It was a humid day today and Elise Mason was eternally grateful she wore a very light sun dress to work today. It was late in the afternoon and she just got back from her lunch. Upon entering the big company building, she was relieved to feel the cool air of air conditioning caress her skin.
Sighing in content, she walked down the main floor to the elevator and made her way up to the top floor where she worked for a veey important man. His name was Elijah James. He was the sole owner of JK Aircraft.
Elise remembered when she first got this job. She was twenty-one and had just gotten out of college. At first, she applied at small areas but because she had no experience--no one wanted her. That was until she applied at JK Aircraft and got a call immediately after her interview. She has worked at this place for four years now.
Elijah was a very quiet man. He rarely spoke to her and only spoke to her when he needed her to do something. It was the easiest job ever. Elijah was a young man, he took over the business at the age of twenty-five. A very young age for someone who needed to manage a very large business but he did it.
She dropped her purse down on her desk and walked over to her boss’s office and gently knocked.
“Mr. James?” She asked.
“Come in.” Elijah’s deep voice answered on the other end.
She walked inside and gave him a warm smile when he looked up from his desk at her.
“I just wanted to let you know that I am back from lunch and I picked you a sandwich on the way.” She replied and sat the carefully wrapped food on the desk. Elijah glanced at it before looking back up at her.
“I told you already, Elise. I don’t need you to buy-”
“Buy you lunch. However, I don’t mind it. The sandwich I ate was great and I thought about you. I am sure you will like it too.” She interrupted and gave him another cheesy smile before walking out of the office and into hers.
She got right to working on her task and reports. A few hours later, her cell phone rang and she picked it up without looking at the screen.
“Hello?” She answered.
“Elise, when are you coming home?” Mia’s voice came from the other end.
Mia was Elise’s twin and no they do not look alike. They were fraternal twins. Elise was older by a few minutes. Even so, the two girls were desperately alike in personality and have a very strong bond.
Elise and Mia were the same height but Mia had a more slender and fitted form. Mia had dark auburn tresses that framed her perfectly oval face. Elise, on the other hand, was quite heavier but not too heavy. She knew she could lose some pounds, especially in her ass section.
Elise glanced up at the clock, “Thirty minutes.”
“Could you pick up some milk?” She asked. “I am trying to bake a cake-”
“Mia, seriously. The last time you baked us both a cake we both got sick from it.” Elise responded a little unsure.
“Ha Ha, you are very funny. It wasn’t my cake, it was the take out you ordered.” Mia retorted but they both new it was her uncooked cake. “Just hurry back with the milk. Mom and dad will be here soon.”
“Fine.” Elise snapped before hanging up.
She continued to work on her reports until she realized she had worked way past the time she was supposed to leave. In a hurry, she turned off her computer, grabbed her purse and ran out the door. She sped a little down the freeway and streets to the nearest grocery store that was closest to their home.
Turning off the ignition and slamming her door shut, she ran inside the grocery store to the milk section. Her parents were visiting today because today Elise and Mia were turning twenty-five. She passed through the sweet aroma of the baking section and could smell the beautiful smell of sweet sugar cookies before dashing towards the dairy section.
She slowed down once she got there and calmly walked over to the fridge. She was a little breathless from all that running, especially in her one inch heels. She went to open the fridge but a sudden shiver ran down her back.
Right away, she felt like someone was watching her. She glanced around uneasily and saw that there was only two other people in the dairy section. Shrugging off her nerves she grabbed the jug and walked to check out but that feeling kept crawling back up her spine. Something in her guts told her she was being watched.
She glanced around one more time before paying for her milk and speed walking out the door. Elise walked to where she parked her car but frowned when she saw it wasn’t there.
“I knew I parked it...” She whispered. “I swear I am not going crazy.”
She walked down further the parking lot but couldn’t see her beat up car anywhere. She ran a hand through her dark auburn tresses nervously as she glanced around.
