“Aurelia has been dismissed! How…” Kimberly was about to rejoice but suddenly froze, “Wait, Mr. Zeller, what did you say? David has been dismissed? Not Aurelia?”
“Yes, David was dismissed for his misconduct. He even sent an apology email to the boss. His situation has become widely known within the industry. Not only can he no longer work locally, but even foreign companies have fired him,” Zachary explained,
“Impossible! He’s so capable, and he’s a foreigner! How could he be dismissed because of Aurelia?” Kimberly exclaimed.
Hearing this, Zachary looked displeased. He cast her a condemning gaze for her thoughtless
“Do you grasp the situation here? David clearly upset someone, and they wanted to get rid of him. It’s not solely about him being a foreigner. Do you genuinely believe it’s still a foreigner’s world these days?”
Everyone was stunned; even Aurelia froze in her tracks. Who could have such power to dismiss a multinational Vice President with just a word?
“I… That’s not what I meant,” Kimberly realized her words had been inappropriate and shot a resentful glance at Aurelia.
Aurelia was puzzled. What did she have to do with this?
There wouldn’t have been such an embarrassing situation if it weren’t for Kimberly’s unnecessary complaint.
Zachary didn’t probe further and glanced at Aurelia. “Let’s move on from this incident. Just be more careful in the future.”
Aurelia nodded, already accustomed to Zachary’s favoritism.
After Mr. Zeller left, Kimberly cast a resentful look at Aurelia.
“Aurelia, you’re just a regular employee. You should be cautious in the future; you can’t rely on luck every time.” Kimberly sneered.
“Kimberly, did you bend over backward to study abroad? Being overly infatuated with foreigners is a significant error. Why should I be cautious when others are making mistakes? Or is it that you find the wine–scented breath they exhale appealing?” Aurelia smiled at her and then sat down.
“You! What nonsense are you talking about?” Kimberly gritted her teeth.
Millie stood up and said with a smile, “When did Aurelia talk nonsense? He already wrote an apology letter. Could it be fake?
“It seems like you’re always licking up to foreigners. What benefits has he given you? Or do you have some undisclosed story with this Vice President? Do you need to defend him so vigorously?”
“Millie, I can’t be bothered to argue with you,” Kimberly replied, pretending to be generous, and returned to her seat.
Millie chuckled and sat back at her desk.
Aurelia felt that she had gone a little too far with her rumor–mongering and immediately sent her a message.
“Millie, that’s enough.”
“Aurelia, we finally had a chance to teach her a lesson. If it weren’t for her returning to
complain, we would have never misunderstood you.”
“Millie, do you also think I would offend a client for no reason?”
Aurelia couldn’t forget Millie’s attitude of ignoring her just now.
Is it because Millie was actually afraid that it might implicate her too if Aurelia had genuinely offended the foreign guest?
Everyone in the office was going through their own struggles. She understood that, so she didn’t blame Millie.
After a while, Millie sent several apologetic emojis.
“Sorry, okay? I’ll treat you to coffee after work.”
“It’s fine now.”
Aurelia smiled and raised the corners of her mouth at Millie. But there was still a layer of estrangement in her heart.
Half an hour later, Zachary sent a message in the group chat, urging Aurelia and Kimberly to submit their proposals.
Eager to impress, Kimberly was the first to send her proposal over.
Aurelia checked her proposal once again before sending it.
A little while later, Kimberly walked into Zachary’s office. After about ten minutes, she came out with a baffled look in her eyes as she glanced at Aurelia.
There was also unwillingness combined with disbelief and a malicious plot in the mix. Aurelia had never seen Kimberly like this before.
What could have happened?