Everything was going as planned. Attending the ball, talking business, and waiting until the ball ends so that I can go back to Lia and cuddle to sleep. This night would have been perfect with Lia as my date instead of my P.A. I know my girl always dreamed of attending a ball like this, but for me, her safety is first. And this place isn’t safe for her because of one certain person - Olivier.
I’m also aware of the fact that she is angry with me, so I called her earlier before going to the ball. At first, she sounded fine and good, as if we didn’t even fight. But eventually, she got it and tried to put on a tough facade. I felt something off when I called her. I just couldn’t figure it out. She seemed awfully fine that I was going to the ball without her. Considering her nature, I thought she would make it too hard for me. She can be pretty hardheaded at times. Even after coming to the ball, I had this nagging sensation to call her every minute and check on her but I decided against it as it would only increase her grudge. Throughout the ball, I put on my emotionless mask, only smiling while greeting someone.
But right now, I only feel one emotion. An emotion so powerful, yet so destructive.
I could feel it running through my veins and consuming my whole body. Never have I felt this much anger and it’s the worst feeling. All I could see is red.
“What the fuck is going on?” I gritted out, my fist clenching at my sides. She jumped in fright and turned her head, meeting my gaze. Her eyes widened little for a fraction of second before quickly masking it. But she wasn’t fast enough to go unnoticed by me.
“Do you want anything?” She asked with that fake voice of her. Oh, so she’s still playing that stupid game of hers thinking she’s not caught. Bad luck, princess.
“Whoo, the fuucck are you man?” Olivier slurred and it took everything in me not to punch his goddamn face. And why the hell is he blindfolded?!
“Drop the act, Lia. And fucking step away from him.” I growled, ignoring his comment. She was too close to him for my liking and he was trying his hardest to push his head into her chest.
Her beautiful brown orbs widened in fear and shock and immediately jumped away from Oliver, now fully turning her body towards me.
“Shit,” she muttered lowly and took another step to the left, away from me. Her gaze roamed around the room, trying to find an escape.
“You can’t escape from me now,” I said and walked to her. Her face paled and she winces visibly under my sharp, angry gaze. I grabbed her arm not so softly and pushed her behind me, away from him.
“Sugar, why” hiccup “did you” hiccup “stop? It was fun.” He said. My breathing ragged and I clenched my eyes tightly. It’s getting very hard not to harm him.
“Logan, d-don’t” Lia whispered from behind, her hand touching my arm softly trying to relax me. In any other situation, her touch or voice would have calmed me, but now it just boils my anger more.
“Baby” he purred. Damn it!
I lunged forward and punched him square on his jaw. His head jerked backward at the impact and fell to the ground, unconscious. I raised a brow as confusion clouded my mind.
What did she give him? The Olivier I know won’t fall unconscious with just a single punch. That man has more stamina than Hulk!
Lia gasped loudly from behind and rush to his side, bending slightly and slapping his cheek repeatedly.
“Is he dead?” She asked with wide eyes, still trying to wake him up.
“Wait, don’t answer that! Of course, he is dead”
“Oh my god! How will I get answers from him now?” she cuts me and I took a deep breath.
“Hey dude, get up.” she again cuts me off and slightly nudges him with her heels. Sometimes she is infuriating. Wait….scratch that, most of the times. Unable to control myself further, I grabbed her left elbow, turning her around before pulling her flush against my body, taking her by surprise.
“He. Is. Not. Dead. So stop hyperventilating.” I said, dangerously calm. She nodded her head slowly, trying to process everything before narrowing her eyes at me.
“You” she pokes my chest with her forefinger and I raised a brow.
“Why do you have to ruin everything? I was this close in getting answers from him and now look what you’ve done! He is unconscious.” She huffed and glared at me, putting all blame on me.
I slowly trailed my hand from her arm to her ribcage then to her waist and she shivered slightly, her mouth parted slightly. Her body stiffened as I leaned closer, my mouth next to her ear. I placed a small kiss on the sensitive skin behind her ear before biting her earlobe harshly making her gasp.
“L-Logan” she murmured and tried to push me away.
“You’re in deep trouble princess,” I growled lowly in her ear and pulled away from her before I lose my control. She looks damn sexy in that dress and it took everything in me not to rip that dress off her and take her, then and there. The things she does to me!
“How much?” she asked, her voice shaking. I chuckled darkly at that foolish question.
“You’ve no idea, but before that....” I pushed her aside and walked towards Olivier. I bent down and removed the belt from his hand and ripped the blindfold from his eyes, which was his own tie. I wonder what she was up to.
