Samantha smiles “Oh, in my former life. Mr Bass , Miss Veronica, enjoy the rest of the evening and don’t forget to carry a souvenir home , it’s our thank-you package for being amazing sponsors” and then she walks away , Jake Bass watches her leave, Veronica speaks
“Baby, is everything okay, you look as though someone upset you, “
“I am fine” he smiles stiffly . “And don’t call me baby please, Jake or Bass is fine. I will have Todd drive you home, have to get to the office for some urgent work’’
She frowns “Really, you didn’t mind me calling you more than baby a few hours ago when you were enjoying the feel of my arms and the warmth between my legs and now you want to send me home? I thought I was coming back to your place ?”
“I told you Vero, no strings attached.’’ He says walking away
He was upset, and it wasn’t Vero.. it was that lady named Samantha Brookes.
How dare her talk to him, him Jake Bass that way
“Thank you everyone, have a good night” she was seeing off the few of the remaining guests..
“Samantha dear, so you would think about it and accept our offer?” the lady standing in front of her asks
“Yes ma’am , I would run it over with Mr Shelton, and I would get back to you’’
The lady smiles and walks away ,
“Okay Samantha , have a good night..” Mr Shelton comes forward with a smile
“Oh thank you Mr Shelton, “
“Should I have one of the drivers take you home?’’
“Oh that would be awesome sir I just-”
“Oh no need for that Mr Shelton, I would take her home” they both turn to see him walking towards them
“Mr Bass, I thought I saw your car leave already, didn’t know you were still around” Mr Shelton says as Jake Bass gets close to him
“Yes it did, went to drop a friend of mine home, but my car is here”
“No bodyguards or security details sir, not trying to play invisible Mr Bass are we?’’ he laughs
“Oh no Mr Shelton, I just have some unfinished business with the lady”
Shelton raises an eyebrow, Samantha was a beautiful woman, it’s understandable that any man would want to sort her out, in fact a couple of men had been staring at her and a few had made advances, but like a lady she had politely put them down.
And now, Mr Bass was lurking around to talk to her, he smiles, everyone knew that women fell over themselves for him, maybe he has eyes on Samantha. But for the short period of time he had known her, She seemed not easily swayed off her feet, but was focused and determined, she had never shown him a boyfriend or excused herself to go on a date. He had even asked her once if she was into girls and she had laughed wholeheartedly and told him she liked men, but… there are men and there are men. He didn’t understand what it meant but..he let it slide.
Now Jake Bass is looking at her as though she had stolen something from him, why would anyone see a fine woman like her and frown. He shakes his head
“Goodnight Mr Bass and Samantha, have a good night” he says kissing her cheeks, shaking Jake Bass and leaves
Samantha without looking back at Jake Bass made her way upstairs, she needed to pick her bag and leave, why was he still here, why didn’t he follow his lady friend and leave.
She told herself that if she ever ran into him again, she was going to use her slippers and chase him, she was wearing heels… she wouldn’t want to put a hole in his head but if he as much as annoys her, she would make the hole really big.
“A lady who is so confident, do you think it’s right to be the last person here, it’s not safe” he says following behind her
“It’s not your concern Mr Bass, you can leave, I can take care of myself and if you are so concerned about what is safe and what isn’t… leaving me stranded in a city shouldn’t have been an option. Please stop following me” she says opening the door to her office and shutting it, she bends to pick her bag, he opens the door and entered.
“What in the world are you doing?”
“Look Samantha, no one talks to me the way you do and it infuriates me, and you walk away when I talk to you, who the hell do you think you are, spoiling my evening, and that day? you deserved it, you were lucky I didn’t do more”
“If that makes you sleep well at night then carry on, just please step out of my way’’ she told him frowning
“And if I don’t?’’
“You really want to go down that road? I know you don’t like being told what to do Mr pompous rich and whatnot, I also don’t like to be told what to do, but in my case, it’s within my rights. Now step out of my way Mr Bass, there is no reason why we must continue talking to each other, I need to get home and you are making my evening sourer by the minute”
He stares at her, wondering why she was making him really upset. Maybe because other girls would have been swooning but she, she was a thick skin. He never looked at her as anything other than his Intern and part time PA, he was terribly infuriated after that day in the city and kicked her out without thinking and he didn’t regret it, coming back to find the file and see that she had worked hard on it, he felt a little guilty and tried to reach her, not to apologize but to make sure she got paid, that little stunt in front of his guest… was a blow, but he shook it off. Now standing here with her and all he sees is a feisty woman willing to make a point “I don’t bend for no one, I don’t care if you got the dough, I am my own person” which should have been commendable but it was annoying, he was used to women, his bed-interests,his workers and swooners bending over for him, even if they were just passing by or random faces… but her… this Samantha Brookes is a different specie all together … she was supposed to be part of the weaker vessel and here she was telling him to his face that he doesn’t mean shit and doesn’t flutter her feathers… not that he wants it to but… it was really upsetting not to be…erm..treated the way other women treat him, with sparks in their eyes.
Or maybe she was one of those women who put up a front, maybe a little push would do, he was so going to tame her
“Get out of my way Mr Bass”
“Maybe this would shut you up” he grabs her and kisses her. Yes, she would give in now, women, they were all the same.
He felt her shock and then in another second, he felt dazed as he held his face,
She had pushed him and slapped him, Hard on his face
“Don’t you dare ever do that again Mr Bass, I am not one of those girls and you think you can enforce your will on me, do you think I actually do like you and you think you can just kiss me and I will melt? Try that again and you will regret it… I am a strong independent woman and your charms, all this doesn’t work on me, don’t you ever try that ever and stay the hell away from me Mr Bass, what the hell is wrong with you… MY GOD!!!!” she spat to his face, nudges him out of the way and goes down the stairs
He is shocked..
Ok..this was strange, this was really strange, then he became angry again and follows her down the stairs.
She was gone .
“Damnit!!’’ he swore
He didn’t like her, he was trying to shut her up… and now it only got him a slap… he touches his face..
Oh Miss Samantha, this is far from over.
You would be seeing more of me..
He dial’s a number “Hello Mr Shelton, I have a preposition for you”
She wouldn’t know what hit her, he smiles
TO BE CONT.