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A Life Debt Repaid novel (John and Cordy) novel Chapter 14

Chapter 14

Kyle shielded Noel behind himself, looking utterly protective as he asked, “What are you doing here. Cordy?”

“To get my things,” Cordy said coolly–she really was numb to this pair, since they were not worth getting upset over.

Hence, she simply ignored their presence and walked straight to her desk, while asking Noel, “You really like hand–me–downs, huh? Why don’t you get a new one instead?”

The ambiguity of her words left Noel flushing, while Kyle tried to explain, “Noel is here to check out our fashion products for the new season. I only brought her here to visit your office–don’t get the wrong idea.” “Then what’s the right idea? To see you and her in bed?” Cordy sneered.

“I’m talking about work, not my relationship with Noel. Don’t get weird about this.” Kyle pursed his lips, even adding generously, “Like I said yesterday–you can return anytime you want. I will keep your position here, as a way of compensation.”

Cordy actually laughed.

Did he not understand that the only reason Jessop Corp was standing now was because of her?

Did he actually believe that she was reliant on them, and that she should be slobbering over his generosity?!

“Save it,” Cordy growled even as she held his gaze. I’ve already submitted my resignation to HR, and from now on, both you and Jessop Corp and me will have nothing to do with each other!”

“Do you really think you can do well without us? Kyle threatened her in return.

“Calm down, sis–don’t be so harsh to Kyle. There aren’t many people like him who care about their exes after breaking up.”

“I’m doing this for Noel’s sake too. I don’t want things to get awkward because we’ll be in–laws.”

The pair’s ability to harmonize left Cordy laughing despite her frustration.

“So this is what people mean by a bitch in sheep’s clothing.”

“Cordy Sachs!” Kyle snapped.

“Sis…” Noel murmured.

Even so, Cordy kept glaring at Kyle icily. “The only acceptable behavior from an ex is if they play dead- and I don’t need any compensation from you.”

Turning to Noel then, she continued, “As for you, don’t think what you’re up to. You would like me to stay here so that you can steal Starstream Group, don’t you? Don’t even think about it!”

These two were certainly delusional, trying to make her work for Kyle while trying to take away her inheritance?!

That was not going to happen!

How could you think of us like that, sis? We’re earnestly doing this for your own good. You don’t want our goodwill because of that firefighter, right?” Noel said then, while Kyle chuckled.

Such was Noel’s true strength–with her naive, innocent demeanor, she could say anything she liked while appearing to show goodwill.

And she was doing just that now.

“Sis, no matter how bad it goes, you shouldn’t sink so low. I mean, he even has a kid…”

Cordy smirked. “At least I can be with him openly. Could you say the same about yourself?”

“Who comes first doesn’t matter in love–what matters is whether there’s love in the first place,” Noel retorted righteously. “And Kyle and I really love each other.”

“You’re right, but I’m sure morals play a part as well. What can I say when neither of you feels shame?”

“That’s enough!” Kyle certainly could not stand it any longer

“Fine. I don’t need this stuff anyway,” Cordy said, and she suddenly stopped packing altogether “It’s all filth now.”

With those cool words, she left.

Noel’s eyes were welling with tears.

Cordy was supposed to be down and out! What gave her the confidence to still strut?!

She really wanted to tear Cordy’s face apart just then, because she could not bear to see that lofty face of hers, as if she would never bring her down!

“Noel.” Kyle pulled her lovingly into his arms just then. “Don’t mind her She’s just upset that we’re happy together

Cordy heaved a loud sigh of relief after leaving Jessop Corp’s headquarters.

There really was nothing for her to get sentiment about or take home with her

She returned to Startream Group’s headquarters then and headed straight into the board chairman’s office.

Somehow, it was clean and tidy.

Cordy had no idea if Simon Sachs had given in to her threats or had something else planned, but she calmly took her seat and called in the secretary. “Come to my office.”

“Yes, Ms. Sachs.”

Soon, the secretary–Fiona Lamb–entered.

Cordy noted her flamboyant dressing, and thought to herself that Simon really never changed his poor

tastes in women.

Without another look, she told her, “Inform all department heads that we will have a meeting at 2 PM. Have them prepare summaries of each departments‘ current tasks and…”

After elaborating the specifics on the reports, Cordy asked, “Did you note everything down?”

Fiona’s handwriting was as flustered as it was scrawly–she took a long while before replying, “Yes, Ms. Sachs.”


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