Lynn nervously watched the disappearing taxi…
“Can you be a bit faster?”
“Don’t worry, boss… I’m good at this. They would never shake me off.”
Max replied with confidence. Though the road is congested, he knows this city like the back of his hand.
He didn’t have to monitor the taxi all the time to know where it is going.
After several minutes, he finally realized where the taxi is going.
“Boss, it seems to be going to the Saint Jaden Hospital…” Max suddenly said while Lynn was still thinking of how he should explain himself to Shannon.
“Saint Jaden? Ahh! That makes sense!”
Most likely, Shannon already discovered that his body was caught in an accident!
‘I hope that I just fell into a coma.’ Lynn prayed silently. He’s still not giving up after all of this. Who knows, his prayers might be answered he might be able to return to his body.
Soon, their car stopped in front of the hospital. He already saw Shannon enter so he no longer hesitated and followed.
“Stay here, Max… Wait for my return.” Lynn said.
Max didn’t seem to like how he would leave his boss alone in a public place but he still agreed and stayed in the car.
“Don’t worry, boss… I’ll stay here and lookout. I won’t let any harm come to you. You can trust me!”
Lynn heard as he left the car. He no longer bothered to reply and found Shannon talking to one of the nurses before she was pointed in a certain direction.
‘More than an hour already passed since the accident… Hmm… If I’m in a coma, was my body sent into a private room already? Or I’m still going into an operation?’ Lynn thought for a moment.
However, he realized that as he followed Shannon, they weren’t going to the ward or even the private rooms… They are going to a morgue!
Lynn started having a quickened breath as he could no longer contain his emotions… This is just too much!
“Noo! Lynn! You can’t leave me! Why did this happen?! Lynn… Lynn…”
Shannon started crying as soon as she saw her boyfriend’s body inside a cadaver bag. On the other hand, Lynn started to realize the severity of his situation.
To be specific, his body was already dead…
This realization hit him hard as he had even forgotten to approach Shannon. His heart started beating faster as everything started sinking in.
He could no longer live the same way!
He could hear her cry but his mind went blank as he noticed his gruesome body behind and hugged by Shannon.
“Lynn!” Shannon cried out again pulling Lynn from his dark thoughts.
‘You really love me…’ Lynn helplessly smiled at his situation.
His body was definitely deformed but his girlfriend didn’t care. He even got scared of his own body but she’s completely different. She could recognize him even after being rammed by a truck and her feelings remained unchanged.
Lynn was helpless seeing Shannon devastated after seeing his unmoving body…
“Would it be alright to disturb her now? Will it cause more heartache to her?” Lynn had various thoughts in his mind but still, he gritted his teeth and made a decision.
Lynn no longer hesitated as he started approaching Shannon. He wanted to tell her that he is still alive in a different body. He doesn’t care whether she would doubt him and think of him as a desperate and crazy suitor… He would just have to use his memories and tell him their private stories to regain her trust.
Aside from that, he has nothing more he could do to prove himself as Lynn.
Thud… Thud… Thud…
Shannon heard his footsteps as she slowly tried to control her emotions.
“Shannon…” Lynn’s words trailed using Arial’s voice…
It seems that the lady recognized her suitor’s voice so she didn’t even bother to look at him.
“Stay. Away. From Me…” Shannon said slowly as she emphasized each of her words.
“Shan, it’s me---"
Ring! Ring! Ring!
At this time, his phone started ringing which interrupted him and it even annoyed Shannon as she glared at him hatefully…
Nevertheless, it didn’t stop him to appreciate her beauty.
Her small face covered with tears was still so attractive… Unfortunately, she was no longer looking at him with loving eyes…
Arial sighed as he looked at the phone. It’s Max calling him…
He decided to answer him in the meantime while he’s thinking. He’s hoping that Shannon would calm down for a bit.
[ Boss! Dominic’s men are here! We have to immediately leave. There are five of them and everyone’s armed. I can’t deal with them here in the hospital. Use the backdoor to leave. I already contacted Harvey and he’s coming to support us! ]
‘Who the heck are they?’ Arial wanted to scream but hearing that they are armed and seemed to be after Arial’s life, he immediately realized that he has to move far away from Shannon… He can’t let her suffer!’
“I’m going out now…” Lynn ended the conversation.
Before he left, he looked at Shannon and said a few words…
“Shan, I have something important to say and you may not believe… However, I’m in a hurry… I will be looking for you again---”
“Just. Leave. Now!”
With that words, Lynn could only shut up as he immediately ran away… If the armed men arrived here, they might hurt Shannon and he would never be able to forgive himself if that happened.
“Ugh… This Arial! What kind of trouble did he get into?!”
Lynn felt so frustrated but there’s nothing he could do.
He doesn’t know what would happen to him if he died again!
It would be cool if he managed to possess another body but what if he truly died after this?
What if he possessed a female’s body instead? How could he get together with Shannon? What if it's an old man’s body next? He might not even be able to find her again!
