Violet froze and instinctively turned to glance at Patrick’s cold back. She felt utterly speechless, scowling at Russell. “You don’t deserve to be my family! Don’t flatter yourself!”
Russell clenched his teeth. “Violet, don’t say it like that. I know you’re mad, and you can take it out on me however you want. Anyway, as soon as you come back, I’ll divorce Veronica right away. You’ll still be my wife, and I promise I’ll treat you right. Veronica’s reputation is already ruined. You can’t leave Oceanen Jewelry now. How will it look to the world if you do?”
Violet never expected Russell to be so quick to kick Veronica to the curb the moment he ran into trouble.
She smirked sarcastically and was about to speak when, out of the blue, Veronica entered from another backstage door. She stared daggers at Russell, her expression sour as it could be.
Russell froze in place. “Veronica, why are you here? I asked you to stay in the design department, didn’t I?”
Veronica glared at Russell with anger in her eyes. “If I’d stayed in the design department, I wouldn’t have heard your exciting speech, would I? I’ve wasted two years with you, Russell. We just got the marriage license, and now you want to leave me? Have you lost all sense of decency?” Russell looked flustered, his tone anxious as he explained, “It’s not like that, Veronica. Listen to me, your reputation is already ruined. If you continue to stay at Oceanen Jewelry, you’ll only harm the company! “Don’t worry. As long as you divorce me and admit that the plagiarism of Violet’s work was your personal act, unrelated to Oceanen Jewelry, I’ll make sure you get a fair compensation. Oceanen Jewelry is our life’s work. You don’t want to see it go down in flames, do you?” Russell became more and more convinced that this was the only way out. At all costs, he had to save Oceanen Jewelry. If it meant sacrificing Veronica, then he had no choice but to do so.
Veronica, with fiery red eyes, stared at Russell in disbelief and slapped him across the face. “Russell, you beast! How can you say such shameless things? After all this, you’re still trying to save yourself? Do you really think that if I leave, Oceanen Jewelry will be saved? Violet put so much effort into setting this up. How could she let you off so easily?”
After Veronica’s outburst, she glared angrily at Violet.
Russell covered his face where he had been slapped and turned to Violet, shaking his head. “No, Violet has a soft heart. She can’t be as heartless as you! Isn’t that right, Violet? Say something!”
Veronica heard this and lunged at Russell, grabbing his hair, and nearly tearing it out. She was absolutely furious, never expecting Russell to be this shameless. Russell was taken aback by her furious reaction and pushed her to the ground, looking nervously at Violet as if he wanted to convey that his relationship with Veronica was completely over.
Violet, with a cold expression, watched the two of them argue like cats and dogs, her face heavy. In her eyes, neither of these two individuals was good people, so she did not care who had the upper hand in the fight. She did not know if they were genuinely fighting or just putting on a show for her. However, it did not matter anymore. She would not trust these two scoundrels anymore.
She calmly turned to Russell, saying, “Russell, even the most shameless people have a limit, but clearly, you don’t. You’re not fit to be called a human being. I must have been blind to ever fall for someone like you. Anyway, I advise you to be smarter in the future, or you’ll have to face the consequences on your own.”
Violet then turned and said to Patrick, “Mr. Hersey, let’s go.”
Patrick seemed to be in a good mood, letting out a light chuckle as he walked towards the exit.
Russell, fuming with anger, shouted after Violet, “Violet Webb, you’re just a flip-flopper. Sucking up to Mr. Hersey won’t get you anywhere in the end.”
Violet ignored his barking, following Patrick downstairs. They got in the and instead of driving off, Patrick turned to her with a faint smile. “I thought you might soften up, you know.”
Violet paused for a moment and then chuckled self-deprecatingly. “Well, I can’t afford to be that foolish, can I?”
Patrick raised an eyebrow playfully. “Don’t you think you’re a bit foolish?” Violet’s delicate face turned dark in an instant. She was not happy with his remark. Patrick ignored her reaction and continued with a blank expression, “What if Russell was recording earlier? At the moment you admitted to setting this up, all your previous efforts would have been in
Violet froze, her expression instantly morphing into total shock. “Are you saying he recorded it?”