My Mommy Became A Billionaire After her Breakup
by Ana Silva
Chapter – 3
The New Secretary
She spent the entire night wide awake, and in the morning she
decided to take two days off work.
She quickly got ready and went to the hospital for another
check-up. The results confirmed once again that she was eight weeks pregnant.
She vaguely recalled having unprotected sex with Byron on
his birthday two months ago. It was only once, but she ended up pregnant.
Athena shook her head, unable to accept this. The doctor, noticing her dejected expression, kindly said, “Madam, it’s not easy for you to conceive given your condition. I suggest you consider keeping the child.”
Given how easy it was to get pregnant, she wasn’t sure if she was lucky or unlucky.
“I will think about it,” she replied before leaving the hospital.
Standing in the chilly autumn wind, Athena paused for a moment before deciding to buy a plane ticket back to her hometown.
Once she arrived in Greeli City, she purchased a bouquet of roses and purple daisies, along with two bottles of wine. She hailed a taxi and headed towards Colwi Cemetery. started to drizzle as soon as she arrived. The security guard spotted Athena from a distance and hurried over with an umbrella.
“Athena! I didn’t expect you today!”
“I just wanted to pay a visit,” she explained.
After a brief chat, she left a bottle of wine as a token of appreciation for the guard.
With an umbrella in hand, she walked alone into the depths of the cemetery.
The guard, holding his wine, gazed at her slender figure and sighed with sympathy.
“What’s the matter? Do you know her?” a janitor leaned in and asked.
The guard shook his head and sighed again, “Poor girl. She was just a little kid when she laid her mother to rest here. Then at the age of ten, she bid farewell to her grandfather, and just six months ago… her grandmother passed away. At her grandmother’s funeral, she stayed by her grave all day Tombstone.
Her grandparents lay side by side, with her mother nearby.
The roses were for her grandma. When her grandfather was alive, he would bring a rose for her every single day.
The purple daisy was for her mother, her favorite flower.
Finally, Athena poured a glass of wine for her grandfather.
“Grandma, Grandpa, and Mom. I have something to share with you…”
She was silent for a few moments.
“I’m pregnant. I know I probably shouldn’t keep this child,
“But with all of you gone… I have no family left in this world.
This baby will be my only family.”
Athena took a deep breath, as if she had made a momentous decision. “The doctor said it would be difficult for me to conceive, so… I’ve decided to keep the baby!”
After a pause, she smiled and continued, “You will love her.
Please look out for her!”
In Girard City, the President’s Office at Imbe Group was abuzz with gossip today.
News of Athena’s resignation had spread like wildfire.
Everyone knew that only Athena could handle the difficult president.
As suspicions grew, the new secretary arrived early this morning, led by Liam straight into Athena’s old office.
The arrival of the new secretary, Ruby Holland, caused quite a stir in the company.
She bore a striking resemblance to Athena.
Rumors about the relationship between Byron and Athena had been circulating in the company.
With Athena resigning and someone so similar to her appearing out of nowhere, wild speculations began to fly.
Byron had a morning meeting with the overseas project department. By the time the meeting ended, it was already noon.
Upon returning to the President’s Office, Ruby approached him, looking upset. didn’t see her at all today.”
He furrowed his brows and glanced at Liam. “Where is Athena?”
As soon as Liam heard Ruby’s words, he realized the game she was playing.
“Mr. Crawford, Miss Newton had some personal issues and requested time off,” He quickly explained. “I apologize for forgetting to inform you. I was busy preparing for the meeting this morning.”
“She has personal issues? Hmm, she left so abruptly without telling Byron. It must be serious,” she feigned concern for Athena and tried to approach Byron.
He distanced himself immediately. “If she’s not here to train you, you can go now. Come back when she returns to work.”
Ruby instantly sensed Byron’s foul mood. She was always good at reading people.
So, after exchanging a few sweet words, she promptly left, shooting an annoyed glance at the secretary’s room on her way out for her.
She didn’t buy the excuse that she had something urgent to attend to; she thought it was a deliberate attempt to teach her a lesson.
“Just you wait! You started this. I’ll get back at you someday!”
Liam began reporting Byron’s schedule. “Mr. Crawford, you have a golf game with Mr. Franco, the president of Colas Construction, at three o’clock this afternoon…”
From the corner of his eye, he could see that Byron’s eyes were getting darker by the second.
After taking a sip of his coffee, his expression grew even more grim.
“Call Athena and tell her to come back immediately!”
With her gone, the office staff couldn’t even make a décent cup of coffee anymore!
“Yes sir!” Liam quickly grabbed his phone to make the call.
Byron’s frustration intensified as he glanced at Liam.
Since she had left so abruptly, Byron assumed her grandmother was unwell.
Athena hadn’t visited her grandma for over six months.
“Forget it.” Byron impatiently pushed away his coffee, grabbed a document, and stared at it with a brooding expression.
Liam held his phone tightly, afraid to utter a word.
He quietly stepped aside and sent Athena a WhatsApp
message: [Athena, Mr. Crawford has been in a terrible mood all morning. Finish up and come back to save us!]
After visiting the cemetery, Athena had nowhere else to go.
When she received Liam’s message, she realized it would be best to complete the handover quickly and leave.
Byron must never find out about the baby.
He would never allow someone like her to give birth to a child connected to him. So, it was safest for her to distance herself from Byron and Imbe Group after leaving.
She wasted no time and bought a flight ticket back to Girard City.
The next morning, the people in the President’s Office were thrilled to see her. Afhend, why you?”
are we going to do without
“That’s right! Mr. Crawford is terrifying when he’s angry. I was too scared to even breathe yesterday!”
“Miss Newton, please don’t leave. We can’t handle Mr.
Crawford without you!”
As they chatted, the president’s elevator lit up.
They immediately straightened up and stood neatly at the elevator entrance.
A moment later, the doors opened.
Byron, dressed in a black designer suit, stepped out with Ruby by his side.
“Good morning, Mr. Crawford,” everyone greeted in unison, including Athena, who was standing at the back.
She was still wearing her usual work attire, with her long hair cascading down her shoulders.
She no longer looked timid and submissive, but indifferent.
Byron led Ruby towards her.
“This is my new secretary, Ruby Holland,” His voice was
ice-cold, devoid of any emotion. “Show her the ropes and fill her in on all your responsibilities.”
My Mommy Became A Billionaire After the Breakup by Ana Silva
Author: Ana Silva
Native Language: English