In her moment of desperation, Corinne slapped the man in the face just so she could escape. As soon as she heard that everyone had left, she immediately breathed a sigh of relief.
Suddenly, her phone rang once more, and it was yet another call from Aaron.
Corinne frowned as she answered it.
Aaron’s voice sounded dramatic as if he had been possessed by the spirit of a dead actor. “Miss Corinne! Is that you? A man told me that you’re married, but I won’t believe anything he says! Tell me it isn’t true, Miss Corinne, I—*
“Give that charade of yours a break!” Corinne interrupted angrily. “It’s me!”
There was a pause on the other end of the line, and Aaron soon reverted to his usual tone. With a smile, he asked, “How’s it going, boss?”
“How’s what going?”
“Did you and Jeremy get closer? Was he jealous earlier?”
Corinne finally understood what Aaron was up to and warned him sternly, “Please don’t do such pointless things again in the future! As I’ve said before, Jeremy’s relationship with me lasts only three months, and that’s all there is to it.”
Despite emphatically making that remark, her heart had sunk into the depths of utter turmoil. She could not forget what Jeremy did to her earlier, at least not so soon.
Nevertheless, it was not the first time the two of them have kissed. The first time was when she grabbed him and gave him a peck to spite the disgusting man her stepmother had arranged for her to meet.
The second time was in Twilight’s Snow Room. She played a game with some playboys to save Annie from them. When she lost, she was punished to kiss someone of the opposite gender whom she knew. Jeremy forbade her from kissing anyone else lest it gave everyone the impression that she had cucked him, so he decided to kiss her instead.
The third time was earlier at the stairwell, and there was neither any accident nor any external interference. He just somehow decided to kiss her for no reason.
He made it abundantly clear in the past that he would not hesitate to give her anything as long as it did not involve feelings. ‘Who does he think I am when he kissed me on a whim without involving any feelings? D*mn him!’
Corinne then wiped her mouth in disgust and felt annoyed.
On the other end of the line, Aaron clicked his tongue and said, “You know, I think Jeremy isn’t too bad, actually. He might be a bit older, but that doesn’t stop him from being handsome! Besides, he has a high IQ and is incredibly influential too. Plus, he doesn’t have any scandals like some of those other rich men, so why don’t you turn this sham marriage into a real one and-”
Corinne could not stand to listen to Aaron’s ramblings anymore. “Enough with that nonsense! He has someone he likes, and I’m not interested in getting involved!”
Aaron was taken aback for a moment and immediately became upset. “D*mn. So, he’s a scumbag!
Corinne’s eyes darkened. “Whether he’s a scumbag or not is none of our concern! I have another two months and seven days left, and it’ll pass soon enough. He and I will be strangers by the end of that. And by the way, you called at just the right time! I have something I need you to help me. with.”
Aaron became serious when it came to business matters. “Understood. Let me know how I can help.”
Corinne then explained her arrangements to him.
Aaron accepted his duties and said, “Understood, boss! I’ll get it done soon.”
As soon as the call ended, Corinne barely had any time to catch her breath when Sherlyn’s call came in. When she answered, Sherlyn’s sharp and hostile voice yelled, “What the hell is wrong with you, Corinne? Why is your phone unreachable during working hours?!”
Corinne rubbed her temples wearily. Her lips twitched and she said, “A friend of mine called, so we chatted for a while. What is it? Is there anything you need me to do?”
Sherlyn roared resentfully. “Who told you to answer personal calls during working hours? Get your butt over here right this instant, Corinne!”