I’ve been here for two months and I feel like I’m living in a soap opera. The other employees in this office are crazy. Sleeping with different people and sometimes with each other. The CEO’s surrounding themselves with bodyguards and living in an alternate reality. My mission wasn’t this but instead to get close to those two brothers and keep the promise. What a perfect cover, applying for an admin job or at least I thought so before all hell broke loose.
I knew that Santiago and Marcus were the sons of a Mafia Boss but the things I’ve seen are way more than I expected. And on this day, my cover may have been blown and I have to save Santiago from his enemies. They dared to come into this office when Marcus was out at a meeting. They probably thought it was the perfect time. Grab Santi while Marcus was away.
But these thugs don’t know about me and that was to my advantage. “No one gets hurt as long as you do as you're told”, Damon confidently says. I can hear Sofia and Laura crying and I see Santi come out of his office but not seeming surprised as to who these assholes are. “What are you doing here”, Santi angrily screams at Damon, “You have no business here!”. I quietly take off my heels, still eyeing this bastard, stand up and put myself between Santi and him. “Elena what are you doing? Get out of the way, you’ll get hurt”, Santi really does seem concerned, but I know in the next ten minutes that concern will turn into shock and then bewilderment. “I think you need to back away and leave”, I tell Damon, never taking my eyes away from him. Damon smiles with that overly confident smirk if he only knew what was about to happen to him and his goons.
“I don’t know who you are but you're about to get hurt if you don't get out of the way”, Damon growls.
“That may be the case but I’m not moving”, I take my stance.
“You must have a death wish, bitch”, Damon counters.
“Maybe, let’s find out”, I smile at him and get ready for the fun to begin.
Damon’s facial expression takes on a dark and ominous tone. I turn to the side just enough to hold my stance. He charges forward and I take my right leg kicking it up right into his stomach. He screams out and stammers backwards holding his arms to his stomach. And I get ready!
He looks at me with so much anger and he screams out what I was expecting, “Kill her”. His two goons begin rushing towards me. I haven’t had a good fight in a while. Oooh this is going to hurt. I begin kicking and throwing punches trying to keep them away from Santi. I grab one of the goons and repeatedly kick him in the stomach with my knee. I turn to Santi and scream at him to run. I continue with my assault but two huge guys on one girl, I know what will eventually happen. One of them grabs me by the throat and pushes me up against the wall, beginning his squeezing assault on my throat. I can feel the air escaping and the darkness is coming. And then it sounds like gunshots and it’s like everything just froze. No noise, no breathing, just Marcus yelling out, “Enough”. And the goon releases his hand from my throat and I go down trying to grasp at whatever air is left.
Marcus waves the gun motioning for the goons to back away and they rejoin Damon. I remember Santi running to me and grabbing my shoulders, “Oh my god, Elena, are you ok”. He’s trying to pull me up but I’m trying to let the air into my lungs. I get to my feet coughing and holding my hand to my throat but I’m not scared, no, I am thoroughly pissed. And I walk over to the asshole who tried to choke me out and punch him right in the face. As I go in for another one Santi grabs me from behind and pulls me back. I can hear laughing from behind me and Marcus moves in next to Santi and myself. “As you can see, never mess with my Admins, they can literally kill you”, Marcus smirks as he’s looking at me. But all I can see is Red and I go in for another round but Santi still has a hold on me. Marcus puts his body between me and Damon as he turns to me and grabs my chin and lifts it up so my eyes meet his, “Stop!” and I give him the hardest, angriest stare I have ever given a person but he seems amused by it. He turns toward Damon and motions for his bodyguards and they grab all three assholes and forcefully removes them from the office.
Marcus turns back to look at me again. He wants me to be afraid of him but he doesn't know me at all and I look up toward him again making eye contact and glaring at him for what seemed like forever before I pull my arms away from Santi’s grasp and walk away from them both. “You need to calm the fuck down, Elena”, I scold myself. I walk to where I remember Sofia and Laura where hiding and look for them. I find them huddled up under a desk, crying and waiting for help to come. “Hey you two, it’s safe to come out”, I put my hand out and Sofia takes it pulling herself up and grabbing onto Laura to help her up as well.
“You two ok?” I ask as I’m looking them both over. “What the hell was that”, Sophia cries out but before I can answer I feel fingers curl around my upper arm and whirl me around. Marcus is right in my face, looking me dead in the eyes, “What the fuck do you think you were doing?”. At first I was a bit shocked at his attitude but then I could feel my blood boiling,
“I think I was trying to save your brother from being kidnapped or worse”, I shouted at him.
"That wasn't your responsibility", Marcus practically yells.
“What’s the matter Marcus? Not use to a girl taking charge and kicking ass”, I glare back at him as I walk away.