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Two knocks, sharp against the glass of her office, perfunctory; the soft hiss of the pneumatic doorstop as Cullen pushes the door open. Aeveth looks up from her conference call, pausing midway through a sentence.
“Gentlemen.” She smiles neutrally at the webcam. “I’m afraid we’ll have to leave it here. Something urgent just came up. I’ll have Josephine reschedule.”
Two clicks of the mouse; the groan of the chair as Aeveth leans back in it and rolls away from the desk. “Can I help you, chief?”
“Aeveth.” Cullen pulls his smartphone out of his pocket and sets it on the table with a crack. “What the hell? Did you put my phone on vibrate when I wasn’t looking?”
She keeps her face carefully composed. “That might have been me. I can neither confirm nor deny.”
“For God’s - really, and then you spent the entire meeting texting me a sentence one letter at a time?” Cullen rakes a hand through his hair, exasperated. Aeveth takes a moment to admire the cut of his charcoal suit.
“I was bored.” A sly smile.
Cullen picks up his phone, swipes it on with his thumb. “Come - to - my - room - later - “ he reads, “for - a -” He glares at her. “You could at least have the courtesy to finish the sentence.”
She does grin then, crossing her arms across her chest. “You’ve an imagination, chief, you should use it.”
“And then this?” Cullen turns his phone towards her to show her a picture, half-loaded. “A picture of your ankle? Your stocking has a run in it. So?”
Aeveth puts a hand to her mouth and giggles. “Shapely ankles were once considered the height of sexiness, you know.”
He lets out a huff of exasperation. “You’re impossible.” Cullen turns and peers out the window. Seeing no one there, he takes two quick strides across the office, kisses her swiftly on the mouth. “You keep that run to yourself, Ms. Trevelyan. I’m guessing I have a task later.”
His phone buzzes in his hand.
Aeveth’s mouth turns up at the corners as she watches her Chief of Security walk out. That ass, she thinks, and bites the inside of her lower lip.