"I assure you, brother, I will attend the meeting as promised. See you then," says the speaker in the common Japanese Engrish.After hanging up from The Major’s call, that’s when the power outage hit.I was waiting for this to finally happen. I’m surprised that it took them this long…The retired Japanese businessman, who is presently involved in investing in various businesses outside his country, was also a believer of the paranormal and supernatural. So when his instincts begin to give him little signs of impending disaster, he takes it seriously.Like this one...He received the small box containing the square red cloth about a couple of days ago and instantly knew he needs to ready himself. And somehow, choosing to stay in his ultra-modern mansion that’s built on his own personal island was the safest option he can think of. It’s so far out to sea that you would need your own helicopter or yacht to get there.Going into his version of self-exile is not so difficult since he’s not
The final decision made by the management team around 20 hours ago to identify the meeting’s venue ended up with choosing the third business conference hall. After all, it was the smallest and most intimate meeting venue in the whole of the main branch’s commercial complex.It was to this very simple but modern-looking conference hall that the remaining board members have agreed to hold the board members' emergency meet up. And no one can blame their hesitation to leave the security of their own buildings and home...Their numbers have been reduced due to the four known deaths. Obviously, none of them were happy about it, especially since many of those remaining are looking for someone to blame.”This all started when we agreed to your idea of turning the business legit!” exclaims a short and pudgy man, Engr. Merlin M. Miranda aka The Engineer, who was earlier told to not light up his cigar while in the conference room.”There was never any problem before this! Why can’t we just stay t
“Nate, you’re all being asked to make an appearance here at the conference room. Make sure the Analyst has all her presentation material, alright? See you in five.”“Make it ten, she’s still outside. She said she needs to use the bathroom.”“Did you give her a key card for the manager’s lounges? I forgot to give her one for personal use.””Yeah, I let her use mine for the while. It can open all our bathrooms, anyway.”“Alright, update me, please. Will inform the board members when you’re on your way.”++++++++++Meanwhile, both military men - the uncle and the nephew - are already inside the high-end, hotel-like bathroom for the management staff that’s just a few feet away from the conference room. For convenience's sake, every floor had one. ”Antonio mentioned that there was an incident here last night?” asks the General while zipping down and aiming his impressive tackle at one of the modern-looking automatic urinals. Bien locks the door before answering, “Yes, there was. We identi
It was a peaceful week. Too peaceful, if one was going to be truly honest about it.The two deaths that were announced in the media about a week before, which are both similar in nature to two other supposed unrelated murders, are now being investigated. Thankfully, these four victims are close friends and are all connected with at least a dozen enterprises where they have worked or invested in the past. Due to this, the authorities have not singled out The Midnight Resort as a possible reason behind these crimes, especially since Akihiro Yamaguchi’s severed head never reached the police. And due to the Resort’s board members not being part of the possible suspect list, they have been able to take flights out of the country to go into hiding. These affluent personalities do have their own safe houses, and some have decided to use the properties that are not publicly known and are quite a distance away,Not that this kind of decision was effective for The Investor but since none of th
We begin with a phone call…“And they were kissing? Oh my…””Please don’t get too excited Madame. It could still be because of their arrangement…””Of course, I’m so sorry but I can’t help get so excited about everything that you’ve reported to me so far!””I know, I know. Has she responded to your email?””She has and she told me that for now, she doesn’t have the time to choose from the line up I sent her.””I’m surprised she actually said that. There were certain afternoons that she was vacantly staring at your email and attachments. I honestly thought that she already has made at least one selection.””No, she has not. I am getting pretty excited over this. So are her parents!””I can’t believe how easy it is for you to put everything together Madame. Hopefully, you will be seeing so many beautiful things happening in the next few months.””Indeed, now if only my brother would get his act together…””Madame, may we drop the subject regarding him for now?””I’m so sorry. Yes, of cou
More phone calls…“Dean Mariano, have you heard about this disturbing news regarding one of our professors and her student?””Yes I have, Professor Tan. But, to be honest, I really don’t find anything problematic with their current situation. We have a number of ongoing romantic relationships with our staff and our students and they have not, in any way, been viewed as a negative, much more a collegiate issue.””Well, I’ve been emailed some images that might change a lot of people’s minds. And these do come from a reliable source.””I see, would I be so bold as to ask you for copies?””I will forward the email to you right now, Madame.”“Alright then, I will look at them tomorrow since it’s already late. A few hours will hardly make any difference, anyway.”+++++++++++Right now, every second felt like hours to Hero, and even these short intervals of time were making a big difference to his points of view regarding bondage, dominance, sadism, and masochism. Also to true sexual pleasur
More phone calls…“So, The Mastermind knows that The Fixer is alive?””Yeah, but he doesn’t know that bloody much about it. Seems like someone tipped him off and now they’re holding that fucking fracas over my head!””Alright, I would need to warn The Fixer but he was very specific with his instructions that I am not to call him. He needs to contact me first.””Damn it, so our plan ain’t gonna be worth shit because of this? Is that what you’re saying, brother?””No, I believe we can still use this to our advantage. Just give me time and don’t rock the boat. You need to give them the illusion that you’re still loyal to them.””Well, I told them that I’ll spill the beans if they keep rubbing me the wrong way.””That’s fine since they do perceive you as the rebellious powder keg that no one can control. My only advice is you stay put and try to get as much info as you can without them being suspicious.””And what about you? If he even gets a damn whiff of what you already know brother…””
Today, we are going to go through journal entries…Just got the call from The Major. And I find my confidence floundering. God, please I don’t want to go through the same thing I had to do two years ago. Admittedly, I would do it all again to save the man I love but I can’t bear to break his heart again.