"Meredith," he said, "it's different. You run the division now. I work for you."
"Oh, don't be silly."
"We're colleagues." She pouted. "Nobody around here really believes I'm superior to you. They just gave me the administrative work, that's all. We're colleagues, Tom. And I just want us to have an open, friendly relationship."
"So do I."
"Good. I'm glad we agree on that." Quickly, she leaned forward and kissed him lightly on the lips. "There. Was that so terrible?"
"It wasn't terrible at all."