Sunday, October 10, 2010

Destiny Cullen Week 20: The New Boss

Destiny Cullen

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The New Boss

I came back from a meeting and there they were sitting at my desk taking up all the space where my computer should have been.

“What the hell is going on here?” I demanded. I looked around and everyone’s eyes shot down into their cubicles. My eyes narrowed as I glanced around searching for the prankster. Everyone knew I turned Lauren Conrad down with her manuscript and it was one of the biggest mistakes I’ve made.

“I was merely showing you what should never happen again.”

I turned to face the voice and my vulgar remark got stuck in my throat. Who made such a beautiful face? I looked up at him in awe. His baby blues were the brightest blue I’ve seen in ages. His dark blonde hair just waiting for my fingers to run through them. Oh damn! His body was even better! Under that tailored suit was strong muscles. I would bet money on that.

He cleared his throat and I had to shake my head to clear my fantasy of us in the utility closet. “Who are you exactly?” Good job, find out who he is so you can stalk him later.

“I’m your new boss.” New boss? Since when did Bob get fired? Oh wait I forgot about those fifteen sexual harassment charges. Guess he finally quit or got fired. Whatever the male counterpart of Aphrodite was in front of her.

“Why did you think this was necessary? To humiliate me in front of my colleagues? What would that prove?”
He opened the cover and pointed to the inside cover where the publishers name was. “To insure that never happens again.” He closed the book and walked away. Damn him for embarrassing me then being more attractive than all my boyfriends combined.

I sank into my chair and stared at the wall of paper in front of me. What to do with all these stupid ass books. They weren’t even that good. I huffed and called my assistant to clear off my desk while I took my lunch break.

I walked to the elevator and pressed the button while rummaging through my purse for a piece of gum. To minutes go by and still no elevator or gum. Frustrated I head to the stairs. Its only fifteen flights in high heels.

My heels clicking against the floor was the only sound until a door slammed open and I heard someone running toward me. Now I’m not stupid I tried to get out of the guys way but in his haste knocked his shoulder into mine and sent me falling down the last few steps.

I moaned in pain as looked down at my ankle. It was already swollen and changing colors. My favorite color is purple but not on my ankle. Gah, stupid person! I heard someone running to see what happened.

“Are you okay?”

My eyes widened. I was my new boss but he was in a different suit. I looked up at him and he was looking at my ankle then to my spilled purse. Overall it was a bad mess. “Here let me help you up.” He put out his hand and I couldn’t resist putting mine in it.

He lifted me up but when I tried to put weight on my foot a sound of pain fell from my lips and I fell into his chest not able to hold myself up. “I should take you to the hospital.” His voice was gruff like he was the one in pain.

“No its okay I’m sure I can make it without seeing a doctor.” His eyes looked right passed me and into my soul. “I’m taking you to the hospital.” It wasn’t a question. I quivered inside with passion. No man ever spoke to me like that. And I must say I liked the authority in his voice.

He lifted me up and walked out of the lobby and to say everyone was staring was an understatement. My cheeks heated and I hid my face in my bosses chest. A soft musk was all over him and it smelled so good too I couldn’t stop inhaling. Of course I could blame that on the pain in my ankle.

He walked with me in his arms until we reached his car. “It won’t take long I’m sure.” He placed me in the car with so much care it made my heart swell. “Um, thank you.” He just nodded and he had a small crooked smile. “I like saving damsels in distress.”

I let that one go. Not now or ever have I been a damsel in distress. “I was just kidding,” he laughed. “I’ve heard a lot about you. And I must say they didn’t say anything about you being beautiful.” She chuckled, “so you brought me to the hospital to seduce me?” Please say yes. Please say yes.

“Sadly no. But I might after you get that ankle looked at.” I sighed. I hated going to doctors but I’d endure it for this sexy man.

We finally made it to the hospital and he carried me inside as well. The doctor saw me pretty quickly and I was in and out of the hospital in about an hour. When I came out of the lobby with my crutches my boss smiled at me. “Those look good on you.” I rolled my eyes, “yeah yeah. You really suck at seducing.”

“Oh I haven’t even started seducing you.” His eyes sparkled with promise.

He stood up and I noticed again that he had a different suit on. “Why did you change your suit?” He looked confused and looked down to look at his suit. “What do you mean? I’ve had this one on all day.” She thought back and she could have sworn he was wearing a dark burgundy suit, but now he was wearing a black one.

“No you were wearing a different one when you humiliated me in front of everyone upstairs. Or don’t you remember.” His eyes narrowed. “My brother humiliated you? I’m going to have to talk to him.” Whoa. What a
minute and rewind.

“What are you talking about? You’re my new boss. You’re the one who did it.”

“No. That was my brother. We are twins if you didn’t notice before.”

Oooooh. Now that made sense. “Let go before he thinks I stole you away.” His carefree way was back, but I could tell he was going to have words with his brother. And that shouldn’t put butterflies in her stomach, but damn it to hell, it did.

He drove her back to the building and helped her into the elevator. “Can I ask your name?” I blurted. He smiled and held out his hand.

“I’m Dominick. Pleased to meet you.” We shook hands and he brought me close to his chest. I could feel his cool breath on my cheeks. “I’d love to see you tonight for dinner.”

The butterflies went into overdrive. “I’d love that.” I smiled and he leaned down and I felt his soft lips meet mine. I moaned his lips so soft and delicious.

The bell dinged and he lifted his head. “Seems like we are here.” I blushed and repositioned myself on the crutches. “See you at 8.” He smiled and walked toward his brother's office.