Rachel tilted her head, her eyes slightly lowered. She kept on tapping the table with her fingertips. Her every movement looked languid and casual. “Wasn’t I clear enough? Debts are debts. They should be paid in full. You are a businessman, aren’t you? It’s strange that you don’t understand something this simple.” In a cold tone, she added, “Which part of my statement don’t you get, Mr. Davidson?” Aldo gritted his teeth, obviously not amused. “Miss Bennet, I suggest that you don’t go too far. Otherwise, I believe you won’t be able to bear the consequences of your actions! Do you really think you can manage the Bennet Group on your own? Without our support, it will crumble down in an instant!” “Oh, you think so? Unfortunately, I really like going too far. It makes me excited.” Looking into Aldo’s menacing eyes, Rachel chuckled and said, “Andy.” Andy immediately took a few steps forward and put a folder in front of Aldo. “Mr. Davidson, that contains the capital details of you misappropriating Bennet Group’s money in the last seven years. Moreover, there are pieces of evidence of you leaking the company’s classified documents to others.” 1 The moment they heard Andy talk about leaked classified documents, the eyes of the directors widened in disbelief. They looked at each other, wondering if they heard the same thing. At the same time, Aldo’s expression changed drastically. He was trembling profusely, not able to think straight. “I-Impossible!” Rachel leaned back to her seat comfortably and let out a sly smile. “Impossible? Are you saying that it’s impossible for you to leak such documents? Or you think that it’s impossible for me to find out about it?” 2 Aldo wanted to answer but no words came out of his mouth. All he could do was clench his fists in fury. At the back of his mind he knew very well that it was the latter. But of course, no criminal would admit to his sins that easily. Earlier, he was so calm because he didn’t foresee that Rachel actually had the capability to go against him. After all, he was the head of these directors. The moment he said that he would quit, these people would also follow him without hesitation. When that happened, the Bennet Group would be in a complete mess. Moreover, even if Rachel was the heiress, everyone would just treat her as a joke. However, now that Aldo’s dirty secret was exposed, the table was suddenly turned against him.
Before today, except for him and the companies he leaked the information to, no one knew about his dark secret. Not even one of these directors was aware. However, Rachel made sure that everyone would know this time. Originally, the directors’ interests were, of course, bounded with the group. Therefore, no one dared to be involved in any kind of corruption. Instead, they devoted themselves to the Bennet Group and invested several projects. But to their deepest disappointment, even though they poured all their efforts and dedication, other companies had always cut in front them and stole the projects. In the past years, the group eventually suffered heavy losses. Over and over again, the aspirations and ambitions of these directors were destroyed. Gradually, they also lost confidence in the Bennet Group. Thinking of no other easy way, they were enticed to start misappropriating Bennet Group’s money as well. 1 But now, Rachel revealed that the failure of those projects was not actually just an unfortunate coincidence. They kept on happening because there was a traitor among them. To top it all, it turned out that Aldo, their head, was the traitor himself. of course, they were all shocked. The directors pounded the table hard. They started pointed their fingers at Aldo, questioning him harshly. “Aldo! Is Miss Bennet stating the truth? Don’t lie to us!” “You are a cunning bastard! We trusted you so much. But in the end, you were behind all this? How could you do this to us?!” “Don’t think that you can leave this place without giving us an explanation!” Faced with the wrath of the other directors, Aldo couldn’t say a single word. He was still calm a few moments ago, but now, he was sweating, unable to refute the accusations being thrown at him. His face turned pale and he suddenly felt dizzy. He couldn’t fathom how things turned out like this. Aldo turned his head to glance at Rachel, and he saw that there was just a calm and indifferent look on her face. A chill ran down his spine and spread in his heart. Not even an hour ago, he thought that she was just a little girl who posed no threat to him. After all, everyone assumed that she would be nothing like her mother. But now, the woman in front of him seemed to be a different person with unfathomable wits. 2 In the chaos, just as Andy was thinking to say something, a man suddenly rushed over to Rachel.
