A flash of understanding crossed Matthew’s eyes. It seemed he would have to take things slow
Feeling the danger of this topic, Cynthia decided to change the subject, “Why are you back? Are you on holiday?”
“I’m retired,” Matthew murmured.
Cynthia looked up in surprise. “Retired?”
Everyone knew that the Captain’s capabilities were top–tier in the organization. He had led his team to complete many challenging tasks, eaming numerous medals. Most importantly, he had a promising future. Why had he chosen to retire?
“I was severely injured during a mission a year ago. The doctor said I couldn’t engage in high–intensity training daily. My successor has already been trained, so it seemed right to retire. Matthew did not hide the truth from her.
A wave of concern surged in Cynthia’s heart. She wanted to ask why he had not informed them about his injury but remembered that some mission details were classified and better left unsaid. So she changed her question, “How is your injury now?
“I’ve recovered, just can’t undergo daily high–intensity training” Matthew seemed to realize her concern and sought reassure her
Cynthia breathed a sigh of relief, then asked another question, “Did that group willingly let you go?” Captain Matthew’s capabilities were exceptional. Even if he could not engage in high–intensity training daily, he could easily stay. The group would surely find a way to keep him unless the Captain was dead set on leaving.
Matthew chuckled unexpectedly, his tone as casual as ever. “I proposed a transfer to their group, and they all turned me down.
Cynthia remained silent, well aware that they were likely afraid of being outsmarted by him. Aside from training, the Captain was usually pleasant to be around, except when he subtly set traps for people. Mitchell, that sly fox, had learned that skill from the Captain.
“And now you’re “Cynthia began.
“Unemployed,” he cut in
Cynthia refused to continue the conversation. There were countless stable jobs waiting for him if he wanted them. Pretending to be jobless indred!
“Do you have any openings at your company? I could work as a bodyguard or a secretary.” Matthew’s intentions were unfathomable to Cynthia.
Cynthia early choloed on her drink. Aside from the sizable retirement fund the Captain must have, his family wealth was significant. While she did not know exactly what the Captain’s family did, she had vaguely heard from Old Man Tanz that they were not lacking in money.
“Ms. Yates, are you afraid that I might not be capable of protecting you?” Matthew maintained his laid–back tone, bis thoughts unreadalile
Cynthia felt as if she were on the brink of collapsing. Ms. Yates. The last those he had addressed Jimmy as Mr. Barnes, Jimmy had been punished with a ten–kilometer weighted run. She could not keep her cool, thinking it best to have a serious conversation with him “Captain.”
“I’m not a Captain anymore. me by my name “
Cynthia picked up her tea and took a small sip. At this moment, she desperately wished the other guys were here too. They could at least share some of the loud. She was confident that the Captain was definitely still holding a gridge about her using him as an “antidote last time.
“It Ms. Yates doesn’t agree, I will have no choice but to submit my resume to Arch International Group on the 8th. With my skills, 1 should be able to land a job. Matthew picked up a chess piece with his slender fingers, his entire aura exuding a casual aristocratic charm.
Cynthia fell silent. He would not only succeed, he would likely be directly hired by HR to become head of the security team. He could take her and Momo down without breaking a sweat.
“Do you really want to find a job?” She did not know what his family did for a living and had no intention of finding out