Chapter 658 Half Complete
Instinctively. Emília denied, “1-I never!”
“Never?” David let go of her and took out his phone. He clicked on the message and was close to throwing the phone in her face. “Explain yourself!”
There were photos of her and Winston behaving intimately in all sorts of places.
The evidence was irrefutable.
No matter what Emilia said, she would not be able to downplay the issue.
“David, please listen to me.” Emilia started to put on a pitiful act, and tears began to flow down her face. “He made me do it. If I don’t accede to his request, he will make sure I won’t be able to stay in the entertainment industry.”
David gave her chin a hard squeeze and said angrily, “Winston and I are cousins. We may be on good terms, but we aren’t so close that we will share the same woman. You can’t lie to me anymore!”
Emilia was dumbstruck, and her face turned pale.
She was a goner. She had thought that she had found a wealthy backer who could assure her that her career as a celebrity would be smooth sailing.
If there was no dirt on the internet, Emilia was sure that she would be able to turn things around for herself eventually.
Both Winston and David were equally paranoid. During this period, both men had been in a disagreement over an investment project, so David had the intention to set up his own company. Their relationship was no longer as cordial as it appeared to be.
Privately, the two men had sent spies to keep an eye on one another. If they could obtain some dirt on the other party, it might come in handy in the future when they went their separate ways. They would be able to get more benefits from the other person.
With that thought in mind, David decided not to let Emilia go. He walked up to her and questioned. “Did Winston send you to get close to me?”
Emilia was still shaken from David’s act of violence toward her earlier on. She looked at him with a blank expression and shook her head. “No…”
David had nothing to prove that Emilia was Winston’s spy, so he could only let her go.
“Remember what you say today. If I ever find out that you’re working with Winston to set me up, I’ll kill you!”
David grabbed his clothes and left. His good mood had been utterly ruined, and he blamed it on his luck.
It took Emilia a long while before she returned to her senses. Every time something went wrong, she would look for Anya to deal with the aftermath. This time was no different.
Before she could dial Anya’s number, Anya’s call came in.
Anya said, “Emilia, which powerful man have you offended? You’ve been blacklisted on the entire internet. I have spent twenty million on you. Twenty million! Even if I throw this amount of money into the water, I’ll be able to hear something! I’m ruined because of you!”
That night, the scolding and abuse that Emilia had received was more than she had ever endured in her entire life. She might be down and out, but she would not allow anyone to trample on her.
“Anya, you have no right to reprimand me. It was a fair exchange.” At the thought of something, Emilia asked, “Are you the one who exposed my dirt on the internet?”
Anya sneered, “Are you crazy? I have invested so much money in you. Why would I do something like that? What good does it serve me?”
“We are in the same boat, Anya. You have to help me.” Emilia was at her wit’s end and intended to drag Anya down with her. “Help me find out who the mastermind is.”
Anya had no wish to be involved with somebody as unlucky as Emilia. “What can you do for me if I help you? You are the cause of all my problems right now.”
“What do you want?” Emilia knew she was not in a position to bargain, so she humbled herself to try to trick Anya.
“Get rid of Christina for me!” said Anya. “I want all of her wealth. They belong to me!”
“You want to be Mrs. Hadley.” Emilia did not know whether Anya was having wishful thoughts or she was being stupid. “Have you forgotten about Madison? Christina has a way with men. What makes you think you can get Nathaniel to fall for you and marry you?”
Anya detected the sarcasm in her words. She said confidently, “Just tell me if you’re going to help me or not. Don’t worry about the rest.
At the mention of Christina, Emilia seemed to have realized something. Perhaps she had been suspecting the wrong person right from the start. If Anya was not the one who did those things, then it must be Christina.
During this period of time, she often instigated others to find fault with Christina’s studio, preventing Christina from making a fortune. In return, Christina ruined her career. It was fair enough.
“I’ll help you. In exchange, you continue to help me stay in the entertainment industry. We’ll sign an agreement first. You’ll have to make me famous. As of now, your mission is only half complete.” Emilia had to find a way out for herself. In order to do that, she must have the skills to negotiate first.
Anya said contemptuously, “Emilia, you really don’t want to take any losses, huh? I have no more money to hire a manager for you or give you any more high-quality resources, but I can provide a way for you to fight for resources if you are interested.” She added sarcastically, “This is something you are good at. Find a rich man and be a gold-digger.”
Emilia gritted her teeth and agreed, “I’ll do it!”
Anya knew it. “Then clean up and come to Hallsbay with me. The Stone family is having a birthday banquet next week, and you’ll be coming with me.”
Emilia immediately bought an air ticket to Hallsbay. Without a public relations team to stop Emilia from appearing on the trending topic, she was on it for three whole days and suffered the onslaught of scolding
Soon, it was the day of the Stone family’s banquet.
Christina brought Lyle with her to the Stone residence.
Lots of people knew about the Gibson family’s scandal, but hardly anyone had met Christina.
When Christina attended the banquet, she did not attract much attention. She was able to find a quiet place to rest.
She would have left after giving her well wishes if not because she wanted to meet Nathaniel.
Such a noisy occasion was not suitable for a pregnant lady.
“Is Mr. Hadley not here yet?” Christina asked Lyle as she scanned the guests. She did not see Nathaniel.
Lyle took a look at his watch and replied, “He should be here by now. Perhaps he is delayed because of the traffic condition. Mrs. Hadley, please wait for a while more.”
The music was giving Christina a headache. She put down her glass of juice and said, “I’m going to the lounge first. It’s too noisy here.”
“Mrs. Hadley, this way.” Lyle led the way to the lounge.
After taking a few steps, she noticed two familiar figures from the corner of her eyes. She paused in her tracks and frowned.
At the same time, the two women noticed Christina’s presence as well.
Anya quickly dragged Emilia and headed in Christina’s direction.
“Christina, it’s been a while since we three sisters got together. Why don’t we have a chat?”