Another week went by, and the rescue team had fished more than a hundred bodies out from the sea. Yet, there was no sign of Vinson and Arielle.
Aaron was overwhelmed with despair. He had not been able to sleep well as he was busy handling national affairs and keeping a watchful eye on the rescue operation.
Celeste was so worried about her son that she decided to leave the palace to meet him. Her heart sank when she saw how frail and skinny Aaron had become.
“It has been a week, Aaron. Arielle and Vinson might have…”
Before Celeste could finish her sentence, she noticed Aaron had turned around and glared at her. “Don’t utter those inauspicious words, Mother. Don’t make wild guesses.”
He gritted his teeth and emphasized those last four words, as he refused to believe Arielle and Vinson were dead.
Celeste did not want to think they had perished in the incident either, but she did not believe the couple could survive in the ocean for a week, no matter how capable they were.
Upon seeing how determined Aaron was, she decided not to say anything that would make him feel awful. Nonetheless, Celeste was still worried about his health since he had not had enough rest during this period.
“I understand you’re worried about them, Aaron, but you have to take care of yourself too. What if you fall ill, and they’re still not found? Who else can command the search operation?” Celeste said while looking at him.
At first, Aaron wanted to continue monitoring the rescue operation, but he had to agree with Celeste. When he decided to return to the palace with her to take a rest, Celeste was overjoyed.
In the meantime, a man leaned against the chair with his legs crossed while tapping on his phone.
He asked with a wicked smirk, “How did the share acquisition go?”
The man standing opposite cautiously answered, “Mr. Rhaylie, though the price has plunged, no one has sold off their shares yet.”
The man’s expression turned grim instantly.
“Then think of a way to force them to sell their shares.” A corner of his lips quirked up. “I‘m sure you know what to do.”
The person standing in front of him started sweating buckets. “I’ll try my best, Mr. Rhaylie…”
The man narrowed his eyes and responded with a deep grunt. After putting his phone aside, he tapped his index finger on the table repeatedly.
I have to do something about it to speed things up.
He picked up his phone once again and dialed a number.
Meanwhile, at Chanaea, the media still reported on Vinson’s disappearance even though Rayson had warned them not to spread the rumors.
The press release did not mention Vinson’s death but insinuated it to a certain extent. Anyone who came across the news would know who the person was.
The news today even reported that the rescue team had discovered another thirty-eight bodies and implied that Vinson might have died in the incident.
Nightshire Group was a large company. The fact that the chairman had met with a tragic mishap meant that the company had lost its pillar. Though Susanne had stepped in to take charge of Nightshire Group, there were still people who doubted her capability.
As the share price continued to dip, all the directors and employers were like cats on hot bricks as they were scared that the company would go bankrupt and they might lose their jobs.
Rayson’s face darkened as he issued another warning. Susanne’s heart sank even deeper as another week went by without any news about Vinson and Arielle.
Nevertheless, she had no choice but to pull herself together.
When she took out her phone and was ready to call Sasha, she received a text from Sasha instead. After reading the text message, her eyes widened in shock.