Chapter 1720 Busted
Arielle looked back and met Morse’s intent gaze. “The children are asleep. I’ll just take a walk around the base,” she said calmly. “What’s the matter, by the way?”
“Are you really just taking a walk around the base?” Morse looked at her suspiciously. This only happened after she came. It has never occurred before. I wonder if she has anything to do with it.
“Yeah. Where else can I go? I can’t go out of the base,” Arielle replied gloomily. “I wouldn’t have come no matter what if I’d known the place is so heavily guarded. I can’t believe they don’t even allow us out.”
Morse suddenly felt uneasy when he saw how remorseful Arielle was. He did not want her to regret coming to the base.
“Well, you can still go out if you want. But you’ll have to sneak out with me,” Morse said, narrowing his eyes at her.
They would be severely penalized if someone found out they had left that place, so Morse could not bring her out openly. I think I can stand the physical punishment, but I doubt Ms. Moore can. Her skin is so delicate.
Intrigued, Arielle blinked when she heard Morse’s proposal. He’s willing to bring me out? That’s great. Well, when that time comes, I just need to…
Her lips quirked up. “Why, thank you, then. You must show me around when I’m bored.”
Morse’s heart raced when the woman smiled at him, but he quickly suppressed the feeling he had never felt before. “It’s late. You should get some rest,” he said shortly before leaving in a hurry.
The following evening, Norma and Torsten returned to the base, and the latter rushed to the lab upon arrival.
Morse and the rest wanted to follow him in, but Norma stopped them.
“We don’t need any help at the lab now. You guys can work on something else.” Norma closed the door and walked over to Torsten. But before she reached his side, the professor had already slumped to the ground.
“Gone… They’re all gone…”
Norma panicked when she heard that. How did it even go missing? It was in the safe! We’re dead if we lose it!
The woman raced to the safe to check if it was intact. The safe and its lock were all undamaged. There’s no sign of a break-in; only Professor Hoffmeister and I have the key, so how did it happen?
Norma turned and asked Torsten about his key.
“What do you mean?” the man barked defensively.
Norma felt wronged when he shouted back at her.
“I’m just asking. There are only two keys to the safe, so there’s no way the thing will go missing,” Norma said, taking out her key. “This is mine. Where is yours?”
“It’s with me, of course!”
Torsten had always carried his key. He dug his hand into his pocket to retrieve it. Yet, to his horror, it was nowhere to be found.
“Where is it? I clearly brought it with me! Why can’t I find it?” Torsten got up to take off his clothes to double-check, but Norma stopped him.
“You don’t have to look for the key anymore. Since you’ve taken it, there’s no point in finding the key. You’re the person I trust the most in this world, so it doesn’t make a difference if the item is in the safe or with you. I’m fine as long as it’s not in the hands of an outsider.”
I mean, I don’t mind you taking it, but why do you have to pretend you didn’t take it? This makes me feel uncomfortable. Who do you even take me for?
Torsten was exasperated when he realized what Norma was thinking. What does she mean by since you’ve taken it, there’s no point in finding the key? Did she just say that? I didn’t take it!
“Norma, it’s not me!” Torsten roared.
Norma was horrified. “What do you mean? It’s not you?”