I was ready for the video conference and was making sure that I had all the files that I need when I realised that I missed out the revised version of one file. Most of the files were revised by my old PA, Shikha. So, after I fired her, the revised files were handed over to Shweta.
"Ms. Madan, come to my office." I said through the intercom. A few seconds later I heard a knock.
"Come in." I said and Amaira entered my office.
"Ms. Madan, I need the revised copy of this file which is with Shweta. I need you to get it from her quickly because I have a video conference with an international company in 20 minutes and I need the revised copy of this file for the meeting. Hurry up!" I said passing her the file. She nodded and took the file from my hand before exiting my office quickly.
I patiently waited for her to come back with the revised file. I sighed when I saw that she wasn't back even after 10 minutes. I angrily got up from my chair before walking out of my office as I decided to get the file myself. I walked towards the elevator and the display screen of the elevator was blank. The elevator was working perfectly in the morning, what happened now?
I mentally made a note to ask the technician to take a look at the elevator after my meeting. I walked towards the second elevator and pressed the button with downward arrow.
Thankfully, the elevator door opened after a minute and I got in. I pressed the button to the 7th floor and waited. I looked at my watch and sighed angrily as I realised that I was late for the video conference.
I received a bunch of good evenings as I walked towards Shweta's cabin. I knocked on her door and soon heard a come in.
"Good evening, sir." She greeted me as I entered her cabin. I gave her a curt nod.
"I want the revised file of last year's profit." I said.
"I have already given it to Ms. Madan, sir." She said.
"Do you by any chance know where she went after taking the file from you?" I asked.
"She said that she had to give you the file because you have an important meeting and walked away hurriedly." She said. I nodded and walked out of her cabin. I ran my hand through my hair in anger. Where the fuck is she? I was fucking late for an international conference because of her. I was about to enter the lift when I heard someone call me.
"Sir, sir."I turned around to see Shweta running towards me. She stood in front of me and panted. I raised an eyebrow at her, as I saw the worried expression on her face.
"Sir, Amaira got stuck in the elevator. " Shweta said as her eyes filled with tears. Stuck in the elevator?
"She is claustrophobic." Shweta said as a tear fell from her eyes.
"Oh shit!" I cursed. Is she okay? Is she hurt?
"Is she okay?" I asked trying to hide my concern.
"I don't know, sir. But Abhi told me that she at the verge of having a panic attack when she called him." Shweta said. Abhi?
"Which department is he in?" I asked. I mean, I can't remember the name, face, and department of all employees. I don't even know half of the employees that work in the office, I am only familiar with the ones that I have to deal with daily.
"He is in the IT department." Shweta said.
"Who told you that she got trapped in the elevator?" I asked.
"Abhi called me a minute ago and told me that Amaira had called him and that she was crying as she told him that she got stuck in the elevator." Shweta explained.
"I need to make sure Ms.Madan is okay, so, you call the elevator mechanic and ask him to come here quickly." I said pressing the button of the elevator. The elevator doors opened and I walked in. The elevator doors closed as I pressed the button to the 21st floor.
The elevator doors opened as it reached the 21st floor and I walked out. I saw a crowd of people surrounding the elevator which broke down.
"Nugget, you there? " I heard a voice ask. The people that were surrounding the elevator saw me and moved aside to make way for me to walk. I saw a boy pacing in front of the elevator with a phone in his hand. I received a bunch of good evenings to which I nodded. The boy who I think is Abhi, pulled the phone away from his ear as he saw me. I know this boy, I have seen him with Amaira.
"How is she?" I asked.
"She is having a hard time controlling her breathing." He said and I could see the tears in his eyes. Before I could respond, I heard Shweta calling me.
"Sir." I turned around and saw her with her phone in her hand.
"Sir the elevator mechanic said that he will be here by 20 minutes tops." Shweta said and I nodded.
"Everyone please return to your works." I said causing all the people that were surrounding the elevator to walk away to their respective cabins.
"Just concentrate on your breathing, okay?" I heard Abhi say. I could hear the crack in his voice. I extended my hand and he looked at me before placing his phone on my hand.
"Amaira." I said crying to sound as calm as possible. There was complete silence before I heard her voice.
