The sea wind at the end of autumn in the morning was particularly cold. The first ray of sunlight pierced through the clouds and fell on the sea. Rescue ships carried the divers back to the ship. Seeing the last diver get on the ship, Ivan frowned and his face became more and more serious. He looked into the eyes of a rescuer, but before he could open his mouth to ask, the rescuer shook his head and said. “Ivan, we’ve searched everywhere, but we still can’t find Miss Bennet. I’ve heard that there are traces of shark in this water area…” The rescuer hesitated for a moment and continued, “It’s been a night. I’m afraid that Miss Bennet has already…” Before he finished his words, someone suddenly grabbed his collar and lifted it, interrupting him.
“Mr. Sullivan…” The rescuer’s face turned pale when he saw the person in front of him.
Victor’s clothes were still wet, and his face became more and more ferocious. “Go on. She’s already what?” “She, she… She… ” The rescuer was so frightened that he trembled. Under the pressure, he finally couldn’t bear it. He shouted, “I’m afraid the chance is little that she might still be alive.” 1 Hearing this, the faces of the people present changed, but they all knew clearly that the man was right Even the rescuers who were familiar with the water couldn’t guarantee that they would come back safe in such a complicated underwater environment with possibly sharks in it, let alone Rachel, who had just had a miscarriage and was injured.
Even so, no one dared to tell the truth.
With a ferocious look on his face, Victor shook off the rescuer and ordered, “Keep searching! I want to see her, dead or alive.” It was getting dark again. One by one, the rescue boats went into the sea and then returned. The scope of search expanded over and over again. No one dared to make a sound on the deck. They could only hold on and pray for a good news.
During this period, regardless of Ivan and Lukas’s dissuasion, Victor went back and forth into the sea several times, but there was still no trace of Rachel. He couldn’t find her.
This time, he really lost her. Victor felt there was a knife stabbing into his heart and his body froze. He had a short rest on the deck and was about to go into the sea again. Seeing this, Ivan rushed forward regardless of Victor’s order “Mr. Sullivan, you can’t go on like this! Your body will not be able to bear it!” Ivan knelt on one knee to block his way. “Get out of my way.” There was no expression on Victor’s face. His eyes were bloodshot as he had been in the water for a long time.
Ivan didn’t move. “Ivan, didn’t you hear me? Get out of my way! Otherwise, get out of here!” Victor lifted his collar, forced him to stand up and raised his fist. “I can’t!” Clenching his lips and looking straight into Victor’s eyes, Ivan gritted his teeth and said, “Mr. Sullivan, even if you fire me today, I can’t let you go! I can’t let you risk your life!” Looking at him, Victor clenched his fists, but he couldn’t punch Ivan. “Mr. Sullivan!”
“Mr. Sullivan, Ivan, Miss Bennet… Miss Bennet has been found. ” Someone rushed over and said.
Shocked, Victor let go of Ivan and turned to look at the man. “What did you say?” “Mr… Mr. Sullivan, Miss Bennet has been found.” The man answered in a trembling voice. Before he finished speaking, Victor had turned around and walked towards the other side of the deck. When Lukas saw him striding over, his expression changed. With a complicated look in his eyes, he stood in front of him and said, “Mr. Sullivan… Out of the corner of his eye, Victor saw the stretcher covered by white cloth behind Lukas. He vaguely knew something, and suddenly felt that his heart in pieces, making it difficult for him to breathe.
He grabbed Lukas’s arm, eager to get an answer.
“Lukas, where is she?” “Mr. Sullivan…” Lukas looked at him with red eyes and couldn’t bear to say it, “Miss Bennet, she, she…” “Victor, you bastard!” Before Lukas could finish his words, someone rushed over. With red eyes, Roger clenched his teeth and punched Victor hard in the face. After being in the water for long time and barely had a rest, Victor was too weak to dodge the punch.
The corner of his mouth broke and blood oozed out immediately. Before he could stand firm, Roger punched him again, leaving no chance for him to fight back.
Victor centered himself and blocked his fist, “Roger, get out of my way! I don’t have time for this!” “You don’t have time?” Gritting his teeth, Roger sneered, “You’re right. You are the president of the Sullivan Group, you certainly don’t have time. After all, you have to think about how to explain to your shareholders that Rachel’s death has nothing to do with you, so that you can save yourself.” “What did you say? Say that again!” Gasping for breath, Roger saw the shock in Victor’s eyes and sneered, “What? Mr. Sullivan, can’t you understand me?” “It’s impossible! She didn’t die!” “Impossible? Do you want to say that she is still alive and she is lying to you? ” Tears streamed down Roger’s face. He pointed at the stretcher not far away and roared, “Victor! Open your eyes and see! She is lying there with her eyes closed. She lost her breath! How could she lie to you? Do you think she is playing some kind of trick with her life? You fool!” “Fuck off!”
Victor shook off Roger’s hand and stared at the stretcher. The white cloth on the stretcher was very dazzling. Under the white cloth, a hand drooped feebly, it was white and slender. Obviously it belonged to a woman. Victor’s heart seemed to have stopped beating. His Adam’s apple bobbed up and down, and he wanted to say something, but he couldn’t. He wanted to go over and lift the white cloth. He wanted to refute what Roger said, but his feet seemed to be heavily shackled, he couldn’t even move.
He was afraid. He was afraid that if he walked over, he would find out that what Roger said was true. It seemed that he had lost all his courage. “Mr. Sullivan…” As soon as Ivan came over, he saw the dazzling white. His heart trembled. What… Before he could react, a gust of sea wind mixed with piercing coldness blew down the white cloth on the stretcher, revealing the woman under the white cloth. After soaked in the water for a day and a night, the corpse was swollen and some of its features were unrecognizable, but it could still be seen that the woman looked like Rachel. Her dress was wet, and it clung to her body tightly. She closed her eyes and lay quietly on the stretcher, like a lifeless doll. The faces of the people present turned pale. Even though they had a hunch that Rachel might not be able to survive, they still couldn’t believe what they saw. They gasped.
Clenching his fists, Roger asked in a low voice, “Are you satisfied now? Are you satisfied to see her lying there? Two years ago, she married you happily, but in return, you looked down upon her and let others bully and humiliate her! Two years later, you forced her to stay with you. As a result, she lost her child and now her life all because of you!” 1 He said word by word, “Why is it not you that is lying there now, Victor?” Victor staggered. His eyes were as red as blood, and a taste of blood spread in his mouth. He spat out blood “Mr. Sullivan…”
All of a sudden, Victor’s eyes went black and he completely lost consciousness.
Captivation: Want Nothing But You, Chapter 228 Dead Or Alive