Daily prompt: thoughtful

From Protector of the Grey House:

A thoughtful look took over her features and Charlie wondered if he should have said as much. Natalia simply stared at the floor, as she chewed on her lip. She understood why he would turn off the cameras in his bedroom, but why in that bathroom? On further thought it seemed strange he would turn any off at all. He liked to let people think he was paranoid and kept the cameras on as a matter of protection. So why would he turn any off…unless it was to hide the fact that he was never in that bedroom at all. Without a word, she turned and left the room.

Charlie sighed heavily and reached for the cell to call Rebecca. He wasn’t sure he’d need her, but he thought he might. He watched Natalia walk back upstairs as he requested Rebecca’s presence in the security room. Moments later, she walked in, as on the screen Natalia walked into her sitting room and look around slowly.

“What’s going on?”

“Natalia’s looking for Vincent. I didn’t know where he was. She didn’t believe me, and I showed her the screens. She said her rooms were missing and they are.”

Rebecca frowned, then a memory clicked in. “Oh, he’s…”

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