The moment Frederick stepped into the CEO’s office, he flew off the handle and angrily threw an ashtray at the French window.
“Which department does Marguerite belong to? Get her manager here! She’s slacking off, and now she’s not even showing up for work?”
Looking troubled, Chuck stole a glance at his irate boss and plucked up the courage to say,
“Mr. Winston, you said only you could handle Marguerite. So, she was assigned to your department.”
Frederick spun around, glaring at Chuck. “Are you implying that her absence is my fault?”
Robert squinted and shook his head. He thought, “Isn’t that the truth? If you hadn’t humiliated Marguerite with the jewelry purchase yesterday, would she be avoiding work to dodge you?”
Chuck had the same thoughts, but he didn’t dare to voice them out loud.
Seeing this, Robert waved Chuck out of the room. He sighed and walked over to Frederick.
“This woman is so headstrong. I’m starting to doubt that she really stole the bracelet. Getting the patent is the priority now, and we need to get the perfume formula ASAP.”
Robert cautiously looked at Frederick. “How about you apologize to her?”
A sharp look flashed in Frederick’s eyes as he retorted arrogantly, “Apologize? Who does she think she is?”
Feeling helpless, Robert retorted, “She didn’t come home yesterday and she didn’t come to work today. She doesn’t even have a place to stay. Aren’t you worried something dangerous might happen to her?”
Frederick félt a pang of concern at his words.
He took a deep breath. Taking out his phone, he sent a text behind Robert’s back.
[I was too harsh on you about the theft. I’ll help you clear things up. Where are you? Send me your location, and I’ll come pick you up.]
He had made the biggest concession, and surely that should cool her down.
However, Frederick didn’t receive a reply from Marguerite.
He anxiously dialed her number again, only to find out that her phone was turned off!
Just a moment ago he could call her, but now her phone was off.
Frederick was livid.
He was worried about her safety, but she didn’t appreciate it.
Frederick was getting angrier. “She has crossed the line! Didn’t she need this job? Fine, if she doesn’t come to me, I will make sure she can’t find a job in this industry!”
He made the threat, waiting for Marguerite to reply and come begging to him at the company.
But two days passed and Marguerite didn’t reply to any of his messages.
Robert couldn’t hold it in any longer. While trying to soothe Frederick, he cautiously asked, “Frederick, has Marguerite come to see you?”
Frederick had been troubled by this for days, and now Robert was rubbing salt in his wound!
He glared at Robert, his voice sounding demonic, “If you’ve got nothing to do, go find a job. Stop spouting nonsense here.”
Robert shifted his chair closer to Frederick and anxiously said,
“Frederick, aren’t you worried? No matter how stubborn Marguerite is, she wouldn’t disappear without a trace. Have you tried tracking her phone?”
Frederick frowned. The more he thought about it, the more he felt something was off.
Marguerite was not the type to shirk responsibilities. Even if she didn’t want to come to the office, considering her dedication to her work, she would complete all her handovers before resigning.
But she did none of that and just disappeared.
Robert stopped caring about Frederick’s mood. Love wasn’t a chess game, it was not about who gave in first or who won.
If Marguerite was indeed in danger, Frederick would be filled with regret later!
He walked towards Frederick’s desk, turned on the computer, and said sternly,
“Frederick, if you don’t want something to happen to your wife, I suggest you get Chuck to check the surveillance footage of her last day at the company right now. I’m going to track her phone location, and you better pray she’s safe.”
Even Frederick’s cold and hard heart tightened at Robert’s words.
Could she really be in danger?
Without any hesitation or consideration, Frederick immediately called Chuck, “Check the surveillance of Marguerite’s last day at the company, and do it as fast as you can!”
Soon, Chuck rushed into the CEO’s office with the update, “Mr. Winston, I found something! Three days ago, Marguerite took a call and left in a hurry. She seemed anxious.”
“Check her call records!”
“Yes, Mr. Winston!”
As Chuck hurried out of the office, Robert suddenly hit the enter key and announced, “I found Marguerite’s location!”
Frederick immediately went to his desk. He looked at the computer screen and saw a green location marker on the Google map filled with winding streets.
Frederick’s eyes widened, and his usually calm face was filled with shock.
That location marker was at Marina Shores Village!
The village that had a big fire!
It was where Yuna used to live, but how could Marguerite be there?