Shane shook his head and replied, “Not yet.”
“Hey, don’t you have a hacker on your payroll? He helped you when Natalie was kidnapped by Sean, right? Why don’t you get in touch with the hacker again? I’m sure he can locate the person who sent you the footage,” suggested Jackson.
Shane narrowed his eyes and replied, “It won’t do any good. I’ve already hired another hacker to investigate the matter. The trail went cold because the footage was sent from a public router.”
“Hmm…” Jackson’s lips twitched a little as he commented, “I guess the culprit is pretty vigilant about this.”
Shane didn’t reply. He didn’t know why, but his head was spinning, and his vision was turning blurry.
“Shane, are you still there?” asked Jackson quickly when he noticed that Shane had been keeping quiet for some time.
Shane shook his head to force his mind to clear up a little. “What?”
“No, I was just worried. I thought something had happened because you were quiet for a while there.”
“Okay, then. Well, I should go. I have a date with Jacqueline later,” shared Jackson.
Shane murmured a reply before hanging up.
He massaged his head and shoved his cell phone back into his pocket.
His head started spinning again, making him feel weak. He couldn’t put his cell phone back into his pocket no matter how hard he tried.
In the end, his cell phone slipped out of his grip and fell onto the floor.
Shane frowned. He bent down to pick it up.
However, just as he bent down, his vision turned dark completely. He never even touched his phone.
Thud! Shane fell onto the floor and lost consciousness a moment later.
Natalie was doing the dishes when she suddenly heard the loud thud. She instinctively paused.
“What was that?” muttered Natalie. She suddenly had a bad feeling about it.
She washed the foam off of her hands and turned around to leave the kitchen. When she saw her kids watching cartoons while sitting on the sofa. she asked, “Kids, did you hear a noise just now?”
“Yeah,” replied Connor while nodding.
Sharon was more descriptive and said, “It sounded like something hit the wall, and it came from that direction.”
The little girl pointed at the door.
Natalie shifted her attention to the door. Worry slowly donned her face.
Was that Shane? It’s probably not him if he had already left, but if he had stayed and waited…
Natalie didn’t dwell further on her imagination. She hesitated for a while but eventually headed over to the door. She planned on opening the door to investigate the matter and see if Shane was still there.
The two kids turned to one another before they quickly hopped off the sofa and followed along.
Natalie popped her head out after she opened the door. All she saw was an unconscious man on the floor, and that got her expression to change drastically.
“Shane!” shouted Natalie before she hurried out to check on the guy.
He had a fever, and his head was burning. His breathing was also uneven.
Natalie was both infuriated and worried at that moment.
My gosh, why is he out and about even though he is sick? He even stood here for so long and waited for no reason! Does he not know that the weather is getting chilly?
“Mommy, what’s wrong with Mr. Shane?” asked Sharon as she gripped the door. Her eyes were reddened with tears at the time.
“He’s fine. He’s just down with a fever,” replied Natalie, who took some time to coo her daughter. After that, Natalie helped Shane up from the floor.
The noise I heard earlier was probably him falling. He’s lucky I came in time to check on the situation. If I didn’t, he would’ve been lying there until tomorrow morning.
A guy with fever lying on the cold, hard floor for an entire night? He would’ve had brain damage even if he somehow survived it.
Thank the heavens I came to check.
Natalie’s mind was clear when she came to that conclusion. She helped Shane into the house and tossed him onto the bed before covering him up with the blanket.
“Connor, make the call and get them to send a doctor over,” instructed Natalie as she checked Shane’s temperature. The kids had followed her into the room, so she didn’t need to shout to get their attention.
Connor nodded and replied, “Got it, Mommy.”
After saying his piece, Connor turned around and went to the living room to make the call.
Sharon had always followed Connor around, so naturally, she went with him.