(Ch. 7) My New Boss
I stepped outside from Taylor's office and like she said, I moved towards the last room on this floor. There weren't a lot of rooms here. Just three to four including Miss Seville's room. The floor was fully carpeted with a dark brown carpet. The centre of this floor was arranged into more like a waiting area with light brown coloured couches arranged around a black wooden table. The table was decorated with artificial plants placed on them, beside them was a rack holding some books which I bet must be some magazines. It seemed like a waiting area.
As I reached the end of the floor, I saw a double wooden door in the front. It was painted black with white borders. There was a small room beside it. In the right corner in front of the room was another room whose door was closed by a lock and I wondered what that room held.
"Okay Emma! Let's do it!" I straightened my clothes and swirling my front loose hair around my finger, I curled them a bit. Letting out a long breath, I took my first step towards my boss's office. I felt a bit nervous as my hand moved closer and closer to the door to knock and it was strange for me. I was never a nervous type of girl. I would always face everything with confidence but this situation seemed to be an exception. Just before knocking, I took a glance at my attire one last time and pulled my skirt down a bit to cover a bit more of my legs. Good! I was ready now.
I knocked at the door and waited for the permission. After a moment a deep voice came, "Come in."On hearing that voice, it kind of sounded familiar, like I have heard it somewhere.
Nah! Must be my imagination.
Not giving it a second thought, I opened the door slowly and entered the room. I closed the door gently to not make any sound and turned around to see my boss. My eyes widen as I looked around the office. I was shocked at the interior design of this room. The office was designed elegantly and yet with simplicity and decency.
All walls were plain painted with white color except for the one on the right. It had a black background with silver branching design. A giant glass window in front showing the spectacular scene of the busy New York City and some sun rays making their way into the office. The architecture of this room was different from the outside one as the room itself screamed of power and authority.
"Wow," I gasped.
It was a simple black and white theme but yet so beautiful. There was a white couch in the corner with a black table in the front whose borders were painted into a brownish color. A white colored mini fridge was by its side and a water dispenser beside the fridge. A bookshelf with office files was placed in the other corner and the giant table at the centre. I took a look at the giant table. It was black with a silvery-white colored design made on it.
I saw a figure standing in front of the window. His back was towards me and the sunlight rays casting a large shadow of the body behind it. His stature strong, his shoulders broad and all his presence screamed of power just like this room. This room's theme did suite him. I shuddered a bit thinking about the person holding this firm, strong posture but composed my confident behaviour.
"Take a seat." His voice came. The voice again sounded a little familiar, like I have heard it before somewhere, or maybe not. I was not quite sure.
I took a seat in front of his desk. I was unknowingly biting my bottom lip and fidgeting my fingers - a habit of mine when I was nervous, which was a rare scene - this all was strange because I was not a nervous kind of girl, I was usually so confident but there was something in this room making me nervous. But what was it?
"So miss Emma James," He called my name and then paused. I couldn't get the way of his greeting his new employee. Why did he paused and why wasn't he looking towards me? Why he had his back faced at me? He was strange. Still, I didn't utter a single word and remained quiet.
"Nice to meet you Miss James. I must say... again," His voice emphasized on the word again.
Again? I furrowed my eyebrows. Did I hear him right? I don't think so. He must be mistaken because I haven't met the CEO of Wiltons Corporations before.
"Sorry, Sir. We haven't met before. You must be mistaken," I stated the truth.
"Are you sure?" He inquired and I didn't miss the hint of the playful time behind his voice. I could see a playful smile from the side of his face as my brows furrowed in confusion. The only thing that came to my mind was, this boss of mine was not a normal fellow. He was a crazy weirdo.
I nodded. "Yes. Sir. I am absolutely su-" I stopped mid-sentence when he turned around, looking straight into my eyes.
Those blue eyes. How could I ever forget them? Those piercing eyes which I tried to forget, those taunting eyes with which I had the staring contest, those smiling eyes which enjoyed our encounter. I couldn't forget them.
I was shocked, confused and tongue-tied as I wasn't having a single idea about what I should do. I was frozen in my seat and as I opened my mouth to make a remark, no words came out.
Damn it! Come to your senses, Emma!
Composing my surprised self and trying to untangle my tied tongue, I took a deep breath and then let it out. After a moment, I found the courage to speak and spoke the very first words that came in my mind, "You-You...You JERK!!!" I said standing from my seat as his eyes widen and the same damn smirk took place on his lips like that day.
I saw her enter the building through the camera. The grey suit which she was wearing looked good on her and she looked like a well-educated girl perfect to be my assistant. I got excited, grinning like a child.
Wait... This was not me. Edan! Get a hold of yourself!
