Don’t Go

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  Kang Mingshun glances down at the cigarette butts littered on the ground by his feet. Damn it’s getting cold out here.He buttons the top button of his jacket and puts the collar up to block the blustering wind. I can’t believe the Boss couldn’t wait to fuck the little girl until we got to the villa. He really seems obsessed with the little chick. He lights another cigarette then takes out his phone that is ringing in his pocket.The caller is Tang Qiang, “Where are you and the Boss? We are waiting outside the villa and it’s fuckn freezin.”

“…” I can’t exactly tell him that the Boss couldn’t keep his d**k in his pants and we had a stop so he could have car sex. Haha…Although it’d be pretty fuckng  funny to hear Qiang’s reaction. “We made an unplanned stop.” He thinks for a minute while looking back towards the parked car, “ We should be there in I don’t know..umm..forty five minutes.”

“Can you ask the Boss what the passcode is so we can go inside?”

Not unless I want to die..“He is busy.”

“Fuckin shit! Whatever.” Pissed off that they hurried to get to the villa, Tang Qiang hangs up the phone.

 In Navarre’s apartment Patrick is in the kitchen cleaning up the last of the dishes, angry about Sara leaving with Li Tian. That bastard hasn’t changed a damn bit. He could sense that Sara was intimidated  and somewhat unwilling to leave.She just didn’t want a confrontation between us. She was visibly uncomfortable, I could tell by how nervously she was holding her wine glass when heard his voice in the living room. He finishes wrapping up the leftovers and placing them in the refrigerator.He decides to ask Navarre about the relationship between Li Tian and Sara. 

   After talking with Li Tian  Navarre returned to his art studio to work on the Midnight Lovers Necklace. Patrick knocks on the door.

    “Enter. “

   “I brought you some coffee.”

  “ Thank you.”

  Patrick sits on the couch and crosses his legs, “ What’s the relationship between Li Tian and Song Sara? “

   Navarre takes a sip of his coffee, “ What kind of coffee beans did you use?”

  “Don’t change the subject.”

  “ Patrick how long have I known you? I know what you are thinking. But, I don’t think Tian has any ulterior motives. Song Sara really is a woman of ordinary status from what I know. He has nothing to gain by being in a relationship with the girl.” Navarre takes off his gold rimmed glasses and rubs his eyes. “To be honest I was surprised myself when he referred to Song Sara as his girlfriend. Also,from what I witnessed he seems extremely possessive of the girl, which is totally out of character for him.” 

    “If she is his girlfriend, why does she refer to him as CEO Li?”

    “Who knows. You seem unusually interested in Song Sara.”

   “I just think she is an innocent girl and shouldn’t be involved with a motherf***r like Li Tian.”

  “Are you sure that’s all there is to it?  When I walked into the kitchen earlier I got the impression you were treating her differently. Is it because she resembles Ning?”

  “Maybe. I don’t know. I just know I don’t want Song Sara to be bullied by Li Tian.”

  “Patrick you are my closest friend and I’m going to give you a word of advice. I think obviously you have residual anger from what happened when you two were in University together. You need to move past it. I thought when you chose becoming a Chef and opening your own restaurants rather than joining your family’s business it was a good choice.You’re recognized as one of the most renowned chefs in Europe.” He teases, “Not to mention your reputation as a playboy even exceeds mine hahaha. So don’t get involved with Song Sara.”

   “So she will be modeling your Midnight Lover’s Necklace at the International Jewelry Competition?”

   “Yes.” 

  “I want an invitation. “

   “I thought you were going back to England tomorrow “

  “Changed my mind. I want to support you.”

   ‘Did you listen to a word I said?” 

  “I don’t plan on causing any trouble. I want to find out more information about Song Sara’s relationship with that bastard. I am thinking of purchasing a small hotel in Loire Valley. I want to check out a location a realtor sent to me.”

  “I’m glad to hear that because I have a very good working relationship with him. He has opened up many doors for me since I began designing for LTJ..So, although I find his personality disagreeable at times I consider him my benefactor.Unlike you,who grew up in an affluent family I was raised in the poorest part of Marseille.Which all those arrogant bastards like Philippe constantly remind me. If they weren’t afraid of Li Tian’s retaliation they would attempt to crush me. If I can win this competition I can finally get international recognition making it more difficult for them to ridicule me for my lack of a formal education.  I would appreciate you not putting me in the awkward position of having to choose sides.” Navarre finishes his coffee and sets down the cup, then with a serious expression on his face he warns Patrick. “You know very well his capabilities if he chooses to destroy someone.”

    “I am not afraid of Li Tian, I am not the same person I was in University. Also, I have no intention of disturbing the tenuous peace between the Li family and mine. If I had wanted to lock horns with that ruthless son of a bitch I would have accepted the position of CEO when my father offered it to me. I am quite happy with the life I chose. Julien are too thin-skinned. You are by far the most talented jewelry designer I know, why you let someone like that asshole  Philippe get under your skin I have no idea.”

   “People like him make me feel I am living in a house of cards they could knock over anytime they want. Do you think I would be as successful as I am if the public knew my background?”

   “I think you put too much emphasis on social status. By the fact that Johan took you as his only student, personally teaching you his techniques, demonstrates he valued your talent.”

   “You are still naive. If the conditions I grew up in and  my family’s connection to the Underworld were to be exposed it doesn’t matter if I was involved or not.They would spin the story however they want, throwing dirty water on me. Could I survive the scandal? Possibly… but I don’t want to take the chance.I have worked extremely hard to get where I am today. If it takes turning a blind eye to Tian’s methods, unless he crosses my bottom line, I will.” 

   Patrick is aware of the struggles that Navarre has been through so he tries to understand his trepidation. “Well I hope you don’t come to regret your decision to partner with such an unscrupulous and dangerous asshole.” Patrick stands up and stretches his long legs, “ Did you want another cup of coffee before I leave?”

    “No, but call me tomorrow. I would like to go see the property with you. I have done as much as I can until I receive the sapphires and diamonds I need to finish the repair.”

   “I plan on going around ten o’clock. Would that be convenient for you?”

  “Yes and I will drive. I haven’t had a chance to test my new Lamborghini on the open highway.”

    “Very good.”

    Meanwhile outside Paris, Li Tian gently removes his folded suit jacket from underneath Sara’s head, trying not to wake her up. He carefully covers her half naked body then places her across his lap. Hugging Sara he lightly kisses the top of her head. He smoothes her messy hair then tucks it behind her ear. She snuggles into his strong  arms making herself comfortable. Still asleep, Sara rubs her face on his chest mumbling, “Ohh.. so warm..”

  He can’t help but smile when he hears her softly murmuring. He texts Kang Mingshun, who is presently cursing Li Tian under his breath. When Li Tian tells him he wants to leave he quickly walks back to the car. Shivering from standing in the bitter cold, he opens the front door and gets into the driver seat. He bends his stiff fingers as he puts the key into the ignition.Damn!I can’t believe how long the Boss was screwing the little chick.  It couldn’t have been that comfortable doing it on the backseat. I thought I was going to freeze my fucking ass off. He turns on the heater and pulls out of the parking lot.

   When they arrive at the villa, Kang Mingshun opens the back door and Li Tian carries Sara to the entrance of the villa. He glares at Tang Qiang, “What are you  waiting for..open the goddamn door.”

  “…” Tang Qiang has his hands in his pocket to keep them warm.  Do you think I’d be standing out here if I knew how to get into the villa. “Boss, I don’t know the passcode.”

   “90631”  

   Tang Qang unlocks the door and Li Tian immediately takes Sara up the stairs to the Master bedroom. As he lays her down onto the luxurious bed Sara drowsily flutters her long black eyelashes as she opens her hazy blue eyes. She seductively clings onto him looking like a lazy kitten that just woke up. “Don’t go.”

Can’t Wait

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   When they arrive at the car Li Tian’s bodyguard Kang Mingshen opens the back door of the black Maybach. Once they are in the back seat Li Tian immediately orders him to raise the tinted glass between the seats. After asking their destination Kang Mingshen immediately complies. Surprised, Sara turns to Li Tian, “ No! Wait, I need to go to the nearest hospital, I can’t go to your villa.”

   He reaches over picking Sara up, he places her on his lap then caresses her burning hot cheek, “I told you I am your only antidote. The hospital won’t have any way to treat you. I called a doctor at the Inn to examine you and give you an antidote. Actually it was after we had lunch in Milan but I can’t tell you that.  Unfortunately, he told me that this particular new drug is manufactured in Morocco and has unusual properties. The aphrodisiac’s  lingering effects are triggered by alcohol. No known antidotes work to suppress it. I have been in touch with some contacts in Morocco searching  for the antidote.” 

  His cool fingers feel soothing as they glide over her hot face. Sara has been trying her best to control her lustful thoughts believing she would be treated at the hospital soon. After listening to Li Tian her willpower wanes, she struggles wanting to immediately give in to temptation but she stubbornly demands, “Let me out of the car. I will find a hotel and find a way to just suffer through it.”

  “Don’t be crazy.” He tenderly kisses her forehead, “I told you, I want you. Not to mention you could have severe complications if you don’t have sex.”

  Sara is trying her hardest to be rational and not give in to desire. Sitting on his lap feeling his huge manhood through his pants and inhaling his strong masculine scent Sara can barely hold onto her sanity. She lowers her head and clutches her dress tightly, “Well, I don’t want to do this, you are engaged and there is no love between us.There must be another way.”

  “There is no other way. You could be with me or find a stranger.” He brushes her loose strands of hair behind her ear, ” I think it is obvious the best option would be me.” Li Tian is fully aware the drug is beginning to take over her mind and senses by the way she is rubbing her thighs together. Sara’s body’s temperature is extremely high also, he can feel the heat through her thin dress.

He holds her small face in his hands deciding to be truthful. His eyes soften gazing at Sara’s bewildered expression as he explains, “There is nothing between Long An and myself. It is a marriage contract, which will be broken soon.” His face is extremely close, Sara can feel his warm breath on her face and his voice is tinged with undisguised lust, ” I want you Sara.” He runs his finger across her pink lips. “You are so incredibly beautiful.I want to make love to you.” He puts his large hand on the back of her head pressing her forward to meet his kiss. She wants to push him away and resist his advances but can’t as she gets swept up from the intense and undeniable attraction between them. Sara’s heart races when he puts his hand under her green silk dress and slowly moves it up while caressing her soft thigh. Sara can’t help but give in to temptation as he spreads her legs then touches her damp underwear. He has a devilish grin on his handsome face, “So wet already.”

Sara blushes and her shy expression fuels his desire. Baby, you are so fucking cute. No other man can ever see you like this…only me. Slipping his long slender finger under her tiny black thong he rubs her sensitive bud. Aroused by how beautiful Sara looks right now Li Tian’s breathing becomes ragged and he realizes the villa is too far away. I can’t wait and the little thing needs relief. His Adam’s apple rolls as he instructs Kang Mingshen, with a hoarse voice he spits out, “PULL OVER!”

   “..” They have driven out of the city and Kang Mingshen looks for a convenient spot to park the car. He spots a side road to the left where there is only an empty parking lot by a warehouse.I guess this will work.When the car stops Li Tian tells him to get out of the car. He is shocked, he has never seen his boss being even slightly intimate with a woman and it is obvious what they are going to do in the car. Kang Mingshen shakes his head as he takes out a cigarette and walks towards the empty parking lot. 

   Li Tian removes his suit jacket then puts it under Sara’s head as he lays her down onto the leather seat. Looking up at Li Tian all she can think of is having his body satisfy her insatiable hunger as quickly as possible. He is right..I can’t wait..I feel like I will die if I don’t get satisfaction.

   Sara has lost all sense of reason as her body responds to his skillful teasing. She feels as though she is losing her mind as he presses down on her body then nibbles on her ear. My God he is amazing… His deep and languid voice sends a shiver through her as he provocatively whispers,”Does it feel good baby?” Sara can only moan in response as she begins to feel dizzy from his domineering kisses. He licks and sucks on her slender neck savoring her unique taste then reaches behind unzipping her dress with one hand. Sliding the silky fabric down her delicate shoulders he kisses her jade like skin and bites her collarbone sending a wave of pleasure through Sara’s body. Overcome with desire she wildly kisses Li Tian, putting her small tongue into his mouth entangling with his eager tongue as he removes her pink bra. He cups her tender snowy white breast in his hand then sucks on her pink bud twirling his tongue around as he tastes her sweetness. Panting heavily as Li Tian plays with her breasts, Sara puts her hand on the back of his neck, then runs her fingers through his messy ink black hair. Sara’s touch lights a fire within him. He slides his finger into her wet entrance then plunges his finger deeper. Feeling her sucking it in he begins to thrust in and out of Sara while rubbing her sensitive spot with his thumb. When he does, Sara’s honey flows down over his finger as his experienced movements makes her sensitive body shudder. Li Tian gets excited watching Sara’s body react to his touch, his huge manhood enlarges and begins to throb, wanting to possess Sara completely. He has an intoxicated expression when he lifts up Sara’s green silk dress revealing her tiny soaked underwear. Sara softly moans, placing her small hands on his chest she kisses and sucks on his neck causing the heat to rise in his body.

