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Chapter 5 The Encounter

  • A fresh start. That is all Arabella wanted.
  • The turmoil shift of her life was all so sudden. She just
  • remembered stepping out from the plane in Capital Z, she was full of excitement
  • ‘Finally, I’m home!’ she smiles at the thought of it never knowing a big twist
  • of fate awaits her.
  • She was back to her reality, when her doorbell rang twice.
  • ‘It must be Farrah!’ she thought running towards the door
  • without seeing the peephole.
  • No one knows where she lives, only Farrah comes in and out
  • of her apartment. With her pajamas and scattered long smooth hair, she opened
  • the door.
  • “Good Afternoon my Lady!” a tall and dark figure with
  • professional black suit respectfully welcomed her outside the door. He bent
  • slight his upper body as a sign of respect. Together with two others, they were
  • also wearing black suit with black leather shoes and behind them was a black
  • shiny luxurious car.
  • She was shocked. ‘Who are they?’ Are these men of my
  • father?’ ‘Are they here to abduct me?’ Thinking of these made her more
  • terrified.
  • She frantically slammed the door closed and the door security
  • locked immediately.
  • “Shit!” She gasped. Checking the peephole if they were still
  • there.
  • “Madame, our apology for making you scared. Please do not be
  • afraid. Our Boss wants to see you.” The
  • tall dark man said from the other side of the door.
  • ‘Boss?’ she thought ‘Who’s Boss?’ she couldn’t help but to
  • let out her thoughts and asked the people outside.
  • “What do I have to do with your Boss? I’m sorry sir maybe
  • you’ve got the wrong address.” As far as her concern, she had nothing to do
  • with anyone specially to this ‘Boss’ they mentioned.
  • But good for her that these men are not of his father. That
  • means she is still not wanted.
  • Someone slipped a business card on the small gap opening on
  • the floor.
  • “Madame, my Boss wants to pass a message to you.” The man
  • paused for a moment and added with a husky voice “If you will not come to find
  • him. He will come to find you.” The man ended the message with firm tone.
  • She got the card from the floor and read it. Her eyes
  • widened when she saw the name written in the card.
  • Bill Sky. CEO of Sky Corporation.
  • ‘What the fuck!’ She mumbled. ‘What do I have to do with the
  • great Sky Corporation?’ Her questions were only for her to hear.
  • Everyone knew including her that this Company is the biggest
  • and leader of all company not only in Capital Z but also internationally.
  • “Sir, maybe you were mistaken. I am just an ordinary girl
  • living alone. As far as my memory serves me right, I don’t have any matters
  • with Sky Corporation and with your CEO. You may leave now. Thank you.” With a
  • startled tone she uttered resting her forehead on the door.
  • “Ms. Arabella Jones. Our boss will be expecting you in his
  • office at exactly 3 p.m. today. Please don’t make harsh actions that you will
  • regret soon. We will be leaving you now. Have a good day!” There was a threat
  • on his words.
  • After a while, the three men drove away.
  • She sighed with relief for a moment. However, in just a
  • single of minute she was back to her senses.
  • She felt uncomfortable everywhere. ‘Why sudden turning of
  • events appeared anywhere?’ Who is this Bill Sky?’ She tried cracking her brain
  • and her memory lane leads her to the incident happened last night.
  • ‘Oh shit! Could it be him last night?’ ‘I’m so fucking
  • dead!’ she started to panic.
  • ‘What does he want from me?’ Since she lived abroad half of
  • her life, she in not familiar with Bill Sky even if his face was always
  • published in the business magazine. He is
  • known in the business world for his best leadership making the Sky Corporation
  • divulged to its highest peak in Capital Z.
  • But she was aware of his company ‘Sky Corporation’ of
  • course. They are the biggest and the largest in Capital Z and they also made their
  • name abroad. All people in Capital Z and
  • even people living abroad knew them.
  • ‘No. Why should I come to him?’ she was trying to figure out
  • why this man wants, to see him after all he had done to her.
  • ‘No. not because you’re the CEO of Sky Corporation, you can
  • order me around! I am not your employee.” she feels like exploding with
  • annoyance.
  • She remembered that night.
  • His gripped on her
  • waist. His unique scent.
  • His pleasurable lips.
  • That kissed. ‘Damn!’ she bit her lower lip while closing her
  • eyes. Trying to regain the taste of his lips it sends pleasure to her soul.
  • She was there in the ‘Luxury Bar’ last night because Jason
  • wanted to see her. Of course, she didn’t want to go at first but Jason insisted
  • it through Farrah because she already changed her cellphone number.
  • The thing is, Jason wanted to see her. Just like that. After
  • all the text and she went through, he acted again as a loving boyfriend. So,
  • Farrah nagged her to settle Jason and put an end to whatever they need to end.
  • She was already determined to move on from that nightmare
  • and let go of Jason. She was hurt by him but she already saw the true color of
  • her ex-boyfriend. Never did she would permit to be entangled with him again.
  • After the romance they been through together for a long
  • time, she chose not to be angry with him anymore. Maybe they are not just meant
  • for each other. So, she went to that bar to put and end to their relationship
  • for good.
  • When she entered the VIP room, she saw Jason drinking,
  • holding a glass of brandy with sad eyes. It glimmers when he saw her coming
  • from the door.
