“What do you think?” Zachary squeezed her chin, raised her face, and looked into her eyes. “No one has ever dared to give my things away to others—you are the first!”
“No, I…” Charlotte wanted to explain, but didn’t know where to start.
“It seems like you are hiding something,” Zachary sneered, “So, how are you going to explain it to me?”
“I’m sorry…” Charlotte bowed her head and apologized, “It is reasonable that I should compensate, but this is a hundred million. I won’t be able to afford it even if you sell me off…”
“All right, we’ll do what you just said!”
Zachary interrupted her and turned around to return to his seat. He then picked up a pen and paper and started writing.
“Uh…” She was dumbfounded. “What are you doing?”
“You asked me to sell you off to repay your debt.” He quickly drafted a simple debt repayment agreement and handed it to her. “Sign, and press your fingerprint!”
Charlotte took a look and could not help being stunned.
Debt Settlement Agreement: Charlotte Windt owes Zachary 100 million. Deducting 2 million in bonuses, she now owes 98 million and voluntarily collateralizes herself to Zachary Nacht. From now on, Charlotte shall obey all of Zachary’s orders and always be on-call…
“You can repay me 98 million now, or return my ruby necklace, or sign this debt repayment agreement. Decide for yourself!”
He tapped on the agreement with a pen as if he were a judge pronouncing her fate with a gavel.
She suddenly felt thunderstruck. Her world was spinning so fast that she almost fainted…
How could I have forgotten that the Devil is inherently cruel and greedy?
How dare I mess with him?
Do I have a death wish?
“Hmm?” Zachary was losing his patience.
She had countless countermeasures flashing through her mind like a barrage. Soon, she chose the simplest one—
“You gave me this necklace and many people can testify that. Since it’s mine, I can do whatever I want with it. So why should you make me pay for it? You can’t justify it even if you go through the legal process.”
“Very good.” Zachary’s lips curled up. “Are you discussing law with me?”
“Th-That’s how it was…” Charlotte pretended to be calm.
“I did give it to you, but you gave it back to me.” He started to explain, “Since you gave it back to me, it’s not yours anymore—it’s mine to throw away. However, you ran back to get it and then gave it to someone else without my permission…”
He immediately called Ben, “Call Mr. Williams.”
“W-wait a minute.” She panicked immediately. “Mr. Nacht, let’s discuss this properly.”
“Weren’t you confident a minute ago?” Zachary raised his eyebrows.
“I don’t understand…” Her legs became feeble and she wanted to cry. “You lost a necklace worth 100 million just like that, which means you don’t care at all. So why should I pay?”
“I can give you a necklace worth 100 million or throw it away, but I don’t allow other women to wear it on their necks. That is an offense to me!”
Zachary solemnly warned, “You must pay for your irresponsible behavior!”
Charlotte was speechless. I shouldn’t have underestimated his manipulativeness.
I shouldn’t have overestimated Luna’s IQ, either!
That stupid woman actually strutted around with the ruby necklace. She doesn’t know that she is bringing trouble to herself and me.
“I don’t have the patience to argue with you.” Zachary checked his watch. “If you don’t sign, I’ll leave it to the lawyer.”
“I…” She was flustered. After thinking about it, she said tentatively, “Please give me some time. I will return the necklace to you, all right?”
“Fine, I’ll give you a chance.” He nodded. “You tell me the time.”