Chapter 1422: Unfathomable Heart
Natasha smiled and gently took Dustin’s arm. “Let’s go, I’ll take you around and show you our United Group.”
In a spacious and well-lit room in the Stratford family’s estate in the southern city.
Owen and Isabela sat facing each other, chatting and enjoying some snacks.
“Owen, why hasn’t Master Hudson arrived yet? He better not stand us up,” Isabela said, looking at the time, her expression somewhat impatient.
She had been waiting for nearly an hour, and he still hadn’t shown up.
“Don’t be impatient, Isabela. Master Hudson is a busy man. Let’s wait a bit longer; I believe he’ll be here soon,” Owen said, trying to appease her with a flattering smile.
As he spoke, the room’s door suddenly opened with a click, and a cold, elderly man dressed in black robes entered.
The old man walked in with his hands behind his back, his expression icy, his gaze arrogant. He exuded an aura of profound mystery from head to toe.
“Master Hudson, you’ve finally arrived,” Owen’s eyes lit up, and he quickly stood up to greet him.
“Do you have what I asked for?” the elderly man in black robes asked, his voice deep and mysterious.
“Everything is ready,” Owen nodded and then placed a piece of clothing on the table. “This is the clothing worn by Dustin. I had someone steal it back.”
“Very good. With this, that kid won’t escape even if he grows wings,” the elderly man in black robes said, nodding in satisfaction.
Dustin’s actions at the Wang family’s residence had made him lose face, and now, Owen was paying handsomely to hire him. This was a chance for him to exact some personal revenge.
“Master Hudson, it’s just a piece of clothing. Can it really be of any use?” Isabela questioned, unimpressed.
“What’s the matter? Are you doubting my abilities?” the elderly man in black robes responded with some irritation.
“Don’t misunderstand, Master Hudson. Isabela is just curious. We’ve never seen something like this before,” Owen quickly tried to smooth things over with a smile.
“To be honest, there will be a lingering scent on the clothing that belongs to a person, one we can’t detect but something else can. Even from a hundred miles away, it can accurately track that person,” the elderly man in black robes explained.
“Oh? What’s this thing that’s so powerful?” Isabela suddenly became interested.
“It’s related to our sect’s secret arts, and I can’t disclose it,” the elderly man in black robes said calmly.
Isabela frowned, a bit displeased, but she ultimately restrained herself.
“Master Hudson, shall we begin?” Owen changed the subject.
The elderly man in black robes nodded and took out two sealed bamboo tubes from his bag.
On the left bamboo tube, there was a green cloth covering, and on the right one, there was a red cloth covering.
“The green bamboo tube contains a poison. Those bitten by it will experience excruciating pain, as if being gnawed by countless ants, seeking survival but finding only suffering.”
“The red bamboo tube contains a deadly creature. Anyone bitten by it will bleed from all seven orifices and die within three minutes.”
“Now, it’s up to you to choose. Do you want him to suffer immensely or meet his end right here?”
The elderly man in black robes explained and handed the choice to the two individuals before him.
“Isabela, what do you think we should choose?” Owen asked, turning his head.
“Just killing him like this would be too merciful,” Isabela said with a cold expression, her eyes flashing with malice. “Anyone who dares to oppose me will experience unbearable agony. I want him to regret his choices, kneel before me, beg for mercy, and admit his mistakes!”
Upon hearing this, Owen couldn’t help but raise an eyebrow.
Damn, she truly lives up to the saying that a woman’s heart is as deep and unfathomable as the ocean!