   He wanted to wait until they arrived at the Villa but he can’t hold back when he sees Sara’s inviting slender white thighs spread open and her thong soaked from her honey. Breathing heavily he takes off his belt and unzips his pants. He holds Sara’s small soft hand on his hardness then rubs it across her thong watching her flushed face as he slips a finger under the black lace thong playing with her sensitive bud. Sara softly moans anticipating him removing her wet underwear. Instinctively she can’t help but arch her back and move her hips forward anxiously awaiting him entering her body to quench her thirst. His dark eyes have a mischievous gleam when he notices Sara watching him like a greedy little cat while licking her red and swollen lips, he can’t resist teasing Sara, “ Want?” 

     Sara’s beautiful blue eyes darken, reflecting a bit of temper as she shakes her head no. So cruel! This is no time to tease me! Sara’s insides are itchy waiting to have him deep inside of her body, but she bites her bottom lip seductively, then coquettishly  pouts, “Don’t want.”  as she hits his chest with her small fists.

    Laughing at her weak attempt to push him away Li Tian leans down, lifting her damp and messy long black hair covering her ear, he bites the tip of her ear then quips, “Liar.” He has a devilish grin on his handsome face as he rips her thong off then spreads Sara’s legs she has defiantly clenched together, abruptly inserting his throbbing erection into her tight tunnel. He groans as he impulsively enters,”Baby.. Ahhh… so damn tight…” Sara wraps her leg around his strong waist as he slowly buries himself inside of her body. I know when I hit a certain spot she will whimper like a little kitten and her nectar will flow down my hardness, then I can move more comfortably. He likes to hear Sara’s sweet voice moaning uncontrollably when she reaches the heavens, so he pounds into Sara hitting her sensitive spot until she cries out. The incredible sensation overwhelms Sara, she tightens her grip on his shoulders, “Ahhh..sooo big…too big..Ummm..Mmm.”  

  Li Tian’s voice sounds raspy as he tells Sara, “Open your eyes, look at me.”

  Sara feels as if she is floating on a cloud, she opens her hazy blue eyes that are covered in a layer of mist. She gazes at his charming soft gaze, his face flushed with lust, thinking how unbelievably handsome he looks when he doesn’t have his usual cold expression. The man really has perfect features, his beautiful narrow and  incredibly deep dark eyes look like an unfathomable bottomless abyss. I feel if I gaze into them any longer they will suck my soul out of my body.

  When he sees Sara’s infatuated expression his lips curl up in a satisfed smile then he begins to thrust in and out at a faster pace.  He is like an insatiable beast as he vigorously penetrates deeper and deeper until he growls releasing his essence inside of Sara.

  Li Tian has an incredibly strong euphoric feeling when he climaxes. He has the sensation of looking down from the heavens on the mundane world feeling extremely satisfied and happy. Afterwards, still buried inside her body he tenderly gazes at Sara underneath him who is unconscious from his ruthless plundering. Her beautiful dress is ripped, barely hanging on her petite body, pulled up around her bare breasts and her slender thighs are covered with the evidence of their love making. How can my pleasure become more intense every time I have sex with this girl? Is it because of her pure yin controlling my dark yang. She’s accepting me so I am benefiting from her pure yin like the old  quack told me? I feel incredibly peaceful after we have sex without my usual rage and turbulent qi. He affectionately hugs Sara, playing with a strand over silky black hair he inhales her unique fragrance. She has to be my woman no matter what I have to do to make that happen. He possessively hugs her tighter wanting to fuse her beautiful lithe body into his. Song Sara you can never leave my grasp in this life.





Bashu City

   Emmi looks at the card Huang Peng gave her with the phone number of his brother’s Western Style Restaurant in Bashu City. She smiles thinking about having a weekend job and the money she could make as a server. I will make an hourly wage and tips! She decides not to wait, what if he hires someone else?. Huang Ming’s wife answers the phone and Emmi introduces herself. Mrs.Huang wipes her hands on her apron, “Let me get my husband.”

  She walks over to a short bald man that could be Huang Peng’s twin.”Honey, Peng told this girl to call you about the weekend server position.”

  He takes the phone from his wife, “Peng told you to call?”

  “Yes. I was in Mr. Huang’s shop and he mentioned you might need a weekend server. I have to be honest, I have no experience but am a hard worker and willing to learn.”

   “Do you speak fluent English?”

   “Yes.”

   “Are you familiar with French Cuisine and fine dining?”

   “I have some knowledge.”

   “Can you come in now for an interview? If you are suitable I won’t need to conduct interviews this afternoon.”

   “I need to drop off something by Crystal Lake and then I can.” Darn it! She bites her lower lip, I did promise Wang Hao I would bring the laptop to the cabin this morning. She looks at her casual clothes, I should wear a dress to the interview too. 

  Huang Ming glances at the clock on the kitchen wall, “If you can be here before noon. Once we open I won’t have time.”

 “I can definitely be there by then! Thank you Mr. Huang!”

   He hangs up and walks over to where his wife is talking to the chef, “It is unlike Peng to care about the restaurant. I should call him and find out more about the girl.”

   “Maybe she is one of Jiao’s friends who needs part time work. If your brother wanted to talk to you he would have called. “QiQi start making the creme brule for tonight.”

   “En.”

   Emmi looks out the window, as long as I can get the notes from Ah Kum, I will be okay missing class this afternoon. I can’t let this opportunity slip away that fell into my lap. A weekend job! Yeah!

Oh…I forgot to ask Butler Han if he can take me. I could take the bus home if he is busy, but I definitely need a ride there to arrive by 11:30. “I should have asked you first, do you have time to take me to Bashu City for an interview?”

   “Your aunt’s driver has the day off so I need to take her for a dress fitting at four o’clock but she didn’t mention anything else.”

   “Perfect!” I can take the bus back to town after the interview and get a taxi from there.Actually while I am in Bashu City I should go to the Zhen Group and see if I can talk to that old fart Zhen Sihao about the Lakefront Property.

   When they arrive at the Chen Mansion Emmi runs up to her room and hurriedly picks out a black dress with small white polka dots for the interview. Then she grabs a pair of black 6cm slingback heels. When she exits her room she hurries down the stairs and out the back not wanting anyone to know she isn’t at school.This dress will work for both the interview and going to the Zhen Group. I’m excited! As long as I don’t get in trouble for missing class without permission I’m good! 

   Butler Han drives her to the edge of the woods and she rushes towards the cabin. She is fumbling in her purse for the keys when the door opens.”What took you so long?” 

    She shoves the laptop into Zhen Sihao’s hands, “Here. You have it now.”

    Brushing past him she looks at her watch then goes into the bathroom to change. After she kicks off her tennis shoes she takes off her jeans and blouse leaving them in a heap on the floor. Emmi slips the dress over her head then zips the zipper up her back. Looking in the mirror she brushes on a light coat of makeup them applies some pink lip gloss. When she finishes her makeup she brushes her waist length hair and sweeps some hair up using a barrette. Satisfied with her appearance she puts on her black heels and walks out of the bathroom.

   Zhen Sihao stops Emmi before she reaches the door.“Where are you going?”

  “Huh? I have a part time job interview, I need to hurry.”

   “When will you be back? My face itches and my bandage on my leg needs to be changed.”

   Emmi gets closer to examine his face, the plaster has fallen off in several places. When she stands in front of him he inhales her distinct floral fragrance and as she touches his cheek with her soft finger he pushes her back, “You don’t need to stand so close.” He has a strange sensation running through his body and his face feels hot.

   She steps back not noticing his strange behavior. “I will make you some medicine that will relieve the itching but don’t scratch. I told you the medicinal plaster will fall off as your injuries heal.Your leg I will check when I get back and change the bandage. you should be fine. She touches his forehead, “You don’t have a fever so the wound isn’t infected.”

 He takes her hand off his forehead. I just told her to step back now… Really doesn’t listen! 

   Emmi ignores his reaction, he is probably one of those really handsome guys who doesn’t like women touching him. She gives him a strange look, Maybe he is gay? She shakes her head, Whatever… none of my business. “I will mix the medicine now, I need to hurry so you can heat it up yourself. Three minutes on high in the microwave, stir when you take it out.” Emmi takes out the herbs from the small cabinet by the microwave and places them in a blue speckled ceramic bowl with some water. She points to a quilted potholder. “Use the potholder when you remove  the bowl. It will be very hot. Let it cool for two minutes.” She looks up from the bowl, he is opening up the laptop on the counter. “Hey are you listening!”

  “You don’t think I can listen and open the wrapping on my laptop at the same time?”

  Emmi glares at him, her green eyes flashing a murderous light as she mutters under her breath, “Sooo annoying!” She puts the bowl in the microwave and sets it for three minutes. “I’m leaving. Don’t call me unless it is an emergency. I will be very busy.”

  “You never answered me. What time will you be back?”

   “I will be back..I’m not sure..” Annoyed at his ability to piss her off when he opens his mouth she puts her hands on the counter facing him she stares directly into his dark eyes, “When I get back.”

  He has a faint smile no one has the nerve to make such direct eye contact with me, she looks like a kitten who had its tail stepped on, “Make sure it is by dinner and bring more food than last night. I will text you what I want to eat.”

  “Errr! Don’t forget to let the medicine cool off. I don’t want to come home to you whining it was too hot and burnt your tongue!” Emmi picks up her purse and wants to hit him with it but restrains herself. “I will text you when I have time later. I have important business and don’t need any interruptions!”

   After she slams the door of the cabin Zhen Sihao bursts out laughing, What important business could that little girl have hahaha. Well..a interview for a  part time job..hahaha..Shit! He wipes a tear from his eye. She is hilarious!

  While walking to the car Emmi tries to calm down she shakes her hands. He enjoys annoying you..don’t let him bother you..think about the part time job..relax.. A few more days..just a few more days.. 8000 yuan

 When they arrive in Bashu City Emmi watches the lively crowd on the sidewalks. Such a busy city, “ Butler Han,how much longer until we get to the restaurant?”

 “ About ten minutes, it is located in the City Center in the new hotel the Han Family built.”

  “Oh, that is a really good location. They must do a lot of business.” Now Emmi feels worried she thought it would be a small family restaurant. Her palms begin to sweat, “Butler Han, I’m not sure I should go to the interview.”

  “Why not? Don’t be nervous. You said Huang Peng told you that you didn’t need experience. Have confidence in yourself Miss.” The Young Miss looks gorgeous in that dress, they would be lucky to have such a beautiful girl work in their restaurant.

  She twists the hem of her dress thinking the worst case scenario is they don’t hire me. I have nothing to lose. “Thanks Butler Han. You always encourage me. I really appreciate that.”

  “Well, you know Grandma Kang and I are always here for you Miss Emmi. Your mother’s kindness to us will never be forgotten in this lifetime.The Young Madam would want you to be happy and confident.”

  “You are right! Okay, I will take the bus home when I am finished.” Emmi steps out of the car anxiously clutching her small black purse. She waves goodbye then walks towards the beautiful new hotel.

   Once inside she asks a pretty young woman at the front desk, “Where is Ming’s Restaurant located?”

   “It is on the top floor.”

   “Thank you.”

    Emmi nervously walks down through the luxurious lobby to the elevator. The top floor! Aren’t the most expensive restaurants located on the top floor of a hotel? How can an inexperienced server work there? She gets into the elevator and there are two elegantly dressed men and two beautiful women already inside. They must have come from the Underground garage. Unused to being in the city she keeps her head lowered but feels one of the woman’s eyes on her. Why is she staring at me? I will ignore the woman, maybe they will get off soon.

  Suddenly the woman says, “Miss, who designed your dress?”

   Emmi looks around, she must be talking to me. “Ahh..my dress? Well no one you would be familiar with.”

   The woman has a strange look on her face. I am the editor of Beautiful Lifestyles! There isn’t a designer I don’t know. She sounds irritated, “Tell me the designer’s name.”

   The door opens and Emmi exits quickly flustered by the woman’s domineering aura. 

   Inside the elevator Director Yan laughs, “Qing’er, I think you scared the little girl. She got off on the 16th floor and I heard her at the desk ask which floor Ming’s restaurant is on..hahaha..”

  “Shut up! The dress she is wearing is unique. I thought the use of silk with layered chiffon was interesting and the way the dress had an exposed zipper on the back was well..eye catching.”

  Director Yan checks his phone as he remarks, “A beautiful girl with her figure would probably look good in anything she wore.”

  The ruggedly handsome man standing next to him chimes in, “Whoa…the little thing is a little young for an old man like you don’t you think?”

   “ Han Weisheng! Whose an old man? You are an old man! I haven’t even turned twenty nine.”

   The elevator opens and the three of them get out on the top floor, “Weisheng, I thought you would stay in the military, why did you decide to take over running this hotel.”

