Mother Lee was busy in the kitchen preparing all favorite dishes of Reese like beef enchiladas, cheesy rice & broccoli casserole, pan-fried oysters, spaghetti with meat sauce, chicken dumpling soup, and blueberry buttermilk muffins as dessert.
Hearing the sound of a car coming from outside, she immediately stopped working and rushed to the main door. Reese stepped out…ran towards mother and hugged her tightly. Although she was her godmother but she always cherished her as her daughter.
At the funeral of her parents, Mother Lee holds her hands tightly and said, “Reese, look into my eyes baby, I am here. You are safe with me, hold me tighter. Sweetheart, you didn’t grow under my heart because you are in it. You are my special child, do you believe your godmother. I am always there with you. Reese looked into the eyes of mother Lee and nodded.”
“Oh my baby, you become so thin, why you didn’t take proper care of your health. Look at yourself,”
Hearing this Aviva rolled her eyes and said, “Mom, you are acting like a Korean drama mother. From which angle you are finding her unhealthy. See she has grown up well. You don’t believe, you can check her breasts; it must be of size 32D.”
Hearing this mother lee gave a tight slap on her forehead and said, “How can be you so shameless?”
Armaan was the last one to enter the room but still heard what Aviva said, and can’t stop looking at Reese. Damn…I am feeling so uncomfortable. He hurried towards his room as he needs the cold shower.
Hearing chatting from the living room grandfather, grandmother, and father Lee also came.
Seeing grandmother and grandfather coming together she strolled towards them, and said in a giggling voice, “How are my love birds? I missed you so much! She stretched her arms out and hugged them.”
They both smiled wholeheartedly and kissed on her forehead one by one.
Sister Marry came and said, dinner is ready Sir. Everyone turned to the dining room. Seeing the sumptuous dishes at the dinner table, she felt contented.
Armaan also came down after settling his desire. Dinner went harmoniously and in silence as obviously with the presence of Armaan, nobody spoke much other than asking her routines.
Once dinner is finished, father Lee asked Reese, “Have you got any response for your applications? Do you need any help?”
Yes, I accepted the internship at MU Designers Pvt. Ltd., they are into architectural designing consulting. Although the organization is mid-tier but I believe it would have a good opportunity with challenging projects. As the number of employees is less so work would be more demanding and tricky.”
Once she finished speaking, a rough voice of Armaan sounded in her ears, “You mean to say, companies with larger employees don’t offer good opportunities. Are they into monotonous business operations?”
I didn’t mean that it’s just that I feel working there would be good for me to have practical work experience…she tried to retort silently.
So are we not doing practically? Is our operation is on papers only?” He said with some menacing hint.
Oh god, is his head is been kicked by a donkey. Why doesn’t he mind his own business? Why he just pick one word from the statement and turn the meaning totally upside down. I hate this man. I can forecast my future as my hard days are coming. Please God, save me from this horrible man.
With a pleading gaze in her eyes, she looks all to save her and dropped her head.
Mother Lee interrupted the discussion, and said, “Reese you should take a rest now, it was a long journey. You must be tired. And you must be joining them tomorrow, so better sleep well.”
She hurriedly stood up, bowed to all, and left instantaneously without looking back.
Back in the room, Aviva also followed her.
“Why do you always get startled in front brother? He will not eat you?” Aviva said with some mischievous sprite.
“Don’t make a joke of me? As if you are very courageous in front of him. How many times you were able to speak straight with him, tell me? Don’t you know him? He has all means and methods to prove what he said is true.” Reese said with a caustic smile.
Aviva replied, “But you can’t deny his capability; undoubtedly he is the man of his word. He has good business sense and handsome too. I truly don’t know which girl would get lucky to have him or to be precise what type of girl will be liked by him.”
Reese sighed and reverted, “He is a rude capitalist. I pity that girl who would be chosen by him. But why are you discussing all this with me? I am really tired and need to get up early. I don’t want to get late on the very first day of my joining.”
“Hehehe...Then sleep my beauty but before that give me a hug me,” Aviva hugged her tightly and left the room.
Once Aviva left, Reese unpacked her luggage and settled the things in her cloakroom. She picked up her pajamas and prepared to take a shower.
Once she came out of the bathroom, she lies in the bed and fell asleep soon.
In the study, Armaan was looking at the documents in hand with a mischievous smile on his face.
Reese, I hope you’ll like my surprise.
Striking shining rays of the sun were smirking from the window passing through the curtains on Reese's face, making her more enchanting. Feeling the warmth on her face she slowly opened her eyes while rubbing them and sit straight in her bed. Lee’s villa was in the outer suburbs, a closet place to nature not too far from the main city but an exclusive area. It was surrounded by lovely small mountains and natural bushes. With the artificial lake and waterfall, it was just like paradise. So natural!
At Armaan’s office…In a huge office, Armaan was sitting on the chair and his assistant Nolan was reporting him the business matters.A sudden commotion at the door made both of them look into the direction; there comes Hernan again with his amusing smirk. He moves in the direction of the sofa and made himself comfortable as if he was a boss.
At the Sean group on the 88th floor, an attractive and handsome man was standing at the French window. His exquisite facial features and the sturdy body were looking exceptionally well and sexy. He was wearing a dark blue color suit and black shirt, which is giving him deep aura. Standing behind him Jace Keen, his assistant, reported him about the Hilltop resort designing deal. He told him that the project is been assigned to a group in which Reese was there. Listening to which Liam turned around with a sweet glint in his eyes.
Aviva & Reese reached home, although Aviva wanted to roam around but Reese told her that she has to prepare a design handout of the new project which is a little time-consuming. They reached the home and had dinner with all except Armaan as he has some important business to do so he will come late.She went to her room, took shower, and changed to her comfortable night suit, and started preparing the handout plan on the laptop. She worked till mid-night and when she was about to close her laptop, she heard the sound of footsteps from outside.
The next morning, Reese left before the time for office as she has to report early with the hand-out design factors. They have an internal meeting in the morning where they will discuss the same and make any amendments if required before the kick-off meeting. She reached the office on time and Mark called everyone for a meeting. Reese has prepared a detailed plan covering everything about the design layout including typography, vernacular, form & volume, physical features, views, mass, atmosphere, grid, materials, orientation, protections, and importantly structure & tech
They all came to the office post-lunch to finish other tasks. Mr. Davis was having more meetings planned and there were investors conference was also premeditated which were very critical. This particular day has become significant for him with the fact that they got one of the biggest projects and another that they will soon be signing with one of the biggest investors with substantial funding. Hernan has already received the news of Armaan’s investment in MUs. He was not surprised at all as he very well understands his ways and means but was a little astonished. Armaan never leaves a chance for his opponent to put down their claws in the business battle and this is about his love so how can he take any chances.Hernan called Armaan and, “So Smart, nice move man!”
Echo of Love Chapter 13: Little Confrontation!
Hernan has already received the news of Armaan’s investment in MUs. He was not surprised at all as he very well understands his ways and means but was a little astonished. Armaan never leaves a chance for his opponent to put down their claws in the business battle and this is about his love so how can he take any chances.Hernan called Armaan and, “So Smart, nice move man!”
The next day morning, she again left early with an excuse of work but her heart knows the reason. The entire night tormented her with those scenes. She was extremely uneasy and don’t understand the reason behind it. She doesn’t even remember when she went into slumber.She reached the office and received the notification that they will be visiting the Hilltop Mounta