THE BILLIONAIRE’S P.A
EPISODE FORTY ONE AND FORTY TWO
I went back to the conference room about fifteen minutes later. Octavia was long gone and the meeting progressed.
Over the years, one thing I’m now certain of is that Van hasn’t lost his sense of business. When I worked for him in the past, it was actually one of the things that made me get attracted. Sadly, it’s also one of those things that made me loose interest. Sometimes I wonder how that’s even possible. I guess with Van you just have to open up to every outcome.
His sense of business gave him the ideology of never giving up. He took it to a whole new level and had the mentality of….
“Once it’s mine, it’s mine. No one else’s.”
Van took Possessiveness to a whole new level putting me at the middle of it. All these and many more accumulated together formed the reason why I ran.
^THREE YEARS EARLIER^
“My new office.” Looked like a room for rats. Not the hygiene but the size. I literally had to squeeze myself to get in not to mention all my other stuff.
The pay was too good, I can’t leave. Not yet at least. I struggle till the end of this year before wrapping it up and calling it a day.
Until then, I keep my head down and mind my own business.
“Hi, you look like you need some help.”
A male voice says in a warm tone. I slowly raised my head up and met his gaze. He’s a sight for sore eyes that’s for sure. Too bad I’ve had enough of me to last a century so I wasn’t interested.
“It seems you don’t know who I am. If you did you probably wouldn’t be talking to you.”
“I don’t care about what happened at the party of whatever. I just want to help, you seem like you really need it. Call it my good deed for the day if you may ”
I half-smiled leaving the way so he could help. With Rash’s help, it became much easier to get my things in settling down faster.
I knew it would be rude not to offer my thanks in some way so I invited him for coffee in the cafeteria.
Minutes later, I was laughing heartily to a joke he made until someone yanked him off the table. He crashed to the hard ground with a loud thud. Most of the employees weren’t around since it wasn’t break.
“You’re fired! I don’t pay you to fraternize with other employees. Get out of my company!”
He roared and Rash ran off.
“Have you gone mad! He did nothing wrong!”
“Fire me too then huh! I was obviously fraternizing.”
He scowled refusing to respond.
“Don’t push it Elena.”
With that, he walked away. Like I said, the beginning of my misery and pain.
“And that concludes the end of the presentation.”
I yawned obviously snapping out of my trance. I hadn’t listened to a word that was said. I’ll read through the documents a little later I guess.
For now, I’ll concentrate on getting out of here as fast as humanly possible.
I shook hands with the directors closing off the deal properly until the last one left the room.
“I’ll be leaving now.”
“Do you have someone to drop you off?”
“I’ll give Mr Salvatore a call, he’ll send a driver for me or maybe there’s one waiting downstairs already.”
“Maybe. Or maybe I could do it.”
“Thank you but I’ll have to respectfully decline. Your wife might not like it.”
His eyes twinkled in remembrance. Did he actually forget he was married. Well the one thing I’m sure he forgot was his knowledge of me. If he knew me as well as he thought, his instincts would notify him I don’t do well with married couples.
I had an issue with his engagement, he lied to me making me believe he could call it off. At the end of the day, he still ran back into her arms while I stood from afar and watched like a weakling, a powerless poser. Never again will I give him such control over me.
With that, I walked away to talk to Damon.
Of course his driver arrived on time and saved me from hell itself driving me back to work.
I plopped on the seat of the car resting my brain for a short while.
Today has been really stressful. I’m so glad that part is over. I won’t have to go there for another day and the next time I’ll just have to be prepared.
I shut my eyes recollecting my past life once again.
~THREE YEARS EARLIER~
I took the elevator going back to Rash’s office in the speed of light. With immediate effect, he turned in his resignation letter already boxing up his stuff.
“Rash wait, I’ll take to him. I feel like this is my fault…”
He spat out and cut me short.
“Haven’t you done enough? Just go before Mr Mikeslson makes one call and no one ever hires me again. Just go Elena.”
He requested in firm but extremely sad tone. I bowed my head in compliance and swiftly walked out.
Disregarding Octavia’s warning, I took the elevator to my former floor. It dinged and I marched my way to his office and barged it.
“You’re a sick man. A sick, sick man. Someone just lost his job because of you for no good reason. At this rate, I can only find you disgusting.”
He smirked and got up.
“Elena. Let’s get one thing clear, the fact that you’re not close to me anymore doesn’t mean I won’t be watching you. I still am. I won’t let anyone come near you or harm you.”
“And the pot calls the kettle black. You’re the one harming me!”
I lashed out
“Doesn’t change the fact that you’re mine.”
He retorted. I lost all my lessons on calmness at his words.