Chapter 1198 I Want to Be Worthy of You
Nichola was not at all surprised when he heard those words. “It’s fine. They’ll know the truth after some time.” He nonchalantly waved Edward off to continue with his work.
On the other hand, Tessa had been rehearsing intensively every day without allowing anything to distract her. She didn’t pay attention to the rumors on the Internet at first, and neither was she aware that the buzz on the Internet was related to the Sawyer Group.
On the contrary, it was Alice who closely followed the rumors on the Internet because of Wanda. After all, this woman once tried to frame Tessa.
It was also because of this that she found out that the things on the Internet were related to the Sawyer Group. When noon came, she suddenly sighed enviously when Tessa was resting. “Little junior, President Sawyer sure is sweet to you! This is a case of love me, love my dog. He’s even protecting your brother. I bet it won’t be long before the Hadfield Group starts declining.”
“Huh? What are you going on about?” Tessa had a puzzled look on her face.
What has the Hadfield Group got to do with my brother?
Alice was a little surprised to see her confused. “You don’t know? It’s because the Hadfield Group went against your brother’s company that they were punished by President Sawyer and caused a scandal to break out on the Internet.”
Still confused, Tessa froze. “Why did Hadfield Group go against Timothy?” she asked.
“Well… I don’t know.” Alice shrugged. “You should ask your man.”
And that was what Tessa did when she went home that night.
“Nicholas, I heard that what happened before was because the Hadfield Group targeted Timothy. It’s all over the Internet now, isn’t it? Won’t it affect Sawyer Group if he knew you’re the one pulling the strings from behind the scene?”
In fact, she knew more or less that Nicholas was the one who settled the conflict when the Reinhart Group was being targeted.
She was very touched by this.
In return, she had always pretended to not know a thing. She was aware that Timothy and Nicholas hid it from her so that she wouldn’t have one more thing to worry about.
However, she wouldn’t have known that so many things had happened if Alice hadn’t told her about the rumors on the Internet.
Besides, she didn’t want Nicholas to get into any trouble because of this issue.
He didn’t seem surprised when he saw the concern written all over her face.
Even though he didn’t wish to alarm Tessa about this, he knew that no secret could be kept forever.
And so, he gave her a general summary of everything that happened.
He reassured her at the end of his explanation, “Don’t worry. It’s just the Hadfield Group. They can’t do anything to me.”
Seeing how he wasn’t bothered by it, Tessa finally felt at ease.
“That’s good, then.” She nodded.
He smiled and took her hand before he changed the topic and warmly asked, “How was practice today? Tired?”
“The training has gotten a little harder these last two days. It’s tougher work because I have to stand until my back is sore, but it’s nothing I can’t handle.”
Even though Tessa was casually telling him this, Nicholas couldn’t help worrying about her.
He brought a hand up to gently brush through the loose strands of hair on the side of her face, and his voice grew as soft as a marshmallow. “You don’t have to push yourself so hard anymore. The family has accepted you as one of us.”
“But this is different.” She flashed a sweet smile at him, her clear eyes filled with her feelings for him. “It might be tough, but I want to do this. Furthermore, your parents might have acknowledged me, but I want to better myself. I want to be worthy of you.”
Seeing this, Nicholas thought his heart melted as he subconsciously sent a kiss her way.
The next day, the incident with the Hadfield Group continued to worsen.
The Internet had even formed a daily check-in on the company’s official website to ask questions.
‘When are you compensating the victims?’
‘Can the issue be resolved already?’
‘Is Hadfield Group finished?’
The magnitude of this incident finally alarmed the relevant authorities who then announced they would join in on the investigation.
Oliver was left shocked and enraged when he learned of this.
After all, the company would not be able to withstand it once the relevant authorities were involved and an in-depth investigation was carried out.