Diana is the eldest granddaughter of the Winchester Family. She has lived her 22 years of life as her twin, Chantal's shadow. She thought she has become immune to the hurt caused by her own family until one revelation revealed in anger, turned her world upside down. Thinking that she has lost the piece of home, she was proven wrong when a helping hand, led her to discover an amorous side of her. Lucas is the 30-year-old President of Forrest Research Institute and a descendant of one of the 7 great families in the country of Great Blackhampton. He has always been good at reading people's personalities so when this beautiful goddess of a woman gave him a look asking for help, he didn't hesitate. Their first meeting, their first kiss. She thought it only ended there, until they met two months later. She had never imagined meeting one of the descendants of the Great families, even more so meeting the heirs. Not only was she welcomed, they even became acquainted with her own friends. They never expected that Lucas and Diana's encounter was the beginning of love blooming for them as well.View More
After canvassing the full layout of the building and accounting the number of people inside, Detective Jones and the other Officers made their strategic plan.An hour later, they made their move.Adrian was made to stay in the car while he viewed their perspective from the tablet device.He was given eyes for different cameras. Two more Officers were also monitoring it from their tablet devices.They compared every person found to the sketches from Adrian’s description of the people held captive. And also of the ones Adrian said were the people who ordered them around.Adrian watched as the trained Officers infiltrated the area covertly.CCTV cameras were hacked and made to play the same view over and over again.They knocked out the guards with tranquilizers, making sure they wouldn’t be waking up so soon.They were separated into groups. One made way to the sleeping quarters of the captives, another entered the main building, and another surrounded all possible exits.There were onl
Adrian held her hand, squeezing it.At that moment, Hugh returned to the room and was startled by the silence.“What happened?” He asked. His eyes wandered to Violet who now had her head lowered, her hand covering her eyes and her shoulders shaking.‘Is she crying?’ His brows furrowed.“Violet just remembered what happened that time when she was taken away.” Emma summarized it for him.He nodded. “By the way–I’ve just received information just now. Violet–it has something to do with you. If this is not a good time, I won’t say it.”She looked up, quickly wiping her tears with the cloth napkin.“No, please, I want to hear it.”Hugh nodded.“What is it, Hugh?” Emma asked.“It’s about her family.”They all glanced at Violet, gauging her reaction.“I remember–my mother died that time.” She said.Hugh nodded, confirming what she had remembered.Her heart fell. Deep inside, she was hoping that she was wrong. That she remembered it wrongly.Tears continued to fall down her cheeks. The napkin
Knock. Knock.“I’ll go get it..” Emma said.She opened the door and saw her younger brother, Adrian.“Ah.. Adrian.. What is it?”Adrian was startled.He stepped back to check if he knocked on the correct room or not.“You have something you need from Violet?” She smiled.His brows shot up. “Oh. Um–I was going to bring her to the dining room.”“Ah.. I see. Well, just in time. We’re done here as well.” Emma smiled. She turned her head and called over. “Come on you two..”“Okay!” Priscilla said. “Let’s go Violet..”Priscilla brought Violet over.Adrian was struck for a moment when he saw Violet.He had never seen her so dolled up.Her hair was beautiful and so is her overall look. Her face was even more beautiful than usual.Violet’s head hung as her cheeks blushed bright red.Adrian cleared his throat.“Let’s go..” Adrian tilted his head.“Mn.” Violet nodded.