"I-I a-m sca-red." She stuttered. I knew that she was crying from the constant sniffling.
"I-t's s-o i-n da-rk he-re. He-lp m-e, ple-ase." She said. Her voice begging me to help her. I felt the need to hug her and wipe her tears.
"Calm down, Amaira. It's going to be okay. We are going to get you out of the elevator soon, okay?"I asked.
"Ok-ay." She said sniffling at the end.
"Good. Take deep breaths and don't panic. You will be okay."I said. I heard her taking deep breaths and muttering 'it's going to be okay' over and over again.
" Sir, the elevator mechanic is here. " I handed the phone over to Abhi and nodded at Shweta.
" You be here. Make sure Ms. Madan is okay and if she is not then sent her home and ask her to take rest." I said.
"Yes sir." Shweta replied. I took the elevator and pressed the button to the 1st floor where the elevator machine room is located. Once the elevator stopped on the 1st floor, I walked towards the elevator machine room and I saw a person trying to fix the wires in the Controller of the elevator and then he switched on the electrical disconnects.
"Is it done?" I asked. The elevator mechanic turned around and nodded at me.
"Yes sir." He said. I nodded and exited the room. I took the elevator again and pressed the button to the 20th floor. I spent half of my time using the elevator today. When the elevator stopped on my floor, I got out and walked towards my cabin. I was about to enter my cabin but decided to take a look at Amaira's cabin and see if she left or not. I opened her cabin door and saw Amaira crying as she hugged Abhi. Shweta was rubbing her back in a soothing way.
Why the hell is she hugging him?
My fists clenched in anger and all I wanted to do was pull her away from his hold and beat the shit out of him.
I couldn't take him hugging her anymore, so I cleared my throat. Abhi and Amaira pulled away from the hug and all three of them looked at me. Abhi and Shweta gave a small smile to Amaira before exiting her cabin. I glared at Abhi as he walked past me. My gaze then moved to Amaira and I saw her wiping her tears.
"Are you okay?" I asked putting my hands in my pockets. She nodded but I could see her eyes filling up with tears again.
"Come here." I said. She looked at me with her brown doe eyes that were filled with tears. She slowly walked towards me and stood right in front of me with her head bowed. The next thing I did, surprised both me and her.
I hugged her.
My arms wrapped around her tiny body and pulled her to my chest. I heard a tiny gasp escape her lips but she didn't pull away from the hug. She laid her head on my chest and wrapped her skinny arms around my waist.
"I w-as so scar-ed. It was dark a-nd-" She couldn't complete what she was saying as a sob escaped her lips.
"It's okay, Amaira. You are okay now." I said rubbing her back softly. She sniffled and pulled away from the hug. I frowned as I instantly missed her tiny body in my arms.
Goddammit! What is wrong with me?
First, I was angry at a boy for hugging her and now, I want to hold her. I am behaving like a person who is in love.
My eyes widened but I quickly shook the thought away. No way in the fucking world. I am absolutely not in love with her. I don't even like her. Hell, I don't even have the tiniest bit of feelings for her. I don't, right?
Or do I?
No, no. I don't. I fucking don't. I assured myself that I am not in love or anything. I took a deep breath to calm my heart that was wildly beating. I saw Amaira looking at me with a confused expression and her lips were formed into a small pout. All I wanted to do was taste her lips. I just wanted to slam her against the wall -
Woah, Woah, Woah!!!
I cleared my throat and exited her cabin without looking back. I sat on my chair and ran my hand through my hair. What the hell is going on? When did I start thinking about her like that? Am I in love? No way. I sighed and groaned. I spent the next 2 hours trying to forget about a certain tiny brown-eyed woman who has invaded my thoughts but it was impossible.
I decided to leave the office early today as I couldn't concentrate on my work. I walked out of my cabin and almost reached the elevator but I stopped. I turned and walked to Amaira's cabin and knocked on her door. I heard a small 'come in' and I entered. I saw arranging the files and neatly placing them on the shelves. She turned around and blushed as she saw me. I bit the inside of my cheek to stop myself from smiling.
"We are leaving." I said.
"Wh-ere?" She asked confusedly.
"You are done working today. We are going home." I said. She was about to say something but I interrupted her.
