This Time, I Will Get My Divorce, Mr Chapter 912 by desirenovel
Her factory had just been built at the moment, and the machines she had ordered from Kosovo wouldn’t be delivered until the beginning of next month. Once the machines were delivered at the beginning of next month, Paradigm Co. would be able to support itself without having to collaborate with other manufacturers to produce spare parts and other machines. It was now less than ten days away from the beginning of next month, so this was naturally Paradigm Co.’s last collaboration with the collaborating manufacturer. However, little did she think that such a thing would happen during the last collaboration! She closed her eyes slightly while heaving a long sigh.
Just then, Sonia suddenly recalled something, and her expression changed slightly. After she rejected Connor’s request to let Anya off this morning, Connor had told her not to make her decision in such a hurry, saying that he would give her two days to think about it and that she might change her mind two days later.
She had told Toby about this, and she had even mocked Connor at that time for having no reason to say that she would change her mind two days later. She had wondered if Connor had any bargaining chips, but now, Connor had intercepted her parts. If she couldn’t get the parts in three days, she would be met with all kinds of troubles. Wouldn’t she have to give in by then in order to get the parts back?
So, this has been Connor’s motive all along—to intimidate me into changing my mind in two days! What a scheming man he is! Indeed, I’m too inexperienced compared to a sly old fox like Connor. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have fallen into his trap while being unprepared! Those thoughts sent Sonia into a fit, and her chest heaved up and down from anger, her eyes reddened.
Just then, her phone’s screen flashed on her desk, and Toby’s slightly amplified voice sounded through the phone again. “Little Leaf, are you still there?”
When Sonia heard the man’s voice, her eyes flickered, and she looked down at the phone. Only then did she recall that her phone conversation with Toby hadn’t ended yet. After taking a deep breath to suppress her anger and compose herself a little, she picked up her phone and held it to her ear, saying, “Yeah, I’m still here.”
Toby’s taut expression eased somewhat when he heard Sonia’s reply. He pursed his thin lips, asking, “What happened just now?”
Sonia knew that Toby must’ve heard something when she lost her temper just now, so he would definitely ask her about it. If it were something that happened to her company, she would probably have told him directly instead of keeping it from him.
However, she didn’t want to tell him what had happened this time. If Toby were to learn about it, he would definitely go to Connor right away. However, the feud between Toby and Connor was so great that now wasn’t the right time for Toby to come face to face with Connor. Therefore, she decided to keep it from him first.
I still have three days left, during which time I’m gonna try it on my own. If I can’t get back the parts in three days, I’ll consider whether to ask for his help. At the thought of this, Sonia bit her lower lip. Trying her best to sound natural, she replied, “It’s nothing serious—just a trifling matter, actually. Asher kicked up a fuss again. You know how power-hungry he is, so it’s normal for him to kick up a fuss every once in a while. I’ve gotten used to it.”
“Is that so?” Toby narrowed his eyes in apparent suspicion. It doesn’t seem like a trifling matter. She looked so furious and shocked just now, after all.
“Of course it is.” Sonia nodded. Then, she purposely hardened her expression and said in displeasure, “What’s the matter? Don’t you believe me? Do you think that I’m lying to you?”
“No, I don’t think so,” he replied immediately.
She let out a snort. “That settles it. In any case, I’ve given the orders to take care of the matter, so don’t ask about it anymore.”
Seeing how eager Sonia was to stop talking about the matter, Toby could only listen to her, and he massaged the space between his eyebrows. “Since it’s nothing serious, I’m not gonna ask you about it. But if it’s something serious, I hope that you won’t keep it from me. Be sure to tell me about it and not make me worried. Got it?” he said with a frown.
Sonia lowered her eyes with a guilty conscience and mumbled, “Uh-huh.” Then, she added, “Alright, I gotta go. I’ve got something to do over here, or else I won’t be able to leave at seven.”
“Alright.” Toby nodded slightly.
