Friday evening after work me and my best friend Iris, we both go to our favorite cafè to have milkshakes, cookies and chats and gossips of all the week.
Iris: Finally the weekend is here, I'm so relieved.
Cassie: My God! Yes. This week was tiring. It feels like Friday came after two damn weeks.
Iris: What! Are you kidding me? This week was amazing for me.
Cassie: Yeah yeah! I know, because your father is not in New York, right?
Iris dramatically said: oh Cassie! You know me too well. By the way what you're doing after this?
Cassie: Well first I'm visiting your brother's school because the children must be waiting for me, well actually they wait for all the candies I buy for them.
Iris laughed hard.
Cassie: Then I have date with Sammy tonight.
Iris: What? I thought someone told me no time for girls night out tonight!
Cassie: Okay don't get too emotional because after the date, I have to work up all night. That's why I'm not even going home tonight.
Iris: So, you're coming over.
Cassie: Yep! Staying at your place. I need your lab to work tonight.
Iris: Well you know you don't have to ask for my permission to use my things. Just like I don't bother asking before using your things.
Cassie: Haha! And I don't mind that you know. Well I better get going. I don't wanna be late. I'm going to Chris'. I need to get back before 7. I can't go to fancy date in my work clothes.
Iris: Yeah yeah! Don't even bother explaining it to me. I don't wanna Know a thing about that fame starved boyfriend of yours. I don't know how you're even with him. I remember you never even liked men like him.
Cassie: Well, to be honest, I also don't know, I still think it's just a joke or dream or something. But really he's not so bad. I mean we're together for tow years.
Iris: Oh! You can stay with anyone more than longer. It's him who surprises me.
Cassie: See, In a while you'll like him too.
Iris: Yeah! It didn't happen in two and a half years since we met him.
Cassie: Hush! I'm still hoping for good.
With that I got up, Start walking towards my car and Iris shouted.
Iris: Remind my brother he also has a biological family.
Cassie: Haha! Fine. I'll tell him that.
Chris, Christopher Liam Hunt, Son of my boss and he has no interests in his family business. He made his own dreams come true. He worked so hard for years and created a school for all kind of handicap children. I visit them every Friday with lots of candies and I wait all the week to spend time with all those kids and also with Chris. He is a great teacher, well at least for me. Whenever I have an issue I can't resolve, I talk to Chris, well yeah, He is a phycologist but still he knows how to resolve my issue. Or at least give me ideas so I can resolve my problems by myself.
I parked my car in the lot and I heard CANDIES ARE HERE.
Miss polly: Cassie is here with candies children.
Seth: Sorry miss Polly! everyone Cassie is here...
Miss Polly is one of the teachers in Chris's school. She is very lovely and sweet.
Miss Polly: Sorry the kids do that sometimes.
Cassie: it's ok I like to see them excited. Go everyone candies are waiting for you in my car.
Riely asked me in sign language: Where are my candies?
I replied her in sign language: Your candies are at the driving seat. Go get them girl.
She laughed and ran towards my car. Riely is a deaf and dumb child. She can't hear or speak. So just for her I learned sign language from Chris to talk to her without anyone's help.
Miss Polly: She just love you.
Cassie: Yeah and I love her too. Now tell me where is your boss?
Miss Polly: Oh! Mr. Hunt is in his office. Just be careful, today is not a good day.
Cassie: Oh! One of those days.
Miss Polly: Yep! One of those days.
Chris and his father, My Boss, are very much alike. Except for the anger. In 8 years, I can't remember Mr. Hunt getting angry like Chris. Chris ain't get angry easily but once he get angry his staff avoid facing him.
Chris to his staff: I clearly told you all about this week's schedule then why nobody followed?
Staff member: Sir we...
Chris:I don't want your explanation, I want answers. And I....
Just then I stepped in and clapped my hands once.
Cassie: Okay everyone the meeting is over. You all can go now.
Chris: What? Cassie....
Cassie: Shhh! I'm talking here.
Staff members mouthed the words before leaving.
With that I turned to Chris who is now smiling and not angry anymore.
Cassie: you're welcome Mr Hunt.
Chris: You're a disaster Cassie. You Know I have to put a sign board just for you not to come in my room while I'm in a meeting.
Cassie: Meeting! Really? You call it meeting, you were eating them alive.
Chris: Anyways, What would you like to have?
Cassie: Well my original favorite.
Chris ordered on the phone:" Hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies for two."
Then he put his work aside, lean down on his desk and ask me.
Chris: So what is bothering you Miss Wolf?
Cassie: Well, you know, It's Sam
Chris raised a brow and ask,
Chris: What about him?
Cassie: I don't know, I'm a little confused about him I mean I really don't understand what he wants? It's like I'm not even in this relationship. Two days ago, I let down Iris for the girls night out and yesterday he asked.. no actually he ordered me for date tonight and and I had to agree. Sometimes I think Iris is right about him.
