(Ch. 8) That Jerk
"I..." I paused glaring at my so called boss. "Quit." I emphasized my each word to make him quite clear, that what I said wasn't just a lie. I meant every single word I said.
After shooting him glares with my blazing eyes, I headed towards the door. I didn't wait to watch his reaction or to wait for his another nasty remark, I just turned around to leave this hell of an office. I wanted to leave and never return, to never see this jerk's face again. I was not working here no matter what.
I moved towards the exit ready to leave this place once and for all. At once, I felt a strong grip on my arm pulling me backwards. I gasped as I stumbled on my heels and fell into his arms. My eyes widened and my stomach flipped. My hands holding his shoulders to steady myself as his strong firm hand around my waist and other still holding my arm. My breathings fastened as I was staring into his blue eyes. His deep eyes seemed like they were penetrating into my soul. Our faces a few inches apart as my eyes raked on his well-sculptured face. He looked handsome and a bit attractive from this close.
Oh God! What I just said? No! I must be insane!
His eyes staring into mine and I could see his face moving towards me as I gulped down the strange feeling building inside me. What was he trying to do?
I instantly turned my face to the other side as a strange thought came across my mind. Was he going to kiss me? Oh no! I would never let that happen. Never!
He let my arm go and took my chin in his hand, his touch sending shivers down my spine. He turned my face to his side so that I was seeing him straight in his blue eyes and I was again face to face with him. What the hell! What was his problem?
My heart was beating as hell and I was sure he could hear it and all I wanted was to escape away from him to a far away distance, a place where he couldn't reach. He inched closer and I held my breath and closed my eyes as if I was scared. But Why was I scared? I should punch his damn handsome face.
Again handsome? No! Not handsome.
I tried to push him away to free myself but his hold around my waist was firm. I thought I was strong but now I believe he was stronger. I struggled but it was of no use. We were so close that I could even smell his cologne. It was a masculine earthy sent of some kind of rosewood or patchouli. He inched closer and now we were breathing one air. He breathed and I could feel his warm breath against my skin. Damn you Jerk! Get away from me! I wanted to shout. I wanted to yell at him, to tell him that I was not weak. I wanted to punch him but my body was numb and I don't know what was happening to me. He inched closer to my ear as my breath hinged.
"Miss James," He whispered gently yet seductively. I was shocked. I had no idea what to do. Damn! What was wrong with me?
"Congratulations," he said and then paused again. His mouth hanging on my ear making me to shiver. Why couldn't he just complete his sentence in one go? He slightly blew on my ear and I trembled. Damn him! "You're my new PA now," his voice tickling my ear. "And you're going to start from today." He said while drawing back, his lips slightly brushing my earlobe. Fuck! What was this jerk doing?
I pushed him away with all my will as he released me and started walking out of his office. A damn smirk on his damn face as I was catching my breath. I was speechless and shocked. I hugged myself to calm me down and the goosebumps on my whole body. Breath in Emma! Breath out. Breath in. Breath out. I couldn't seem to breathe. I don't even want to imagine what could have happened. For once I really thought he was going to kiss me. Bastard! Damn him! Damn me too!
What happened to me back then? That was so unlike me. Normally I would have defended myself. But when I was in his arms I felt numb. I couldn't seem to function and it felt like he just sucked out the life from me and why my stomach flipped? I hadn't taken anything unhealthy for my breakfast. Maybe, he just got me by shock. Yes, that must be the reason behind me getting numb. I was just temporarily shocked.
"Are you coming, Miss James?" His voice brought me back to reality. I stood still. I was not following him, I was leaving this place.
"I am not going to wait forever," he said again but I didn't move.
"Miss. James," he called my name. His eyes staring towards me. "Are you coming or shall I pick you up?" He smirked. I gulped thinking of it. "You won't dare," I asked. He was joking, I knew he was.
"Wanna bet?" He came forward. The smirk still on his face and my heart accelerated.
"Uh... I was...uh..." I stuttered. Emma! You need to get a hold of yourself! Yes, my conscience was right. I needed to be strong. "Nevermind. Show me the way," I stayed after composing my behaviour. I didn't wait to see his mocking reaction and stepped out of the office. He came out and led me to the very next room. This room was not as big as Taylor's or huge as my jerk boss's one. It was just a normal size. Not too small, not too big.
There was a black coloured table not as big as his and a black coloured seat. On the table, a laptop was placed. Beside it was some files and a pen holder. A black sofa was placed beside the door with a water dispenser at its side. The whole furniture of the room was black and only the white wallpaper making a room a bit bright. There were two doors, one leading to the corridor and the other I really don't know.
