“Got it,” Aurelia received a simple two–word message, which clearly conveyed Millie’s displeasure.
What was there for Millie to be unhappy about? She wasn’t the one being gossiped about. Millie really needed to change her gossipy personality, which seemed to attract trouble wherever she went.
Aurelia sighed and continued to work, but she couldn’t help but feel a cold, piercing gaze on her. When she glanced around, there was nothing there. Perhaps she was just feeling uneasy due to all the attention she had received.
On the other side, just before Aurelia looked up, Kimberly withdrew her gaze. She then stared at her phone, where the screen reflected the envy and admiration directed at Aurelia.
Did Aurelia even deserve to stand on her level? A woman with no money or looks trying to compete with her for work and attention? Only in her wildest dreams!
As Kimberly contemplated ways to eliminate Aurelia from the competition, Zachary walked out of his office.
“Aurelia, Kimberly. Casey is sick today, but she has a 2:30 PM briefing with some foreign guests. You two need to attend and handle it.”
“Okay,” Aurelia nodded.
Kimberly’s eyes lit up. Foreign guests? Wasn’t this a perfect opportunity for her to shine?
While Aurelia could speak Normish, she couldn’t possibly match Kimberly’s fluency. If she could expand her network with some foreign clients during this event, the top position as Vice Director would be hers.
“No problem, Mr. Zeller.” Kimberly’s voice sounded unusually cheerful as if something good had happened. Aurelia was somewhat curious but didn’t dwell on it.
On the way to the networking event, Kimberly was in a good mood. She hummed to herself while doing her makeup in a small mirror. There was no sign of the anger she had shown at lunch.
As soon as they got out of the car, Kimberly adjusted her fitted skirt, even lowering the straps of her outfit by a notch. With a sway of her hips, she walked ahead.
Aurelia couldn’t help but curl her lips. It seemed like Kimberly was reverting to her old ways. But Aurelia had no intention of getting involved and entered the hotel alone.
Held at the luxurious five–star Crystal Hotel in Seacester, the attendees of the networking event were considered high–end clientele.
Upon entering, Kimberly made a beeline for the foreign guests outside the banquet hall, laughing and flirting.
On the other hand, Aurelia turned and found a sales manager she knew.
“Aurelia, you’re here. Why did you bring Kimberly, that attention–seeker? She’s so annoying.
As soon as she enters, she’s all over everyone, as if we were abroad.”
“Maybe there are more foreign guests today,” Aurelia awkwardly explained.
“Alright, let’s not chat anymore. I’m quite busy today. Same as before, I’ll give you an extra hour for the event. When you’re done, come find me to sign the contract and go to the finance department for a refund of the entrance fee.”
“Thank you. But what are you busy with today? I don’t see many people in the lobby.”
“We have an important figure coming to discuss an acquisition. Our entire sales department is here to accompany them. This hotel is going to change hands in the future.”
“An acquisition? Such a big hotel, and they’re talking about an acquisition? Who’s behind all this?”
“The owner of One Technology, have you heard of him?”
“Him again?” Aurelia was slightly surprised.
“You know him too? I’ve been saying, who in the business world doesn’t know him? He’s a rising star, incredibly influential! Originally, the powerful Synder Corporation from Seacester was discussing the acquisition with us. But suddenly, One Technology appeared out of nowhere.”
Aurelia was even more shocked to hear this..