“Wow.” Zoey looked totally perplexed; the whole thing felt like a dream to her.
Weren’t the higher-ups of Morris Group supposed to be the crème de la crème? Is this how a project that’s worth hundreds of billions supposed to be handled? Why did they agree to it once they heard my name? What’s the meaning of such readiness?
Ever since those people found out that Levi was the boss, Zoey had immediately risen to the top of their priority list.
She was now their lady boss after all!
“Iris, I didn’t expect your influence in the company to be so strong! They only agreed to it because of you, right?”
The only reason Zoey could think of for the higher-ups’ willingness was that she was Iris’ friend. She thought it was on that account that they trusted her with the project.
“Why would I have such influence… ”
They only agreed because you’re our lady boss. I’m merely your employee.
Meanwhile, Emma was busy boiling chicken soup at their new house. She intended to deliver it to Levi and Zoey when lunchtime arrived.
Just then, someone rang the doorbell.
The nanny opened the door and asked, “Who are you looking for?”
“Is Emma Jones in?”
Emma rushed out of the kitchen immediately. The people standing at the door were Zoey’s parents, grandma, and a few of their other relatives.
“Oh, hello! It’s so nice to see all of you. Come on in!” the woman welcomed them all in a friendly manner.
“Ha! Seems like you are already seeing yourself as the owner of this place, aren’t you?” Caitlyn yelled suddenly.
“Huh… ” Emma was shocked at that sudden outburst.
“The house was bought by my daughter. Who gave you the right to stay here?” Zoey’s mother glared at Emma.
“Zoey bought this place for… for me… ” the latter mumbled.
“Who do you think you are? Why would she buy it for you?”
“I… ” Emma was stumped.
It didn’t seem right to say that Zoey was her daughter-in-law. After all, her son and Zoey were still officially divorced. No matter how she looked at the situation, it indeed seemed as if she and Zoey were completely unrelated.
It did seem that Zoey had no reason to buy her a house.
“See! She can’t even come up with a proper explanation! That’s because Zoey is not related to her in any way! I suspect she cheated my daughter into buying her this house!” Caitlyn sneered.
Meredith agreed with her right away, saying, “Yup! Our Zoey is kind and innocent. She definitely fell into your trap!”
“This house is worth tens of millions. Why would Zoey buy such an expensive house for a stranger? Anyone with just a bit of common sense would know what happened. Surely, Zoey was duped!”
“There are too many wicked people around these days!”
After everyone shared their views on the matter, their accusatory gazes landing on Emma.
Aaron then berated, “Come clean this instance! How did you manage to swindle Zoey? If we find evidence of you doing so, we’ll ensure that you serve jail time!”
“Yup! If you don’t tell us what happened, we’ll get someone to investigate the matter and send you straight to jail!”
Everyone began hurling threats at poor Emma.