When they reached the first floor, Dan watched the doors of the elevator open slowly and felt himself calm down a lot.
Once again, he pressed the button for the doors to close, which made Sarah wonder out loud,” Hubby, are you thinking of meeting that ungrateful brat again?”
Dan sighed and told her, “No. You pissed me off so much that I almost forgot we could rely on Layla.”
Sarah cheered up at his words.
“You’re right! I’ve heard that Layla started her very own company just upstairs. She purposely chose the same design theme just to compete with Caroline,” said Sarah.
“Her company’s PR team did a great job, and she managed to find herself the best of brand ambassadors too. I’m sure she’ll win against Caroline.”
“Jude will agree to her marriage with Eddy by then,” she continued.
“After all, who would refuse such a brilliant granddaughter–in–law like her?”
After listening to Sarah go on and on about this, Dan felt his mood improve tremendously.
Indeed, businessmen like them prioritized a person’s potential and ability to make money.
Jude had been a big shot in the field of business back in the day. Naturally, he admired women
who were intelligent and successful in their careers.
As they talked, the elevator reached the floor where Layla’s office was. A smirk laced Layla’s lips, knowing that they would come to her. Everything was as she had predicted.
“Don’t worry about what happened. I’ll tell Eddy about this,” Layla told them reassuringly as she
handed them each a glass of water.
Since Caroline wanted to send these two away, Layla would do the exact opposite of that.
“At least you’re thankful,” Sarah commented.
She was very pleased with what Layla said and was suddenly overwhelmed by her kindness.
“Layla, dear, I truly regret it! I should have given you all my attention in the past!”
“Aunt Sarah, you’ve taken good care of me since I was young. I really am indebted to you,” said Layla.
“You’ve grown up into a wonderful young woman! I’ve only just realized that I’ve raised an ungrateful brat like Caroline. Oh, if only I could learn from your mother how to educate my young!”
Sarah showered Layla with compliments, all while insulting Caroline in every single way possible.
Sarah and Dan left later, when Luke entered the office to pass Layla some documents.
“What is it?” Layla asked right after the door closed.
Luke’s expression said it all. “We have good news! Lots of stores wanted to collaborate with us when they heard that we’re launching our new product in five days! More than 20 stores have contacted us this afternoon.”
Layla’s eyes shone upon hearing what he said. “Awesome! Call the factory and tell them to hike up production. We have five days left to squash Caroline!”
“Another thing is that I’ve called the factory that worked for Evans Group back then. They said that they could start working on our order without us having to pay extra for it!”
Layla’s eyes lit up at this. “Not bad! Even the factory’s boss knows that I’m going to win. Apparently, it’s only a matter of time before I’ll return to Evans Group and take over Caroline’s position.”
“By then, I’ll merge our companies…” Layla’s voice trailed off for a moment.
“That’s not right. I’ll buy the entire building instead! And I’ll name it Evanson Corp!”
Just thinking about it made her spirits soar.