Chapter 28: I Know Your Son’s Whereabouts
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Pete wanted to tell the truth, but if Nora were to know the truth now, she would definitely take him and his sister away and leave their father here alone.
Although he was always going against the tyrant, Justin was nonetheless still a qualified father.
He still remembered how the tyrant would always bring him to work and all his meetings when he was a baby…
Seeing that Mommy was about to sign the agreement, in that split second, Pete suddenly picked up the glass of milk next to him and splashed it all on the papers!
Nora had only written a word when the milk soaked through the papers. The ink immediately ran, obviously invalidating the agreement.
Henry cursed angrily, “What are you doing, you little bastard?”
Pete held the glass with an innocent look and replied, “My hand slipped…”
Upon hearing his reply, Angela stepped forward angrily and raised her hand immediately. “You little bastard, you did that on purpose! I’m going to kill you!”
Nora bent over, picked him up, and held him protectively in her arms. With a sinister look, she snapped, “How dare you!”
Lisa braced herself and held Angela back. “I’m sure she didn’t do it on purpose, Angela…”
Irene also stretched out her arm anxiously. “What are you being serious with a five-year-old for, Henry? It’s just a contract. Just print another copy!”
Henry was terribly furious. He was just about to get his hands on the agreement, but a five-year-old had actually ruined everything!
Wendy gnashed her teeth in fury. However, she managed to stay more rational and she ordered, “Go back to the Smiths and reprint the agreement.”
Nora narrowed her eyes. She looked at her daughter in her arms and said, “I’m sending Cherry back to the hotel first.”
Even if it was for the sake of finding her son, there was no way she would let her daughter come to any harm.
Henry sneered, “Heh, you sure are being rather protective of a little girl who isn’t even worth a few dollars. We’ll wait for you at the Smiths.”
Nora walked out with Pete in her arms.
Wendy pushed Angela lightly and said, “Take the car and follow your sister to the hotel, Angela. Your dad and I will take a cab back home.”
Angela stomped her foot and demanded, “Mom, why?”
Wendy lowered her voice and replied, “What if she doesn’t come over after returning to the hotel? Go and keep tabs on her.”
Only then did Angela finally realize what she meant and hurriedly chased after Nora.
On the way to the hotel, Pete sat in the car’s back seat, his eyes cast downward in deep thought.
He had only temporarily interrupted Mommy from signing the agreement just now. If he wanted to destroy the baddies’ plans, he’d need to think of another solution.
He quietly picked up his cell phone and sent a text message to Cherry: “Cherry, are you there? It’s urgent!”
Cherry replied very quickly: “I’m here! What’s up?”
With his eyes downcast, Pete continued to send her messages: “Use Daddy’s cell phone and send an anonymous email to Mommy. Do it fast! The email’s content is…”
Nora’s cat-like eyes were slightly downcast. She looked unperturbed, but in truth, waves had long been churning in her heart, and she felt awfully restless.
Would her father really tell her where her son was after she signed the agreement?
She was still thinking about it when her cell phone suddenly vibrated. She picked it up casually, but after glancing at it, she suddenly froze.
An anonymous email lay quietly in her mailbox.
There were only a few words in the email:
“I know your son’s whereabouts. Don’t sign the agreement.”
The look in Nora’s eyes immediately turned cold. Who had sent her the email?
She placed the phone horizontally in her lap. Her two cool, pale, and slender fingers quickly tapped away on it as she tried to track the sender’s location. Suddenly, her eyes widened in shock and her hands abruptly drew back.
That was so close!
It was fortunate that she had stopped in time. A little more and her cell phone would have been forcefully shut down and rendered useless.
Who exactly had sent her the email? They were actually able to get Y, the internationally renowned hacker, to write firewall software for them!
The authenticity of the email’s content was worth considering, but more importantly, it had suddenly given her a wakeup call.
Nora’s long slender fingers tapped against the car seat as she thought about everything that had happened during this week after she returned to the States.
Both the Grays and the Smiths seemed to hold great interest in the small company that her mother had left her.
There were definitely secrets that she was unaware of hidden in the company.
The car quickly arrived at the hotel.
“What? You’re not signing the agreement anymore?” Angela yelled sharply, “Don’t you want to look for your son anymore?!”
Nora raised an eyebrow and sneered, “I’m not stupid. What if Dad gives me false information after I sign the agreement? How am I supposed to tell whether it’s true or not?”
Angela stomped her foot in anger. “Nora, how can you go back on your word?!”
Nora took Pete’s hand and, with her eyes downcast, said coldly, “You want me to give you the company? Sure. Tell him to find my son and bring him to me first.”
After leaving behind those words, she took Pete’s hand and walked straight into the hotel.
She had only just taken a couple of steps when she suddenly heard someone exclaim, “Wake up! Wake up!”
Her keen intuition as a doctor made her look over abruptly. At once, she saw a middle-aged man collapsed at the side. His face had turned pale and he was clearly not breathing anymore.
Nora said to Pete, “Go upstairs by yourself first, Cherry. I’ll go over and take a look.”
On the top floor of the hotel.
Cherry was combing her newly bought Barbie’s hair.
Justin was seated on the sofa next to her and staring at his cell phone solemnly.
Q, the international hacker, had actually tried to bypass his cell phone’s firewall just now. He didn’t know what Q’s purpose in doing so was.
While he was musing over it, Cherry picked a pink tutu dress from the Barbie’s row of princess dresses and asked, “How does this one look, Daddy?”
Justin, who couldn’t bring himself to watch, replied, “… It’s passable.”
“What about this one? There are so many pearls on it and it’s shiny!”
“Daddy, you’re so patronizing! You didn’t even look at it!”
Justin looked up to see his son with his hands on his hips. He looked very adorable and very much like a little princess with his cheeks all puffed up angrily.
Although Justin liked his son lively, he was nevertheless still blinded by how he looked. Thus, he simply stood up and went to the study. “I’ll go and finish some work.”
He needed some time alone.
He tried hard to convince himself to accept it. In the end, he consoled himself by telling himself that as long as his son didn’t wear a princess dress, everything was fine!
At this point, Lawrence walked in and gave him his report. He said respectfully, “Mr. Hunt, we’ve re-investigated Miss Smith.”
Justin sat upright and said coldly, “Tell me.”
“Nora Smith has been fat since she was a child. Due to poor health, she didn’t go to school much.
“Five years ago, she couldn’t bear the loneliness and became impregnated by an unknown man before marriage. She gave birth to a daughter afterward. It’s said that the Grays were very displeased about it, so the Smiths had to send them abroad to get out of the public eye…”
Lawrence frowned after he finished going through the basic information. “There’s something very strange, though. There’s no information at all about Miss Smith during her five years abroad. It’s as if someone had erased all the traces.”
Anti had become famous three years ago. It was very hard for someone to pick up medicine in just two years. Moreover, her technique was so immaculate, so she must have gone through a great deal of practice.
Lawrence continued and said, “But one thing is for certain—Nora Smith has never learned any medicine. Therefore, we can nearly rule out the possibility that she’s Anti.”
Justin was a little disappointed.
At this point, Lawrence suddenly heard a voice in his earphones. After listening, his expression changed slightly. “Something has gone wrong in the hotel lobby.”