Linda trembled and lifted her head. She hugged his leg and pleaded, “Mr. Donovan, I... I didn‘t want to run. It‘s... It‘s just that that person is too scary. I don‘t want to serve him. He… He‘ll kill me!”
Mr. Donovan grabbed her hair and said,” This is the path you‘ve chosen, and now you‘re telling me that you don‘t want to serve him?”
He gave her a slap, causing her face to swell up.
Mr. Donovan then spat on the ground and continued. “You have two choices now.
Either you give me $150,000, or you go back and apologize to the customer. If not, I‘ll kill you. Right here, right now.”
Linda scrambled up from the ground and
got on her knees. “... I‘ll pay you! I‘ll pay you!”
She did not want to go back to face that mad customer anymore. She would die!
“Three days.” Mr. Donovan grabbed her hair and forced her to look him in the eyes. “If I don‘t receive money from you in three days, I‘ll shred you to pieces and throw you into the river to feed the fish.”
After that, he left with his men, leaving the battered Linda behind. Linda sat paralyzed on the ground. She did not care about the pain all over her body anymore, and she let out a sigh of relief.
At the very least, she did not have to return to the madman anymore.
If she wanted to get $150,000, there was only one person who could help her.
The next day, at Soul...
While Maisie was reading through a document in her office, someone knocked on her door. She lifted her head and said,” Come in.
Saydie came in and said, “Miss, the receptionist said someone is looking for you. She said she‘s Linda.”
Maisie narrowed her eyes.
Maisie had heard that Yorick had taken Linda back to their hometown three years ago after she came out of jail. She had been rather quiet and had not caused any trouble in the past three years, and Maisie reckoned that she must have something to ask from her. Otherwise, she wouldn‘t have come here.
Maisie put the document down and exited her office with Saydie. Linda was sitting on the bench In the lobby of the first floor. The bruises on her face were visible, and she seemed rather disorientated.
What a rare guest.”
Linda rose to her feet and looked at her when she heard Maisie‘s voice. She was jealous of her and hated her. After all, she had everything she needed. She was popular and rich. Not only that, but she also had a husband who loved her deeply.
Both of them were Vanderbilt descendants, but they had very different lives.
Linda bit her lips and said in a low voice,” Maisie, you... You‘ve got to save me.”
When Maisie saw the bruises on her face, she frowned slightly. “Save you?”
Linda went forward and grabbed her hand.” Yes. I don‘t have other people to turn to anymore. You‘re the only one who can save me right now. If not. I‘ll be dead!‘
After she finished speaking, she fell to the floor and got on her knees.
Everyone who passed by turned their heads and looked at them.
Maisie told Saydie to pick her up and turned around. “Let‘s go to my office. Then, we‘ll talk.”
Soon, they returned to Maisie‘s office, and Linda sat on the couch. Her hands were trembling when she was holding the cup.
Maisie sat with her legs crossed in front of her. As she sipped on her tea, she said,” Fire it away.”
Linda looked at her and asked, “Can… Can you lend me $750,000?”
Maisie was stunned for a moment. She lifted her eyes calmly and said, “When you say save your life, you mean to borrow money?
** Seeing Linda had averted her gaze, Maisie put her cup down and continued. “$150,000 is a big amount. Although I can lend you
the money, you need to tell me everything honestly and what you‘re going to do with the money.” ;
“L. I‘m going to use it to pay for the breach of a contract..” Linda replied. “I found a job and signed the agreement. But my company wanted me to serve a customer. That customer nearly killed me, so I don‘t want to work there anymore”
Maisie‘s face sank. “When you signed the contract, were you aware of the nature of the work?”