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— she wondered if she could call him that —didn't mention anything about a tag. "I have no idea what you're talking about." She said, not hiding her displeasure. His lips curled up into a smile and Andrea felt her anger bubble over and spill.
He was at least a full foot taller than her five-three and he seemed to be enjoying the fact that he towered over her. He shoved his hands into his pockets and if it wasn't that she was pissed she would have taken the time to admire his bulky chest.
All of a sudden he broke into a laugh. "I am sorry, I'm just messing with you. I couldn't help it."
Andrea's frown worsened. She didn't see how this was funny. Aside from the fact that he was deliberately delaying her, she had to deal with his shenanigans. "It's safe to assume you're Andrea Simone right?" He said, taking off his shades.
Andrea suddenly felt her anger suppressed, maybe because he knew her name or his big brown eyes. "Yeah, what's this about?" She asked less angry but still annoyed.
"I'm Dalton." He said with a smile.
"Dalton," she repeated.
"Yeah," he replied, nodding for emphasis. "Sorry about that, I hope I didn't piss you off."
"Slightly," she answered. She couldn't help but smile now. The email had included that she meet with Dalton. She had been surprised there was no last name. Her thought was to meet the receptionist and ask for Dalton as the email had said, she didn't think he would be the one to find her.
"I am sorry if I frightened you." He apologized.
"Well, it was more annoyance than fright."
He laughed and Andrea thought he sounded charming. "Come with me," he muttered and Andrea followed after him.
They got into the elevator, along with other people, people kept getting off but they didn't. Finally, when it was just the two of them left, they got off on the top floor.
"There isn't too much I need to tell you," Dalton was saying. Andrea was behind and found that her eyes kept straying to his broad shoulders. "Basically my job is to get you in here."
The elevator led to an open space and not far from the door was a counter. On was a computer and other accessories decorating the table. For some reason, Andrea knew she was going to spend a while behind the counter.
"That's where you're stationed." He pointed to the counter.
"I figured," she muttered and walked towards it. "What's that?" She asked, referring to the door not far off her counter.
"That's his office," Dalton answered immediately.
"When will he be back?" She asked and almost pinched herself as the words left her lips but it was already too late.
"I don't know but if you need anything just call downstairs and I'll be here as fast as lightning." He muttered, flashing a smile and Andrea smiled back.
"Thank you," she said.
"My pleasure," he did a mock bow and left.
As soon as Dalton left, Andrea first thought was to check the office but not surprisingly as she turned the knob she found it was locked. She took a seat and put on the computer, not knowing exactly what she needed to do, she began to review the documents she found on the system.
Lunch break soon came and she was unaware of it, Dalton was the one who broke her concentration. "What are you doing here?" She asked playfully as she saw him stepping out of the elevator.
"Well, it's break time and I figured I should come to say hi. Want to go out for lunch? There is a cafeteria downstairs."
"It's lunch already?" She asked, surprised.
Dalton simply nodded, "I guess it was a good idea that I came up here." He winked.
Andrea quickly finished the documents she was working on and followed Dalton downstairs, as she walked beside him she wondered what kind of security guard he was, she didn't think they got as much free reins as he obviously did but she didn't let that bother her too much.
Lunch was brief and she merely ordered a little snack before rushing upstairs again but not before thanking Dalton. He seemed ready to follow her back up but she had declined, saying she didn't want to bother him.
Her first day at work soon ended and it was surprisingly faster than she thought. She didn't have to do much and spent most of her time going through old documents so it wouldn't look like she was slacking off.
There were no calls and she thought that to be very unusual. Tuesday however was completely different and the lines kept ringing. All of them wanted to see Lucian Lyc.
She told most of them he was too busy that they would have to call sometime next week to book an appointment, others whose names seemed familiar she picked a time for a meeting in accordance with the schedule Lucian already prepared for himself.
She couldn't help but notice the schedule started from the next week, she wondered if that would be when he would arrive. Tuesday left her drained and annoyed and she was happy when the day finally came to an end.
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
“I can be convinced to attend a total of three meetings.”As soon as the words left his mouth, Andrea knew the family was completely sold. She sighed, this was not the first time she had seen him in action but it was still mesmerizing to watch. His confidence was one of the things she loved about him. Not to mention, his quick decision-making. He knew exactly what he wanted and never bent for the other person.“Deal.” Mr. Pattinson yelled out.Andrea could not blame him, Lucian was a busy man and if there was anything he hated, it was meetings. Getting three out of him was unheard of.Lucian grinned and rose to his feet with his hands stretched out. “As soon as you have the contract ready, you may send it.”“Thank you, Lucian,” Felix said as he grabbed Lucian's open palm.“It was nice doing business with you,” Lucian muttered and began walking out, Andrea wasted no time in grabbing her phone and rushing after him.Lucian held the door open for her. “Thank you.” She mumbled and rushed
Lucian did not take his eyes off her, he did not want to miss any tell in her expression. Andrea was as open as a book though there were a few times he could not guess what was going in her head but one thing he was sure of was she sucked at lying. “I am not going to let it go Andrea and as you know I tend to get what I want.” At first, he had been teasing about wanting to know what she was thinking about but the longer this dragged on, the more curious he became. She had been quiet during the ride and he had wanted to have a conversation. At that moment he had not really cared what he had been thinking about but right now he was completely invested and he knew he would not let it go unless he found out. “Fine, I did promise and unlike you, I keep my word.” Lucian faked a gasp. “What does that even mean?” “You said you want to know what I was thinking about in the car.” “Exactly! So you did know what I was talking about?” “Well, I was thinking about the first time I saw Lillian