His Secret Lover Returning from the Dead chapter 1692
Eventually, Kurt drove to the airport as fast as he could, but it was too late.
Vivian had already boarded the flight by the time he got there, and he could only watch as the plane flew past his head.
The deafening sound of the plane’s engine caused him to stop in his tracks.
For what seemed like forever, he simply stood there looking up at the sky with a blank look on his face.
I didn’t want this to happen, but I can’t have her risking her life with me in that d*mned place. Xayden told me that she had already been infected by that nasty stuff! I can’t imagine how things would be if he didn’t show up! The experiment from last night has shown me that there isn’t a single healthy individual in the entire royal family. They’ve all become hosts to the parasites, and the tribe will most likely be next. There’s no way Vivian will be safe if she stays there!
Kurt’s slender fingers trembled by his sides as his handsome face turned terrifyingly pale.
Even so, he simply waited until the plane was out of sight before retracting his gaze and walking back like a lifeless puppet.
Something big happened in Elysium on the night that Vivian had left.
After checking the date of Kurt’s birthday, the high priest claimed it wasn’t a suitable day for a celebration.
Some people speculated that it was because a huge snowstorm would come in a few days.
According to their superstitions, it was incredibly inauspicious to have the future successor chosen on a snowy day.
As such, the villagers got busy with the preparations to bring Kurt’s birthday celebration forward.
The office had to take over the orders signed with the overseas merchants after Vivian left, so Riley had come over in person.
“Ms. Cooper? I can’t believe they had you come all the way here in this bad weather! Why didn’t they send a guy over instead?” the staff on duty exclaimed when he saw that they had sent a fragile-looking woman over.
Riley replied with a smile, “Everyone’s busy now that it’s the end of the year. Since I happened to be free at the time, they decided to send me instead. I’ve been here before, so it’s fine. Besides, Xayden is here!”
Xayden was rummaging through his moisturizing cream when he heard that. He then looked up at Riley and flashed her an awkward smile in response.
The two of them went to inspect the goods that day. Since Riley’s status wasn’t as high as Vivian’s, she didn’t have to go see the king in the palace. All she had to do was keep an eye on the goods.
Fortunately, the Elysians were rather fast workers. Despite having only half a month, Riley was able to complete the orders on time every day after taking over for Vivian.
It wasn’t until three days later that she noticed that the production of silver jewelry had slowed down.
“What’s going on? We’ve only completed two-thirds of the orders for today! There’s still a third left!” she asked with a frown.
The Elysian supervisor quickly explained, “It’s probably due to the cold weather. Production has been affected by the freezing rain and snowstorms in the past few days.”
“Yeah, that’s true…”
Riley had a look of concern on her face.
As there was nothing she could do about the weather’s effects, she had no choice but to inform the overseas merchants about the situation.
She told them that there would be a slight delay in handing over the goods due to the extremely harsh weather.
Riley breathed a sigh of relief when she saw that the merchants were very understanding of the situation.
However, her feelings of relief were short-lived. She had assumed that they would be able to get the production back on track the next day, only to realize that it had decreased even further.
On top of that, the quality of the goods had also deteriorated. Most of the products were rather rough around the edges.
“What on earth is going on here? Did the cold affect their craftsmanship as well?”
Unable to stand it any longer, Riley headed over to the houses of the silversmiths to find out what was going on.
Upon arriving at the houses of the tribesmen in charge of silversmithing, she realized that they weren’t slacking off at all. In fact, they were all working really hard in the extreme cold.
Riley then went straight to the house of a middle-aged woman and called out to her, “Ma’am, are you working in there?”
There was no response from the woman, but a dog that happened to be trotting past started barking at her like crazy.
“Go away, you stupid mutt!” Riley exclaimed in shock.
Having been alerted by the sound of the dog barking, someone came out from the woman’s house and shooed the dog off.
“What brings you here so early in the day, Ms. Cooper? We haven’t made much of the products yet,” asked the man, seemingly afraid of her showing up.
Riley grew increasingly confused when she saw the odd expression on the man.