“It was time, most of my friends have left the division for one reason or another and my family has been bugging me to get married.”

   “Fuck! You are getting married?”

  “ HELL NO! Don’t spread any rumors… I know how you like to gossip.”

  The three of them enter the luxurious restaurant and Huang Ming comes out of the kitchen to greet them. He bows, “I am very honored to be featured in your magazine Miss Han.”

   “Well I am featuring the nightlife of Bashu City in the next edition and your restaurant has quickly become very popular.” She walks towards the window then turns to her cousin Han Weisheng, “You made a great decision putting the hotel in this location, the view from the floor to ceiling windows is incredible.”

  “At night it is even more spectacular with the city lights and view of the water.”

   She agrees,“I’m sure. I will definitely have the photographer take some pictures at night.”

   While they are discussing the photo shoot Emmi comes in the door of the restaurant. Should I wait for someone to come out or should I go to the kitchen?  She notices the woman from the elevator and gulps, I think she was probably insulted when I ignored her and rushed out of the elevator. Wuhuu..why is she here? It would have been embarrassing to say I made the dress. I think she would have been more insulted she thought it was made by a designer. Emmi makes a snap decision. I will sneak around this direction, the kitchen should be in the back. I will wait for Mr. Huang there and hope those people don’t go into the kitchen for some reason. 

Plane To Paris

    Li Tian clenches his hand at his side into a fist then orders Mathilde, “Tell that bastard if he wants to continue partnering with me he better bring Song Sara to my suite NOW!”

   Mathilde nervously responds, “But… CEO..Navarre…he is catching a plane to Paris, I am not with him.”

   “PARIS? Then where the hell is Song Sara? Nevermind, I am fucking calling him myself.” Useless woman! He dials Navarre’s number, no answer..FUCK!

   Furious he can’t locate Sara, Li Tian’s chest heaves up and down as he storms into the suite. You think you are leaving with my woman?!  He calls the Milan Airport’s Security office believing that would be the fastest way to find their whereabouts.

   The Security Chief has just completed the paperwork about the Midnight Lover Necklace and is presently dealing with  two American men suspected of smuggling drugs through security. He motions to one of the guards who is closest to his desk to answer the phone.

  Li Tian loosens his collar as he paces around the suite waiting for someone to pick up the phone, when the guard answers he angrily spits out, “How dare you let Song Sara leave your office without contacting me!”

  The guard helplessly glances over at the Security Chief, “Sir, I don’t know who you are referring to, let me put the Chief on the phone.”

  The guard walks over to the Security Chief, “The caller needs to speak to you about someone named Song Sara.”

   “Watch these men, the police will be here shortly.”

   The Security Chief picks up the phone, “Can I help you.”

   “Yes you can fucking help me. This is CEO Li of the Li group, owner of LTJ Milan. Where is my Sapphire and Diamond Necklace and the woman who stole it.”

   “Stole it? Your manager from LTJ confirmed the woman, Song Sara had permission and I gave your manager the necklace.” He looks at the document still on his desk, “I have a signed statement.”

   Out of patience Li Tian has no intention of explaining anything. “If that woman is not in your office when I get to the airport, you won’t have a job tomorrow.”

   The Security Chief veins bulge on his neck as he grips the phone,  fucking unreasonable asshole. He restrains his anger and calmly replies, “I have no way to locate them.”

   “I have reason to believe they are taking a flight to Paris. Prevent them from leaving Milan. I want you to get them off the plane.”

   “So you want the woman charged with theft?’

   Li Tian hesitates for a moment, the little thing would get really angry if she was arrested even if I said afterwards it was a misunderstanding.

   When Li Tian doesn’t answer the Security Chief becomes more annoyed while looking at the two smugglers , “Well?”

   “I want Song Sara held in your Security office, no police involvement. I will discipline her myself.”

   The Security Chief wishes he had taken his vacation this week instead of scheduling the days off for next week. This asshole, the two American smugglers, dammit! I can’t mess around with an influential man like the CEO of Li Group. “I will do my best but I can’t guarantee I can prevent them from departing if they are already on a plane to Paris.”

  “I’m heading over to the airport now. I will expect you will have the woman waiting for me in your office.” Li Tian hangs up then notices Tang Qiang come out of the bathroom. When he sees him Li Tian is reminded of Long An. Avoiding grandfather’s calls will only anger the old man, I need to solve this problem.“Qiang, why didn’t you send the pictures of Long An to my phone?”

  Tang Qiang scratches his chin, “Boss about those pic..” Before he continues Li Tian’s phone rings he quickly answers, “Speak.”

   The Security Chief has sweat beads on his forehead, “CEO Li there is a problem. The man named Julien Navarre and the woman, Song Sara, are on a plane that left for Paris eight minutes ago.”

  “Have them turn the plane around.”

  “That is impossible!”

  “Nothing is impossible if I want it done.”

  “ To take such drastic action…unless it is an emergency it can’t be done. A more practical solution would be to contact the Paris airport and have them detained when they arrive, then sent back for prosecution.”

  Li Tian considers what he is saying, it would be better to not create a huge scene. That would work, having her detained there until I arrive.

  “Make the call. I will leave for Paris immediately.”

   The Security Chief has a throbbing headache, he reaches in his drawer and grabs some medicine. Taking a gulp of water he swallows then wearily says “Marla, I am going for a smoke, if the police arrive to take these men come get me.”

   “Sure Chief.”

    On the plane to Paris, Sara and Navarre are seated next to each other in First Class. Sara leans back in her comfortable seat, Paris… I haven’t been there since I went with Liza on school break. Sara can barely keep her eyes open, “Mr. Navarre, I am very tired, I am going to try and sleep if you don’t mind.”

   “Of course. I want you to look fresh tomorrow. But, before you go to sleep I am curious, how did the Midnight Lover Necklace become broken?”

   “You need to ask CEO Li that question, I really don’t think it is my place to say.”

    He is very aware of Li Tian’s temperament so he doesn’t press Sara for details,“Very well. Go to sleep.”

   Navarre removes the Midnight Lover necklace from a velvet case, he touches the jagged gold holding the pieces while examining it carefully. The necklace appears to have been broken during a struggle. He has a serious expression while he stares at Sara sleeping, as though it was ripped from her neck, did she and Tian get into a lover’s quarrel and he tore it from her neck? He is tempted to take a peek at her neck but she has the sweater tightly pinned. Why would she have her sweater so tightly wrapped around her neck if not to hide something. He can’t resist; he has his finger on the edge of her light blue sweater. Sara feels itchy from his touch and squirms in her seat, finally resting her head on Navarre’s shoulder.

 A man recognizes him then stops as Navarre is about to straighten Sara back onto her seat  “Navarre.”

   Navarre quickly puts the broken necklace in his palm into his pocket. His expression doesn’t reveal his true feelings as he politely answers,  “Phillipe.” But as an unpleasant memory surfaces he has a mischievous gleam in his eye as he looks around. I can’t believe you have the balls to approach me after the shit you pulled on me last year. “Where is your lovely wife? 

    Phillipe’s hand in his pocket clenches into a fist but he maintains a cordial tone,“Still spending my money in Milan, I have to go back to Paris for business.” You actually thought she would leave me? What Chantel loves most is money. He glances at Sara who is curled up leaning on Navarre’s arm, “Who is this?”

   Navarre responds, “My new assistant.”

  The man’s lips curl up, Sara now has her hand resting on Navarre’s chest, “What happened to Michelle?”

  “She still works for me.  I heard a rumor this year your son is entering a piece in the Competition?” Or should I say that you bought him a spot.

   Phillipe laughs as he adjusts his black diamond cufflink, “On a whim. Since the boy is still studying at Valunette I was against his entering this year but you know Albert he is spoiled by Chantel and strong willed.”

   “I look forward to seeing his design.” I wonder what the piece of crap will look like. 

   “I haven’t seen his latest creation, Albert is very secretive, but I did see your Midnight Lover Necklace in Milan Vogue before it was pulled off the shelves. This year’s Competition should be quite exciting. I look forward to seeing all the young talented graduates and surprises.”

    Navarre restrains himself from reacting to the veiled insult.  Because of his humble beginnings he is self taught. The designers that compete are usually formally educated and typically won’t share their design before the Competition.  “Everyone entered is extremely talented so the designs should be quite innovative and beautiful.”

   “Call Albert. He was talking about you the other day.” He was wondering what women would say if they knew the elegant Navarre grew up a poor bastard in the slums of Marseille. If you didn’t have the backing of that pr**k Li Tian I would love to expose you.

   “I will.” Only if hell freezes over.

   Phillipe has a sneer on his face when he returns to his seat. His friend next to him sips his glass of wine then raises an eyebrow, “The man had an affair with your wife. How can you speak in such a civil manner to him.”

   Phillipe doesn’t answer him and finishes his glass of wine as the plane gets ready for its descent.

   The plane lands in Paris and Navarre nudges Sara to wake her up, “Miss Song? Miss Song? We have arrived.”

    Disoriented from being suddenly awakened Sara rubs her eyes, “Whaaat?”

   He smiles looking at her messy hair and unfocused expression, “We are landing.” He puts on a baseball cap and pulls it down. “Here put this hat on, you never know if here will be photographers.”

  “Oh..okay.”

   “We will go directly to my apartment, I have a guest room, or if you aren’t comfortable with that arrangement I can get you a hotel suite. I need to begin repairing the necklace as soon as possible.”

    “Your apartment would be fine. To be honest I am exhausted and just want to get some sleep. If you don’t mind I lost my phone could we stop so I can purchase one.”

   “I can have my assistant purchase a phone and bring it to the apartment.”

   “You can deduct the cost from my pay, thank you.”

   “…”

   When they exit the plane a pretty young woman rushes through the crowd over to Navarre. When she notices Sara walking alongside him her expression changes, speaking French she impulsively asks, “Who is this?”

   Navarre introduces Sara, “This is the model I have chosen for the Competition, Song Sara. She doesn’t speak French so please speak English.”

   He turns to Sara, “This is my assistant, Michelle Dupont. She will arrange clothes for you and anything you need.”

   Sara smiles, “I appreciate your help.”

  Michelle has a complicated expression looking at Sara’s disheveled appearance and with the cap pulled down it is hard to see her face. “My pleasure.” Where did Mr. Navarre find this woman? I thought he would use Margot as his model for the extra exposure. She is a world famous super model and they are a couple.

   The three of them walk past Phillipe, Navarre ignores him and Michelle nods towards him while smiling. Phillipe’s friend smirks watching Navarre leave then comments, “I wonder where he found that shabby woman, she looks like a homeless refugee.” Phillipe laughs while admiring Michelle’s alluring appearance, “Not his usual taste.”

  When they arrive curb outside of the airport Michelle waves to a man leaning on a black Rolls Royce while smoking a cigarette. The driver gets into the car then pulls over. As he places Navarre’s bags in the trunk, Michelle opens the door and Navarre and Sara get into the backseat.

  Once seated in the front Michelle turns around, “Where should Alan take Miss Song? The Four Seasons?”

 Navarre was looking at his phone, he looks up, “No. She will be staying with me at the Cloisters.”

 Michelle speaks in French so Sara won’t understand, “But Mr. Navarre won’t Margot misunderstand if you have this woman stay with you. She has been calling me all day about your arrival time. I think she has a romantic dinner planned for the two of you. She inquired as to your favorite foods.”

   Glaring at Michelle, he has a harsh tone, “Since when did you become so friendly with Margot? You are my assistant not a matchmaker. In the future refrain from giving my personal information to any woman.”

   Michelles’s face turns bright red, “I..I..thought you would be happy.”

  “Don’t interfere in my personal matters again. I don’t want to have to hire a new assistant.”

  It is obvious from the sound of their voices they are having a tense conversation so Sara tries to minimize her presence. Leaning on the window she watches beautiful scenery as the car moves through the city. Paris… so beautiful… unable to stay awake she slowly closes her eyes drifting off to sleep.

   





Navarre

    Li Tian’s mind is in chaos wondering where Song Sara went after she left the Inn. Tang Qiang said she isn’t at the Presidential Suite and Giorgio said she didn’t return to the Lattoria Hotel. Where could she have gone? Is she with that bastard Sun Zhi she likes?

     Weaving through the heavy morning traffic as he enters Milan he impatiently calls Yang James. “Did you get the information I asked for concerning Sun Zhi?”

   “The information I have accumulated so far is very sketchy. He seems to keep an extremely low profile and there are no recent pictures of him at all. A couple blurry side views taken in New York about six months ago. The Sun family is extremely protective of his privacy according to the investigator I hired. Presently from the information I gathered he has been in the United States for the past year.”

  Li Tian raises an eyebrow, so she hasn’t had recent contact with him. “How reliable are the sources?”

  “ I could investigate further, but isn’t one of your bodyguards surnamed Sun? Could he be related?”

   “No. Zheng Tielen recommended him, he knew him from his stint in Chinese Intelligence.”