"This is your office, Miss James." He said. "Tha-" I stopped mid-sentence.
Wait... Was I just going to thank him? HIM? That jerk. Why would I even thank him? For making me entrap or for sexually harassing me?
"Wait a sec. I didn't say I would work for you." I glared. "I don't think you have any other choice, you are stuck with me, sweetheart," he said victoriously, his hands in his pocket and he was standing in the door. The way he said sweetheart, I hated him, I wanted to kill him.
"Yeah right. Everyone has a choice and I believe that I also have one," I retorted. "And also, don't call me this sweetheart or else I might kill you sweetheart," I raised my eyebrows and gave him a mocking expression. He chuckled in response without saying anything. I thought he would give a nasty remark but he just replied with these words, "No, you don't." He replied with a calm attitude making my blood boil. My temper was flaring up seeing him this calm. Why was he this calm and what does he want from me?
"Remember that little contract you signed. You could not quit. It's in m-"
"I know that. you don't need to remind me!"
I was getting irritated with this conversation. Why can't he let me go? There are probably hundreds of other people more qualified than me. Then why me? Has he lost his mind or something? or I guess he must have slipped on the stairs and banged his head on the floor.
"Then this pretty smart brains of yours also know that by violating that contract you will be in grave danger," He smirked and I gritted my teeth.
Yeah, I know that I could lose everything. He could make a case on me. He was far more powerful than me and he can ruin me and my family. Curse him!
"And Miss James if you're thinking to break that contract. I could make your life hell within the snap of my fingers and believe me, you don't want that," he threatened with his damn smirk as I curled my hands in fists.
What was wrong with him? This shitty attitude of his. Does he blackmail all his employees like that? I hated him even more now. One moment he was acting like a big jerk and in the next moment he was threatening me. I hated this man, so fucking hate him.
"I will not..." There was nothing I could do now. He indeed had trapped me.
"Good." A smile crept across his lips and my hands itched to wipe his damn smile away.
"And about your pay. You will get 1000$ per week. There will be an added bonus for overwork and I can make you stay after office hours in case of unfinished work. The weekends will be off. Your salary will be increased by noticing your work and responsibility. You will pass me important calls, reply to my emails, set my schedule, and will accompany me to the meetings. Is that clear?" He asked me firmly after explaining to me.
1000$? And plus extra for overtime. Wow!
"Yes." I gritted my teeth.
"Yes, what?" He asked and my jaws clenched. "Yes, Sir." I said through my gritted teeth and he smirked. Could I just kill him? Because I really wanted to.
"Good. Now be a good girl and start your work," he started to move towards the exit but stopped. "And by the way Miss James you should never interrupt your boss when he's talking, or else, your boss might punish you," he smirked and then left.
I let out a low groan. For once when I started thinking that everything was going to be fine, someone had to completely ruin it. Wow! Lucky me.
I took a look at my office and I couldn't lie. It was good. I still couldn't believe that my salary was going to be thousand dollars per week. With this much amount, I'd be able to take admission in university and also save some money for shopping and rent. This amount was far higher than my coffee shop salary. I guess, working here might not be that had luck.
I went towards that small door - which I was not quite sure where it led to. Maybe washroom. I turned the knob and opened it. I took a look and saw that it was Edan's office. He was reading some files and was so engrossed in his work. So it was a connecting door between his and my office. I was going to back away when he looked at me. I didn't want to see his smirking face again but I failed.
"Miss me already?" I rolled my eyes at his question. Miss him? Never!
"Don't you dare roll your eyes at me."
Yeah right! Like I was going to listen to that jerk. He could force me to work for him but couldn't force me to change my actions.
I instantly closed the door before he could make another remark on my actions and went to my desk. I sat on the leather seat as it was so comfortable. I was enjoying my moment when the intercom beeped.
"Miss James take a look at those files and bring them here," his voice came.
I didn't say anything and started doing my work. After an hour I was done. I took the files in my hand and went to his office. Knocking at the door, I waited for the majesty's permission.
I put the files on his table as I didn't want to talk to him. I turned to leave his office before he could give another cocky remark.
"Take your lunch break. After that set my schedule and also bring me a cup of black coffee."
Wow! Not a cocky remark this time? Strange!
I nodded and left his office. He might have won this time but the next time, the victory will be mine.
So how was that?
She is now stuck with Edan but she is not that easy to give up. She would definitely take her revenge but how?
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