“I’m going crazy. I swear I parked it over here.” She mumbled again and walked back to the empty parking spot. “Where the hell did it go?”
Then an idea hit her. Her car was stolen. “What the fvck? Who will steal an old beat up car?”
She grumbled her displeasure and walked back inside the grocery store. However, something from the corner of her eye caught her attention. A man who was looking straight at her and a cold shiver ran down her body. She had a bad vibe with this guy. She quickly ran inside and called Mia.
“Mia, my car got stolen.” She told her twin.
“You’re kidding?” Elise could hear the disbelief.
“I need you to come pick me up.” Elise ignored her question.
“But I still need to mix the cake batter!” Mia complained.
“Pick me up, Mia!” Elise said impatiently.
“Fine. Mom and dad will be here any minute now and I’ll come once I let them in. You should report it while I wait for them.”
Elise hung up after agreeing she will call. She paced the front of the grocery store with a jug before she grew impatient and walked outside to look for her sister’s car. She paced the front and looked down at her phone. Fifteen minutes passed and her sister wasn’t here yet. Grumbling impatiently, Elise walked to stand near the entrance to the grocery store so that Mia can see her right away when she arrived.
“Waiting for someone?” A low voice asked from behind her. She whipped around to see the guy from earlier. He didn’t leave yet. She took a step back.
“My ride.” She stated.
“I can give you one.” The man shrugged. His eyes were masked and the small curve of his lips was enough to make Elise not trust him.
“No. I am fine.” She replied curtly, hopefully the man got the clue and left.
“Oh c’mon. Don’t be like that sweetheart.” The man purred and moved to grab a hold of her elbow.
She tried yanking her elbow out of his grasp but his hold tightened and his eyes turned cold. Panic rose in her chest and she struggled and attempted to scream but the man knew what she was doing. His hand wrapped around her mouth and pressed her body up against his as he dragged her to a nearby alley by the grocery store.
“Be quiet! Stop struggling!” The man demanded.
Elise whipped the jug of milk at the man’s head and caught him off guard. The man released Elise and she made a run for it, cursing at her heels. If it weren’t for those heels she will have a better chance of escaping. The man tackled her to the ground and she cried out as he dragged her underneath him.
“B!tch!” He sneered and grabbed both of her hands.
She heard something rip in her struggles against the big muscular man above her. She realized then that he was too busy controlling her hands and body he didn’t have enough time to hold her mouth. She let out a shrill scream.
“Help!” She screamed.
In seconds, the man above her flew five yards away from her, his back hitting against the brick wall of the nearest building. The wall cracked but the man appeared to have no damage to him. Elise looked to see who her savior was and was surprised to see her boss standing before her with rage-filled eyes but what instilled fear into her veins were his eyes. They were crimson red. She let out another shrill scream.
“Elise, stop!” Elijah’s eyes met hers again and she snapped her mouth shut obediently. Her mind was still wrapping around what was happening. Her boss had red frightening eyes. The man before her was not human because any humans flying across and hitting a wall like that should have been dead on impact or at least injured.
She watched as Elijah fought the man with ease before pulling out what looked like a sword and pierced it through the man’s heart. The man’s eyes widened before his body burst into ashes. She cried out and scrambled to hide between two garbage bins, curling up enough hoping that Elijah didn’t see her. She closed her eyes tightly and covered her ears.
A moment later she felt a hand grab a hold of her wrist. She yanked her arm away from him and shook her head in fear.
“No, let me go, please.” She cried, tears streaming down her cheeks.
“Elise! Listen to me. We don’t have enough time for me to explain but you need to come with me. You are in danger.” Elijah commanded.
She shook her head. “No, leave me alone. I am not going anywhere with you.”
He sighed and dropped down onto his knees. “I won’t hurt you. I promise you that. I am sorry I had to scare you but I did it to save you.”
Her mind cleared a little and she realized he was right. He did save her from that man but that left her with a question that was pressing at the back of her mind.
“W-what are you?”