All she needed was the truth. And Anna was willing to forfeit her lifelong dreams and work in a new environment to get it. She would definitely put up with her self absorbed, arrogant and really annoying boss who hired her specially to be his secretary despite having no qualifications for such a job. And she would make sure that when she was done learning the truth... the company will come crumbling down and they would regret being the reason her sister died. But things don't really go according to plan, do they? Especially when she has the certified playboy, Drake Blunt as her boss. And more especially, when there is more to the truth she searches for.View More
“So…” Anna started the conversation as Drake seemed to find it hard. “Alex and Damon, uh? Who would have thought that they were working together?” “I am really sorry about everything, Anna,” Drake replied with a solemn voice, his eyes skillfully avoiding contact with hers. “Does that mean that Alex was aware of how and why my sister died?” Anna asked, ignoring his apology. There were things that needed to be discussed before apologies could take place. “I- I don’t know.” Drake had a little frown on his forehead as he stared ahead. “The details of everything that happened in the past weeks are still vague. I might know why Alex wanted the company, but there are still many questions I want to ask that remain unanswered.” “I guess you still want answers. As for me, I am tired of living in the past. I want to move forward with my life. I have gotten what I wanted- people know the truth about my sister’s death, so I have nothing more to do with IC. Inc.”
Drake wondered if he should have accepted the walking cane from the doctor when he offered it. As he stepped out of the passenger seat while he told the driver to wait at the entrance, he felt a small pull in his limbs that almost made him lose his steps.But he caught himself immediately and steadied his feet.Drake took another look at the mansion and he was reminded of Alex instantly.A few years after his mother's death, Alex joined them in that very building and he made staying in that damned place bearable.He got a brother and a friend in that man.But it seemed their friendship had no choice but to be tainted. Actually, it carried a stain from the start if indeed, his grandfather did the things Alex said he did.That was why he was walking into the huge building at that moment. He needed the full story, he needed someone to tell him what could have gone so wrong that a son had to lose his father to death.
Anna didn't know why, but she smiled as her eyes landed on the burial site of her mother and sister. The last time she had gone there, she had been shot and her mind was in a chaotic state, she had no idea where she was heading to at that point. But, in the midst of all that self-inflicted confusion, she had finally gotten what she wanted. The truth. She was able to find out the person that pushed her sister to her death. According to her initial plans, she had hoped to ruin IC. Inc as well, but it seemed Alex and the Windsworths got that covered. Just that their plans failed. Anna was glad it failed anyway, it would have been terrible if Drake had to suffer such a fate after everything he had gone through. After the cops took over the situation that had been so close to taking a deadly turn, journalists stormed her house. Somehow, they had gotten a tip to go there. Between the news of Drake's false sonship and the al
As he stared into his friend’s calm eyes, Drake shivered withthe fear that had earlier departed him. He felt his palms itch and, at the same time, he felt sweat form on his forehead. As he looked away he instantly felt suffocated and strangely, he wanted to turn to look at Anna’s face. He wanted to take a look at someone who he knew was still on his side. Someone that is yet to betray him. But he couldn’t move. Alex’s grip felt murderous, he just had to stay still. Mr. Windsworthwas the first to break the ice. “I don’t think I have tabled our requests yet, Mr. Drake Blunt.” His smile was wide and victorious, Drake had to wonder what could have made Alex to team up with such a man. “What requests?” he decided to maintain the false calm his face had. Drake decided to rough that situation till it would become advantageous for him. “You want my company? Why? You are not entitled to it, Mr. Windsworth. Neither is your daughter.”
Anna sniffled as she watched the deep brown liquid drizzle into her white mug while her trembling hand held the kettle. Her mind seemed to be far away from what she was doing but she was quick enough to prevent the coffee from overflowing.Biting into her lower lip as she set the kettle aside, Anna wondered if her father would be coming home that day. His disappointed look earlier was yet to be erased as well as Drake’s look of disbelief and hurt.As her palm felt the heat of the mug, she heard a knock on the door.Anna lifted her head and started to walk towards the living room. She didn’t bother to check the door because she was not interested in seeing anyone at that moment. Besides, she wasn’t expecting anyone, it would be useless to waste good energy by walking to the door.Now relaxed into the couch that faced the TV, Anna began to think about the next thing to do with her life. Her original plan had been successfully disrupted. Th
Though bewilderedbeyond her imagination, Anna was quick to determine that Drake wasn’t just going to walk out of the door. She needed to make him know that he was accusing the wrong person.So, she snapped out of it and raced towards the man who was already opening the door on the driver’s side. The door slammed quite loudly as Anna positioned herself in front of him, her stance really defensive.The man sighed, an indication that he really didn’t want to see her at that point.“Drake…”“Leave, Anna.”She spread her arms to prevent his assess to the car door. “I did not do it.”“How do you expect me to believe you? Apart from Alex and my grandfather, you are the only one that knows that I am not my father’s son. Now, thanks to you, everybody in this city who has an interest in my family’s life know this fact. Thanks to you,” he pointed an accusing
It was no doubt strange.According to Alex’s source, Damon had barely spent two hours in the prison yard when someone allegedly attacked him, stabbing him to death. This person’s identity, when checked, had no ties whatsoever to Damon or Tate, the convict that was hired by the now dead man.Clearly, something else was going on. Something fishy. But, Anna couldn’t care less.Truthfully, she hardly felt terrible about Damon’s death. But, she didn’t feel happy either. Her present feeling wasn’t something she could deduce easily, it confused her greatly.“Anna,” Drake called from behind as she reached for the door handle. Her fingers wrapped around the flat handle, her digits ready to push the door open so that she could finally rest in her father’s house. “You haven’t said a word.” Anna read caution in his voice.Exhaling hard, she turned to face him. Her eyes narrowed to wade off
She had a dream.She had been chasing a faceless man whose laughter haunted her and caused her sleeplessness. She chased the annoying man past grounds, past bloodied bridges and when she finally caught him and saw his face, she smiled.He had the face of the man who killed her sister. So, she did the same thing he did to her sibling. She dragged him to the top of a building in the dirty, rotten-looking city and while looking down at the deadly height with a smile, she made sure to beat him up.Her legs kicked, her fists punched, her head butted, until the man bled senselessly.Then, while relishing his cries for mercy, she pushed him off the building, watched him till he fell and for minutes, she laughed as his body became a part of the city’s rottenness. She laughed so hard that she began to cry.Anna’s eyes were dripping tears as she opened her eyes to the brown-like ceiling. She wondered where she was after she let a small satisfied
Anna let out a loud yawn as the night grew older. As she lifted her head from the dimly-lighted screen of her laptop, she saw that most of the men had stepped out, probably to relieve themselves or drive away sleep.Her chair swirled as she sat straight and closedthe device in front of her. Anna looked towards Drake and Alex who were still conversing over business issues that could not be handled in the day.She then decided she needed a break from the night work, and, also needed to ease herself.As soon as she got up, Drake’s attention was drawn and he got up as well, startling the man beside him.“Are you going somewhere?” he asked.Anna’s lips twitched as she wondered why he has acting like she was about to jump offa building. He certainly didn’t react that way when Josh and his men decided to step out for some air.“I-””I am coming with you,” he hurriedly said
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