
Luke didn’t think much of it. “It’s just 200,000. What’s the big deal?”
Dustin said with a complicated expression, “Luke, you have to know that even when NYPD received the two million from the Soderbergs that year, we didn’t get a share of the money. Also, the Soderbergs release the donations at the beginning of every year. What do you think that means?”
Luke tilted his head. “Are you saying that NYPD might receive a huge donation next year?”
Dustin sighed. “Actually, this donation came at a bad time. If the Soderbergs donate less to NYPD next year, what do you think the higher-ups will think of you and me?”
Pondering for a moment, Luke suddenly asked, “How much do the Soderbergs usually donate to NYPD?”
Dustin said, “Around a million is normal. 1.5 million would be considered great.”
Luke knew that after getting this 200,000, the NYPD bigshots would probably expect the Soderberg family’s donation next year to increase to 1.5 million.
This was the same as someone who usually scored 90 points becoming lazy if he scored 80 points in an exam.
He nodded. “It’s not a big problem. There’s no need to be torn over a couple of hundred thousand.”
Next year, as part of Titanium Phone Company’s corporate welfare, Jenny would also donate to NYPD, and it wouldn’t be just a “pitiful” one million.
Luke’s true backer had never been anyone else but himself.
Dustin opened his mouth, but he could only shut it when he remembered that Luke was a multi-millionaire.
After all, a one or two-million dollar donation would be spread out over 40,000 NYPD employees, while a certain person had millions in assets; there was no comparison.
“You still have to be careful,” he said. “If you’re not interested in dealing with this family, you should wash your hands of them as soon as possible. Otherwise, you won’t be getting steak, but only a handful of cow dung.”
Luke was lost for words for a moment. “Are they the cows?”
Dustin pondered for two seconds. “Cash cows?”
Luke was lost for words.
Was this middle-aged man’s eloquence a result of his personal training with Jennifer?
Luke’s scalp tingled at Dustin’s corny joke. He could only jeer at his boss before he beat a firm retreat.
When they left the station, Luke and Selina still decided to go to the villa.
After cleaning up today, it would be ready for Robert and the others as they came to spend Christmas with Luke.
This place was very close to Luke’s new home in Clinton. It would only take him five to ten minutes to get here.
The reason he didn’t want Robert and the others to stay in his new home in Clinton was because the area there wasn’t great.
It was fine for Luke and Selina, but it was more dangerous for Robert and Catherine to bring two kids in and out.
He didn’t want Robert, a retired sheriff, to go on a killing spree.
He had earned so much money, which was meant to be spent on things like these.
He had only just moved to New York, and was quite busy.
The next time Robert and the others came to New York for a vacation, they could stay in a manor in Nassau County or further away in New Jersey.
Money wasn’t a problem. The main problem was that Luke wanted to find a suitable manor and avoid the “big scene” in New York. Thus, he had to inspect more locations. He couldn’t just buy it directly, like this villa.
It wasn’t dark yet, but they had already tidied up the villa and made sure that it was ready before they went home.
Today was the 20th of December.
As they drove through the streets, they saw that most of the shops and houses were decorated with colorful lights and decorations. Along with the clean and cold snow, the atmosphere was full of a festive air.
After Selina returned home, she didn’t go off to train as usual, but started packing.
On the 22nd, she would take a plane back to Texas before she returned to Shackelford.
Luke was giving her a break from tonight onward.
With Luke at the police department, Dustin wouldn’t care if Seline slipped off a day earlier.
Even if there was an emergency, Luke was enough.
The next day, Luke went out with Selina. She, who rarely used her credit card, finally went into “swipe” mode as she went on a spending spree.