"Ell...Ell" he stammered as he felt the cold metal on his wrists, and before he could say anything else, he was roughly pushed out of his apartment into the cold night and into one of their cars.
Lisa Thompson sluggishly sat up on her bed and turned on her laptop. She clicked on her G***l app and went through her emails. All of a sudden, her eyes caught a message, and she hurriedly clicked on the message with her heart beating hard."Yes" she said happily with her eyes closed tight, her fists clenched and her elbows bent.Lisa was beyond happy, and she still found it unbelievable that Megabiz Inc. had chosen her out of all the applicants that had applied for the post of managing director's secretaryship.She opened her eyes a few seconds later and went through the message again in order to confirm that her eyes hadn't played her.After going through the message again, she jumped out of her bed and ran to the room next to hers."Summer!" She shouted as she began shaking her. "Summer, wake up!"Summer was Lisa's best friend as well as room mate. The girls had paired up as room mates in their first year in college and became friends instantly."What" she mumbled as she sat up on her bed and gave Lisa a questioning look."I got the Job!" Lisa said enthusiastically."What job?" Summer said as she began to rack her brain because Lisa had applied for so many jobs during that month."The secretary job at Megabiz Inc! I can't believe it"Summer's eyes widened in delight, and she smiled at her friend before asking "For real?""For real" Lisa replied and sat on her friend's bed. "This calls for celebration""Of course. Where should we go to?'"A park?"Summer gave Lisa a dissatisfied look and said. "Why don't we choose somewhere else""Like?" Lisa asked."Like a club"Lisa puffed as she looked away from her friend. She wasn't a fan of clubbing, and Summer knew this and still brings it up every single chance she got."You know..."Lisa was about to start her usual line when she was suddenly interrupted by Summer."Just for today. There is no big deal in clubbing" she cajoled."But...""Common, Lisa. You're now a secretary at one of the biggest companies in the world. Doesn't that call for celebration"Lisa sighed heavily and gave in by nodding her head.A beautiful smile creased Summer's face, and she hugged her friend. "Thank you"Lisa shrugged her shoulders. "You're welcome"~"Put on this gown" Summer said as she walked into Lisa's room and dropped a blue gown on her bed."I have my Jean trouser..."Summer put her second finger on her lips and hushed Lisa. "We're going to a club, not a seminar"Lisa rolled her eyes as she picked up the blue gown and put it on."Wow, you're looking great by the way, secretary, Lisa"Lisa blushed. "Thank you""Now, let's do your make-up"Lisa sat in front of her mirror and Summer used forty-five minutes to perform her magic."Done" she said as she dropped a make-up brush and moved away from the mirror in order to give Lisa a chance to check herself."Wow" Lisa said as she checked herself in the mirror and saw a new her."Told ya. You're one hot chick"Lisa smiled at her friend and said "Thank you""You're welcome. Now, let's be on our way" Summer said as she began heading out of Lisa's room to hers in order to pick her purse and some cash.~They arrived at the club about twelve minutes later and headed in straight.They both asked for cocktails and found a table at one corner of the club where the speakers weren't so loud.Not long after they were seated, a very cute guy walked up to Summer and asked her to dance with him.Lisa knew what was coming next, but a part of her still hoped that for once, Summer wouldn't give him a chance because everyone that knew Summer knew that she had a soft spot for cute guys."Okay" she replied as she gave him a flirtatious look and put her hand in his."I will call you" she gestured to Lisa before walking away.Lisa's jaw dropped down as she watched her friend walking away with the stranger, and she had no idea what she was going to do next.Lisa looked around the club and found no one she knew. In short, she was on her own, and she had to take care of herself.She lifted her cocktail to her mouth, but before she could take a sip out of it, a young guy sat on Summer's vacated seat and pointed his second finger at someone on his right hand before saying. "He wants to see you"Perplexed, Lisa followed his finger in order to see who the 'He' was, but that part of the club was darker than where she was sitting, and she was unable to make out anybody's face."Who?" She asked curiously."You will know when you get there"As if I will be leaving my seat. She thought and scoffed. "Tell him to come here"The guy's eyes widened in fear, and he said. "He is a big man""And I'm a big woman. I'm sorry, but I can't follow you" she said frankly.Disappointedly, the guy rose on his feet and walked away.Lisa smiled at herself for the way she had handled the situation, lifted her cocktail to her mouth and took a sip out of it."I heard you turned him down" a man said as he sat on Summer's vacated seat and gave Lisa a beautiful smile.Lisa, who wasn't expecting anybody anytime soon, shockingly choked on her cocktail and spat some of it out.The man who Lisa suspected was in his earlier thirties rose on his feet, leaned across the table and used his handkerchief to clean her lips.
"Easy girl. Easy" he said as he softly cleaned her lips."Thank you" Lisa said."It's okay" the man said and went back to his seat. "I'm Clifford by name" he added and stretched out his hand for an handshake.Because of what the man had done for Lisa some seconds ago, Lisa had no other option than to chat with him even though she hadn't planned to chat with anybody at the club.Lisa. She thought. This is going to be a long night.She picked up her cocktail and drank everything in a chug."I'm Lisa," she replied and took the man's hand.The man beamed, "It's nice meeting you" and they released each other. "I'm sorry for the way my friend acted earlier. He was drunk. I didn't send him here. I just told him that I liked you, and the next thing I knew, he was walking towards you""It's okay" Lisa said as she unconsciously lifted her wineglass to her mouth."It's empty" Clifford said as he pointed his finger at the wineglass."What?"
