After my program ended in the morning, a colleague of mine informed me that someone was looking for me outside the studio.
Rita had come to see me at the station several times, so when I heard that someone wanted to see me, she was the first person that I thought of.
While I debated with myself whether or not to step out and meet her, I heard an angry voice. When I looked up, I saw Susan, Rita’s mother.
This time, it was the mother and not the daughter that had come for me.
“I’m looking for Scarlett! Where is she? Hey, don’t touch me!”
“Madam, this is the studio. You can’t come in here.”
“Then tell Scarlett to come out here and face me!” Susan marched angrily inside the studio like she was going to tear the place down. Two female assistants could not stop her at all.
From where I stood, I saw everything that was happening. “Go ahead with your work. I’ll talk to her, “I told my colleagues and went over to Susan.
The two assistants who were trying to stop her stepped aside when I nodded at them.
As soon as her path cleared, Susan rushed over to me and slapped me across the face.
I held my cheek and stared at her with wide eyes. I did not expect that she would do that, so I was extremely startled. My face burned after the impact, and for a few moments, my ears rang.
Seeing this, my colleagues hurried and surrounded us again.
“You *****! How dare you seduce my
daughter’s man? Did you think that you could get away with it? You better leave him now, or you will suffer the consequences!” Susan pointed at me and threatened me.
Looking at her, I guessed that she was around 50 years old. She was a heavyset woman, and her face was now contorted in fury. If I did not know her, I would not have guessed that she and Rita were mother and daughter.
Well, I supposed that was to be expected on account of Rita’s multiple plastic surgeries
“You can make trouble here all you want, but I’m not afraid of you, Susan.” After taking a moment to recover from Susan’s slap, I approached her and spoke to her calmly.
My remark only made her even angrier, and she charged at me again.
But I was prepared for it this time. Before she could hit me again, I was able to catch her wrist and throw her aside. She staggered and almost fell to the ground.
“What’s going on here?” The next moment, Abner came over to see what the commotion was all about. He probably heard Susan yelling. Per usual, he was in a neat, crisp suit and looking all powerful and elegant. Anyone would recognize him as the guy who ran the place. Seeing Abner, Susan stepped forward, pointed at me, and shouted, “Did you know that your precious rising star TV host had a morally questionable lifestyle?”
Abner narrowed his eyes at Susan and glanced at me.
“This is a professional working environment, ma’am. If you have an issue with one of my people, then take it up with me in my office.”
“I didn’t mean to make a scene, but Scarlett is so shameless. She seduced the man my daughter was supposed to marry. Now my daughter’s alone and heartbroken. As her mother, I had to do something.” Susan glared at me. I did not even flinch. 1
looking back as if they were expecting something else to happen.
“Are you okay, Scarlett? Your face is swollen. Do you need to see a doctor?” After everyone was gone, Abner approached me.
“I’m fine. No need for a doctor.” I flashed him a weak smile. Then, he ushered me back to my station.
“Where are you going? We’re riot done here! What? You just wreck my daughter’s engagement and not face the backlash? Shame on you! We’re not finished here until you promise to leave Charles!” As Abner led me away, Susan stepped forward and tried to grab me.
But Abner immediately stood in her way.
“Ma’am, please. I already told you that I will speak to you in my office. I can’t let you hurt and humiliate one of my people in my building. You need to calm down.”
“How could you defend her? She’s a wicked woman, and she deserves the humiliation. If you’re not going to deal with her, then I will tell every media 09:32
person in this city about what she did to my daughter. She will be exposed for what she truly is, and your TV station’s reputation will be ruined because of her. “Susan figured from Abner’s tone that he was partial to me, and she only got even more furious.
“Ma’am, we’re not going to be able to solve anything if you’re angry and not thinking clearly.” After Abner tried and failed to calm Susan down, the TV station‘s make-up artist stepped up and attempted to soothe her.
After a few moments of speaking with the make-up artist, Susan finally lowered her voice. “I don’t want to make trouble either, but Scarlett has gone too far. I’m only trying to make things right for my daughter.”
“I understand. Well, our boss’s doors are open if you have anything to complain about Scarlett, and he will help you get to the bottom of the problem. But right now, I have to get Scarlett ready. I have to fix her make-up for her program’s shoot.”
Susan flashed Abner a suspicious look and reluctantly nodded. Then, she followed him to his office.
After that, the make-up artist took me to the dressing room. Sitting in front of the mirror, I looked at my swollen face and thought about what just happened.
Based on Susan’s behavior earlier and what I already knew about Rita, I could only come up with one conclusion. They feared the strong and bullied the weak. Between me and Charles, I was the weak one and easier to intimidate.
Charles did not want to marry Rita, and that was his own decision. I did not have anything to do with it, and I should not take the blame
The more I thought about it, the more I got annoyed. I shook my head and stopped the make-up artist who was about to set my makeup with powder. “Sorry. I have to go talk to Susan.”
“Don’t worry about her, Scarlett. Abner can handle her.” The make-up artist tried to stop me, but I was not about to let Abner get dragged into something that did not involve him.
“I should face her myself,” I told the make-up artist.
Before she could stop me again, I was already walking out of the dressing room.
I went straight to Abner’s office.
The door was left open, and from where I stood, I could see Susan sitting in front of Abner’s desk with a glass of water in her hand. I came just in time to hear the middle of her exaggerated story about how I destroyed her poor daughter’s life. I could not help rolling my eyes.
Obviously, Abner did not want to listen to her, but he had to deal with her.
“Abner, may I speak with Susan in private, please?” I knocked on the glass door of his office.
Abner flashed me a worried look and
then glanced at Susan as if he was afraid that I would suffer again if I faced her alone.
But he did not say anything. He just nodded, stepped out of his office, and shut the door behind him.
“How would you like to lose your job if you don’t leave Charles, Scarlett? Your boss just said that he would handle it.” Susan raised her chin in smug satisfaction. I almost laughed at the emptiness of her threat.
“Oh, did he? Did you tell him that I’m still Charles’s legal wife?” I backfired, cocking my head to the side.
Susan was rendered speechless by what I said. Her previous aggressiveness suddenly vanished into thin air
I struck while the iron was hot.
“I meant it when I said I wasn’t afraid of you, Susan, because at the rate you’re going, everyone will eventually find out that Charles and I are still legally married. How do you think that will play out for Rita? That’s right. She’ll look like
a desperate celebrity trying to lock down a wealthy married man by bullying his poor wife.”
I watched horror, defeat, and fury dance in Susan’s twisted face. I had to admit that I felt vindicated seeing her come to the realization that she had come to a gunfight with a knife. 1
Obviously, she had come here guns blazing hoping that she would frighten me into submission. I almost felt sorry for her that her little plan did not work. So, even though she came at the station today to assault me, she was the one who ended up crawling back home.
Because if there was anyone in the world who would kill to keep my marriage to Charles under wraps, it was Susan herself.
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