Chapter 21
It was a long and painful night.

When it was all over, Avery was so tired that she passed out.

The next morning, Elliot showed up at Sterling Group around ten in the morning as usual.

Once he entered his office, Ben walked in.

“I went to Twilight to see you last night, but I didn’t catch you. Did you and Avery Tate leave early?”

Elliot raised his brows and said, “That’s what you’re here to talk about?”

Ben smiled bitterly and placed the file in his hand on Elliot’s desk.

“This is the financial reports for Tate Industries from the past few years. I took some time to look into it. They’re in pretty deep trouble.”

Ben paused, then added, “Their finance director embezzled at least three hundred million dollars. I heard that he was Jack Tate’s brother-in-law.”

Elliot’s eyes twitched slightly.

If what Ben said was true, then developing the new product was not the only reason Tate Industries was facing bankruptcy.

lesson. All of us should be careful about picking the correct wife,” Ben sighed. “If Jack Tate hadn’t had an affair with Wanda Tate back then, the Tates wouldn’t be

was cold as he said, “This proves

like you’re really determined to divorce Avery Tate!” Ben said. “When do you plan on going through with it? Should we have a

and said icily, “Don’t you have work to do? Do

reminder, though. Shouldn’t you do something about that bruise on your neck? If I didn’t know better, I’d think you got scratched by a cat. It

out!” Elliot said

out of the

minutes after Ben had left, Chelsea knocked on Elliot’s office

to talk to you about,” she said as she walked in

in his inbox and said, “I’m busy right now. You can talk about non-work related

she stubbornly walked over to his desk and said, “I’ll

said, “Take

from him, and her eyes immediately fell on the scratch on his

to think hard

wave of jealousy rose inside

Avery Tate last night?” she exclaimed with a slight tremor in her voice. “Elliot, she’s not worth

“Shut up!”

furrowed brows reflected his

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