lt;pgt;Alexander‘s reply was fast but brief, just one word, “Yeah.” Lily smiled as she read his message. She
removed her shoes and lay on the sofa. Then she replied, “I went to Garden Road today and finally
found what I needed.”
lt;pgt;“Red Sandalwood?” Alexander asked. Lily‘s smile froze when she read his reply. She pouted and
typed, “How come you know everything?” “That‘s because it‘s in the books.” Alexander even added a
shrugging emoji at the end. Lily had to read the message a few times before understanding his
meaning. Of course, Alexander would eventually find out since Lily did spend a considerable amount of
the company‘s money to buy the red sandalwood.
lt;pgt;Naturally, the company‘s finance department would record this amount as the company‘s purchases.
After all, it would have to be approved by the finance manager and the director. However, Lily was still
surprised that Alexander had quickly received the news.
lt;pgt;If it were a regular company, it would probably take a few days before the executives became aware of
it. Alexander was, in a way, terrifying since he possessed a robust information network.
lt;pgt;“What‘s wrong?” Alexander asked after noticing Lily had not replied to his previous message. “Nothing.
When are you leaving?” Lily quickly texted as she stole a glance in Jenny‘s direction. Jenny had buried
her face in her laptop as her fingers typed away. Since Jenny was busy replying to her emails, she
would not have time to notice what Lily was up to.
lt;pgt;Lily lowered her head and returned her focus to her phone screen. “Don‘t worry. I‘ll leave soon. Why
are you so fixed on making me leave? How can you just dump me after using me?”
lt;pgt;Lily was speechless. ‘He can be so childish and dramatic sometimes. What does he mean by dụmping
him after using him? He‘s just being ridiculous now!‘lt;/pgt;
lt;pgt;After some thought, she imitated Alexander‘s texting tone, “Yep. I‘m done. Are you?” ‘Reply to that, why
don‘t you?‘ Alexander could not help but chuckle. He quickly replied, “Why don‘t we keep trying?” “Fine.
Let‘s try this again.”
lt;pgt;Alexander could imagine Lily typing on her phone with an embarrassed but determined expression as
he read her messages. It made him feel warm inside since he missed her and could not wait to get
home after finishing his work.
lt;pgt;He finally looked up from his phone, and everyone eyed him like an alien. Alexander frowned in
annoyance and remarked, “What‘s with your faces? Don‘t you guys have work to do?”
lt;pgt;“Y – Yes, sir!” Everyone replied while nodding.
lt;pgt;“I’m leaving,” Alexander said, standing from his seat. He had no intentions of staying any
lt;pgt;longer. One of the employees mustered his courage and asked Alexander before he left, “S–Sir, about
the collaboration...” “Just talk to the client following our initial proposal. I hate it when they try to
bargain. We can move forward from there if they accept, or else we‘ll just look for another partner.” It
was just one of La Beauté Group‘s many projects. Even if their deal did not work out, La Beauté would
not lose much, as it all depended on whether or not both parties saw eye to eye. Alexander left
straightaway after finishing his sentence. Unbeknownst to him, he had left the meeting room with
gossip that could last them a lifetime, “Did you see that? Mr. Russell was smiling!”lt;/pgt;