We returned to Iyaan's house yesterday night. We left the family mansion yesterday right after dinner. I already miss all of them. They made me feel wanted and loved. Today is Monday and this Monday is different because I am joining Iyaan's company as his PA today. I am very excited but also nervous. I know it's not going to be easy working as a PA for a multi-millionaire company, especially, when I have social anxiety.
A company like that needs a confident and strong woman as it's PA but I am a weak girl that stutters when she gets nervous and flinches when someone touches her. I can't even look into a person's and speak. I shook the thoughts away and wore my new back pencil skirt and a plain white formal blouse. I tied my hair into a ponytail and applied makeup to hide the red handprint on my cheek. It was already fading and by tomorrow it will probably disappear.
I placed a few necessary times in my new black handbag and gently removed my phone from the charger. I am scared to use this phone. It cost a lakh and what if it fell and breaks? I carefully put it in my bag and wore my flat black shoes. I was about to wear sindoor when someone knocked on the door. I walked towards the door and opened it. In front of me stood Iyaan in a dark blue formal suit, looking handsome as ever. He looked like the epitome of perfection. His hair is styled neatly and his suit doesn't even have one wrinkle to point out.
"Take your wedding ring and wedding chain off." He said coldly.
"W-hy?" I asked softly.
"Because you think I want everyone to know that you are my wife? Well, sorry to break it to you, I don't anyone to know about this marriage. So, you better take off the chain and ring before I do it myself." He said. Tears filled my eyes as he said this. I felt my heart break into pieces at his words. I know I am not the perfect wife for him. I can never be but it hurts to know that he doesn't want anyone to know about me. Maybe, he is embarrassed to tell others that I am his wife.
"I-" I couldn't say anything. I wanted to shout at him that I won't remove my wedding chain nor the ring but I couldn't.
"I don't have time to waste for you. Just do it already and I will be on my way." He said with a hint of annoyance in his voice. I started crying and he looked unaffected by it.
"If you want to do it the hard way, then fine." He said. He harshly pulled me out of my room. I tried pulling my hand from his painful hold but I couldn't. He just held my hand tighter. He slammed my back against the wall and I cried out in pain but he didn't care. My ribs were still healing and the harsh movement caused excruciating pain to form in my ribs. I bit my bottom lip to prevent myself from screaming.
I stopped struggling because I know he won't let go of me until he gets what he wants. He forcefully out my wedding ring from my hand and he took hold of my wedding chain and started removing it. I suddenly placed my hand on his hand that was removing my sacred chain. He looked at me with a cold expression and I looked at him with tears in my eyes.
"Please, I will hi-de them. Nobody will see the wed-ding chain, I promise. I won't tell an-yone. Don't remove it, I beg you." I said between my sobs. He took his hand away from the wedding chain and backed away.
"If anyone sees them, you better kill yourself before I kill you." He warned, causing me to flinch at his words. I nodded wiping my tears. Thankfully, my makeup products are waterproof, so, I don't need to redo it.
"And yes, the bus stop is about 20 minutes walk from here. I want you at in office at sharp 8:30 am. You don't want to be late on your first day, do you, Ms. Madan?" He asked with an evil smirk as he walked out of the house.
I quickly took my bag and rushed out of the house without even eating my breakfast. As soon as I stepped out of the house, I saw Iyaan driving his car out of the house. I didn't cry. I didn't cry when my husband drove past me leaving me behind like a trash. Not because I didn't want to cry but because I didn't have the energy to. I looked at my watch and saw that it was 7:20 am. I started running towards the bus stop that was about 20 minutes away. I have seen the bus stop while Iyaan and I were traveling to his family house two days ago.
I was breathless when I reached the bus stop. The bus arrived after 5 minutes and I took a seat by the window. It's been years since I traveled on a bus. The first time I traveled was on my 8th birthday with grandma. I have always wanted to travel by bus and grandma helped me fulfilled that wish. She asked me what I want on my 8th birthday and I said that I wanted to ride on a bus.
A smile formed on my face as the cool and fresh air started hitting my face. It immediately vanished when my gaze fell on my wrists. They had red marks which were caused by Iyaan's tight grip. Thankfully, my white shirt was full-sleeved and hid my bruised wrists. It hurts to know that he is embarrassed by me. They were right, nobody would love me. I don't deserve love.
I looked at my hands and they looked nude without my wedding ring. Even though it's been only a week since I started wearing them. My wedding chain and ring are so special to me. I grew up seeing my mom considering her sacred chain as a treasure. She never took it off. Not even when she went to some business meetings or business gatherings.
The bus stopped and I hurriedly got down. I looked at my watch and saw that I only have 10 minutes left. I ran towards the huge building which was 2 minutes away from the bus stop. I couldn't help but gasp as I stood in front of the building. It was huge and so tall that it looked like it touched the sky. I didn't have much time to admire the beautiful building because I have to to be in Iyaan's office by 8:30 am.
I walked towards the reception and a young lady was sitting behind the desk. She smiled politely as soon as she saw me which I returned.
"Hello, welcome to Malhotra Enterprises. How may I help you?" She asked.
"I am Amaira Madan, I am the new PA to Mr. Malhotra." I said professionally. I mentally patted myself for not stuttering.
"Oh, yes. Mr. Malhotra is on the 20th floor, ma'am. You can take the elevator which is on the right." She said pointing to the elevators.
"Good luck on your first day." She said smiling at me politely.
"Thank you." I said giving her a small smile. I can't take the elevator unless I want to have a panic attack on my first day of work. I only have 5 minutes left. I ran through the stairs without even wasting another second. I reached the 20th floor and my watch shows that it is 8:34 am. God! I am late. There was another reception on the 20th floor. I walked towards the receptionist who was also a young woman but she didn't have the polite smile in her face like the other reception had instead she had a uninterested look. She looked like she would be anywhere but here.
"Hello, I am the new personal assistant of Mr. Malhotra." I said politely.
"His office is over there." She said still sitting on her chair and pointing towards Iyaan's office.
"Thanks." I said awkwardly before walking towards the direction of his cabin. My hands started greeting sweaty and I could hear my fast heartbeats. I knocked on the door and waited for an answer. Not even a second later I heard his deep voice.
"Come in." He said. I slowly opened and the door and entered his office. His office was massive. He was sitting behind the huge office desk, his eyes focused on the file in his hands.
"You are late, Ms. Madan." He said without looking at me.
"I am sorry." I whispered.
"Well, if you want to be my PA there are certain rules you have to follow." He said looking at me for the first time since I entered this office. I quickly averted my gaze and looked at the ground.
Rules? Well, I am pretty good at following them.
How are you guys? How was this chapter? Did you enjoy it? Was it boring or a bit too emotional? What is going to happen next? The next chapter will be again on Amaira's pov.
New characters are gonna be introduced in the next chapter.
Do you guys miss Charan and Lucky? It's been long, hasn't it?
We are nearing the chapter in which Iyaan is going to find out everything. How do you think he is going to find out?
Are you enjoying the story so far?
Waiting for their first kiss?
I will be updating on Wednesday.
Love you lots.
Have a nice day.