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Chapter 6 The Proposal

  • Bill Sky, the CEO of Sky Corporation.
  • Backed to her senses, she only had 3 hours left. It seems
  • that time is not her friend right now. Arabella had to decide.
  • ‘Can I really afford to offend Sky Corporation? My Gosh!
  • What should I do?’ she’s talking to herself now. ‘What does he want from me? Is
  • he going to get revenge on me because I hurt him last night?’ she paused for a
  • moment, ‘But I just protected myself.’ She exclaimed. ‘But you were the one who
  • kissed him first you idiot!” her other self reminded her. ‘Yeah, it’s really my
  • fault last night, so what should I have to do now?’ she was pressured since
  • time is running, she needs to decide.
  • After pondering for a while, she came up to a brilliant
  • idea.
  • She would see Bill Sky and clear the issue with him. It is
  • better to put an end to it rather than running away from him. ‘Hello? As if she
  • could hide from this powerful man such as the CEO of Sky Corporation. They
  • almost own everything in Capital Z.’
  • She just settled in her new apartment. She succeeded hiding
  • from her parents and Jason for a few weeks now. She couldn’t afford running
  • again. She just wanted a peaceful life. If she had to beg Bill Sky to let go of
  • his grudges ‘that if he has grudges on her’ she’s not sure, but worst scenario,
  • she would beg just to let her live peacefully.
  • The only thing she’s sure about is he was angry at her.
  • Arabella was decided on her plan. She would disguise herself
  • for him to disgusts her. If she would be an eye sore to him maybe he would just
  • ask her bodyguards to drag her out right away. He would not waste his precious
  • time to talk to her anymore. ‘That’s it! That is the right thing to do!’
  • Arabella quickly
  • dressed up her baggy clothes and her wig with her big round eye glasses. This time she put on her make up but not to
  • beautify but to make lots of fake freckles on her white glass-skinned face.
  • Arabella smiled feeling satisfied on her look at the mirror.
  • She then grabbed her phone and gave a call to Farrah.
  • “Hey Darling, What’s up?” The other line picked up quickly.
  • “Hmmm… I am going out.” Hesitating if she needs to tell
  • Farrah where she’s going. She knew that her friend will go frantic.
  • She changed her mind. She didn’t have much time left to
  • talk. It would take her more than 30 minutes to Sky Corporation building. She
  • decided to report it to Farrah after her appointment with that man Bill Sky.
  • “I just missed you. Let’s grab dinner together later. Okay?”
  • Arabella continued without giving Farrah a chance to ask ‘where?’.
  • Farrah without any
  • hint replied excitedly, “Sure! I will see you later.”
  • Arabella ended the call with relief and exited her
  • apartment.
  • Sky Corporation is the tallest building in Capital Z. It has
  • been the landmark in the city because of its grand and luxurious design
  • comparable to a 5- star hotel.
  • Holding the business card on her hand, she entered Sky
  • Corporation and went to the reception area.
  • “Good Afternoon! How may I help you ma’am?” the blonde
  • receptionist professionally welcomed her with a big smile.
  • She saw five receptionists in a long counter. They are all
  • wearing black and white suit paired with black short- skirt uniform. They were
  • fully made -up with pony tailed hair.
  • They all look like models in a fashion TV, very slim and
  • with the same height as 6’0”. ‘Wow! Not bad! Impressive!' Arabella thought.
  • “I am looking for Mr. Bill Sky.” She immediately responded
  • to the blonde receptionist.
  • The blonde receptionist and the other two who heard her stop
  • for a moment and stared at her from head to toe.
  • “Do you have an appointment ma’am?” the blonde receptionist
  • retorted blatantly as this was her first time seeing an ugly woman wanting to
  • see their CEO.
  • Feeling vexed with their reactions, she held a smile up to
  • her ears, lifted up her chin and with a proud voice she said “Yes. He is
  • waiting for me and he is expecting me in his office while we speak.”
  • The three receptionists were stunned for a moment. No one
  • could make their CEO wait. ‘Who is this girl? Who do she think she is?’
  • The blonde receptionist quickly dialed the line in the CEO
  • office ‘of course she couldn’t afford to delay her CEO’s appointment’, then the
  • secretary picked up the call and in just a minute someone was sent down to pick
  • Arabella up.
  • The three receptionists were all dumbfounded. ‘What so
  • special about this ugly girl?’ They’ve been working there for a long time and
  • no one was treated like this by their cold CEO.
  • “Good Afternoon Ms. Arabella! I am Debbie, the assistant
  • secretary of the CEO. This way please.” Another tall woman with a model figure
  • greeted her. This time the woman has long hair and is fully made from top to
  • toe. She is wearing a white suit that perfectly fits her curved and white short
  • skirt that shows her long white legs.
  • “Hi!” Arabella smiled stiffly. ‘What else can she say aside
  • from Hi!? She didn’t even know why she’s there.’
  • ‘It seems that this Bill Sky likes beautiful and sexy women
  • a lot. I bet he is a scumbag, a playboy!’ Arabella thought, rolling her eyes
  • while following Debbie to the elevator.
  • 'Well in that case, my disguise is perfect! He will be
  • disgusted upon seeing me and will dismiss me right away. Problem solved! I just
  • have to play well to settle this out and live peacefully.’ She smiled surely as if she already knew
  • what’s going to happen.
  • The exclusive large elevator went up to 84th floor. Debbie
  • is just silent so was she. ‘I think they were trained not to mind other
  • people’s business.’ Arabella thought in silence.
