"Of course not, sir. She will not even know she is being investigated." Zhu Li kept her face hidden behind her notes as she wrote. She couldn’t bear to look at her employer. He sounded so happy at the thought of being with… some woman she didn’t even know. Like always, Varrick was going to extravagant lengths. But this time, it was all for… some woman. Who was this woman? What had she done to deserve his attention?
She felt her stomach twist up in knots. His favorite girl…
Zhu Li was just his favorite assistant. Nothing more. Usually, hearing him call her his favorite assistant had felt… pleasant. Proud, perhaps. Satisfied, definitely.
But in this context, it felt,.. inadequate. Incomplete. Most unsatisfying.
"Yes, sir," she said, softly, in response to getting him a big cake. "It seems I have many arrangements to make. If you will permit me, I shall take my leave. We can discuss salary adjustment at a later, undetermined date." She gave a bow of her head.
Zhu Li would find out who this woman was and see for herself how worthy this woman was of her employer’s attention and affection.