After the shower, I trudged downstairs to make myself a cup of coffee, wishing it'd help me with my growing headache. Though the medicines Adrian forced me to gulp helped with the pain, it still ached a little.
The memories of this morning flooded into my mind.
The way he held me in his arms when I had the little panic attack, the way he carried me to the bathroom because he didn't believe I could walk on my own and the way he took care of me afterwards.
A blush rose up my cheeks.
I wonder what he's doing right now…
Wait, why am I thinking of him again?
I need to stop thinking about him to stay sane. But how could I when he sent several messages to ask how I was doing or ordering me not to roam around much? And of course, I didn't reply to even one of them.
Though he deserved a
Silence fell over the room once everyone was gone and the door was closed. Dad's eyes met mine. "You must know by now that you can't go out of the house after what happened that night." I opened my mouth to disagree but his sharp glance stopped me. "Listen to me first. They're looking for a chance to harm you. If you go out right now, you'll be giving them that chance. And it's not only about you. Every member of our family is in danger at this moment. Practically, we are at war now." "But everyone is going out without much restrictions, then why me? I understand that they're after me for some reason which I don't understand, but I was fine until that night, wasn't I? It happened because I gave them the chance by going to that secluded washroom far from people. But I'll be fine in the office. There's no need to leave my job!" I was desperate. Even though I had gotten myself ready to fight for
Fuming, I headed towards the devil's den with Tim following me closely. How dared he do this to me? When I reached my desk after meeting Jason, I found Rose, a girl from our team, working there, on my chair and computer. Once asked the reason for her working in my place, all she said was that she was ordered to take my place from now on. She didn't have any other ideas other than that Adrian freaking Larsen himself sent Sasha with the news that my post was given to her. "And what about me? Where will I work now?" I had asked her, flabbergasted. "I don't know. It's better if you talk to the boss himself." That asshole! How could he give my post to Rose just like that? He didn't even inform me about it! Now what was going on in his demonic head? Leaving Tim behind and ignoring Sasha outside, I stormed inside his cabin an
I stared at the red faced woman, shocked.Some of her blonde strands fell on her forehead as her enraged brown eyes threw daggers at me."What the hell do you think you are doing, Sasha!" Pushing her off, I stood straight. "What's wrong with you?""And what the fuck do you think you're doing?" she spat.I pursed my lips, eyes narrowed. "What are you talking about?"A bitter laughter left her. "So you're playing saint now? But I know what you're trying to do. Wooing the boss to climb the social ladder faster? But let me tell you, just because he's good with you, doesn't mean he will fall for you. A lot of whores like you roam around him everyday, so a bitch like you won't be able to lure him into your web."With my jaw slacked, I just watched her in astonishment. How much could someone spit out venom like that?She thought I was after her boss? But damn
Adrian's POV I just finished the video conference with my Canadian business associates when my mobile buzzed on my desk. A message from Liam. Bro, you have got a quite hot PA here! I'm seriously jealous now. But no complaints, I'm absolutely enjoying her company right now. My fingers curled around the phone. He's with her right now? I thought I had clearly warned him to stay the hell away from her after that party. But it seemed like he didn't pay any heed to my words. Getting up, I strode to the door and pulled it open. The door of her cabin was slightly ajar, and the sound of their laughter ticked me off. With my fist tightening around the door knob, my jaw clenched. He was clearly trying to flirt with her and she was letting him! I didn't know if he was doing it on purpose to get under my skin or not, he shouldn't have crossed his line. And he will soon know what were the consequences of playing with Adrian Larsen. But first, I will have to deal with my beautiful PA.
"She has a brother," replied David from the other side. "Alex, I know that. What's so important about that?" I loosened my tie, frustrated. I wanted to get a hold onto something meaningful that could lead me to Sofia's secret. "No, the other one. She has another brother. The McCommer's elder son." Now that captured my attention. "What? Sofia has two brothers? Then how come no one knows about him?" "That I don't know yet. From the information I got, she has another older brother. And he doesn't come into the light. I even got some photos of them together from some CCTV cameras, but his face was hidden in each of them. But I'm certain, it's him, her brother." The confidence in his voice told me he was saying the truth. But why would a family hide one of their children from the world? Nor have I ever heard Sofia mentioning him, not even Alex or
Tears blurred my vision as I ran down the hallway, Sam and Tim close behind me.My heart thumped down my chest while I prayed to God for my brother's wellbeing.When Sam told me about the incident and Alex's being admitted into the hospital, it felt like the history was repeating itself. But this time, it chose my brother instead of me.Oh God! Why him?The brother who always stayed away from the underworld and bloodshed. And now he has become another target of their hatred.Furiously wiping the tear that slipped from my eye, I rushed towards the exit."Sofia, slow down!" Sam yelled, following behind me.Other staff cast me weird glances, some even gave me the concerned ones, but I didn't care. I just wanted to be with my brother right now.I was too lost in my panic that I didn't notice when someone came
Stirring the coffee, I read the message Sam sent me about Alex's condition.He was doing well. My shoulders sagged in relief.After he regained consciousness an hour ago, he refused to meet anyone, even Mom and Dad.I was really confused about his behavior, as well as everyone else. We were so eager to see him, but he requested the doctors to give him some privacy.We didn't know how to react to this. But Robert told us that he might need some time alone to digest everything; after all he almost escaped death. Even though it was so unlike his behavior, we understood his condition and let him be.I wanted to stay at the hospital, but Robert didn't let me, not anyone else. He said he and Tim will handle everything, and Sam would be there too. So reluctantly, I agreed to come back home with others.It was almost midnight and sleep wasn't anywhe
Taking a deep calming breath, I pushed at my boiling temper that sneered through my veins, persuading my mind not to smash the coffee mug on my boss' head.I was standing outside of his office door right now, holding the third cup of coffee he ordered me to make for him; taking my time to cool myself down.When I went to his cabin as he commanded me to go earlier this day, I found him in a meeting with his uncle and Liam. John was also present there. His freaking boss had totally ignored me for straight 10 minutes, not even sparing me a glance. And when I asked if he needed anything, he ordered me, in an icy voice, to bring them coffee.Like really? After ten minutes of waiting?Biting down my tongue, I followed his instructions and made coffee for them. I didn't really mind when he told me it wasn't hot enough, even if it was, and to bring him another one.My t