When There Is Nothing Left But Love Chapter 552
After a bit of browsing, I managed to find myself a magazine to help pass the time. I was just about to sit down for a read when I heard a knock on the door. “Come in!”
A young woman came in through the door shortly after. She seemed to be in her early twenties and had an amazing figure to go with her beautiful face.
When she saw me, she paused for a few seconds before saying in a gentle voice, “Hi, I’m looking for Mr. Fuller.”
“He’s in a meeting at the moment. Should be out in a bit, though,” I replied with a smile.
She nodded and eyed me from head to toe. “Got it, thanks!”
Then she walked out of the room, and I couldn’t help but chuckle as I went back to my magazine.
Ashton’s charm sure is something!
Joseph came in moments later to deliver some documents. “Let me get you a glass of fruit juice, Mrs. Fuller!” he said when he saw me.
“Thanks! By the way, is Fuller Corporation planning on developing AI technology as well?”
“Yes, it is a global trend these days. Fuller Corporation is growing stronger by the day with the help of both engineering and technology. However, there’s no way to guarantee that these things wouldn’t suddenly be replaced by something new someday in the future. That’s why Fuller Corporation has invested a part of its funds in all types of AI technology just in case.”
I nodded. “Who’s in charge of the AI project here? I used to work in White Corporation for a bit, and I know Richard from OrbitTech, so I have developed some understanding on this subject.”
“It’s a talented individual who just came back from Ustrana. She has conducted intensive research in the field of AI and is considered to be a professional,” Joseph said while placing the glass down in front of me.
I took a sip of it and said, “I assume this individual is a fairly young one, then? Must have a bright future ahead.”
Joseph nodded. “Yeah, she’s twenty-five, performs well, and has a decent attitude at work. Mr. Fuller had personally made a trip to Ustrana just to invite her over. I’ve met her a couple of times, and she seems to be a great talent, given how decisive and capable she is.”
I suppose she must be really amazing if Joseph is praising her this much.
“What’s her name?”
“Rachel Zimmer. She’s a Chanaean residing in Anglandur.”
I figured it would make me look nosy if I were to continue asking about her, so I decided to end the conversation there and said, “I see… Okay, you can carry on with your work now. I’ll just go back to reading my magazine until Ashton comes back.”
Rachel Zimmer, huh?
An hour had passed by the time Ashton returned from his meeting.
I was starting to doze off when I felt something on my shoulder and opened my eyes, only to meet Ashton’s that were only inches away.
“Will you be able to fall asleep later at night if you take a nap at this hour?” he asked with a grin.
I sat up straight and closed my eyes as I leaned against his shoulder. “Yup!”
“Sleeping too much is bad for you,” he said with a chuckle.
I hummed in response and continued leaning against him without saying another word.
He then adjusted his posture to make it more comfortable for me.
“Come in,” he said in a soft voice.
I heard the sounds of high heels approaching, followed by the sweet voice of a young woman. “I’ve completed the initial draft for the new product, Mr. Fuller. Please have a look and let me know if any changes are required.”
Ashton was so gentle and graceful in his movements that I could barely feel anything as he flipped through the document.
“It looks fine to me. You can have the engineers take a look and discuss the details with them before proceeding.”
Ashton kept his voice low so as to not wake me up.
“All right, I’ll get to it right away,” the woman said, and the sounds of her heels faded as she walked out the door.
I was still leaning against Ashton’s shoulder and pretending to be asleep until his deep voice rang in my ear.
“She’s gone. You can wake up now.”
Realizing it was pointless to keep up with the act, I rubbed my eyes and looked up at him awkwardly as I said, “Are you planning on continuing the research and development of AI technology after acquiring White Corporation?”
He raised an eyebrow and said with a nod, “That’s part of the reason I acquired it.”
Then he paused for a moment before continuing, “How did you know it was AI technology?”
I shrugged. “I saw the documents she was holding when she dropped by earlier.”
He smirked and leaned in closer as he asked, “And you asked Joseph what her name was, right?”
I figured there was nothing wrong with what I did, so I nodded and gave him an honest answer. “I’m sure any woman would have a reason for concern when faced with such a beautiful and talented young lady.”
He wrapped his arm around my waist and chuckled. “Why don’t you put in a little more effort if you’re that insecure about me?”
I raised an eyebrow at him. “A little more effort?”
“I mean… Broccoli? Seriously?” he asked while shifting his gaze toward the broccoli on the desk.
“Would you believe me if I told you that I just grabbed whatever I had lying around at the time?” I thought Joseph would’ve brought them home and eaten them himself! I can’t believe he actually gave them to Ashton! What a blockhead…
Ashton’s smile deepened. “Oh? Whatever you had lying around, you say?”
Right, it’s time to change the subject!
“Look, I’ll get you a bouquet of flowers next time, okay? By the way, are you finished with work yet? It’s getting late, and we should hurry on to the supermarket. You know how upset Summer gets if we come home late, right?”