Chapter 20 Brayden Investigating Alison
It was already 12.30PM when Alison finally made her way to the airport. The earliest flight from. Riverton to Imperia was 2.00PM. So, without further ado, she rushed to the counter to ask if anyone refunded their flight since the tickets were already sold out. This was her only chance of getting on the quickest flight home.
Alas, reality rarely went according to one’s wishes.
At the same moment, two people showed up behind her.
A deep cold voice sounded behind her, bellying a hint of anger, “Are you going to run away just as we applied for a divorce?”
Alison was stunned and turned around to see Brayden in a suit and Conner beside him.
“I’m sorry, Madam. The flight to Imperia is full.” The employee tried to help her out by suggesting, “If you’re not in a hurry, there’s another flight tomorrow at 8.00AM.”
“That’s alright. Thanks,” Alison rejected her offer.
Flight tickets were all fully booked. This was also the case for high-speed rail tickets. So, the only option left was to drive, but the distance from Riverton to Imperia was just too far.
She grabbed her identity card and walked to the airport’s entrance with a heavy heart.
“I’d like to cancel a ticket for the 2.00PM flight to Imperia,” Brayden told the employee at the counter as he noticed Alison was in a hurry.
Conner looked at him with widened eyes and asked in puzzlement, “Who’s going to discuss the collaboration if you blow them off?”
Then, Brayden gave him a look. “Who said I’m the one canceling?”
Conner paused for a moment before realizing he was the fool as he glanced between Brayden and Alison, who had stopped in her tracks.
“Please present your identity documents.” The employee did her job as she ignored the obvious drama unfolding before her.
Brayden shot him another look, and Conner obediently handed over his flight ticket and documents to the employee. Soon, the cancellation was successful.
The employee called out to Alison and handed her the tickets, which made her feel rather conflicted.
“Thank you.” She knew Brayden did this on purpose.
“You’re welcome.” He was as cool as ever and took the briefcase from Conner. “You can explain
why you’re running away when we get on the plane later.”
Alison didn’t argue with him, nor was she in the mood. Instead, the worry in her heart grew as she thought of the person lying in the operating theater.
Brayden naturally noticed that her mind was elsewhere, so he sent a message to Conner, ‘Make sure to arrive at Imperia before noon tomorrow.
To which Conner replied, ‘Got it, Boss.’
At 2.00PM sharp, the flight had Alison and Brayden sitting in the same row. They were only separated by the aisle.
“Why are you going to Imperia?” Brayden initiated the conservation as he regarded her with a hint of scrutiny.
“My family got into an accident and is hospitalized. So, I’m paying them a visit.” Alison didn’t hide the truth and replied calmly.
He paused momentarily before asking, “Do you need me to accompany you?”
“I don’t know yet.”
The phone call was abrupt, and she was panicking when she heard that Anna was in an accident.
When she heard that Anna was suffering a head injury and was unconscious, she immediately ‘bolted out of the house. She didn’t even have the mind to ask how it happened and which
hospital they were in. She only wanted to see her sister as soon as possible.
“I’ll go with you when we land,” Brayden decided without asking her. “Ask them which hospital they’re at.”
However, Alison didn’t hesitate to decline his suggestion, “I said no.”
“This isn’t a discussion.” He stared at her with cold eyes. “Since we’re in Imperia, there’s no reason why I shouldn’t visit.”
She didn’t answer him and planned on disappearing once she left the plane.
After that, she kept her eyes closed and rested while Brayden’s gaze would land on her face occasionally. When he saw the tiredness and worry on her face, he had the urge to smooth out the frown between her eyes so that she could sleep better.
Three hours later, they finally landed at Imperia International Airport. Since they were first-class passengers, they had the privilege to leave the plane first.
Chapter 20 Brayden…
Alison and Brayden moved quickly toward the airport’s entrance. He stared at her as she kept looking at her phone before asking. “Did you ask them which hospital they are currently staying
“I’m going to the restroom.” She kept her phone in her pocket nonchalantly.
He didn’t realize anything unusual, so he merely nodded and waited for her.
Half an hour later, his employee from the branch in Imperia prompted, “Mr. Cornell, it’s been half an hour.”
Brayden was taken aback and finally realized that Alison had taken a little too long in the
He found her number in his contacts and dialed it, but his call was declined just as it rang. Before he could call her a second time, Alison’s text arrived. I’ve already left the airport. Thanks for the flight ticket.
That made his face darken. You are really something. Alison!
“Mr. Cornell?” The Imperia branch office employee was concerned about his sudden change of
“To the office,” Brayden ordered coldly.
When he was in the car, he couldn’t help but feel a well of frustration at Alison’s actions.
So, he clicked the mail app and entered a receiver’s email address before typing the message. ‘Can you investigate this person for me? Alison Lawrence. Female. Imperian. This is her photo. As long as you can find everything about her, you can name whatever price you want.’ Then, he inserted her photo before sending the email.
The receiver was a hacker he met online when he was 19. They rarely contacted each other but would always back each other up when either of them was in trouble. It had been a long time. since they last made contact.
At the same time, Alison was sitting in the passenger seat of a white sports car listening to the person beside her going on incessantly about the last two years that she had missed.
“Aly, are you listening to me?” James was wearing a casual sporty set that made him look young with that baby face of his.
Unfortunately, Alison was not in the mood to entertain him and his antics. “You’re so noisy.”
James’ eyes widened in shock.
So, he put on a pitiful look the next second as he whined, “Where has all the love gone?”
“One more word, and I’ll kick you out of the car,” Alison replied succinctly.
James immediately dropped the act. Aly is angry. That’s not good!
Alison watched with anxious eyes as they neared the hospital, and her heart started to pound. “Is Anna really alright?”
“You know my sister’s skills.” James understood she was worried. So, he didn’t beat around the bush. “When she knew Anna was injured, she immediately requested to be her primary doctor. She knows how important Annia is to you.”
Alison felt some weight being lifted off her shoulders.
She never expected James to wait for her at the airport when she was still in the air.
So, she was surprised when she saw his message when she landed. Later on, she found out that Carl had asked his employee to estimate her arrival after their phone call.
It just so happened that James was by his side and volunteered to pick her up at the airport.
These idiots. Did they even think about what would happen if I didn’t get on the 2.00PM flight? They would have waited for nothing.Buzz. Buzz. Her phone vibrated.
She casually unlocked her phone to see a new email for an email address that she had not used. for two years.