The old man chuckled. “You’re full of tricks, huh? Okay, I’ll call him later. See you tonight.”
We exchanged pleasantries before cutting the call.
A smirk flitted across Sally’s lips. “I’m curious. Why did you suddenly decide to help me?”
I stared at the glass of milk on the table and felt my stomach churning. Instead of answering her question, I inquired, “I’ve set up an appointment with them. What about you?”
She gave a nonchalant shrug before standing up to go to her bedroom.
When she returned, there was a folder in her hand. “Here you go. They are of no use to me anyway. You can have them all.”
I emptied the folder and went through the contents, which proved Cameron had hooked up with influential men all around the world, most of them from overseas and J City.
It seemed like she didn’t hook up with any man in K City. The woman was smart enough to preserve her reputation here. Otherwise, even if Zachary agreed to marry her, the Moore family would despise her.
“Aren’t you afraid I’ll go back on my word?” I asked and pocketed the folder.
She raised her brows. “My father chose you to be his granddaughter-in-law. I won’t question his choice.”
Her reply took me by surprise. “Actually, you can easily take over Fuller Corporation after returning to J City. You’re capable enough of running the company.”
Stirring her soup, she let out a faint chuckle. “I’ve worked in White Corporation for ten years. From the minute I stepped into the company, I’ve never thought of leaving.”
She reminded me of Ashton a lot. I blurted out, “It’s your sense of responsibility.”
My exclamation startled her. “What?”
“Sense of responsibility. Grandpa’s a soldier, so he instilled a sense of responsibility in you from a young age. You remained in White Corporation not because you’d gain profits, but because you’ve decided to bore the responsibility the day Benjamin struck a deal with you.”
Sally merely arched her brows. “ No wonder Father picked you. You’re quite smart.”
Rising to her feet, she added, “We’ve come to an agreement. I hope to receive good news soon.”
That very afternoon, Savini was sentenced to ten years in prison for demanding and receiving bribes.
Through the bulletproof glass window, I noticed how haggard he was. It was as if he had aged overnight.
When he saw me, a sneer appeared on his face. “Why are you here? To mock me?”
I didn’t refute his words. Instead, I told him, “Your assets and illegal income have been seized. I heard that your daughter is about to take the high school admission test. She’s enrolled at a private school, so the tuition fees and living expenses must cost a bomb. Now that your accounts are frozen, your wife can’t hold on for long. I believe your daughter is about to drop out of school soon.”
His eyes widened in shock. “What do you want?” he demanded.
I wasn’t in a hurry to reveal my request. “Your wife seems to have found her next target. She’s used to leading a lavish lifestyle. I guess the sudden downfall must be too much for her to bear.” With a grin, I added, “I heard your wife is pretty good-looking. It will be easy for her to find another man and continue squandering money away.”
His fury was evident even through the clear glass. “What do you want?”
“I want every single bit of evidence regarding Cameron’s illegal deals all over the years and a detailed report of her background.”
He sneered. “You can find her life story online. Why would you get that from me? I know nothing about her!”
As he seemed reluctant to reveal anything, I tamped down my irritation and offered, “If you give me what I want, I’ll take care of your daughter for the next ten years. The Fullers and the Stovalls will protect her. As long as she’s hardworking enough, she’ll have a bright future. Think about it.”
Savini glanced at me hesitantly. “Are you sure?”
“You can choose not to believe me. But this concerns your daughter’s future. The choice lies in your hand.”
Pursing his lips, he ran his hand through his hair in frustration, seemingly torn.
After some time, he finally spoke. “Sure. But I need confirmation.”
I nodded. “No problem.”
He fell silent for a while before saying, “Go to Centurion Garden in J City. You can find my wife there. Tell her about my current condition and ask her to come with the stuff I left with her.”
I nodded again. “Anything else?”
He shook his head and said no more.