Chapter 20: Second Meeting
He didn’t expect to see outsiders in the conference room. When he saw Emma, Serena, and others, he raised his eyebrows slightly and asked, “Are you having a meeting?”
“We just finished. Weren’t you supposed to return to China next week? Why did you come back early?” Eric stood up and walked out while asking. He turned back at the door and said, “Emma, sorry, let’s keep in touch.”
“Okay, you go ahead.”
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it was not a good time because Penn had just returned to China. When she saw Penn, her heart was calm and still like a stranger. Looking back now, she was lucky that Penn treated her like a stranger too. He didn’t even spare a glance at her just now. It was best to keep it that way because Emma rarely offered to take her to participate in the project, and she did not want to miss this opportunity to learn.
Eric’s assistant led them to the elevator, and there were quite a few people in the elevator lobby. It seemed that Penn’s return had called for a meeting of the research department staff.
After they got in the elevator, Charlie whispered, “Penn is even more handsome in person than in photos. He’s really promising.”
Back at the Justice Law Office, Serena started organising the
information she collected today at Future Better Technology Company, as well as related industry information. By the time she finished sorting out the materials, it was already 10 pm when she got home.
Her home was in an ordinary residential area in the suburbs. The housing prices in New York were astonishingly high. It was a two- bedroom apartment that her mother had bought for her, but she refused to take it. Her mother said, “This is the last thing I can do for you in my life.”
The elevator numbers kept jumping up, and she leaned against the elevator wall. She suddenly thought of what her mother had said, and her mind was a bit confused. So, when she got out of the elevator and arrived at her doorstep, she saw a tall figure leaning against it.
She stopped, and the sensor lights in the hallway flickered on and off.
“Mr. Humphery?” She didn’t know why he was at her home and seemed to have been waiting for a long time. Penn also looked in her direction, holding his phone absent–mindedly and turning it over without saying a word, just looking at her.
He made her feel a little flustered with his gaze. She hesitated whether or not to go forward after pulling out her keys. Given his attitude during their last video call and his behaviour at Future Better Technology Company today, she could not understand why he suddenly appeared at her doorstep.
“Not going home?” Penn’s voice came through.
“I am going home.” She replied, then opened the door with her key. However, she did not intend to invite him in, so she stood at the door and asked, “Mr. Humphery, do you need something?”
She was serious and upright, and Penn suddenly smiled. “Are you mad at me?”
As if hitting the nail on the head, Serena subtly straightened her back, standing straight to face him. However, due to the height difference, her momentum was significantly weaker.
Penn raised his hand and rubbed er hair, and suddenly said, “You deleted me on Whatsapp.”
What? Serena was slightly stunned and took a while to remember that she had deleted the Whatsapp contact “P.H” when they were at that spaghetti restaurant in Boston. So, he blocked her at her doorstep tonight just because she had deleted him on Whatsapp?
“I never added you on WhatsApp, so how could I have deleted you?”
She pretended to be ignorant, but who knows if the initials “P.H” were referring to him?
“Okay, then add me now. Show me your phone,” Penn showed her his WhatsApp QR code. Reluctantly, Serena took out her phone and scanned the code, pretending to have just realised who he was.
“Oh, so this is your number?”
“Yeah,” Penn casually changed his WhatsApp name from Pinyin
abbreviation to “Penn Humphery“.
Feeling a bit guilty for deleting him, she invited him into her home out of politeness. Penn naturally walked in and stood in the centre of the living room, suddenly frozen.
Later, she realised that she wasn’t overthinking things when Penn walked into the bathroom, and the implication was clear. She took a towel from the balcony and knocked on the bathroom door leisurely.
“I put it on the shelf outside the door.”
The bathroom was separated by glass, and you could vaguely see the person’s figure. Her face turned red instantly, and her heart raced.
“Give it to me.‘
Suddenly, the bathroom door opened, revealing Penn’s strong and perfect physique, surrounded by a mist of steam. She swallowed hard, feeling weak.
This was a game between two adults, and she lost miserably. Penn smiled, his eyes suddenly darkened, and he pulled her into his arms.
She couldn’t feel anything anymore, only the shower water continued to flow. She and Penn understood each other’s physical attraction, and neither was more noble than the other.
She used to think that only lovers could be so crazy and experience such an indescribable feeling, but now she realised that they were both ordinary people. What love? What emotions? None of it mattered.
Blair, the dog–headed military adviser, was right. As long as it didn’t involve morality or legality and was safe, go relax, go enjoy. Sex was just as normal as eating, nothing to fuss about.
After completing this series of mental preparations for herself, she felt more relaxed and soft than before. So when Penn cleaned them up and carried her back to the bedroom, he wanted a second round, and she willingly complied.
But this man… his energy was too strong. She remembered that he had just returned from overseas today and was still adjusting to the time difference, so he wasn’t the least bit tired.
By the end of the second round, she was almost passing out.
Penn asked her, “Where’s the hair dryer? Blow dry your hair before sleeping.”
She replied weakly, “In the third drawer.”
The rumbling sound of the hair dryer blew through her hair, but she didn’t want to move, and only hoarsely said,
“When you leave in a while… make sure to close the door.”
The other person was probably the famous Penn, which made her feel safe and not harmed by him, so she completely fell asleep after saying this sentence.
She slept until dawn and had a rare dreamless night. So when she woke up, she was refreshed. However, as soon as she opened her eyes, she saw a pair of beautiful eyes looking at her.
And what she was holding in her arms was not the teddy bear that she usually held on the bedside, but Penn…
“Haven’t had enough yet?” His cold yet gentle voice came.
This person was strange. Obviously, he had a proud and stern look, especially in the workplace. But every time he talked to her privately, his tone was always gentle. Even when they were most intimate, he was gentle and cared about her feelings.
“Why haven’t you left?” Serena was surprised that he didn’t leave like last time after they were done.
“My clothes are wet, and I can’t get out.” He answered softly, with a very legitimate reason.