Marguerite’s analysis hit the nail on the head, diffusing the tense atmosphere and earning everyone’s approval.
But Yuna was still stubbornly refusing to admit her mistake. “Why should I apologize to you? I didn’t copy anything! You switched my perfume and bribed the judges! The color I just mixed was light green too!”
Marguerite didn’t get angry, instead, a smirk crept up on her face. She mimicked Yuna’s tone and shot back.
“How could I possibly afford to bribe the judges? The judge today was personally invited by my superior, Mr. Winston. Are you questioning his authority by saying I bribed the judges?”
Yuna’s face turned pale instantly.
Marguerite put down the perfume sample in her hand, clapped her hands gently, and slowly walked towards Yuna.
She was petite and not tall but at this moment, she exuded a strong power.
That was the determination to expose the truth and the strong offensive against enemies.
“You said I switched your perfume? Yuna, you should pick the right time to lie. I guess you were so guilty that you forgot about the cameras around. Every move you and I made when mixing the perfume was being broadcast live. The viewers have sharp eyes. I guess they know better than me what color your perfume really was.”
Frederick and Robert had never seen this side of Marguerite. Her usually inconspicuous face was void of any expression except determination in her eyes, but it was enough to draw attention.
Yuna was left speechless from the rebuttal, she crumpled to the ground in embarrassment.
Several cameras immediately focused on Yuna’s face. The spotlight flickered on her face and even a reporter’s microphone almost touched her mouth.
“Ms. Yuna, you seem very nervous. Is it because Marguerite hit a nerve?”
“So, you’re the real plagiarist, right?”
“If that’s the case, you should apologize to Marguerite. Are you planning to settle this privately or let the entire nation see?”
The media’s relentless questioning got Yuna all flustered, she quickly took off her lab coat to shield her face, fearing her current embarrassment would be live streamed.
She intended to expose Marguerite, but the tables were turned, and she became the laughing stock of the nation.
Her helpless look caught Frederick’s eye. The man frowned and said to Robert, “Alright, call off your media.”
Robert was puzzled. “Are you still defending Yuna? Didn’t you see clearly just now?”
Call them off? No way!
His aim was to show Frederick Yuna’s true colors and get justice for Marguerite.
Now that the exposed Yuna hasn’t apologized yet, how could he let her off the hook?
Frederick’s face was serious, and his feelings were more complex.
Yuna’s actions disgusted him.
He never imagined that the little girl who helped him fifteen years ago would turn out like this.
Not only did she lie on a whim, she let innocent people take the blame for her.
Frederick looked at her, justifying herself, and wanted to slap her awake.
But he couldn’t.
No matter how much he disliked Yuna, he still had a responsibility towards her.
Frederick’s face darkened further, and despite Robert and Chuck’s advice, he decisively walked into the media circle and gently helped Yuna up from the ground.
Yuna took the opportunity to lean into Frederick.
“Freddie, I knew you wouldn’t ignore me. Let me explain.”
“Shut up! What else do you want to justify? Do you take me for a fool?”
At this moment, Marguerite was stunned. She stared blankly at the two people in front of her.
The noise around her made it hard for her to hear their conversation. All she could see was Frederick protecting Yuna.
Marguerite couldn’t believe what she saw, and then his deep voice left her even more surprised.
“The root cause of this matter is ScentSpirits Ltd. If they hadn’t tolerated the plagiarist, this work wouldn’t have easily appeared and caused such a negative impact. The apology should be made by ScentSpirits Ltd.”
The apology she was expecting, why should it be made by ScentSpirits Ltd.?
The one who hurt her was Yuna!