Just then, Aurelia saw a figure hiding behind the potted plants. The figure was none other than Kimberly. It seemed she had led this drunken man astray.
Even if something happened later, he can always blame it on being too drunk. Only they knew what they had discussed, and the man would not be foolish enough to reveal it in public.
However, the surveillance cameras had captured the sight of Aurelia accepting the man’s invitation to drink. It will be hard for her to explain later.
Aurelia’s anger surged, and since she couldn’t match his strength, she had to rely on her wits. She suddenly called out, “Kimberly, you’re here! Please save me!”
This shout startled Kimberly, causing her to retract behind the potted plants. It also made the man pause for a moment.
Taking advantage of the situation, Aurelia delivered a swift kick to the man’s groin, the most vulnerable spot for men.
The man winced in pain, dropping the glass of red wine he held, and grimaced at Aurelia. Seizing the opportunity, Aurelia quickly ran. But in her panic, she headed in the wrong direction, away from the banquet hall and into a less populated area.
Fortunately, an elevator was nearby. Aurelia rushed inside, closing the door as the man tried to follow her.
Her trembling hand pressed the elevator buttons frantically. The elevator reached the second floor, and Aurelia rushed out as soon as the doors opened.
Her remaining sense of reason prevented her from screaming. There were two main reasons for this.
Firstly, the foreign man dressed well in expensive clothes. She couldn’t afford to offend him. He could blame his actions on being drunk, but she had just offended a VIP guest.
The company would likely reprimand her for overreacting, causing difficulties with the client. For someone like her, who wanted to climb the corporate ladder, she had to be cautious every step of the way.
Thus, unless it was absolutely necessary, she didn’t want to make this incident public and harm her career.
The second reason was the discussion of the hotel’s acquisition on the second floor. She shouldn’t have been here in the first place. Interfering with the acquisition would only lead to trouble with the hotel and One/Technology.
She couldn’t afford the consequences of such actions, so she decided to hide for the time being. As Aurelia searched for a hiding place, the elevator door behind her opened. To her surprise, the man had followed her.
In her state of panic, she,pushed open one of the doors and hid inside. Taking a deep breath she realized she had entered a utility room filled with brooms, mops, and cleaning supplies. Aurelia had thought she was safe. But to her dismay, she noticed through a crack in the door that the man was methodically checking each door along the hallway. The utility room she was
In aan’t even have a window, so there was no way she could hide for long.
Aurelia bit her lip in frustration and decided to make a run for it. She darted out of the utility room and sprinted down the corridor. Still under the influence of alcohol, the man stumbled after her.
From the expression on his face, he was actually enjoying this chase.
Although briefly taken aback, Aurelia quickened her pace. As she turned her head, she caught a glimpse of a face passing by the partially open door of a meeting room.
Was that Leslie?
Lost in thought for a moment, Aurelia stumbled and fell onto the carpet. Although it didn’t hurt, she felt completely drained. Yet the man chasing her was getting closer with every step.
Aurelia attempted to get up, but she was too exhausted.
Frustrated, she could only shout, “Mr. Synder!”
There was no response from the meeting room. Instead, the man had already caught up to Aurelia.
Aurelia’s face turned pale. Had she made a mistake? Maybe that wasn’t Leslie after all! “Why aren’t you running anymore? I thought you had more stamina than this,” the man taunted as he reached for Aurelia.
On the other hand, the discussion continued in the meeting room.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we have explained everything that needs to be said about our hotel. While the past two years have been challenging, there has been a recent improvement in the last six months. Otherwise, even Synder Corporation wouldn’t be eager to acquire us. I don’t know if you…
The hotel’s general manager gave a faint smile as he addressed the handsome and cold man at the head of the table, implying that the acquisition offer was too low.
Leslie raised his gaze, his expression indifferent as he scanned the representatives from the hotel. His overwhelming presence was like an ominous cloud engulfing the meeting room, instantly silencing everyone.
“Can the Synder family provide you with this much money upfront?”