Chapter 898 Don’t Even Think About It
Grandpa Dirk half–smiled. “It’s the truth. I can’t let you in. Otherwise, I’ll be the one who gets the blame later.”
Neera tried to muddle herself through.
She clasped her hands together in a pitiful plea for help.
“Please, Grandpa Dirk! Give me a pass, please…”
Grandpa Dirk didn’t budge at all, and waved his hands to dismiss her plea.
“Nope, I cannot do that. Don’t do this with me, little girl. This is an order personally issued by the President. I can’t bear the blame when the time comes. Do you see the screen outside? Your name is right up there. They did that to remind you to repay your debts.”
Neera couldn’t help but frown when all of her ideas were failing her.
“Whose idea was it to put up that stupid list! It’s too cruel!”
Hearing her rant, Grandpa Dirk chuckled and winked playfully.
“Of course it was the President’s idea! You should try saying that to his face.”
She certainly didn’t have the guts to.
“Is it really not possible? Grandpa Dirk? Seeing how we’ve been friends for so long?”
Without even pausing to think, Grandpa Dirk outright refused her. “Nope.”
Neera pursed her lips, and reached her tender, fair hands out. “Give me back the tea leaves, then.”
Grandpa Dirk’s eyes suddenly widened, and he put his hands behind his back.
“You strange thing! How can you ask someone to return a gift you’ve already given them?”
Neera said upsettingly: “Haven’t you heard of a popular saying? It’s called ‘no reward for no merit‘. I just want to read some books, but you wouldn’t even let me. So, you don’t deserve the tea leaves.”
Grandpa Dirk waved his hands. He was unwilling to give them back to her.
“I don’t care! It’s already in my hands, which means it’s mine!”
She continued to condemn him.
“You’re already a grown man, Grandpa Dirk. How can you take advantage of younger people like this?”
“You-!” Grandpa Dirk widened his eyes and yelled. “Who’s taking advantage of you!”
Neera raised her eyebrows. “Who do you think? The gift is still in your hands!”
His face stiffened for a while. He then gritted his teeth and gave her a suggestion.
“This isn’t something that I can call the shots for. I have no right to say anything! If you really wanted to borrow some books, why don’t you look for the President? Maybe he’ll be merciful to you this time round.”
Seeing that he wasn’t going to give in, Neera had no choice but to pay the President a visit and gamble on her luck.
The President’s office was in the building to the south of the compound that covered a large area. The building. exuded grandeur and splendor from both its interior and exterior.
Neera was familiar with the area. She took the elevator like it was second nature and went up to the top floor.
To get to the President’s office, she first had to go through the secretary’s office.
At that moment, Daisy the secretary was on the phone.
When she saw Neera appear, she was surprised. She hurriedly said a few words and hung up the phone.
She and Neera were very familiar, and they had a close relationship. Now that they met again, she was so happy that she went up to hug her.
“Long time no see, Neera! You’re finally back! I’ve missed you all this while. I’m always so bored whenever you’re not here…”
Neera flashed a bright smile, and reciprocated the hug.
“I’ve missed you too.”
As she said that, Neera took out a long accessory box from her bag and passed it to Daisy.
“Here’s a gift for you. See if you like it.”
Daisy opened the box and found an antique pearl hairpin inside of it. She was pleasantly surprised.
“This is so pretty! Is it from Essley?”
Neera nodded with a smile. “Yes it is. Wearing this hairpin with your hair up will compliment your feminine beauty so much! Plus, I remember that you own a dress that would go very well with this!”
“Neera, you sly thing! I love you so much!”
Daisy was so excited that she slapped Neera lightly on the face. Neera was dumbfounded.
“Um… is the President here?” Neera cleared her throat and asked as she thought about the main reason she
When Daisy heard this, she couldn’t help but laugh. “I knew it. You’re here because of the points thing, right?”
Neera then complained bitterly. “Isn’t it obvious? I don’t know what the President was thinking, making such a list like that! I can’t even go into the library. It’s so embarrassing.”
Daisy laughed so hard that she couldn’t breathe. “Okay, wait for me here. I’ll tell him that you’re here.”
Neera nodded. “Alright, hurry.”
Turns out, the President of the Alliance, Eugene Grey, refused to see her after hearing that she was here.
UTAL DIt was here.
When Daisy walked out, there was an awkward look on her face.
Neera was speechless for a while.
Who would’ve thought that the famous President of the World Medical Alliance was nothing but a small- hearted coward!
However, she had a plan.
“No worries, it’s fine if he doesn’t want to see me.”
She first pretended not to care and then talked to Daisy in a louder tone.
“When I came back to Essley, I learned to cook the eight major cuisines there, with all kinds of flavors. I’ll come over to your place later tonight, and make some for you.”
Neera knew that the President was a foodie, and loved her cooking.
The President definitely would not be able to resist such a temptation.
Daisy couldn’t help but laugh, and tried to give her a hand. “Sure! I was just thinking about your cooking, and I’m already hungry!”
As the two women chatted away, the President shouted from inside the office: “Alright, alright! Stop being so loud! I know what you’re trying to do! Come in already!”
Neera was victorious. She smiled with crooked eyebrows and strolled into the office.
After many months, she got to meet the President again.
She found that the old man with the white hair seemed to be more energetic now, his majestic aura still remained strong as ever.
However, she was not afraid of him and all, and greeted him warmly instead. “Long time no see, Mr. Grey!”
“You awful little thing, you haven’t been back in such a long time! What do you want now that you’re suddenly here? If you’re here to get points on credit, don’t even think about it!” Eugene got to the point and uttered bluntly right away.