Lock You In My Heart Chapter 451

Gabrielle saw six black military jeeps parked outside the yard. It was incredibly safe because the glass was bulletproof.

She didn’t want to think about how dangerous their trip would be at first. But now, she was anxious about it.

“Lance, are we really going to be okay?” Gabrielle asked in a concerned tone.

If she were to die here, her biggest regret would be not being able to say goodbye to Westley.

She shouldn’t have acted so rashly.

“Trust me, we’re going to be okay. If you’re having second thoughts, I can send you back right away. You’re safer with Westley than with me.” Lance could see that she was feeling troubled.

If only he knew he would be targeted as soon as he arrived in the country, he wouldn’t have taken Gabrielle to Thailand.

If anything happened to her, he wouldn’t be able to live with it for the rest of his life.

”No, Lance. I’ve come all this way. There’s no turning back now. Not until I see Bryce. If I die…”

“Nonsense!’ Gabrielle, you’re not going to die. Get inside!” Lance yanked the door open.

It was ominous to say something like that.

They were just starting and Lance was at a loss for words by what Gabrielle said.

Gabrielle sat down in the back as Lance got in beside her.

“Lance, forgive me for saying this, but I’m serious. If something really happens to me, please tell Westley that I’m sorry.” She gave him a stern look.

Guilt washed over her as she hadn’t told Westley about any of this. She had to leave an important message.

“You should tell him yourself. I don’t want to see him at all,” Lance uttered coldly and asked the driver to go.

””’.”

Seeing that both the driver and bodyguard in the passenger seat were soldiers, she felt relieved.

”You guys really don’t get along. I’ll tell him myself then,” Gabrielle said.

Because of the bad blood between them, she decided it would be best if they didn’t meet.

“We’ve still got a long way to go. Get some sleep. I’ll wake you up when we get there,” Lance suggested.

She wouldn’t be able to overthink it if she slept.

If she slept, she wouldn’t ask too many questions. It would also give Lance some time to think calmly.

”It’s fine, I’m not that tired. I was just worried, that’s all. Besides, I can’t sleep now. What about you? Aren’t you nervous? I guess I was making you anxious with all my questions.” Gabrielle was just too anxious to fall asleep.

Lance looked at her, speechless. Sometimes he thought she was too observant, making it hard for him to coax her.

“Gabrielle, I…’ I want you to trust me. I won’t put you in any danger. We’ll reach the forest safely.” In truth, Lance had been on edge since he handed her the bag of cl

othes and military tools. She had plenty of reason to worry.

”I believe you, Lance. We’ll get through it.” Gabrielle didn’t say anything else and gripped her phone tightly.

‘It’s okay, we’ll be okay. Westley… I’ll come back and explain everything. I promise. So please… wait for me.’

She thought of Westley as if he were beside her. It calmed her down a little.

”Go to sleep, Gabrielle. You’ll just exhaust yourself.” Lance reminded her.

Gabrielle hesitantly glanced at him before turning her head to see if they were being chased.

There were three black jeeps behind them. She was in the third car from the front.

“Lance, do you think they’ll catch up to us?” Gabrielle fidgeted.

But they weren’t being chased at all. Gabrielle must’ve been thinking too much.

“They only know I’m in the country. They have no idea where I am for the time being, but they’ll find out sooner or later. That’s why we had to leave tonight. Anyway, we’re safe for now. Get some rest,’ Lance explained.

Hearing so, Gabrielle didn’t hesitate any longer and covered herself with a blanket, then closed her eyes.

Even if it was a challenge, Gabrielle hoped she could fall asleep faster and free herself from her negative thoughts.

She gradually drifted off. She didn’t know how much time had passed, but suddenly, gunshots stirred her awake.

“Lance, what’s going on? I heard a gunshot!” Gabrielle blurted out.

“Calm down, Gabrielle. We’ve been found by a few people but we’ve taken care of them. The forest isn’t far off now. As long as we hurry up, we’ll be safe. These people know better than to break the rules and trespass on another gang’s territory.” Lance assured her.

“Oh… Ah…!”

Gabrielle almost fell to the side when the car sped up. Lance immediately grabbed her shoulder.

”Hold on, Gabrielle. We’re going faster than before. We have to get to the forest before some other group shows up, or else…!” Lance was visibly distressed.

He hadn’t expected the situation would turn out this way. It pissed him off. Especially Gabrielle was with him.

“There are others?! Lance, we have to fight back! You have all these skillful men. Besides, you taught me how to use a gun.” Gabrielle simply didn’t realize how bad the situation was.

“Gabrielle, I taught you how to shoot so you can defend yourself when I’m not around. Besides, there are only thirty people here in total. The first bunch that chased us was less than ten, who knows how many are about to come. I’ve told ten of my people to guard us. We need to get to the forest as soon as we can.” Lance had never put his life on the line for someone. Especially not when Gabrielle was with him.

As soon as Gabrielle saw the shoe-sized gift box, she wanted to refuse.