    “Ex Chinese Intelligence? Why not ask him if any of his contacts can dig up more information. The guy is like a fucking ghost.”

   “That is an excellent idea but right now my focus is on locating Song Sara.”

    Yang James taps his pen on his desk,“The secretary you borrowed from Zhou Jason? She is missing?”

   “Check the Milan Airport and see if she booked a ticket to Catang City or anywhere for that matter.”

   “I will. While you are on the phone your grandfather called me earlier, he was furious. He wanted to know your schedule and when you are returning to Catang.I had no choice but to give him your itinerary.”

  “What do you mean no choice? Who do you fucking work for..me or that old fart!”

  “He said if I didn’t tell him he would immediately halt the Waterfront Development project.”

   Li Tian tightens his hands on the steering wheel. “Well let’s see whose side he takes when I send him the photos!”

    Yang James motions to the stylishly dressed woman entering his office to leave.  “What photos?”

   Li Tian’s phone beeps, he has another call, “I will call you back.”

  He touches his Bluetooth, “Did she come back?”

  Tang Qiang replies, “No, but..”

“I don’t care about anything else. Send the photos you took of you and Long An in bed to my phone.”  

After Tang Qiang hangs up he dejectedly touches his wine soaked phone. Sun Peizhi is smart maybe he can retrieve the photos when he returns.

    Navarre leaves his hotel suite and has an idea. I will call Mathilde, she is the manager of LTJ Milan.

Mathilde is putting on her new Chanel berry red lipstick to meet her friends for lunch when her phone rings. When she sees the caller her heart skips a beat. She sweetly says, “This is a surprise, I thought you were leaving for Paris.”

   “There is a problem and I can’t get a hold of Li Tian. I need you to bring your identification as manager of LTJ Milan to the airport so I can pick up the Midnight Lover Necklace. They are holding my necklace in the security office.”

   “You were stopped by security?”

   “No. I am leaving the hotel now. Li Tian’s assistant had the necklace in her possession and they detained her before she left the country. My driver can pick you up, where do you live.”

   “Why isn’t she with the CEO? The timid mouse I met at the jewelry store stole the Midnight Lover Necklace?

    Navarre’s deep voice sounds agitated, “I don’t know the details. All I know is I need to claim the necklace and catch my plane.”

    Mathilde’s eyes light up, “Of course I will go with you.” She excitedly gives him the address then quickly hangs up. I need to change this dress won’t do!  She  hurriedly picks out a tight fitting designer dress from her closet. After she zips up the back of the red dress she looks in the mirror then smiles satisfied with her alluring appearance. Red definitely is my color..  I didn’t think I would get to see him again before he left Milan.  She sprays the expensive perfume she  recently bought then touches up her makeup. Once she leaves her apartment she calls her friend, “I can’t come to lunch, something imprtant came up.”

  “Are you serious! I went to a great deal of trouble to invite my father’s friend Lorenzo’s young fiancee. I thought you wanted to convince the woman to have her wedding rings designed by LTJ Milan so you would get a huge commission. She won’t like the fact you arranged a meeting then didn’t show up. ”

  She coaxes her friend,  “ Stephie,we can reschedule, make up an excuse, I had a family emergency or my car broke down. You are a good liar..haha..come on… I can’t pass up the opportunity to spend time with Navarre. He is so incredibly sexy and talented.”

“You owe me a dinner then, or a discount next time I come into LTJ. Sweetie, don’t throw yourself at him, have some restraint. Her friend Stephanie believes Mathilde should try a different approach, she has spent over a year trying to seduce him with no results. “I’m telling you Navarre reminds me of my older brother and you have met my sister in law Veronica. Playboys like them always fall for a more innocent shy girl like Veronica. You know how many women surrounded Stefano trying to climb into his bed until she came along.”

“True Stefano and Navarre have similar domineering personalities, but Navarre is an artist, he has a different aesthetic.”

Stephanie plays with the straw in her Mimosa,”If you say so.”

Mathilde confidently sways her hips catching the attention of two men as she walks through the lobby of her exclusive apartment building. Men love my body and my outgoing personality. I really don’t get what Stefano sees in that insipid woman Veronica.

Should I meet him on the sidewalk he sounded in a hurry. 

  Stephanie continues,” Wait. I thought he ignored you every time he came to Milan.. what is going on.”

   “Well, he usually is really busy when he comes to LTJ. Right now he is picking me up to do him a favor. I can spend some time with him and..” She sees a Rolls Royce Phantom pulling up, “He is here. I will tell you about it later.”

“Have fun. I will try to smooth things over at lunch.”

Meanwhile, in the security office Sara has her head resting on her hand waiting for Navarre to arrive. She looks at the clock on the wall. She hesitates then asks the annoyed looking man sitting behind the desk, “Excuse me. If you detain me and I miss my flight will I get a refund for my ticket?”

   The Security Chief looks at the multi  million dollar necklace on his desk then at Sara, “You would need to discuss that with the airline.”

  Worried because she doesn’t have much time before the flight should start boarding, Sara responds, “Didn’t the designer say he is on his way to pick up the necklace? He didn’t say I stole it did he? I think you should let me go so I don’t miss my flight. I can’t afford another plane ticket.”

  “He only said he would come to the airport to pick up the necklace.He didn’t say anything else.”

  “Can you call him back and ask him if he knows me? He is aware the Sapphire and Diamond necklace was loaned to me to wear.”

   “I need to see proof from him he is the rightful owner and receive his permission in person to release you. Young lady, this is not a small matter since it concerns the Li Group.”

   Sara takes a deep breath, her head is throbbing and she is starving. Considering the situation maybe I tell them to call CEO Li. He can explain the circumstances and I can get my flight home. It is not as though I need to speak to him personally or see him. Why didn’t I immediately return it to him! He knows why it is broken! Well, I can’t change any of the stupid decisions I made lately..not waiting for Sun Peizhi inside the cafe…forcing myself on the CEO..Sara blushes, I have to stop thinking about that!

  I just want to go home! Sara gathers up her courage,“Excuse me.”

   The Security Chief is on his computer then looks over at Sara with a disgruntled expression.“Miss,what is it now. I am busy. The designer should arrive soon to clear up the matter.”

  “I want to make my flight. Call CEO Li, I am his personal assistant. He can clarify the matter with you. “ I give up I am weak and tired. She points to the business card still sitting on his desk.“Call his private number on the black business card.” 

   The man’s vein bulge out on his forehead and he can’t restrain his indignation. He raises his voice, “If that is the case, why the hell didn’t you say you are his assistant that at the beginning!”

   “I didn’t want to bother him.”

   ??? 

   The manly looking woman who first brought Sara to the office is talking to another guard then turns around, What an idiot! Why didn’t the stupid woman say that instead of beating around the bush and taking up the Chief’s time. The woman’s round face turns red and she clenches her meaty fists at her side as she stomps over to where Sara is sitting. She admires the Security Chief and thinks this could reflect poorly on him if the CEO of Li Group allowed Sara to take the necklace. It takes all her willpower not to slap Sara. 

  The Chief can see how angry the red faced guard is and says, “ Marla,you can go back to your post. I can take it from here.” I don’t need that obstinate woman making more problems for me.

  Marla wants to vent for him “But Chief!”

   “I said go.”

  Sara understands she should have told them to begin with so she explains, “I was hesitant to tell you because the CEO is a very busy man. I assumed his manager at LTJ could remedy the situation quickly. I apologize for wasting your time.”

  The Security Chief ignores Sara’s apology and dials the number on the black business card. Before Li Tian answers Navarre and Mathilde come through the door of the office.

   Sara recognizes them and with a look of relief on her face she motions to the Security Chief to hang up wanting to avoid involving Li Tian now that they have arrived. She tells him in a low voice, “Hang up. That LTJ’s manager.”

   The Security Chief hangs up after two rings, he didn’t want to deal with Li Tian. “You came about the necklace?”

   Navarre barely glances at Sara but she can feel the LTJ’s manager’s eyes burning a hole through her.

   The Security Chief calmly holds out his hand to Navarre, “Let me see your identification.” He wants to clear this up as soon as possible.

  Navarre hands his passport to him, “LTJ’s  manager, Mathilde Strauss, can verify I am the designer of this necklace and LTj’s design partner. He wants to cry looking at his precious necklace broken laying on the desk. He glares at Sara who hasn’t looked at him once. Damn careless woman! But… that beautiful face and slender neck…she would be the perfect model for the Competition. He shakes his head, what am I thinking.

  Mathilde approaches the desk when she does she notices the necklace is broken. Two of the rare diamonds are missing, she accusingly looks at the Security Chief, “What happened to the Midnight Lover Necklace!”

   Sara gulps feeling the tension in the room, for a store manager her aura right now is very dark and menacing. Blame your Boss and the people who tried to kill him. Stop looking at me.

  The Security Chief holds out his hand, “Your identification.”

  Mathilde hands him her ID and her badge from LTJ Milan that has her picture on the front.

  He thinks about it for a moment, they obviously recognize the necklace and the woman. The haughty woman’s badge has her picture on it and she has a business card stating she is the manager. He rubs his head, Fuck it that is good enough for me.

    Opening the drawer he takes out a document he prepared when Navarre said he was coming to pick up the necklace. He crosses out designer and writes Manager then initials it.”First. I need you to sign a statement that the necklace belongs to LTJ Milan and I am releasing it to you, Mathilde Strauss the manager of the store.”

   After Mathilde signs the statement he hands the necklace to her bypassing Navarre’s outstretched hand. Mathilde hands the necklace to Navarre and he carefully places it into a velvet case he brought with him.

 The Security Chief looks over at Sara,“What about the woman?”

  Navarre takes Sara’s hand and pulls her up out of the seat. “She is coming with me.”

  “…” Sara nervously looks back at the Security Chief as Navarre drags her along, “I need my purse and passport!’ Once we are outside of this stuffy room I will explain what happened to him. I should have just enough time to make my plane if I run to the gate.

  Navarre stops and waits for the security Chief to hand her the purse, then impatiently opens the office door. Mathilde follows behind them wondering what he is going to do to Sara. The entire trip to the airport he treated me like air and never said a word. He must be extremely angry. Well, he should teach her a lesson for ruining his beautiful necklace. 

 He turns to Mathilde, “You can go.”

 “What? Wait! Should I call the police to have her arrested.”

  Sara stares at Mathilde with a frightened expression, “I didn’t steal the Midnight Lover Necklace, you know CEO Li told me to wear it to the Bellini Reception.”

  Mathilde noticed Navarre’s eyes soften gazing at Sara’s flawless face in the office She suddenly feels upset she didn’t listen to her friend. Is Stephanie right? Do men really prefer this type of innocent looking woman, no makeup.. frumpy clothes. No..and this little slut isn’t innocent she is kept by CEO Li then stole the necklace. Irritated that Navarre has been ignoring her and staring at Sara she questions Sara, “Did he tell you to take the Midnight Lover Necklace back to China? Why aren’t you going on the CEO’s plane?”

  Sara stammers, ‘The CEO well..he..he.. had more business in Milan and my work is finished.”

  This gives Navarre an idea he has a devilish grin on his handsome face. Tian’s phone is off; she can’t call him to help her or the little assistant would have already. I will threaten her with the police so she comes with me to Paris and models my necklace. He stops Mathilde from proceeding with her questions, “I will take care of this matter, didn’t you say you were to meet an important client for lunch?”

    Mathilde’s face pales, I only said that so you would know I thought helping you was more important! “Well, I have time. I think as the manager of LTJ I should notify the authorities.”

   He scowls, “I don’t want you to interfere. I want to handle this personally. You can leave.”

   Technically Navarre is also her boss because of his partnership with Li Tian so Mathilde reluctantly smiles, “If you need any further assistance call me.”

  “En.”

  Once she leaves Sara wants to clarify the situation. “Mr. Navarre I need to catch a plane. I’m sorry your exquisite necklace was broken but you will need to ask CEO Li the details. The CEO is well aware of the necklace’s condition. Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances I was unable to return the necklace to him before I came to the airport. I planned on sending it to his office in Catang City once I arrived.”

  Navarre listens then calmly informs Sara, “Unless you want me to call the police and have you arrested you need to accompany me to Paris.”

  Sara is exhausted and not sure she heard him correctly, “What did you say?’

 “I said you are coming with me or going to jail.”

  Sara’s eyes widen when he threatens her with his unreasonable demand, “I’m not going with you anywhere!” She decides she will be on the plane soon anyway “Call the CEO right now! He will explain!”

  Navarre decides to change his approach, the little assistant looks determined to catch her plane.  I don’t want to cause any unnecessary attention in the airport. There might be paparazzi hanging around.“I tried calling CEO Li on the way to the airport, his phone was turned off. I will pay you 50,000 euros. Since my necklace is broken I don’t have time to find a model. I will need to repair it before the Competition which will be held in two days. The necklace is missing two unique Diamonds so I will need to find comparable replacements which will be time consuming. Three days.”

