When Stella arrived in the company, she saw Modesty walk out of Stanford’s office with an annoyed look, her eyes full of willingness to submit.
Modesty took a few steps and saw Stella. In her high heels, she approached Stella. “I heard that you are the one who was offered the opportunity from Conrad Group originally, aren’t you?”
Stella answered in a flat tone. “Probably.”
“Why did you refuse them?”
“If I got something that wasn’t gained by my hard work, I’m afraid I can’t fall asleep at night.”
Stella didn’t understand why Clarence would have offered such a chance. Once it was said that he would make Vivian famous, and later the official explanation was that Conrad Group liked her design abilities.
Stella wasn’t a naive or inexperienced young girl. How could she believe in such a high-sounding excuse?
Upon hearing it, Modesty misunderstood that Stella was mocking her for she had got the chance to study in Paris three years ago, which was not based on her own hard work but was snatched from Stella.
Modesty said, “Stella Radomil, don’t overestimate yourself. Think you are so aloof and different since you’ve rejected the chance from Conrad Group? For any designer, he or she wouldn’t have given up such an opportunity that he or she could let the international shows know about his or her designs.”
As she spoke, Modesty cast Stella a glance and smiled. “Oh, not really. I’ve almost forgotten. You also gave up such an opportunity three years ago. A person like who doesn’t deserve to be a designer at all.”
Waiting for her to finish her words, Stella answered calmly, “If you truly don’t think you deserve such a chance, you can give it up.”
She felt so annoyed by Modesty’s self-flattery.
After finishing her words, Stella walked away directly.
Modesty probably hadn’t expected that Stella would have said so. Standing motionlessly for a few seconds, she finally came back to her senses. Biting her lower lip tightly, she looked quite reluctant.
After Stella checked her working schedule with Stanford, she helped Sherry get a few more days off.
“How’s she doing
about his employees’ privacy, so he didn’t ask much before
heard her coworkers
discussing about, a mid-aged
Ms. Radomil. Ma’am wants to
hadn’t realized who the Ma’am was, and then she
her gaze from the
She was quite nervous. After a long while, she heard her voice, “Mrs. Conrad,
a slight tone, “Clarence and you have divorced for a long while. As
that Joanna came to her because she cared about the unreal marriage between Clarence
already. I didn’t take a penny. Mr. Conrad wasn’t
it makes sense. You can’t get anything
answered, Joanna asked, “How much
“Mrs. Conrad, I...”
pulled out an envelope from her purse and smashed it onto the desk. “Here are a
frowned. “I’m afraid
smiled. “I know you need money. You married Clarence for money,
assured. I’ve divorced Clarence Conrad, and I won’t pester
misunderstood me.” Joanna’s tone was quite cold. “I don’t care what happens between Clarence and
purpose for coming to her wasn’t for Clarence, but Horace. She asked in
you’ve heard Horace Jason is marrying Annie soon, but your existence seems to be not unpleasant. For the sake that you used to marry into the Conrad family, I came to you today to resolve
calmed down. “Mrs. Conrad, I have nothing to do with Horace. I won’t accept the money. Besides, please forgive my rudeness -- Horace doesn’t like Annie Conrad
his own marriage by himself. You
face turned pale when