“I’m out! Max, where are you?”Lynn asked as he dialed Max’s number.[ Just wait, boss… I’ll distract them for a bit! Just hide there for now! Harvey should be there any second now… ] Max answered as he ended the call.Lynn frowned as he heard a few clicks before the call ended.He could guarantee that Max definitely reloaded his gun or something.‘Just how serious this is? Why do you have so many enemies!’He was getting frustrated as he knows too little about his current situation. He wanted to leave this place as quickly as possible. He can’t let Shannon be in danger!Bang! Bang! Bang!Lynn heard three gunshots which made him duck instinctively! It was followed by several screams and cries from the crowd.‘What the heck?!’This is Lynn’s first time to hear gunshots in such close proximity! He had seen people use guns on TV but the r
Lynn realized that all he knew about Arial was superficial. He barely knows anything about what kind of life he was living and what kind of troubles he’s facing.‘Tsk… If you have this many problems, why are you even chasing my girlfriend for a long time?’Lynn couldn’t help but scold Arial in his mind. Nevertheless, he finally relaxed for a bit since he knows Shannon was safe and he’s also about to be in his safe house.He’s still frustrated about the fact that he didn’t manage to spend some more time with her but it couldn’t be helped with the current situation.He’s technically dead and just living inside another person’s body. He still doesn’t even understand what the heck is going on.‘Wait… Now that I think about it, what happened to Arial’s soul? Is it still sleeping inside this body after I took over? Or did we actually swapped and he died instead of
On the next day. Lynn opened his eyes and looked at the ceiling of his unfamiliar room… He lifted his arms and observed his hands. It is quite a rough hand. It seems that Arial wasn’t just a rich second generation, he kept his body really fit and strong. ‘I’m still inside Arial’s body… Haa~’ Lynn sighed after realizing that his hope of returning to his body and realizing that it is all just a dream is not possible. ‘I guess I’m really stuck on this, huh.’ It’s still early in the morning but he’s already sighing. He’s truly unable to explain his situation now. He can only accept whatever his situation is and move on. He also needs to create his goals so he wouldn’t be lost. A lost soul doesn’t mean a lost purpose after all. He unconsciously pulled up his phone to check the time but instead, he found tons of messages on his phone. They all came from the woman whom he was supposed to meet last night. “Clarice Grant
“What?! Just what kind of relationship did those two have when they were young? I didn’t hear anything about this from Shannon?” Lynn, while in Arial’s body, was shocked upon the discovery of the photograph. He thought that the guy was just fancying his girlfriend because of her incredible beauty inside out that even many actresses and models would pale in comparison. However, it doesn’t seem to be that simple at all. “Childhood best friends? No, I asked her, but she didn’t mention anything about him at all. There’s no way she would lie about it. Perhaps, she has forgotten about this… Ugh, it’s also possible that this was just a one-time thing. They probably met only once through their parents or something…” Lynn started speculating to calm his mind. If he didn’t do it, perhaps he would go crazy. He wanted to ask Shannon about it, but right now, he also didn’t have the courage to do so. “S-should I just—” Lynn muttered as he grasps his zippo l
“Boss, what’s going on?” Harvey asked after Lynn decided to suddenly have a serious conversation. They just finished having breakfast and Lynn suddenly asked Harvey to close the door and have the others go outside. “Hmm… We need to discuss something about Clarice Grant. Tell me everything you know about her and my relationship with her.” Lynn asked with a serious tone. This may have confused the man but he had no other choice considering that he has to meet this woman later on. Luckily, this man seems to be truly loyal as he only looks a bit surprised for a moment before nodding his head. Lynn liked the man quite a bit although this person probably killed someone already. Anyway, he waited calmly and made sure not to appear nervous at all. “I understand, boss. First, I heard from you that Clarice Grant is an important person so you could reach a certain group. You didn’t mention it to me but I know that they are quite a dangerous group
‘Crap! What’s going on now?’ Lynn was stunned as soon as he heard his girlfriend’s name being mentioned by this rich and untouchable woman. Shannon is just a normal nurse who lives in a cheap 400 dollar apartment. Aside from that, she should be an orphan and grew up with her grandparents before they passed away after she turned 15. This is what he knows about the past of his girlfriend. Then, he discovered that Shannon met Arial when they were young according to the photograph he had seen in the safe. Now, even this woman knows Shannon? She’s even talking like Shannon would actually die if something went wrong to this Key? “W-what do you mean by that?” Lynn unconsciously asked Clarice. However, he immediately regretted that as the latter looked at him with doubtful eyes. Unlike Max and Harvey with full loyalty to him, this woman is certainly different. It means that she wouldn’t mind nitpicking at him if he made some wei
Lynn looked around the room that he just entered with Clarice.The room was filled with various weapons or tools that he thought that this place is a Torture Room or something similar. However, after taking a closer look, it seems that this is just a room with a collection of various weapons from ancient times from different parts of the world.‘Why did she bother bringing me here? Why are these things even here in the first place? Shouldn’t these be placed in a museum?’Lynn mused as he continued looking around. On the other hand, Clarice started checking the shelves filled with various ancient weapons.“Found it!”Clarice said as she pulled an old book from the shelf. It is beside various weapons made of bones and stones.The old book doesn’t seem too normal as well since each page is made of thick metal or maybe stone, he wasn’t sure.As far as he can see, there are only five thick pages in