"Alright, settle everybody!" the loud and clear female voice interrupted the chattering of the employees.
Then, within a second all of the employees got seated, carefully with a straight posture.
The hoofing of the shoes made some of them gulp in nervousness while the eyes of the female workers lit up, thinking of nothing but their hot arrogant boss.
The man walked in, three-day stubble and a neatly pressed suit, the kind you only see on high priced lawyers and gangsters. He took in the room with a single sweep, his hazel eyes settling on nothing but the bunch of employees who were politely yet quietly seated.
"That's it?" his deep yet mesmerizing voice hit the ears of the employees and it was a melody, sweet yet soft.
He had tousled dark brown hair, which was thick and lustrous. His eyes were a mesmerising deep, the softest brown infused with green as if he held the new spring growth inside. They were the forest floor and the gentle flowers, somewhere to rest and breathe. His face was strong and defined, his features moulded from granite. He had dark eyebrows, which sloped downwards in a serious expression. His usually playful smile had drawn into a hard line across his face. His perfect lips were ripe for the kissing. His strong hands, slightly rough, slid in his pocket and his mouth twitch... something was going on his mind.
"Yes, Mr Rothschilds... these are the main employees of our company," the secretary informed politely.
"Alright... as you all know that I'm going to be your boss from now on. There are certain rules... in my company... in my presence..." he walked towards his seat and got seated.
"Hilda..." he said and the secretary quickly handed each of the employees a paper of rules and regulations.
After the fifteen-minute meeting, when the lecture was over, he stood without saying a word and turned to leave the conference room.
Darby Rothschilds, he was the most handsome and eligible bachelor in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Taking over his father's business and expanding it in different countries, he was new here. Rumours were, he's said to be the very straightforward and difficult to bear kind of person. That was one of the reasons he is still single.
He held this unique charisma... the exasperated look he always carries in his face. Nobody, in person or magazines and social media, has seen him smiling.
"What is my schedule for today, Hilda?" he without looking back kept on walking to the elevator when his secretary from behind was struggling to get the IPad on and his handsome voice said, "I asked you to arrange a personal secretary for me, Hilda. Is it too much to ask?"
With a sigh, he was expecting everything to be done fast when his secretary replied, "Mr Rothschilds... please give me some time. I'm fetching the perfect assistant for you. I've been personally interviewing with them."
"And as for your schedule... you have a meeting in exactly five minutes with Mr Fernsby," she spoke respectively.
"Is he here, yet?" asked the arrogant boss and the secretary who just pressed the button of the elevator, gave a nod.
"So, Mr Rothschild... I wanted to receive you at the airport personally but due to a few..." Mr Fernsby was interfered by Darby himself who spoke, "It's alright, Mr Fernsby... you are never on time."
Hearing this, the man in front of the boss, hesitated for a second, then managed to speak, "Is there anything I can do for you?"
"Mr Rothschilds, I would solely like to invite you for dinner tonight," he said delightfully.
Darby was quiet for a second, then spoke," Tonight, I'm not free."
"Oh... no worries, then, Mr...." Fernsby was interrupted by Darby, "I believe you want to invite me for dinner in the coming weekend?"
Mr Fernsby gave a quick nod and Darby just gives a casual reply saying, "I will inform you."
He was, after all, Darby Rothschilds... the worst one of all.
It was a night time when Darby swam in the pool of his luxurious villa. His body was here but mind... was somewhere else.
I often feel like a lone wolf in the world. Striding above the trends, the fads, the things that we get so overworked about and yet don't mean so much. Wearing clothes that aren't "in" right now, listening to classical music, watching old movies and reading the philosophy books. I don't watch the news, I don't use social media, I don't spend my weekends at the bars and I don't care frankly. I've done bad things in my life, I've squandered chances and passed over friends but I am on the hunt for redemption and a new path. I am on a hunt for greatness. I am still looking for that girl who can challenge me, learn with me, overcome meaningful battles and share the best moments with me. I am looking for a girl who wants to achieve great things in her life, to be remembered, to have her name on billboards and statues. I am still looking for a girl I can hold in my arms, pin down underneath me and submit unconditionally to my life. What I cannot do without, nothing less will suffice. She has to complete me in ways I haven't even figured out yet.
Wrapping a towel around his waist, he walked to the living room, pouring himself a glass of his favourite red wine, leaning to the bar counter.
He didn't even look back when he felt a presence, a fragrance of jasmine mixed with fruit.
"Why are you here?" he asked, still not looking back.
The girl put her delicate hand on his wide shoulders and made his face towards her.
"I heard you need to relax..." she grinned.
No doubt, the girl was pretty, wearing a very short dress in silver with deep neck and the dress... it was only reaching to her thighs. Her raven black hair tied up in a high ponytail and a soft yet natural makeup applied on her pretty face.
Darby made eye contact with her and without thinking, he just grabbed her hand and dragged her upstairs to his room.
