The client had arrived with the business man from India. He looked just as intimidating as their own boss, followed by a variety of staff. A nervous plump girl, a seemingly nice but hesitant man with specs, and two weird girls with their heads held higher than required. There were a few others too.
They were all acquainted with Mr. Wilson as he was a very old client of H&G and was known as a nice, warm man.
Their CEO went up to greet them and froze on spot when Mr. Wilson intoduced him to the other MD. He however couldn't say or do much right then and after recieving a cold look from Maan escorted them to the conference hall. There Pari served them with their desired refreshments, something she had previously enquired about from Mr. Wilson's secretary. Mr. Wilson himself liked ice tea, the other MD bitter black coffee, the nice plump girl rich chocolate milk shake and the specy guy simple tea.
Rahul could not leave their side as Mr. Wilson was busy chatting with him. All the important H&G staff was there. Yash and Meera also entered and froze at who they saw. They had seen Maan at the conference but had not acknowledged him, they both despised him to the core.
"Where's Ms.Geet", enquired Mr. Wilson.
All three of Geet's friends held their breaths, afraid of what was to follow.
"I'm right here Mr. Wilson.", came a reply, as everyone turned around to see a smiling Geet enter the conference hall and march to Mr. Wilson. She held out her hand to him, which he very graciously took and kissed, as he always did on seeing her. He was a thorough gentleman, and all his actions spoke about it out loud.
Maan winced at this exchange and glared at Mr. Wilson, something everyone missed.
"So good to see you!!!", exclaimed the very warm client. "I was very dissapointed at not being able to enjoy your company at the conference. But I gathered from Mr. Rahul that you had some unavoidable work here in Boston." He said.
Geet simply smiled at this. Completely ignoring Maan. May I introduce to you Mr. Maan Singh Khurana, the owner of KC, who'd be working with you on this project."
"Welcome to H&G Mr. Khurana. I hope you find our office environment pleasant to work in. We've arranged cabins for all of your staff. My secretary Ms. Pari will show you around after the meeting." This Geet spoke with such indifferrence as would make it impossible for anyone to believe that Geet and Maan had known each other.
All three of her friends were shocked out of their wits at her response. Maan just got angrier. Sasha and Tasha couldn't believe at who they had just seen walk in as the owner of H&G and Pinky and Adi were equally confused.
"So shall we begin", Geet said, glancing at Rahul who gave her a curt nod, something that Maan just did not like.
They settled at the massive table that had been decorated with white flowers, and a file on the presentation lay forth each person.
Rahul began the presentation, and was joined in by Meera and Geet when their roles came in. Since they were from the creative and technical departments.
"So what do you think Mr. Wilson?", queried Geet, flashing him one of her most dazzling smiles. "Oh! Absolutely brilliant! You know how much I love your work Ms. Geet! This is just perfect!", he replied, smiling back.
Maan was getting angrier by the minute. Mr. Wilson was paying Geet too many compliments, and that too more enthusiastically than he thought was needed, and Geet was smiling way too much at him. "I don't think it's perfect.", he broke in."Perhaps Ms. Geet forgot something that I'm sure Sasha can correct."
"It's Ms. Handa to you Mr. Khurana", Geet snapped at Maan. Everyone was a little shocked at this, but no one dared open their mouths in front of their very scary boss.
Maan could have exploded then and there, but knowing his situation, capped his fury for later.
The meeting concluded with a very happy Mr. Wilson, "I shall take your leave now madam. Hope you and Mr. Khurana can coordinate well to make this project a huge success." and saying this he again kissed Geet's hand to a red and green MSK and left giving everybody around a very charming smile.
"Pari, show Mr. Khurana and his staff their cabins and make sure that they are comfortable and all their needs and demands are met." And saying this she exited the conference room, heading to her cabin, where there'd be no one to hide her weakness from.
Part 17 folks
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