The men moved aside, revealing a path toward the ship. “It’s time to board your ride, ma’am. The ship sets sail 15 minutes later.”
Sandy was more than excited to take up the offer. The men led her to her bedroom before immediately asking, “Sorry for the inconvenience, but please pass your phone to us, ma’am.”
Sandy was confused. “Why?”
“Mr. Matthews worries that someone might have bugged your phone to find out where he is. It’s pertinent that you switch your phone off and hand it to us before we reach the Eastern Islands.”
The woman hesitated, but she remembered how cautious Donald was and obliged.
The liner left the pier. The shore seemed to be retreating away while Sandy paced in her room. She felt strangely uneasy. She opened the door and walked out to the corridor before making her way to the deck.
Two men appeared to be talking to each other while smoking, but Sandy quickly realized that none of them were her previous escorts. They did not look like Orasians at all.
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