I brought my mind to my senses. I waited for her for almost one hour as I was pacing in my office. She was probably signing that contract I especially made for her, so she couldn't quit this company for three years. Because I knew that once she would see who I am, she would quit straight away. So I made that contract. Just for her.
I sat on my seat while waiting for her to arrive. After five minutes of more wait, a knock came from the door as I stood up from my seat and stood in front of the large window facing outside and watching the busy hustle and bustle of New York City.
"Come in," I said in my demanding voice. The door slightly opened and then clicking of closing the door came. I heard her gasped lightly and I control the great urge to turn around and see her expression.
"Take a seat," I said calmly. I heard the seat being pulled but she didn't utter a single word.
"So miss Emma James," I called her name and then paused. She didn't say a single word so I continued. "Nice to meet you Miss James. I must say...again," I emphasized on the word again to give her a bit of the hint but she seemed to be clueless. "Sorry, Sir. We haven't met before. You must be mistaken," She said making my smile wider.
So she didn't recognize me? Poor girl with such a bad memory.
"Are you Sure?" I asked her in a playful tune this time.
"Yes. Sir. I am absolutely su-" I didn't let her finish her sentence. I turned around to face her looking straight into her eyes and then I smirked.
She was shocked, her eyes opened wide as her mouth agape and then she closed it. She was surprised as she opened her mouth to say something but nothing came out. She was tongue tied but the most interesting thing was her shocked expression. After a moment, she let out a deep breath then she looked at me and her eyes burned up with rage. She opened her mouth and the next words that came out of them surprised me.
"You-You... You JERK!" She yelled as she stood up from her seat, glaring at me. A smile formed on my lips on hearing the way she called me.
Interesting way to greet your boss...
She was standing in front of my desk. I looked at her, as she was looking amazing. Her 5'3 inches figure a little taller with the heels she was wearing. Her clothes not that tight showing her slight curves of her hips and breasts. Her face with light makeup as her black hair in a messy bun. She looked pretty. Not sexy but pretty.
"This Jerk is your new boss Miss James. You should respect me," I smirked, making my eyes meet hers.
"Oh, No! That's not true. This is a dream, a terrible dream. No! A nightmare," she said while pinching herself on the arm as I saw her with an amusing expression. Naive girl!
"Ouch..!" She yelped slightly, rubbing her arm where she just pinched, making me grin.
"So Miss James! Are you awake now?"
"Why? Why you? Out of all companies, out of all people. Why you?" She sighed as I shoved my hands in my pockets and then shrugged.
"I don't know. Maybe you're lucky, working for this sexy, handsome boss of yours," I winked as she rolled her eyes and gave me a scornful expression.
"Yeah dream on... Haven't you seen yourself in a mirror? Handsome? Sexy? You just insulted those words. Besides, I hate you and I am not gonna work for you," she raised her head in confidence, a victory one-sided smile on her lips.
Woah! That hurts. Those words hurt me a bit but it was worth the take because I had her all tangled up now. She couldn't escape me.
"Looks like you're stuck with me then," The same smirk on my face. I was not going to let her win.
"Oh no! I better starve than working for you," She turned and started walking towards the door. I scoffed. Wow! Attitude! I like it.
"You can't quite Miss," I said while moving towards her. "Oh Yes I can, and I will," she stopped mid-way and turned towards me.
"No, you cannot," I gave her my stern look giving her a warning glare.
I won't let you...
I was a few inches away from her. Our eyes as if playing a staring contest seeing who will win, just like the last time. She took a step forward and looked straight into my eyes with her glaring ones. "Watch me then," she challenged.
She opened her mouth and whispered, "I..." she paused. "Quit," She emphasized every word as she spun around in a flash and started to walk towards the door to leave my office making me astounded at her behaviour. She was indeed a wild fox. Too bad, I won't be letting her leave that easily.
I instantly held her arm and pulled her to face me. I may have applied a little bit more force because she gasped loudly as she stumbled on her heels. Her eyes widened as she fell right into my arms. I was shocked too as I was holding her in my arms. My hand holding her arm and another on her waist, her hands grasping my shoulders to steady herself. Our faces a few inches away as I stared into her grey eyes. They were beautiful like a silver moon. She was staring me back with the same shocked expression and I felt like my heart strings being pulled.
No! I must be hallucinating.
She smelled so nice. Her scent was like that of jasmine. Her hair brownish black, silky and I wanted to touch her hair and feel them, a beautiful scent of her hair. I looked at her lips and no wonder they were red, cherry-like. I drew closer. I wanted to taste her, to feel her lips against mine.
So finally Emma met her new boss. Yay...
Will she work for him? Will she kiss him? Will he kiss her? Or she will teach him some manners? What Edan wanted to do??
If you want to know. Stay tuned with "Destined to Love." by Anna. 😉 😉
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