Monday came faster than Andrea wanted. Although she had gotten more than ten hours of sleep, her body still protested when she heard the alarm. She was going to miss the days when she was jobless.
As awful as it sounded it was still refreshing. She could wake up any time she wanted and did have to show up anywhere but all that was gone now and she had a boss to answer to. She sighed and got off the bed, now that Tracy wasn't here she was back to her old routine.
She checked the ground to make sure she wasn't about to step on Mikey; she doubted the fat blob would be merciful. She finished in the bathroom as fast she could. It was her first day, she was going to be as early as possible. The first impression was important, she wasn't about to ruin it.
She brushed her hair and applied a little bit of make-up, some lipstick, and mascara. She would not dare bother with eyeliner, the chances of her lining forehead was very high.
She finished up with a bit of blush. Satisfied with her facial work she stood up and took a step back to admire her work and she was impressed. The pantsuit did look good on her. She smirked and adjusted her collar.
She rushed to the kitchen and poured out food for Mikey. "Be a good boy, okay?" She called out loudly as she left.
She walked to the garage and unlocked it, her car was back from where she had taken it to fix it which meant no more taxis. She smiled and got in, drove out, and locked the garage without leaving the car.
The drive was slow, she was edgy all through the way. She wasn't worried about being late but the anxiety of it being her first day at work was overwhelming her. She drove as fast as she could without breaking any rules.
She was just about to make the turn that would pull her onto the road that led directly to the Lucian Lyc Company building but the traffic light turned red. "Argghh!" She exclaimed resting her head on the steering wheel.
She had to get herself together, there was nothing to be worried about but even words like that did nothing to her nerves. She was almost half happy her boss wasn't in today. She doubted she would be at her best.
"Move it, lady!" Followed by a loud honk jolted Andrea out of her deep thoughts and she hurriedly drove away while muttering apologies.
She drove straight to the coffee shop, she needed something for her nerves. She couldn't comprehend why she was so edgy. She wanted to say the usual but she had only been at the coffee shop once and she doubted the nice middle-aged woman would recognize her.
"One coffee please, milk and sugar too." She ordered and took her seat.
A younger lady dropped her order on the table. "Thank you," Andrea whispered and made to lift the coffee cup. Midway in the air, her hand wobbled and the coffee slipped pouring the contents all over her pants leg.
"Oh no!" She screamed, attracting attention followed by jumping to her feet as she screamed, "Ow! Ow! It burns!" The coffee had been really hot.
"Are you okay?" The staff asked running to her as they tried to wipe down her pants but Andrea didn't let them, there was no saving her pants now. She took the wipes offered and murmured, "Thank you." There were tears in her eyes as spoke.
She quickly sat back and mopped her soaking pants. Her pants were stained from the knees down with her right leg suffering more. Thankfully her leather bag was on her lap so it had got whatever coffee that would have stained her laps.
"What in heavens' name am I going to do?" She asked nobody in particular as she wiped hard.
"I am sorry about your pants." Andrea heard a voice say and looked up, it was the older woman she assumed owned the shop.
"Thanks," Andrea replied, sniffing. There was no way she could appear to work like this and she doubted she had much time left to mess around.
The woman placed another coffee on the table and Andrea would have hugged her but she was in no mood to take another coffee, not with the present incident. "I figured you deserve another one."
"No, no, this wasn't your fault. I blame my clumsiness." She muttered wiping a little too hard on her poor bag.
"Don't worry about it. There is a boutique not so far off, just on the next street. I am sure you should be able to find something to substitute for your stained pants. As for the stain, just soaking the pants in warm water and vinegar should do the trick. Don't forget detergent." The woman said with a soft smile emphasizing the wrinkles on her face but it didn't make her less pretty.
"Thank you so much," Andrea replied, getting to her feet. "My name is Andrea." She grabbed the coffee, this time around she did so with a steady grip.
"Janice, do come by again." She said to Andrea as she fled out of the coffee shop.
She made sure to handle the coffee carefully as she got into the car, she couldn't afford another incident and she wanted to be on time. She started the car and off a little too fast. She wondered if the boutique would be easy to spot or she would have to ask for directions.
"How could you be so sloppy?" She asked herself as she drove. She had carefully placed the coffee in between the driver's seat and the passenger's seat. She wasn't ready for another accident. "Get yourself together!" She added.
She made the turning into the next street and the boutique stared right at her. She had not been expecting that and ended up having to stop abruptly which erupted a series of curses from the car behind.
"I am sorry," she called out but the car had already driven away. She carefully parked and got out of the car.
