The assistant knew Richard was determined to protect his wife. He grinned and cheered,
Keep it up, Mister Richard!”
With that, he quickly left.
Richard closed the door, tossed the clothes onto the bed, and gestured to Pearl, saying, “Here you go.”
Pearl grabbed the bag and blushed. “Turn around.”
Richard obediently turned his back to her.
Pearl managed to put on the clothes very fast, and they fit her perfectly. As she stared at the back in front of her, she felt a small wave of relief–he actually knew her size.
However, her sense of gratitude didn’t last long. When Pearl stood up, Richard’s face darkened as he looked at her in the white low–cut dress.
Pearl stood up, twirled around, and seemed to like it. “Your assistant sure knows how to pick clothes.”
Richard smirked, a coldness in his eyes. “Yeah, he’s quite good at it.” It seemed like he needed to transfer his assistant to one of the subsidiary companies.
The assistant, who knew nothing, was feeling happy, thinking he had done something good. Little did he know, he would soon be thrown into a tough subsidiary company for training.
Changing the subject, Richard looked at Pearl’s face and asked, “So, can you tell me why you had to work in a place like this?”
Pearl shrugged helplessly. “I didn’t want to work in a place like this, but I needed a specific medicine. Only Zinedine has it, so I made a deal with him. I’ll help him get what he wants, and he’ll give me the medicine.”
Hearing about the deal, Richard’s brows furrowed. “What does he want?”
“The Adley family’s Aegis machete is in the hands of their youngest son, Owen Adley. He carries it with him every day. All I need to do is to hold him hostage and threaten him to hand over the machete.”
But Richard didn’t think it was that simple. “You’re overseas now, and the Adleys are incredibly powerful. Even Zinedine doesn’t dare to mess with them. If he sent you, the purpose couldn’t be more obvious.”
It was clear that Pearl had been used as a pawn. If she could get the machete, no one would be able to trace it to Zinedine. And if she couldn’t get it, Zinedine could still clean himself of any evidence.
“I know. He also told me these tasks come with risks, but that medicine is very rare in this world. I must get it.”
Richard disagreed. “Then you should find someone skilled to do this dangerous mission for you.”
This brought up a concern for Pearl. “It’s not that I insist on doing this myself. The main
reason is that Owen is easily swayed by beautiful women, and among those skilled in Evil Spirits, there’s only Fifi and me. I can’t bear to let Fifi suffer as she’s just reached adulthood.” Pearl wasn’t wrong, so Richard nodded and reluctantly accepted the excuse, but then he asked, “Then where are you staying now?”
Pearl’s back stiffened suddenly. She was staying in Hugo’s place, and her dealings with Hugo were all based on the assumption that he had already given up on any romantic feelings between them.
If Richard found out that she was living in Hugo’s place and intended to marry him, he would probably explode.
Before she could finish her sentence, a phone call interrupted their conversation. Richard took out his phone and answered it.
“Surprise!” Jenny’s voice was crisp and pleasant. “Rick, I’ve just arrived at the airport in Mernaut. Can you come and pick me up?“.