Archie’s expression became nervous and no longer looked smug. Before he could hear about Diane and Ethan getting into trouble, he was going to be in trouble first.
He looked at Steven with a plea in his eyes. If the authorities conducted an investigation, he was doomed for sure!
Steven started thinking hard. “Ok, we’ll cooperate, that’s only what we should be doing.”
He got his staff to bring the officers to the finance department, then pulled out his phone to make arrangements.
At the same time.
Ethan was sitting innocently in Diane’s office.
“It really has nothing to do with me.”
He held his hands up. “I’ve been sitting in the security guard’s office the whole day and I don’t even know what happened.”
“I don’t believe you.”
Diane scoffed. “I know you must have done something.”
Ethan shook his head and refused to admit it.
William came rushing over after finding out what happened and was a little worried.
“Why did they come?”
William was obviously very surprised. Everyone in Greencliff who could make people move with just a word had arrived at Palmer Group earlier!
“Who were those people?” Diane asked.
William was a little stunned, then shook his head helplessly. His daughter was too kind and innocent, but didn’t she at least read the news or watch TV?
He turned to look at Ethan and Ethan merely laughed.
“I just happened to meet them at the charity event today,” William explained. “As long as we’re fine. I heard that Steven’s side is being investigated.”
“What?” Diane was surprised.
At first she thought that Steven was the one behind all this. But they were being checked too.
“They deserve it!” she snorted. She didn’t have any more sympathy left for Steven and his son.
Besides, she knew that Steven’s side couldn’t hold up against an investigation. There were problems everywhere.
“It’s just that,” William shook his head, “Nothing happened to them.”
“How can that be?”
Diane was even more surprised. “Those two aren’t clean at all, so problems would definitely surface.”
Ethan immediately understood what happened. He looked at William and said, “Looks like these two are really sly and made arrangements in advance already.”
He slowly continued, “I suppose all the dirty water is on Gerald’s head, right?”
The best candidate to be the scapegoat was Gerald.
William had a conflicted expression as he nodded.
“Steven, he’s really an animal!”
Steven had caused Gerald to suffer a stroke already, but now he had become his scapegoat too! Even animals didn’t do something like this.
William was really angry, but he couldn’t do anything about it.
If Gerald knew that he would end up like this today, would he regret his decisions?
“Dad, there are consequences for every decision made, and many things are already set in stone,” Ethan said calmly. “We can’t control other people, so we can only watch ourselves.”
William nodded and took a deep breath. “I know.”
This attack came quickly and left quickly too. It was easily settled without causing any disruption.
Of course, Diane didn’t believe Mayor Tyson had so coincidentally come to the office to have a look. William didn’t believe it either.
“By the way, that doctor is going to reach Greencliff soon. So Dad, rest well these few days and prepare yourself,” said Ethan suddenly. “Leave the company matters to Diane, she can do it.”
He then winked at Diane. That was what Diane told Ethan that morning. Of course, Diane knew that if anything happened to the company, the first person to come out and settle it was Ethan.
She scoffed and quietly swung her little fists to warn Ethan not to tease her.
But Diane couldn’t help but feel excited when she knew that doctor was coming and William’s legs could be cured.
“Sure! I’ll listen to whatever you say!” William nodded gravely.
After William left, Ethan suddenly felt a hand reach for his waist…