Weiss folded her hands together on the table and glared at the other people in the boardroom. These people had hurt Ruby, and they would pay for that. But first she needed to fix their mistake.
“It has come to my attention,” Weiss began. “That this company has recently discontinued a certain line of strawberry-flavoured cookies.”
“Um…” One of the board members gulped. “I think I know the product you’re referring to. It wasn’t profitable enough to -”
“Was I talking to you?” Weiss raised one eyebrow. “Well?” The poor fellow winced and did his best to disappear before finally shaking his head. “Then be quiet.” Her lips curled. “As I was saying, you have recently discontinued a certain product. As of tomorrow, you will be resuming production of that product. I expect it be on shelves by the end of the week.”
“You can’t do this!” someone shouted. “You don’t own this company!”
Weiss sneered. “Actually, I do. If you would all check your scrolls, you’ll find that I now hold a controlling stake in the stock of this company. For all intents and purposes, I am this company, and I am telling you to make those cookies! Am I clear?” Silence reigned over the boardroom. “Good. Then get to work.”
X X X
“Wow!” Ruby darted over to the shelf and waved something at Weiss. It was a pack of her favourite strawberry-flavoured cookies. “I thought they stopped making these.”
Weiss regarded her twenty-year-old fiancee with an indulgent smile. “I’m sure there was just a small hiccup in supply. I doubt it will happen again.”
“Hey… you didn’t do something crazy like buy the company and force them to make more of these, did you?” Ruby laughed.
Weiss somehow managed to keep a straight face. “Of course not. That would be crazy.”
Ruby grinned and threw one arm around Weiss. “Yeah, I guess you’re right. It must be my lucky day then.”