Jared fell silent for a moment His expression didn’t change a bit.
Then he said, “Before I answer your question, Miss Jenny, could you answer one for me?”
Jenny was slightly taken aback, not expecting Jared to turn the tables, and even more surprised that he had actually remembered her name.
Jenny replied, “Of course.”
Jared calmly asked, “Miss Jenny, are you pregnant?”
The whole room was caught off guard by this question, Jared daring to ask such a question to a sophomore female student.
Everyone thought, ‘Damn, Jared really lives up to his name as the youngest CEO‘ He could have chosen to dodge or ignore, but instead, he decided to hit back straight. Asking Jenny this question was no doubt a slap in the face.
To everyone else, Jared was telling Jenny that her question was just as impolite and intrusive as his.
But to Jenny, this question was a real gut punch.
The last time she publicly admitted her pregnancy in front of Jared and Agnes, the others didn’t know the truth.
If she admitted it, her reputation would be tarnished by all these reporters.
If she denied it, Agnes would inevitably have doubts.
But if she refused to answer, saying it was her own private matter, then Jared could also refuse to answer her question.
Jared was really something, leaving Jenny with practically no way out as if he pushed her to the edge of a cliff.
At this moment, Lily stepped forward to mediate, “Mr. Whitfield, our vice president Jenny was just joking. Please forgive a girl’s curiosity. It’s all out of respect for you. Please understand.”
Lily was gracious and polite, and Jared responded courteously, “I’was just joking with her, too don’t worry about it.”
Lily continued, “Mr. Whitfield is very busy every day. We really appreciate the opportunity you gave us for this interview. We won’t bother you anymore.
With that, she led everyone out of the CEO’s office.
Lily practically dragged Jenny out.
Once inside the elevator, Lily asked, “Jenny, what happened to you today? Why did you ask such a personal question? If Mr. Whitfield got upset, all our previous efforts would have been for nothing.”
Jenny hung her head in seeming regret, “That’s the question everyone is most concerned about. It would definitely boost the news click rate, right? I just wanted to give it ‘a try. I didn’t expect it to backfire, I’m sorry.”
As Jenny finished, tears rolled down her cheeks, “I know I let everyone down, and I let Agnes down the most. Mr. Whitfield agreed to the interview. I thought it was because ! persuaded him. I didn’t realize that he agreed because of Agnes. Agnes is quite beautiful: She indeed has a kind of… charm that commands respect from men…. In the end, was too arrogant, almost stealing the credit from Agnes. It’s all my fault.”
As Jenny spoke, she started crying harder, her face full of regret.
Lily was initially annoyed but now felt compelled to comfort her, “It’s okay. I know you didn’t mean it. You’ve been working hard for the club, I know. But you should apologize to Agnes.”
Without any hesitation, Jenny walked up to Agnes, her face sincere and her eyes filled with tears, “Agnes, I’m sorry. Can you forgive me? I didn’t mean to take credit from you. You can ask the president. I specifically asked her to mention your name if the interview was successful.”
Lily stepped in, “That’s true. Jenny mentioned it to me twice. I believe she didn’t mean any harm. You guys are good friends and core members of The Journalism Society. I don’t want this incident to sour your relationship.”