Leap OF Fate

Chapter 89

Serene’s vibrating phone cut off the staring contest between her and Justin. Her brows furrowed as she looked at the unidentified number flashing on her screen. “Hello?”

“Serene Ellis” a raspy man’s voice spoke on the other end of the line. From the background, Serene could hear children crying.

“Yes.” she answered, her voice trembling. Her heart tightened and the angry flush on her cheeks drained.

“We have your children --”

“Please, please, don’t hurt them. Don’t hurt my babies,” she whimpered. She felt her phone snatched from her hand. Justin put the phone on speaker, not making any sound. The entire room listened in silence.

“We won’t as long as you follow everything I say.”

“Yes, yes. I’ll do everything, please don’t hurt them.”

“Two hundred million.”

“Two hundred million?”

“US Dollars. You have 24 hours to ready the money. We’ll call you by then. Don’t dare call the police if you want to see your children alive.” After the man spat his words, the line died.

Serene’s knees felt weak, and she fell on the carpeted floor. Her shoulders heaved. Her children were abducted. Their cries from the background sliced through her. Her breaths became heavier and quicker, as she thought of the fear her children were going through.

Justin held her when she fell on the floor, but she’s too absorbed in her thoughts to even care. He felt her abnormally fast breathing. It felt like she’s gasping for air rather than breathing it. The next moment, Bryan kneeled in front of her and held her hand.

“Shen, listen to me Shen, they will be alright.” he talked to her in a calm voice but she seemed not to hear it. “Shen, look at me. Take deep breaths. Inhale. Exhale…” he continued coaching her to breathe until her breaths finally stabilized. When her breathing became regular, she burst into tears and flung herself at Bryan.

“Bry… my babies” she cried on his shoulder.

“They will be fine. We’ll rescue them.” he assured her.

Justin watched the two with his murderous eyes. When Bryan kneeled in front of Serene and held her hand, he wanted to push him aside. But when he realized what he was doing, he felt helpless. Bryan always knew what to do. He always knew what she needed.

amok, but now he knew better. He met Bryan’s eyes,

a panic attack. She usually gets it when she’s in a high-stress situation. I helped her stabilize her breathing.” he explained, then he stood

some time, her back which was resting on Justin’s chest

how much money do I have in my dollar account?” she asked, her head nodding as she listened. “I see. What about in other currencies? How much would they total if converted?” Again, she nodded as she made mental calculations. “Alright. Please have those converted

million, even if she pooled all her money. She racked her brain on where she would get that sum of money. Standing up from the floor,

you going?”

him and blurted out her unfiltered thoughts, “I need to talk to Al. I’m still 100 million short. I’ll see if

Justin said, exasperated. She dares ask for another person for money to save her

“Excuse me?”

dare ask another man for money? Those are my children! Why would you think of

Her children were at the mercy of kidnappers. She swallowed hard and pushed all her hesitations. “Alright then. Loan me a hundred million USD. Write the

by grabbing his shoulder, “Let her be. She’s under high-stress

vibrated once again. Her trembling hands fished it out of her pocket. She did not know when Justin came to her side, she just saw her phone on his hand. He pressed the answer button and put the call on loudspeaker.

asked, her

staying true to your word

did not. Please don’t hurt my children,” she

you know what Ms. Ellis, the more I look at your son, the more I am convinced that 200 million

Serene’s already pale face became paler, then her eyes darted to Justin. Her tears welled from her eyes and her heart throbbed in

it be Ms. Ellis, that they’re Rain

Justin spoke.

Mr. Rain, how about we up it to 300 million? Another

want to see

almost fell face

him with her wet eyes. She searched his eyes for strength. She knew she could no longer hold on. Her fear gnawed at her

care of this, Serene.

a long time, Serene hugged his waist as she poured out all her worries on him. He rubbed her back

their children’s situation. He’s thankful these people were

ringtone broke the room’s silence. It’s a video call. As soon as he

Bình Luận ()