Aisshhh!...Nothing works out perfectly for me." Emily pouted her lips and threw the soju she was trying to open away.
"Hhsss..." She inhaled, propping herself up on her elbows.
She stared at the mirror and clicked her tongue. "tsk tsk tsk."
She let out a small smile. "You are such a failure Emily."
"Ahhh, it's a good thing I got dumped today." She nodded her head vigorously.
She stood up from the chair and grabbed a sweater from her closet, she wore her slippers, took her earmuffs, and took her last cash from her purse before walking out of her studio apartment.
She had decided to visit a bar for a cocktail shake.
At a certain corporation, the conference room was cold as usual, not because the air conditioners were on, but because the CEO of Empire World Corporation was not in a good mood as usual. He had never been in a good mood, but it seemed his mood that day was critically worst.
He had kept the officials in the room for four hours straight. Even though some of the officials were older than him, they dared not complain.
Considering the fact that the air conditioners were on and functioning perfectly well, everyone in the conference room was supposed to be freezing from excess cold, but the reverse was the case. The officials, Noah, the CEO's personal asisstant included, were sweating profusely like they were on the hot seat.
Lazily, Joel placed his left elbow on the arm of the office chair he was sitting on and raised his left hand slightly, in the air, from where he sat at the far end of the conference table. On the cue, Noah stopped reading.
'Thank you, Lord Jesus.' Noah cried inwardly.
He had been reading the week's agenda, non-stop, for hours.
"That's enough for today."
Even though Joel's voice sounded cool, it still made the officials shiver in their seats.
There was that cold aura his voice had. Even the whole of him.
Lazily again, he stood up on his feet, buttoned his well-ironed tuxedo and took long strides out of the conference room.
The officials stood up on their feet very quickly and bowed. They dared not look in his face even though he wasn't looking directly at any of them.
And even if they wanted to, his cold aura wouldn't let them.
They all had their eyes on their scripts till Joel left the room.
Swiftly, Noah arranged the blue scripts he had been reading and trailed after his boss.
Immediately the officials were sure that the CEO and his assistant had left the room, they immediately packed their documents and scrammed out, heading towards different directions.
Some of them had been trembling from starvation since they began the meeting.
As Joel walked made his way out of the corporation, the few people that crossed his path would bow their heads in fear as the cold aura emanated from him, making them fidget uncontrollably.
Joel got in his personal elevator and just when its doors were about to slide close, his assistant ran in.
'boss' legs are always too fast. oh! life is so unfair to me!.' Noah cried within himself as he rushed into the elevator.
Immediately the elevator reached the ground floor, Joel took long strides out of the building and headed towards his car, with his personal assistant run-walking behind him.
Something flashed through Joel's eyes and he stopped abruptly.
Noah who didn't know his boss was going to stop so suddenly, ran right into him.
Joel turned around and swept his cold gaze over him.
"I-am-s-sorry s-sir." Joel stuttered, breaking into cold sweats.
He bowed his head immediately.
Ignoring his assistant's stupid behaviour, Joel twitched his lips.
"Hand over my car key." He ordered, staring expressionlessly at his assistant.
"S-s-ss-sir?" Noah stuttered yet again, his face to the ground, as he dared not look at his boss, the CEO of EMPIRE WORLD, in the eyes.
Joel's face darkened. He hated repeating himself, and Noah knew it too.
Although he wasn't looking at his boss in the face, the sudden cold he felt through his spine told it all.
*DON'T MAKE ME REPEAT MYSELF*...
Noah brought out the car key in his pocket, fidgeting, and handed it over to his boss.
With a swift movement of his hand, Joel grabbed the key from Noah and got in the uniquely parked silver Benz.
"Good night boss" Noah bowed.
The screeching sound of the CEO's car moving out of Empire World Corporation, onto the tarred road of Seoul, replied Noah.
Noah raised his head and opened his mouth. He shook his head.
'my boss is....' he waved it off.
