Wow, I am for sure in shock over how my sweet mate handled Kelly. I was actually expecting her to get all up in her face. I think she is holding off on that for the moment, for my sake. After all, I do have to get that deal completed with the Russians for the Hotels to be built there. And from what I can tell of Kelly, she is the type that will try to get in the way of that if we boot her out. That reminds me I need to call down to tech to get any other information off of her computer and restrict her access to other files. I should do that now before we get into this meeting with everyone. I slide into my seat behind my desk and motion for Envy to come closer to me. When she gets close enough, I take her by the elbow and pull her towards my lap. She fights me but gives up when I look at her with a serious look on my face.
“Have a seat, Draven. Anywhere you feel comfortable. I know it will be a bit before we head to the conference room. I do have a few calls I need to place beforehand.” I say, smiling.
“Why do you have me on your lap? You know what that does to you.” Envy says giggling.
“I have you here to keep me calm I have a feeling in a few minutes Kelly is going to bust in here after I make this call,” I tell her with a shrug.
“Oh, fuck, what are you about to do?” Envy asks while raising her eyebrow.
“You will hear in just a minute.” That is all I say to her.
I grab my phone and dial the tech guys downstairs, putting the phone on speaker. I will always let her hear what is going on so she does not only hear half of the conversations.
“Hello, this is Smith. What can I help you with today?”
“This is Lexington Smith.”
“Good morning again Alpha.”
“Smith, I need you to get into Kelly’s my PA’s computer, and block her access to all the files except for the latest one with the Russians about the hotel deals. I do not want her to access anything else. When she calls you to question just refer her to me.”
“Yes, Alpha I can do that right now.”
“Thank you, Smith. You guys are doing one hell of a job. Have a great day.”
“Thank you Alpha, you have a great day as well.”
I hang up the call. Looking at Envy with her eyes open wide like a saucer. I just chuckle at her and kiss her cheek.
“Damn, Lexington, I never thought you would actually block access like that fast,” Draven says, astounded.
“Well, when it comes to my business, I do not mess around. I know for a fact that this girl will try to get access to more files, as she has to know that she is going to be out of a job here soon. I do not see her antics changing towards me,” I say, looking him in the eyes.
“I am glad you see what type of woman she is. She is for sure a power-hungry one. I know until she is gone, we will butt heads. I also know she and Eli are going to have issues as well. Eli is the first to jump and try to protect me.” Envy states matter-of-factly.
“Yea, I can already see that. I am glad that you choose to have her as your Beta,” I tell her with an enormous smile on my face.
“I know that Envy will handle her for you. You do not need any sexual harassment brought up and from the aura, she is giving off that is something that she is willing to do,” Draven states.
“No, I do not think she would do that,” I reply.
“Oh, she is just that type. I wouldn’t put it past her one bit and if she does, I will have no other choice but to put her out of her misery,” Envy states with a serious tone in her voice.
“Okay, well, now that we have established that my mate is going to be very protective of me when it comes to the females of the world, we should head to the conference room,” I say to them both.
I lean forward and kiss Envy’s temple, smiling at her as I lift her off my lap. She blushes slightly. I think that is the cutest thing ever. I never dreamed my mate would be so shy. But I am actually glad that she is. It means the world to me. I will keep her for all eternity if we were able to live that long.
As we all stand up, my office door slams open. I look at the person that is busting into my office unannounced.
“Lexington, what is going on around here? I just went to access some of the files for your upcoming meetings and I have no access. Who gave anyone permission to deny me access. I have access to everything.” Kelly says loudly.
I look at her with an astonished look.
“That would be me that had your access taken away. You will have access to what I and Envy see fit and nothing more. And as of right now that will be the Russians we are dealing with for the Hotels to be built there. If you have an issue with that, put in your resignation letter immediately,” I tell her flat out.
She scoffs and looks at me with her puppy dog eyes like that is going to work on me. That would only ever work for Envy. It has never worked for her in the past I don’t see why would even think it would work now.
“Yes, Lexington, if you say so. I understand. You don’t want her to know that I have more power than she does so I will abide my time till you get tired of that fat cow and then we can be together,” she says in a whisper.
