She was grateful for a long day of work, she was busy and before she was even aware her boss was tapping her on the shoulder “Kat, my dear hard working girl, have you eaten today?”
Startled she looked up from her work “Um, no, I don’t think I have.”
“Well off you go then, I can’t have my hardest worker keeling over from fatigue because she forgets to eat. Please take your time too, I know you were here early and while I love that you work your ass off for me, you must eat.”
“Sorry Alyssa, you know I just get wrapped up in work some days.”
“More like every day dear” Alyssa said with a smile.
“Now go and get yourself something to eat, please.”
“Alright, thank you, I’ll be back soon.”
“If I see you back within the hour, I’ll shoo you away!” she said smiling and walking away.
There was a reason she didn’t take lunch, money was always tight, even with her job most of that money went to paying bills, rent and her student loans, but she survived. Most of the time she went and spent some time in the sun, the days it rained she would always claim she wasn’t hungry and just work through the day. Those days often left her drained and tired, but she loved what she did and took pride in her work, no matter what the cost. Today was a nice day so she figured she could go and kill an hour in the park.
When the elevator doors opened there he was again, she hesitated to go in, but decided it would be silly to wait for it to go all the way down and come back up again, so she stepped in.
“Are you following me now?”
“Perhaps, or perhaps it’s just a lucky coincidence,” he smiled and her heart stopped, why did he have to be so damn gorgeous.
What the hell was happening to her? She turned from his smile and faced the front again in an attempt to block him out of her mind and body.
“Are you headed to lunch” he asked interrupting her thoughts.
“Um, yes, I was going to head to the park for a bit to relax.” Why did she tell him so much, why was she over thinking what she was going to tell him.
“You’re not going to eat” his eyes narrowed and his voice stern.
She turned to face him, “I don’t think that’s any of your concern, now is it,” she snapped.
He scowled slightly, then put on that beautiful smile and said, “Then you’ll accompany me to lunch.”
“No, thank you.”
“It wasn’t a request” he said firmly taking her elbow, guiding her through the lobby and out the double doors.
“I said no thank you, I appreciate the thought, but I’m fine” she said firmly pulling her elbow from his grasp.
How she didn’t fall over was beyond her. From the moment he touched her she could feel the heat surging through her body and was desperate to regain control, before she lost it completely. He paused and she could see him struggling to control something, when he said “I am asking you nicely to please come to lunch with me, it would make me happy to treat you to lunch and perhaps learn about the lovely woman I seem to keep running into.”
She almost laughed aloud at his words but instead said “Really, lovely woman? I’m sorry to seem so crass but you must really need to get laid if you think I’m lovely,” and then she laughed right in his face.
Before she knew what was happening he had gripped her arm and pushed her through the open door into the back seat of his Rolls Royce. She didn’t know a lot about cars, but she knew enough about them to know that this was an expensive car. The car itself was black; the windows heavily tinted the interior an eggshell white, in a word it was beautiful just like the owner.
Once she stopped admiring the interior of the car, she turned furiously to the man who had just manhandled her but before she could get a word out, he kissed her. It was a hard, punishing kiss his lips angrily seeked passage against hers, she tried to fight his nudging tongue but granted him access by parting her lips slightly. His tongue slipped greedily into her mouth exploring every corner and crevice. Finally gaining control and gasping she pushed against him and pulled herself away trying to catch her breath.
“Now shut up and let me talk” he said.
“Talk! What gives you the right to throw me into the back of your car and then kiss me?! I don’t even know who you are and you fucking kissed me! Let me out of the car now!” she said angrily.
“No” he said calmly.
“You heard me, you will not leave until you’ve heard what I have to say.”
“Oh, I’m sorry did I need to re-iterate the fact that you SHOVED ME INTO THE BACK OF YOUR CAR, kissed me and I have no idea who you are?” she yelled at him. “You could be a murderer or rapist, or god knows what,” she said shrinking away from him.
“First of all, I’m neither of those things. Second of all, even if I was there were have a dozen witnesses who saw you get into the car with me, so you can scratch that off your list. If you’d be quiet you’d hear what I have to say and we could proceed with this much quicker.”
“Oh thank you for putting my mind at ease and please tell me quickly so I can get out of here.” she said sarcastically.
“I want you. You want me. I get what I want. It’s as simple as that.”
“I’m sorry, what?”
“Ah, did I finally take the words from your mouth, good then perhaps you’ll let me finish. I’ve wanted you since I saw you in the coffee shop this morning. I get what I want and I want you.”
“Are you done?”
“Not even close.”
“Well you are now; you’ve said all you’re going to say. Stop the car and let me out. I don’t care where we’re at, I will find my own way back to the office.”
“If you were mine you would not speak to me that way and you would eat.”
“First, I will never be yours. Second I am not anybody’s property. So let me out now,” there was a terror in her eyes and she knew it.
Growling and muttering something beneath his breath he called up to the front to pull over. As soon as the car stopped she opened the door and started walking away from the stopped car. She didn’t care what direction she was going, she just needed to get away.