Read The Substitute Wife: My Poor Husband is a Billionaire Chapter 138
Janet’s laptop screen instantly went black. A slight sizzling sound came from inside it, and it coughed out a puff of smoke. The air smelled of coffee and burnt metal.
Janet hurriedly tried to wipe the coffee off her laptop with some tissue, but it was too late. When she picked it up, the whole laptop was dripping with coffee and couldn‘t be turned on.
“Oh, my God! I‘m so sorry! The coffee was so hot, and you cup was made of glass, so I dropped it accidentally” Kaya’s hands flew to her mouth and she kept apologizing.
“Let me see if the data in the hard disk can still be restored,” Angry but helpless, Janet didn’t know what else to say She quickly took the laptop to the Technology Department downstairs.
The technical staff carefully pried out the hard disk from the laptop and inspected it. A brief moment later, they shook their heads and told Janet that it was completely soaked and was irreversibly damaged.
Standing beside Janet, Kaya apologized again. “I take full responsibility for this. I‘ll buy you a new laptop, I promise”
“This is a company laptop. It‘s only right that you pay for it. But all my drawings were in this computer. Now the data is damaged beyond restoration. What are you going to do about that?” Janet‘s tone was calm, but her eyes flashed dangerously.
Kaya lowered her eyes, unable to utter another word.
It turned out that the woman in front of her wouldn‘t be as easy to bully as she thought.
“Why are you so angry? I already said sorry and that I‘d take responsibility. Is it really necessary to be so aggressive?” Kaya pulled a long face, as though she was the one who was wronged.
Just then, Tiffany happened to pass by and overheard their conversation. She knocked on the glass door from outside.
“What‘s going on? Go outside if you two want to fight. Don‘t disturb your officemates,”
Tiffany shot the two women an icy cold look.
Biting her lower lip, Kaya tried to defend herself. “Ms. Fisher, here‘s what happened, I’ve been working overtime every day this week and I‘m exhausted. On my break, I made myself some coffee and offered Miss Lind here some, but it was too hot that I accidentally dropped her cup. I spilled the coffee on Lind‘s computer, but it was just an accident. I‘ll take responsibility for it and buy her a new laptop.”
She especially stressed the fact that she had been working overtime for a week. Her voice dripped with sarcasm, which made Janet feel that something was wrong. It sounded like Kaya was implying that Janet hadn‘t worked overtime for the past few days, unlike her.
Janet didn‘t want to see Kaya in a bad light, but now it just didn‘t seem like a mere coincidence.
“So what about my design drawings, which were stored in my laptop? How will you compensate me for that?” Janet looked at Kaya sharply.
“You need to redraw them yourself of course. How can I do that for you? Plus, I‘ve already apologized to you.” Kaya raised her chin slightly, but there was no mistaking the indifference in her tone. She reasoned that Janet could do nothing to her.
In this stage of the competition, Kaya was most likely to be selected for the promotion. But she had heard from other designers that there was a promising newcomer in the company. It was said that this newcomer was a dark horse and would make for a strong competitor.
Kaya had to get rid of Janet as soon as possible, so she came up with this ploy.
Kaya’s indifferent attitude annoyed Janet. “I don’t have enough time to redo everything. How can I start over and finish on time when the deadline is tomorrow?”
“I can only take responsibility for the laptop. As for the rest, that’s your problem.“ After saying that, Kaya around abruptly and was about to leave.