Chapter 37 In the Elevator
When Jason Hill heard this, he opened his mouth and wanted to say something. However, before he could say anything, Aletta Rogers had said coldly, “Forget it! It is not that important.”
There was a resignation and acceptance in her tone.
Aletta thought, although he knew the truth, it did not matter. He would still protect Gail Rogers. Now why she kept trying to tell him, even though she knew this fact? Was she a masochist?
Jason looked at Aletta. The woman had encased herself in a cold hard shell in her demeanor that screamed everybody should leave her alone. Jason could not stop himself to lower his head and said, “Just say what you want to say, don’t hide it. Are my mother and the Rogers family…?”
Before he could finish his question, the elevator’s light flickered and went out.
Immediately, their surrounding turned dark and the elevator stopped working.
Aletta was surprised. She asked worriedly, “What’s going on?”
However, Jason stayed calm. He only frowned slightly.
He tried the elevator button, but nothing happened.
He said composedly, “Probably the elevator is having a malfunction.”
When Aletta heard this, her complexion turned slightly. Her
mood became worse and her hands and feet gradually became cold.
Looking at the darkness around her making her heart fill with an inexplicable sense of fear.
She swallowed hard. Without her realizing it, she had held the handrail next to her very tight. However, it did not make her feel any safer. Instead, she felt more terrified than
She felt the darkness had become a monster that was ready to devour her in one bite!
She wanted to shout, but because she was too scared, nothing came out of her mouth. At the same time, she seemed to hear several men laughing and teasing her. “She is beautiful. Let’s get her and give her to Mr. Walter for some fun.”
Aletta felt her ears buzzing. She felt she had transferred into another scene that had happened a few years ago.
At that time, she had just been divorced and her family banished her to another country. She was all alone at the time and only had a little money. So, she had to work part- time to make the end meet.
One night, when she was on the way to her house from her part-time job, several men followed her. Scared, she immediately ran but they chased her. Unfortunately, they caught her and took her captive. They locked her inside a closed room for a whole night.
The darkness at that time seemed to overlap with the
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darkness at this moment.
Aletta’s pupils constricted and a layer of cold sweat broke out on her back. She started to hypervalent, her body was shaking, and slowly her body lost its strength and she slid to the ground.
Meanwhile, Jason had been sending messages to Eaton to ask him to find someone to handle this matter. Suddenly, he felt something was not right. He turned and noticed that Aletta’s breathing was erratic.
Jason was surprised. He could not help but ask, “What is wrong with you?”
However, Aletta could not say anything. She tried to calm down, but her ears were buzzing like crazy.
Jason was confused because he did not hear any answer. He waited for a minute or two but still, there was no answer. So, he asked again, “Aletta?”
Yet, she still did not answer him. However, the sound of her breathing became louder and more laborious.
Jason became more worried, so he turned on the light on her phone.
At that moment, he saw the woman who was so proud just now, had curled in a corner with her head buried in her knees and her hands around her body while shaking and gasping for breath!
It seemed she was in a lot of pain!
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Jason’s heart sank. He immediately approached her and bent his body. He said worriedly, “Aletta, what is wrong with you?”
He raised his hand to help her get up.
However, when his hand touched Aletta, her body shook violently and she tried to push Jason away.
“Don’t touch me! Don’t touch me!” She cried out in a terrified and hysterical voice. She even threw and hit Jason with her bag as hard as she could.
Jason, who was not prepared for this assault, got hit by the bag. The pain bought him back to his senses at that instant.
He finally noticed that Aletta was in a bad shape. He immediately grabbed the bag to stop her and tried to calm her with a soothing voice, “Aletta, calm down. Open your eyes and see who is in front of you.”
However, Aletta seemed not to hear him. She kept trying to shrink herself to the corner, even though there was not any room left!
“Don’t come here! Stay away from me! Don’t come any closer!”
She panicked and lost all her rational thought. She was stuck in her own nightmare, and could not hear or see a thing except the things that happened at that time.
Jason’s face turned dark. Without any further ado, he grabbed her and took her in his arms.
As soon as Aletta came into contact with his body, she thumped his chest and screamed in fright, “Let me go! Let me go!”
Jason just held her tighter. “Aletta, calm down. Don’t be afraid. It’s alright. Everything is alright.”
“I won’t hurt you. The elevator is just malfunctioning. Nothing else.”
As he spoke, he patted her back to comfort her and he talked with a soothing voice.
Time passed by and gradually, Aletta calmed down.
However, her hands were still cold and they were still holding tightly at his clothes as if she was trying desperately to hold her lifeline.
Jason felt so sad. Something flashed across his face.
Turned out she was so vulnerable! For a while, she always had this disgusted look on her face whenever she saw him. He thought she had changed. However, at this moment, the shadow of his wife from a few years ago appeared in front of him.
Suddenly, Jason did not want to let her go.
However, the light suddenly flickered and glowed, while the elevator started resuming its operation. Suddenly, the door opened with a “ding” sound.
Behind the elevator door stood Eaton Brown. He was waiting anxiously for the door to open.
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He immediately asked, “Sir, are you okay?”
However, he was stunned, seeing the person inside the elevator hugging each other!
He could not believe his eyes.
Am I seeing things? Is Mr. Hill hugging … Ms. Rogers?
Next to him stood the restaurant manager and the elevator maintenance. They also looked surprised.
As for Gail, her face had turned ashen.
She had come here in a hurry when she heard Jason was trapped in the elevator. But she never thought she would see this scene.
At that moment, all she could feel was her blood raced to the top of her head. She was dizzy with rage.
Meanwhile, Aletta had started to return to her senses. Although she still had a hard time distinguishing between reality and the nightmare. So, she let Jason hold her in his
Jason ignored all the gazes that he received. He only walked out of the elevator and keep his attention on the woman in his arms. However, only when he was outside, he saw how pale she was.
“Aletta, are you okay?”
Aletta’s senses finally came back.
She stared blankly at the man in front of her for a while,
before she realized what had happened and how intimate they were.
She was clinging to Jason and practically nestling in his arms!