Claire was a little dispirited after ending the call.
Charlie asked out of concern, “What’s wrong?”
Claire briefly told Charlie about Lady Wilson’s request.
Charlie nodded and suggested, “Why don’t you ask Emgrand Group to prepay 20 million dollars for the project?”
Claire gasped in shock and said, “How can I do that?! They are out of our league, it’s a pleasure to work with them, we will be looked down upon if we ask them to pay before the execution of the project.”
Charlie shouted internally, ‘Your husband owns Emgrand Group, how dare anyone look down on you for a mere 20 million dollars?!’
But Claire couldn’t read his mind, she had no idea what he was thinking.
After a sigh, she said, “I think I’ll better go and talk to Mr. Koch.”
“I’ll go with you.”
“No, you can’t,” Claire uttered, “Who brings their husbands to meetings? It’s so unprofessional.”
Then, she added, “Just stay at home, go out if you’re really bored. There’s nothing much to do at home anyway.”
Charlie decided to keep quiet after seeing her firm attitude.
He knew that his wife had always been an independent and dedicated businesswoman, she hoped that she could achieve many accomplishments with her own efforts.
It wasn’t any harm to let her try her best. If it didn’t work, he was always there to help her secretly.
After breakfast, Claire made an appointment with Daniel Koch and drove to Elite Vault Enterprise alone.
Elite Vault Enterprise was one of the largest building materials companies in Aurous Hill and even in the South Region. It mainly engaged in various aluminum building materials and it was the indispensable supplier for large-scale real estate projects.
Daniel Koch was born to an impoverished family, however, he struck the jackpot when he married a wife from a rich and powerful family. Thanks to the help and support from his wife and her family, he was able to start and develop his business on such a massive scale.
Daniel was also famously known as a hen-pecked husband. Although his wife was very ugly, he never had any sorts of affairs or rumors. Hence, he had built quite a good reputation in town as a good husband.
His company was located on the outskirts of the city with a large factory that occupied thousands of acres of land.
Claire drove to the entrance of the office building and Daniel was already there waiting in the lobby.
Daniel put on an enthusiastic smile as soon as his eyes fell on her. He walked to Claire, offered his hand, and said, “Hi, Miss Wilson, welcome! I should have sent a car to you instead, I’m so sorry!”
Claire took his hand and shook it politely. “Mr. Koch, you’re welcome.”
She wanted to withdraw her hand but Daniel clutched on her hand tightly and refused to let go, in fact, he held it tighter and tighter.
Claire used a lot of strength to finally pull her hand off his grip. She glared at him and said with a wary expression, “Mr. Koch, you…”
Daniel scratched his head and laughed coyly. “I’m so sorry! I’ve heard a lot of rumors about how gorgeous and beautiful Miss Wilson is, and I’m completely mesmerized now that I get to meet you in person today. I’m sorry for scaring you, please forgive me!”
Claire was a little relieved to see he was so frank about his behavior and the immediate apology.
Daniel extended his arm towards the office and said with a smile, “Miss Wilson, let’s go to my office!”