Chapter 42: Is This What They Call a Surprise?
However, the information Leslie uncovered was not enough at all.
How did Miss Martinez manage to do this? Was she determined not to come back?
She had been sneaking around as if afraid of being discovered the whole way!
But hadn’t Miss Martinez taken into account the possibility of encountering unforeseen
danger while being alone outside?
Now, everyone around Benjamin should no longer foolishly think that Martina’s presence
That was absolutely impossible!
If Martina was dispensable to Benjamin, then the others might as well not exist at all! Just as Leslie’s eyes were bloodshot and he was on the verge of mental collapse, his subordinates finally brought some useful news!
“Leslie, we found important information. According to reliable information, Miss Martinez had once stayed overnight at a homestay called Sunflower Haven. There are. people who have seen her!”
Upon hearing this, Leslie didn’t even have time to consider whether the news was true. or false. He quickly stood up and said, “Then take me there right away!”
In order to somewhat alleviate Benjamin’s anger, Leslie immediately informed him of this good news as well.
The phone call lasted only a few seconds. After hearing the somewhat satisfactory news, Benjamin hung up the phone.
He touched the ears of the little rabbit doll again-fluffy, warm, and soft-but it couldn’t
warm his heart no matter what.
“Follow the navigation,” he said.
As he spoke, Simon received a location navigation sent by Leslie.
Simon didn’t dare to slack off, afraid that even a second’s delay would result in scolding. Even if the boss didn’t do it, there were others who would.
He nodded, immediately turned the car around, and then accelerated rapidly, heading towards the designated location at the fastest speed possible!
Benjamin’s gaze shifted to the window as his fists clenched tighter. He muttered at sentence that only he could hear, “Martina, you better not test my patience.”
Martina’s right eyelid was twitching faster and faster, which was not a good sign. She had just finished packing her things and was preparing to leave when suddenly she ha noisy commotion of footsteps outside.
Due to the poor soundproofing of the homestay, even the sounds from the stairwell
could be heard clearly.
She pressed her ear against the door, carefully listening to the situation outside.
“This should be the place! Someone said they saw Miss Martinez here before!”
The so-called Miss Martinez, it must be referring to herself, right?
She didn’t expect Benjamin’s people to arrive so quickly this time! She had been. constantly changing locations.
Could it be that, because of her own foolishness, she was going to be captured again
and thrown back into that cage?
No, she couldn’t let that happen!
Martina was filled with panic, unsure of what course of action to take. She didn’t want to just sit around and wait for her destiny.
She turned around and looked at the window behind her. The window wasn’t big, but
she could get through and escape.
However, she was on the third floor, and if she wasn’t careful… jumping out would mean ending her life.
The window was not an option, and neither was the front door.
She could sense the footsteps outside getting closer and closer to her. What should
She didn’t want to go back! Never!
In that final moment of crisis, Martina’s gaze suddenly fell on the bed.
Although the room wasn’t large, the space under the bed, especially under the mattress, was big enough for her.
Martina immediately crawled underneath the bed before someone outside used a key to open the door.
She didn’t even dare to breathe. She pressed herself tightly against the innermost part of the bed, afraid of being discovered.
The height under the bed was just enough for Martina to lie flat on the floor and crawl in without being easily noticed.
From Martina’s perspective, she could see someone entering the room, and there
seemed to be more than one person.
Accompanied by a pair of sneakers appearing by the bed, a voice said, “Where is she? How did she disappear? Wasn’t she supposed to be in the room?”
The person speaking was Leslie. Despite having gathered all the information this time and even arriving at such a fast pace, why was he still one step behind?
“Don’t tell me there were unexpected complications. I don’t want to hear any of this nonsense. Find her, no matter what it taken! Leslie was furious After all, he was a
professional, yet this girl had been playing him in circles lately.
If she wasn’t the one the boss cared about the most, he wasn’t sure what he would do.
Just as Leslie was still angry and unable to figure out how to handle a girl, in the next
moment, the sound of high-end leather shoes stepping on the floor came from the doorway.
Martina immediately recognized the person at the door, almost instinctively. However,
she didn’t anticipate that he would come in person.
The person who arrived was dressed in a black suit, emanating an aura of coldness, as
if seeking revenge.
His gaze swept coldly around, taking in the situation inside this homestay, and the
coldness in his eyes grew even more intense.
The small room was probably no more than a dozen square yard, with nothing but at small toilet and a bed and table in plain view.
Even the most basic facilities were lacking, with an old and dilapidated air conditioner, small windows, and a not particularly pleasant odor lingering in the room.
Martina, who was usually pampered by him, how could she endure such conditions? Could it be that she would rather endure such hardships than return to his side?
At the thought of this, Benjamin’s fists unconsciously tightened.
He looked at Leslie again with a gaze full of accusations and said, “Is this the surprise you brought me to see?”
Leslie was so scared that he almost knelt down on the ground. After all, it was Benjamin, who would dare to oppose him?
“Boss, I’m sorry, it’s my fault. I had the guys investigate thoroughly before I came, and they were waiting nearby the whole time. They didn’t see Miss Martinez leave!” Leslie quickly apologized.
Benjamin showed no mercy and said, “Are you suggesting that a living person can just
vanish into the air?”
Leslie was speechless, as it was obviously impossible for a person to simply vanish. How could a person disappear like that?
He couldn’t come up with an explanation himself, and he didn’t dare to be certain of how Martina managed to repeatedly evade their pursuit.
Could it be that Martina had X-ray vision? Or was there a mole among his people? As soon as the thought crossed Leslie’s mind, he promptly dismissed it. It was impossible. He had complete trust in his people and there couldn’t possibly be a mole among them!