“What?” Tiffany jumped in shock. Her eyes widened as she stared at me dazedly for a while before she tried to calm down. “That won’t do. Gregory and Ashton are both part of the Hall family.”
She didn’t forget to yell at the other employees in the office. “What are you staring at? Scram!”
Tiffany was usually snobbish, so the others tried to avoid her at all costs. After hearing about the president’s resignation, they were so terrified and immediately scattered away lest they landed in hot water.
Soon, Ashton and Tiffany, and I were left alone in the office.
Tiffany seemed to have calmed down. She held the armrest and sat down again. Forcing a smile, she uttered, “I mean, Dad won’t agree to that. I can’t call the shots for this is too important. But I’m on your side. You should try to convince Dad. Before he agrees, I’ll take good care of the company.”
She had made it clear that it was impossible for Ashton to resign. However, she was more than happy to comply if she were to take over his position temporarily.
What were Nathaniel and Tiffany up to?
John had already leaked the news last night. In response, Nathaniel didn’t even show up while Tiffany seemed queasy at the thought of taking over the company.
It was as if the family’s fortune was a hot potato which no one wanted.
I thought only Nathaniel acted that way, but even Tiffany’s response suggested the same. Looks like she was harboring some secrets as well.
The only way to find out why Tiffany was willing to take over the position temporarily without bothering about her own principles was to go along with her.
I thought Ashton would be giving the final confirmation, but when I gazed at him, he was leaning back with his eyes closed.
Furious, I poked him with my arm.
Ashton opened his eyes slowly and stared at me innocently. “What is it?”
Fine! I huffed angrily. Ashton Fuller, I’ll deal with you when I get home!
I pursed my lips and plastered a fake smile before reminding him, “Tiffany has offered to be the acting president for the time being so you can take some time off. What do you think?”
“Mm,” came Ashton’s cool reply. He nodded and added, “That will do.”
“You can handle the rest.” He stood up and stretched his arm out in my direction. “Come on, Honey. Audrey’s waiting at home.”
Ashton was taller than me. I had to wear heels to be able to look at him in the eye. Right now, his arm was right at my chest level, so I knew he wanted me to hold his arm.
I belatedly realized he was acting cool earlier because of the incident this morning.
John was right. He might’ve forgotten his memories, but he was still bad-tempered as ever.
As Tiffany was watching us, I had no choice but to play along with Ashton.
Rising to my feet, I took his arm and smiled. “Thank you, Tiffany.”
Tiffany flashed a smile which didn’t reach her eyes. She didn’t follow us as we left the office.
As we made our way out, the other employees stared at us. It was the same as when we entered earlier. However, this time, as we were more intimate, they started gossiping.
“Wow, I never thought I would see Mr. Fuller with another woman!”
“Is that the future Mrs. Fuller?”
“Uh-oh. I don’t think Fuller Corporation and Ziegler Corporation will cooperate now.”
“From this story, we learned that a backup will always be a backup. If a man doesn’t like you, he won’t even spare you a second look. Once he falls in love with someone, he’ll leave his pride and principles aside.”