Lia's POV Having a fever wasn't an interesting experience, especially for people who were rarely sick like me. I didn't feel like I had the strength to do anything. My whole body was hot, and my head was in terrible pain. The only thing I could do to make myself comfortable was sleep. Sometimes I would wake up and be in a vague state. As always, I woke up and heard voices talking and felt the quiet atmosphere around me. The doctor was saying something; I heard him mention the name of some medicine. But I was so tired and I kept falling asleep. I woke up again, feeling my current state was better. But my body was still exhausted. I frowned, annoyed by my sweaty body. How many days had I not showered? "Hey, you all right?" I heard Ivor's voice and then I saw him sitting next to the bed. His face was full of anxiety. “I-,” I wanted to say 'I'm fine' out of habit but I hear my voice hoarse, I didn't even have the strength to say a complete sentence. My words were stuck in my throat.
“Don't worry, it's not your fault,” Ivor said. I raised my head and looked at him. My eyes and his sharp brown eyes met. “It was just a coincidence.”“But, who's going to pay for the 7 days I'm sick? Hotel rent, service fee, living fee. Who?" I said sadly.“I handled this,” Ivor insisted.“How?” I was surprised and curious.But Ivor just smiled and continued his work. I wanted to know what happened.A few minutes later, the SUV stopped. I assumed we had reached the airport. But when I got out of the car, the surrounding landscape surprised me. It wasn't an airport, it was a luxury resort.-----Having a 2-day stay at a luxury resort in Dubai was a completely new and exciting experience for us. You know, ‘us’ were employees who worked for the company. Getting our jobs done and getting a monthly salary has been our forte. Not Ivor.“How did we get the chance to stay in this luxury resort?” I asked Ivor, when we entered the resort.“I rent it,” Ivor said.I was surprised, “The whole plac
“Keep looking, come on,” I pretended I was fine. Coco frowned, she leaned lazily on the bookshelf, “Come on. We can keep looking tomorrow.” I didn't know how to handle that confidential document yet, so I couldn't let anyone discover my secrets, including Coco. So I stopped her from coming to my library the next day. Then, while we were looking for the material that she needed, I supervised her so that she didn't get a chance to get close to my desk. When Coco left, I thought about how to deal with confidential documents. In two days, I would have to submit to Ivor the list of mistresses that he had. I couldn't file a confidential document. The best way was to tell Ivor that I got the wrong document. But did he suspect me that the girl had a one-night stand with him? If I had thought rationally, I would have realized that the chances of me being discovered were not high, but I was worried. I had to take sleeping pills so I could sleep that night. The next morning, I came to the
I was startled, worried I'd be discovered. I asked myself if I hadn't overheard Ivor's conversation and accidentally dropped the clip folder of contracts. In just two seconds, I got the answer for myself.“It's me, Lia,” I shouted and bent down to pick up the contracts, which were clamped in the clip folder.The door was opened, and I heard Ivor's voice, “Lia? Why are you here?”I stood up, gave him a clip folder, “Lola asked me to bring you these contracts. You need to sign these contracts right now.”Ivor picked up the clip folder, looked at me and asked, “Is Lola very busy? She was hired to do it. I mean, bringing these contracts to me is her job.”I laughed, “She said you didn't let her walk into your office. I was surprised. What happened?God knew how nervous I was talking to Ivor then. I proved myself fine, while my mind was always wondering if Ivor had discovered I was eavesdropping on his conversation.I couldn't see any disturbing expression on his face. Ivor shrugged, “Mayb
I drove to where Elie was before she became Ivor's mistress.“Oh my God,” I had to say when I saw the place where she used to live. It was an old, dilapidated apartment building in a remote suburb. Even the security system of this place was not up to the standard.I got out of the car, feeling uncomfortable when the people there were all staring at me. Maybe it's because my SUV is already the only car here.I got out of the car, feeling uncomfortable when the people there were all staring at me. Maybe it was because my SUV was already the only car here.I didn't care about other people's eyes and went to look for apartment security. He was sitting on the couch in the apartment complex and playing games.“Excuse me, do you know of any Miss Jenner?” I asked.“Jenner?” the apartment security repeated incredulously.“Yes, Elie Jenner,” I said.He shook his head and said in an angry voice, “Who knows who she is? Find the owner of that apartment building and ask him." Then he continued to p
Lia's POV“Good evening, I'm a friend of Elie Jenner,” I carefully said, despite her unfriendly attitude."Is that the whore who lives in 305?" She retorted.“Y-Yes,” I replied hesitantly.“What do you want?” She was irritated.I said, "I said, “I haven't been able to contact Elie lately, so I went looking for her. I know her boyfriend lives in this room."Immediately, the grumpy old woman closed the door.“Wait wait wait,” I hurriedly pushed the door back to prevent it from being closed by the woman. But she wouldn't give up. I tried my best to stop the door from closing. “I have something for you. I have something for you.”"What?" that woman's voice was grumpy.“I want to buy your news. I'll buy what you know about Elie,” I said hastily.The woman's gaze scanned me from head to toe, I felt uncomfortable but couldn't say anything.“What do you want to know about?” She said she didn't want to close the door anymore.“I want to know where she is,” I said.“Give me the money first,” sh
Lia's POV I finished my flight and picked up my luggage. I went out of the airport and opened the phone that I had bought from the mother of Elie's boyfriend. I frowned when the location showed Elie had moved to a poor California neighborhood. Only last night, she was still staying at a hotel in California. Did Ivor's subordinates go to California, and she had to run away? I rented a cab, and I went to where Elie lived. It was a shipping container house in a poor neighborhood. I pursed my lips, looking at Elie's location again to confirm that she was here. I approached the house and knocked, but no one opened the door. I knocked again, but nothing changed. I frowned. What was going on, after all? Was Elie not here or did she not open the door because she was on the run from Ivor's pursuit? I pressed my ear against the door and hoped I could hear something inside the house. Fortunately, I heard the glass falling on the fur carpet. There was someone in the room. It must be Elie. I l
Surveillance footage?What do you mean?I doubt it.Mark laughed and said, “Well, today, I just got a USB stick, and the person who gave me that USB stick judged its content to be interesting.”I frowned, feeling his story was bullshit and he was trying to waste my time. But I still can't hang up. My hunch said something bad would happen if I did.“Do you want to find out about it?” Mark asked, his voice playing.- How do you mean? Are you saying I'm interested in the contents of the USB?” I asked, my voice grumpy. “Stop wasting my time, say what you want to say.”That is what I am doing. I'm saying what I want to say,” Mark countered. “And – why do I feel you're being mean to me. What did I do to make you hate me? - What's her reason?I'm upset. He's got a lot going on. I tried to make my voice as friendly as possible, “Well, maybe my voice hurt you. I'm busy-vusy that is why! So can you tell me about the surveillance footage you talked about?”I heard his sarcastic laughter. Mark sai