Ria couldn't believe what Chase just told her. How is that possible? She knew the things she said to him would harden his heart but how come he didn't want her to leave again.
"But I said things I shouldn't say to him. Mr Chase maybe he was just pulling your legs. I'm sure that man— sorry boss would never consider taking me back not after all I said to him.
"You challanged him Ria. The man was temporary sent to the school of shock. You might not know but no one has ever spoken to Damon the way you did. Maybe he wants to see more" Chase explained.
"Should I be scared Mr Chase?" Ria inquired. Her heart was beginning to pound.
What if he kept her in order to deal with her. Maybe he doesn't want her to go Scot free after what she did.
"I don't know Ria. I have no idea what's going on in Damon's head but you need to be really careful"
Damon isn't one to forget things easily so you really need to be careful and mind the things you say around him" Chase cautioned.
"Now I'm really scared. Should I decline the Job? Maybe I should just quit" Ria uttered in fear. She wasn't going to let him hurt her just because his mother paid her. She is a proud lady and wouldn't let a man talk down on her.
"If I were you, I wouldn't do that"Chase warned.
"Anyways, Congratulations. I need to get back to work" Chase announced, smiled at Ria and left her office.
Ria sighed and sat down. She doesn't know if she should be happy she got her job back or scared of what Damon would do to her.
She was still thinking about her situation when her office phone rang. She hesitated a bit before placing the phone on her ear.
"Come to my office" his voice ordered authoritatively. Ria swallowed immediately.
"Yes sir" she wanted to say but he already cut the line. Rolling her eyes, Ria stood up and headed to his office.
"You sent for me sir" She stated on opening the door"
"Come over here?" Damon commanded without looking up.
Huh? Why should I?" Ria muttered standing perplexed. What does he want to do with her? She was ready to throw tantrums if he ever tries anything stupid.
"Didn't you hear what I just said or you are actually dumb?" Damon snarled, his eyes meeting hers in a cold stare.
"Sorry sir" Ria mumbled and dragged her foot to his table. Her heart beating furiously.
"Take this and go through it. You have 5 minutes and afterwards, we are going to a meeting and you're required to know everything in that file" Damon said and threw a file in front of her.
"5 minutes?" Ria thought staring at the file. This isn't something that she would be able to go read through in one hour not to talk of 5 mins.
"Your time is going" Damon reminded her.
"Okay sir" Ria stood up to leave but was stopped.
"And where are you going?"
"To my office sir"
"Hmmm? You asked me to go through this file" Ria said waving the file in case he had forgotten.
"So... I'm going to my office to go through it" Ria replied.
"And do you think you have that much time? You have 4 mins left if you don't know".
"Oh!" Ria nodded and began flipping through the file trying to glance through it and gather enough knowledge. Atleast her memory has a high level of retentiveness and she would be able to remember if she was able to glance through all.
Damon's eyes were fixed on her the whole time. His face, still expressionless. "Time up! He stood up, picked his jacket at headed to the door.
Ria turned to the last page. Her eyes quickly scanned through it. By then, Damon was already out of the office. Ria dropped the file but after a second thought, she decided to take it along with her. She might still need it.
Ria grabbed the file and ran after Damon. He was already walking out of the company.
"Graceful shit!" Ria exclaimed as she lost her balance and hit the ground.
Groaning, Ria looked up to Damon whom she taught would have held her from falling since he was standing in front of her but he didn't.
Damon's eyes were fixed on her the whole time. He saw the nylon bag that made her lose her step and when she stepped on it while running.
His expression remained stoic the whole time. Ria groaned unable to stand up. It looked like she just twisted her ankle.
"Let's go" Damon declared and went into the car after the driver opened the door.
Ria's eyes began watering. Didn't he see she's hurt? Couldn't he even help her stand back on her feet. Her leg hurts so badly and he didn't even bat an eyelid.
Gathering her strength, Ria managed to stand up and leaped to the car. She got into the passengers seat and gently entered.
