Chapter 7

The crowd was astonished. Few people knew Lily’s whereabouts after she disappeared from the industry, let alone her relationship with Nathaniel.

At this moment, the reporters were the most excited ones. Initially, they thought they would only get to write an ordinary news article about the event tonight. No one expected there to be any plagiarism and betrayal affairs. It was exhilarating for them just thinking about it.

Lily watched as Nathaniel walked toward her while he said regretfully, “You’re part of us at MN Inc. When did you become a social climber and move to another company? You did not inform me, and… you even took my company’s product with you?”

His voice was not loud, but because there was a microphone next to him, everyone in the audience could hear him.

“She’s a traitor then. Now I see why there’s an issue of plagiarism,” someone said in realization.

“Everyone praised her too highly back then. I remember the media had exaggerated her talent when she won the Best Newcomer award. Look at her now. Tsk…”

“It’s a crime to steal a company’s confidential information. We should call the cops on her!”

“Not only does she not have a sense of smell, but she does not have a conscience. I have to say she’s quite the beauty, but what’s the use of that when she’s a thief?”

Everyone said nasty things about Lily, and Nathaniel had to suppress his smugness at this moment. Although he had no idea what was going on, at least he managed to save his company from the current crisis.

Then Nathaniel looked at the person-in-charge of Rebirth victoriously, feigning kindness as he said, “I think your company must’ve misunderstood something and fell victim to deceit. It is all merely a misunderstanding. Surely, your company is not at fault here. However, everyone knows that a product belongs to its creator. It is obvious that First Love belongs to MN Inc.”

“Mr. Hall, you said that…” A voice that sounded abruptly interrupted Nathaniel’s words.

had an indifferent smile on her face the whole time. She turned to look at Nathaniel and asked calmly, “You said I’m working for MN

one of us anymore

she heard a joke and continued to ask, “Was I ever an employee of MN Inc. in

MN Inc. Do we have a written agreement? Did you

worked with us before. What proof do you need?”

it then?” The question Lily casually asked silenced

taken advantage of Lily’s loyalty, and there was no such contract nor paycheck. He did that to prevent Lily from using the contract against him. Lily’s salary

was not much of a spender. One would say Nathaniel paid for most of

and moved to another company, leaving Nathaniel untenable. Even if they brought this case to court, the jury would

to you here,” Melanie said harshly, unable to remain silent anymore after watching everything as

As your former friend, I won’t pursue this matter further, but I hope you

grabbed Lily’s sleeve, staring at her as he said, “Lily, we’ll talk about this later regardless of what kind of misunderstanding we

wanted to keep their relationship. Unfortunately for him, Lily was no longer the same

the organizing committee has identified you and Ms. Thayer as the victims of plagiarism? I believe the judges of this competition will be fair and

the research data and sample of First Love to the committees, and we trust that the outcome will be fair

employee of my company before, it is possible for her to get the research data and samples from us. If the information is identical, how would the committee decide who is right or

After all, the research data and samples came from

Nathaniel could no longer stop Lily, he had to ditch her and seize the opportunity to make everyone believe Lily was the thief who betrayed her past employer. It was

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