This chapter is shorter than usual, but I hope you’ll like it. It took me much longer this time, so thanks for your understanding!
The following is the teaser:
At any rate, the Leagans couldn’t fathom why their young son had such a fascination, if not obsession, with this girl. Nevertheless, the Leagans had always granted Neil whatever he had desired in his life. This time was no exception either though they could easily foresee the chaos by welcoming her into their family.
Since then, Sarah herself had been feeling jittery, not to mention the inexplicable heart palpitations. She just hoped that nothing awful would result from any of this.
Talking about their son, he was supposed to join his parents this afternoon, but he had sent a maid to inform them that he had needed a rest before dinner time. After finishing their tea, the Leagans went for a leisure stroll through their garden. As the shades of evening had fallen on the landscape, Sarah suddenly felt a strange premonition coming over her, and she suggested to her husband, “Raymond, why don’t we head back and check on Neil?”
“You look a bit pale, my dear. Are you alright?” he asked in concern.
She put on a faint smile, and at this point, Stewart in his chauffeur uniform approached them and said in a tight voice, “Sir Raymond and Madam Sarah, I’m afraid Master Neil’s car is missing.”
“What?” they responded simultaneously, astounded. It was an expensive car, a generous gift from Madam Elroy.