The meeting was a great success. Mr. Salvos was a quite funny man in his early forties. He can be serious when needed but otherwise, he had a calmness around him with made it possible to be around him. The ideas about the interior I showed him, he likes them instantly. I couldn’t believe he wants me to start work at his hotel as soon as possible. I couldn’t ask more. This will be a great boast for me and my company.
After the meeting, he insists to have lunch with him in one of the finest restaurants there. I couldn’t say so we both agreed. Brandon to enjoy his stay there. We even like there culture and their accent were quite nice. we went to shopping much to my dismay or you can say Brandon drag me. It’s his first time here so he wants to roam around the city and get familiar with it.
we went to lake Baikal after our little shopping. The lake was one of the beauties of nature. It was surrounded by the mountain. the water was so fresh and pure. the greenery around it gave it a nice and warm feeling.
"It's so beautiful. Don't you think."I said astonished by seeing the beauty of nature.
"Yes, it is, "Brandon said back hugging me. He placed his head on my shoulder and kiss my bare neck lightly.
I felt a weird kind of sensation run inside me when he does that. My hands were itching to touch the calm and serene water, To feel it's coolness around my palm but his hold around me made it impossible for me to move even an inch away. I tried to pull away but he pulls me back close to him.
He sometimes behaves like a child, a clingy one. He was attached to me like a koala to a tree.
"Brandon, I want to enjoy. let me go"I complained as I turned around in his arms.
his hand automatically came around my back and pulled me flushed close to him.
"Then enjoy, Who is stopping you?"He smirked as his hand move under my shirt. his hand was cold around my bare waist. I shiver as he moves further up. He was giving me a were weird sensation. all of a sudden I felt butterflies fluttering inside my stomach. I felt giddy with the feeling which he gave me whenever he touched me like that.
"Leave, Brandon"I complained.
"Nah, I like you here in my arm. you were busy all day in the preparation of the meeting. you hardly look at your poor boyfriend. I want you to compensate for it" He said playfully.
"And how would you want compensation. Do you prefer check or cash?"I teased him.
"NO, I want a kiss, "He said and pouted. HE looks so cute and young with his pouty face.
If anyone says him, they can't say he was a ruthless CEO.
"okay. here" I peck his cheeks and pulled back.
"Hey, that's cheating. I want a real kiss"He whined.
"Nah, you said a kiss and I already give you. now leave me I want to enjoy the nature" I pulled away and move towards the lake.
I touch the water and a smile formed on my lips. The water was pure and cold. I pick up some water in my hand and throw it at Brandon who was sulking.
"Oh come on, don't be like that"I teased him but he ignored me and look away.
Sighing, I went towards him.
I called him but he ignores me. I stood in front of him and drop my arms around his neck. He didn't bother to look at me. So I stood on my tip-toes and kiss the corner of his mouth. Slowly and sensually. I move my lips slowly towards his jaw. I kiss him there before moving towards his neck and gave him a peck their. I felt him shiver under my gaze. I knew I was playing with fire by torturing him like that. I move my hand inside his shirt feeling his hard muscles making him take a sharp breath.
I slowly make my way from his jaw to his mouth. I kiss his forehead, both cheeks, nose and finally peck his lips twice.
I look up and saw his eyes close. When he open his eyes, they were a darker shade. My dark brown eyes bore into his. he looks at me with so much intensity making me shiver involuntarily.
"Kiss me Ashley" He whispered like he was in pain. I didn't need to tell twice. I placed my lips on his and kiss him passionately. Soon he takes over the kiss. We kissed and kiss in the beauty of nature.
His lips were moving fast against mine. I can say, He was enjoying as he moans against my touch. I smiled in our kiss and close my eyes to enjoy the sensation he was giving me.
We pulled back when we get out of breath. he placed his forehead against mine and beath harshly to get the oxygen.
"I love you.."He said sincerely looking straight into my eyes.
"I love you too"I smiled widely before answering him.
An idea popped into my mind. We were to close to the lake so I do what he never imagined. I move forward to give him a kiss which made him close his eyes but instead of kissing him, I pushed him slightly making he fall on the lake with a splash.
I laugh seeing his face. His white shirt became see-through showing his perfect abs making me lick my lips involuntary. water droplets were falling from his hair to his face and down, drawing long, silver lines on his skin which look fascinated to watch and made me want to follow it till down. I don't know i felt like this all of a sudden. He glared at me playfully.
"you are so dead."He roared and ran after me in his wet clothes.
I squealed and ran away. he was chasing me like a madman. I hide behind our hoping he will not found me there but my luck was not with me. He grabs my hand and pulled me close to him. He picks me up bridal style. I plead him to put me down but he gave a devilish smirk and throw me in the lake.
"oomph."I cried as the water made it impossible for me to see anything. I came up and look at me in annoyance.
I splash some water on his making him laugh.
We enjoy our last day in nature. By splashing water at each other and the kiss, he steals here and there.
I love spending time with him and I am going to cherish this moment all my life like one of the best dream ever.
Soon, it was time for us to go back to New York to our home. Even though I like our stay here, I was missing my little one badly. We didn't hear from her since yesterday. I didn't why but I have a bad feeling about it. I hope she will be fine.
In the next eleven hours, we reached the airport. We didn't inform his parents that we are coming back as we want to surprise him but we didn't know that we will be the one who gets surprised.
After checking out, we came out of the airport. Lincoln, his assistant, was waiting with his black Porsche. He took our luggage and place them in the trunk. We get inside the car and started the ignition.
I was looking outside the window when my phone calls off.
I check the id and saw Derek was calling me.
I answered the call without any delay. Derek was not the one who called me easily when I am on business trips until and unless something comes up.
"Boss, I don't know how to say but something is fishy. We found our two-man unconscious. they were not dead but not in their best condition too" HE stated without beating around the bush.
"Which two men"I asked demandingly. All previous tiredness leave my body as a rush of adrenaline course through my vein.
I knew for sure Dave was behind this.
"Boss.."He hesitates to answer.
"Answer me dammit"I shouted. Brandon looks at me with concern but I didn't pay him head at the moment. I want to know what's going on there.
"The one which was following Mr.Knight sister. She was missing since yesterday and boss..." he took a pause. My heart was beating crazily. I know what he was going to say but little bit there is a hope in my heart that it's not what I was thinking.
"Mel is missing."My heartbreak. the phone drop from my hand as tears brimmed in my eyes.
She is gone. he took her. He took her to avenge with me. My little child was captivated by the monster.
Brandon was asking me what happen but I was far away from giving him an answer.
My thought wanders to my family- my father and sister. From there happy face to the dead and lifeless eyes. I couldn't let this happen to her. I couldn't lose her to that monster again, not like I lose them. I will kill him before he touches her
I hear in Brandon's voice in the background but my body involuntary shut all the contact and I feel myself drift into the pit of darkness with the only thought in my mind, I need to save her.
I woke up and time was around two in the night. The sky was dark with million of stars shinning happily but my heart was paining with the fact that my daughter was in danger.