It was the first time Natalie had ever been on a private plane and she was nervous. Sebastian put his arms around her and said, “You’ll be taking private planes more often in the future.”
Pretending as though she didn’t hear him, Natalie kept silent. In truth, she didn’t want to be so close to Sebastian. Although she had no choice but to play along and go back with him, she panicked at the thought of what she would do later
It was already eleven o’clock in the evening when they arrived in Seacisco. Sebastian dropped Natalie off in front of the villa. Having no intention to go inside, he simply said, “You can either wait for me or get some sleep. There’s something I have to take care of at the company.”
Sebastian’s face darkened at the thought of who he would have to face later Biting her lips nervously, Natalie looked down in disappointment, but she nodded her assent in response. She wasn’t used to the fact that Sebastian was actually Brandon, but she was willing to try and understand him from another perspective.
After all, the Larson Group was one of the fastest-growing companies in the country. The pressure of having to hold such a high standard must have been exhausting,
“Be good and I’ll be back soon, okay?” Sebastian rubbed Natalie’s ear gently and winked at her before he got in the Maybach.
Sebastian returned to the Larson Group and made his way over to Charis’ office. He pushed her door open and entered, wearing a stone-cold expression, “Where can I find Charis Turner?”.
The assistant had never seen her boss like this. She had also never heard him call Charis by her full name Did this mean the company was going through a financial crisis? The assistant battled with so many feeling
“Miss Turner is currently in a meeting with a foreign group, which should be concluded in a few minutes” Charis assistant glanced at her watch and surreptitiously looked at Sebastian who was still sporting his cold expression. Her nervousness at his presence increased as her heart beat wildly
A few minutes later, Charis stepped out of the meeting room, looking worn out.
“Get my things. Do you know if the driver has arrived for me yet?” The assistant pointed in Sebastian’s direction with shaky fingers, unable to utter a word Chanis looked in the direction she was pointing and saw Sebastian sitting cross-legged, on a black leather sofa. He stared at her with sharp eyes Charis suddenly had a recollection of a young man in a white shirt, constantly standing in front of a window, looking preoccupied with his thoughts.
“You can go now,” Charis said, signaling for her assistant to leave. After she left, it was just the two of them in the office
: I believe I’ve warned you never to play any of your mind games on Natalie, but you have refused to listen, and now you’ve crossed the line” Sebastian stood up before Charis could utter a word and looked down at her.
His eyes were frosted over in anger. Charis had thought that she was ready for whatever consequences her actions brought.
Now, however, as she stood with Sebastian alone in the office, she realized she was very afraid.
Sebastian moved in an unhurried pace and stopped right in front of Charis “Since we were once friends, I will not punish you for your actions, but if you wish to keep your dignity, you will leave Larson Group. We can no longer be colleagues.”
Charis latched onto Sebastian’s arm as soon as she heard what he said. Her face had crumpled dramatically, “No, please don’t do this, Brandon”
Charis was not one to ever show weakness, but now she could not help it not with what was happening and the heartache it was causing her. “What I told Natalie was the truth. You are each on different levels. It will not be beneficial to you in any way to marry her. You should marry someone you can consider an equal i promise I was simply looking out for your future.”
Sebastian shook her off and said, “I do not care about what you nobles deen marriage of equal status. I am not one of you For me, the only reason to marry a woman is because of love to protect the one I love and give her a happy life That is my opinion and it will never change I do not want or care for whatever benefits she brings A marriage that is focused only on what you can gain from your spouse is not a true marriage, and it sickens me”
“Your mindset will change sometime in the future! Our family can help you get Larson Group to a greater height!” Charis wiped her eyes of any evidence of tears. She was the daughter of the Tuner family and right now she had to aci like one
Sebastian stared deep into her eyes with so much cruelty.
“It is none of your business who I marry, for it certainly will never be you.”
Charis’ pupils shrank in fury. “Sebastian! Why do you think I do not deserve to be with you?” Charis asked. She was devastated by how blunt and hurtful his words were.
Sebastian did not deem it worthy to give her a reply Embarrassment slowly seeped into her at his silence as her heart raced uncontrollably. Charis stared at Sebastian’s cold and calm face with resentment and turned on her heels, running out of the office in tears.
With a large pile of files in his hands, Garrett made his way toward Charis’ office in good spirits.
“I heard that I could find Mr. Larson here” When he caught sight of Charis’ assistant standing outside the office, he paused for a few seconds He had just finished meeting up with some business partners. At this time, Seacisco was going to develop a new plot of land. He was planning to talk it over with Brandon first.
Before Charis’ assistant could say a word, the door was opened from the inside. Charis probably didn’t expect Garrett to be standing outside. Embarrassed, she was startled for a few seconds. After that she chose to ignore him and ran away.
“Did the two quarrel inside the office?” Garrett pointed his finger at the door and asked the assistant
“I have no idea, Mr. Harding. If you don’t need anything else, I’ll be on my way now.”
The office just so happened to be soundproof. The assistant didn’t hear a word, Staring at Charis’ back which soon disappeared around the corner, Garrett could guess what was going on. He let out a long sigh and thought that Brandon’s guess should be right at this time. He knocked on the door and proceeded to go inside.
“You’re really heartless! You’ve been friends with Charis for so long. Are you going to really punish her regardless of your friendship? What are you going to do about her?”
“Brandon was always decisive, especially when it came to his own personal interests. When his interests happened to be threatened, he would turn into a ruthless person. Natalie should also be a part of his personal interests. With a very unhappy look on his face, Brandon made his way out of Charis’ office and said, “I asked her to resign from the Larson Group.”
Garrett followed him closely behind. After hesitating for a bit, he said, “That might be a good idea. After she’s gone, she may give up on you entirely. I’ve already reminded Charis before, but she’s way too stubborn. Don’t take this matter too seriously. She’s just a girl anyway.”
Brandon shot Garrett a cold glance.