"Sajangnim.." Sora slightly bowed to her dad.
"Ya! Wagurae.." Ho Jun whispered to Sora looking at how she purposely alienated herself with her dad.
"It's okay Ho Jun.." Tae Yoon pats Ho Jun's hands. "Have a sit Sora" He looked at her daughter who purposely avoiding his eyes. "I'm calling both of you with regards to the Dubai branch issue.."
"I have instructed Park Ji Sun shhi to communicate with Y&S construction to settle it soonest." Sora said.
"Agree. But we need to discuss about the cost and time again. This issue is impacting both sides.."Ho Jun looked at Sora.
Sora looked at him back. "Oppa. You know how important this project to the investor and even to grandma? Find the best consultant you can. Solve the soil issue and make sure the construction starts soonest. We need it on time as agreed."
"It will increase our cost. Our company could not break even if its too much. And timing will be another issue.."
"The contractual cost already 150% of the actual construction cost. We both knew that. If need be, we will revised the cost again. But we cannot negotiate on time. If your company happen to deliver later than agreed, we might need to exercise some of the contract clauses."
"What do you mean??"
"To put it simply.. penalties.."
"Ya! Do you need to do that?" Ho Jun started to hyped. Though the woman in front of him is his cousin, he still need to protect his company. The company that him and Yeon Seok build on their own.
Sora smiled. She knew Ho Jun will be pissed off listening to those. "The interest of our investor to this project is not a joke oppa. Every eyes are on us now. We can't afford to defer the launching date.. We can't afford to tell them the issue of its construction too. We need to deliver no matter what it takes."
"Hmmm.." Ho Jun's turn to cross his arms, looking directly to Sora's face trying to look for a way out from this potential mess. "We need to study how big is the soil problem first before we commit.."
"Can we have it by end of today? I know your progress is ahead of schedule now. At least it could buy you some time to resolve this issue. Isn't it?"
Ho Jun stared at Sora. Thinking through about what she said. Somehow with their 15% ahead of schedule construction, delay in addressing this soil issues should be manageable. "Let me go back and discuss with my partner first.. Let's meet again next monday? We need some time to digest and study this. And its already friday anyway." Ho Jun trying to buy some time for his team to study deeper on it. He definitely needs Yeon Seok's expertise for this.
"Okay.. I'll treat you and your partner a dinner if this is a go.. No, you need to make it a go." She smiled at him. Cooling down the tense a bit.
"You tough girl.." Ho Jun sighed.. It was tough to deal with his hard headed cousin. He could have expected it.
Sora giggled. "You know I won't go easy with anybody.."
"As expected from my daughter.." Tae Yoon smiled looking at both of them resolving the issues together. It doesn't seem like he existed in their heated discussion just now.
Sora realized the presence of her dad again and her smiles immediately disappears. "If there's nothing more, I need to excuse myself first Sajangnim.." She got up from her seat and slightly bowed to him.
"Ya Kang Sora!" Ho Jun called for Sora who is walking straight to the door without looking back. "Uncle.. You're just being okay with that?" He turned to his uncle.
"She's a fire Ho Jun.. I can't win her by spitting fire back." Tae Yoon smiled at his well-behaviored nephew. If only Sora could have at least a little bit of Ho Jun's trait. "I know she's still mad at me for replacing her mom's spot with somebody else.."
"She'll be okay sooner or later.. Don't worry uncle.." Ho Jun said. Trying to ease Tae Yoon heart with words.
Tae Yoon nodded, agreed. He will be waiting for that day to come.
"Miss.. Its already 4pm.." Hwang Ho came inside her room reminding the time. She need to get off work at 4pm everyday for her daily personal schedule.
"Sora-shi?" He automatically whispered looking at a woman soundlessly sleeping on the couch. "She must be tired.." he thought to himself.
"I'm sorry beautiful.." Staring at her with his hand softly caressing her hair. His heart started to beat harder. "Take it easy Yoo Yeon Seok.." he caresses his chest and immediately went to the kitchen. He could get caught staring at Sora if he stays there longer.
"I really need to go now. Just leave those dishes in the sink. I'll come and clean it tomorrow.." she asked him.
"Monday until Wednesday.. I have things to settle." Sora fidgeting.
"Oh. No worries. I won't be around too. Lets just call it a break next week. There's nothing much to clean in my house now anyway.. Thanks to you.."
Sora smiled while nodding. Happy with Yeon Seok's compliment. "See you later then.."