"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 that Darby barely sleeps.
A man walking on the forest pathway, wearing a long black cloak with a hood, covering his handsome face but his lips were pursed in a thin line.
After the never-ending lights of the city, he underestimated the utter blackness of nighttime in the woods. In his mind, the trees would be black trunks against a bluish charcoal sky, the path would become the deepest brown and the moonlight would bleach the stones within it. Hadn't every painting of woods at night been like that? Even if there was a moon tonight its silvery rays would not penetrate the dense canopy above. He was in too far in to turn back, the twilight he had mistaken for the night had passed rapidly. The darkness pressed in on him from all sides. All the while he listened for the bear and the wolves...
He stood next to the old white oak tree, the leaves barely present on it. The trunk was too strong...
"I hereby call Althea in this darkness!" he yelled and the second later, there was a thunder caused by the lightning. The area covered in thick fog and the wish blew faster.
"You called me, master..." a woman, wearing a black maxi dress bowed down in respect as if showing a curtsy to the king.
"Thank you..." Hilda declined the line as she sighed deeply.
"Hilda, come to bed already..." the male voice came from the other room as she walked there and put her phone on the side table.
"Who were you calling?" he asked tucking with her.
"Some people. I have to find a new assistant for my boss," she said hugging him back.
Next morning when Hilda reached early in the office to arrange the interview for the new assistants, she was before time.
The time for the interview was reaching as she looked up to her watch and the boss was nowhere to be found.
She called on his private phone number and asked if he's ready and should she send him the driver?
"Alright boss. I will call you once the interviews are over..." with that she disconnect the line and get back to her work.
After nearly three hours, she walked out of the cabin and felt exhausted.
"Can I get a coffee, please?" she asked.
Head up, shoulders straight Darby Rothschilds walked in the company like a boss. As arrogant as he is, his face was calm but a hint of annoyance rinse upon his forehead.
"Hilda? How was day one of the interview?" he asked as he got seated comfortably on his long office chair as he leaned back on it, waiting for an answer.
"Yes, sir... I don't perfectly like any of the girls... to be very honest I knew you would reject them in an instance. None of them was sincere or..." Hilda was interrupted by him saying, "Keep the hunt going."
"Anyways, is today any of my meeting important?" he asked and the secretary checked her IPad busily.
"Sir, no..." she shook her head still looking down to her IPad.
The ring on the intercom interrupted their conversation when he asked her to pick it up.
"Yes?" she talked and after listening to it for almost a minute, she asked Darby, "Sir... Ms Laura is here."
Darby who was working on his laptop paused for a second and raised his head to her with a clenching jaw.
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
"So what if I have a boyfriend? Can't I have some fun..." Ruby winked at her best friend's direction who face palmed herself.Ruby was drunk and a gasp from Xandra made her turn around when she asked, "What is it with your long face, baby girl?""K-Kevin is here," Xandra spoke when Ruby immediately turned around seeing her boyfriend was surrounded by a bunch of girls, his hand on a girl's waist and he was having fun."What the fuck is he doing here?" she slammed her hands on the bar counter as she stood up, striding towards her so-called boyfriend.And Xandra followed her."Hello, dickhead..." Ruby said smiling when Kevin was stunned and the colour slowly drained from his face."Who is she?" asked one of the girl when Ruby replied, "His girl... Now shoo away.""Darling, he doesn't want to be with you that's why he's here with us," one of the overconfident girls was arguing with Ruby as she scoffed and replied, "Darling, fuck off befor
The men were attacking one by one that's why they were being hit.Then they decided to attack together.A guy from behind grabbed her from the neck, two held both of her hands and a man who was standing right in front of her spoke, "We are going to tear you apart."His smirk was getting bigger and bigger when his partner said, "Let's take her to the corner and finish our work."She was shouting for help but the road was completely desolate. Not a single car or person was present there."Leave me!" she shouted struggling in the men's grip when all of them heard a deep voice saying, "Are you all deaf?"All of the men turned around to see there was the tall figure but they could not see him because of the darkness."Get going young man. There's no work for you here," said a drunk man when he replied, "You heard the girl. Leave her."The voice of the man was deep yet stern."Or else? Will you rape us just like we are going t
"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
It's been a day since they came back from Bangkok and Xandra has to go for the interview in Rothschilds Corporations so she woke up early and had a bath, changed into formal wear and made coffee and pancakes for breakfast.Ruby and her boyfriend Jess were sleeping in the same room when she tried to stay quiet as she could.Xandra took the cab to the Corporations as she was nervously sitting on the rear seat.Sighing deeply she saw a big large building in grey.It was a magnificent building... only education people with qualified degrees will be hired in this multinational company.And a dog walker like her... how is she even selected here?Xandra walked to the reception and politely spoke, "Hi, I've been called for an interview..."It's been an hour and she was sitting patiently on the seat in the corridor with a few girls.The rest of the girls were dressed like sluts, deep necks, short dress, full of makeup.It was not