“Josephine, I know that Katrina has gone overboard this time, but as long as you withdraw the charges against her, I assure you that I’ll fire her, and she’ll disappear from your life. Also, I’ll compensate you appropriately and ask her to apologize to you,’ Atticus promised..
Unfortunately, Josephine could feel her blood boiling in her veins this time as she sneered, “Mr. Kowalski, this matter has breached my bottom line and you can forget that I’ll ever settle this matter peacefully. If you have any opinions against me, then I’ll submit my resignation first thing tomorrow morning. I’ll leave the company!”
“No, Josephine. That’s not what I mean. I’m not asking you to leave. I just want to know if we can settle this matter in private. After all, we’re colleagues and I would like you to make an exception for my sake.”
“No, I will not. Not only Katrina but Tori is involved in this as well. Please ensure that Tori is also well taken care of. If she remains in the company, I’ll resign as well. I do not want to see these two as long as I continue working here,” Josephine threatened.
Atticus gulped. It didn’t matter who resigned, but that person should never be Josephine! Otherwise, Ethan would be the one asking for him to tender his resignation. “Is there really no other solution, Josephine?”
“No. There’s no other way aside from tossing her into prison. Also, my grandfather is still hale and hearty, so I won’t be allowing anyone to pull any connections to get her out of serving time,” she warned coldly.
Finally, Atticus understood her intentions and could only let Katrina pay the price for her actions. “Okay, the company will take action against Tori as well. Don’t worry and please. come back to work.”
At midnight, Tori sobbed while cleaning herself in the hotel bathtub, retching from time to time. Even if she didn’t end up in jail, the Heavens had bestowed upon her a different punishment because of what she did with Katrina.
After Ethan left the hotel, he went to the TV station. As the biggest shareholder of the station, he had a spacious and bright office that he didn’t usually use for work. Instead, he was here for fun. Right after he arrived, he checked the list of phone number extensions next to the phone. He narrowed his eyes as he carefully scanned the list until he found Josephine’s extension number and dialed it with his slender fingers.
Meanwhile, Josephine had only sat down for a few minutes after that farce of a meeting when the phone on her desk started ringing, and she instinctively picked it up. “Hello, this is the reporters’ office. How may I help you today?”
“Come to my office upstairs,” a husky male voice said. Josephine’s beautiful eyes widened a little. “Mr. Quarles?” “Yes. Eighteenth floor,” he replied. “Are you here to work?” The man showing up at the company was the last thing she expected.
“Come upstairs,” he repeated once more and hung up. Immediately, Josephine rose from her seat and sneaked toward the elevators like a thief. After she sneakily glanced around, she pressed the button for the eighteenth floor and went all the way up. The eighteenth floor was reserved for higher management, and she didn’t know which way to go. Just as she was anxiously pacing, sounds of footsteps echoed from a corner and Ethan’s gorgeous face appeared.
“This way.” He was here to pick her up. She had her head lowered as she trotted to him. Her entire demeanor made him grin in amusement. as he complained, “Why are you acting like a thief?”
“Why did you call me here?” she asked instead. After Ethan led her into his office, he closed the door, slumped back lazily on the couch, and answered, “I just want to see you.” Josephine could feel her face burning. “I’m still at work!”
“I bought a sports car for you,” he said with a raised brow. She jerked her head at him and was stunned to silence for a few seconds. Is this guy okay? Why did he buy me a sports car? “No! I can’t and won’t be accepting this gift,” she hurriedly rejected.
Alas, he tossed the problem back to her. “I’ve already placed my purchase and it will be delivered in the afternoon. What am I going to do if you won’t accept it?” She blinked as she bit her lip and tentatively. inquired, “Can you return it?”
“Nope.” ‘Then, you should’ve asked for my opinion in the first place before making such a purchase!” Isn’t this guy a little reckless? she thought in bewilderment.
‘The car will be parked at the VIP spot in the basement parking lot, and you can use it whenever you want.” Ethan had always been at rather overbearing person, so he would never take back the gift that he had specifically bought for someone else. The instant it was out of his hands, it wasn’t his problem any longer. The other party could do anything with it, except return it to him.