Tony told the truth, almost.
“Are you sure he ain’t there?” was his first response, “absolutely certain?”
“They told me he wasn’t on the flight.” Livia replied.
“I was gonna drive him to the airport, but twenty minutes earlier he texted to say he was going by taxi instead on account of being worried about missing the plane.” Tony didn’t add that he had planned to make Terry miss the flight anyway. “Which taxis do you use?”
“It could be any.” Livia replied.
Tony, still shocked, was gaining composure.
“Leave it to me. Try not to worry. Continue your cruise.”