Winter was afraid to impose as Frank stayed in seclusion.
She attended her classes as usual during the day and helped out at her mother’s new snackbar whenever she had free time.
After Carol reopened her snackbar, things were once again busy whenever rush hour arrived,
A few days later, Winter was also helping out in the evening.
After helping her mother close the doors, Carol said, “You should stay the night here, Winter.”
Winter shook her head. “No, I should go back to Skywater Bay. Frank is still in seclusion, and I’m not sure when he’ll come out. I need to go back to check on him.”
Carol smiled. “You really care a lot about him.”
Winter blushed. “Stop it, Mom. Our family owes him–it’s only right for me to show some care in return.”
“Okay. Hurry back soon,” Carol told her.
Winter nodded and rode her electric moped back to Skywater Bay.
She looked up to see the skies covered in dark clouds–it looked like it was going to rain.
She shut all the doors and windows before checking the basement as well.
However, Frank was still not out.
She could not help being curious about what training he was doing in seclusion, that he could fast for days.
Still, she did not dwell on it and returned to her bedroom, unaware that a black–clad man hid in a dark corner outside the mansion, studying the building.
Once Winter’s room light was off, the black–clad man sneaked into the mansion.
He was one of Cram’s goons, sent there to threaten Frank.
Naturally, he could not kill Frank before getting the recipe and would only hurt Winter!
He followed his intel and made it to Winter’s room, but she was not asleep.
Thinking it was Frank when she heard footsteps, she was just about to get out of bed when she realized something was wrong
If it was Frank outside, he would not have to tip–toe!
“A thief?” she muttered in panic and picked up a photo frame from the bedside drawer.
Tiptoeing to the door and quietly opening it to a narrow slit, she gingerly looked outside… and almost felt her heart stop as she was staring into another pair of eyes!
The main was scrawny and smiling smugly.
“No!” Winter screamed as cold sweat ran down her back, the photo frame in her hand
She was petrified -it was a scene right out of a horror movie that she had never expected to happen to her!
And while she was stunned, the black–clad man shoved the door wide open, knocking her
down to the floor in surprise.
She frantically crawled backwards while crying out, “W–Who are you?!”
The black–clad man laughed. “You must be Winter Lawrence. I’m here for you.”
With that, he whipped out a knife, brandishing it.
Anyone would be scared at the sight at the cold, gleaming edge!
“W–What do you want?” Winter gulped.
“Your dear brother didn’t want to work with my boss,” the black–clad man grinned as he strode toward Winter. “So I have to hurt you now.”
Winter scrambled to get away, but the black–clad man promptly chased her down and grabbed her by the neck.
“No!!! Let me go!!!” Winter screamed even as she struggled.