After driving for a good 1 hour and 30 mins he finally arrived at the company. He drove his car right at the main entrance of the building and some people were waiting at the main entrance. He stopped his car and took his car keys then stepped out of the vehicle. When he shut the door, a valet approached him. The valet bowed a bit to him and then greeted him good morning. He sent a simple nod towards him and handed the keys as the valet would park it to the VIP parking space reserved for him.
The staff who were waiting at the main entrance shifted their focus on to him. They greeted him good morning and bowed to him a bit. He sent them a short nod and then proceeded to enter the company building. When he got in, his secretary went to greet him at the entrance. He was quite confused because usually it's supposed to be his P.A who should be greeting him and say his schedules.
There were tons of people who were looking at him but nonetheless, he paid no attention to them because their opinions didn't really matter that much to him. Besides, no one can judge him here anyway. After all he's the CEO of this billion-dollar worth company.
His Secretary was walking beside him explaining the things that should be done today as well as his other schedules. "Sir Leo, for today you have a meeting with the Marketing and Finance team due to some problems with the materials and its cost at 10:30 am. Then the PR Dept. head would be meeting you to clarify the issue that their staff accidentally caused which damaged our company's image at 3 pm but you don't have to worry sir. I was able to take control of the damage and our stocks are now back to its normal pace." The secretary said to Leo in a clear and swift way after all time is not something to be wasted.
Leo nodded in agreement to what she said then suddenly remembered about his P.A. He wondered if his P.A was late or won't be coming to work for today. "Andrea, where is Tai by the way? He's my P. A and yet he isn't here. Which makes me wonder, why you're doing someone else's job when you have things to be doing as well?" he asks her, of course as their boss he needs to know Tai's whereabouts especially he's the P.A of the CEO himself. His job is important and is vital to make sure the CEO doesn't forget the things that need to be done.
Andrea didn't look surprised when Leo asks her about this. She was the secretary of this company after all but strangely even she doesn't actually know where her boss's P.A went or if he was simply absent or late. "To be honest, even I myself don't know where he is boss. Usually, Tai arrives early and he has never been late. If he was going to be late or absent, he doesn't forget to inform the HR Dept. or his other colleagues to relay the message that he wasn't feeling well or gonna be late. Actually last night I tried calling him several times to give him some of your schedule and new meetings because he's your P.A but no one answered. The last time I was able to talk to him was yesterday before we all went home at 5:30 pm. Since I didn't get any response last night, I figured that I'll just have to do it myself just in case he forgot. " She said to him honestly and she was also worried about Tai but panicking won't do any good to anyone.
Leo deeply thought to himself it's impossible for Tai to be this irresponsible. He was working under their company for some time and this was the first time something ever like this happened. He looked at Andrea, "Andrea, try to contact his family and try visiting his house. But don't go alone okay? Ask someone to go with you or if I have time later I'll come with you okay?" Leo said to her to know what's happening to Tai.
"Sir, I do appreciate the thought of you accompanying me to visit your P.A but you have many things to be doing. So, you don't really have to accompany me later. I'll take a company driver to take me to his place. So please, just do your job at ease. I'll handle the situation with Tai." Andrea said to him seriously. Not planning to make her boss skip some work because of having to visit his P.A. She thought to herself as a secretary, she shouldn't take up her boss's time like this. He is needed to attend some important meetings after all.
Leo nodded, it was okay as long as she wasn't alone. After all, being alone at night can be dangerous especially to women. "All right, but make sure to take a company driver okay? After visiting him let me know what happened and ask the company driver to drive you home afterward. It's not safe to be wandering alone. You know what happened last night right? The police want to be extra careful this time." He said to Andrea and she just nodded.
With that, Leo went to the elevator and press the number of his office. He waited in the lift then when he arrived he got off and went to work straight. Throughout the entire day, Leo did nothing but do work and attend meetings of each department to clarify issues and make strategies to make their company and product improvements.
He scanned through all the files given to him by Andrea. This file contained the different issues that were addressed in the meeting earlier at the time.
To be continued
Leo's POV After a few hours of working, I'm finally done doing all of today's workload. What's left is to just double check the reports and outputs sent by all departments. I still have some papers waiting for approval given to me by the PR Department but it can wait as there are still plenty of time before creating another project within the company. It's quite easy for me to just scan through those materials later on because for now there is a matter which requires my attention and presence. I don't know what Luca wants me to know or do with whatever he wants to say. But from the way he spoke to me earlier, I guess something happened with his work. I know it's about work because that's all what he ever does. He's quite workaholic and his life literally just revolves around it. He doesn't really care about bonding or making connection with other people unless he got comfortable at first talk or he needs it for his job.
