on the first day of the cruise tour As the rays of sunlight burst through the morning clouds, a massive cruise ship docked at York Sea. “Get up!” At the bottom floor of the ship, the logistics manager in uniform knocked on the doors one by one and shouted in a round, and clear voice. “Don’t you know what time it is?! Get the hell up! There’s a lot of cleaning to do! The guests will board the ship in three hours!” Before he could knock on the last room in the corner, the door opened from the inside. Alice stood at the door. She was neatly dressed, wearing a mask and smiling at the manager. “Good morning, sir. I’ve brought some home specialties for you to try. Would you like to have a taste? I’ll be very busy over the next three days after the guests board the ship. You should have some before you start working.” Alice greeted him. Although Alice’s eyes were not as dazzling as Rachel’s, the manager was enthralled by them when he gazed at her. He took the lunch box from her hand and snorted. “Sure, if you insist. Hurry up and get to work now.” The manager then turned around and walked away. Alice’s eyes twinkled with delight. She immediately stopped him and said, “Sir, how about you open it now and have a taste right away? If you fancy the taste, I can give you a second serving.” The manager held up the lunch box in his hand and weighed it. Then, he looked at Alice in confusion. He didn’t pay attention to it just now, but he finally realized that the box was light and it felt like there was nothing inside. He paused for a moment and looked around him. Seeing that there was no one else in the corridor, he slowly opened the lid of the lunch box. There was a heap of money inside and his eyes lit up in shock. “Actually, sir…I’d like to have a chat with you for a bit.” Alice seized the opportunity when she saw the manager’s greedy smile. The grin on his face quickly disappeared as he heard this. He cleared his throat, straightened up, and asked, “What’s the matter?” “Well, you see…I’m currently having my period and it’s making me feel weak. Do you think you can assign me some light work for the next two days? I promise I’ll go work on the deck once I’m feeling better.” Alice pursed her lips, giving the manager a helpless look. The manager contemplated, looking at the lunch box. If he guessed correctly, there were at least twenty thousand dollars in it! He only needed to assign her some task backstage, so it wasn’t a big deal. “Consider it done. But make sure you do your job! If I find out you aren’t working properly, you won’t get any pay!” the manager reminded her seriously. “Of course, sir. Thank you so much!” Alice flashed an innocent smile again. The manager swallowed as he glanced at her lovely smiley eyes. He couldn’t help but wonder what sort of face she was hiding behind the mask. “Everyone else is dying to work on the deck. All the guests on this cruise are either A-list celebrities or wealthy individuals. If you work there, you might get lucky. But why would you stay down here and do dirty work?” “I’ve never thought about that, sir. I just want to do my job well.” Alice lowered her head. The manager looked at her from head to toe and curled his lips. “Whatever. You can go to the office and assist with document sorting for the next two days.” After saying that, the manager turned around and left, waving the lunch box in his hand. Alice leaned against the door and watched him as he disappeared from her sight. The smile on her face vanished almost instantly, and her gaze became chilly. After twenty minutes, the person in charge of the office issued an order, pointing to the computer. “Here’s the updated guest list. Print ten copies and double check if there’s anything wrong.” After handing her the copy, he immediately left. Alice nodded and went to do as she was asked. She printed out the guest list and placed them on the table. She looked down and immediately recognized the two names at the top of the list. Victor and Rachel. Her eyes darkened. She clutched the pen tightly and dragged the tip towards Rachel’s name. She lied to Caroline. She didn’t come here to seduce some rich man, she was here for Rachel. Not long after she escaped from the storage that day, she went back the same night, thinking of getting rid of the corpse. But when she returned, Abby’s body was no longer there. Alice panicked. She didn’t know if someone had taken Abby away, or that she was still alive. If Abby really was rescued, it would be her doom! The police would look for clues and eventually find out the one who was behind this. Alice went into hiding and borrowed her landlord’s phone. She wanted to see if there was any news about Abby’s death on the internet, but she couldn’t see anything. She saw another piece of information instead. The cruise tour organized by the Chamber of Commerce! It was reported that all the elites in J city would gather in such a luxurious cruise. The website had listed all the possible guests, flashing names of the big shots attending the tour. Upon reading, she came across Victor’s and Rachel’s names on the list. Rachel… Alice narrowed her eyes in anger, remembering how protective Abby was with Rachel before she died. The hatred in her heart grew, imagining how badly she wanted to kill Rachel. If the news of Abby’s death came out, Rachel would suspect her sooner or later. In that case, she might as well take action first! It didn’t matter if Abby was still alive. She should just go to hell with Rachel! This thought haunted Alice every night. That was why she came here today. Staring at Rachel’s name on the card, Alice’s smile grew vicious and scratched out her name as hard as she could. The ink scattered roughly all over the sheet.
The guests were scheduled to board the ship around ten o’clock in the morning. But before that, many of them were already on the deck.
At the wharf’s car park A Maybach drove in and stopped steadily. The driver then came out of the car and opened the door for Victor and Rachel. A gust of sea wind blew as soon as they got out of the car. It was late in autumn, and the wind blew on her skin, making her feel chilly. Rachel felt her nose get a little tingly, then sneezed. As she looked down, a pair of leather shoes met her eyes. Victor took off his coat and draped it over her shoulders. “It’s going to be cold on the ship. Put this on!” Victor said in a low voice. Rachel eyed his suit and didn’t refuse this time. “Thank you.” Victor had expected her to return his coat with a cold and distant attitude, but she didn’t. He wasn’t even aware that he was somewhat smiling because his eyes were locked on her. After carrying their baggage into the ship, Ivan walked over and said, “Mr. Sullivan, Miss Bennet, you can board now.”
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