SHREK... SHREK... SHREK...The sound of dry grass breaking against heavy objects could be heard quite clearly. The guard commander at the sector four guard post focused on listening to the sound that was getting clearer and clearer.Believing that something was approaching their campsite, without wasting any time, the watch commander pointed his searchlight toward the slight noise.As soon as the beam of light hit the object, to his surprise, there were four large men in front of him, coming stealthily towards their camp.Their huge bodies were clad in animal skins; some were bare-chested, wearing only their underwear. But what was strange about them was that they held something like hunting weapons and other armour.Seeing that, without wanting to waste any more time and take a big risk, the watch commander woke up his other men and gave the code to the other guard posts.Suddenly a muffled gunshot rang out, aimed at the person pointing the
"Welcome, ladies and gentlemen!" greeted the druggist and his men in unison as they bowed their heads towards their master."How are Uncle Henley and you, George? Why don't you go and tell me again?" Killian responded, pretending to be angry."Our news is fine, Mr Spencer. I'm sorry that we acted presumptuously by not informing Mr Spencer of our departure beforehand," Henley replied guiltily."Never mind. Now we're here too!" said Killian feeling bad too."Where's our tent?" asked Killian, diverting the story, startling them all."Sorry, ladies and gentlemen. The biggest and tallest tent is your place," Henley replied quickly, pointing at the tent in the centre of dozens of others."Let's take us there!" said Killian firmly."Please, ladies and gentlemen," greeted the druggist and George respectfully.Long after. Killian and Irene were already inside the spacious and large tent, though there was no bed yet. Only a sleeping mat
"Mr Spencer. Is this right? I don't think I deserve such a high position. Aren't there still my seniors, who can be directors in this company?" Matthew responded self-consciously."Do you doubt my judgement Matthew?" asked Killian unhappily."I dare not, Mr Spencer. But...?" Matthew replied desperately."Listen to all of you. Matthew's appointment as a high-ranking director of this company is my right as the company owner!""Do any of you seniors have any objections to my decision?" asked Killian firmly."No, Mr Spencer. We support your decision!" replied all the company officials in unison."Good. Furthermore, the selection of the six managers to replace the traitors will be made by Matthew. It's not a random selection, but through tests that must be carried out strictly.""Why should it be done? It is because these and similar mining companies are second only to the Ayrshire gold mines in contributing the most to the Spencer Group's
"Father!" someone shouted in a loud voice."Matthew, is that you?" responded Jeff in disbelief."That's right, Dad. It's me, your son!" Matthew replied quickly, then melted towards his Father, longing for a hug."But... but...? How did you come to be here? Isn't it...?""Yes, the Father is right. Our Mr Spencer, through the great mistress Irene, assigned me to hold a managerial position in one of the Spencer Group's subsidiaries in a remote part of England," she quickly replied while releasing the hug from her Father."But now I'm assigned here, along with my cousin's brother," Matthew replied frankly."Who is it, and which one?" asked Jeff curiously."Belmond, Uncle Raven's son, who you used to get angry at for his mischief," Matthew replied matter-of-factly."I see!" Jeff responded flatly."Hurry up and greet our great lord and lady. Don't you dare be impolite!" Jeff ordered."Yes, Father!" Matthew replied obedi
The next day, still early in the morning, Killian was already looking presentable and ready to go, just waiting for Jeff's arrival. Who knows what Killian had in mind and what he was planning? Even his 150 men needed to find out where they were being taken. They were only told to gather in front of the villa at six in the morning without any explanation.As they waited, Miguel and Irene, still in their pyjamas, arrived. She looked neat and fashionable except for Irene, a sign of going with Killian.Last night when going to bed, Killian told Irene that he planned to go somewhere to surprise Jeff and give him a holiday by visiting the mysterious place. Meanwhile, Miguel didn't know about Killian's plan because he slept a little early last night due to his hip pain, although it wasn't that bad.Miguel's face, when he arrived, seemed to hold a big question mark, with the question of where Killian and his men were going so early. But he wanted to wait to ask Killian.
"Why are you daydreaming, Grandpa? Does your back hurt again?" asked Killian worriedly."It's nothing, my grandson. Just remembering the past," his grandfather replied frankly."Can you tell me about it? Who knows, it might ease your sadness a little?" Killian's response was quite thoughtful."It's a long story, my grandson. If I were to tell it all, I wouldn't be able to finish it in a week!" Miguel replied, trying to resist."Tell me what's important; I'm ready to listen," said Killian reluctantly."All right. I hope you don't get bored listening to it!" Miguel said quickly, then fixed his seat on the soft sofa he had been sitting on.After fixing his seat, Miguel began to tell his story, from the beginning of the incident, when Monty and his men attacked him until he was hospitalised.He also recounted how cruel and sadistic Monty was when he tortured, killed and burned several people in the small town and their homes on orders from his boss Marc.Seven of the residents of the smal
"I'll skin him and feed him to the dogs!" replied Kingsley fiercely."Do you dare?" asked Delvin mockingly."Yeah, no. I'm counting on you guys and some of the guys here," Kingsley replied frankly."That's called not being brave!" protested Delvin unhappily."What's wrong?" argued Kingsley, not understanding."You provoked all of us into making a deal with that Marc guy. Meanwhile, you don't want to come because you can't fight with them," Jason replied, teasing Kingsley."Who says I won't come? I'll help you guys from behind," Kingsley argued unhappily."If we are attacked, will you help us?" Jason asked curiously."If you can face them, then I will encourage you. Whereas if you are pushed back or defeated, then I will run away from there for help," Kingsley replied unabashedly."Booo!" everyone shouted at the Kingsley."Tell you what. How about we go to Marc's boss nicely and hold him accountable for what his bo
Three days later, it was business as usual. Nothing major happened except for something that happened to Miguel.At the age of 77, he was experiencing symptoms of calcification in his joints. Although expert doctors and Henley have treated it through his magic potion, the older man is still experiencing that suffering."How did the chiropractor diagnose it?" asked Killian curiously."There is a slight calcification of the right leg joint and a displacement of the lumbar pelvic bone, which was injured decades ago. Due to my carelessness," Miguel replied that it had returned."I'm sorry, Grandpa, for not always being able to take care of you wherever you go," Killian responds unpleasantly."It's not your fault, my grandson. All that happened before you came into this world. Even your mum and dad didn't exist back then because I wasn't married," Miguel replied quickly."I'm the one who wasn't careful when I exercised yesterday!" Miguel continue