The following day, at nine in the morning, there was only one hour left before the twenty–four hour
deadline.Rachel arrived at the first floor of the Sullivan Group‘s building as they had agreed upon.
Ivan was waiting on time in the hall.
He approached Rachel as soon as he saw her.
"Miss Bennet," he greeted.
"Mr.Sullivan is still in a meeting.I‘ll take you upstairs."
Ivan‘s face as stoic as always.
Rachel nodded in agreement.
Ivan surveyed her casually, and saw that she didn‘t bring anything with her.
‘It seems that she didn‘t find anything,‘ he thought.
Ivan decided not to ask any questions, and led Rachel to the CEO‘s office using the private elevator.
Once they arrived in Victor‘s office, Ivan ordered a secretary to bring Rachel a cup of coffee, and then
he left to take care of his own business.
At this time, she was sitting on the sofa, sipping coffee and looking around the office.
The decor of the office suited Victor‘s personality.
The predominant colors were black and white, creating a stoic ambiance.
The majesty embodied in the decoration made people nervous and vigilant for some reason.
This wasn‘t the first time that Rachel had come here.
In the past, she often made a scene in his office because she was Victor‘s wife, and the hostess of the
However, the welcome she received from Victor was his poker face.
Each time, he would look annoyed, and ask the security guard to throw her out.
Just when Rachel put down her coffee, the office door was opened from outside.
Rachel heard a voice as the person entered.
The person who came in was surprised to see Rachel, and she stared at her in disbelief.
"Rachel! What are you doing here?" said Alice.
After saying that, she strode towards Rachel.
Rachel, on the other hand, crossed her legs and leaned back lazily.She raised her head and smirked.
"Well, you‘re allowed to be here, so why can‘t I?" she remarked.
"No, you can‘t!"
Alice screamed, reaching out to grab Rachel‘s arm.
Before Alice could reach her, Rachel‘s eyes glinted, and she managed to grab Alice‘s wrist before the
woman could touch her.
Alice didn‘t expect that Rachel could react so quickly.
She gritted her teeth, trying to withdraw her hand.
"Let me go!" she cried.
"It seems that your wrist had recovered from the last time it got hurt, Alice," Rachel said as she looked
into Alice‘s eyes.
Her lips were smiling, but her eyes didn‘t share the sentiment.
Rachel‘s words reminded Alice of the incident in the Bennet family‘s mansion the other day.
Alice‘s body trembled slightly as she stammered, "Rachel, what are you planning to do? This isn‘t the
Bennet family‘s residence.If you dare to hurt me, Victor won‘t let you get away with it!"
"Ha!" Rachel broke into laughter.
"What are you laughing at?"
Alice was bothered by Rachel‘s laughter.
She managed to pluck up the courage to raise her voice.
Why Can’t You Just Trust Me For Once "Where do you get the confidence that I won‘t hurt you, Alice?
Have you forgotten that policemen were present when I did that to you the other day?"
Rachel looked at her while wearing a greasy smile.
Fear overcame Alice as she struggled to pull her hand back.
She didn‘t know if it was because she was too agitated or she was just too weak, but she couldn‘t seem
to break free from Rachel‘s grasp.
Just as Alice exerted more strength in pulling her hand away, Rachel loosened her grip all of a sudden.
With eyes wide open, Alice fell backwards, landing on her backside.
Due to the impact of the fall, she was left humiliated, and she looked like a mess.
Enduring the pain, Alice stood up and glared at Rachel.
"How dare you!"
"Didn‘t you ask me to let you go? How is that my fault now?"
Rachel pretended to be ignorant.
At this point, Alice was fuming with anger and she was gritting her teeth.
On the other hand, Rachel smirked, let out a sigh, and walked towards Alice.
Thinking that Rachel was about to attack her again, Alice backed away from Rachel, supporting her
waist with one hand.
"Get away from me, Rachel!" she shouted.
"Alice, why are you so nervous?"
Rachel raised her eyebrows, taking another step closer to Alice.
Panic and vigilance filled Alice.She kept backing away, unaware that a lamp was behind her.
And before long, she bumped against it.
"Ah!" she cried out in pain.
The floor lamp was knocked down, falling directly on Alice.
Just then, the office door opened again.
As soon as Victor opened the door, he heard Alice screaming.
When he saw what was happening, the veins on his temple bulged.
Ivan rushed to Alice‘s side to help her up, and then he pulled away the lamp and set it aside.
Alice‘s eyes were welling up with tears as she looked at Victor and whined, "Mr.Sullivan..."
When he looked at her, he saw that Alice‘s face was pale.
"You never change, do you, Rachel? You just came here to stir up trouble again.What makes you think
that I‘ll tolerate your antics all the time?"
Anger was written all over Victor‘s face.
He looked at Ivan and commanded, "Send someone over to throw this wretched woman out! From now
on, anyone who lets this bitch into the building will be fired on the spot!"
"Yes, sir!" Ivan replied dutifully.
Rachel didn‘t expect that Victor would come in out of the blue.
He didn‘t even give her a chance to explain herself.
She immediately avoided Ivan when he tried to catch her.
"Victor, Alice knocked over that floor lamp herself.I didn‘t push her!"
Victor looked at Rachel with a scrutinizing gaze.
Consequently, she clenched her fists and stood in attention.
She didn‘t seem to mind that he was looking at her with so much doubt and suspicion.
Upon seeing that Rachel didn‘t look guilty, Victor hesitated for a moment.
‘Maybe she really didn‘t push Alice?‘ he thought.
However, he soon denied his own claim.
‘Rachel has always been a liar! How could I believe her words? Besides, this isn‘t the first time that she
hurt Alice! Last time, she even sent Alice to the police station.Who knows what she‘s up to this Why
Can‘t You Just Trust Me For Once At this time, Alice had her head down when she decided to
"Mr.Sullivan, my sister...Rachel is right.I bumped into the floor lamp by accident."
After saying that, she raised her head to meet his gaze with eyes filled with tears.
"I‘m so sorry.I promised you that Rachel would never come back to bother you again, but I didn‘t expect
that she would come here again without my knowledge."
Alice was about to cry again when she finished talking.
After hearing her statement, Victor confirmed that his assumption was right.
‘How could Rachel change? A woman like her would never tell the truth.‘
"What are you waiting for, Ivan?" he said.
It was obvious that Victor was trying to suppress his anger.
"I‘ve already told you, Victor! It was an accident.Alice bumped into the lamp due to her own
carelessness.I didn‘t push her.Why can‘t you just trust me for once?"
Gnashing her teeth, Rachel dodged Ivan again, and walked towards Victor, standing face to face with
him.He was much taller than her, so she had to raise her head to meet his gaze.