I look at her like she has lost her mind, then out of the corner of my eye I see Envy tense up. Oh, fuck, she heard it. I reach over to her and pull her to my chest with her back to me. I wrap my arms around her waist to keep her from lunging forward on her.
“What the fuck did you just say?” Envy bellows out. Her face is red and scowling.
“I just said yes to Lexington and I will abide my time till he sees fit for me to have access back,” Kelly saves with a smirk on her face.
“Oh yes, Kelly you will stop with this addressing me as Lexington you know that I have never allowed that. You work for me so you are not on a first-name basis with me. You will call me Mr. Bledig, is that clear?” I tell her in a stern voice while I stare her down.
She lowers her shoulders a bit, just enough to show she is backing down. I won’t say anything just yet because she does not need to know about us being werewolves and she said it so low a normal human would have missed it.
“Yes Sir, Mr. Bledig. I will go back to my desk and go over the files for the Hotel building in Russia,” Kelly says as she slinks out of the room.
I lean down and kiss Envy on the top of her head, feeling her relax some.
“Holy fuck, can you believe that bitch had the nerve to say that shit about me in front of me? I wanted to rip her head off her head,” Envy says staring at the door.
“I know, my love, that is why I pulled you to me. I do not want you to let her get to you. You can tell her all off when you fire her. Just make sure she is fired before you let it out on her. That way she can not say it was harassing her,” I say in a calming voice.
I step next to Envy, wrapping my left arm around her shoulder, pulling her into me. Looking down at her to make sure she is fine before we head out of here. She looks calm, so we head to the conference room.
an hour later...
Everyone but Envy’s parents have gotten to the conference room. We are all sitting around it. I am at the head of the table, Envy to my right, Canagan is to my left, Elizabeth is next to him and Draven is next to Envy. There are five more seats around the table.
“So I want to make sure that you know that you will have to please listen to everything before you flip out. I know that this is going to be the hardest on the girls. So I want you two to make sure that they do not flip out and shift. I am most worried about Envy shifting, as I know Elizabeth has control over her wolf. But Envy does not have that just yet,” Draven says.
“What is that supposed to mean, Dad?” Envy asks, her eyebrows furrowing together.
“There is just something that your parents do not even know about, so it is going to be a shock to them,” Draven replies.
“Well, I just hope that it is stuff that we can deal with together,” Elizabeth says.
“I really think that you all will be brought closer when this is brought to light is all,” Draven replies with a shrug.
“Oh hmmm, this must be something good then,” Envy states.
“I think that it is but then some might not. IT might also help to explain a few things. I know there will be more questions but they shouldn’t be all that bad then,” Draven states.
There is a knock at the door and everyone looks around. I notice that Envy tenses up a bit. I reach over and pull her chair closer to mine. I want to be able to reach over with ease and touch her if she needs me. I have a feeling she will need that. This is not something she wants to do. But then again we have not had a chance to talk about much. There is so much about each other we need to learn about. I feel things will come together much easier as we learn more information on all that has happened and what is going to possibly happen. I know my mate will be able to stand up for herself. I have already seen that. I will always be by her side no matter what.
I get up and walk over opening the door. I look at the three people standing there. “Kelly, what are you doing here?” Your presence was not requested by anyone. Go back to your desk and do your job. This matter is none of your business. I step back and move my right arm showing Envys parents into the room. They walk past me looking at me like I am one person they have not wanted to see. I look back and see that Kelly has not moved from her spot. She is looking at me like I have said something to hurt her feelings. I really do not care to be honest. I raise my eyebrow at her in a questioning look.
“I thought that you would need my assistance with notes,” Kelly replies with a smirk.
“No, I do not. The only thing for now that you will be handling is the Russian hotel business. This has nothing to do with that. So just go back to your desk and do what I already told you. If you are required you will be notified,” I tell her flat out.
Kelly drops her shoulders and turns around, walking away. I hear her scoff as she rounds the corner. As I walk back into the room I look over at Envy’s parents. I can see they look excited to see their daughter after all these years. Envy has a small smile but it is not to her eyes so I can see she is not as excited as they are.
They start to walk towards her but I walk faster and get between them and her. I look down at her with a look of is it okay for them to come over to her. She looks up at me shaking her head. I turn back to her parents and stop them from advancing on her.