   Sara thinks about his proposition, she is supposed to be in Milan for three more days anyway and that is a lot of money towards her bakery cafe. Zhou Jason isn’t expecting me back until then..hmmm.. “You will buy my ticket to Paris and my return ticket to Catang City?’

  “Of course.”

  “Can you reimburse me for my non refundable ticket I have right now.”

  “Not a problem.”

  “Okay.”

   While walking through the airport to the exit Mathilde realizes his driver brought her to the airport and left. She will need to take a taxi back to her apartment. She sulks thinking about his indifferent and cold attitude. I was doing him a favor, he could at least have had his driver wait for me The more she thinks about it the more she feels she should cover her own ass. The Midnight Lover Necklace is broken, I signed for it and let Song Sara go. I should at the very least alert CEO Li to the situation. She takes out her phone to call Li Tian.

   He is in the elevator of the hotel when his phone rings, why is the manager of LTJ. Milan calling me?  She knows not to call me for unimportant matters. “Speak.”

  “CEO Li..umm.. this is Mathilde Strauss. I thought I should let you know..ahh..  we retrieved the Midnight Lover Necklace from your assistant and it is broken.”

   Li Tian was pushing the button for his floor, “SONG SARA IS WITH YOU?”

   “Well no..she is with Navarre..so is the necklace.”

   “Where? Where are they?”  No! No! She can’t be with that playboy! What if she has a glass of wine!

  “The airport. Security called when she tried to leave the country and they discovered the necklace.”

  “WHY THE HELL DIDN’T THEY CALL ME!”

  He sounds furious and Mathilde feels sweat forming on her forehead, “I..I don’t know. Navarre called me.”

Li Tians aura turns black and his eyes redden with jealous rage Very good..little demoness…  first you ran away from the Inn..then you didn’t want to call me so you had Security call Navarre. How did you have his number? The bastard gave it to you at LTJ?  HA! You think you can run from me little girl? Seduce another man? You don’t have the ability to get away from me in this life! Song Sara you are my.. Li Tian’s woman!! Only mine! 

      Mathilde can feel his suffocating aura through the phone and her knees suddenly become weak. I can hear him breathing.. “CEO Li ? Hello?”

Who Am I?

   Li Tian‘s eyes fall on Sara’s face, no wonder I am bewitched by this little beauty. Her small oval face is flawless; delicate facial features, limpid and incredibly deep blue eyes, long black eyelashes like butterfly wings and tempting pouty pink lips. So beautiful like a fragile porcelain doll…He possessively touches her cheek, little fairy your beauty can only be mine. He narrows his eyes thinking about her and Sun Zhi. Consumed by rage thinking about Sun Zhi touching Sara, he holds Sara’s wet naked body to his chest; little thing you can not have any other man in your heart… I will remove all traces of that bastard!  He no longer can restrain his overwhelming desire, wanting to crush her into his bones, his eyes redden as he ruthlessly begins kissing her tempting lips. I was your first man and I will make damn sure I am your only man!

   Sara’s body is burning up and smelling his masculine fragrance as he embraces her in his strong arms fuels her passion, she doesn’t resist his domineering kiss.  She willingly lets his vengeful tongue drive straight into her small mouth and seductively rubs her soft white breasts on his warm bare chest. On fire she encircles his neck with her delicate arms, and lets the wave of pleasure begin to quench her thirst. Li Tian senses her rising passion and deftly moves his lips down her neck sucking and licking as he leaves his mark. Addicted to the sweet taste of her tofu like skin his breathing becomes heavy. Panting he decides to take Sara to the bed to fully enjoy her delicious body. When he stops kissing her Sara scrunches up her face and pouts, “Don’t stop..” She presses her eager lips onto his biting and licking, then puts her small tongue into his mouth sweetly entangling it with his. Li Tian’s eyes light up at Sara’s cute appearance as she greedily kisses his lips. He impulsively picks her up out of the bath grabbing a towel to wrap around her lithe body as he carries Sara to the bed. Looking down at the beautiful girl in his arms he smiles , “Not stopping.”

   He gently dries Sara’s petite body then pushes her down whispering in her ear with a low hoarse voice, “Never stopping.” She smiles up at him, her crystal blue eyes sparkling with undisguised lust. His heart skips a beat gazing at her beautiful face flushed red, her messy ink black hair hanging down on her delicate shoulders. He lifts her chin, staring into her deep blue eyes, he has a threatening tone, “Who am I?’

  Sara blinks a few times, “My..my lover.”

  Not satisfied with her answer, he moves his face closer, his dark eyes look like a bottomless abyss sucking Sara into their depths. Sara’s mind is conflicted, she knows who he is but part of her can’t believe it or say his name out loud. It would make this crazy night seem too real. Avoiding his question Sara suddenly kisses him not wanting to face the fact he is Li Tian. 

  Li Tian pushes her away, “Say my name or I’m leaving.” He has no intention of leaving but wants Sara to recognize him. He knows she desperately needs a man right now.

  Sara bites her lower lip and looks at him, her eyes misty and her voice barely audible as she shyly stammers “Li..Li Tian.” 

  “Louder..”

  “Li Tian.”

    He playfully touches her nose then teases, “You are not allowed to forget this time.” 

    Sara can’t comprehend what he means by ‘this time’ but she sees he is satisfied with her answer when he has a faint smile on his otherwise cold face.

     His kisses become more gentle as his hand roams over her hot body until he reaches her sensitive area down below. While he sucks on her breasts his thumb rubs her bud teasing her until she moans and her body quivers.  His heart is pounding and his breathing becomes heavier listening to the soft lewd noises Sara is making. Spreading her petals he puts his long slender finger inside her body thrusting in and out. His skillful movements cause her sweet honey to flow onto his finger. Teasing Sara he takes his finger out, seductively licking it with the tip of his tongue, “ Sweet.”

   Sara was enjoying the feeling of being stimulated by his finger. Unable to accept him teasing her she begs him as her restless body writhes on the bed. She knits her eyebrows and touches his arm, “Itchy.. So itchy..pleaseee..”

   He can’t resist, he leans down spraying his hot breath on her face, their noses almost touching, his voice is raspy and sounds extremely sexy, “Tell me what you want.”

   She holds his large warm hand and places it on her wetness down below, “More..deeper..”

  Li Tian has a devilish grin gazing at her innocent face sinfully dyed red with lust exciting him further…such a naughty little girl.

  He lets her guide his hand as he kisses her neck working his way to her jadelike breasts leaving a trail of red marks on her tender white skin. Sucking her breast he feels her body shivering from excitement. This incites the beast in him and he twirls his tongue around and bites her erect pinkness until it becomes red and swollen. Finally tasting her body again Li Tian is unable to control himself, he licks and sucks on her tender peak while kneading her other breast causing her cries to become louder. He moves down kissing her body then licking her stomach with the tip of his tongue. Sara can barely breathe from the drug intensifying her pleasure and his undeniable skill. She softly moans, “Ahhh..feels sooo good..”

  Once he reaches her lower abdomen he spreads her creamy white legs then kisses her while caressing her soft thighs. While licking her sensitive bud, before his tongue even enters Sara’s body, nectar drips down between her legs. Tasting the sweetness flowing out he continues to kiss her and she shivers from her body’s intense reaction… So sensitive..

   Sara has her hands on his silky ink black hair and her slim hips are eagerly arching towards him. Her body is on fire and she feels like she is floating in the clouds as his tongue deftly moves in and out. He sucks and nibbles on her petals sending a wave of ecstasy through her body.

   When she is dripping wet and writhing on the bed he stops then straddles her petite body, his throat is dry and his voice hoarse demanding, “Touch me.”

   Sara has lost all her inhibitions at this point and puts her small hand on his swollen hardness. Li Tian puts his hand on hers moving her soft hand up and down as he groans, “Do you want?”

    She nods her head and in a kittenish voice replies,”Want..Really want..” Sara  wants to be filled up by him and can’t wait any longer. The effects of the drug are causing her body to twitch, she needs to have him satisfy her before the pain worsens.

   He moves his hardness into her slowly feeling her clamping around him. So fucking tight..He stares at her perfect white breasts and wickedly smiles, her once pink buds are red and swollen from his bullying. As he buries himself inside of Sara he gets swept up in rapture from the tightness hugging his hardness as he thrusts. “Nngh.. Unngh..” Sweat runs down his body as he pounds harder and faster. As his pace quickens he collides with Sara’s sensitive spot making her cry out from the intense pleasure. Everytime he hears Sara’s sweet moans and feels her body moving in sync with him he quickens his movements, making her body shudder uncontrollably. She digs her fingers into his back as her trembling body is ravaged by him.

   Once her honey begins to drip over his hardness the indescribable sensation makes Li Tian almost lose his mind. Sara’s pure yin is extremely strong and the yang in his body reacts, sending him into another realm the deeper he plunges inside her tight body. The effect of her pure yin overwhelms his ability to reason and he completely loses control, “Ahh.. Nngh..Unnn..NNgh” Craving the ultimate pleasure only her body gives him he continues to indulge himself. Lifting her slender white legs up, his blood is boiling as moves his muscular waist pumping in and out using deep then shallow thrusts. The bumping of his huge hardness inside her tight tunnel leaves Sara breathless, gasping for air Sara can barely breathe, “Too Big..Too deep..I am going to dieeee.” The Moroccan aphrodisiac coursing through her blood won’t let her push him away. She moves her hips involuntarily letting him go deeper until she feels her insides will tear from his penetration. Her heart is racing and her body is on fire as she clings onto him begging him..”Too fast..slower..Ahhh.”

   Li Tian’s eyes are dark and blazing with unrestrained passion. Consumed with desire and lost in his lust he growls “Baby..you are so sweet..can’t stop.” He continues to torment Sara, her long black hair messy and damp stuck on her cheeks and sweat droplets drip down her delicate peaks as they tremble from Li Tian’s violent thrusts. Sara bites her lip releasing her pure yin as she reaches the heavens moaning, “Ahhhh..Mmnnn..Unnn.” When her sweet nectar drips over his hardness and he absorbs the pure yin Li Tian explodes deep inside of Sara. His breathing ragged and his heart pounding he growls, “NNNGH..Unnn..Baby you feel sooo good.”

   Exhausted from the intense tangling of their bodies together Sara closes her eyes but the insidious drug still torments her weak body not allowing her any respite. She helplessly pulls on Li Tian’s arm as he lays next to her naked body, desperately wanting to soothe her body that is still needy. Snuggling next to him to relieve her lingering pain she wraps her thiextrms around his strong waist. Feeling her rubbing her head on his chest he has a smile filled with affection and tenderness. He stares at Sara as she clings onto his body, is this still the effect from the drug or.. He doesn’t care; he holds her soft body and buries his head in her neck, inhaling her unique fragrance. I feel calm when I am with Sara in bed after we make love. Could it be what Dr. Deng said, her pure yin..well, she willingly had sex with me, albeit was because of the aphrodisiac. I have a sense of extreme satisfaction and the rage inside of me has lessened.

He gently holds Sara as she sleeps, he runs his finger across her cheek whispering, “You said you wouldn’t forget this time.” He kisses her lips and pulls the quilt up to cover her body. I need to get rid of my engagement with Long An and have Song Sara. She is the only woman I want to marry, well..not marry.. but have by my side. My family would never accept her as a marriage partner she has no value.

   He carefully removes Sara’s arm from his waist then gets off the bed. He reaches into his jacket taking out a cigarette. Looking at their crumpled clothes on the floor he calls Tang Qiang who is sound asleep. The phone rings a few times before he answers, “Boss.”

  “I need you to bring me a suit and clothes for Song Sara. Bring them to the Camellia Inn at eight o’clock.”

  Tang Qiang scratches his head, “Boss…ah Miss Long was drunk.She came over to the Presidential Suite and threw a tantrum. I tried to call you but you didn’t answer.”

  Li Tian lights his cigarette and responds, “Don’t care.”

  “Well Boss. She said she is telling your grandfather about you and Miss Song. You left her alone at the Bellini Reception. I told her she is only your secretary, but she trashed all Miss Song’s clothes when I went to get her a coffee to sober her up.”

  “All her clothes?”

  “She dumped out Miss Song’s luggage then ripped the clothes and spilt wine all over the place. Now she is passed out on the bed.”

  “Why didn’t you drag her back to the Lattario?”

  “Well that is why I called you. I didn’t think I should make any decisions.” Tang Qiang pictures Long An as she was staggering around the suite cursing Song Sara. Twenty minutes of her stumbling around ranting and raving acting like a shrew. Believe me I wanted to stop her but she kept threatening me with your grandfather. No one escapes from that old man when he is angry.

   Fuck! “You moron, you could tell Sun Peizhi my confidential plans but couldn’t make a decision about a drunk bitch ripping up shit! Useless! Double your punishment when we get back to Catang City.”

  “…” She is your fiancee…

  “In the morning before you come stop by Chloe Designs I will call Chloe and have her prepare clothes for Song Sara. Take pictures of Long An passed out and the mess she made.”

  “Okay.’

