Inside the car, Josh was driving his way home. His mind was a little distracted by his mother's words earlier. Up until now, he did not think that someday, somehow those words would bother him. Unknowingly, josh thinks about what kind of girl could capture his heart. He doesn't want to set any standard, as long as they could get along with him, that's all that matters.
To everyone's eyes, he is a cold and aloof person, unbeknown to them it's just his mask in order to steer clear of a prickly individual especially now that he is the new CEO of Stanley Manufacturing.
It's already 10 pm in the evening when Josh arrives at his villa and quickly parking his car in his garage then striding inside his home. After taking a quick shower, he proceeds to his study room to finish some of his works in the company.
The following day seems to be ordinary to her. After her class in school, she immediately goes home to her apartment. Before sleeping she will work hard with her projects, thesis, and other requirements that would lead her in completing this course and start her dream to become successful someday.
Cass is a very determined person and she's very clear with her goals. She doesn't have any experience having a boyfriend because she focuses on studying and she believes that there is the right time for those things, now is not the right time. She has some suitors but she always ignores them. For her, it's not her priority and would never become her priority.
In the tiny bedroom in her apartment, Cass is still sleeping when her phone suddenly rang. Without opening her eyes she reaches where the sound of the ringing phone, then knowingly presses the answer button. When the call just connected she heard, "oh no! Cass are you not still awake?! It's nearly 10 in the morning and why are you seem to be not planning to leave in your bed!" Said the disparate-like voice on the other side of the line. Hearing the unexpected caller Cass slightly frowns and mutters," Liz? why are you calling...I want to sleep a little longer besides it's Saturday theirs no class today and I'm already done with those countless requirements." Cass said with her sleepy voice. Hearing her friends words Liz retorted," Cass are you nuts?! Don't you remember what day is today?", " why? what's the significance of this day? Cass answered nonchalantly." Liz could only sigh while frantically said with a hint of helplessness in her voice" Cass its your birthday today and how stupid you are to even forget about your natal day!"
"...." she went speechless with what she heard from her friend just now.
" Now are you fully awake?" Said Liz with a snort. " Ye..yes, I'm all ears now.." Cass said in a sleepy voice. " Now we have to celebrate this day..don't you feel that you owe me a birthday treat?" Said Liz with elation.
Being disturbed Cass immediately agreed, " Liz you know that I am not particular with that kind of place, so you just decide where to go then I'll just come with you." Liz frantically said," okay tonight I'll come to your place and let's go together, okay?" Cass answered, "Okay".
On the other side, Josh has woken up with the peeping light of the sun outside his floor-to-ceiling window. He raises his head towards his bedside clock only to see that it's already 10 am in the morning. It's already 2 am when he decided to go to bed after his work has done. So he doesn't mind if he would wake up this late. Staring at the ceiling with a wandering mind, he felt bored and decided to hang in the pub later just to relax. He seldom goes to such places like that but today he wants to liven up himself. After pondering a little bit he dragged himself to the bathroom and have a quick shower. Striding towards the kitchen he happens to come across his butler, seeing his master he hastily bow his head and said: " Master, your breakfast is ready ". Josh just nodded his head as a response and headed to the table where his breakfast has already been served. Upon receiving a response from his master, Berto proceed outside the house for his duties. Berto is Josh's butler that he trusted and he is with him ever since he was still a child. He has only two companions in this house his butler and his nanny. Even though he is already grown up his nanny is still with him to do the house chores for him same as the butler. Josh called his butler tatay Berto and nanay Linda for his nanny. Tatay Berto and nanay Linda treated him as their child. Having his breakfast, wearing a white shirt much with his signature shorts and sneakers he plans to visit one of his best buddies and have a chat, maybe he can also go with him tonight to grab a drink. After an hour he arrives at the parking lot in one of the biggest malls in this city. Walking into his buddy's office, he didn't notice the elated stare of the girls who come across him. Actually, it's not that he didn't notice it but frankly speaking he is used to it. It happens that when he arrives at the doorstep of his buddy's office, the door wasn't locked and it's slightly ajar so he can see that Robert is sitting in front of his laptop. So without knocking he pushes the door and peeps his head before going inside. When Robert notices someone at his door he raises his head and broke a wide smile at his buddy. " Wow! The biggest CEO is paying a visit in my office, so what brings you here Josh?" mixed with excitement Robert said to him while shaking his hand as greetings then gesture his friend to have a set. Hearing Roberts words Josh said, "It's Saturday and you're still working, why don't you accompany me later, let's just have some time to relax. What do you think?" Squinting a little Robert's mouth twist with a smile, " Why is that I found it weird in you? and.." before he can finish what his about to say he was interrupted " No..I just wanna have some time to hang and maybe meet a new friend...? Said josh while slightly blushing face. "Hmm" all Robert could answer to his friend while nodding his head. But in his mind, he seems to catch a glimpse of what Josh thinking but he doesn't want to expose this man. Then looking at his friend he said " see you at the Shades Bar later". Hearing that " See you there buddy " then he stood up and leave his friend with a doubtful expression on his face.