With a stern look on his face, Andy thought that the man was going to hurt Rachel. Hence, he instantly strode forward and stood in front of her to protect her. Unexpectedly, when the man got close to Andy and Rachel, he suddenly knelt down. “Miss Bennet, please forgive me! I shouldn’t have done it. I’m so sorry! We only did it because… We were all incited by Aldo! We were stupid. We didn’t know he was a traitor all along! I know I’ve done bad things. But for the sake of the things that I have contributed to the Bennet Group, please give me another chance! Miss Bennet, I beg you! I won’t be able to get enough money to pay back in three days, but I will do my best effort to return them!” After saying that, he kowtowed three times on the ground to show his utmost sincerity. Seeing this, the other directors quickly put aside the matter about Aldo and also knelt down to beg for mercy. “Forgive us, Miss Bennet! Please let this go!” “Miss Bennet, we have already learned our lesson. We promise to never do that again!” “Miss Bennet, please” “Okay.” While the directors begged nonstop, Rachel’s voice suddenly came from behind Andy. “Okay? Really?” The director who knelt first was so stunned that he didn’t know what to say. “Miss Bennet, does that mean that you have forgiven us?” Rachel then took a sip of water and said with a smile, “Well, you have all knelt before me. If I don’t do something, I will look so heartless, won’t I? I also know that you can’t get enough money in such a short time. Of course, I understand that. I’m not an unreasonable person.” “Thank you, Miss Bennet! I knew that you are a–“. The directors were overjoyed, and there was a gleam of hope in their eyes. However, they didn’t expect that this newly ignited hope would also be extinguished the very next second. “Instead, you can pay with your shares.” Rachel put down the glass and squinted at the directors who were still kneeling on the ground, wearing a faint smile. “I have calculated the stock of the Bennet Group for you. With your combined shares, you can pay a couple million back. For the rest of your debt, I think you grown men all know how to borrow, right?” 2 “You… This is madness! Are you trying to rob us?” Rachel raised her eyebrows frivolously and retorted coldly, “If you call this robbing, then what about the thing you did with the money of the company? Well, I’m not forcing you to sell your shares. However, if you can’t pay the money back on time, I may have to send these files to the economic investigation office. By then, I guess you will have to live in prison for the rest of your lives.” Hearing this straightforward threat, the directors’ faces turned pale and resentful. As Rachel checked the time, she saw that it was almost eight o’clock. She then stood up, not wanting to prolong this game any longer. “Andy, I’ll leave the rest to you. I have to go now.” Rachel waved her hand and gave the order.
Andy nodded and replied, “Okay, Miss Bennet. I’ll take care of it.” “I know you will.” Rachel smiled and then looked across the faces of the miserable directors. “You can stay longer to think it over. I’m giving you the chance to pay your debts. Although you can’t pay in full at once, you can at least start reducing them. Don’t you agree? Now, once you make up your minds, tell Andy and he will help you sign a share transfer contract.” After this, Rachel walked towards the door and was about to leave.
But when she was about to step out, she stopped and looked back at Aldo, who was still seated with a pale face. “By the way, Mr. Davidson, I forgot to tell you that I have another big gift for you tonight. It should be ready by now.” Hearing this, Aldo’s eyes trembled and felt very uneasy. At this point, he was sure that this gift couldn’t be a good thing. Suddenly, his phone rang. Looking at the name of the caller on the screen, he shivered. He hesitated for a moment, but he eventually picked it up. Before he could even speak, his grandson’s anxious voice already echoed from the other line, “Grandpa, we are in trouble! The economic investigation team came to our house and said that they wanted to search our place! They also took dad away!” Hearing this all at once, Aldo couldn’t take it anymore. His mind went blank and he lost his balance, making him fall from the chair to the ground. His phone also fell to the floor, causing a crack on its screen. “Hello? Grandpa! Grandpa, are you still listening?!” There was a faint anxious voice that could be heard from the phone. The other directors were completely dumbfounded when they saw this scene. Fearing that they would suffer the same thing, someone immediately came to his senses and declared without thinking, “I will sell my shares! Damn it all! Give me the contract!”
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