As she walked by reception, she noticed the headlines in the paper, “Highline CEO and Board Removed. New CEO Announces Hurricane Claims to Be Resolved in One Year.” Victoria smiled. She knew the pressure Kat’s suit had brought to bear. The shit had hit the fan. It had also finally made sense. The firm had to get rid of Victoria in order for Highline to carry out its scheme to delay payment of claims. All those cancelled meetings to try to correct the situation—no wonder they didn’t happen. They hadn’t wanted her to correct the situation. The delay was the end game. Neither she nor Armond had known because they were going to be served as the scapegoats.
What bothered Victoria, though, was that as of yet no charges had been brought against the boys at the firm for any part they may have played in the scheme, and nothing solid had resulted from her allegations of the firm’s discrimination against women. Robert assured her both would happen. That she had to be patient.
Victoria smiled as she thought about how far she had come. Time was on her side now. But even better, she finally had the power she had always craved. She had every intention of putting them both to good use in the coming days. While she promised Robert she would give him time to get it done, she had a few ideas she wanted to run up the flagpole that she thought just might speed the process along.
Walking into her office, she saw Kat sitting in her chair talking on the phone. Victoria smiled. Kat waved and Victoria heard her say, “Jenny, congratulations. I’m glad it worked out. We’ll be in touch. I’ll tell her.”
“That, my dear friend,” Kat said as she put her phone down, “was the infamous and newly divorced Jenny. I promised to introduce you two one day. She thinks perhaps you could be an amazing team, righting some wrongs together. I happen to agree.”
Victoria smiled at the thought and bent down to hug Kat. “I look forward to it. But first I have a few loose ends to tie up. Are you in?”
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