Jared caught on to the situation and leaped forward, pulling Jeffrey back before he could escape.
Once Hilda reached them, she pulled at Jeffrey's hair and shrieked, “Jeffrey, didn't you claim that you had a say in the deal with Cosmic Chemical? How dare you lie to me and dangle the contract over my head to force me into your bed! You b*stard!”
She pounded him repeatedly as she vented her rage, and Jeffrey silently endured her raining fists.
A murderous aura had begun to emanate from Jared as he understood the situation. So Jeffrey was blackmailing Hilda with the contract. If I didn't come here to sign it myself, he would've gotten away with his scheme!
Sometime later, Hilda stopped hitting Jeffrey out of exhaustion. Her eyes had welled with tears as she turned to Jared and muttered, “Jared, I-I didn't want you to get fired. That's the only reason I agreed to this b*stard's proposal!”
“Don't worry, Hilda. I understand,” he comforted her before staring daggers at Jeffrey.