Leo's POV I gasped at the picture Luca asked me to see. I cannot believe my eyes, are they playing tricks? I looked at him seriously, "Luca, this isn't right. It's impossible that he would do something like this. For God's sake you know what kind of person he is." Luca looks at me with eyes looking so serious. "You can see it can't you?" He asks me seriously. What in the world is he saying, I can obviously see it. "What the hell are you talking about? Obviously I can Luca. I have eyes if you can't see it" I said to him full of sarcasm. This is ridiculous but I also know this isn't fabricated. Could it be they simply look alike? He sighs and open his mouth to speak again, "I asked my colleagues about the picture and hell they cannot see the face Leo. Only you and I can. You know what these means right?" He says to me while looking into my eyes. Oh no, if others cannot see this person's face then that can only mean one thing
Luca's POV I woke up at the sound of my phone constantly buzzing for a good few minutes now. At first, I tried not to mind it but it's quite irritating to hear as seconds continue to pass by. I sat up and glanced at my phone which was still buzzing and I groaned silently because I was pissed. I took the phone to the nightstand then checked why it kept buzzing. The group chat was flooded with messages from our other friends who were busy monitoring the status on their side. Most of them mentioned me and Leo, asking about our current status and whether there is a new development from our investigation. I sighed again at the thought of the problem we are facing. I decided to reply so that they can stop flooding the chats. **CHAT** Me: Hey guys, I know you all have tons of questions but there's hardly anything I can tell you right now. We haven't investigated
Leo's POV We held our flashlights as we stood in the dark living room in silence. We didn't say anything when we got inside because we wanted to observe the surrounding of the house. A few minutes have passed and it was nothing but absolute silence. I motioned Luca using my flashlight to wear the gloves for the hands and shoes to start going through around the house to look for anything that might help us know the answers we seek. We erased our footprints from when we walked in first and wiped the handprints left at the door. Then walked around the living room, checking the table and tv set if there was anything noteworthy, but we only found a key so far. "Luca", I called out to him as soon as I picked up the key. He went close to me and took a closer look at the key. I handed it to him and said, "Luca scan this key. It might be useful later on. We don't know what's it for but we most definitely cannot
Luca's POV I quietly entered their bedroom and carefully shut the door behind me. I flashed my light around but didn't see anything in particular. I saw a mini drawer near the bedside. I walked towards it and kneeled one leg to take a closer look at it. I opened the first drawer on top and found a diary inside with a few handwritten letters. I took all of the things out and scanned through the letters first. Most of the letters were written by him to his wife. Probably a way of showing his love and adoration for his wife and family. Two letters, in particular, caught my eye. The first letter had a black envelope with a gold color wax as a seal. The seal was an oddly familiar flower, but I can't seem to remember where I've seen it before. I took a picture of both letters for evidence so that I could show it to Leo. I glanced at th
Leo's POV Andrea sent me the address shortly after the call. After driving for a good 30 mins, we finally arrived at the hospital. We parked the car near the entrance. Then stepped out of the car and went towards the door where we saw Andrea standing near the nurse station. I called her, and she looked at it me. She greeted me and Luca then I asked her why she called me here. She took a deep breath and said Tai was finally found. "Then why did you call me here if he was finally found? Where is he?" "That sir Leo, please come with me." Andrea started to walk towards the emergency room, and we followed her there. We stopped outside the ICU, where I saw many patients but what surprised me was that Tai was there. Andrea looks at me, "He was brought here by a group of hikers. They said they found him up at the mountain.". The doctor comes out and greets Andrea. "How is he doing, Doctor? Is it bad?" The docto
Luca's POVI was standing in front of the nurse station to ask the Doctors and nurses what happened to Tai Hudson. That's when I noticed Celia Hudson was walking towards me. I looked at her and asked did she needed something. She shooked her and told me that Leo had gone to the cafeteria to buy and told her to stay with me. Well, I guess that would be safer. We still don't know what's going on anyway.She then went in front of the nurse station to ask Dr. Neil about her husband's condition. "We have paged Dr. Neil, but I'm afraid the surgery might take too long because it's quite a delicate one. I suggest that you stay in a private room, once your husband stabilizes we'll be taking him there. The hospital is quite big, so you wouldn't have to worry if you might bother other patients. We'll prepare the room for you, Mrs. Hudson." The nurse politely said to her with a smile.She shooked her head
Leo's POVIt's been an hour already, and we finished our breakfast. Andrea already went home a few minutes earlier because I told her to. We still have work later on, so she'll be heading to the office ahead of me. Luca and I are still in the private room; we are on the bed and talking about who we would question first. "It would be okay for me to question Celia since she knows me anyway. Then you can probably question the hikers. Let's hope that we'll end up finding out more about what happened."Luca shooked his head, "I understand that, Leo, but I think it would be better if I would do the formal interrogation. She might find it weird for you to interrogate her, especially you're not a detective. Just ask the personal questions later. If you're needed to your office today, then you should go. I can handle it here." He said as he stood up and dusting his clothes.I sighed. Well, in a way, he's right