Violet felt intimidated to have the two women in the room with her.She’s struck by how the two could just casually talk to her, essentially a stranger to them.They urged her to go inside the bathroom to wash up, even instructing her as to how to use the products when they noticed her facial expression.She had not used any of those fancy products for as long as she could remember. She had been used to using a bar of soap to use from her head to toe.Now, she used a shampoo, conditioner, and body wash with a sponge. There’s even a feminine wash for her to use.Afterwards, she heard knocks on the door as she was wrapping her body with the towel.“Yeah?” She uttered, quickly putting on the new underwear.She was actually given several in different sizes since they didn’t know what size she wore as they were preparing the room for her.“Are you dressed?” Priscilla asked through the door.“Umm–no.. Not yet..” She fumbled as she put on the dark blue tight fitted jeans, brown crocheted swe
Detective Jones and Howard Dawson followed Adrian inside.The woman who spoke just now was Violet Barrington, a 28 years old, brunette woman with striking blue eyes and heart shaped face.She looked at them in shock, not expecting for Adrian to bring people with him.She withdrew to the corner, her guard up.“Ace? Who are they?” She asked in a low voice.“This is Detective Jones–and Mister Howard.”“Howard is fine, Sir.” Howard interjected.Adrian nodded.“Detective?” Violet furrowed her brows. “Why is he here? Did anything happen?”Adrian turned to Detective Jones and Howard. “Will you two have a seat?”“Sure..” Detective Jones didn’t hesitate to sit on a couch while Howard remained standing.“Vi–we have to go somewhere else.” Adrian began.“What? Why? What’s going on? Who exactly are these people? Are they–” Violet feared the worst, thinking this was Mortimer’s men.“No–no.. Calm down for a bit, Vi.. I was taken to the Police earlier..” Adrian stepped forward as he scratched his hea
Adrian stood frozen.His heart was beating so fast.As the elderly man and woman approached him, he told himself that they were his parents. They looked nothing like how they used to before.To his last memory of them, Lillian still had jet black hair. She would style it with big curls. Her eyes were brighter and she of course barely had any wrinkles.Ernest too had fuller hair, barely any wrinkles and he also liked to keep a beard before.Now the two looked evidently older, and looked like they have worried so much all these years.“Adrian.. I’m sorry.. I’m sorry..” Lillian pulled him into a hug.Her warmth engulfed Adrian.He had not felt a warm embrace in years. He had already forgotten it.He felt his arm get wet with her tears.Adrian’s hand raised and patted her back instinctively.Then he felt Ernest’s hand on his shoulder, squeezing him, as if reassuring himself that his son was really there.“It has been too long.” Ernest had a lot of feelings in his heart that he thought it
It took about 20 minutes for Ernest’s driver, John Garcia, to come back from the hotel which was more or less ten minutes away.The maid, Wendy Webb, was waiting for him in the lobby of the hotel and came out when John called that he had arrived.Wendy then gave him the bag which contained the things Ernest had asked for.John then quickly drove away as soon as Wendy entered the hotel again.Hugh’s bodyguard, Hoyt Cole then came out to get the bag from him while John parked the car.Per routine, the bag came through a security check before it was allowed inside.Hoyt then brought the bag to the room where Ernest was.“Here are the things, Detective..” Ernest handed him the bag.“Thank you.. I’ll take these to him now.” Detective Jones soon moved to the other room, bringing the bag with him.“Hey.. Sorry it took a while.. So, I got a set of clothes here and some hygiene stuff.” He said.“Mn. Thanks..” He nodded.“Come with me.. There’s a shower room you could use.” He said.“Okay.”Adr
Adrian could not believe it right away.“Yes.. There’s no doubt about it.” Detective Jones nodded, a smile appeared on his face. “Would you like to see them?”Adrian just looked at him with a dumbfounded look.“Adrian? Would you like to see your family?” Detective Jones repeated.The other blinked up at him. He evaded his eyes.“Can I ask what’s on your mind?” Detective Jones said.At this moment, the Chief had brought Adrian’s family to the other room where they could see and listen to Adrian.The other Officers were startled upon their entrance in the room, but otherwise remained silent and respectful.As for Adrian’s parents and sisters, their hearts were beating fast as soon as they heard Detective Jones’s question and saw that Adrian seemed to be hesitating.Lillian held Ernest’s hand tighter, clinging on his support.She was afraid that Adrian would not want to meet them.After all, it had been years.‘Does he resent us? I wouldn’t even put it past him if he does. It was our neg
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