“Jack, Sara could you please have a seat in the two open chairs.,” I say looking at them so they know there is no questioning it is really an order.
“That is fine we just wanted to hug our daughter since we have not seen her since she was born.” Sara states.
“Well, that is something that has to be Envy’s choice, not yours. She is the one that has been kept in the dark all these years,” I tell them with a stern tone in my voice.
“Yes we realize that she has been kept in the dark but that was for good reasons,” Jack says trying to use his Alpha tone on me.
“Jack you do realize who I am to your correct and who your daughter is to you now,” I ask standing with my shoulders holding the authority that I have over them.
“Yes, you are our King and she is our soon-to-be Queen,” Jack says.
I look at Envy and she is just sitting there taking this all in. I have learned so far that she likes to just watch for a bit to take in things and process them. Her jaw is tense as well as her shoulders. Her eyes keep looking between them, Draven and the door. I hear a clearing of a throat.
“Baby girl I want to introduce you to your parents Jack and Sara of the Cobalt pack,” Draven announces.
“Hello to you both,” Envy says with no emotion in her voice.
“Hi baby, we are so glad to finally see you in person you have no idea what it has been like to stay away from you all these years,” Sara says with a sad tone.
“Yes, baby it is great to see you other than in just the pictures that Draven has sent to us over the years,” Jack says with a bit of pride.
“Yea, well, I really do not want to be here but I am here because Lexington thought it would be a good idea. I am not happy about this information,” Envy says through gritted teeth.
Both her parents look at her like they have just been hit in the face. They have a confused look. They both stand and race towards her trying to gab her into what should be a hug from the looks of it. While they are both crying. My eyes go wide as I jump between them.
I am sitting here wondering what I am actually doing here. I could give a fuck less about these two people that have been absent from my life for 32 years. Now they both think that they have the right to touch me. Well, they are sadly mistaken. I will be cordial to them but that is it. After the greetings, they all of a sudden run towards me. Thank god Lexington gets between us. I push back in my chair and stand up and bolt to the door, running out into the hall. The door slams behind me. I don’t know what to do. I just know I need to get away from them. I head towards the elevators. As I am about to push the button, I feel him behind me. Lexington pulls me into his arms. I feel his warmth and start to relax some. I look up into his eyes.
“Little Minx are you ok?” He asks.
“Do I look like I’m fucking okay? This is all just too fucking much for me. Too much the last week. Fuck, has it even been a week yet?” I state.
“No, not a full week yet,” Lexington says with a little chuckle.
“I don’t even know why they are here for sure. I know what Draven has said, but why now. I should have met them years ago or at least been informed,” I tell him.
“Come into this room so others do not overhear us,” Lexington says as he guides me into the room.“Here come sit on my lap and let’s talk about this for a minute and then we decide what comes next.”
We walking into another conference room and I sit in his lap. Something I really am not liking since I feel I will be too much for him. He pulls me down on his lap and pulls me towards his chest, wrapping his arms around my waist to hold me close to him. Feeling the comfort he is giving me, I relax into him.
“That is the thing I do not know what I want next. I need time to process things out. Draven, of all people, should know this. He is the one that helped put me in this circumstance. I am not happy about it all,” I say, looking deep into his eyes.
“Well, let’s see now. I know you have been just given information that should have not been withheld this long. I am not happy with it either. I do not want to tell you what to do. I want to help you decide. They are your parts at the end of the day. So please keep that in mind,” he tells me.
“I know they are my parents but they are just biologically my parents. They have never been around so I have no feelings towards them at all. I know that sounds bad but I really don’t want anything to do with them,” I say as a sob comes from me.
Lexington slides his hand up the back of my shirt and rubs my back in clockwise circles. I know he is trying to calm me down and it is helping. I feel my tears trying to escape but I don’t want them to I don’t feel these people deserve my tears. I know what I have to do now. I lean back and look into Lexington’s eyes.
“I got it what I am going to do. I am pretty sure they are not going to like what they hear but they will have to just deal with it,” I say matter-of-factly.
I stand up and reach out for his hand taking it as I walk out of this room heading towards where everyone is waiting on us.