Mr. Chow asked me to sit down in front of him.
I sighed, not intending to explain. "I'm sorry, it's all my fault."
There was no point mulling over the reason since the mistake had already been made. That was how things were in the workplace.
Mr. Chow shook his head and sighed. "You don't look so good. Have you been crying? Did you and your boyfriend break up?"
My breath hitched.
The word "boyfriend" hit me in a sore spot. Leonard had never treated me as his girlfriend. We could only be described as friends with benefits.
I didn't say anything. To Mr. Chow, this was a yes answer.
He stood up, walked over to me, and patted me on the shoulder sympathetically. "That's how relationships are, you know. There's no need to take it so seriously. You're still young, Queena, and there are many fishes in the ocean."
I tried to smile. "Thanks."
Something seemed to occur to Mr. Chow and his eyes lit up. "Oh, right, how about that guy from the investment firm? He seemed really interested in you!"
Was he referring to Austin?
I lowered my head and said nothing.
Mr. Chow winked at me. "Out with the old, in with the new. Queena, think about it. If you get together with Austin, you'll be able to close so many deals for the company!"
His enthusiasm flared up instantly. I could only go through the motions and say, "Thanks. I'll think about it."
"You should get some rest today." Mr. Chow sat down behind his desk again. "Get a good night's sleep and come back to work tomorrow."
Since my direct superior had given the order, I started packing up my things to go home.
As soon as I was done, the phone on my desk rang.
I answered it, and Lily's voice came through. "Miss. Jones, there's a client looking for you at the front desk."
Another client? It was the last thing I wanted to deal with at the moment.