lt;pgt;However, his threat meant nothing to Olivia. She paused her steps and slowly turned around. The sight
of his angry face made her chuckle.
lt;pgt;“Do as you wish, Mr. Hall! From now on, I‘ll choose when I want to work and what time I‘ll arrive. If you
wish to penalize me for being late or playing hooky, go ahead!”
lt;pgt;Then Olivia opened the door and walked out of his office.
lt;pgt;“You‘re letting her go just like that?” In disbelief, Melanie stared at the door through which Olivia had
exited, then turned to Nathaniel and said, “She‘s going to tell the press all that nonsense! How could
you let her leave?”
lt;pgt;With a dark expression, he roared in return, “What should I have done instead? We‘re at the company
building! Do you know how many people saw her enter my office? Do you think I could lock her up?“.
lt;pgt;“What should we do now?” Melanie was anxious and bit down on her lip. There are a lot of folks who
are doubtful of her these days. The name Melanie had made for herself with much difficulty was now
ruined. Thinking of it made her wish she could kill Lily.
lt;pgt;None of them understood the reason for Lily‘s sudden change. She had been obedient for the last few
years but suddenly turned her back on them. Nathaniel pressed his hands on the table, and his head
hung low while his fingers curled into fists. His veins popped up on his wrist as he exerted too much
strength, and his knuckles cracked.
lt;pgt;“We have to make the first move and bet on it!” He slammed his fist on the table. When he looked up
again, his gaze was filled with determination. “Get our lawyers to come over right now. I‘m going to sue
her. Also, contact some of our classmates from university.”lt;/pgt;
lt;pgt;“Huh?” Melanie blinked, unable to comprehend his plan. She thought she had misheard him and
asked, “Why do you want to talk to our former classmates at this crucial time? What? Do you want to
host a gathering for us or something?”
lt;pgt;Melanie continued, “If not that, then do you intend to enlist their help in convincing Lily? Don‘t even
dream of it. Lily didn‘t get along well with many people back then. What makes you think she would
listen to them, whom she had not spoken to in years?”.
lt;pgt;She shook her head, thinking to herself that Nathaniel was being unrealistic.
lt;pgt;He looked at her helplessly. “What are you on about? Just contact them, especially those we had a
closer relationship with back then. You should be able to find their contact information somewhere. All
you need to know is that it‘ll be useful to me, and it‘s best to get it done as soon as possible!”
lt;pgt;‘I can‘t drag this on any longer! Lily, since you insist on seeing the end of this, don‘t blame me for being
merciless! You‘re the one who pushed me into a dead end first!‘
lt;pgt;The sun was shining brightly, almost blindingly so. Lily scrunched her nose and let out a loud sneeze. A
soft piece of tissue covered her nose. Blushing, she tried to take it from him to blow her nose on her
own, but his hands had already moved. He wiped her nose gently, crumpled the tissue up, then threw it
into the rubbish bin. His actions rendered her speechless. She was not a neat freak, but that made her
a little uncomfortable. Nobody would imagine Alexander, the famed CEO of La Beauté Group and the
powerful guy everyone feared in the industry, to help a woman blow her nose.
lt;pgt;Her cheeks were still warm, and he had naturally circled his arms around her waist. “How‘s your first
day at work?”alt;/pgt;