The tear finally dropped and Ria wiped it off. "Ice block" she mumbled.
They got to the restaurant where the meeting was to hold. Ria struggled to follow after her boss's quick steps with her broken ankle. She was in so much pain and her grunts doesn't even fly pass his ears.
"Are you okay?" One of the two men they were meeting asked, his eyes filled with worries.
Ria took a quick glance at her boss whose expression remained the same. 'Blank and emotionless'.
"I'm fine sir. Thank you for your care. You are better than some people" Ria said glaring at Damon who didn't even spare her a glance.
"Let's get on" Damon muttered taking away the men's attention off Ria. Ria secretly rolled her eyes and found herself a seat.
"Sir can we please go to the hospital? My legs hurts badly" Ria said to Damon as they drive back to work.
"We can't" Damon simply said. His eyes fixed on a magazine.
"But why?" Ria seethed, she turned back and faced him. Why shouldn't we go to the hospital? Can't you see I twisted my ankle and it hurts a lot. Ofcourse you wouldn't see it. How would you when your eyes are filled with ice" Ria rasped. She was already losing her temper and ready to blast.
"There's a shoot today and we are going there Miss Gabriel" Damon ignored her ranting.
Ria kept on mumbling on how cold and heartless some human being were and how they lack compassion.
All through the drive back to the company, Ria didn't stop ranting. Damon Ignored her the whole time and when no one was saying anything to her, Ria decided to shut her mouth. Resting on the arm of the chair, She slept off.
Waking up a few hours later, Ria found herself lying on a couch. Squinting her eyes, she noticed she was in Damon's office lying on his couch.
"Holy biscuit!" She exclaimed, spranging up but the pain in her ankle hit her hard making her fall back on the couch. She had totally forgotten about her twisted ankle.
Looking down at her ankle, she found it neatly plastered. Could it be...
"If you are up then go back to work. A lot of files are waiting for you to clear" A voice Ria had gotten used to in the last few hours said.
Her eyes widened when she looked up. His eyes were fixed on a magazine as usual. Doesn't he ever get tired of reading them or whatever thing he does with the tons of fashion magazines.
I'm sorry for sleeping sir. You must have gone through troubles bringing me up here and treating my broken ankle. Thank you so much" Ria muttered.
"Say that to Chase when you see him" came Damon's reply.
Huh? You mean you didn't... You weren't the one who brought me here?" Ria faltered. Her face flushed in embarrassment.
"You wish!" Damon spat.
"I should go now" Ria mumbled and when he totally Ignored her, she nodded and dragged her legs out of his office as fast as her sprain could take.
"Ria calm down! Breath slowly" Ria muttered as she got back to her office trying to calm herself. She couldn't stop picturing Damon's face when she thanked him for treating her.
She should have known the devil doesn't perform miracles.
Ria pulled up the window blind a little and Damon's view appeared. She admired him through the blind. If he wasn't so cold, he would have been the most handsome man on heart. What's the use of great features without a warm heart. "He's a zero" she sneered.
"Is that your heart or anger speaking?" Ria heard a voice behind her.
"Mr Chase. Good afternoon" Ria greeted pulling down the blinds.
Chase closed the door, pulling a chair to sit down.
"Did you just say Antonio Damon Sinn is a zero?" Chase furrowed his brows.
"Yes I did. A man without a warm heart no matter how good his features are, as long as he lacks warmth, He's a zero to me" Ria finished.
"Oh really? Damon has a very warm side. He just isn't cool with females. I pray you see his warm side soon".
"Whatever. I heard what you did for me. Thank you so much but can I ask a question?" Ria muttered going to her seat.
"As long as I can answer the question"
"Ofcourse you can if you want to... Why did you take me to his office of all places" Ria asked, her curious eyes peered eagerly.
"Because he asked me to take care of you. You were sleeping and in pain so he asked me to call a doctor for you and since his office has the most comfortable couch, I took you there to aid your sprain" Chase explained.
"He asked you to take care of me?" Ria asked in bewilderment.