After the phone conversation ended, he put down his phone, but his brows were still furrowed. The next moment, he made another phone call with a few taps on his phone’s screen.
Soon after that, the phone call was answered by a tired voice. “President Fuller, is there anything I can do for you?”
Toby asked expressionlessly, as though he hadn’t heard how exhausted Tom sounded, “Have you withdrawn all the people that you previously planted in Paradigm Co.?”
He was trying hard to court Sonia at the time. In order to know what she had been doing all day, he had Tom plant a few informers in Paradigm Co. After he got back together with Sonia afterward, she asked him to have those informers withdrawn, so he agreed and asked Tom to do so.
However, he didn’t know if Tom had done that yet.
Upon hearing Toby’s question, Tom pushed his glasses and answered, “Yeah, I did withdraw all the informers, but one of them chose to stay, saying that Paradigm Co. paid the same amount of wages as the Fuller Group did, but his job at Paradigm Co. was easier than his job at the Fuller Group. So, he stayed in Paradigm Co. instead of going back to the Fuller Group.”
When he responded, Tom felt somewhat embarrassed. This guy was talking as if the Fuller Group was exploiting its employees. Does he not realize how many talented employees the Fuller Group has and how many talented employees Paradigm Co. has? He was just an average employee at the Fuller Group, but at Paradigm Co., he would be considered a brilliant employee. Based on this alone, how can he not receive the same amount of paychecks?
On the other hand, Toby had no objection to his own employee’s insistence on staying at Paradigm Co. instead of returning to the Fuller Group. After all, everyone had their own choice, and he respected everyone’s choice. Furthermore, in his opinion, it was better to have someone stay at Paradigm Co. at the moment, for he happened to need someone to help him inquire about some things. “Good that someone is still there. Call him and tell him to ask around in secret if something has happened to Paradigm Co. today,” he ordered in a grave voice.
Toby had previously told Sonia on the phone that he trusted her, but at the same time, he knew her very well. Sonia didn’t want to rely on him, so she’d be unwilling to let him help her if anything were to happen. Therefore, it was very likely that she didn’t tell him the truth. Well, since she refuses to tell me about it, I’ll find out myself.
After hearing Toby’s instructions, Tom rolled his eyes. I knew it! As long as President Fuller isn’t coming to work at the Fuller Group, whenever he calls me, it’s definitely not for the Fuller Group’s sake, but for Miss Reed’s. I simply can’t wrap my head around it. I’m just a personal assistant who is in charge of the Fuller Group’s affairs! Why am I now moonlighting as an expert in solving the relationship problems between President Fuller and Miss Reed?
Despite complaining inwardly, he dared not voice his complaints out loud. Instead, he had no choice but to reply with a smile, “Yes, I got it, President Fuller.”
“Uh-huh.” Toby didn’t care what Tom’s response was on the other end of the line. He raised his chin with a cold and lofty expression, saying, “Give the orders as soon as possible. I’d like to know the answer tonight.”
“Yes, President Fuller.” Tom rolled his eyes again.
After ending the phone call, Toby put down his phone and gently massaged the space between his eyebrows. Let’s hope that Little Leaf wasn’t lying to me. If I find out in the end that she lied to me, I’m gonna give her a good spanking!
Just as Toby was thinking about it, the sound of a walking stick hitting the ground came from the right side of the door.
Toby put down his hand and turned to look at his right. Appearing at the door on the right of the main room were two aged figures. They were none other than Rose and Mary as she helped Rose in.
At the sight of his grandmother, Toby immediately stood up and walked over to her. Then, he supported her on the other side, saying, “You’re awake, Grandma?”
Rose looked kindly at her eldest grandson with a nod. “That’s right; I’ve woken from sleep at last. Mary said that you’d like to see me and that you’d come here long ago and had been waiting for almost three hours. Why wait for such a long time instead of having Mary wake me up right away?” she said somewhat unhappily before patting the back of Toby’s hand.