Chapter 185: Still Breathing
Emmeline's video disrupted Melissa's plan all of a sudden, and what made things worse was—
Maddox had returned.
As soon as he returned, he immediately held a press conference. His swift move and firm attitude
completely defeated Melissa.
“As the President of TEG, I am deeply sorry for the impact of this incident.”
Maddox apologized to the audience as soon as he stepped onto the stage, then, he continued,
"Rosiley is one of TEG's most outstanding reporters, and she's been hurt because of this incident. We
will give her justice with the help of law. At the same time, our company has sent people to collect
those defamatory comments online. We will, if needed, sue those who made the comments."
There was an uproar at the press conference immediately. The reporters looked at each other in
disbelief. It caught them in surprise that TEG had changed its stance in just a few days.
After the news of Rorey and Rosiley broke out, TEG issued a statement, which had implied that Rosiley
However, with Emmeline's video, the turn of TEG's stance made sense.
Maddox looked around at the reporters whispering to each other under the stage and continued, "Here,
I have two announcements to make.”
The noisy meeting room instantly quieted down. Everyone listened with attention.
"First, Maddox held up one finger and said, "TEG will end the partnership with Melissa. From today,
she is no longer our company's general manager.”
These words sprang a surprise to the reporters again. Before they could react, Maddox made a gesture
of number 2 and said, "Second, TEG will terminate its contract with Rorey. From today onwards, she is
no longer TEG's artist.
Alright, that's all for today's press conference."
Maddox stood up, buttoned up his suit with one hand and strode away with his head held high.
Seeing this, the reporters below the stage all stood up and ran towards him, in the hope of interviewing
However, the men accompanying Maddox blocked their ways. They could only watch helplessly as
Maddox's figure disappeared from their views.
The minute Maddox walked out of the meeting room, he encountered Melissa.
Melissa glared at him coldly and questioned, "Mr. Shen, what do you mean?"
Maddox glanced sideways at her and sneered, "What do I mean? Don't you understand?"
Melissa sneered and said mockingly, "Mr. Shen, I do understand. You fired me for Rosiley, right?”
"Since you already knew everything, why are you asking me?" Maddox gave Melissa a contemptuous
look before walking around her and going forward.
Melissa clenched her hands tightly. Her fingernails deeply sunk into her palm, but she didn't feel the
slightest bit of pain.
She gritted her teeth hatefully and turned to look at Maddox's back with a terrifyingly sinister look.
‘Maddox, Rosiley, don't be complacent too early. I will have my revenge, she thought to herself.
“Maddox is so bold. That's new."
Rosiley made such a comment after the press conference.
To her, Maddox was just a jerk, funny and cute. She had never thought that he would make a decisive
"Of course, he is. Don't you know how he was brought up?"
Payton felt proud.
"She's not praising you. What are you so proud of?" Juliet rolled her eyes at him.
“Juliet, do you enjoy quarreling with me every day?" Payton's eyes lit up as he became more and more
interested in this little girl.
Juliet felt somewhat nervous. She quickly retorted, "No. Not at all. I don't want to argue with you at all.”
With that, she crossed her arms in front of her chest and turned her head away from him.
Payton raised his eyebrows and said to Rosiley, "Rosiley, now that Melissa has left TEG, you won't
have so many troubles.”
Rosiley did not agree with him. She said, “It's true that she has left TEG, but she will still find a way to
make trouble for me if she wants. Moreover, she and Rorey must have so many grudges against me
right now. This is not the first time that they have tried to frame me.”
"Well... Sachin, why don't we settle them all at one time? We shouldn't leave these things too long.”
Payton wanted to settle things as soon as possible, so that he and the others wouldn't need to worry
about Rosiley all the time.
Sachin did not answer him. He turned to look at Rosiley and asked softly, "Rosiley, what do you think?"
Although he agreed with Payton, he still respected her decision.
"It's simple to solve the matters all at once, but we can't let them off so easily.”
Before Rosiley could reply, Juliet gave voice to her opinion.
Rosiley thought for a moment and then said, "I agree with Juliet. Take your time. There's no hurry.”
“Whatever you say." Sachin reached out and dotingly rubbed Rosiley's hair.
Rosiley replied with a sweet smile, "Thank you."
Sachin smiled and then said to Payton, "With Melissa left, TEG doesn't have a general manager any
more. You can take the position and also take care of Rosiley for me for a while."
“Alright,” Payton immediately agreed.
Maddox's sudden move caught the Ji Group by surprise. The Jis were all at loss.
“What exactly is going on?" Louie slammed his hand heavily on the table. He was so angry that his
eyes widened and the veins on his forehead bulged.
"I never wanted to push it this far," Melissa said indifferently.
Although Louie was furious, Melissa remained calm.
"Did you?” Louie sneered, "Aren't you very powerful? Why did you make a mess of everything? Was
Rosiley that good?"
"Louie, you're going too far." Melissa glared at him bluntly and said, "No matter how powerful I am, I am
still just a human being. Many things are unpredictable to me. I was already pushing Rosiley to the
brink of despair, but there was suddenly that video. What could I do?"
"You..." Louie's hand pointing at Melissa trembled fiercely. He was truly angry.
Seeing this, Quinta hurriedly went forward and gently patted his back. "Louie, don't be angry with
Melissa. She's right. Many things are unpredictable. We should blame Rorey for all this. It was she who
could do nothing right."
"How's she doing?” Louie asked after he calmed down a little.
Quinta snorted in a disdainful tone, "What else could she be? Still breathing."
Louie flashed a warning look at her and said, "If she comes back, remember how you just said those
words. Rorey said that the Tang Group would soon be hers."
"“Okay,’ Quinta replied reluctantly.
Back then, they welcomed Rorey into the family without grace because Rorey was pregnant. What was
more, Rorey promised them that they would get 20% of the Tang Group's shares.
Although the child was gone, there was still the Tang Group at stake. They shouldn't be harsh on Rorey
They were waiting for Yunis to take charge of the Tang Group. By that time, they could do whatever
they like with Rorey—anyway, the Tang Group would be theirs then.