Chris: He is just different kind of guy. He first set up everything and then ask you out. Just give him and your relationship some time.
Cassie: It's been two years Chris.
Chris: I know, just trust me and give it some time. Bad things happen to us because we don't give time to our relationships.
Cassie: Hmmm... Talking about relationships, What about you?
Chris: What about me?
Cassie: Well you had a date last Saturday I remembered. How it went?
Chris: It didn't work out.
Chris: Drop it. Your hot cocoa is here.
Cassie: Well cookies reminded me something. Your sister told me to tell you, Oh no... She told me to REMIND you that you also have a biological family.
Chris smiled but I could see the sadness in his eyes.
Chris: Well they don't have to remind me anything.
Cassie: Oh my God! I'm late and now I don't have much time.
Chris: Don't make puppy faces, you brought your dress with you?
Chris: Ok then, Feel free to use my bathroom.
Cassie: Chris, you're a life saver.
I hugged him from behind and they walk out of his room to get my dress.
A bit later when I walk back in his room he was busy with his work so I quitly stepped in the bathroom for shower. Twenty minutes later I got out of the bathroom fully dressed and ready to go. I walk towards the mirror in his office to check myself one last time. I felt Chris was staring at me so I ask awkwardly..
Cassie: Chris, Why are you staring at me?
Like my voice just snapped him out of his thoughts. He replied with a smile.
I felt the awkwardness as well so I changed the subject.
Cassie: So I have to find you another date now?
Chris: No. Thank you very much. I'm happy with whatever I have.
Cassie: Oh my God Chris! Will you please stop? Look whatever Emma did to you, you just stopped living your life. Can't you just give it another chance?
Chris: Cassie I can't expect anyone to understand my work or dreams. It's impossible. My parents, my sister. Hell! Even my ex wife. They all hate my job.
Cassie: Well I don't hate it.
Chris: Well you don't because you have a big heart Cassie.
Cassie: And your family don't?
Chris: I didn't said anything like that. Now aren't you getting late? Get out of my office.
Cassie: Fine fine. I'm going but this conversation is not over yet. I'll be at your place tonight and you're gonna answer me.
Chris: Cassie be careful and if it gets late tell Sam to drive you back or call me. Understood?
An hour later the cab pulled in front of a gorgeous restaurant where Sam made the reservation. I walked towards the host and ask.
Cassie: Dinner for two, Sam Peterson's reservation!
Host: Yes miss you must be Miss Wolf?
Host: Follow me ma'am. Mr Peterson is waiting for you.
Host took me to the table and left when Sam nod at him.
Sam: There you are beautiful, What took you so long, I couldn't wait to see you.
Cassie: Relax Sammy. I'm here now. The traffic was extraordinary tonight.
Sam: Yeah baby. I noticed that too.
With that Sam came across the table and pulled me in a light embrace. After that he pulled a chair for me to sit when I sat down he went back to his place and started normal chats.
Sam: So, How's your job going?
Cassie: Good but a lot of pressure.
Sam: Pressure, On you?
Cassie: Yeah! You know my birthday is on coming Monday and I really want to finish this project before Monday.
Sam: Ok, No need to worry. You are smart and very talented. I know you'll be able to figure out all of it in no time.
Cassie: Thanks Sam.
Sam: Happy to help.
Then Sam ordered food. We ate in silence at first and then with small talks that made me forget all of my worries.
After dinner Sam took me to a long drive. After a long romantic drive he pulled in front of a mini park. Fully decorated with lights. It was all breathtaking. When I pulled my eyes away from the scenery I found Sam, down on one knee with a ring in his hands.
Sam: Cassie, My love. Will you marry me?
Cassie: Oh my God Sam! I can't believe. Are you.... Is it ..... Am I dreaming?
Sam: No my love. It's as real as the blood in your veins and the beating heart in your chest.
Cassie: But you said you're not ready for any kind of commitment or anything yet!
Sam: Well now I think I am. Cassie will you please answer my question? You're embarrassing me in front of everyone.
Cassie: Everyone! You again told the press, didn't you?
Sam: Well it will help me you know.
Cassie: Sam! Really?
Sam: Ok I'm sorry.
Cassie: How many of them are around?
Sam: I don't know.
Sam: Okay okay. Four or five magazines, two or three Newspapers and may be business channel or two.
Cassie: Are you kidding me?
Sam: I said I'm sorry. Now for how long are you planning to keep me down on one knee?
Cassie: I don't know, I'm kind of admiring the view.
