Alex waited anxiously for Owen to reply. If Owen wants to keep the secret buried with him he can do so, he has no choice. It's not like he would go to the extreme and have him tortured physically just to make him confess, that's not his style.
What he was doing right now was threatening him a little when it comes to his livelihood. Maybe, Owen will succumb to his persuasive tactic.
Owen looked at Alex warily. Now that Madam is gone, he wasn't thinking about his future yet. Since Alex brought the subject in the open, it seemed he has no choice. "Sir, what is your plan for me?" he said.
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