"You are finally here," Mrs. Lewis said, her eyes twinkling up as she saw me coming to her.
I had to bid her farewell too.
"I am not going to stop you. I was really happy when I found you alive and I really hope the best for you," she smiled. The edges of her eyes wrinkling up showing her age.
"I really think I will be of no help in this matter," I told her and she nodded understanding.
She was actually stuck with a problem and it was related to her demise son and my parents. The property which belonged to her son was sold without her knowledge and she wanted to get it back. But initially, she told me that the property belonged to my family. I checked everything and knew that my father sold the property to her son. But it's been three years when someone sold her son's property and since then she has been in problem.
"I don't really know what I can do for you in this matter," I told her and she nodded.
"Well, I will see what I can do but anyways thanks for being in contact," she laughed and I smiled feeling regret washing over me for not being able to help her.
"Carter! Boss wants to see you," Jonathan told me and I nodded getting up from my desk and knocked at his cabin's door. These days, I had made it a mental note to always knock no matter what or even if the door was open to let him know that someone was outside. The frequent visit of Hailey made me do this but thankfully it was a good habit that I was proud of gaining.
"Come in!" I heard him and walked in closing the door, only to find no one in sight. I looked around but there was no one in the room when all of a sudden someone grabbed my hand and turned me around. I gasped and furrowed my eyebrows when I saw him standing right next to the door.
All of a sudden, he pulled me to him staring into my eyes while I struggled against him. His grasp was tight and he used his other hand to hold me by my waist. It was so tight that I believed it would leave bruises.
"Let go!" I said as I wriggled my hand only to find him tightening his grip.
"So you have finally resigned?" he asked and it was when I noticed his eyes. His eyes were red and had dark circles while his hair was a mess as if he ran his hand multiple times.
"Yes. Now finally you don't have to see me," I told him and this time he glared at me as he turned us around and pushed me to the wall caging me between his arms.
"Just what are you?" he sneered on my face.
"What exactly do you think you are?" his face was merely closer to mine as I turned my face to the other side and he took this chance to lean down as he bit my glasses and threw it away.
"W-What are you doing?" I stuttered and tried to push him away only to have him pushing himself up to me and he used one of his legs to keep it between my legs, stopping me from moving.
"Shit! It's only because of you! It's only because of you I can't sleep at night. You have succeeded in making my life a living hell and do you think if you resign and if I don't get to see your face, it will make things right? Do you really think I will forget you this easily?" he asked and the next moment he put his head on the crook of my neck, taking a deep breath as if sniffing my fragrance.
"Oh god damn it! This fragrance turns me on so bad," he murmured and before I knew it he was already kissing my neck and the side of the face as I stood there motionless not being able to do anything.
"Caleb, let go! I will scream," I warned him and I felt him chuckling as his kisses grew more violent and started biting my skin.
"Go ahead! But I must warn you nobody can hear you," he chuckled and all of a sudden he freed my hand and used his hand to snap open the front side of my shirt. And immediately he buried his head to my chest causing me to whimper as he bit the skin while I tried my best to push him away.
"Why are you doing this?" by this time I was already crying. But it seemed the Caleb who stood before me was somebody else because my tears had no reaction upon him as he refused to even look at me as he continued his assault.
"Damn it! I can't stop!" he looked up, his eyes darker and rough breath as of a sudden he moved forward and captured my mouth for a rough kiss.
"No!" I turned my head not wanting him to kiss me. But he captured my mouth again and held my head as he continued kissing me and smooching my lips while I continued pushing him away.
"Tell me! Tell me the price. Tell me what do you want for a night. I will pay any amount of money or I am willing to give you a blank cheque. I will give you as much as property you want for a single god damn night. I am so infatuated to you and your body that I can't seem to take my hands off you. I know you want it! Tell me the price and let me take you," he said and tears continued to stream down my eyes as I shook my head not wanting to hear it anymore.
"Just what does that Eden has that I don't have?" he slammed his hands next to my head on the wall as I used the moment to cover up my chest and turn to the side, crying not for the assault he just did but for what he thought of me. I slid down on the floor, all the while crying and begging him let go of me like a maniac but he seemed to be in his own world.
All of a sudden, he crouched down and held my head and made me look up at him.
"Why do you choose him over me? I have everything. I can give you anything you want! Just be with me huh?" he asked as I saw his face softening at my sight for a little. But then it was replaced by rage and he held my hair painfully. I clutched his hand as he made me look back at him.
"If you think you can roam around freely and be with him after you leave this company then you are wrong. I will drag him and you down to the gutter. I hate it when anyone touches my thing and since he pulled you away from me, I will be at the end of the road waiting for your doomsday," he laughed and I couldn't believe what I was hearing.
"Just what have you turned into? W-When did you turn so vile? Caleb?" I managed to ask as he let go of my hair and slammed his hand next to me.
"You made me like this," he spoke with venom in his voice as I wept facing his vile form. I couldn't believe he was the man I fell in love with.
"You don't have to come back here anymore. Now get out!" he snapped and I stood up on my feet as I adjusted my shirt properly and ran out not bothering to pick up my glasses. I ran back to my desk and picked up my things and I knew people were watching me as I sobbed but I didn't care because they no longer had to see me.
"Sang?" I heard Bailey's voice but I refused to look up at her as I gathered my things and ran away.
I was done.
I will never come back.
The only respect I had for Caleb was broken and I walked out of the building.
But as the day had more trouble for me, I found Eden right before me and as soon as he saw me, he ran up to me.
"Sang!" he said as he stood before me.
"I wanted to apologize for so long. I'm sorry I shouldn't have kissed you without your permission. Sang, please. Its been so many days and yet you refuse to meet me in person. Please, it was just a kiss. I am apologizing," he said but my eyes fell on the taxi behind him.
"It's alright Eden. Don't think about it! It doesn't matter any longer. I got to go now," I told him as I ran to the taxi but as he called my name, I glanced back to him and saw Caleb standing right next to him with my glasses on his hand and he had a shocked look as he looked my way.
Tears streamed down my face as I turned around and got inside the taxi and asked the driver to take me away.
Goodbye Caleb. I will never show my face to you ever again. Never ever.