During that period of time, Olivia had been planning for her comeback.
She attended various charity events, volunteered, and went to the impoverished mountains to film. She wanted to take advantage of the audience’s forgiveness and slowly return to the public’s view.
However, after the exposure incident, the Internet was filled with merciless scolding toward her. It worsened her situation.
It meant that all her previous efforts were in vain!
Louis left the Cruise family late the night before, leaving the Cruise family to face the terrible situation ahead of them.
The living room was filled with lifeless air.
Richard didn’t say a word and just smoked one cigarette after another.
Although Bertha was annoyed, she did not dare to say anything at that moment. She could only endure the smoking and not flare up.
She turned around and met Olivia’s anxious gaze. She slowly lowered her eyes and nodded slightly.
“Dad, quickly think of a way! Are you going to watch me get destroyed?!” Olivia glared at Richard in frustration. “Don’t forget. I came back this time to marry into the Smith family. If I fail, our family will be completely doomed!”
At the end of the day, the Cruise family’s fate depended on Olivia.
If Louis gave up on Olivia, it would be equivalent to the Smith family giving up on the Cruise family.
When Richard heard her words, there was finally a glimmer of light in his indifferent eyes. He slowly put out the cigarette in his hand and said. “What are you afraid of? We’re not the ones who should be worried now.”
“What do you mean?” Olivia frowned and looked at her father in confusion.
Richard’s lips curled into a deep smile. “The people who should be worried now is the Smith family.”
Seeing that Olivia still did not understand, he explained with patience,
“The Smith family is in the same boat as us now. Other than working together to tide over the difficulties, they have no other choice.”
“Think about it. The matter between you and Louis has already caused an uproar. In the eyes of outsiders, the matter between you and Louis is basically set in stone. If the Smith family gives up on you right now, it will only cause them to be scolded. So, they won’t leave you to face it alone.”
“Louis is the Smith family’s only hope. Moreover, didn’t you always say Louis is obedient to you?”
Upon hearing that, the panic on Olivia’s face gradually dissipated.
At that moment, the Smith family was in an abyss of suffering.
Old Mr. Smith did not sleep for the entire night. It was as if he had aged ten years overnight.
He was no longer as energetic and hale and hearty as he usually was.
“Louis, how do you plan to explain what happened yesterday to the board of directors?” Old Mr. Smith’s deep voice was mixed with old hoarseness.
After the matter was exposed, the board of directors requested Louis to step forward and give everyone a satisfactory answer.
However, Louis knew it was the most critical moment then. The shareholders were like hungry jackals waiting to devour him, and the entrance of the company was blocked by reporters. He could not show up then.
However, he knew very well that he could not hide forever. Sooner or later, he would have to give a satisfactory answer.
Louis pondered for a moment and said calmly, “Last night, I met Olivia. After discussion, we tentatively decided not to respond to anything. Then, the two of us will hold a board meeting to give an explanation.”