Doctor's Baby (The Billionaire's Secret Book 8)

By: R. S. Elliot

I nodded stiffly before turning back to Richard, wondering what he had tracked me down for. The board asked a lot from me since I contributed so much to the department with my research and awards that I had won.

“Glad I found you. So, we have a new assistant professor coming in today,” Richard said to me, holding one lapel of his beige-colored suit jacket in his hand.

“Oh, interesting. I’m sure they’ll fit right in,” I replied, pitching some simple words of encouragement. I didn’t really make friends around the department. They were my colleagues and nothing more. I didn’t come here to socialize. I came here to work.

“Well, that’s why I came to find you. I need someone to help her settle in and monitor her progress,” Richard explained to me.

I narrowed my eyes slightly.

“Wait. Are you asking me to do that?” I asked him, hoping that wasn’t the case. I wasn’t here to be a babysitter. Whoever this woman was could take care of herself. Plus, there were so many other history professors in the department that could answer her questions or point her in the right direction.

“You’re the best around, Jared. She’s a great addition to the department, and you’d give the best impression. Just check in on her and get her into the groove of things,” Richard said with a casual shrug, trying to convince me that this wasn’t a big deal.

“I don’t think I’m the best person for the job. I have a lot of work to do, and I’m here to teach students, not other professors,” I replied, not budging. I didn’t have time to mentor another professor. My research couldn’t wait, and no one was worth putting it on pause for.

“You’re the best for the job. I personally recommended you,” Richard told me, bulldozing right over my reply. “So, she’ll be showing up soon. I’ll tell her to swing by your office. Thanks!”

My jaw dropped in bewilderment as Richard hurried away, leaving me there with this responsibility that I didn’t ask for. I looked up and down the hall, wishing that I could find a way out of this situation. The only way out that I could see was to train this professor quickly so that she didn’t need me to look over her shoulder any longer.

With a grumble, I strode back to my office to wait for the assistant professor. I didn’t know what to expect from this, but I felt just as annoyed and bored as Grayson right now.

Unlike him, I was going to lift my chin and deal with this until it wasn’t my problem anymore.

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