While walking up the stairs, the girl could not help but smile seductively.
"Sir, do you want anything else?" a man, dressed in a proper formal suit asked respectively as his head bowed down."No, Arrow. That's all. I want to sleep," he, who was leaning back on the bed with satin silk covers on top of him.The servant obediently gave a nod and without interrupting him further, he left the room.Nighttime... it's always his favourite. Not a single worry of anything, the darkness, the silence... not anyone roaming in the streets and chattering loudly. Pure silence... which gives him peace.Darby stood up from his bed, his bare skin was pale as he walked towards the balcony.The stars are somewhere behind the haze of black cloud that is stretched thinly above and the transitory moonlight bleaches the grey-scale world momentarily, and then it is gone. His mind is a blur with possibilities, each more fanciful than the next.Even if he told his servant that he wanted to sleep, but every single person in his villa knows th
The woman that walked in could have graced any billboard or magazine cover, but she was better than those two-dimensional photoshopped models. Somehow her imperfections made her perfect. There was a shyness to her, hesitation in her body movements and a softness in her voice. Her cream suit had a tailored look that was bold against her dark brown hair, her perfectly manicured nails were one of her pride. Her eyes, like the indigo ocean, were pools of iridescent blue, sculpted upon her creamy face like dazzling jewels. Strands of molten gold tumbled out of her scalp, cascading down her back like a waterfall. Cherry lips, crystal white teeth: she truly was a beautiful sight to behold."Darby...." she smiled as wide as she could, the face filled beyond happiness."Laura... What a surprise. I wasn't expecting you," he stood up like a gentleman as she offered her hand for him to kiss.He kissed her hand and she let out a smile when he asks her to sit."W
The city hospital, where Mr Smith was taken and Darby's car was parked right in front of the hospital building.Darby hasn't visited any patient in a hospital in ages. Could there be a chance he can go in?Darby Rothschilds has very resentful memories regarding the hospitals. Whatever has happened in his past... there's no chance in hell he will go in."Come on, sir," Hilda spoke respectively. And Darby seemed to lost in his thoughts."Mr Rothschilds?" she uttered politely."Huh?" he said unaware."Let's go inside, sir," she said."Um... no, Hilda. You go inside and check up on Mr Smith. I'm not going in. The... the place is crowded," he made up an excuse.of course, he could not let his assistant know that he has a fear of going into hospitals.One thing Hilda knew that Darby does not like crowded places so this kind of made sense."Alright sir..." she gave a quick nod and held the bouquet she arrange
Another second and he shook his head, closing the eyes, opening them again.He was normal again... exhaling deeply, he walked back to the gorgeous lady, waiting patiently for him."Where'd you go?" she asked concerned look on her face and he replied, "Ah, nothing. I kinda have a soft spot...""It's alright. I've replaced him with someone else," she smiled delightfully.The dinner went well and Laura spoke, "Darby, there's a gala on this weekend by Mr King... this is the biggest gala of the year."Darby although was present here but his mind was not here at all."Huh?" he stated unaware."Are you even listening?" she asked worried in her tone."Yea, I was zoned out for a bit..." replied the handsome hunk.Darby just stepped in his villa and the manager politely greeted him and presented him a letter."What's that?" he asked, looking uninterested."It's an invitation, sire... to the King's gala.""Okay
The man just ignored it as he did not remove the blindfold but when the continuous chatter of the girls lingered in his ears, he shook his head, controlling his anger.When the plane was being landed and Xandra along with her best friend was taking their luggage out from the upper side of the plane and he removed his blindfold walking passed by them.His shoulders touched with hers and he pushed it walking passed by her."How rude!" she said when he ordered his secretary to bring his luggage.She from behind kept on staring at him with the full attention and he tripped on his way, about to fall but managed to balance himself."Oh..." a hint of a smile touched her lips and she continued doing what she was doing."Bangkok, baby!" both of the friends walked out of the airport, yelling in excitement."Mr Rotschilds... how was your flight? I'm sure you haven't had any troubles..." a man stood next to the car, with a hand in pocket, wearing
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"Gentleman... ladies, please. It would be appreciated if you will go a little slow with the celebrations. A business meeting is going on outside..." arrow came and spoke respectively when Xandra immediately answered, "Oh, I am so sorry... We will be quiet, now.""Thank you, ma'am," Arrow gave a nod and politely walked away.Xandra remembered she has seen this man somewhere.As soon as she remembered him from last night, she murmured, "Arrow...""You want an arrow for your birthday gift?" Ruby asked unaware when Xandra recalled the last night's scene where the angry voice of the man, made Arrow rushed when he got bumped into her.She, even though did not saw his face but the deep mesmerizing tone was enough to know that he was annoyed.But that's her fault? How?She let out a smirk as she told Ruby to sing her a birthday song.As Darby took a sip of his coffee and was about to place the cup back to the saucer, he stopped in midw