Hearing this, Zachary’s expression changed, and he glanced sideways at Kimberly.
Kimberly then spoke pitifully, “My computer never has a password. We’ve known each other for years, and I trust everyone. Sometimes we forget to lock our computers when we go out for meals, and nothing has ever happened. Why did it happen this time?”
Everyone nodded. In the busy workplace, who would remember to lock their computers?
Nothing had happened until now. Why did trouble arise when Kimberly and Aurelia competed for the position of vice director?
It was likely someone deliberately took advantage of this situation.
The scales in everyone’s minds began to tip, and they started casting disdainful glances at Aurelia.
Poisonous gazes pierced Aurelia’s body and she could feel her blood freezing.
However, she dared not reveal any hint of misery on her face. She clenched her teeth and met the boss’s gaze.
The boss asked, “Aurelia, do you have any explanations for this? You should know the company detests malicious competition among colleagues.”
“I can prove I didn’t plagiarize. We all know completing a proposal isn’t as simple as a few PowerPoint slides. The process is bound to leave traces. I have complete documents and records, and they are all on my laptop.” Aurelia pointed to her laptop.
The boss nodded and agreed with Aurelia’s statement. “Go and open your laptop.”
Aurelia turned and opened her laptop, then clicked on the encrypted folder and opened the document about One Technology’s opening ceremony.
The next moment, she stared at her screen in disbelief.
“How …How can this be?”
Looking at the magnificent visual effects and the elaborate wording, she instantly knew that this wasn’t her proposal.
The boss frowned. “This isn’t the proposal signed with One Technology. Where is your proposal? Where are your records?”
Aurelia’s mind went blank, as she had no idea how to answer the boss’s questions.
Kimberly leaned and gasped dramatically. “Aurelia! I was completely wrong about you! So, you’ve been wanting to plagiarize my proposal all along!”
“Kimberly, what do you mean? Explain yourself,” the boss said.
“Boss, actually, I was worried about being plagiarized before, so I intentionally made up a proposal
with this style. At the time, I jokingly said Aurelia definitely wouldn’t copy mine. I didn’t expect that she would actually create a proposal with this style in secret. The whole office can testify to this
Kimberly became increasingly hysterical as she spoke, almost as though she had been put through horrible hardship.
The colleagues around her nodded.
“We can stand witness to it. Kimberly did say that. Aurelia was in the office at the time.
It was at this moment that Aurelia remembered that indeed happened.
At the time, Kimberly was showing off that she knew the boss of One Technology and mentioned he liked something extravagant. She even warned Aurelia not to copy her idea.
Aurelia instantly grasped the situation. Combined with the description of the proposal, it was written in Kimberly’s style, making it Kimberly’s proposal.
Such a proposal couldn’t win One Technology over. Hence, Zachary discreetly switched their proposals.
Still, Kimberly should know the password to her laptop.
She changed her password frequently and most of the passwords she used were related to her mother.