At 7 o'clock in the evening, Cass and Liz were about to enter the shades bar. They're here to celebrate Cass's birthday and it's only the two of them because they're not the ones who make many friends. They don't like hanging around except if there's a special occasion that they felt like celebrating to some other place like this. After entering inside they choose the corner that has less crowded and ordered a drink for two. They just watch the people from afar while drinking silently. So they did not notice the unfamiliar figure sitting in the opposite corner where they were in. .......... Josh has always been punctual, so he came earlier than Robert agreed time. Sipping his wine he looks around but someone catches interest in his sight. The two quite beautiful ladies in the opposite corner where he sat. He silently scrutinized them from head to foot, he felt something that he couldn't explains it was. Without him knowing Robert has already found him and was also lo
Josh POV He was thinking the girl he just drop by to her home, she's beautiful and different to the other girls that he always meet. She seems not interested in him damn even in her bare face she is still attractive, simple but elegant. Something inside him says he want to know her more. But he felt erratic having this feeling he doesn't know why and what it is. The only one he know now that he did not feel this feeling before. He was lying in his bed feeling a little dizzy from the drink they take earlier. Its 2am in the morning and finally he drifted off to slumber unfortunately even in his deep sleep that face he encounter in the bar followed him in his dream. Its 10am in the morning Josh is still sleeping when his doorbel rang. He was annoyed by the non stop sound of the bell and force himself to get out of his bed, making his way to see who's disturbing his morning sleep. His mind went blank when he finally see who's in his door
Time pass by rapidly, and Cass graduation has already done. Now she has to start applying for a job that suits her studied knowledge. She never knows what is coming for her in the future, so she was thinking of applying to the most prominent establishment in these places hoping for a vacant position. For her except for the experience, all other qualifications are fit for any position. The reason why she has some sort of reluctance because she has no experience but she has to take the beat no matter what, trying is not a harmful thing to do especially in applying for a job. It's been a week after sending applications to different companies in city A including Stanley Manufacturing hoping for a vacant position that would fit her right in. Thinking about that, Cass Lim just hopes to be hired in any of them. Today's weather is good, so after pondering what to do she decided to buy some of her needs. At Stanley Manufacturing CEO office, Josh is looking through the p
The working hour would usually start at eight o'clock but today Josh come to his office an hour before the work will start, deep inside him he anticipated her this time. From the last time, they meet she is always in his mind. Sipping his coffee while occationally looking outside his wall to ceiling window, he leans his back in his chair. Cass is standing on the roadside a few meters away from her apartment waiting for a taxi to pass by, after a minute of waiting finally she hailed the taxi and got inside. She told the driver where she is going, when she arrived at the huge building of Stanley manufacturing she can't deny to herself that she was in awe and almost can't believe that she would be working in this company from now on. Upon arriving she trotted towards the front desk, but before she could speak the person in charge smiled then greet her politely, " Good morning Miss may I know who is your name please?" Cass answered," Goodmorning, I am Cass Lim
Cass entered her apartment, she closes the door but did not go directly into her room instead, she leans her back on the door and pondered for a while. Does she think if this continues who's a woman that won't fall for that outstanding man? only an idiot one. A few minutes later cass is preparing for her dinner in the kitchen after cooking she immediately fed herself then wash the dishes. She got in a shower before going to bed because of her work she felt a little exhausted maybe because she's new for the work so her system is still in adjustment. When her back touches on the bed she immediately drifted away to sleep. Whoever in the spacious villa, Josh called his best friend Robert to come for a drink or two. Robert who knows his best friend better, said " You know? I have never seen you like this before and it never crosses my mind that someday my best buddy will be infatuated by a girl who he just meet." he said with a teasing smile. Josh stared at him wit
It's been a long night, and I'm not sure if it is fun going to a pub when I need to wake up early for work after tonight. My eyes feel gritty, and there's an ache stretching across my shoulders maybe this is because I slept in one position the whole night. Damn, how I wish I could crawl back into my bed until the pain in my shoulder will dissipate before I could get up and start another day for this week. But I was perplexed when I looked at my alarm clock on my bedside table and found out that I only have thirty minutes to prepare to go to the office. So I am rushing everything to consume the time, less than I usually did. Truly the time comes fast as it was. In the blink of an eye, it becomes an hour. An hour becomes a day and a day becomes a week without realizing it. Today, I become one month working as executive assistant of my outstanding Yummy boss. Oh my God! what was I thinking? The time and days that we spend working together make us more familiar with each other. We work
I felt tired while walking towards the parking area of the famous cuisine in city A. This day I only stayed three hours in my office after that three hours, I was out for a client after a client meeting. Even for lunch I still had to talk to a business partner. I don't even have time to break at least an hour of not facing those opportunists individual. I inwardly sigh at that thought, I can't do anything about it that's how business works. I sat down inside my car, my driver who is sitting in the driver's seat to look at me through the rearview mirror of my car, and I don't need to question him what was that look for. I told him to send me home. He nodded politely before starting the car and drove away through the crowded road. It is a wee hour so naturally, there's a traffic jam along the way but fortunately, it is not that bad this time, we still arrive early as we expected. As I reached the door of my house, I took out my keys I open the door and went inside. I place the
It is my second week of the second month of working with Stanley Corporation. Today is Tuesday, I have been waiting for a taxi for more than thirty minutes but there is not even one. When I was about to lose my patience Mr. Satnley's car stop right in front of me. He said with a smiling face," Good Morning Miss Lim, If your okay I can give you a ride." I who is looking at his smiling face was intimidated by his smile again. But I immediately mask it. I nodded my head then said, "Thank you, Mr. Stanley," while getting in the car and putting on my seatbelt as well. We arrived at the building in less than twenty minutes. I am the one who got out of the car first. I thank him again then go in first because he will park his car in the parking area reserved for his car. when I'm thanking him he just nodded his head without uttering a word. I rashly go up to my office. I don't need to Go to Mr. Stanley's office this instant because I already put the things as well as his schedule for today