   “Wait…I have a better idea, you say she is passed out in the bed. Take off your shirt and get into the bed with her under the covers. Take provocative photos of the two of you in the bed… make it look like you slept with her.”

  Tang Qiang’s face turns red, “Boss..I can’t do that!”

  “No punishment when we return to the city.”

  “Will do.”

  Li Tian smirks, You want to threaten me Long An? You picked the wrong person. He crushes the cigarette in the ashtray then lazily walks into the bathroom to take a shower.

  Sara feels like ants are crawling all over her body and she sits up scratching her arms. I need to take a bath! She walks to the bathroom and sees Li Tian naked getting into the shower, the sight of his perfect muscular body arouses her desire again. Their eyes meet and she locks gazes with his deep eyes, she can’t resist the urge to move closer to him. He pulls her into his arms teasing, “You want to try shower sex, little demoness?”

  She hugs him and tears form in her eyes, “Feel so terrible, like ants crawling all over my skin..”

  Although he wants Sara he suddenly feels sorry for her situation when he sees the glaringred scratch marks on her snow white arms. He affectionately smoothes her tangled hair, “I will find an antidote for you. But, for now you need to accept only my body can help you.”

  She gazes up at him with a pitiful expression, her dark blue eyes covered in a layer of mist. “Hmmm..” Sara helplessly clings onto his naked body wrapping her arms around his strong waist while leaning her head on his chest.







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No Antidote

  Restless and hot Sara opens her limpid eyes slightly and reaches up to Li Tian, “Please… water..”

   He is in a daze from Sara unexpectedly fainting after consuming the strong wine, he quickly responds, “Water..yess..I will get water.” Flustered looking at her flushed delicate oval face and red lips he takes her arms from around his neck then hurries over to the table. Pouring a glass of water, he glances over at the bed. Sara is wrestling with the oversized sweater and it is stuck on her head exposing her black bra and her thin snow white waist.What the hell..is this the little thing’s reaction when she drinks alcohol? What if the little seductress was with someone else? His eyes burn with jealousy imagining the scene.

   When he reaches the bed he pulls the light blue cashmere sweater back down untangling the small pearl buttons caught in her long black hair, “Be good. Drink.”

  He lifts the glass of water to her lips and she puts her warm soft hands on top of his hands holding the glass. She greedily gulps down the water, droplets linger on her red lips as she finishes. Li Tian wants to kiss her alluring glistening lips but restrains himself. If I do I won’t be able to control my desires. 

  Sara sighs pulling on her sweater , “Too hot..” She lifts the bottom of the fuzzy sweater again. Li Tian decides to help her remove the sweater. She will still be wearing a bra, it will be fine. Once he has the sweater in his hand he smoothes her messy hair and lays Sara back down with her head on the pillow. Tossing the sweater on a nearby chair he coaxes,“Go to sleep.”

  She has a blank expression as she puts her hand on his chest. Her voice sounds soft and sweet, “No sleep. Hug.”

  Li Tian uses all his willpower to ignore the seductive woman on the bed and stands up, “You need to sleep.” He leans over the bed touching her nose with his finger he warns,“Don’t drink in the future.”

  Sara has some awareness left and mutters, “Drug..drug..”  She realizes her body feels like it did the first night in Milan when she was drugged at the Medici Club.. “Help me..” Sara knows he is Li Tian and thinks he will leave, she desperately clutches onto him, “Don’t go.”

 Li Tian gazes at her flushed body and dilated pupils. Drug? Noah wouldn’t drug my woman he knows I definitely would kill him. Could it be the aphrodisiac from the restaurant? But that was taken care of by me. Who drugged her? The Innkeeper? No that is ridiculous what would he gain?

  Tears start forming in her beautiful blue eyes, Sara uses all her mental capacity to stammer, “Club. Why still..”

  He is confused looking at her pitiful appearance. What aphrodisiac stays in the system then suddenly begins working again. That is fucking insidious! Sara’s face has turned crimson red and her body is beginning to involuntarily twitch.

  He relents holding Sara and using his fingers to brush her damp hair behind her ear. He affectionately caresses her cheek, “Try to bear with it.” His heart tightens when he sees her pained expression and the redness covering her body. “I am going to run a cold bath that should help you. I will call a doctor.”

 He lays her down again and tries to comfort Sara, “It will be alright… I’m here.’

  Sara gazes at him trying to get control of her lustful desire. I can’t give in to the drug..I can’t. This is terrible! She digs her nails into her palms trying to get her mind off wanting to touch Li Tian.

  When he is in the bathroom filling the bathtub he takes out his phone calling Dr. Zhang. The doctor moves his wife who is wrapped around him like an octopus. He reaches for the phone on the nightstand, “Speak. Have you recovered?”

  “Yeah, but I have a question for you.”

  “Unless it is urgent, call me back in the morning.”

 “Urgent. My woman was given an aphrodisiac but it was a couple days ago, now she is having a similar what should I call it..an attack.”

  Dr. Zhang laughs, “Boy, your father has been lamenting your mother wants to hold a fat little grandson . Satisfy Long An and move the wedding date up.”

   “…” Li Tian turns off the water for the bath,”Not Long An. So don’t go gossiping to the old fart!”

 “You dare to call some slut your woman when you are engaged! Shameless!”

  “Listen old man, none of your business. This situation is serious though and I am worried, so cut the crap and listen.”

  Dr. Zhang’s wife wakes up when he raises his voice, he quietly tells her, “Go back to sleep.” He gets out of bed and walks to his study. He has never heard of Li Tian caring for anyone and is surprised to hear concern in his voice. “I’m listening.”

  “The only conclusion I can draw is that the aphrodisiac had a residual effect. Just now she had an untainted glass of wine then she showed obvious symptoms.”

  The bathroom door opens and Li Tian turns around to see Sara standing there in her underwear. Dammit!

  Dr. Zhang can hear a soft voice in the background, “Hot..so hot..”

  Sara stands on her tiptoes hanging on Li Tian, “Kiss me.”  Li Tian doesn’t respond to the provocation and loosens her hold. He tells Dr. Zhang, “Don’t hang up,” then sets the phone by the sink.

  Li Tian’s voice sounds pampering,  “Be a good girl, get into the bath.”

   She kisses him then seductively starts to unbutton his shirt. Her eyes are covered in a lustful haze and her voice is filled with temptation, “Yes, let’s bathe together.” Sara’s slender hands touch his belt buckle and zipper trying to undo it.  Sweat forms on his forehead feeling her hand on his manhood that is beginning to swell. Dammit! He furrows his brows as he quickly holds onto her hand to stop her as she unzips his pants. Sara pouts looking up at him with an aggrieved expression, “Don’t you want me anymore?”

   “…”  I want to kiss every part of your body and fuck you until you scream my name but… I made up my mind I am not going to take advantage of the situation again. Li Tian has been feeling guilty about the last time she was drugged. He silently lifts her up and places her in the bath tub of cold water. When her hot body abruptly comes into contact with the cold water she exclaims, “ Ahhh! Cold..So cold!”

  Li Tian feels like he is coaxing a disobedient child. He has a faint smile as he watches Sara hugging her naked body, “I am on the phone with the doctor, don’t be naughty!”

  His dark eyes are mesmerized staring at the water droplets dripping down her chest into her cleavage and her hard pinkness pressed against the wet black lace bra.  He turns around from the alluring sight, his heart is racing as he picks up the phone.

   Turning his back on Sara in the bath so not to be distracted, his voice is hoarse, “Do you know of this particular aphrodisiac and a cure?”

  Dr. Zhang is still recovering from overhearing Sara and Li Tian. Since when did the demon boy become attentive to a woman? Did the sun rise in the West?

 Li Tian impatiently continues, “Old man, are you there?”

  Dr. Zhang coughs then clears his dry throat, “Yes, I’m here but I haven’t heard of such a situation. Call my friend Dr. Lu, he has treated quite a few Young Masters. He might know.”

  Li Tian can see Sara with her hands on the edge of the tub preparing to climb out of the bath, “Stay.”

 “Come in.” She raises her creamy white arms out of the water beckoning him to join her in the bath.

  “In a minute. Don’t get out!” He resumes the phone call. “Give me his number.”

  Dr. Zhang tells him the number then says, “Brat why don’t you cure this woman yourself? You couldn’t be..” The brat isn’t impotent is he? Poor Old Man Li..no fat cute buns in the future.

  “Mind your own business and don’t gossip when you are in Catang City. I have no qualms about killing an old man who has a foot in the grave as it is.”

  Dr. Zhang’s face lights up, the Demon boy really cares about this woman. Dr. Zhang’s brown eyes crinkle knowing Dr. Lu will hate being awakened. “Tell him I said not to overcharge for the consultation”

 “…” Pfft! As if money is a problem for me. Sara gets out of the bath dripping with water as he calls Dr. Lu. His Adam’s apple rolls up and down as she pounces into his arms pressing her supple wet body onto him. She can’t resist his sexy lips and reaches up to kiss him. “I need you. Wash me.” She kisses his lips tasting the familiar flavor trying to put her small tongue into his mouth. It is taking all his willpower as she pulls him towards the bath, recalling their passionate night together.

  He pushes her away, “Song Sara! Behave! or I won’t be responsible for my actions! Get back in the bath!”

  He doesn’t realize Dr. Lu had already answered the phone, he hears an angry voice, “SUN ZHI!”

   Li Tian wonders why he screamed “Sun Zhi.”

  “Dr. Lu, this is Li Tian, I got your number from Dr. Zhang.”

  Dr. Lu turns on his bedside lamp then rubs his beard, “Sorry, I was irritated no one was on the line then in the background I heard the name Song Sara. Jumped to conclusions.”

   ??? Li Tian, “ Sun Zhi knows Song Sara?” He has heard of Sun Zhi but never met him. He doesn’t participate in the Sun Group or appear in public. He is a very elusive man.

  “Well, I can’t discuss a patient. Why are you calling.”

  “Dr. Zhang said you are familiar with aphrodisiacs and I need to know if there is one that has lingering effects that resurface when the person drinks wine. My girlfriend was drugged previously now after having s glass of wine she relapsed.”

  Dr. Zhang runs his fingers through his messy hair. “I did hear there is an aphrodisiac made in Morocco that is extremely strong. Has an ingredient that causes it to be resistent to antidotes.” He recalls Song Sara being drugged, is that who he is talking about? Young Master Sun did say they were only friends.  She is Li Tian’s woman?

He is conflicted whether he should get involved or not. He hesitates then thinks about Song Sara, what a pitiful girl, treated poorly by her family and now suffering from being drugged. “Since I treated Song Sara previously and I heard you call her name, I will tell you most likely she has ingested this Morrocan  aphrodisiac.” Sun Zhi mentioned he and Sara were at the devil Bellini’s club and he has ties with that bastard Malouf. Dr. Zhang gathers information as he treats the gossipy Young Masters. “I treated her when she was initially drugged at the insistence of her friend Young Master Sun. I gave her an antidote which should have cleared the drug from her system. I can only tell you there is no antidote as far as I know for this aphrodisiac produced in Morroco. The only way for her symptoms to be relieved at this point is through sexual release.”

   Li Tian’s mind is in turmoil glancing at Sara in the bath, “No antidote?”

  “Not to my knowledge. The aphrodisiac must remain dormant until it comes into contact with alcohol in the person’s bloodstream.That is my guess anyway.”

  Li Tian sees Sara slipping down into the water with her eyes closed, he quickly ends the conversation, “Send the bill to my office.” 

  Rushing over to the bathtub he gently lifts Sara’s head, staring at her beautiful face tinged with a seductive red color,  you were with Sun Zhi? He saw you like this…did you kiss him… beg him to touch you? His eyes blaze with jealous rage as he strips off his clothes then enters the bath. Overcome with possessiveness and desire he puts Sara  on his lap then lifts her chin giving her a tyrannical kiss. When she is breathless he looks into her smokey blue eyes. His voice is low and full of unspoken accusations, “Who is Sun Zhi to you?”

   Sara thinks he is talking about Sun Peizhi and her lips curl up in a blinding smile exposing her cute dimples,  “Ahh.. Zhi.. so handsome…”

   When Li Tian sees her look of pure admiration and her breathtaking smile he goes insane. He puts his hand on her slender neck and the expression on his handsome face becomes ice cold and terrifying. His black eyes look like a bottomless abyss filled with anger that Sara could so easily smile and say another man was handsome to his face. He presses tighter. One squeeze and I won’t be tormented by this woman anymore. Sara gasps for air then he comes to his senses loosening his grip. Hmmph! Dare to think you can get away from me! You don’t have the ability! He runs his fingers through her hair on the back of her head pulling her delicate small face towards him. Bullying Sara by sucking and biting her smooth white neck as he rubs her breasts, he growls, “You belong to me.. you are my fucking woman!”

   Sara moans in pleasure as he tears off her bra then moves his lips down savoring the taste of her sweet skin , you will only have me in my eyes..no other man! Sun Zhi you dare come close to my woman again you are a fucking dead man!

