Fuller Corporation’s collaboration with the hospital was a project under the national fund. As a construction and trade company, the collaboration with the hospital was under the company’s construction business. I was in charge of this project, as ordered by Ashton. Caleb was in fact, Martha’s husband.

We had both signed a contract, stipulating that full payment should have to be made before the completion of the construction. Unfortunately, Caleb had used the money from the fund elsewhere, so we couldn’t complete the construction.

To simply put it, Caleb couldn’t pay the balance to Fuller Corporation on time as stipulated by the contract.

After listening to Martha’s plea, I forced out a smile. “Mrs. Ludwick, you know very well that Ashton and I aren’t that close. It’s a huge sum of money. Ashton is known for his thoroughness at work. If something happens, I won’t be able to explain it to him.”

Martha panicked instantly. She thought about it and suggested, “Will one week do? Please extend the deadline by a week. When Caleb pays the balance, we’ll thank you personally.”

I could have easily agreed, but I chose to utter, “Mrs. Ludwick, Fuller Corporation isn’t an SME. We have strict rules regarding funding. If I help Dr. Ludwick, I’ll have to bear responsibility. Unless…”

and glanced at

as if I

hesitated before answering, “Unless I have a reason to

could answer, I added, “There’s a

grip on

help in arranging for an ob-gyn

to hear my words. “Mrs. Fuller, you’re

nodded. “I’m six

you aborting your child at this stage? Does Mr. Fuller know about your pregnancy?” Martha was confused. “You’ve been married for some

a faint smile. “Ashton and I

the excuse to

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