P R O L O G U E (1)
Having the clear idea about how their boss's ill mood could cause a literal disaster any minute soon, none of the employees dared to caught his eyes by any chance.
In fact minding their very own businesses while sticking on their seats everyone only exchanged glances of fear and nervousness.
It was late none. The lunch time!
And none even dared to approach the boss, Jordan Lawrence to offer him lunch fearing his temperament.
He didn't come out of his cabin to have his lunch himself either, nor others tried to cause any disturbance knowing well what the consequences can promise.
All the eyes at this point seemingly only waited for one person impatiently, she was the only lady with possible dare who can make their boss do things in her own way.
Mrs.Hattiea Lawrence, boss Jordan Lawrence's wife!
The heavy environment was actually caused by her absence today, witnessing the boss coming alone in the headquarters then locking himself up in the cabin angrily was not much hard thing to predict.
Mrs.Hattiea Lawrence was not there with him and it bothered the boss that she just disappeared without even telling him where she was going.
He was in an angry mood to mind others.
Very soon then the wait ended for the lady who finally welcomed herself in the tensed headquarters of Lawrence's, late at noon.
Her sharp eyes had always been her main charm, her heels slapping the strict floor was the only sounded heard in the pin drop silence as the employees only looked at her with their huge sockets with surprise.
Relieved but confused too, they were.
Seeing her so calm and confident like nothing even happened, caused the employees to gulp in literal nervousness.
How can she be so calm after causing such an environment behind her back?
Nobody can understand her sometimes. She was boss Jordan's secretary first than being the boss's wife, she had much more greater responsibilities which was more important than being personal at workplace.
The tale of their pair was actually quite complicated to understand for people. Both were recently married.
They were newly weds of only a week. Jordan was said to meet Hattie only few months ago and sooner after she was appointed as his secretary right away without any questions.
Months went by in secret.
Yet the talk of marriage was still unpredictable among the two but it did happen in short months.
They got married in only a night without having any grand ceremony, in fact keeping the process simple they just released only a statement of getting one in the press.
Which shortly brought them a lot of publicity.
No one ever predicted that both might be dating in secret before their wedding, it was one impossible thing to imagine after all.
Jordan Lawrence was said to have no heart for anyone, he never even hinted that he had a thing for Hattiea until the news of their marriage made the headlines.
He was never seen having any romantic relationships with anyone before his marriage too so it was one impossible thing to believe that his eyes always searched for someone all the time, who could be Mrs.Hattiea Lawrence.
How could he melt his nature that easily when it comes to her? Some rumoured their bond as a great love tale and some envied the pair of both to name it as a publicity stunt.
But still the relationship of both remained unsolved for everyone.
At the moment, none actually minded the other scenarios about the pair but only one that boss Jordan needed only his to be calmed down and get normal.
Hence she was the only rescue at the moment for everyone!
"Mrs.Lawrence, you are finally here!"
One of the lady employee approached Hattie in urgency.
Meanwhile, looking at the lady's face for short seconds and detecting clear nervousness, Hattie frowned a little.
"What's the matter?"
She questioned blankly in authority while the lady employee shook her head before stating the reason of her worry.
"Terrible. It's Mr.Lawrence."
The lady gulped a hard lump down on her throat before addressing her angry boss and looking back to his silent and scary cabin.
His aura today literally intimidated the entire headquarters and figuring the issue well, Hattiea understood what really could go wrong today with everyone.
"This is the file he had requested this morning."
The lady employee next pronounced with hesitation before handing a file towards Hattiea.
While frowning at her statement, Hattiea acted a little foreign.
"Why can't you just handle it to him yourself?"
Hattiea questioned making an excuse out of the talk to avoid the event of meeting him.
She knew well that Jordan was angry because of her sudden disappearance.
Hattiea tried to walk pass the lady employee and was about to approach her cabin instead but just then the lady's next statement stopped movements again.
"Mrs.Lawrence, Mr.Lawrence ordered to give this file to you, h-he said he wants you in his office as soon as you arrive!"
Hattie's body stopped working for a minute or two, while her sharp eyes became blank and emotionless.
"Don't make it more worse, please Mrs.Lawrence. I have a family to feed."
The lady employee uttered almost in a sound of beg, her tone hinted that she was about to cry any minute.
She was fearing to lose her job.
As then finally, Hattiea understood the seriousness of the situation. Jordan was finding her and if not she showed up at his cabin then the lady employee whom he demanded to get her would get fired without even having any fault in all of this.
Hattie sighed a long breathe. She cannot be so heartless to cause such a misfortune to someone.
Hence, minding her actions the next second she accepted the file from the lady quietly without any argument, Hattiea's expressions were emotionless and dead.
The lady then mumbled an emotional thankful to her before leaving back to her seat silently.
Hattiea then changed her path and walked over to Jordan office's door elegantly but emotionlessly.
Soon knocking on the door of his, she heard a husky deep growl of anger...
That hinted her to come in, hearing his voice so raspy and dark like that Hattie's heart sure started beating more rapidly for reasons unknown.
Turning the knob next, she then entered inside the pin drop silent cabin professionally.
Eyes were straight and firm, she walked over to his desk in a formal manner.
And just then the strong scent of smoke invaded her nostrils as soon as she welcomed herself near him. He was again smoking.
And this time it was more worse. He seemed to be smoking for hours now.
"Your file, Mr.Lawrence-"
With a straight voice, Hattiea kept the file in front of him. He turned his entire attention to her at instant there then. His dark brown eyes were like deep ocean, he started staring at her intensely without any word for a minute.
That actually wasn't a stare but an angry glare.
Gaining no response in return and seeing no movement from him, Hattie just remained quiet and let his deep eyes roam around her body. His eyes darkened more and he clenched his jaw tightly.
Hattiea waited for what she came for silently.
"Why were you late? Where have you been all this time?"
Jordan's deep and dark voice echoed round the space of two, with domination.