lt;pgt;On their way over, Nathaniel told Melanie to get everyone who worked at the lab to gather there. By
dawn, everyone rushed to the lab, not knowing what had happened, but they could guess it was
something huge from the urgency.
lt;pgt;Knowing that it was an important matter, Melanie became severe at work she repeatedly analyzed the
components of the essential oil she brought back from the factory and compared them to the formula.
There was just one thing she could not understand; the reason the finished product differed so much
from the previous batches.
lt;pgt;Although Melanie had been unconcerned about work for the past two years, she still had the basic
skills and knowledge it took to be a perfumer. From the analysis, she was sure there was nothing
wrong with the essential oil components. Where was the problem from then?
lt;pgt;Nathaniel did not mention the problems with the essential oil and finished product to the lab‘s
employees. He just told them the company had received a new order, and he had to make
arrangements with the current personnel through an assessment. He told the employees they needed
to take a test to differentiate the essential oil components from the previous and current batches.
lt;pgt;The employees were unsure why they had to take such an assessment but simply obeyed Nathaniel‘s
orders. They were busy working on the task, but none had yet to make any discoveries. Nathaniel did
not have much hope for the outcome of this assessment because most of the employees were fresh
graduates. Back then, the company had Lily handle everything, so he was not in a rush to train more
lt;pgt;Moreover, training these talents needed a considerable sum of money. Few people could succeed as
perfumers, and only the capable ones would get hired with high pay Nathaniel‘s company was just alt;/pgt;
lt;pgt;medium–sized one, and he did not see the need to spend on hiring so many talents back then. Lily,
who was capable and worked free of charge, was enough for them.
lt;pgt;However, he did not expect the woman he thought he had controlled to leave them overnight!
lt;pgt;While looking around the labs, Nathaniel had his brows locked in a frown. Time was running out, and if
they failed to find the problem as soon as possible, the factory would not be able to complete the
orders on time. If the finished products did not meet the requirements, they would need to compensate
a vast amount of money for breaching the contract.
lt;pgt;As Nathaniel walked toward Melanie‘s lab, his mind was full of thoughts. He looked inside, she was
alone, frowning as she concentrated on her research. Something felt off to Nathaniel, so he walked
another round and looked into all the lab. Finally, he knew what was wrong.” Where‘s Olivia?”
lt;pgt;“I–I don‘t know.” The other employees were unsure of Olivia‘s whereabouts too. “We didn‘t see her
lt;pgt;“Did you guys inform her to come in?”
lt;pgt;“I‘ve informed everyone who works at the lab. I texted and called everyone on WhatsApp just in case I
missed out on anyone, but... I couldn‘t get through to Olivia.”
lt;pgt;“What? Call her now! Call her until she picks up! This is crucial... I mean, an important time for the
company! How could she be so aloof? Get her here, even if you have to drag her out of her house!”
Nathaniel roared angrily.
lt;pgt;“Get it done now!” he roared again. Then he heard a lazy voice behind him. “Hey! I‘m here early today!
Wow, all of you are early too!”lt;/pgt;
lt;pgt;Slowly, he turned around, and sure enough, he saw Olivia walking into the lab energetically with a
smile. She seemed to be in high spirits. The sight of this only made Nathaniel‘s anger grow.
lt;pgt;“Do you know what time it is now? Why are you here so late?!”lt;/pgt;