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Season 6

Episode 18

 (Meeting old acquittance)

Charlie always looked tidy in his suits. He walked steadily towards school while Leila carrying his small bag followed. People who came across the two found them a little strange.     

When they arrived, she escorted him up to the school gate and watched him enter. Then she hailed a taxi that would bring her to Shining Company.     

Now standing in front of the Shining Company gate, Leila could not believe how quickly time flew. Four years ago, she left this company in shame and never expected to be back one day.    

 Staring at the magnificent gate of the company, Leila dreamed of the day when she would marry Charles and become the only hostess of the Lu family.     

In the past four years, not only things but people had changed.   

Shining Company continued to stand proudly, but its design and d├ęcor, as well as the employees, were almost different.

 Leila came across several familiar faces, who all smiled in greeting but whose eyes looked confused. Nobody remembered her name. But it did not matter. Leila simply smiled at them out of politeness and then went on her way.    
 She swore that one day, everyone in the company would know who she was.     David was shocked when he caught sight of Leila in the premises. He had brought some files to the meeting room. 

He frowned as they came face-to-face. He couldn't help but ask, "Leila? What are you doing here?"    

Many years may have passed, but David still looked at Leila with disdain. He could never forget the devious things she had done before and couldn't help feeling disgusted at the sight of her.    

 "Get out of here! You are not welcome in this company!" he growled. He wanted Leila to leave because the meeting would soon be over and if Charles saw Leila there, he would blame David for not keeping her out.   

David was trying his best to drive Leila away.     

"David, it's so nice to see you again,"  she said in greeting. She flashed a friendly smile like those shared among friends.  

   Alice chose that moment to make an appearance. She didn't notice Leila, but pushed David and berated him, "Why are you standing there? Have you prepared the files already?" She eyed him angrily. "Mr. Lu will need them soon."    

"Alice, nice to see you again,"  Leila interrupted with a slight smile.    

 Annoyed, Alice turned to see who greeted her. After a brief hesitation, she said, "Leila?" She wasn't sure it was Leila, and only recognized the woman after she spoke in greeting.    

 Leila nodded, while Alice gave her a puzzled look. "We haven't seen each other for a very long time,"  she said. Alice looked at her closely. "You've changed a lot,"  she noted.   

"Have I?" Leila asked, smiling. In return, she complimented, "You look as young as before, and even more beautiful." Most women appreciated flattery, but not Alice.    

 Alice accepted the compliment with little reaction. Finally, she gave Leila a reluctant smile and asked, "So, what brings you here?"    

David snorted in annoyance, "She can only bring trouble here!" He couldn't help but add, "Have you no shame, woman? Many years have passed, and you're still dreaming that Mr. Lu would marry you. Are you insane?"   

 Alice tapped David gently and shushed him, "Shut up, David."   

 "Why? I just told the truth,"  he snapped. David could not be pacified and kept throwing dirty glances at Leila.    

 Years ago, David's harsh words would have pushed Leila to lose her temper. But she had changed a lot and kept her composure. When David finally got tired and stopped talking, Leila said, "You were wrong about me. I'm here today because Mr. Lu asked me to come."  

David's eyebrows rose. "Oh, stop lying! How can Mr. Lu allow you to come?" He spat the question in disgust.   

  Suddenly, Alice dragged David aside and whispered, "Did you forget what Mr. Lu said earlier?" David frowned. "He said someone was coming in for an interview. Have you forgotten?" she reminded him.     
He was momentarily puzzled before the frown settled back on his face. Of course he remembered. But he never expected it to be Leila.     

A brow arched, he mumbled, "What the hell is Mr. Lu doing?" It made him very uncomfortable. "How could he call her in for an interview?"    

"It's none of your business!" Alice retorted. She was also frowning now. 

"Just go back to work and I'll handle this,"  she ordered David.   

When he left, Alice apologized to Leila. "I'm sorry for everything David said. 

Please don't mind him. He's just poor at hiding his feelings, and he has a habit of accusing others. But, he is a good man."    
Alice tried her best to settle the matter calmly because she didn't know what Leila's reason for being in the office was.    
 But Leila assured her, "Don't worry. I'm not taking his words seriously. We were colleagues before and I know David is a kind man, though he is often bad-tempered."   

 Alice heaved a sigh of relief. "Yes, you're right."  

  Leila moved to correct misimpressions. "Actually, he might have misunderstood my actions in the past,"  she began. "So I can understand why he was so unfriendly just now. It's not his fault,"  Leila explained.     

"All right then. That should settle it,"  Alice said. Smiling, she offered, "Would you like anything to drink?" She thought for a moment and said, "How about orange juice?"  

"Okay, thank you." Having served as Charles' assistant for many years, Alice was very capable and could handle any problem.    

 Leila began to realize how isolated from society she had become. Sitting with Alice, she felt awkward as she saw how much confidence a successful woman had, just like Alice.     

"It looks to me like you and David have a special relationship,"  Leila pointed out. Holding the juice in her hand, she looked at Alice. Charles' assistant gave an embarrassed smile. "Oh, it's that obvious."    

Her cheeks turned pink. "Yes, we are together." Alice thought it was pointless to deny and conceal their relationship.  

   Leila was a bit surprised but kept a friendly smile on her face.    

 "Really? So, when are you planning to get married?" Leila asked.   

"We haven't decided yet,"  Alice replied. Feeling at ease speaking to Leila, she was about to raise another topic when Charles came out of the meeting room. He nodded when he saw Leila and said, "Oh, you're here."   

 Leila wanted to come forward, but he quickly entered his office, while handing Alice a file. "This file is from BM Corporation. Study it carefully, and then I want your feedback by the end of office hours,"  he instructed.     

BM Corporation's headquarters were in the United States, and it had a small branch in Y City. Even as a small company, it had taken away big business from Shining Company. Charles didn't mind it at first but now decided to take actions against the competition to prevent further losses.     

"Okay, Mr. Lu,"  Alice nodded and accepted the file. "I made an appointment for you with the consultant of Lighten House Company tomorrow evening. And his wife will be joining him at the meeting,"  she added.



  1. This story is becoming annoying

  2. Leila even though you work for Charles doesn't mean you can marry him because sooner or later autumn will come back and your secret will expose.

  3. Just how useless Andy is, lol. Ang Autum doesn't care of her son as she should. This is so annoying. And Chris is so ungrateful. I kinda wish Autumn didn't help her be with Sam.

  4. This story is no more interesting how can Andy keep a secret for so long huh kinda boring


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