The boutique Andrea parked her car didn't seem too fancy but by the items on their mannequins, she was certain she would find what she was looking for. She walked up to the door, the sign said pull.The first thing she noticed was the boutique was a lot bigger than she had expected, the outside did nothing to prepare her for the sight she was beholding. "How may I help you?" She heard a voice jolting her from her admiration of the store.She turned to find a lady by the counter looking at her. The lady looked to be around her early twenties and had a look that was somewhere between a smile and scowl. A smile if one looked from her nose down and a scowl if one looked from her nose up."Um, a pair of pants please." She replied. Her eyes found themselves straying again as she looked at the clothes in the sections."Alright, Jenny!" She yelled. Andrea felt herself jerk in shock.A timid petite girl ran out of the sections, she looked to be around the s
She had moved out of the way to avoid blocking others who were coming into the building. The security guard didn't stop until he was two feet away from her. A little bit into her personal space, she subconsciously took a step back."Your tag please?" He said matter-of-factly."What?" She asked, not understanding what he had just asked for."Ma'am, I am going to assume there is nothing wrong with your hearing but you saying 'what' at everything I say is becoming quite annoying."Andrea's brows dipped and she squinted her eyes. She could feel her anger rising. Aside from the fact that she already went through a lot this morning, now she has to face a rude guard.She didn't remember seeing anyone with a tag and Lucian&mdas
Thursday came sooner than expected and Andrea noticed that she was slowly getting used to the pattern. As monotonous as it seemed it was less stressful than her former job and she couldn't help liking it.Dalton was beginning to be a major part of her day. He always came to get her during lunch and waved her goodbye as she left for the day. He was jolly and nice enough that she noticed she was beginning to enjoy his presence.She heard the elevator open. It was break time already, she had hardly observed that time was fast spent. His footsteps hit the floor with a soft tap as he made his way to her. She thought it sounded a bit different but it wasn't enough for it to pique her interest.Still typing away she called out, "Hello Dalton, I didn't think it was lunch already." It has been over three months since she started working for Lucian and it has been her worst time ever. From cleaning after him to making sure he attended meetings, to getting rid of the numerous girls he never seemed to run out of. The only moments of peace she had ever gotten were the first days she started working when he wasn't around.She sighed as she honked, barking curses at the driver who had abruptly stopped for no reason and she had almost hit him. He didn't even apologize as he drove away, flipping her off. "Ugh!" She yelled.She should be in her office typing away as usual but no, here she was driving through the freaking highway because some maniac had refused to show up for a meeting they had single-handedly set up.Less than five minutes to the meeting and she had not been able to reach him. His inco
Wanton For The Alpha CHAPTER 9
It has been over three months since she started working for Lucian and it has been her worst time ever. From cleaning after him to making sure he attended meetings, to getting rid of the numerous girls he never seemed to run out of. The only moments of peace she had ever gotten were the first days she started working when he wasn't around.She sighed as she honked, barking curses at the driver who had abruptly stopped for no reason and she had almost hit him. He didn't even apologize as he drove away, flipping her off. "Ugh!" She yelled.She should be in her office typing away as usual but no, here she was driving through the freaking highway because some maniac had refused to show up for a meeting they had single-handedly set up.Less than five minutes to the meeting and she had not been able to reach him. His inco
The bedroom, like all rooms in the house, was huge with an even bigger bed. Everything was in place, only the bed and a few littered clothes were the only things out of place.Andrea tried hard not to think about the reason why clothes laid on the floor and tried to focus on the reason why she was in Lucian's house when should be having a peaceful time at the office, away from his antics."No?" She yelled back, her anger slightly sipping out. "You don't exactly have a choice in the matter. You're the one who set up the meeting, you can't just not show up.""No, I don't want to. I am sure you can make an excuse as to my absence." He mumbled and rolled on his front, planting his head sideways against the bed as he tried to cover his eyes with his hand."Oh no, you don't. G
She slowly made her way back to the room, worried that Lucian would still be in the same state that she left him. They were already twenty minutes late, she wondered how they were going to make it to the meeting without finding all the investors gone.She had told the Manager to try to stall long enough for her to get him to the company but she wondered how long he would be able to stall. She got to the door and carefully turned the knob, her heart in her throat.The sight before her left her stunned that all she could do was close the door as quietly as she could. She didn't want to make too much noise. The bed had been empty and there was only one reason for that, Lucian had gotten out of bed.She heaved a sigh of relief and leaned against the wall. Her legs slowly began to lose their grip and she sank to her butt
Andrea was grateful she was not the one driving; she would have been too edgy. However, getting a ride to the meeting also meant she would have to come back to get her car but it was better this way. She did not trust that Lucian would not ask the driver to take him elsewhere. It would not be the first time."Whatever memory you are thinking of, staring at me like that would not change it," Lucian said suddenly, his smirk wide.She raised her upper lips, sneering at him then scoffed and turned her face away. She wished the car would move even faster but she had already told the driver to speed up, any more speed and it would be illegal.She wondered what joy he got out of making this difficult for both of them. It was exhausting. A lot of times she had thought of giving up but the pay was too good and not to talk about the convention that was coming up in less than a month. No matter what happened, she had to make sure she attended. Lucian was a sure ticket to attend the convention s
Andrea squinted her eyes, here she thought she would finally get some time to rest before the jarring schedule of the day. She knew she had no excuse and even if there was any she could think of, the fact that Lucian wanted her to join the meeting was enough to scrap all her excuses.“Can I say no?”He shook his head, “Don’t be a sourpuss.” He muttered and threw the door open. “After you, miss.” He gave a mock bow as he held the door open.Andrea swore to the heavens but she took the step towards the conference room. What other option did she have? She walked past him through the open door and made her way into the conference room.“I heard you,” Lucian whispered directly into her ears as he walked past her towards the table.The room was mostly empty and the only occupants were two gentlemen, one looked relatively older than the other and they both stared at them as they walked in.“My apologies for keeping you waiting,” Lucian announced.“It is no problem,” the older of the gentleme