Tina could no longer maintain the smile on her face; she lowered her head and wept.
Toby frowned slightly and expressed dissatisfaction with Rose’s behavior. “Grandma, Tina is just being thoughtful, and she’s always been concerned about your health. Besides, she is the woman I love. Even if you are angry with me, just take it out on me.”
The expression on Rose’s face was faint as she did not reply.
Seeing that, Toby took Tina’s hand, stood up, and said to Rose, “It’s getting late. Rest well, Grandma. We don’t want to take up too much of your time.”
The two left after being there for less than ten minutes.
After they were gone, Mary walked up to Rose and sighed. “Madam, why did you do that? You didn’t have to be angry at Mr. Fuller over some bystander.”
The old lady stroked the jade bracelet on her wrist. “The girl of the Gray family is not any ordinary bystander. Don’t you see? Toby is going against me for her sake.”
Mary helped her tuck the quilt as she listened tentatively. “How can it be? Mr. Fuller respects you the most.”
Rose only smiled and remained silent.
Save for several senior figures on the board of directors of Paradigm Co., others did not know that Sonia had become the largest shareholder, and the fact that she held the decision-making power and had decisively signed a contract with Zane.
Zane was a potential business partner. Although he was not as successful as Toby was now, he was not any worse, and his future was limitless.
With Carl and Charles around her, everything was developing in a good direction.
But what Charles expected had finally happened.
The trending page was full of videos of a blue Audi car crashing into Tina, and the comments below were a series of insidious and sinister scoldings.
Tina became a veritable victim in their comments, and Toby had become the one who was played by Sonia, his ex-wife.
The topic spread like wildfire, and if it continued, the police would come knocking at their door in no time.
The board of directors in Paradigm Co. quickly called Sonia, saying that this matter had a great impact on the company, and if it was not dealt with as soon as possible, it might affect the company’s business prospects.
Charles sneered. “What a group of old foxes. The fact that my baby is the shareholder hasn’t been announced at all, so how can it hurt the company’s profits? They’re all just scaring her and jumping on the chance to crush her.”
Carl had been staring at the picture on the hot search, frowning. “Professionals would know that the video was altered. The problem is that there is too much public opinion, and the public’s sight is blinded.”
Thinking that Toby was so shameless as to upload a fake video, Charles mocked, “Baby, were you blind to have fallen in love with such a black-hearted guy? I think he and that fake b*tch, Tina, are meant to be together. They’re both a*sholes anyway.”
Sonia stared at the video without any expression and slowly lowered her eyes.
Charles thought that his words had irritated her, so he touched his nose with guilt. “Ahem, ahem… I didn’t mean to taunt you. I’m just glad that you opened your eyes early, and we were prepared early by having the real video in hand.”
Sonia raised her head and met with Carl’s worried expression, whereupon she slightly raised the corners of her lips. “Well, Toby can divorce me for Tina; what else can’t he do for her? I’m not surprised.”
Charles suddenly became excited. “Anyway, now that we have the real video, should I send it out for clarification right away? So that we can slap them in the face!”
“Wait.” Sonia had another plan for this. Raising her eyebrows at Charles, she said, “Tomorrow is the 1st. I heard you said that the Gray family was going to hold a banquet for Tina to celebrate her recovery, right?”
“Yeah. Are you going?”
She smiled. “Not only am I going, I’ll also be bearing a big gift.”
Charles and Carl seemed to have realized something and smiled at each other.