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   Chapter 24 Leona Ran Away

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Updated: 2020-01-27 00:25


"Well, I have a collection of cars, so I don't mind if you besmirch this one. Anytime, I can ask someone to bring us another car," Greg said.

Leona really regretted what she had said in a fit of pique. It was so difficult to win against Greg, so she should have chosen a different approach. What mattered now was her safety. She must do something to stay away from him. And since she had already started the excuse of using the toilet, she had to continue with her act. So although she was mortified, she still said, "Please, I really can't stand it anymore. I know that you have a lot of money, and you can buy as many cars as you want. But I don't want you to waste your money because of me. Just give me a little time. It won't take long. I promise."

Looking at Leona's pitiful face, Greg snorted. He shouldn't be deceived. He believed that men should always be tough on women. Otherwise, women would never know how to behave. But still, he slightly nodded to grant Leona permission to use the toilet.

Leona immediately ran to the restroom as fast as she could. Her speed had even exceeded her records when she joined their school's marathon. In the blink of an eye, she disappeared behind the door.

Greg turned to Wayne, who was sitting next to him, and said, "Go and keep an eye on her. If she runs away, don't ever show your face in front of me again."

Wayne gave a grimace of disagreement. How could a man like him stand outside a female restroom? 'Mr. Wei, if I wait outside the female restroom, people may think that I am a pervert,' he wanted to say. But of course, he could only think of it inwardly. Since he was ordered by his boss, Wayne had no other choice but to walk towards the restroom. Greg's darkened expression made his heart jump out of his chest.

As soon as Leona entered the restroom, she looked around to find a spot to escape. As expected, there was no back door. But there was a small window almost above her head. If she stepped on the toilet bowl, she could possibly climb up and jump out of it.

In an instant, she did what she had thought. The window was a bit high, so it was a little hard for her to reach it. Unfortunately, her feet slipped, and she fell to the floor. She almost cried out when she felt a sharp pang on her hips. But she didn't have much time to care about it. This was her only chance to flee. If she failed, she would be doomed.

Leona plucked up all her courage to stand up and climb again. After falling about four times, she had finally climbed up successfully. Despite the pain that she felt all over her body, she jumped down and rolled over to the ground. She knew that she got more bruises this time, but it didn't matter as long as she could run away.

The moment she felt her body touch the ground, she breathed a sigh of relief. She stood up and ran as fast as she could. Since it was already eight o'clock in the evening, it was difficult to hail a taxi outside the airport.

But it didn't stop Leona from running away. If she could not get a ride, she had feet to walk. While walking along the road, she felt too embarrassed. She had definitely caught the attention of some passers-by. And she was also anxious that Greg's car might pass her by any moment.

All of a sudden, she heard a car from behind. She instinctively moved to the side to avoid being hit. But then, the car stopped beside her. The car window rolled down, and a handsome young man poked his head out. "Hey, beautiful! Why are you walking alone at this time of the night? It's dangerous here. Hop in, and I'll take you to your destination."

Leona waved her hand as a sign of refusal. She knew that it wasn't safe for her to walk alone on this road, but the presence of the man made her feel more unsafe. "Thanks for your offer, but I'm all right. I can manage to walk to my destination."

The young man whistled. As a certified playboy, it was the

first time that a woman refused him. He thought, 'Doesn't she know that she was dozens of miles away from the city? If she walks, she won't even make it until dawn.'

His car followed Leona as she continued to walk. When the headlight of his car shone on her, he was surprised to see a familiar face. She must be Leona. He blurted out, "Are you Leona?"

Leona paused and looked at the young man doubtfully. She tried to recall if she knew this man. But unfortunately, she really couldn't remember. She wondered why he knew her name. "Who are you?" she asked in confusion.

"My name is Samuel Chi. I'm York's best friend. That's why I know you. Where are you going? Get in the car, and I'll take you there. We can also have a chat on the way." Samuel then opened the door of the passenger side for Leona.

After knowing that Samuel was York's best friend, she got in the car without any inhibitions.

As soon as she closed the door, Samuel stepped on the accelerator and drove away at a fast speed. They were quiet for a while until Samuel was the first to break the silence. "I don't know what's wrong with York. Today is his engagement party, but he suddenly disappeared. Have you seen him? These past few days, I know that Uncle Arthur has locked him up. Even I was not allowed to see him. I'm worried about him. I really don't know where he is now."

Leona bit her lower lip while listening to Samuel chatter. She didn't tell him that she and York were about to run away but was caught by his father. Perhaps they were really not meant for each other. And even if she told Samuel about their situation, he couldn't do anything to help them.

"By the way, what are you doing in this place at this time? Good thing I happen to pass by here from the airport. If not, you will be walking until the next day to reach downtown," Samuel suddenly said to her.

"Nothing important. A classmate of mine is going abroad, so I saw her off at the airport," Leona replied absentmindedly. Her mind was already wandering away, thinking about how York was doing now.

Wayne stood beside the door of the restroom and would poke his head a little from time to time to check on Leona. He had to endure the contemptuous look that every woman who came in and out gave him. He even overheard two middle-aged women whispered to each other, "This man is so disgusting. Why does he keep on peeping in the female restroom? Shall we call the police?"

Wayne felt so embarrassed that he couldn't help retorting, "I'm sorry, ladies. My girlfriend is not feeling well, and I'm afraid that she faints inside. I'm just worried about her, so I stay close to the door."

The two middle-aged women looked at each other. Obviously, they were confused. They then turned and looked inside the restroom and said with contempt, "There is no one in there. You should have made sure about it before you lied. Maybe you have ill intentions. We will call the police."

"What? No one's inside? That's impossible! My girlfriend went inside a little while ago, and she hasn't come out yet." Wayne broke out in a cold sweat. If Greg found out that Leona was missing, Greg would definitely skin him alive.

Meanwhile, Greg began to feel bored. It seemed that Leona took a very long time inside the toilet. When he saw Wayne talking to the two middle-aged women, he walked towards them. He then asked, "Wayne, what is happening here?"

"Mr. Wei, Miss Ling is missing. I have been watching the door all the time, and she has never gone out. But these two women are saying that there is no one inside now," Wayne stammered. He couldn't bear to meet Greg's piercing eyes.

"That's impossible. Are you sure she hasn't come out yet?" Greg said as he darted inside the restroom. The two middle-aged women suddenly screamed,

"A man is getting inside the female restroom!" Their shrill voices immediately attracted a lot of attention.

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