Chapter 39: She Must be Found, Alive or Dead!
Leslie bid farewell to Simon and then left without looking back. He had more important things to do and couldn’t waste any more time here.
As the only female assistant in the team and the most experienced one, Rihanna’s
mood was also not good. She knew that Martina was extremely important to Benjamin;
otherwise, he wouldn’t be so angry.
Pity that they knew this too late. If they had been more prepared earlier, maybe they wouldn’t be in this situation now. But there was no use regretting as there was no magic pill
Other than Benjamin, the one with the worst mood should be Elizabeth.
As Benjamin’s mother, she genuinely despised Martina. However, her own son had gone to such great lengths for Martina, mobilizing so many people! He didn’t even care about his work anymore. If this continued, it would be disastrous!
Elizabeth had such an outstanding son, how could she let it all go because of a
Her eyes rolled around, feeling that she couldn’t sit idly by anymore. She had to find out
Elizabeth waved to the butler beside her. “Send people out to investigate where that woman has gone. Whether she’s alive or dead, I want to know. If we find her earlier, we’ll figure out a way to hide her more securely.”
Even if she had to endure Benjamin’s anger, she would still do it without hesitation. Elizabeth couldn’t let Martina stay here any longer!
To be precise, anyone who could potentially affect her son’s temper and reputation couldn’t be allowed to stay, or else there would be endless trouble.
At this moment, Martina had just finished visiting the last nearby scenic spot and was preparing to go back and rest.
But then she heard people around her talking and even seemed to be searching for someone. They were using a rather rough and straightforward approach.
Martina discreetly looked in that direction and saw two men in suits, like bodyguards, appearing there. They held an unidentified photo and were questioning passersby one by
“Excuse me, sir. Have you seen the lady in this photo? If you have, please contact us immediately.”
“We will reward you with $100,000, and if you can directly lead us to her, you can.
receive a bonus of $1,000,000.”
“Excuse me, Ma’am. Have you seen this lady? If you have any information, please call
the phone number on the business card immediately.”
“We will rush to you as quickly as possible and deliver the bonus to you!”
These two individuals seemed unfamiliar, but for some unknown reason, Martina had
an inexplicable certainty that they must be the people brought by Benjamin.
Even if they weren’t directly brought by him, they were undoubtedly connected to him.
How else could it be such a coincidence?
Martina didn’t dare to get too close, fearing that she would be immediately discovered. She discreetly hid nearby and tried to get a glimpse of the photo in their hands. Sure enough, she saw her own face.
Once she confirmed this, her thoughts became extremely complicated. So, had it finally
come to this point?
Martina had been waiting and hoping, holding onto a sense of luck, believing that things wouldn’t come to this point and that Benjamin wouldn’t keep concerning himself with
Anyway, it was evident that she had intentionally run away. What was the point of searching for her? It was like the saying goes: “You can’t wake a person who is pretending
to be asleep.”
But Benjamin still did it. Did that mean Martina wasn’t actually worthless in his heart? Martina couldn’t guarantee it, nor did she want to dwell on these thoughts. Instead, she quickened her pace and hurried back to where she was staying.
The two landlady sisters welcomed Martina warmly when they saw her return, asking, “Why are you in such a rush, Miss Martinez? How was your sightseeing these past few days? You must have visited almost all the nearby tourist attractions.”
The two ladies hadn’t realized that something was amiss. They simply assumed that Martina had some urgent matter to attend to, which was why she returned in such a hurry.
Martina didn’t want to trouble them, so she casually agreed, “It was good. There are many interesting things to see and do around here. I’ve been exploring so much these past few days, it’s been wonderful. I actually plan on leaving now.”
The two ladies were taken aback. They hadn’t expected things to happen so suddenly. “What’s wrong? Are you feeling uncomfortable staying here? Or is it regarding our food? you have any complaints, please feel free to tell us!”
Martina felt a bit embarrassed by their enthusiasm. “No, it’s not that. I just feel like I’ve stayed here for long enough. It’s only natural to move on. Staying in one place for too long
can get dull.”
Although the two ladies were reluctant to see the beautiful and gentle Martina leave so soon, they could only nod and say, “Alright then. It’s not every day we come across a client. as easygoing as you, and now you’re already leaving. We’ll miss you.
“Since you’ve been staying here for quite a while, we thought it’d be nice to send you off with some local specialties from our hometown to enjoy on your journey.”
Martina declined firmly, “Thank you very much. However, I don’t think I can take more
things with me in the journey.”
However, the two sisters insisted. One of them held onto Martina while the other went
to fetch something.
In order to save time, Martina reluctantly agreed in the end. “I truly appreciate your kindness during my stay here. And thanks for the present.”
As Martina spoke, she glanced at her phone to check the time. Even if Benjamin’s people had already arrived, it wouldn’t be possible for them to find this place so quickly.
For now, she was still safe.
If it weren’t for Benjamin, she wouldn’t have had to go through such ups and downs. Thinking about it now, she found it all ridiculous.
What exactly had caused their relationship to become so tense, to the point where she didn’t even want to see him anymore?
Despite their past deep love for each other, that inner excitement still lingered, refusing to be released even to this day.
However, the once lovers eventually couldn’t stand each other anymore.
Before leaving, Martina took another deep look at the pleasant scenery of the small county called Peaceville County, saying, “Goodbye.”
She grabbed her small bag that she carried with her, along with the remaining money and some local specialties the two sisters gave her.
Then, she paid for a driver and started her journey once again.