How to Captivate Your Boss - Chapter 6.1
“This body now belongs to me.”
Se-ha gripped the lipstick.
From now on, she would overthrow Jang Ji-ho with her own strength and make him kneel at her feet. And she would get back the Myung Hwa semiconductor that belonged to her grandfather and mother. In the body of Jang Kwon-woo, the third son of Myung Hwa’s chairman.
“What are you saying…?”
Jang Kwon-woo didn’t understand what she was saying, so he looked at her like she had gone insane.
Se-ha checked her watch in a hurry. Even if she left now, it was a tight schedule when she arrived at Hansupwon. She quickly put on her jacket, went to the next room, and started packing her things. Following her, Kwon-woo still had a look of confusion on his face.
“I asked you what you’re doing.”
“I’m going to Seoul. I have to get there before dawn, so I don’t have any time to waste.”
Kwon-woo approached her and took the bag from her hands.
“Calm down. I understand how crazy this whole situation is, but it’s not going to help if you act crazy like this.”
“No, director. It’s not that I can’t believe this is happening. I just realized that this was a heaven-given opportunity for me.”
Se-ha spread her arms toward Kwon-woo.
“Can’t you see? Now, I am Jang Kwon-woo, the second head of Myung Hwa Group’s Information Strategy Planning Department, and the third son of Chairman Jang Dae-ho. I’m going to live as this man.”
She spoke with a clear-cut tone, emphasizing each syllable. Kwon-woo was staring blankly at her with the face of ‘Hong Se-ha’. Seeing how he still didn’t understand, she repeated her decision once more.
“This body is mine now. I’m not going to give it back to you.”
“You’re going to… live as me?”
“That’s right. So you can take that body and live as Hong Se-ha from now on. I don’t care how you use that body, or how you’ll live in the future.”
“Wait a minute…”
“But the worth between us is too different, isn’t it? I have no intention of averting my eyes while dealing with one-sided trades like this, so if there’s anything you want, name it.”
“Secretary Hong, just wait a second…”
“Oh, and I’m going to replace the secretary. As you are well aware, you’re not someone I can trust and entrust to work.”
She smiled broadly and began to tie her tie. Although she’d tied the tie countless times, since she was always the one doing it, she got confused with the directions and had to try it again.
“If you think about it, isn’t it a good thing for you as well? You hated being entangled in the succession of the Myeong Hwa Group, and you didn’t even care about corporate affairs anyway. Wasn’t it your life’s goal to live as comfortably as possible? From now on, I’ll do my best to help so that it can come true.”
“Hong Se-ha, what are you saying…?”
Kwon-woo looked at her as if his body had left him.
“Did you forget… that you were just kissing me now?”
He probably thought they had something.
She had confessed her love to Jang Kwon-woo with trembling hands. Blushing, she had asked him to kiss him saying it was a love she had been holding in her heart for a long time. Then she dragged him into her room and kissed him passionately. All this had happened just a little while ago.
Too bad for him.
Se-ha slowly approached Kwon-woo. Red lipstick was slightly smeared on the tip of the lips of “Hong Se-ha.” She reached out and rubbed the smudged lipstick gently with her thumb. Then she slowly lowered her head and whispered into his ear in a voice filled with laughter.
“You didn’t actually believe me, did you?”
She saw him freeze up.
“Are you serious? You really believed that I loved you?”
“I can’t believe it. You are showing a lot of unexpected sides to you today. How could you be so naive when you’ve had more than your share of fun? There must have been more than enough women with similar intentions to say that to you with your looks and wealth.”
His eyes fluttered faintly. Se-ha laughed softly.
“Now that this has happened, I’m going to be honest: I just needed you. To be more precise, I needed the position that Jang Kwon-woo had.”
Kwon-woo was about to say something, but he trembled and shut his mouth.
“I thought about it from the first time I saw you, how nice it would be if that man were mine. If only you were mine… If I could allure you and send you in the direction that I want, then I would be able to achieve my goal. I could do what I want.”
“Since you enjoyed hanging with women, I thought it would be easy at first. I had to look different from the countless gorgeous women next to you, so I purposely appealed to you with a modest and unadorned look.”
Se-ha glanced up and down her body, which was not characterized by anything.
“But what was surprising was how much you pushed me away, someone who was right next to you. You drew a line and made sure I didn’t cross it. Yet, you didn’t push me away completely, but once or twice treated me kindly… I was confused, but I had no choice but to approach you slowly. My strategy was to always be by your side, follow you wherever you went, and let my presence be something natural to you so you can take me for granted.
“If there was no progress until this year, I almost used the “What’s Wrong with Secretary Hong” strategy that would make you waver by saying I quit, and you reacted to it today. Fortunately, things turned out this way.”
Se-ha couldn’t hold back the smile that filled her face and covered her mouth with her hand.
“I didn’t know that magic like this would suddenly intervene. I couldn’t possibly imagine that Jang Kwon-woo’s body would be mine.”
She was confident that she could skip a few steps in the plan she had devised during the years, shortening the time until its success. Moreover, there was an opportunity to take care of Jang Ji-ho with her own hands without asking for other people’s help. Her body shook with joy.
“Are you really… serious…?”
Despite staring directly at her scorching ambition, it seemed like Kwon-woo still wanted to believe that everything she said was a lie. His gaze was wavering endlessly.
Now she was really running out of time. She had to hurry to get to Hansupwon within the time limit. She had to go back and meet Chairman Jang Dae-Ho.
When she took back the luggage Kwon-woo was holding, he came to his senses and grabbed Se-ha.
“No. This is crazy. This is your body. You’re Hong Se-ha!”
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