Earlier that nightA man who was sitting at an extremely dark corner of the club eyebrows knitted together as he watched Clifford approaching a girl that was quietly sipping her cocktail. He knew his type, and he hated men like him the most.If only the girl knew what type of a man he was. The man thought as he drank from the bottle in his hand.The man had planned to leave the club five minutes prior to Clifford joining the girl and was about standing up when a guy with curly hair approached her.And for some unknown reasons, he decided to sit and watch how things turned out for her.Two hours later, he saw the girl leaving with Clifford, and his subconscious told him to follow them. He dropped his bottle, paid his bill and followed them.I knew it. He thought as he saw the curly-haired guy and three others following Clifford and the girl without the girl's awareness.The man walked past the four guys as if he had no idea what was
Within micro seconds of seeing the man in front of him, the curly-haired guy trailed off and terrifically dropped the knife that was in his hand. Lisa immediately moved away from him and she watched as the man raised his fist in the air and connected it with the curly-haired guy's face."I hate cowards like you the most," the man growled as he raised his hand in the air and connected it with his face again.Something cracked, and the guy cried out in pain."Fight me if you can," the man said as he wrapped his hand around his neck, raised him in the air, and flung him away. "Since the second I saw you guys at the club, I knew you were up to no good."He tilted his head in Lisa's direction and focused his eyes on her.Lisa became curious about who the mysterious man was and she began to wonder what he looked like because, apart from his heavy masculine figure, and height, Lisa wasn't able to make out any other features.They were in a dark corner in the m
Three minutes earlierAs Lisa turned around, her subconscious asked curiously. "What are you doing?""Going back," Lisa replied."Don't!" Her subconscious warned."I'm going back, and that is final. I don't want to be a coward. The man only hates cowards"."Yay!" her stubborn part screamed in triumph.Lisa's last statement gave her some strength, and she began to run until she felt as if the air would be knocked out of her.She was doing all this because she wanted to meet the man before he entered the club.There he is. She thought as she saw him walking slowly towards the club, and with her purse in her left hand and her right hand akimbo, she tried to calm herself down by inhaling a large amount of oxygen for a few seconds before shouting."Hey you, saviour, what is your name?"The man slowly turned around, his eyes narrowing as he realized the girl he had assumed was now inside her room, trying to sleep, wa
Lisa joined the man at a table, which was placed in an extremely dark corner of the club, and she looked around inquisitively. Other than the people that were in the lighter part of the club, you could hardly see the people next to you.Suddenly, her eyes connected with her former table, which was now occupied by a couple.Curiously, Lisa looked at the man who had not said a word to her since they had been seated and said, "Was this your former seat?"The man shifted in his seat but didn't say a word."Hmmmm. I guess it was, " Lisa said, nodding her head countless times. "So, the whole time, you were watching me from this dark corner.Lisa's stubborn part found that very funny, and Lisa began to laugh until she felt tears in her eyes."That was so cute." She laughed harder and clapped her hands. "I've only read about knights in shining armor in novels. I didn't know that I'd get to meet mine in real life. "She rolled her eyes into the
The next morning, the man who had hardly closed his eyes rose on his feet to the sound of someone knocking on his bedroom door. He looked at the girl that was sleeping peacefully on his bed, walked to the door and checked out the visitor through the peephole before opening the door.He slightly opened the door and stood between it.When the woman that was knocking on the door saw him, she smiled wholeheartedly and tried to hug him, but when she saw the look on his face, she stood on her ground and said, "Longest time, Brother."Without showing any sign of affection, the man glared down at her and said, "What are you doing here?"With the woman's smile still on her face, she replied. "To welcome you back. You were gone by the time we got there. "The man said nothing."Dad also sent me to you," the woman added."I have nothing to do with him." The man said."He said he wants you back home."The man's eyes narrowed, his jaw tightened, and h
"Don't you remember anything?" The man asked.Lisa froze, looked into space and began to rack her brain. And after some seconds, she faced Ricardo and replied. "Nothing. I remember nothing."The man scoffed, put down his leg, and said "You took it off by yourself. You said you were boiling in it."Lisa's jaw dropped in disbelief, and her eyes became as round as saucers.How could she do such a thing? She thought. Because she knew the type of girl she was. She was one of those girls that was ready to stay in one piece of clothing for years if it was going to protect her from men.Ricardo rose on his feet and began to walk towards a door that Lisa hadn't noticed until now."Make sure you're fully dressed before I come back," the man said without looking at her.He pressed the door handle and was about to open the door when her voice stopped him."Please, before you go";"What?" He replied with his hand still on the door handle and wit
Ricardo's amusing face immediately turned into a cold glare with daggers, and that satisfied Lisa's stubborn part which had been planning to get back at him since last night.It jumped up in joy and winked at Lisa's subconscious, which was now in full support of things.For the first time since last night, Ricardo was caught off guard, and that pleased Lisa."It's not my fault," Lisa shrugged. "It's your visitor's," she added.Her smile became wider, and she licked her bottom lip. She was enjoying every second of this to the fullest.Ricardo fully turned around and took a step closer to her, with his glacier look chilling her more than the early morning freezing temperature."That is not my name," he said.Lisa faked being surprised, and her mouth formed a huge 'O'. "Ooh... Ooh. It's not your name. "Her expression changed from surprised to puzzled, and a deep furrow appeared on her forehead.She hugged herself deeper and said. "Who