“That was for safety. In case if he tried to do anything, ya know” she mumbled, answering my thoughts. I nodded my head at her. Good!
I grunted as I tried to pull him up to a standing position. God! This man even weighs like a hulk. Karolia took a step forward to help me as she noticed my discomfort but a deathly glare from me was more than enough for her to step back.
“Don’t you dare touch him again. Go and stand near the door. I don’t want you anywhere near him anymore.” I sneered and she rolled her eyes.
“Men and their possessiveness,” she muttered lowly but I heard it clearly and hardened my glare. I then walked towards the bed, one arm wrapped around his waist and other holding his hand which was on my shoulder.
I lay him down on the bed and cracked my neck and knuckles, trying to ease the soreness. I removed his shoes and threw it behind my head without realizing Karolia was standing behind me.
“Ow, watch it asshole. Ow” she whined and I turned my head to see her rubbing her forehead which was covered by her mask while glaring at me with those mesmerizing eyes.
“Didn’t I ask you to stand near the door?” I asked and she huffed loudly. She walked towards the door and stood in front of it, crossing her arms against her chest and stomping her foot, childishly.
“Better,” I smirked and turned around. I continued to unbutton his shirt and took it off, noticing his coat was already on the floor. I then unzipped his pants before turning around to face my stubborn girlfriend who was currently sending daggers in my direction.
“Turn around,” I demanded and she just deepened her glare.
“Why?” She asked and I let a deep sigh. She’ll be the death of me one day.
“Because I’m gonna remove his pants and I don’t want you to watch that,” I smirked as her eyes widened in horror.
“What are you planning to do with him?”
“I’m thinking of doing the deed with an unconscious body. Planning to join?” I deadpanned and she looked at me as if I have gone crazy.
“Y-You are kidding right?” She asked me and I shook my head, laughing softly at her cuteness.
“I’m trying to make it look like he had that night, so he doesn’t doubt when he gets up tomorrow,” I explained to her in her own version of words, that is filtering my words into PG -10 version.
“Oh” she nodded in understanding.
“So?” I said, waiting for her.
"So?” she mimicked.
“Turn around.” I gritted out. She rolled her eyes but listened, facing towards the door. I pulled his pant off and tossed it on the floor. I grabbed the blanket and covered his body with it. Phew, this is done!
Now my stubborn girlfriend!
I ran my hand through my hair, suddenly exhausted from all this drama. I should’ve known Lia would find some way to get answers from Olivier even if it means going behind my back. She’s as stubborn as me. Maybe more.
I walked towards her and wrapped my arm around her waist from behind, pulling her flush against my chest and she gasps in surprise. I buried my face into the crook of her neck taking a deep breath of her scent before pressing a feather-light kiss on her neck. She leans her head back, gives me more access to her neck.
“You look beautiful, princess.” I murmured and I heard her taking another sharp intake of breath.
“But that won’t stop me from giving you the punishment,” I smirked as she stiffened in my hold. I pull open the bedroom door before clamping her wrist and hauled her outside the room. She stumbled on her footing, trying to keep up with my pace. But she was smart enough to keep her mouth shut.
We entered the main hall and some turned to look at us, giving curious glances. I noticed Lia squirming slightly beside me at the attention we received. I tightened my grip on her wrist making her wince slightly and walked forward, ignoring their gazes. I really want to yell at them to mind their own fucking business, but decided not to.
Suddenly the light went off, to be replaced by disco lights coming from various disco balls hanged above us and Mr. Adams, my business friend who held this ball grabbed a mic and cleared his throat, grabbing attention from everyone. All the couples, including us, turned to look at him as he raised his glass of champagne in the air.
“Thank you so much for attending the ball. I hope everybody is enjoying their night with their partner. We shall begin our dance for the evening. So grab your partner and enjoy!” He said, smiling enthusiastically. Soon enough everyone was dancing to the song played by a DJ.
“Mr. Watson, why are you standing there? Come and join the dance.” Mr. Adams yelled from the dance floor. There’s a woman in his arms, who was gazing at him with adoration and love. His wife. One thing I like about him is he’s loyal to his family and business.
Lia clears her throat and I turned my head to look at her, narrowing my eyes slightly as she bit her lips nervously.
“Uh...Umm...My date probably will be waiting for me. Uh...I think I should go to him.” she mumbled softly, looking anywhere but me. My blood began to boil, making me grind my teeth together.
