Tuffin smiled. “Will you help me if I spill the beans?”
A cold glint flashed in Neil’s eyes. “You better not be lying. If I can get you out, I can put y back in.”
A shiver ran down Tuffin’s spine, and he subconsciously trembled.
He knew that Neil was serious.
“Trust me, Mr. Remus. You won’t regret helping me out.”
After they reached an agreement, Neil left with his lawyer.
The lawyer frowned and expressed his concern, “Mr. Remus, economic crimes vary in severity Mr. Mitchell’s illegal fundraising involves a huge sum that reaches billions of dollars. It’s a serious offense, and acquitting him might be tough.”
Neil remained calm as he coldly said, “I know. Just do what you can. I’ll take care of the rest.
Once the lawyer was gone, Neil gave Curtis a call.
“Look into Mr. Mitchell’s illegal fundraising case. I want to know the full story and find a way to get him out. If there’s evidence implicating Liam, give it to the police.”
Neil left in his car after he gave his orders.
When he returned home, he was surprised to see a fancy dinner on the table.
“Did you leave work early?”
Silvia smiled as she placed the plates on the table and said, “No. Isla just finished filming, and she came over to hang out. The paparazzi’s been hounding her recently, so it’s inconvenient for her to eat out. We ordered food from a restaurant.”
“Where is she?”
Neil knew about Isla since she had caused some issues between David and his family. However, David stopped mentioning her after a while, so Neil was not sure what had happened between them.
Silvia looked at Neil with some hesitance and said, “She went next door to invite Chris to join us for dinner.”
While she spoke, she kept an eye on his expression. When he frowned, she quickly added, “I was going to say no at first, but it’s her birthday today. If you’re not okay with it, we can go out for dinner, just the two of us.”
Neil remained calm. “It’s okay.”
He was planning to have a conversation with Chris anyway.
Curtis had previously asked Chris to pick any of the projects that Remus Corporation had invested in. However, Chris had declined all of them. It was clear that he did not want Neil to return the favor on Silvia’s behalf.
Regardless of his willingness, Neil was determined to return the favor.
Seeing no signs of anger from him, Silvia finally breathed a sigh of relief. She had planned to apologize and comfort him after Isla and Chris left.
Soon, Isla and Chris walked into the mansion together.
They had worked together on several productions recently. Since they had a lot in common, they had become good friends.
Silvia introduced Neil to Isla, and they all sat down to eat.
With Isla present, the atmosphere was not too awkward.
She chatted with Chris about their new drama and joked, “Now that the cast on your foot is off, when are you planning to return to set? The director must be eagerly waiting for you. By the way,
which drama were you working on when you got injured? I’ve read the scripts for your previous productions, and they didn’t seem to have any scenes with wire stunts.”
Chris lowered his gaze and softly said, “They added it in later on.”
No one noticed Neil tightening his grip on his spoon when Isla asked that question.
During the meal, Isla and Chris discussed their upcoming movie, whereas Silvia and Neil spoke very little.
Chris would glance at Silvia occasionally, and she would be eating while listening to their conversation. Sometimes, she would put some food on Neil’s plate.
A hint of disappointment flashed in Chris’s eyes, and his heart ached.
He wished for her happiness, but he knew that he was not the one bringing it to her.
After they finished eating, he stood up to say goodbye.
As he left the mansion, he heard a cold voice behind him.