Christina was unwilling to assume bad things about others. However, this time, she must investigate and find the truth.
“Ms. Tanner. I’ll go and settle some things. I’m sorry for troubling you in handling the rest of this
Gina nodded. She believed in Christina and allowed her to proceed with what she needed to do. “Go
At that moment, everyone in the office knew what had happened as they gossiped about it. Some trusted Christina, while others were against her.
Christina hurried back to her office after she left the conference room, making it seem like she wanted to suspend Xenia and Anna from work
If either one of them had turned their backs on her, it was also possible that they might have leaked her other design drawings.
Next, she started up her computer to check the designer who designed Gwyneth’s dress, Eugene Zeller.
Eugene made his entrance into the industry much earlier than she did. He was also quite famous in the fashion world. Many female celebrities would look for him to customize gowns for red-carpet events.
Why would an experienced and seasoned designer like him copy a design from a newbie designer like me?
Christina thed her luck to make an appointment to meet him, but his assistant replied that his schedule was full
It seemed like she had hit a dead end.
Knock Knock She heard a knock on her office door before Xenia and Anna walked in.
*Ms. Steele, we heard someone copied our design for the evening gown. Are you going to return all the fees for the production of the gown back to Henrietta Xenia asked in concern.
Anna glared at her angrily. “Christina won’t do such a thing as plagiarizing someone else’s design! You
e leaked the design draft, didn’t you?”
Xenue, who was reprimanded, immediately turned red as anger bubbled within her. “What proof do you have to say that about me? I was about to say the same thing about you! You might’ve been the one to beak at instead! You and Ms Steele are friendly with one another. It’ll be much easier for you to take her deugh draft Ms Steele, hurry! Call the cops on her!”
Anna found no words to retort. After all, she would definitely not do such a thing as to hurt Christina.
“I didn’t do it. Christina! You believe me, right?”
Christina’s thoughts were already a mess Her patience wore thin as she listened to their argument. “Both of you keep quiet. I won’t wrong any of you when there is no proof that either of you did it.”
Kenia and hans were taken aback by her words.
Under the immense pressure from the higher-ups, Christina could’ve easily pushed one of them to
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take the blame so she could settle the matter quickly, but she did not
She was unwilling to believe that either of them had done something behind her back.
“Pause your work and lay low for the next few days. We’ll talk again after I thoroughly investigate this
Christina rearranged the stationery on her desk before she got up and left, leaving Xenia and Anna to then thoughts
News of the plagiarism issue had spread throughout Radiant Corporation. By break time, all the employees of the company were huddled in groups as they discussed it..
The employees of Team A headed to Team B to share the news. The group of people had different opinions about the issue.
Some supported Xenia, while others supported Anna.
“We’re worried about you. Xenia. Think about it. Ant and Christina have such a close relationship. Even if Anna did it. Christina definitely wouldn’t blame her.”
“She might even name you as the traitor!”
Xenia’s colleagues crowded around her and fanned the flames. Her expression turned grim from all their comments.
Anna, who sat opposite her, was looking at her with a look full of disdain, as though Anna was sure that
she was the traitor.
Xenia balled her hands into fists and felt cold sweat beading on her forehead, an uneasy feeling pounding at her chest.
The employees were chattering about the matter non stop. Christina could not be bothered to listen to any of it. She left Radiant Corporation and immediately went to Eugene’s studio.
The receptionist used an excuse saying that Eugene was busy to shoo Christina away.
Christina was not discouraged by that. She waited by the entrance, confident that Eugene would either. enter or leave the studio at some point.
After some time, she finally saw a stylishly dressed young man walk in with several assistants following behind him.
“Hello, Eugene. I want to discuss something with you regarding the evening gown” Christina’s
melodious voice echoed in the air.
Eugene stopped in his tracks as he turned to look at her and said, “Come with me.”
With that, he strode into the studio.
The atmosphere in Eugene’s office was tense as Christina stared skeptically at the carefree man before
Eugene studied the woman before him. What a bright and beautiful woman.
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She is very creative. In fact, she is a talent who is also my competitor.
“You’re the one who copied my design, but I didn’t go look for you. Instead, you carne to look for me?” Eugene scoffed.
Christina’s eyes darkened. “I think you and I are fully aware of who was the copycat.”
How dare he accuse me of plagiarism when he’s the one who copied my exact design for the evening gown? What a thick-skinned man!
Eugene remained nonchalant, seeming to have complete confidence that Christina was at fault. On the other hand, Christina could not come up with anything else to rebuke him.
He crossed his legs, and an amused smile tugged at his lips. “If we’re both fully aware, what was the need for you to come here and make a fool of yourself? Perhaps you thought I would publicly admit to plagiarizing your design and make a formal apology?
Of course, Christina was not that naive. She was only there to fish for information.
She had hidden a recording device in her back to get proof. What surprised her was how easily Eugene admitted to copying her design.
Everything seemed to be going too smoothly, making Christina feel like something was off.
“Did someone order you to do it, or did you already join hands with my assistant and ask her to give you the design draft? I only want to know the truth.”
Eugene got up from his seat. A mischievous glint flashed across his eyes as he said, “Your assistant was the one who sold me the design draft. I believe her name was Anna.”
Christina was dumbfounded. She turned pale as paper when she heard the name he uttered.
It was Anna? The friend I placed the most trust in?
Eugene laughed in amusement when he saw the grim expression on Christina’s face. “She said your design was trash and did not look beautiful. She also said it was a waste of her talent if she remained as your assistant.”
“No. That’s impossible. Anna would never say that.” Christina was in shock. Her grip on her bag tightened as she tried to calm herself down.
Just then, several bodyguards entered the room and grabbed her bag without saying a word.
“What are you doing?”
Christina wanted to snatch her bag, but the bodyguard had already ripped it in half, causing the stationery and recording device to fall out.
The bodyguard picked up the recording device and checked through its contents before giving it to Eugene.
Christina wanted to grab the device but was stopped by the bodyguard from getting closer to Eugene. “You bast*rd! Give that back to me!”
Eugene scoffed. A dangerous glint flashed across his eyes before he threw the recording device on the
ground, smashing it into pieces.
“Were you recording me so you could reveal the truth? How naive of you!” Eugene smirked. He scrunched his eyebrows in annoyance and anger as he instructed, “Kick her out! If she gets even a foot closer to the entrance, call the police!”
Christina could not go against those buff bodyguards with her small and slender body. Thus, she had no choice but to accept her fate as they dragged her out of the studio.
They stared at her in disgust before turning around and leaving.