Gabrielle had already stood Westley up and followed Lance to Thailand. If she would accept his present, she’d feel even more guilty for disobeying her husband.

“Lance, I…”

“Just think about it first. You can open it later when you’re alone and see for yourself. I think this is going to be useful for you.” Lance was quick to cut Gabrielle off because he knew she would probably refuse him.

Gabrielle gave him a hesitant look, even as she took the box from him.

“T-Thanks… I’m sorry I didn’t prepare a gift for you.” Gabrielle apologized.

“Well, you’re having dinner with me now. I think this is the best Christmas gift I can get.” Lance smiled. “And let’s go see Bryce after you get changed.” “Huh?”

Gabrielle looked up, eyes wide.

“Lance, what did you say? Are you taking me to see Bryce after dinner?” ‘Hadn’t he decided to meet him tomorrow? Why the sudden change?’ Gabrielle suddenly felt uneasy.

She knew Lance was a perfectionist when it came to meetings and schedules. He wouldn’t move fixed dates just for something minor. There had to be a big emergency.

“Aren’t you eager to see him? You’ve been in a good mood this whole time, so I figured we can go meet him today. So, eat up because we’ll be on the road for more than three hours.” Lance instructed. “I’m afraid you’d be tired on the way.”

Gabrielle heaved a sigh of relief. The sooner she met Bryce, the sooner she could go back home and apologize to Westley.

It was all in her favor.

“I’ll be fine, Lance. A three or four-hour drive isn’t going to hurt.” Gabrielle assured him.

She would meet Bryce and solve the problem as fast as she could. After that, she’d go home and explain everything to Westley.

Rather than feeling tired, she was looking forward to it.

“Alright, but let’s not keep the food waiting.” Lance placed different kinds of dishes on Gabrielle’s plate.

Anticipating her reunion with Bryce, she worked up an appetite.

After dinner, Lance handed her a black bag.

“There are clothes and shoes in here. Go get dressed, and don’t forget to unwrap my gift.” Lance looked at her expectantly.

Even he couldn’t control what kind of situation warranted the sudden change in their plans. In such a short time, all Lance could do was prepare tighter security and strengthen his defense. Protecting Gabrielle was the most important thing to him.

“Lance, what’s wrong? Why are you being so serious?” Gabrielle was a bit naive, but she could sense something was wrong. It felt like they were running away from something.

Did they offend anyone?

Lance ruefully smiled at her question. He knew she had always been smart and sensitive.

It seemed like he was making things obvious. No wonder Gabrielle tho

ught something was off.

“Everything’s fine, Gabrielle. I just want you to be comfortable in your clothes. You know how it’s like in Southeast Asia.” Lance patted her head.

Hearing his words made Gabrielle relieved a little bit.

“Alright, then, I’ll go get changed.” Pushing the doubts away, she went back to her room with the bag in hand.

When she opened it, she found a set of camouflage clothing, a bulletproof vest, military boots and a mask… It was a complete get-up for a special operative.

Gabrielle was frozen in shock, the uneasiness she felt earlier creeping back. She only hoped to see Bryce again, but what was all of this?

Tensed, she opened the gift box. At first glance, it looked like a normal set of jewelry, but as she picked a piece up, she found out the truth. She knew by then that it was a mini tracker.

She carefully removed the middle compartment and saw a small silver pistol with twenty special bullets.

Gabrielle was speechless. The situation was quite clear now.

It was not only for self-defense, but a definitive fight was brewing.

How could Gabrielle know anything about shooting a gun? Lance overestimated her.

Gabrielle hurriedly stuffed all the things back inside the box and thought to ask Lance about the whole situation. She didn’t expect this could be dangerous.

‘Did Lance bring me here to see Bryce? Or did he have another motive?’

When she opened the door, Lance was standing outside curiously playing with a sharp Swiss Army knife.

“…Lance, what…” Gabrielle was taken aback by what she’d seen.

“I was supposed to give this to you.” Lance said.

“Wait, I have a question. What are we doing here exactly? Why did you prepare all these things for me? Why would I need such things just to meet Bryce? This is insane!” Gabrielle roughly shoved the box into his stomach.

Lance swiftly caught the box in his hands and pulled Gabrielle into her room.

“Gabrielle, listen. The jewelry is equipped with a satellite tracker. No matter where you are, I will always find you. There’s also a satellite phone. It’s important that you keep it with you at all times.” As Lance spoke, he took out the gun. “And most of all, I’ll have to teach you how to shoot.”

Time was running out, so he had to teach Gabrielle quickly. Having a gun always came in handy in dangerous situations.

They had about two hours and that was hopefully enough.

“Lance, you’re not answering my questions! Please stop scaring me. Let’s go back. I don’t want to see Bryce anymore.” Fear had taken over Gabrielle. She was at a loss what to do.

She only came to Thailand for the chance to see Bryce again, but who knew things would turn out this way? ‘Who’s the enemy? Why do I have to fight?’ Gabrielle had never felt so terrified in her whole life.

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