From the outside, Selena seemed to have no fear of Anastasia, but deep down, she was still a bit spooked by her.
Anastasia looked pretty average, but there was something unsettling about her. She was like a ticking time bomb, ready to explode at any moment and potentially deliver a crippling blow.
If it weren’t for Wendy’s picky nature, Selena wouldn’t have had to resort to plagiarizing Anastasia’s work in order to create something that would please
Selena was a top student from a prestigious university and had won many awards abroad. In contrast, Anastasia was just a high school graduate with no real experience in jewelry design. So, Selena copying Anastasia’s work was kind of a bitter pill to swallow. But when Wendy saw Anastasio’s work, she Instantly loved it and placed an order for the finished product
Anastasia quit arguing with Selena and returned to her seat, calming herself down. But she wasn’t planning on letting this slide.
“Anastasia, I’m beat. I need a break, Lauren said tiredly, having spent the morning shopping for materials. She plopped into a chair and moaned, “I came here to chase a guy, but I haven’t even seen him. I’m working my butt off every day, and I’m still broke, What am I doing this for, Anastasia?”
Anastasia teased. “Didn’t you say that as long as you’re close, you’ll eventually run into him? You’re going to be the future wife of his
“I’m just wasting my energy Lauren admitted. “Mr. Salstrom is at the head office. He won’t come to our branch, I really messed up”
Anastasia asked, puzzled, “Lauren, as the heiress of the Mill family, meeting the CEO shouldn’t be a problem. Why go through all this?”
“You just don’t get him, Lauren evaded. “He’s out of everyone’s league. No other woman can get within three meters of him, except for his secretary and mother. Let me grab a drink”
Anastasia asked curiously “Doesn’t this man plan to get married? Lauren, are you sure Mr. Salstrom is into women?”
Hearing that, Lauren spewed out the water she was drinking, looking around nervously, afraid that someone might have heard Anastasia “Anastasia, you’re really pushing it. If your words reach the CEO, we’re in deep trouble”
Anastasia shrugged it off. “It’s a legitimate question. And there’s no one else here, don’t worry Nobody heard anything
Lauren pondered the question and admitted, Tve wondered the same thing. Such a handsome man, thirty years old, and he’s never been seen with a girlfriend. Not even a rumor. It’s weird.”
Anastasia didn’t care about Elysian Technologies CEO. She asked. “Lauren, you mentioned Selena exploiting employees. Can you tell me about it?”
Judging by Selenas attitude, Anastasia guessed this wasn’t the first time she’d plagiarized. Other colleagues in the design department must have been exploited and had their work stolen too.
“Why are you suddenly asking about this, Anastasia? Did that she-devil Selena bother you again?”
Just tell me about her exploiting the staff.”
If Anastasia wanted to deal with Selena, it wouldn’t be hard. Wendy asked Selena to design earrings and a necklace, which was bait. As long as she seized this opportunity, she could find evidence of Selena’s plagiarism. She planned to install a miniature camera on her desk, deciding she wouldn’t stay quiet about this,
To prevent Selena from seeing her drafts. Anastasia told no one about Selena’s plagiarism. She kept working diligently, lulling Selena into complacency. When it was time to finish work, Anastasia clocked out on time. Even when Selena tried to make her stay late, Anastasia didn’t care. She had dirt on Selena and wasn’t afraid of her.
After leaving the company. Anastasia remembered Lauren’s story about Selena plagiarizing university students’ work to become the Chief Designer. This raised some questions for Anastasia. The timing of Selena’s plagiarism and when she was accused of plagiarism at school was suspiciously coincidental
As she had lost some of her memories, Anastasia wasn’t very familiar with the plagiarism incident back then. She decided to visit Monica at the beauty salon for more information
On Herman’s side, Pattie slept all afternoon and went out with him for a social event in the evening. They were busy until about eleven o’clock
Herman’s driver dropped him off at the entrance of Harmony Meadows. Herman got out of the car with Pattie and told Nelson, “Park the Chevrolet in the underground garage.”