Chapter 89: She Didn’t Want To Be His Weakness
Brian stood on the island, the sea breeze blew across his back.
He had been waiting for over an hour but Tatum still hadn’t shown himself.
“Mr.Clark, do you think he’s not coming?” Jaime asked, walking up to him.
Tatum didn’t mention to Brian that his bargaining chip was Ayla.
“He’ll come.I’m sure of it,” Brian said calmly.
There were several cigarette butts at his feet, implying that he was a bit anxious.
Since Tatum had asked to negotiate, it seemed like he had a bargaining chip that could force Brian into giving him whatever he wanted. Meanwhile, Ayla had lost consciousness after the drug had been injected to her body.
Tatum sat in front of her, waiting for her to wake up.
When she finally opened her eyes, he asked, “Miss Woodsen, how do you feel now?”
“Are you planning to control me with drugs?”
She could feel that her body was ina terrible condition.
Looking at her, Tatum said, “I just want you to live.”
Even though she managed to endure the drug addiction, she could still die.
Glaring at him, Ayla said, “I don’t need it.And you’re not helping me, you’re only helping yourself.”
If she died right now, all his efforts would go in vain.
“If that’s what you think, it’s fine.Look, we’re almost there, and Mr.Clark is waiting for you.Don’t you want to see him?”
Tatum saw the hesitation in her eyes.
He could tell that she had feelings for Brian.
And the reason Brian was so willing to meet him was because he was hoping to see Ayla.
Brian watched as the plane landed and Tatum disembarked first.
“Mr.Clark, I’m sorry to have kept you waiting.”
“Mr.Green, it seems that you’re a busy man these days.”
Brian and Tatum stood one meter apart; there was a Strange tension on their faces.
“No, no.I’m not that busy.I just brought a special gift for you, Mr.Clark.I’m certain that you’ll like it.”
Tatum clapped his hands, and immediately, two bodyguards took Ayla out of the plane.
Brian looked at her pale face.
In such a short time, she had turned like this.
Just as he had expected, Tatum had kidnapped her and was now using her to get what he wanted.
Ayla looked back at Brian.She noticed that he had lost some weight.Was he miserable because of what happened?
“What do you think, Mr.Clark? Do you like my gift? Miss Woodsen told me that she’s been dying to see you, so I brought her here.”
Tatum walked towards Ayla, untying her shackles.
“So, what do you think? Am I a good friend to you or not?”
Brian glanced at her and said to Tatum, “Mr.Green, if there’s something you want to say, just spit it out! Don’t you think it’s a bit underhanded to use a woman as a bargaining chip to negotiate with me?”
He then turned to Tatum.
No matter how careful he was, this b*****d could take Ayla away whenever he wished to “All I want is to achieve my goal.I hardly care about the process.Miss Woodsen had a good time at my villa, but she didn’t seem to be accustomed to the environment.”
The smile on Tatum’s face was infuriating.
“What do you want?” Brian asked frankly.
All he wanted to do right now was to take Ayla away from here as soon as possible.
“It’s easy.As long as you give me the goods that I want, stop competing with me in my _ business endeavors from now on, and sign an agreement, you can take her away and I won’t do anything to stop you, ” said Tatum, dragging Ayla towards Brian.
Brian understood the gist of the agreement without even skimming through it.
Tatum’s ambition was becoming more apparent.
Was Brian really going to give everything up for Ayla? At once, she snatched away the contract, tearing it to shreds.
“You can’t agree to his demands!”
At this point, Tatum’s subordinate pressed his gun against Ayla’s temple, and shouted, “Shut up!”
A faint smile appeared on Brian’s lips.
“Do you think I’ll agree to your demands for a woman?”
He then turned to Ayla.
It was easy to tell that she must’ve suffered a lot during her stay with Tatum.
“If you won’t agree, then forget it.Frankly, these things don’t seem to matter to you, Mr.Clark.You have a successful career, and you hardly care about those goods, yes?”
As soon as Tatum heard that Brian wasn’t willing to agree, he felt a bit anxious.
He was impulsive, contrary to Brian’s calm demeanor.For so many years, Lucas had been by his side, supporting him through everything.
“Indeed, I don’t care about those goods.Do you still not understand what kind of person I am, Mr.Green?”
Brian hated being threatened.
If it weren’t for Ayla, he wouldn’t have come here in the first place.
“Of course, I do.You don’t like receiving threats from anyone.However, this specific situation is unique, isn’t it? Your woman’s life is in the palm of my hands.Don’t you want to take her away from me?”
Tatum noticed that Ayla was backing away little by little.
It was beyond his wildest imaginations that a woman like her would be this bold.
She looked at Brian, shaking her head.She was silently telling him that she wasn’t worth giving everything up.
Since he had already chosen to drive her out of the villa, there was no need for him to give in to Tatum’s demands now.
“I’m afraid you’ll be disappointed, Mr.Green.”
It didn’t seem like he would agree to any of Tatum’s demands.
When he came here, he had no intentions of compromising, but he was determined to take Ayla back.She wasn’t the least bit flustered, but she was surprised.She believed that he had a reason to say that.
Never had she wanted to be Brian’s weakness.
But now that she heard what he said, it kind of felt good.
At this point, it didn’t matter what would happen to her.
“Mr.Clark, are you really cruel enough to let this woman die here?”
Tatum pulled Ayla back to him, took out a gun, and pressed it against her head.
“Can you really kill me with that gun? Didn’t you drug me earlier? That changes nothing.In the end, I’ll die, and there’s nothing anyone can do to save me.”
With a faint smile, she looked at Brian and said, “I made you a promise, and I never broke that promise.
But unfortunately, I won’t be able to keep that promise anymore.”
The following second, she pushed Tatum away.
Brian saw that the back of her hand had been injected with a drug.
As soon as he shouted, Ayla had made her way towards the seaside.
It didn’t take long before Tatum shot her from behind.
After a splash, she fell into the sea.
When Brian ran to the seaside, all he saw was the blood dying the sea red.
Just as he was about to jump into the sea, Tatum shot his arm.
Within mere seconds, the whole island fell into chaos.
Men from both sides fought against each other.
Fortunately, Jaime managed to stop Brian.
“Mr.Clark, let’s go!”
“She’s injured and she fell into the sea!”
Blood gushed out of Brian’s arm.
“Mr.Clark, we can’t save her anymore.” Jaime looked at the chaos unfolding before them.
If they didn’t leave now, everyone’s lives would be in danger.
He and two other bodyguards had to drag Brian away.
On the other hand, Tatum didn’t come out on top either.
If Ayla had cooperated and didn’t run away, he would’ve gotten what he wanted.
“Jaime, let me go! I’m going to find her!”
Despite the fact that his arm was bleeding, Brian still wanted to go back to save her.
“Mr.Clark, enough! Don’t even try to look for her.Didn’t you see the bruise on the back of her hand? Tatum drugged her.”
Jaime didn’t have to make it clear because Brian understood what that meant.
It was a new kind of drug that could make people suffer.
Once the drug was cut off, hardly anyone could survive it.
Ayla was injured and she had gotten injected with the drug, so her life was as good as forfeit.
“Send someone to look for her at once.We must find her!”
No matter what price he had to pay, Brian was determined to find her.
Left with no choice but to obey, Jaime searched for Ayla on the island along with five other men, while their boss was sent back to Antawood.
As soon as Anna saw that Brian was injured, she drove him to the hospital, accompanying him throughout the journey.
“Brian, you’re gonna be fine.”