The Inn

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   A short distace away from the parking lot of the Inn, Sun Peizhi has his finger on the trigger of his gun ready to take out Adrien should he make a move to harm Sara.  He watches the exchange of information for Sara from his vantage point keeping his eyes glued on Sara and the man. After the exchange his body stiffens when he sees Li Tian intimately embracing Sara. Bastard! You don’t deserve her love. 

  He puts his gun away when he sees the men drive out of the parking lot then comes out from behind the tree he was behind. Fuck it! I am going to quit right now and take Sara away. His handsome face has a look of determination as he quickens his pace towards them.

  When Sara sees Sun Peizhi her eyes light up, she wiggles out of Li Tian’s arms. Her excited expression doesn’t go unnoticed by Li Tian. He can’t hide his hostility as Sun Peizhi comes closer sensing Sara has an interest in him. He has a possessive stance blocking Sara away from Sun Peizhi, “Go back to the hotel and wait for instructions.”

  Sun Peizhi is about to quit and tell Li Tian to fuck off when his phone starts ringing he uses specifically for his mission. Goddammit!  Why would Freddie be calling me right now. He has no choice but to answer Li Tian, “If I am no longer needed here I will go.” He looks at Sara out of the corner of his eye trying to see if she is okay.

  Sara wants to grab him, No! Don’t go! Take me with you! She musters up her courage, “Wait! I will go with you.” She steps forward, “My hotel is on your way.”

  “…” What hotel? Li Tian furrows his brow then suddenly blurts out, “You can’t. I need him to take care of some confidential business on his way back to the hotel. I will drive you.”

  Sun Peizhi wants to take Sara with him but Freddie wouldn’t call for no reason and this mission is extremely important. He grits his teeth holding back the urge to snatch her into his arms.”Miss Song, I think it would be best if you stayed with the CEO. You should rest after your ordeal.” I promise you as soon as I finish my mission.. 

  Li Tian just wants to get rid of Sun Peizhi but doesn’t have anything for him to do. He has a serious expression, “I will text you the details.”

  “En.”

  Sara has no choice but to stay with Li Tian. She gazes at Sun Peizhi longingly as she watches his back move further away.  Wuuuhuuu I want to go with you!

   Li Tian’s eyes darken reflecting his displeasure at her obvious desire to get away from him. What is wrong with this woman! Trying to avoid my touch and run away! Does she know how many women want to climb into my bed! Well, she has been through a terrifying ordeal, I will forgive her. “Sara, Sun Peizhi has a point you should rest. We can stay at this Inn then go back to the hotel in the morning.”

  Sara doesn’t like the idea..not one bit. “No. I’m fine. We can go back now. I booked a room so you can drop me off on the way to your hotel.” I want to sleep then catch my plane back to Catang and stay as far away from you as possible. Oh shit! I didn’t book a room because Sun Peizhi on the phone said I could stay at his friend’s apartment again. Sara shakes her head, I am so tired I can’t think straight!

   “ I’m too tired to drive it would be dangerous.We will stay here.” He takes her hand and starts walking to the front door of the Inn.

   ??? Did you not hear a word I said! Why are you holding my hand! Sara tries to remove her hand but Li Tian tightens his grip. 

   When they enter the Inn, a wrinkled old man is asleep with his head on the front desk. When he hears the door chimes he opens his eyes. Rubbing them with his bony fingers he says, “It is extra to get a room this late.” The old Innkeeper likes to charge people for interrupting his sleep.

  Li Tian smirks, “Two of your best rooms.”

  The old man scratches his white beard. More assholes here for the Fashion Week unable to get a room in the city.  “All our rooms are good.” He puts on some smudged glasses then looks at the reservation book in front of him. “Right now we only have one available.” Looking over his glasses he notices Sara, haha.. the man brings a beautiful girl to a small Inn he must not want his wife to know. She is quite beautiful even in those shapeless clothes she is wearing.

  “If that is all you have available we will take the one room.”  Li Tian has a mischievous gleam in his eyes thinking about sharing the bed with Sara.

   Sara can barely keep her eyes open but when she hears what the Innkeeper says she suddenly comes alive, “NO! We need two rooms!”

    Li Tian ignores her protest and takes out his black card, “I will take it. Is the kitchen open?”

   “For an extra charge. Limited menu.” I will wake up the old lady to make them something.

  “Send your house favorites to the room and a bottle of red wine.” He heard Sara’s stomach growling when they were in the parking lot.

  Sara glares at him, am I invisible? Did you not hear me! I am not sleeping in the same room with you!

  He can feel Sara’s burning gaze, he thinks she looks like an angry little cat right now..so cute. He coaxes her, “Don’t worry I will sleep on the couch.”

  Sara sighs looking at his amused expression, that arrogant man will do what he wants anyway. I just want to go to sleep. 

   When they get to the room Li Tian opens the door. He is pleasantly surprised there is a large comfortable looking bed and no couch. Sara on the other hand scrunches up her nose muttering, “No couch.”

  “I will sleep on the floor. When they bring the food I will ask for some extra bedding.”

   “Okay.”

  Li Tian’s phone rings and when he answers the call Sara walks out to the balcony for some fresh air.

   I can’t wait to get back to Catang and my ordinary life. That thought reminds her of the broken Midnight Lover Necklace. Oh my God I have to tell him about it. I guess I won’t mention the necklace unless he does. I will send it by courier back to him when I am home.

There is a chill in the night air but Sara finds it refreshing. She sits on a chair looking up at the sky. What a crazy few days! Hugging the extra large sweater to her slender body Sara can’t keep her eyes open, exhausted she falls asleep. 

   After he finishes his phone call with Tang Qiang, Li Tian walks out to see Sara curled up in a ball on the chair. The oversized fuzzy sweater makes her look like a small animal, all you can see is her messy black hair. Little idiot! You will catch a cold sleeping out here! He gently picks Sara’s up then carries her to the bed, when he lays her down there is a knock at the door. The Innkeeper’s wife, a short old woman wearing a red flannel robe, stands at the door holding a tray of food and a bottle of wine, “We don’t have a chef at this time of night so I made some pasta.” 

   “…” 

    She slowly waddles into the room placing the food on a small wooden table. She smiles at him and in a pleasant voice says, “Signore, if you need anything else call downstairs for my husband.”  I am going back to sleep! That money grubbing old man of mine! Making me cook this time of night!

   He glances at the steaming plates of food, “This should do.” 

  When Li Tian hands her some money she quickly stuffs the cash into the pocket of her robe, haha..I won’t tell the old miser about this tip! “Grazie! Grazie”

  After the old woman leaves Li Tian walks over to the bed wondering if he should wake Sara up to eat something. While he is deciding if he should wake her up Sara gets a whiff of the pasta and licks her pink lips in her sleep. Her small mouth opens and closes as though she is eating then she mumbles, “Umm.. more..so good.”

   Li Tian has a smile that reaches his eyes gazing at the adorable expression on her face, she must be really hungry. He nudges her and his low voice has a doting tone, “Sara, the food is here do you want to eat?”

  Sara slowly opens her hazy blue eyes, fluttering her long black eyelashes as she looks around, “Hmmm.. food?”  

  Li Tian laughs and can’t resist smoothing her tangled hair, “Yes, food.”

  Sara sits up then her eyes widen looking at Li Tian with a confused expression. What is CEO Li doing in my apartment?  She glances around, the Inn! 

  She follows the direction of the aroma and sees the food placed on the table. “I am hungry.”

  They walk to the small table then sit down. Li Tian opens the wine and pours two glasses passing one over to Sara. She frowns, noticing there is no water on the table.

  Li Tian notices her expression so asks, “Did you need something else?”

  “I wanted some water, but it’s fine I can drink the wine.”

  “I will call the desk to send water.I don’t notice a mini fridge.”

  “Thank you.” Sara picks up her glass of wine and has a sip. “This fruit wine is very delicious.”

  Li Tian has a drink and then purses his lips, too sweet. “A little sweet.” When I order the water I will order a bottle of Cabernet. This wine is unpalatable.

   Sara tastes her pasta, “The food tastes delicious.”

   Li Tian gets up from the table and walks to the phone. Dialing the front desk he requests the wine and the water then adds, “I will need extra bedding.”

   Sara hears the conversation and smiles, at least he is being a gentleman. She drinks more of the fruit wine, then has a bite of tortelloni, very authentic, this Inn is much better than I expected. 

  When he returns to the table Sara’s mood has improved, “CEO Li you should try the tortelloni, really delicious.”

  He picks up his fork and tries the creamy pasta, he nods, “Very good.”

   Feeling relaxed Sara smiles brightly at Li Tian then holds up her empty glass, “I really like this wine, so light and fruity. Could I have more?”

   He is thirsty but doesn’t want to drink the fruit wine, he pours a glass for Sara and glances towards the door. Where is the old woman! There is a knock at the door and the old Innkeeper stands there holding the wine and a pitcher of water. “We don’t have any Cabernet but this wine is from my friend’s vineyard..not sweet. No bottled water until our delivery on Tuesday.” Disgruntled he needs to make two trips when he places the water down he snarls, “I will be back with the bedding.”

  “En.”

    Li Tian misses the full service at the hotel, what a dump! Was that old fart giving me attitude!  He walks over to the table Sara is still eating the pasta, the little thing must have been starving! She is so thin to begin with…I will make those bastards pay for kidnapping her… but I need to wait. He wants to explode thinking about what she must have had to endure and that he can’t immediately seek revenge. Li Tian never apologizes to anyone but he feels he needs to compensate Sara. I shouldn’t have brought Song Sara to Milan knowing I could run into trouble because of the arms shipment.

   Sara  happily drinks the wine and eats  the delicious handmade tortellini, not paying attention to Li Tian. She has her head down eating when Li Tian says, “ I will compensate you for what happened.”  Sara raises her head when he speaks, his serious expression surprises her. Uncomfortable because she has no idea how to respond she gulps down her wine. Is that the arrogant tyrant’s way of apologizing? What should I say..no need? But I am angry at him. She reaches and grabs the bottle of wine in front of her and pours it into her glass. When the wine goes down her throat she gasps and her eyes water. Sara starts coughing, ‘the wine..” He was distracted and was unable to say that wasn’t the fruit wine before she drank it.

   She puts her palms down on the table as the burning sensation doesn’t subside, “Waterrrr..waterrr.” Her blue eyes have a layer of mist and she is gasping.

   Li Tian quickly pours water then jumps up coming to her side of the table holding the glass he says, “Drink.”

   Sara’s beautiful blue eyes are hazy and her face turns crimson red. She feels dizzy. “I.. I..think I am going to fai…” Her slim body falls into his arms, What the fuck! She was fine a minute ago!

  Worried he hugs her over to the bed, was the wine too strong? He touches Sara’s cheek, she is very hot. He rushes into the bathroom to get a wet cloth, fucking shit! Should I call a doctor?

   There is a knock at the door, the old Innkeeper impatiently stands at the door holding the bedding. Li Tian opens the door grabbing the old man by the collar scaring the shit out of him, “What was in the wine!”

   “Wine? Nothing!”

  Infuriated Li Tian doesn’t let go of the old Innkeeper who is clutching the bedding in his hands, “Why did she faint after she drank a glass.”

  “You gave it to the girl? Too strong for a tiny woman.”

  Li Tian realizes he had a glass of the wine and felt fine. He lets the old man go.

  Shaking the old man says, “Extra charge for bedding.”

  Li Tian responds, “Get out.” He returns to the bed thinking she is drunk from the wine. Dammit!

  Sara feels her body on fire as the residual effects from the Morrocan aphrodisiac in her body reacts with the strong wine. Sweat trickles down her flawless face and she licks her lips muttering, “So thirsty..water..”

 



Marisa’s Villa Part 2

   Li Tian’s veins are bulging on his neck considering how to kill Noah. “Listen you perverted fuck…”

 “Hey..hey calm down.”  Noah laughs at how furious Li Tian’s voice sounds, the cold bastard  seldom displays his emotions. “Judging by the fragile body of the little thing she couldn’t handle my sex games. I might have my …let’s say eccentricities, but I never force a woman. I wanted to see if what I heard was true…so she really is your girlfriend.”

   Li Tian responds, “Does she look like my fucking type? She is a secretary lent to me by the Zhou  Group. If anything happens to Song Sara,  Zhou Jason will retaliate. She not only works for the Zhou Group,they are good friends from their University days.” He cringes as he says this but he doesn’t want Noah to know Song Sara holds a great amount of importance to him. “I have a very lucrative MegaMall Project in the works with them.”

   “Hmm..”

  “Listen Noah, you know very well why I hijacked that arms shipment. I planned on negotiating with Amir but had no idea that bitch Olga would use her son Rashid to influence him. You were deceived by Malouf, he wasn’t forthcoming; he had a hidden partner in this venture.You and I have had a copacetic relationship in the past, I don’t want this to affect future business. But, you need to understand my bottom line, I need to be compensated for the Berlin incident with Alexandre.” He rubs his shoulder where the silver needle pierced his skin. Also, ther is no way in hell I am going to let that fat bitch Karin go.