“You’re not going anywhere. You stay with me.” I gritted out. She opened her mouth to protest, but a challenging glare from me shut her up. I know she’s trying to escape from me, but today luck isn’t by her side. But who’s her date though? I wanted to ask her but decided to keep that question for later. I didn’t want to make the situation worse. That’s something I’ll have to deal with later.
I grabbed her hand and walked to the middle of the room which was crowded with hundreds of other couples. I gripped her waist tightly and drew her closer. She hesitantly wrapped her arms around my neck. I noticed her hands were shaking and she gripped my collar tightly. Guess my dangerously calm behavior is making her scared. Somewhere in the distance, I could hear some song playing, but my concentration has reduced to just the two of us. I really wanted to get her out of here so I can have my way with her, but if i do that it will bring a lot of questions from the people’s side, so I think against it.
We stared at each other, swaying to our own music. I brought one hand around the back of her neck and pulled at the hairband until it came off and her silky hair fell down across her shoulder. I’ve to say, she looks more beautiful with her hair open. I leaned forward and whispered into her ear.
“I’m so pissed off with you right now Lia,” I said, calmly. She tightened her grip on my collar and narrowed her eyes at me.
“How did you find me? Did Scarlet tell you?” She asked me, not beating around the bush.
“So Scarlet is also involved in this dump plan of yours, huh?” I asked angrily and she looked down, redness creeping onto her cheeks.
“No, she didn’t. But it’s easy to identify you, princess” I said and her eyebrows bunched together in confusion.
“First of all, your eyes” I pressed a soft kiss on each of her eyelids. “It’s the most mesmerizing thing I’ve ever seen in my life. A combination of brown and hazel , just like honey.” I smirked and suddenly in one move, I twirled her around in my arms, her hair slapping on my cheeks. I stopped when her back was facing me and slammed her hard onto my chest, earning a small ‘oomph’ from her.
“Then those intoxicating smell of yours. A mixture of vanilla and Sandalwood.” I said as I took a deep sniff of her hair. I caught the smell the moment she walked past me, after spilling the drink. But at that time, I thought maybe I was just hallucinating, thinking a lot about her. But then I saw her eyes. Even in my sleep, I will never forget her mesmerizing eyes. Hell, that’s the first thing I fell in love with.
I then quickly twirled her back around in my arms and she blinked twice, trying to shake off the dizziness. Her eyes were widened and there was a permanent scowl on her face. I took her left hand in mine and brought it higher. She placed her other hand on my shoulder while mine went to her lower back. I bring her hand to my mouth and kissed her knuckles before placing a kiss on her ring. The ring I gave to her! The ring which marks her as mine.
“Next time when you plan something like this, make sure you disguise yourself properly, including removing this ring,” I smirked at her and she froze, realizing her own mistake.
I was observing her every action as she confidently walked towards Olivier, with a glass of alcohol. But even then, I wasn’t sure if she was the same person whom I doubt. My girl was never this confident to walk straight to her enemy. She’s smarter than that. That’s what I thought. But boy, I was completely wrong. My doubt was clear as I saw the ring on her left hand which was shining under the light as she dragged Olivier to one of the room.
From the corner of my eyes, I saw my PA walking towards us. I groaned and placed my head on Lia’s shoulder, as soon as realized hell is going to break now!
I lifted my head to see Lia and Miss Millen having a staring contest.
“Excuse me miss, he is my date. I should be the one dancing with him. So if you don’t mind, please step aside.” Miss Millen said. I glared at her, thinking of different reasons to fire her. Who the hell does she think she is? I had never danced with my previous assistants and I’m sure she’s aware of that since news spread so fast about me in my office. She’s not an exception. I only want my girl in my arms.
But before I could say something, my girlfriend narrowed her eyes at her and stood in front of me. My heart welled up in pride as I noticed the possessive glint in her eyes.
“He might be your date for tonight, but he’s my boyfriend. So if it’s anyone, it’s me who should dance with him.” She snapped at Miss. Millen. I noticed some couples around us were looking at us.
“Miss Millen, it’s better if you leave now. We’ll discuss this later on Monday in my office.” I said and Miss Millen nodded, walking away but not before giving a last glare at Lia. God! What’s wrong with my P.A’s. Whoever I choose is interested in my personal life. Am I that bad in choosing? I guess it’s better if I let mom choose my next PA. Karolia turned around to face me and glared at me.
“You didn’t get any other date instead of this barbie slut?”
A/N- Hey guyss, I’m so so sorry for the late update. I had my tests going on for two whole weeks without a break. I didn’t get the time to write further. Forgive me if there is any mistake and grammar. I’ll edit it later.
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