For a moment, the atmosphere in the meeting room was tense and awkwardly silent.Samantha Lindt felt humiliated. She had been in the company for so many years and got to her position with a lot of effort, so she did not mean to leave just like that.Grant Stanton standing up for the newcomer Nicole was also a slap in the face for Samantha.The meeting room was silent, and everyone looked at each other.Nicole frowned slightly. She did not want to be targeted the moment she took office. Just as she was about to ease the tension in the room, Samantha stood up apprehensively with a flushed face.“President Stanton, I’m sorry for my transgression. I respect the company’s decision and will work well with Ms. Nicole.”“Good. Meeting adjourned.”Grant Stanton did not say much. He did not want to waste another minute and left the meeting room in an imposing manner.Samantha then let out a long breath of relief.Although many others had opinions about Nicole’s arrival, they dared not o
Nicole used her newly registered social media account to post this. Soon, many influencers began to share her post and turned the tide. Everyone began to watch the drama unfold.Before this, not many knew about Nicole’s new social media handle, but because of this post, her following skyrocketed. Some people even started to dig up Keith Ludwig’s details.Ferguson Corporation.Keith ran into Eric Ferguson’s office in a huff. “Bro! That ex-wife of yours is trying to destroy me!”Eric looked up from the document he was reading and swept him a faint glance.Keith found the spiteful comments about him online and showed them to Eric. He angrily said, “She’s trying to shame me in public! This is just too much! Look, this is her true self! This b*tch is up to no good. Now, my wife is making a fuss and wants a divorce! You have to help me, bro…”Eric frowned. His eyes darkened as he looked through the comments on Keith’s phone. After a long time, he said in a deep voice, “So, you intended
Nicole took out her phone and looked at the trending topics, then snickered and put it aside without a thought.She was familiar with the Ludwig family’s background and knew that Keith’s parents must have pressured him. Otherwise, knowing his character, he would never willingly admit his fault.Keith must be hating her guts at this moment.There was a knock at the door. Samantha Lindt let herself in and smiled. “Ms. Nicole, is it convenient for me to come in and talk?”Nicole nodded. “Please, come in.”Samantha walked in and glanced at Yvette as if she did not want to speak with the presence of a third person, but Yvette was not perceptive enough to wait outside.“What’s the matter?”“I saw that Mr. Logan is preparing some information regarding J&L’s project. Ms. Nicole, you might not know this, but we don’t have much of a relationship with J&L Corporation and have a slim chance for cooperation. If you want to gain your footing in the company, why don’t you cooperate with FH Cor
Eric Ferguson followed Keith’s gaze and was instantly stunned when he saw Nicole.Nicole was wearing a long silver-gray dress that was flared and glittery at the hemline and corseted at her slender waist. It made her look so tall and beautiful. Her long wavy hair was draped over her back and her temperament was incredibly striking.Keith Ludwig cursed under his breath. “What kind of small world is this?! Why did I run into someone I hate when I just want a drink…”Yvette’s group naturally noticed Eric and Keith. Although they did not want to see Eric and Keith’s faces, there was no reason to ignore the two men now that they ran into them.“Mr. Ludwig, have you finished cleaning up your messy love life? How are you still in the mood to come out for a drink? I guess the impact of that photo is still too small, huh?”Yvette scoffed. Keith was not willing to show any weakness and glared at the culprit Nicole at the back. He sneered and said, “Nicole, I underestimated you. I didn’t exp
Although they were from different circles, the high society of Atlanta was small, so everyone would more or less cross paths with each other. Thus, Keith Ludwig and Ian Carter knew each other.When Ian saw Keith, he naturally saw Eric Ferguson as well. Ian tipped his glass as a gesture. “What a coincidence, Mr. Ludwig.”Keith saw that Nicole and Yvette were sitting with Ian, so he figured that they were here together. Keith turned and pulled Eric to sit at their table. “Let’s play a game together. You won’t mind, right, Mr. Carter?”Ian did not answer and turned to look at Nicole. “My queen, do you mind?”Nicole stood up insouciantly. “Help yourselves, I’m going downstairs to watch the band.”Yvette immediately followed suit. “Let’s go! It’s so suffocating sharing the same space with such pests.”Julie took three bottles of fine wine and said, “I’m coming too!”Eric watched as Nicole disappeared down the stairs before he withdrew his gaze and glanced at Ian. “Mr. Carter, what’s
Phantom led Monster and Nicole to take a bow after the performance. Nicole smiled brightly and got off the stage with poise.‘Luckily, I still remember the basics! This performance is still quite satisfactory.’ Nicole thought.Phantom and Monster followed Nicole off the stage. Monster went over and patted her shoulder. “Lil Nicole, why don’t you just join our band? We’re willing to kick Demon out for you!”Nicole lowered her head and laughed. “If Demon hears this, he’d probably get up from his hospital bed right now and fight you!”Monster was in great spirits. “I’m so thrilled to perform with you today. You’re the composer of this song anyway, so except for Demon, only you can perform so flawlessly with us. Lil Nicole, you seem just like you were three years ago!”Nicole felt a trace of bitterness in her heart. She seemed to have missed out on an inordinate amount of life’s excitement in these three years. Fortunately, it was still not too late to get back on track.Monster refu
How meaningless would it be without bets?Eric’s eyes were deep as he stared at her indifferent side profile. “What are your thoughts?”Before Nicole could say anything, Keith sneered and spoke first. “If Ferg loses, I’ll walk out of here butt naked, but if Nicole loses…”He swept a glance at the Carter brothers and continued in a disdainful tone, “You need to admit in public that you married into the Ferguson family for money, and you can never show your face in Atlanta ever again! Nicole, do you dare to bet on this?”Ian and Hugh Carter were dumbfounded. Yvette was so enraged that she wanted to stand up and defend Nicole, but Julie pulled Yvette back and told her not to be impulsive.Eric’s eyebrows furrowed tighter. He was about to interrupt Keith when Nicole sneered and raised her eyebrows mockingly. “Sure, I accept.”Nicole looked so scornful of Eric, as if he was not a worthy opponent.Keith laughed at the fact that Nicole was ignorant and oblivious to how strong her oppon
Eric Ferguson quickly left the table, leaving Keith stupefied as he received hostile glares from Nicole’s friends.The taut string in Keith’s heart suddenly snapped.Keith felt that those people led by Yvette just wanted to eat him alive.‘Eric left me like that? Aren’t we bros?!’Keith looked at the people in front of him and bit his lower lip as he spoke with no dignity, “Can you please spare me this time?”The whole group said in unison, “No!”Downstairs.Nicole came out from the side door where there was no crowd. She had just sent a text to her big brother, so his driver should be arriving soon. She also sent Yvette a message.“Nicole…”A raspy voice called her name as Eric’s tall and brawny figure stood at the side door. Nicole was stunned for a moment, then immediately put on her aloof and guarded look.Noticing her change in expression, Eric lowered his eyes slightly.“What’s the matter, Mr. Ferguson?”The light at the side door was dim and elongated their shadows.