The Kidnapped Bride - Chapter 300
"Lucas won't be your boss anymore but me.."
The words were very much clear to her, and her head felt almost shaking.
Her legs turned rigid when she gripped her files more strongly as compared to before. "You want me to..serve you?"
"Probably yes. I want you to be my assistant. I already have one, who is male and the other could be you. Since I'm handling the department which you have already worked in, why not join my team, Ms. Olivia?"
The offer was very much straight and she wasn't any fool to understand his technique. He wanted her to work for him, or to distance herself from Lucas's. 'What's the checkmate you are giving to Lucas…' she wasn't surprised by this move.
One Or other way, this was what she saw coming already.
"Mr. James. I guess you heard that I was Lucas's secretary and my coordination with Lucas sir is beyond the work relationships. I'm very professional and… Lucas sir has been my boss for years.." she wanted to prove her stand but it was of no use to him.
The man nodded his head slightly and opened his mouth to say, "I never denied that. Lucas would have been your boss but not now. Either you choose me..or give your resignation offer, the call is yours to make, not mine."
Was this a simple threat to her direction! She could sense this already. He was either testing her love or asking her to stand by his side.
The deep conflict that was put on her head was already taking her head out. 'Austin sent me here to work for Lucas, not for this bastard. How will he react once I tell him this..'
Moreover, her guts and heart will never agree to this. Lucas was her love.. or at least the man she crushed at. This person is a total corpse for her.
Or to be more specific, he was the enemy of her current crush. Lucas hates him, so does she since his arrival is already giving her some negative vibes.
"What if...." Her tone slightly changed into coldness when she loomed straight into his eyes, "I don't work with you and keep my loyalty towards Lucas?"
"I told you that already." Resign was the way he told her and this wasn't fair towards her.
She slightly changed to gain his attention. "You can't fire me because my contract was for the next ten years and right now, I have completed a few years."
The way was very much needed. And she needed time too. Before he could respond to her back, she stood on her legs and pushed the chair a little back. "Your offer was tempting but I guess, I'm not made for this."
"My loyalty is for the company and the company still belongs to Mr. Lucas Smith. Not to someone new. You are here only to assist Lucas, and hence, Lucas Smith is the real owner, at this current point too."
Her comment and sharp replies made James smile. The smile didn't reach his cheek but the dangerous glint was hard to miss. "You are talking without thinking..."
"No, I'm in all my conscience. I don't wish to work in your department, Mr. James. I would love to continue being Lucas's secretary. Thank you so much."
As she said this, Olivia took her files in her hands and showed them back to James. Walking towards the door, just when she was on the edge of walking out, a voice came from behind.
"Ms. Olivia, your emotions and heart to warm Lucas's bed are the reasons you do not give up on him, right?"
The comment was rude when Olivia's eyebrow furrowed. Without turning back, the statement already sourced her mood to the literally extreme level which she never said even by herself.
Or, her fingers were already converted into a fist when she looked through the corner of her shoulders. "Why is Mr. Is James Smith interested in this?"
As she said this aloud, James stood from his seat and walked in her direction. She too, turned around to stare at the man who was already giving her Snooky vibes when she looked at him with her eyes.
"Ms. Olivia this is beneficial in its own way. I won't deny that Lucas is already giving you all the perks, but I can give you the same…. If you want" The word slipped out of James's mouth and he let his fingers roam around her skin.
Starring on the eve of her shoulders, he brought his fingers down to her wrist. The touch was extremely soft and Olivia softly felt that something was wrong with this man. "I'm a secretary, not a prostitute!"
"Correct…" but then her eyes landed on something. To see a cut on his wrist when the sleeves of his coat were lifted slightly up. 'The mark…. Why do I feel this mark is recognizable!? Where will this man get this type of cut?'
She wasn't sure but her eyes were trying to stare at the man as if somewhat irked by something. It seems that.. no, that can't be the truth she is aiming for right now.
"Advice to Ms. Olivia." As he said this he brought himself a bit closer to her face. She thought he was going to kiss her so the lady pulled her a little back but that only brought a chuckle out of his mouth.
Olivia gave him a hard glare but that never made any much impact either onto him.
"I won't take advantage of you.." as he said, he brought his lips near her ears, were his to breathe lingered on her earlobe and his husky tone made her feel the hair on her neck already raising up.
"Sometimes… Life is more important than any other fucking mission. Remember this, Ms. Olivia...don't let yourself be ruined.. "
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