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Chapter 3 Cold Devil

  • "Stella's point of view,"
  • "What happened?" I looked for the source of the stress that was concealed beneath the troubled expression on her face.
  • "Stella, Woods construction based on New York City, has been given the contract for the project our company has been working on for years.
  • Not only this, the client has also canceled two ongoing projects with our company and both projects are currently being handled by Woods Construction."
  • "What?
  • How can things be this way? Only our business was qualified to receive the project; no other business in California could have met the contract's requirements in full."
  • Why someone coming to California from New York City, which is so far away, would be so interested in signing this contract baffles me.
  • "Avery, I need every detail about wood construction as soon as workable." Avery nodded in agreement after hearing me and then left me in my office.
  • The news that Avery told me a while ago has caused a lot of turmoil in my thoughts. I abruptly took the project on which I had been working day and night from me. I could not focus on my other tasks, now i really need a break so I turned on my gaming computer and began playing NFS Most Wanted, one of my favorite racing games.
  • But right now, it seems like my luck is constantly up against me. I do not know who the flaming shark is also attempting to defeat me in the racing game. But because I am also the cold devil of the racing world, I won't go down without a fight. I eventually prevailed in the racing game after much effort and concentration. The fiery shark, though, gave me a tough fight. Before I could praise the flaming shark for its fierce competition, Avery entered my office.
  • "Hey Avery, any updates on the CEO of Woods Construction?" I tried interpreting her facial expressions to figure out what was going through her head.
  • "No, despite my best efforts, the sour CEO divulges nothing about himself.
  • He even refused to meet you, despite my request to speak with his PA to arrange a formal meeting." Her voice was agitated.
  • Since he should have professionalism in him, how is it possible for him to act in such a manner? I must meet him because I want to understand why he wants to harm my business.
  • "Avery, please provide me his PA's number so I may call him and try to set up the meeting."
  • "Are you sure?" She obviously could not trust me based on the perplexed expression on her face.
  • "Yes, I want to meet Mr. Woods, and I'll go to any lengths to make it happen." I motioned for her to make a phone call to Mr. Woods' P.A.
  • "I'd like to speak with Ethan Woods." As soon as he answered the call, I made my point quite plain.
  • "May I ask who you are?"
  • "Stella Parker from parker industries," I was attempting to keep my temper under control and speak normally.
  • "I'm sorry, Miss Parker, but Mr. Woods is currently unavailable."
  • " But its really urgent, I want talk yo him,"
  • The other side went silent without provide any response after listening me.
  • After all, why didn't he end the call? I put my cell phone up to my ear out of pure curiosity to find out what was happening on the other side.
  • "Let me know how I may assist you, Miss Parker." A powerful voice suddenly penetrated my ears.
  • "Mr. woods?" I asked in a perplexed tone.
  • "Yes, Miss Parker, seems you recognized my voice very well." When I heard his arrogant voice, I simultaneously wanted to end the call, but my business came before my ego.
  • "I'd like to meet you." I ignored his comment and make my point clear to him.
  • "I apologize, Miss Parker, but I cannot meet you since I will be quite busy for the next three months." His words made it obvious that he was purposefully agitating me.
  • But why?
  • "But I'm determined to meet you." I declared it with authority.
  • "Well, if thats the case then, you can meet me tonight at the charity ball event if you are desperate to do so."
  • Bastard.
  • I haven't even met this man yet, and I already despise him.
  • "Sorry, but I cant meet you there,I often avoid social gatherings like that. I'd like to meet you in person, so please find another way."
  • "I'm sorry, Miss Parker, but I'm unable to assist you with this." His arrogant voice clearly indicated that he enjoying this moment.
  • He is such a jerk.
  • "Okay, I'm ready to see you at the charity ball tonight." I clenched my fist furiously and ended the conversation.
  • "Are you certain?
  • You're going to the charity ball event this evening to meet Mr. Woods, right?" Avery's eyes were wide as she stared at me in shock.
  • "Yes, I have no other choice but this."I inhaled deeply and attempted to control the growing tempest of rage inside of me.
  • "We admit that the man who persuaded Stella Parker to attend the social gathering on a phone is no ordinary man; he possesses some extraordinary power." I was growing angrier as I noticed the sly smile on her face.
  • "Stop the nonsense and give me all the details about Ethan Woods and Woods Construction." I said, while furiously arching my brows.
  • "As you wish, Miss Parker." Her toothy grin was screaming for me to rip out her teeth. She truly frustrates me. I always tell people not to hire their best friend to be their assistant for this reason.
  • "Stella, I emailed you all the information got from internet about Woods' construction." This is what Avery said as she left my office.
  • As soon as I clicked on the CEO of Woods Construction's contact information. There was no further information provided, save his name and accomplishments.
  • "Ethan Woods, New York City's top businessman.
  • Ethan Woods, Now that you've concealed your identity, my desire to meet you has grown even stronger. "
  • I muttered under my breath and put the iPad to sleep.