  • He suddenly rose up from his seat and walk towards her,
  • stretching his arm to give her a welcome embrace.
  • “Babe, you are finally here!” He exclaimed with a smile and
  • can spot the longing in his voice.
  • She raised her right hand up to send him to stop. She wanted
  • to slap him on the face for what hurt he gave her but seeing him now, she felt
  • some grief on his face.
  • Jason is always exquisite and delicate man. He always loves
  • beautiful things that always suits his taste. So, for tonight she chose to hide
  • her beauty. She dressed like the opposite. She wore baggy pants and white shirt
  • matching her rubber shoes. She also put on her big eye glasses. To perfect her
  • nerd look, she completed it with a wig. Her wig is short to her neck and with
  • bangs that hid her shiny and smooth long hair. She doesn’t put on any make up.
  • At this time Jason stopped from approaching her. He stared
  • quietly at her from head to toe. One can tell his wondering something from his
  • eyes. Arabella feels extremely satisfied with her masterpiece look.
  • “Don’t like my look?” she asked with confidence.
  • “What’s with the change?” He paused. “Oh. You don’t need to
  • answer. I get it!” He added thinking that it was his fault why this girl became
  • like this.
  • Hearing Jason’s words, she smiled. ‘So why are we here? I
  • don’t have so much time for this. Please make it quick.” She retorted. She
  • really wanted to just get out from there immediately. She didn’t plan to make a
  • long chat as if there was nothing happened between them. So annoying!
  • “I miss you Babe!” She can see the sincerity in Jason’s eyes
  • while saying these words.
  • ‘Should I be happy because you miss me?’ ‘Why I can’t find
  • it happy? After you dumped me, now you missed me?’ she sighed and gritted her
  • teeth in annoyance.
  • “Please stop calling me Babe. We are done already. Don’t
  • forget that you already dumped me a week ago.” She wanted him to stop. Why his
  • sweet words don’t flatter her at all instead it gave her displeasure.
  • “I’m sorry. My hands are tied. Margaret is pregnant.” He
  • paused and quickly added. “I know my sorry is not enough, but that was just an
  • accident Babe. Trust me that is just an accident!” he emphasized his last
  • words.
  • She was shocked. Margaret is one of Jason’s best friends and
  • also held the VP position in Hansen Group.
  • She didn’t move. She was trying to absorb Jason’s words. She
  • didn’t talk. She just listened to his explanation.
  • “I don’t love her Babe. I still love you.” His face was
  • stiff and his eyes were full of sorrow.
  • “On that night of our family dinner, Margaret was there and
  • announced that she conceived my child. My family wanted us to get married
  • immediately for the child’s sake. My mom knew already the mess with your family
  • she asked me to break up with you. I was so mess and I don’t know what to do.”
  • He explained helplessly.
  • ‘Why is he blaming everyone as if he doesn’t have anything to
  • do with it?’ she calmed herself, gasp a breath and smile “Listen up! It’s
  • enough for me to hear your reasons. Trust me when I say that I will be okay.”
  • Feeling sore and uncomfortable in her heart.
  • She faced him with sincerity and when she was about to leave,
  • her arm was grabbed by a powerful big hand.
  • “Please don’t leave me. Babe I love you. I need you Babe.”
  • Jason gone crazy. He quickly embraced her without any sign of letting go.
  • There breaths were connected, she could smell the alcohol
  • lingering her nose. ‘He is drunk’ she concluded.
  • She needs to go out from her immediately. Now that Jason
  • will have a baby with Margaret, it is rightful for her to distant herself from
  • them. Let Jason be responsible of his action. She needs to make him let go.
  • “Jason, let me go. We are done already. I already have a new
  • boyfriend.” That’s the only words she thought that would be very effective to
  • use.
  • The strength from his embrace had softened. Jason was
  • stunned.
  • She used this opportunity to escape from his embrace. For
  • her not to be doubted, she fixed herself and walked confidently towards the
  • table and drank the alcohol from Jason’s glass.
  • ‘It tastes awful!’ This to show him that she’s okay. After,
  • she waved her hand at him and seductively walk out.
  • She unconsciously staggered outside. ‘What kind of drink was
  • that?’ She felt so uneasy walking just few steps.
  • Just when she’s walking on the hallway, she heard Jason
  • calling her name chasing her from the back.
  • She tried to walk fast as she can but her body is unstable.
  • She was tipsy by this one shot. Her vision is so blurry. She needs to get rid
  • Jason but she cannot run away with her current state. She saw a man coming on
  • her way. A brilliant thought came out to save her. ‘There is no other way!’ She
  • smiled seductively and kissed him.
  • She thought it was a good idea but she never thought that
  • the kiss will be deepened passionately. She never thought this kiss will bring
  • pleasure to her soul to the extent that she forgot the pain in her heart for a
  • while.
  • She thought that the kiss would save her but she never
  • thought it would give her new trouble.
  • She giggled when she thought about that kiss and the man’s
  • warm body. His body was sending heat like a lava to hers when their body
  • pressing each other.
  • She escaped that night from Jason and that man. She didn’t
  • see the reaction of Jason but sure enough she succeeded with her plan. She knew
  • Jason witnessed her kissing scene with that man.
  • ‘That man! That man last night was Bill Sky!’ Arabella
  • firmly concluded.