She looked at him as she stared down her brother. The man who had terrorized her and all of her siblings with their mother’s help. She hated both her mother and him. Josh had been the only person to try to put her brother in a place fall below where he thought he was. Jasmine looked at him with new eyes and a filter that painted him in a much better light other than just a horny professor who had sex with her a few minutes before.
Her brother turned on his heels and walked away muttering under his breath as he walked. He had looked like a spoiled child a few minutes before after hearing the word no for the first time. Jasmine had never seen him have that look. She knew he would lash out at her but somehow that didn’t matter anymore. She had got what she wanted and that was access to a lab to see if her idea was right. If it was no one would deny that she could think on her own and no one would take that from her.
Josh smiled more and shut the door. “That won’t be the last we see of him.” He said as he looked at her. “However I don’t regret a second of it.”
His laugh filled the room as she smiled at him.
“I don’t think he has been had anyone stand up to him like that.” Jasmine said. “I know no one in the family ever has. That was a certain beating if we tried.”
“Your parents hit you?” he asked as he looked at her. “Just because of that thing?”
“He is the oldest and our mothers favorite by far.” Jasmine said softly.
“And because fo that she actually hit you if you stood up to him?” he asked clearly shocked by what he heard. “I mean I understand a spanking or something but that is completely different than being beat because you disagreed with your brother.”
“Well she loved him.” Jasmine stated. “Not so much us.”
“That makes no sense.” Josh said as he looked at her. “I mean it really makes no sense. I am not just saying that because it doesn’t it really just doesn’t.”
“Well my family is like that.” Jasmine said as she shrugged her shoulders.
“I am starting to really see underneath everything when it comes to you.” Josh said as he shut the door and then took two steps forward to wrap his arms around her. “I want to get to know more as well.”
“Well maybe after we get working on this office.” Jasmine said. “This is going to drive me insane for time being.”
“Then we shall get everything done and then we will go over what I expect from you.” He said with a chuckle.
“I thought it would be the basic things.” Jasmine said as she looked at him.
“Oh there will be a few things added.” Josh said with a smirk. Then he smiled at the desk as he was thinking more and more on what he could do with her. Knowing that she was still new to all of this was one thing but somehow a beast within was awakened in a way he didn’t fully understand. All he knew was that she had got under his skin. He wanted to be under hers as well.
“After we work on this I today I would like to see your base of operations for your company.” He said. “I mean if you don’t mind. I will make the arrangements for the use of one of our labs next week and I will start getting your supplies.”
“Next week?” She asked. “That is a lot sooner than I expected.”
“Well this is a test.” He said. “As you know the scientific method is to do it a few times to make sure that it works then you begin your paper.”
“I do know how it works.” She laughed.
“I know you do.” He said. “Would that be okay for now?”
“Yes.” She said. “But the base of operations as you call it is just my apartment.”
“You make everything at your apartment?” He asked now clearly surprised.
“I come up with the formulas there. I make a bunch of test batches and ask people to try them. The ones that get the best reviews I send the formula to a company and they make it as well. Then I get it back in larger forms and the repackage it the way I want.” Jasmine said.
“So wait.” He said as he was thinking of this as she said it. “You do this all yourself?”
“Yes.” She said.
“You are beating one of the largest companies in beauty products in sales in numerous categories who employs thousands of employees by yourself?” He asked again to clarify.
“Well I do have help because of the other company I use. They are local and make everything the way I want it in smaller batches. But yes I do most if not all of it myself.” Jasmine said and he started to laugh.
“I can’t believe this.” Josh said as she looked down at her face. “Jasmine Martin you are simply to perfect.”
“What?” she asked as she looked at him now seriously confused.
“I am glad I had the sense to take you on as my assistant.” He said as he looked down at her. “This is going to be the best.”
“Why are you talking like that?” she asked.
“Jasmine that is remarkable.” He stated, “you know some wouldn’t take a chance on you but I am glad I did. Hell at this point I think I should keep you around a bit longer besides the whole assistant thing. Then when the old man kicks off I should just give you the company and see what you could do with it.”
“What?” she asked with wide eyes.
“Well if you can beat the company with just you. I think I would like to see what you could do with the company itself.” He laughed. “Maybe I could learn a few things from you along the way.”
“You shouldn’t joke like that.” She said.
“Who said anything about joking?” Josh said as he raised his eyebrow at her. For once he had hopes for the future of the company. He could see her running it in the future. This find was to great and he couldn’t temper when he felt when it came to her. The things he was planning were going to be fun for him to say the least, the future looked bright to him for the both of them.