Gwen couldn’t conceal her joy at the fact that her father had been beaten up.
“What happened?” Caroline texted her back. Gwen was probably still asleep now, so there wasn’t a reply after the message was sent.
Caroline then clicked into Marina’s chatbox but saw that there weren’t any new messages. After giving it some thought, she sent her a voice message. “Do you have any news?”
Marina replied almost instantly. “No. Wait for a little longer. Tell your friend not to worry, because I’ll definitely find out who that man’s wife is. -Marina”
There was nothing Caroline could do but wait for Marina’s findings. After freshening up, Caroline rushed over to her company. She was early today, so there weren’t many people in the elevator.
She pressed the button on the floor she wanted to get on. Then, right before she pressed the button to close the elevator doors, she heard someone call out, “Wait-”
Caroline froze and waited until the person entered the elevator before pressing the button. “Which floor are you headed?”
“You’re finally here! I thought you had abandoned your company!”
Caroline glanced up from the button to see Layla and immediately regretted her decision.
She should have simply pressed the button to avoid this catastrophe.
Layla’s words captured the attention of those around them, and the people looked at Caroline with puzzled looks.
“My company is doing just fine. Why would I abandon it?” Caroline said.
“Only for now, though. Just wait until my company releases its latest product. I’m sure your company will go bankrupt by then,” Layla said.
“Oh, sorry. It’s our company that’s going to go bankrupt, Sarah and the rest of the Evans family
would be so pissed that they will tear you into pieces.
“I told you long ago that you weren’t fit for this,” Layla added.
“You should’ve just let me handle the comny, but you insisted on doing it yourself.”
“Don’t you think it’s too early for you to be so full of yourself?” Caroline spat.
According to the plan, her latest product would only be released on the third day after Sonia’s drama was broadcast.
Besides, they still had to wait for two days until the drama was released. There was nothing to be nervous about.
“Caroline, I know what you’re waiting for.” Layla wasn’t done with her roasting.
“You’re waiting for that actress‘ drama to get broadcasted, right? Listen up; I’ve already asked an expert to watch it. A puny little actress like her won’t get famous overnight.”
She then inched closer to Caroline. “Most stars who get famous all of a sudden usually offer their directors something under the table.
“Even if Sonia’s acting is good, she doesn’t know how to do business, so she won’t ever become famous,” she said in a lowered voice.
“Besides, she works for Sorkin Group. She would be as good as dead if I asked Eddy to help me get rid of her.”
Caroline narrowed her eyes at her. “Your rival is me. You don’t have to get rid of a stranger.”
This made Layla laugh. “Don’t worry. Naturally, I won’t touch her. If I did, I’m sure you’d call me a coward for being afraid of a mere actress like her.”
The shadow on Caroline’s face lifted a little. “That’s good to hear.”
“In the end, the competition is between us both only. I’ll win this fair and square and prove to
everyone that I make a much better wife for Eddy than you.”
The doors of the elevator opened just in time, and Caroline strode out with a smile.
Layla scowled as she watched Caroline leave. She loathed that indifferent look on Caroline’s face,
which made it seem like nothing could drag her down.
She thought, “Just wait, Caroline. In five days, I’ll surely make you kneel at my feet and beg for
The mirrored walls in the elevator reflected the ugly scowl on her face, and she took a deep breath
to recompose herself.
When she reached the floor she was headed for, she walked out of the elevator and into her office to see Emery walking in her direction.
“Where’s Dan and Sarah?” Layla asked.
Emery’s expression shifted a little before replying. “T–they went downstairs.”
Layla knitted her brows in displeasure. “To see Caroline?”
“I think so.”
“Didn’t she cut ties with them? Why did they go to see her?”
Emery wasn’t sure either, so she shook her head.
“Do you know what they’re here for?” Layla asked.
Emery shook her head again, which made Layla more furious. She was about to lash out at Emery, but the scowl on her face abruptly vanished.
A thought occurred to her, and she sneered.
They must be begging Caroline to let them go! How idiotic!