Cassie: Oh Sam you're adorable when angry. Of course I'll marry you.Sam: What?Cassie: Yes! Yes! All the way Yes!Sam: Oh my God!With that he slipped the ring in my hand and hugged me tight and I was just enjoying his embrace. I rested my head on his chest, his heart beat made me feel relaxed. In this moment I forgot everything in this world. It was only him and his calm heartbeat and the rest of the world just melted away.Cassie: Oh God! It's half past midnight.Sam: What! God! I should be running. I have a flight in
After a joyful and fun-filled breakfast, I went back to my work. After hours of hard work I was finally able to complete my work. I was just wrapping up, as Iris came in.Iris: So, are you done?Cassie: Yep. Don't tell me you are in mood to celebrate again?Iris: Well, maybeCassie: Just go with Scott, I have to go home. I need to get ready for tomorrow.Iris: Fine. By the way what is your plan?Cassie: To surprise your father. When I opened my eyes again, my whole world was different. I was in a torture room. My hands and my legs were tied with a chair.I was scared, shivering by the sudden change in my life. I was crying and looking around when a man came in.Man: You're awake. Good. Now we can talk. First, yes you're kidnapped and you're on our mercy.Cassie: What do you want? I haven't done anything to anyone.Man: Sweetie. You think bad things happen to bad people. No. It happens to people like you who ain't do anything to hurt other people.Cassie: You need money or something, you can have it. Please let me
No Matter What CHAPTER 04
When I opened my eyes again, my whole world was different. I was in a torture room. My hands and my legs were tied with a chair.I was scared, shivering by the sudden change in my life. I was crying and looking around when a man came in.Man: You're awake. Good. Now we can talk. First, yes you're kidnapped and you're on our mercy.Cassie: What do you want? I haven't done anything to anyone.Man: Sweetie. You think bad things happen to bad people. No. It happens to people like you who ain't do anything to hurt other people.Cassie: You need money or something, you can have it. Please let me
After Hendrik is in the picture, they changed my room. I was still locked But in a room. I could see days and nights, changing after months. I saw the moon and I couldn't wait to see the sunlight but still couldn't tell why all of the sudden change? And why a person like Jo was obeying a person like Hendrick Black. Yeah I've heard a lot about him that he is the man who show No Mercy to anyone and also that he was a womanizer. Why Jo was afraid of Hendrik Black? It was midnight I slipped in the bed and close my eyes and I drifted off sleep. I heard heavy footsteps approaching. I quickly got up and the door shook opened. It was Hendrik Black. Slowly approached to my bed.Cassie: What do you want?Hendrik Black: You think you're here on a vacation? I'll tell you what
------ 8 MONTHS AGO -------Chris POV:-Chris: Cassie Cassie......!Scott: What is it?Chris: Cassie's been hit. I heard someone. A man. We need to go.Iris: I'll come with you.Scott: No. Stay here. I'm driving Chris.Chris: Okay. I better call 911 CHRIS POV:-After talking to Dr Dusk. I talked to the others. I told them everything Dr Dusk had told me. We all decided to make happy talks around her. Tell her everything positive happened in last 10 months, and skip all the negative details.Chris:. Hey Cassie. How are you? They found your lucky charm. I had to beg to the officer to get it back.I just wanted to do something to make her wake up and see how much everyone is worried about her. I really couldn't see her like that. I just wanted her to open her beautiful eyes.&nb
No Matter What CHAPTER 07
CHRIS POV:-After talking to Dr Dusk. I talked to the others. I told them everything Dr Dusk had told me. We all decided to make happy talks around her. Tell her everything positive happened in last 10 months, and skip all the negative details.Chris:. Hey Cassie. How are you? They found your lucky charm. I had to beg to the officer to get it back.I just wanted to do something to make her wake up and see how much everyone is worried about her. I really couldn't see her like that. I just wanted her to open her beautiful eyes.&nb
CASSIE'S POV-Hendrick Black:. "Hello pretty face. Did you miss me my love?"Cassie:. "No! No it can't be."Hendrick Black:. "It can't be what my love?"Cassie:. "You can't be here."Hendrick Black:. "If you want me to to touch you then just say it. I'm not gonna say no to you."Cassie:." Stay away from me you monster." Hearing my answer, Cassie buried her face in my chest. We stayed like that for a bit longer than usual. I've hugged her before but this time, it's different. It's was a warm and sweet hug.Cassie: Chris....She whispered.Chris: Hmmmm.....Cassie: It felt so good when you called me candy again.I smiled and hold her a bit more tighter. After a while, we broke the hug and I sat back on the couch. She looked at me with guilty eyes.
No Matter What CHAPTER 09
Hearing my answer, Cassie buried her face in my chest. We stayed like that for a bit longer than usual. I've hugged her before but this time, it's different. It's was a warm and sweet hug.Cassie: Chris....She whispered.Chris: Hmmmm.....Cassie: It felt so good when you called me candy again.I smiled and hold her a bit more tighter. After a while, we broke the hug and I sat back on the couch. She looked at me with guilty eyes.