"We are leaving, Amaira and I am going to take you home today. End of the discussion. Come on. " I said. Amaira quickly packed her bag and we both walked out of her cabin. She was silently following me and I stopped in front of the lift causing her tiny little body to slam against my back.
" Ouch!" She exclaimed. I turned around to see if she is okay and I saw her rubbing her nose with a pout but her eyes filled with tears as she looked behind me. My eyes followed her gaze and it stopped on the elevator. The elevator doors opened and Amaira flinched. I held my hands out for her and she looked at me with scared eyes. I nodded and she hesitantly placed her small hand in mine.
We both entered the elevator and Amaira held on to my hand for her dear life. As soon as the elevator doors closed, her hold on my hand tightened. I could see her sudden efforts to take deep breaths and I knew that she was going to have a panic attack.
"Amaira, look at me." I said. Her eyes instantly met mine and I took hold of both her hands without breaking the eye contact. I slowly started rubbing circles on her hand using my thumb and her body relaxed a bit.
"Shhh! It's okay. Nothing is going to happen." I said. She looked at me and nodded her head.
"I am okay." She whispered. It didn't take more than a minute for us to reach the ground floor where I have parked my car. Amaira still held my hand and honestly, I don't mind holding her tiny hands in mine. When we reached my black Mercedes AMG, I let go of her hand and unlocked the car.
"Get in." I said walking towards the driver seat. After Amaira got in and fastened her seatbelt. I started my car and she purred into life. I was enjoying the feeling of driving on the clear road after being stuck in the traffic for 10 minutes. I turned my head to look at Amaira only to see her sleeping peacefully. Her head was pressed against the headrest and her lips were slightly pouted as slept peacefully.
I turned my head and looked at the road. I know that maybe she is confused as to why I am behaving all nice with her. Honestly, even I don't know why I suddenly started to care for her, maybe it is because she took care of me yesterday and that I just want to repay her by taking care of her in return. I don't know but I am sure of one thing.
She is not after my money.
I realised that when she took care of me. She wouldn't put that much effort into taking care of me if she was after my money. She made me soup, fed me, gave me tablets and made me breakfast. She wouldn't do all that if she was after my money, would she?
When I reached the house, the security opened the gates and I drove past him. I parked my car in front of the house and looked at Amaira. She was sleeping so peacefully and I didn't want to wake her up. Also, she cried a lot today, she must be tired. I opened my door and Amaira stirred in her sleep. But thankfully, she didn't wake up. I got out of the car before closing the door softly behind me.
I opened her door and leaned in to unfasten her seatbelt. After unfastening her seatbelt, I picked her up in bridal style and she to snuggled into my chest. I closed the car door with my elbow before entering the house. I walked straight to Amaira's room and opened the door. I laid her on the bed before removing her heels and covering her with the duvet.
"Goodnight, Amaira." I whispered, placing a small kiss on her forehead, just like she did to me yesterday. She thought that I was asleep while she kissed my forehead but I was not. I felt her kiss me and if she was after my money, why would she do that? Maybe, I just misunderstood everything. Maybe, she is not who I thought she is.
Oh my fucking God! What is she doing to me?
This was a long chapter. Did you guys like it? What do you all think? Didn't the whole story take a 360-degree turn after Iyaan getting sick? He is finally being nice to her.
Many of you guys wanted more Iyaan-Amaira moments, so I thought, why not?
Iyaan hugged Mai. Aww!
He kissed her on the forehead. *squealing *
Iyaan changed a lot, didn't he? Do you think he is in love with Mai?
Did you like Iyaan's pov? Usually, his thoughts are filled with bad things about Mai but this time it is only good things.
The next chapter will be in Amaira's pov and be ready to cry your hearts out. The next chapter is the last one before Iyaan finds out but my question is what incidents will lead to that?
Warning for next chapter:
>Please make sure that you have enough tissues with you.
>Maybe sure you don't sob out loud if you are reading the next chapter after midnight.
>Don't read if you are too sensitive.
So, back to this chapter. I am sorry for the late update but my modal exams are going to take place on 15th Feb. So, the next update will be on or after 20th. Sorry guys, I can't update during exams.
I hope you enjoyed the chapter. Do like and comment.
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