"Y-yo-you need to seeee t-th-the way he y-yelled at meee." Emily belched.
When she arrived at the bar earlier on, she had been attacked by a gang who wanted to harass her. But luckily, a guy had saved her from them.
Since she was drunk, she had then taken her time to tell him about her breakup, since she had no one else to tell.
Her lifesaver shook his head. "Oh...such a loss.."
"Ani...na??" She stared drunkenly at the guy.
"I don't mean you. I mean the guy. . . He lost such a pretty lady." her lifesaver smiled.
"Yeah ..heee e-ev-even called m-meeee ugly...tsk tsk tsk." Emily clicked her tongue.
"Hmph. He's blind." her lifesaver grinned.
"Exactly!..even t-the blind ma-man can see that I am very-very beauti-ful!" Emily stated, propping herself up on her left elbow.
Her lifesaver raised his brow as if listening to something and then stood up.
"I have to go now miss." He smiled down at drunk beauty.
"Ahhh...arasso." Emily nodded her head.
"May I know your name miss?" her lifesaver asked as he made to take his leave.
"Emily." Emily smiled.
"Thank you, Miss Emily, bye." her lifesaver smiled and walked out of the bar.
After her lifesaver left, Emily drank more liquor for a while before she decided to take her leave.
"Ahhh. . I better s-sstart going tooo." She staggered to her feet, and blindly, she found her way out of the bar.
Emily hadn't walked ten steps into the middle of the road when she felt a very stinging pain around her arm and slumped on the road.
"What the fuck." Joel cursed softly under her breath.
He stepped out of his car and checked his bonnet and wing to see if they had any scratch on them. After he was satisfied that his car had no scratches on it, he heaved a sigh of relief.
He looked down at the body on the ground and squatted beside the girl. He noticed that she was already unconscious and then, he carried her in a bridal style, opened the backdoor and placed her in the backseat. He then hopped in the car and drove off.
After driving for a while, he found a hospital by the roadside. He pressed on the brake and parked the car. He stepped out of the driver's side, opened the backseat and carried the girl out of the car.
Joel took long strides into the hospital and handed the girl over to the first nurse that came his way.
The nurses at the front desk opened their mouths, drooling as they stared at Joel. They'd never in their life imagined seeing their city's sweetheart, the CEO of Empire World Corporation in their hospital. They couldn't help but keep gasping and whispering amongst themselves.
Ignoring the drilling gazes of the nurses, Joel took out a lighter and a pack of cigarettes from his pocket. He tried tearing the pack when he saw the 'No Smoking' poster on the wall. He threw the pack of cigarettes and lighter away in a trashcan closest to him and sat on the bench in the corridor, paying no attention to any of the nurses.
After a while, a male doctor walked towards the nurses at the front desk and said some things to them. One of the nurses pointed at Joel and the doctor nodded his head and walked towards Joel.
As he neared Joel, he got a full view of Joel's face and shook in fear.
'MR JOEL?! THE CEO OF EMPIRE WORLD?!!' he trembled.
He quickly bowed. ". . . Sir"
"The girl, how is she?" Joel asked coldly.
"She-she is-ss okay. J-just a broken leg and dislocated arm. She only p-passed out from shock." the doctor gulped nervously.
Joel nodded his head.
"Good. Noah will settle you." He stood up on his feet.
"Yes Sir." the doctor bowed.
Who didn't know Noah, the handsome personal assistant of the extraordinarily handsome CEO?
"Good night Sir." the doctor bowed his head again.
"Take me to her." Joel's mouth twitched.
"Sir?" the doctor stared at him bewilderedly.
Joel's face darkened.
"Ah, yes." the doctor quickly bowed his head.
(A/N: in this case, ye meant yes sir.)
"This way sir." He said and led the way to the girl's ward.
The doctor halted in front of a door and was about to turn the knob when Joel stopped him with his cold voice.
"Leave," he ordered dismissively.
"Ahh, ye." The doctor bowed and quickly took his leave.