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Looks at the crowded people in the huge room, the feeling Bette is having now is not as same as a year ago. Being the new drug lord, the cowardly and the nervous side of Bette is nowhere to be found, the weakness of a moment was gone, composedly and steadfastly replacing the young brunette.
Bette hangs out the phone and puts it on the table far away from the main desk.
Facing the boss and Jodi, she shows no fear. Being the most successful section of the organization, Bette unconsciously reveals a slight coldness attitude to the rest of criminals. Even more, she’s powerful but reasonable, using her detective brain and Tina’s great tactic to run the drug world. She’s calm, clear, and determined makes her the favored leader in the company, many gangsters were craving to work for her. Therefore, Bette’s status in the company no doubts much higher than the other heads.
Compare to Jodi, Bette and Tina are now the two people that all the Cooper staffs were all in awe of.
“Boss.” Bette kisses Sebastian Cooper’s ring, so is Sam.
“Bev.” Cooper nods.
Bette looks at Tina, her facial appearance retains cold and stone, but her eyes give out a hint of worried.
“Should we continue?” Jodi says annoyingly.
Sam gives Bette a look, Bette shakes her head.
“Evening, ladies and gentlemen,” Jodi says. “I’m sorry for moving up the time for the great company celebration meeting. As you know, there’re lots of things happened during this year.”
Bette can see that Tina is rather pale, and her face is closed and hard. She might not know the details about the previous conversation Tina had, but surely there’s something Tina didn’t anticipate, something really bad.
“I will just make a quick sum up. Since last year, over three heads were being taken down, Carmen de la Pica Morales was taken the blame for their death and were being executed. We thought the nightmares are going to end. However, a piece of terrible news came up last night, our fifth head, Eric Cassie was found in his penthouse, being killed by overdose.”
An excited buzz ran around the meeting room. Bette, Sam, and Tina look at each other, none of them say a word. Watching Jodi turns her attention back to Tina, they knew exactly where Jodi is try to reach.
“My sister, Justine, what were you doing last night?”
Tina swallows back her anger.
“I was working.”
“And where were you?”
“I told you, I was talking business.
“You still didn’t answer my question, where were you?”
Tina slightly snorts.
“At Henry’s place.”
“No, you didn’t.”
A deep voice shows up, all the people turn their head to where the sound coming from.
Henry Young slightly sits up, he adjusts his suit.
Tina stares at him, her eyes cannot hide her shocked.
“You weren’t at my place, Ms. Cooper, I just came back from New York today.”
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“You create a ploy to frame to the boss’s daughter and to deceive Mr. Cooper! Were all unpardonable crimes! On this, there is already indisputable evidence, no defenses can help to turn what you’ve done!” Bette yells back.
Jodi runs to the man who took her gun, thrashing the guy with force while seized her gun back from man’s waist, and she turns the muzzle directly to the drug lord.
She jabs Bette forehead with the muzzle, Bette raises her hands, brows knits together. Her whole body is trembling, eyes close, her face pale with fear.
“You think you are noble? Huh? Don’t you think we honestly believe you got the place of the drug lord simply because you have a smart brain? Don’t be ridiculous, Ms. Priston, this is the criminal world! Nothing is free.”
Bette’s eyes open wide.
Tina yells out but it was too late, she tries to run to her lover but the bullet is faster. Right before she got up from her seat, Jodi Lerner pulls the trigger.