  • When the elevator reached the 84th floor, Debbie went out
  • first, leading the way. She just followed her steps. She was so amazed how big
  • the floor is and the entourage is very unique and luxurious. The wall was all
  • painted white. All tables are white with gold frames same as their chairs,
  • shelves and even their big computer monitors were white.
  • Her eyes couldn’t help to wander everywhere ‘Wow! Sky Corporation
  • truly lives up to its name.’ until her
  • gaze landed to a big French gold door with two handles attached vertically.
  • Surely, the man she’s looking for is inside.
  • Debbie passed her to an older woman. She was also a beauty.
  • ‘Seriously? Are all people here beautiful? Are ugly people not allowed to work
  • here? This man is really something!’ She
  • couldn’t help her thoughts flowing.
  • “Welcome Ms. Jones. I’m Sharon. Mr. Sky’s executive
  • secretary. Mr. Sky is waiting for you inside. Please follow me.” With a
  • professional tone Sharon greeted her.
  • Sharon knocked the big gold door and pushed it to open.
  • Arabella followed behind Sharon.
  • “Mr. Sky, Ms. Jones is here.” Sharon said in a professional
  • manner.
  • “Leave us.” A cold as an ice voice could be heard somewhere
  • in the room.
  • Without any hesitation, Sharon slightly bow her body and
  • left the room.
  • Arabella's eyes wandered in the huge room. ‘This man really
  • has an exquisite taste!’
  • The room was large as an executive room of a 5 - star hotel
  • with a 360-degree view glass wall overlooking the city. ‘Wow! How nice to see
  • the fireworks here and the night city view.’ Arabella was stunned for a while.
  • Then her sight landed on the man’s tall and broad back. He
  • was looking seriously at the view outside clutching his two arms together in
  • front of him.
  • “Ehem! Ehem!” Arabella pretended to be coughing to get his
  • attention.
  • The man didn’t move an inch.
  • “Excuse me Mr., I’m here. Arabella Jones.” Arabella feeling
  • a bit nervous but determined to finish the matter with him and leave his
  • company quickly.
  • This time the man turned around and put his two hands in her
  • side pockets. Wearing a navy-blue suit with matching white inner shirt and a
  • deeper gray silk tie, he stared at her with sharp eyes.
  • ‘What the heck!’ Arabella felt the time had stopped for a
  • moment. ‘How can there be someone as handsome as him leaving on this earth?’
  • she was astonished that her eyes turned big. ‘Shit!’ Arabella couldn’t stop
  • appreciating the beauty in front of her. She was shy that her body parts were
  • so obvious showing her appreciation. ‘Please don’t drool.’ Her other self
  • shamelessly reminded her.
  • “Do you have enough?” A man’s arrogant voice came out as if
  • he is aware that he was being overly appreciated.
  • ‘Shit! Am I too obvious? What a shame!’ Her hands couldn’t
  • help fidgeting but she tried to stand up straight and settle the matter with
  • him.
  • “Let’s get to the point. Why do you want to see me Mr. CEO?”
  • Actually, Arabella wanted to add ‘Beautiful CEO’, she couldn’t help to stare at
  • his handsome face. It was like her eyes were magnet to his face and his tall
  • and masculine body was oozing with hotness. ‘Shit! What am I thinking?’ Even
  • Arabella’s thought couldn’t concentrate with this man’s appearance.
  • The man suddenly walked towards her. In just a meter away he
  • stopped. He stared at Arabella emotionlessly. He scanned her starting from her
  • face down to her shoes with a cold like ice expression. Arabella thought that
  • he would order her to leave right away but even a disgust on his face couldn’t
  • be seen. ‘Why? Doesn’t he like only beautiful woman?’ she thought feeling a bit
  • disappointed in her heart.
  • “How do you plan to compensate me with what you’ve done last
  • night?” with a serious tone while his eyes fixed to hers.
  • ‘I knew it! This is all about last night’s incident.’
  • Arabella thought with confirmation.
  • She was in daze for a while and her body became stiff
  • thinking the kiss they shared last night.
  • “Why do I have to compensate you? As far as I remember you
  • enjoyed my kiss.” Arabella’s face blushed of what she said. ‘Shit! Why do I
  • have to mention our kiss?’ she cursed herself.
  • “Are you sure of that?” The man asking voice was full of
  • arrogance as he walked close towards her.
  • She was like seeing a
  • prince charming walking in a slow motion.
  • “Wait! Stop!” she raised her two hands on the air to make a
  • barrier. The funny thing is that she didn’t even know what she’s afraid of, if
  • it’s the man or herself.
  • The man stopped leaving only a small space gap between their
  • bodies.
  • “Mr. CEO, please behave yourself. It’s just a kiss and it’s
  • just a mistake. I am sorry about that. I was drunk last night. I am truly sorry
  • for hurting you. For an ugly woman like
  • me, I know you don’t have nothing to do with me. I am also poor, as you know
  • where I live, so you probably know by now that I don’t have money to pay you. I
  • hope my humble apology will be enough for you.” She explained steadfast not
  • allowing him to interrupt her so they could finish the conversation
  • immediately.
  • “I don’t accept apology.” He said coldly still staring
  • seriously at her.
  • She was stupefied after hearing his words. She clenched her
  • small hands into fists trying to stand steadily and easy as her knees were
  • already shaking at the moment. Her hands were sweating as she felt nervous in
  • an instant.
  • “As you can see Mr. CEO, I have nothing to bargain look at
  • me.” she said while her two hands pointing at herself to justify her current
  • state.
  • “I am, looking at you,” he paused while his cold gaze never
  • leaving her eyes.
  • “Marry me.”