Read The Charismatic Charlie Wade by Lord Leaf Chapter 35
After settling Elaine’s problem, Elaine and Charlie parted ways. Hugging the suitcase happily like a child holding a lollipop, Elaine went to the bank to make a deposit while Charlie went home.
Upon entering the house, Charlie saw Claire’s shoes in the hallway, so he knew that she had returned and went straight to their bedroom.
As soon as he entered the room, he saw his wife just hanging up the phone, her face painted with surprise and excitement.
He asked curiously, “Dear, who was it on the phone?”
Claire shrieked excitedly, “It’s my bestie, Loreen! Do you remember her?”
“Yes, I do,” Charlie nodded and continued, “She used to study in Aurous Hill and was very close to you. In fact, if I recall correctly, she is the daughter of the wealthy Thomas family in Eastcliff, isn’t she?”
“Yes!” Claire said, “Loreen’s family is quite prominent in Eastcliff.”
Charlie smiled and asked, “So what is it about? Is she coming to Aurous Hill for a visit?”
“Not just for a visit, she’s coming to work here!”
Charlie frowned, confused. “She is the daughter of a prominent family in Eastcliff. Why doesn’t she work for her family’s company but come to work here instead?”
Claire shrugged. “I don’t know either. She told me that she is going to start working for Emgrand Group. As for why she has come all the way to Emgrand, I’m not sure.”
Charlie nodded in acknowledgement but there was a thought running through his mind. ‘Although the Thomas family was not on par with the Wade family, they have a strong foundation in Eastcliff. Loreen has no excuse to ditch her family business and come to Aurous Hill to work with Emgrand.’
‘Hmm, does she have another hidden agenda that I’m not aware of?’
Skeptical thoughts filled Charlie’s mind and he hadn’t had a clue for the moment, so all he could do for now was to wait until Loreen joined Emgrand Group and let Doris investigate her background and motives.
Meanwhile, Claire patted her forehead as if an abrupt thought struck her head and said, “Oh yes, Charlie, I have a meeting with Emgrand Group tomorrow, but I don’t think I can make it. Could you pick up Loreen at the airport, please? Find a place for lunch too.”
Charlie nodded. “Alright, I’ll make some arrangements tomorrow.”
“Find a nicer place while you’re at it and don’t mind the expenses. Here, take my card.”
She was grabbing her purse and was about to hand it to him when Charlie hurriedly stopped her. “Nah, it’s okay. I have a friend who runs quite a decent restaurant, let me arrange for it.”
Charlie took out his phone and was about to send a text message to Isaac in Shangri-La, asking him to reserve a table for him.
On second thought, Shangri-La was a surprise for his dear wife, so it would be better to entertain Loreen in another venue.
Hence, he sent the message to the next person in his mind-Albert.
“I want to host a dinner to entertain a friend. Help me arrange for it at a high-end hotel, excluding Shangri-La.”
Soon, he received a reply from Albert. “Mr. Wade, I own a place called Heaven Springs, it is one of the most exclusive restaurants in Aurous Hill that is comparable to Shangri-La. I’ll reserve the best Diamond Suite tomorrow as well as the best feast for you and your guest. I’m honored to have you in my restaurant.”
Charlie simply replied with an ‘okay’.
The next day, Claire spent the entire day at the Emgrand Group headquarters, dealing and arranging matters related to the project and their collaboration.
Charlie called Doris and asked her about Loreen’s job appointment.
Doris was genuinely surprised that Charlie knew about this. She told him that Loreen had applied for an administrative director post, which was a middle-level management position. After reviewing her resume, they found that she was an excellent candidate for the job. Hence, they decided to hire her and her first day at work would be in a few days’ time.