Eleanor was secretly pleased to see that all three of them had agreed to it. A sly smirk graced her features.
What a bunch of idiots! All it took were a few words to agitate them, and now they fell into her trap. She would never have suggested such a bet if she was not fully confident that she would win!
Framing them with the dead body had just been Plan A. But now, they would go all out and deploy Plan B. As long as Dustin agreed to take her up on the bet, he’d be jumping head-first into the trap Eleanor had laid out for him.
“Draft us an agreement to sign now!” Eleanor ordered. The people who were with Eleanor immediately began busying themselves.
A while later, two copies of an agreement were brought to her. Relevant clauses of the agreement were clearly stated.
Not only would the losers need to surrender their formula, but they would also have to make a public apology and promise never to sell similar products again.
“Have you had a good look at it yet? If you have, then go ahead and sign it,” Eleanor urged. Dustin, Lana, and Bo said nothing. After checking that everything was correct with the agreement, they all proceeded to sign it.
Eleanor and Ezra exchanged a glance before signing on it, too. The agreement had officially come into effect.
“Hahaha! You three are such idiots! You actually agreed to the bet! I can’t believe it!”
Seeing that her ploy was working, Eleanor no longer felt the need to cover things up. She taunted mercilessly, “Rejuvenaid already has its own market, and we’ve also received a large number of orders. You, however, have only just launched. How can you compete against us?”
It was true that Dew Balm was sold at a cheaper price than Rejuvenaid, and it was also much more effective.
Given enough time and publicity, it would surely be a hit product with demands surpassing even that of Rejuvenaid’s.
But unfortunately, they no longer had such a chance. They were digging their own grave to compete against Rejuvenaid before they had a stable market!
“Dustin, everyone saw you sign the agreement. It’s too late for you to regret your decision now. It’d be best for you to give up now!” Ezra sneered.
With so many reporters and onlookers, they were not afraid that Dustin would deny accepting the bet. Besides, they had the signed agreement too.
“Don’t get ahead of yourself. We don’t know who will end up losing yet,” Dustin said casually.
“Is that so?” Ezra scoffed. “I see that you’re not one to regret until death stares you in the face. I’ll make sure that you’re totally defeated!”
With that said, Ezra raised his hands and clapped twice. A long, red banner was unrolled on the building opposite the road. A congratulatory message was printed on it in bold.
“Congratulations on the official launch of Rejuvenaid Pharmaceuticals!”
Once the banner was unrolled, things immediately became lively on both sides of the road. Two musical bands made their way toward Rejuvenaid Pharmaceuticals from both sides of the building. Their music attracted a huge crowd.
“Gather round and have a look, everyone! We’re having a company launching event today, so whoever buys Rejuvenaid will get a discount and a nice gift from Rejuvenaid Pharmaceuticals!
“The gifts are limited, so we’re giving them out on a first-come, first-served basis!”
An emcee with a microphone in hand hollered at the crowd opposite the road. People from several streets down could hear him clearly.
“They’re giving out gifts with every purchase? Let’s go and have a look!”
“Hurry, we should go check it out too! We have to get it before they’re out of gifts!”
The emcee’s announcement managed
to attract a lot of attention.
Several people in the crowd were brought by the Welch and Swanson families beforehand. They quickly urged the rest of the crowd to flock over to Rejuvenaid Pharmaceuticals.
After receiving a subtle nod from Ezra, the reporters, too, crossed the road and began to publicize the event and report it on their media.
Within mere minutes, it was deserted over at the Camrons. There were only a few staff left. All the crowd and excitement had gone over to Rejuvenaid Pharmaceuticals.