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Chapter 12

Assuming that Charlie was simply joking, Claire didn’t take it seriously. She walked aside and dialed Doris’s number.

Soon, the call was answered.

Doris’s sweet and pleasing voice resonated from the other end of the line. “Hello, Miss Wilson.”

“Hi, Miss Young. I have a favor to ask from you,” Claire said timidly.

“Okay, what is it?” Doris replied.

Claire rehearsed the sentence in her head once again, taking a deep breath before she said determinedly, “May I know if the chairman is available tomorrow night? My family will be organizing a banquet tomorrow to officially announce our collaboration with Emgrand Group. I hope that the chairman would kindly accept my invitation…”

There was silence at the other end of the line before Doris spoke again, “Miss Wilson, I’m sorry but I cannot make the decision on behalf of my chairman. Or, perhaps I could ask him for you, would that be alright?”

Claire said respectfully, “Thank you, sorry for the trouble caused.”

After the call was ended, Claire held her phone nervously, anticipating her reply.

Right at this moment, Charlie’s phone suddenly rang.

Charlie was taken aback, quietly cursed himself for forgetting to mute his phone. It must be Doris who was calling to ask for his opinion…

He pretended to answer the phone calmly and mumbled, “Yes?”

As expected, Doris’s voice came from the phone, “Mr. Wade, Wilson Group will be holding a banquet tomorrow night. I would like to ask if you would want to attend the banquet.”

Charlie replied, “Oh, is that so? Okay, I will…Alright, that’s it, bye…”

Then, he quickly hung up the call and mumbled, “These marketing spam calls are really annoying…”

Claire didn’t suspect anything, but very soon, her phone rang again.

Doris’s voice echoed into her ear again. “Hello, Miss Wilson, our chairman has agreed to your invitation, he’ll drop by the venue then!”

“Huh! Really…that’s great…thank you so much for your help. Please thank Mr. Chairman on my behalf too…” Claire muttered in disbelief followed by an excited shriek. She didn’t expect that the chairman would actually agree to come.

She hurriedly turned to Lady Wilson and said delightedly, “Grandma! The chairman of Emgrand Group has agreed to come!”

“Really!?” Lady Wilson was extremely thrilled!

She turned and ordered the family members on the floor immediately, “Quick, make the necessary preparations! Book the most luxurious hotel, order the best meals and drinks! Let’s make it big to welcome the chairman of Emgrand Group!”

“Next, contact all the big companies in the city and invite them to our banquet! Inform them that Emgrand’s chairman will be there!”

Then, the office became very busy with everyone bustling here and there to make phone calls!

Everyone was stoked, constantly contacting their business partners and the high-profile figures of Aurous Hill.

The news exploded like an atomic bomb in the city that it spread like wildfire!

In the blink of an eye, everyone in the Aurous Hill knew about Wilson Group’s banquet.

The mysterious chairman of Emgrand Group would appear at the Wilson family’s banquet tomorrow night!

Lady Wilson responded to the countless inquiries over the phone with a wide smile on her face.

She was over the moon right now, because she knew that after tomorrow’s banquet, the Wilson family would surely become the most sought-after family in Aurous Hill!

She giggled earnestly and said, “Okay, that’s it for today. Start preparing for tomorrow’s banquet. Dismiss!”

After the meeting, Lady Wilson returned to her office.

Harold looked around sheepishly and quickly followed her.

“Grandma, do you really want to appoint Claire as the director?”

Harold couldn’t help but speak directly when there was no one around.

Lady Wilson frowned and said in a cold voice, “I’ve promised Claire, why can’t I appoint her?”

“Grandma, you can’t make her the director!”

“Why? She has won such a lavish contract. Her contribution is significant and important and she deserves it.”

“She was only able to win the Emgrand contract because Wendell of the Jones family helped her. I heard that Wendell had gone to her place yesterday and Emgrand Group signed a contract with us today. The coincidence is quite odd, don’t you think? From what I see, she must have spent the night with Wendell Jones!”

Lady Wilson’s face slowly turned into a shade of brewing rage. “Is that true?”

Harold uttered firmly, “Of course it’s true! Wendell did go to see Claire last night. You’ll know if you look into it.”

He then continued, “Grandma, Claire is a married woman. If the skeleton in the closet is revealed, with people knowing this is how we had won the contract with Emgrand, what would they say about the Wilson family? What would they say about you?”

Lady Wilson’s frown wrinkled even deeper, buying Harold’s lie.

She knew about Wendell’s feelings towards Claire.

During her birthday, Wendell had given her a jade talisman worth three to four million dollars.

It could also explain why Claire was able to win the sixty million dollar contract.

Sensing the change in Lady Wilson’s expression, Harold quickly continued, “If you appoint such a shameless woman as the director, our reputation will be tarnished! At a time like this, you must appoint another person as the director and give that person the credit of the contract too. The best choice would be a man, it’s the best way to avoid gossip!”

Lady Wilson nodded slightly, pondering upon his suggestion.

She believed 80% of Harold’s lies.

Considering the circumstances, she should choose another candidate as the director to eliminate the rumors and gossip.

If the public were to know that Claire had won the contract because of her affair with Wendell, she could state that the new director had won the project instead of it being the product of Claire’s affairs.

Moreover, the old lady was biased too.

Honestly, she didn’t like Claire! In addition, she was a conservative woman with patriarchal thinking. She didn’t like the idea of Claire slowly growing her influence and power in the Wilson family.

She must stop her growth within the family to consolidate the Wilson family’s assets.

She had made up her mind silently as her thoughts ran wild.

She looked at Harold and said coldly, “Harold, from now on, you must listen to me. Do what I tell you to do, and don’t do the things that I tell you not to do, do you understand?”

Harold stood upright and said, expressing his loyalty, “Don’t worry Grandma, I’ll follow your orders like a loyal servant. I’ll go wherever you point, I’ll do whatever you say!”

“Okay.” Lady Wilson nodded and continued, “At the banquet tomorrow, I’ll announce that you’re the new director and will be fully in charge of the project with Emgrand Group. But remember, you must be obedient and faithful. I can hold you up, but I can also bring you down!”

Harold shrieked gleefully and said, “Don’t worry, Grandma! I’ll be a good boy!”
Comments (17)
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Oshim Lawrence
......this is so annoying why the heck would this happen aarhg damn harloud
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Gcinaphi Gwebu
good book. I'm enjoying to read it.
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Lola Weiskopf
Wow they stomped the woman at the store. Wtf did i get into reading
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