Chapter 21
It was a long and painful night.

When it was all over, Avery was so tired that she passed out.

The next morning, Elliot showed up at Sterling Group around ten in the morning as usual.

Once he entered his office, Ben walked in.

“I went to Twilight to see you last night, but I didn’t catch you. Did you and Avery Tate leave early?”

Elliot raised his brows and said, “That’s what you’re here to talk about?”

Ben smiled bitterly and placed the file in his hand on Elliot’s desk.

“This is the financial reports for Tate Industries from the past few years. I took some time to look into it. They’re in pretty deep trouble.”

Ben paused, then added, “Their finance director embezzled at least three hundred million dollars. I heard that he was Jack Tate’s brother-in-law.”

Elliot’s eyes twitched slightly.

If what Ben said was true, then developing the new product was not the only reason Tate Industries was facing bankruptcy.

is the lesson. All of us should be careful about picking the correct wife,” Ben sighed. “If

proves that women are obstacles on

“When do you plan on going through with it? Should we have a party to

and said icily, “Don’t you have work to do? Do you

a friendly reminder, though. Shouldn’t you do something about that bruise on your neck? If I didn’t know better, I’d

out!” Elliot said

immediately hurried out

had left, Chelsea knocked on Elliot’s office

to talk to you about,” she said as she walked in and closed the door behind

inbox and said, “I’m busy right now. You can talk

desk and said, “I’ll just tell you

said, “Take a look at


think hard

of jealousy rose

exclaimed with a slight tremor in her voice. “Elliot,

“Shut up!”

furrowed brows

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