Hannah drove all the way to her mother’s hometown herself instead of informing Fabian about it because she didn’t want to get in the way of his work.
Fabian had been missing in action for a while because of her. It might be a bit too much to say that’d cause the ruination of his company, but Hannah thought it was better to be safe than sorry.
“Why? You don’t want him around? I think Fabian’s nice to you.” Winson looked at her quietly.
“Well, that’s not exactly the case.” She smiled wryly. Hannah knew how nice Fabian was to him, and it’d be great if he could come along, but things weren’t that simple.
Fabian was the president of Phoenix Group. He had a lot of matters to settle. If all he did was go around with her on her shenanigans, it’d mess the company up. She turned to her brother. “You don’t understand this yet, Winson, but Fabian has a lot of work to do, so we have to make sure we don’t bother him.”
“Alright, I know now.” The boy nodded.
Hannah put that aside and patted his head before going back to the journey.
At the same time, her senior editor was in the office, mulling over a dilemma. He was deep in thought about Xavier’s interview by Hannah. My boss is going to call me incompetent if I tell him about it, but if I tell Ms. Morrison, my boss is going to blame me for not reporting it to him.
He paced around in his office for a bit before arriving at a decision. I’m gonna tell Ms. Morrison about this. My promotion’s right around the corner. Even if I get it, my boss can’t do anything to me anymore. He stopped hesitating and went to Vivian’s office.
“Oh, hello, Mr. Dijon. Where are you going?”
“Oh, hi, Mr. Wonder.” Darius was smiling, but Bob’s heart sank. Sh*t. Just my luck. My boss comes at the worst timing. “I was just looking for you,” he lied.
Bob couldn’t tell him the truth. That’d be insubordination, and he bet Darius would be angry at him if he found out.
“Were you? Do you have anything to report? Let’s talk about it in my office.” Then, he led Bob to his office.
“Alright, you may speak up now,” he told Bob after they went into the office.
“Do you know who Hannah is? The best employee of our team?” Bob was proud of her, for it was thanks to her, the company’s top brass praised his team during meetings.
“Well, of course I do. She’s popular now.” Darius smiled.
“Great. So here’s the thing, we know she got married to Fabian, the president of Phoenix Group, but Xavier has a grudge with Fabian. Nevertheless, Hannah’s going to interview him. She thinks it’d be awkward, so she wanted someone else to take her place.”
“Well, sure.” Darius nodded.
Bob paused for a moment. “Um, one more thing. Xavier specifically requested Hannah. He might get upset if we send someone else for the interview.”
Darius looked troubled by that. He gave it some thought before answering, “How about this? Give me some time to think about it. I’ll tell the higher-ups if I can’t come up with a solution. I’ll get back to you by tomorrow morning.”