"Miss," I froze when I saw the person whom Red addressed. "Are you the third applicant?"
Calla frowned after she shifted her gaze between Red and me. I knew she felt bad when she saw Red and me kissing.
"You are in the wrong office," I said, but my heart was already in my throat. This woman was indeed hard to turn down. "The HR office is on the left-wing, and you are in the right."
I stepped back so Red couldn't see my facial expression. I placed Calla temporarily at the hotel while still thinking about the best thing to do. A few days later, I asked Philip to fetch her and bring her to my office. However, instead of bringing her directly there, Philip took her instead to the clinic. I almost choked to death when I saw her. I still didn't get the nerve to tell Red that Rya Sevilla was Calla.
I pretended to show Calla the way to the HR office. I was glad I succeeded, but Calla's face twisted like a
SEAN'S POVSEAN'S POVI already foresaw that Calla's coming into my life again would create a problem between Red and me. Our relationship was still too young, and like a seedling, it didn't have any roots yet. I couldn't allow it to die; it's a commitment I couldn't afford to break.I applied for Red an indefinite leave and brought her to the only place I called my own. All that I have was not mine, though I spent my sweat and blood for it. When the right time comes--when Red would be able to move on completely from Eric--I would tell her my secrets. Eric was a greedy businessman, always hungry for more power and wealth, so how could I throw out Sir Thomas' legacy to an unworthy person? Red was never business-minded, and she would never be able to handle such massive conglomerates.We left early in the morning through the company's private plane. In just a few hours, my eyes were alre
SEAN'S POVI followed Patrick to the woods when he did not come back after about fifteen minutes. I got worried that his enemies might have already tracked him in this remote part of the country. One of the reasons I relocated the occupants of this place was that I did not want any trouble coming my way. I did not mind that I had no neighbors, as long as I had Patrick and his wife.To my horror, I saw Red crouching on the ground with her head buried on top of her pulled-up knees. I got even more horrified when she looked up with bloodshot eyes. I was afraid that Patrick might have suspected her as a spy and hurt her."She 0pened the lid of the Bronca breeders," Patrick informed me, his voice quivering in fear. "Sean, check her out."I freaked out when I saw that reddish mark of a Bronca bite in her cheek. Just a while ago, Patrick even boasted about how lethal its bite was. He tried it on the animals, and all of the
Sean's POVI am not a medical professional, but I could tell that her blood pressure was dropping. I got scared, and my knees were losing strength. The beeping of the monitor sounded like a call to the grave, and it drove me crazy.I looked at the doctor and saw he spoke to the nurses. I could not hear anything, but I knew he was giving orders. The nurses moved like bolts of lightning. My eyes couldn't follow them all. One of them picked up a vial, aspirated the content out of it through a syringe, then infused it in the bigger bottle. I guessed it was the medicine to address her dropping blood pressure. Soon, I saw it hanging on an IV stand, followed by other bottles.Someone approached me and took Red's history. Looking at the pin on her left upper chest, I understood that she was a post-graduate intern. I may not have known Red too well, but I was able to answer all her questions because I had Red's personal data even before I met he
SEAN'S POV"My beloved countrymen, this is my promise to all of you. I will do all it takes to stop the spread of this deadly Bronc X virus. I am commissioning a group of experts to conduct studies and research about the nature of this virus so that they can formulate drugs that would stop this malady. It had already affected not just our daily activities but also the country's economy. As of now, the best solution to this problem is to implement a strict quarantine to every district, city, municipality, and region."With my capacity as a scientist and founder of the drug that ended the plague in the past, I will impart all my knowledge to the research teams. As soon as possible, we should be able to come up with the best solution to our current suffering."The crowd gave a continuous round of applause. Bright flashes of the sea of cameras glittered inside the huge arena."God bless the president!""We love y
SEAN'S POINT OF VIEW"I don't get what you mean," I replied with a narrowed gaze-- trying to wear a nonchalant expression."I am covering for Dr. Yrna's patients, including Miss Sevilla."I felt a pool of blood rushing into my head, sending heat into my face. If I would look at myself in the mirror, I knew I would see a beet-red face, along with the sharp darts of my eyes. I hate myself for being too careless. Why didn't I think of warning Dr. Yrna to keep this matter with Calla between ourselves? Why did she choose Red's close friend to cover for her absence of all obstetricians out there?"I am never betraying her. Not all things you want to hide means betrayal," I answered, giving her a sharp gaze. "I have reasons.""There should be open communication. I'm sure she would understand. Why not make her a part of the plan?"Why not make her a part of the plan instead of hurting her with my lies? L
SEAN'S POVI remembered the rapid race ug my heartbeats as I listened to Patrick. My mind was screaming its protest; I could already guess what's next. I stared at him, sparing a blink. Perhaps, Patrick had read my mind because his lips twisted into a sad smile, its corner etched with pain."I was already a step away from success, but he took it all and claimed the full victory."There was a time when the people already cried from helplessness and despair because of the virus outbreak that caused thousands of mortalities. Just when the leaders of the country almost gave up hope, Ric Abella announced his breakthrough regarding the discovery of a particular drug that saved the country from the brink of death."Not even one of his colleagues stopped him from doing that?" I stared at him in disbelief."It was a secret that only him and I knew."I already expected this, but the next thin
SEAN'S POV "Calla, haven't I told you many times to stay only at your room?" I said in a frustrated tone, right after the call from the president got fortunately disconnected. I drew in a deep breath, but another headache had then showed up at the doorway. "Sean, I'm bored to death! Can you at least give me a job?" She walked towards my desk and sat across me, throwing her other leg above the other before she pulled herself upright. "Calla, sooner or later, your face will appear on the screen. I don't want any trouble with the president, nor with Red." "Red, again! Haven't you any female employees? Why can't I be one of them?" I sighed, regretting the day I accepted the president's request to help her hide from the public and accepting Calla's plea to escape from the president. "How about going to other countries? I can help you with that." "Sean, I'm pregnant. It's difficult to
SEAN'S POV"Philip?"I called his name after some moments of observing him. There was a narrow slit between two stretches of curtains covering the ICU glass windows. Only one was allowed to visit each time, so I had to wait outside. I just couldn't barge in even if I wanted to; I was afraid I was just paranoid. I trusted Philipever since I started taking over the business, and he never once failed me except for occasional, wrong information.His eyes grow wide for a mere second, expressing his surprise, but he was quick to get back to wearing his usual, calm demeanor behind the mask he wore."Sir, I'm sorry for Dr. Red," he commented, turning a little to glance at Red.I nodded, then asked, "Why are you here, Philip? You should be resting by now."It was a long day for the two of us since I had him do many things regarding the transfer of business ownership under the TAG Group of Companies to Red