Ruby shifted nervously in her seat. The Wyatts were now gone hours ago and she had heard enough with so many questions to ask. She shuffled in Nate’s swivel chair at his den, her hands covered in sweat even with the air conditioning unit turned on. It was a good thing none of the servants were at home to reduce the drama. She had met the gardener only once but she could tell he was one to run his mouth. The first day they met, he kept eyes on her while shearing the flower beds. She’d also noticed him peeping at her window. She remembered Nate had said he couldn't make proper friends in highschool because of Taylor, that got her wondering if he wanted to be her friend and Taylor objected to it or if he didn’t just want to have anything to do with a weakling generally. She drew in sharp breaths, she wasn’t ready to leave the office just yet. A part of her was scared of what awaited her opposite the large mahogany door. What if Taylor had secretly revealed to him that she was in
Nate returned to the office the following Monday. The weekend had been a blur. He barely spoke to Ruby and remained in his den. It still hurt that she didn’t trust him and he tried to push the hurt away. He had received a couple of stares from his staff but paid no attention to them. He couldn’t help the bile that rose to his throat each time he thought of how they betrayed him. It felt more awkward because he couldn’t tell who was on his side and who wasn’t. He groaned as he opened his laptop. Maggie brought in toast and a Diet Coke for him. He mumbled something in response and got to work immediately. It felt a little good to be at his desk again with a view of the busy city. The only difference was how empty he felt. Ruby’s office seemed so bare, all the decorations she hung up before were now gone and the office was back to its original state. All he had were memories of her at her desk, typing away or slacking at work. He had caught her slacking so many times but let
Nate shut his laptop and packed up his bags. Adam was waiting at the parking lot for him. After Ethan’s unexpected visit and outburst, he was kind of disoriented. He couldn’t describe what he felt for her with words. He didn’t agree it was love because he didn’t believe in love but he was really upset and jealous when Ethan claimed he loved her and she loved him too. He turned off the lights and almost made a run for the elevator. He wished to escape Maggie and other staff. Maggie had come in more than thrice to check up on him, she kept on asking him if he was okay or if he needed something. Her constant disturbance had caused him so much irritation but he did a good job hiding it.He had also gotten a couple of stares from Cassie and some other ladies whose names he couldn’t remember. He wasn’t the friendliest with his workers but he cared about them but with everything going on, he was sure how he felt and he tried to hide the resentment he felt in order not to take out hi
The sound of the machine spinning provided a sound track to Nate’s thought. He reminded himself to stick to the plan and act like everything was alright.Adam, by his side didn’t say much. He understood Nate’s anger and hoped it didn’t ruin their plan. “Everyone is ready for you sir,” Bentley announced, poking his head through the door His little factory office felt too small. In his head, he was ripping someone apart but upfront, he wore a smile. “I’ll be with them shortly” The workers stood in rows and columns which he found ridiculous. Unlike his company, there was no boardroom to hold staff meetings so they had to hold their meeting in an open space. Their white apron and green hair nets even made it more ridiculous.He cleared his throat as he moved to the little raise he used as a podium.He studied their faces for a bit. Adam stood by his side like a loyal assistant, observing too. Nate drew in a sharp breath and his eyes caught Hunter. He looked so skinny and i
Nate dumped his briefcase and coat on a nearby chair as he waltzed into the kitchen. Beautiful by Christina Aguilera drifted from the sound system of the radio in the kitchen.Her brown hair was arranged over her bare shoulders and a baby pink flowery apron was tied around her waist. He smiled, she looked so delicate and soft in the clothes as she sang and moved her body to the beats of the song. He never really understood what people meant when they said they wanted to have a soulmate they could share the rest of their lives with. It sounded so unrealistic to him because he believed eventually, one partner was going to bail out on the other. Same way his father died, leaving him and his mother to fight their unending battles. He moved towards her and wrapped his strong arms around her, inhaling her scent. She was startled as she hadn’t seen him standing at the door but she let him hug her again, closing her eyes and she enjoyed the feeling and heat of his body against her.
Nate changed into some comfy clothes and then made his way to his den. It was just like any other regular day, the sun was shining and birds were chirping. He had gotten up to get a good workout and make a quick breakfast. He had a meeting at noon with the board of a company he intended on working with in the future.Ruby was sleeping soundly in his bed. He smiled and placed a quick kiss on her forehead. He loved the way she was tangled in his sheets with rays of sunshine illuminating her beautiful face. How angelic They had a long night as they were up talking about life in general. He loved talking to her and was amazed by her perspective of life. He placed a toast on a plate, carefully coating it in peanut butter and jelly. As usual, he had his coffee by his side. Growing up, he wasn’t used to sharing things with people. After his father died, he ate breakfast alone and basically did every other thing himself.It was a little difficult trying to fit in with everyone e
Tiny raindrops pelleted the windows while Nate clicked away on his computer. He had lunch alone and returned to work. Ruby had now woken up and went about her day’s business. The sound and smell of the rain and the cold it brought made Nate want to shut his laptop and curl up in bed with Ruby whilst listening to one of her unending stories.Adam still hadn’t called him, neither did Jake.Nate stroked his chin, he was now becoming worried. Adam had two phones, one was his regular phone while the other was his emergency phone. He always had his emergency phone and always answered it. Nate had dialed it thrice and there was no answer.He sighed as he tried to think positively, maybe Adam and Jake were caught up in something important. Ruby walked in, creating the perfect distraction for him. Her hair was pulled back into a ponytail and she had a bottle of water in her hand. She had just finished her rounds at the gym.Nate held his breath as he struggled for words. She wore grey l
Nate pulled out the black sedan from the garage and hit the pedal.He honked angrily at the ice cream truck. What the hell was an ice cream truck doing under the rain, with the annoying ice cream song blasting loudly.The last time he got this burst of adrenaline was when he heard Ruby was moving. He immediately contacted his team for back up, Adam and Jake were in trouble and he was going to save them at every cost. When they began their mission of proving Nate’s father’s innocence and taking down Wyatt, they knew they were going to face so many oppositions and they had prepared. Nate wasn’t sure of were he was headed. Certainly not Adam’s house because Adam would never allow Jake into his house. Adam was very big on family and would go lengths to protect his family so he didn’t let any of his business partners into his home. Nate knew where Jake lived but he hadn’t been there before and he didn’t want to alarm Jake’s poor family.Which left him with one option which was the