  Noah doesn’t want Li Tian dead or to ruin their future dealings; he only wants the shipment returned. His client’s private army needs the weapons to protect his company’s interests in a war torn country in Africa.  He believes the powerful man at this point is unaware he no longer has the three trucks carrying the arms.

There isn’t much time. If the man knew Li Tian was in possession of the trucks carrying the top of the line weaponry he paid me millions to deliver… well,  I  would be fucked. Noah has been keeping the information secret and with a loose screw like Karin in the picture he has been extremely concerned and on edge. Should the information  get back to the CEO of Exdon Corporation, I wouldn’t need to worry only about losing money. On the outside the man appears well mannered and harmless,no one knows underneath his mild exterior his true tyrannical disposition. He keeps his identity secret as the insidious mastermind behind  the Chronus Consortium. Gunnar Hedwig wields an incredible amount of power and influence.

   Noah maintains his calm demeanor,  “We can discuss further at Marisa’s villa. I think we can have a peaceful exchange.”

  “Send me the address. I will leave immediately.”

“Come by yourself.”

” That sounds so cliche but I planned on it. If anything should happen to me Yang James knows what to do.”

   Noah hangs up as his assistant Johan bursts in the front door of the villa anxious to tell him about what’s happening at the Bellini reception ,”Boss, it is good you didn’t get involved with the Rushnikovs to replace the arms.”

   Noah had considered delivering a replacement shipment then working on getting the hijacked arms back. He realized after the money was wired to him, Gunnar Hedwig, the CEO of Exdon is more ruthless than he appears on the surface.  Noah isn’t very familiar with Nikolai Naralov and only knows he is Viktor’s son. He has heard he is a lunatic so he is curious,“Why?”

    Johan hurries across the short entranceway, out of breath he wheezes as he continues, “Nikolai Naralov..” His voice trails off as he falls to the ground when a bullet lodges in his brain. Shocked looking at his right hand man dead in front of him, Noah whips his head around to the direction the bullet was fired. One of his guards holds a gun with a silencer aimed at him, three  men have their weapons drawn, the other guards are on the ground not moving.

    Interesting. Noah sits back on the couch without saying anything. I thought staying at Marisa’s villa would buy me some time. Well, I’m glad I have a back up plan. “So, will your boss be arriving soon.”

   The man doesn’t answer but texts a message to his boss, Gunnar Hedwig. When he finishes he responds, “Should be.”

   Noah nonchalantly points to a silver cigarette case on the glass coffee table, “Do you mind if I have a smoke?”

  The man nods while keeping his gun aimed at Noah’s head.

   Noah has a complicated expression as he glances at Johan on the floor next to the coffee table, his blonde hair dyed red from the blood streaming out of the bullet hole. He is lying on the pristine white carpet that is slowly being drenched in his crimson colored blood. Johan’s handsome face is frozen in death with his startling blue eyes wide open.Noah has a momentary flash of regret for not anticipating his men might be infiltrated. Johan has been with him for several years and was an extremely loyal man. He lights his cigarette then puts the silver case back on the table.

Noah inwardly curses, Goddammit! Hedwig found out. Obviously the guards are part of Hedwig’s Chronus Consortium. He angrily grinds his cigarette butt in the ashtray, I was so close to rectifying the situation… you fucking bastard. 

   Upstairs Marissa wakes up thirsty and rolls over to the side of the bed grabbing a half bottle of water. She gulps the water down then looks in the drawer for some medicine for her pounding headache. Urgh…I have no more water to take the pills.  She lazily gets up putting on her white silk robe she smiles, I wonder if Noah has returned? Then she  remembers Sara and her beautiful face has an ugly expression, the whore! Is he fucking the bitch!! Marisa runs out of her door, she hears Noah’s voice coming from the living room so she hurries down the stairs. When she gets to the bottom of the marble steps she sees the horrifying sight of Johan’s bloody head on her new imported Cloud White Ushminal carpet. Her shrill voice echoes through the room,EEEEEKKK! WAHHHH!.. MY NEW CARPET!”

  “..”  Hedwig’s guards look Marisa’s direction, the guard closest to her grabs her by her tangled blonde hair then throws her on the ground next to Johan. “Shut up!” He knows Marisa is Noah’s woman and can’t indiscriminately kill her although after the last few days of listening to her whining he would like to rip her tongue out. “Sit on the couch.”

  Marissa is on the bloody carpet eye to eye with Johan, she shivers as she crawls away from him then stands up. The guard roughly shoves her onto the couch, she lands next to Noah.  Coming to her senses she is terrified staring at the men holding guns.  Huddling next to Noah she whimpers, “Noah..what is going on.” 

   Noah pushes her off of him, “You stink. Get off me.”

   “But..but..” Noah interrupts her and growls, “Disgusting.” He might have tried to comfort her but one look at her smeared makeup and the smell of alcohol on her body makes him want to vomit. “I said get off. I won’t repeat myself.” Marisa obeys him and moves away.

He takes a drag off his cigarette pondering the difficult situation.Which man will arrive first. If Li Tian arrives first I can salvage the situation if it is Gunnar..it won’t be as easy. Fuck!

Adrien hears Marisa scream while he is waiting outside the guest room door for Sara to get dressed.  He silently moves down the hallway then observes the situation from around the corner at the top of the stairs. Damn! I told Johan to screen those new guys better. I didn’t like the vibe I got from them in Berlin.  Fuck! What should I do? Who are they working for anyway… Li Tian… the client? First, I need to make sure the girl doesn’t come out. They weren’t here when I arrived with the girl, they came in with Noah. Most likely they aren’t aware we are upstairs or they would have sent someone up to secure the area. I need to go to the guest room to ensure the girl remains quiet and then make decision as to what the best course of action would be to rescue Noah. He walks back down to the guest room without knocking he opens the door slightly glancing around the empty room.

 Sara is soaking in a warm bath. I am so tired and these bruises hurt! Why did CEO Zhou make me come to Milan with Li Tian! She carefully washes her bruised arm but just touching the tender skin hurts,”Oww.” The man is my unlucky star. Every time I am around him I end up in a miserable state! This time I will be lucky if that terrifying man downstairs doesn’t kill me for the fun of it. From his  bloody and dark aura he must have killed countless people with no remorse. How does CEO Li have a connection to him? She washes her hair as she sighs, I want to go home.

    Once inside of the guest room Adrien locks the door then sits on the couch, he calls François, “Don’t come to the front door. Some rogue guards have Noah at gunpoint downstairs and Johan is dead. The other guards are unconscious.”

   François bangs his hand on the steering wheel of his silver Lamborghini, “What a fucking mess! Who is behind this!”

  “I don’t know, I doubt it is Li Tian or they would have immediately searched for the girl. Do you have any ideas? They aren’t aware I am upstairs in the guest room with the hostage.”

   “Let me think.” François breaks out into a cold sweat; the man behind this must be the client. The car swerves as François becomes distracted thinking about what he should do. He barely misses a truck in the other lane as he regains control of the sportscar. Goddammit Noah doesn’t pay me enough to deal with all this shit! He must have a contingency plan, I told him it was risky partnering with that jackal Malouf! “Okay, you say you are upstairs with the woman?”

   “Yeah. why?”

   “I’m calling Li Tian. I will change the meeting place for the exchange to that small Inn on Cyprus Road. Once I have the location of the trucks…” Hmmm….shit.. I can’t call Noah obviously and he has the contact information for the client. How can I find out?

     When François doesn’t continue, Adrien impatiently questions him. “Then what?”

    Sara suddenly comes out of the bathroom wrapped in a bath towel. Adrien jumps up from the couch and covers her mouth with his large hand before she can scream. His voice is low as he whispers in her ear. “Shhhh..don’t scream or talk. If you do I will snap your pretty neck.”

    Startled, Sara clutches the blue bath towel tightly around her slender body. She shivers, from the murderous aura surrounding him right now he would do it. Looking up at Adrien she nods in agreement then with her blue eyes wide in fear she nervously points to the clothes on the chair.

“…” Adrien’s face turns red, he was too preoccupied to notice Sara is standing there only covered by a short towel.



Wait For Me

    Sun Peizhi sees it is Sara calling he breathes a sigh of relief, “Sara where are you?”

    Sara can hear the worry and concern in his voice, “I am at a small cafe called Little Vito’s .”

    “Wait for me. I should arrive in five minutes.”

   “Okay, but I should let you know I am no longer working for CEO Li.” Sara gives the woman her credit card to pay the bill at the front desk then proceeds to the door while talking with him. “And..I won’t go back to the hotel.”

   “You can stay at my friend’s apartment. I don’t care if you quit, we are friends, you shouldn’t be out at this time of night by yourself. Stay inside the cafe, I will be there shortly.”

   Sara is already standing on the sidewalk outside the cafe, she peeks behind her and the cashier is locking the door. “Okay.” Well, I can’t go back inside, I will be fine waiting here for Sun Peizhi. The area around the cafe seems deserted but at least it is well lit. Staying at his friend’s apartment will save me some money not having to pay for a hotel tonight. I will need to find a way to repay Sun Peizhi for all he has done for me. She chuckles, it is too bad he has a girlfriend or I could offer to pay him with my body haha..

   Sara’s arms have goosebumps, shivering she wraps her slender arms around herself, it feels much colder than before I went into the cafe.  Looking down the empty street it dawns on her the cold faced guard must have sent Sun Peizhi to pick her up..or did Li Tian? Did he wake up and wonder what happened to me? He was gentle in the gazebo and protective of me when the man attacked us pushing me behind him. I will ask Sun Peizhi. Sara’s heart tightens and she has a strange feeling thinking about Li Tian. I’m just concerned..that’s it. I don’t actually care about him do I? She shakes her head and laughs..that’s ridiculous…

   The Bentley Sun Peizhi is driving gets stuck behind a large delivery truck with a flat tire blocking the narrow road. The veins bulge on his forehead watching as a muscular man wearing jeans and a leather jacket bends down looking at the tire. Impatient to find Sara he sticks his head out of the window yelling in Italian, “Move the fucking truck over!”

   The delivery man angrily shakes his fist towards Sun Peizhi then points to the tire and the back of his overloaded truck. He stares with bloodshot eyes at Sun Peizhi then responds in a booming voice,  “If I try and all my vegetables fall out will you fucking pay me for my loss asshole! My brother is on his way, shut the fuck up or I will shut you up!” He throws off his leather jacket then rolls up his sleeves exposing his tattooed muscular arms to intimidate Sun Peizhi. I have been driving all day to deliver this produce and fresh fish to the Postino Hotel I am not in the mood for some rich foreigner to fuck with me! 

   Sun Peizhi would like to get out and beat the shit out of the man to vent his anger that has built up over Sara being left alone on the street, but he doesn’t have time. Fuck it there aren’t any pedestrians, he turns the wheel sharply then backs the car up. Positioning the car with two tires on the road and two on the sidewalk he attempts to get around the truck. He barely squeezes by scraping the side of the Bentley on the truck. Once he maneuvers around he speeds up, one more street and I will be at the cafe. He smiles as he looks in his rear view mirror, the delivery driver is stomping around the dented side of the truck waving his arms and cursing.

   When he arrives at the cafe he sees the shades on windows pulled down and a closed sign on the door, The interior is dark with only a small light still on inside of the cafe. What the hell! He puts the car in park then jumps out dashing over to look in the small window in the door. He presses his face to the window unable to see anyone. He turns around walking down the sidewalk while surveying the area to see if Sara is standing somewhere. I told her to stay in the cafe to wait foe me! Even if they were closing she should have asked for them to stay open for a few more minutes! Goddammit! Where is she?

   Sara blinks her eyes trying to understand what just happened. She can’t move her body but can tell there is a tall man dressed in a black suit sitting next to her in the backseat of a small car. He must be the man who stuck me with a needle when he grabbed me from behind outside the restaurant. She is unable to move or speak, these must be the same people who attacked CEO Li. Oh my god! Why would they abduct me..wuwuu. Sara closes her eyes to try and calm down. They must think I am important to Li Tian, but I’m not..wuwuuu..I’m just a little secretary..not even his secretary..

   Meanwhile at the Bellini reception on the patio, Karin’s face is flushed red and she is breathing heavily. She pulls on François Baranne’s suit coat seductively rubbing her breasts onto his chest. “I need you..what will it cost? Name your price.”

   François is is a devilishly good looking man especially when he smiles. Drooling looking at him Karin is mesmerized by his flawless face and brilliant smile, “François, someone drugged me I don’t know how..please, what do you want? You are the only man here I trust.” 

  His voice is low and sounds seductive as he whispers with a slight French accent, “Take your fake breasts off me. And if you don’t remove your hand I will break every bone in it.” François is disgusted by Karin and only is talking to her to find out about the location of the arms shipment. He was sent by Madame Olga’s German partner Noah to find out where the arm shipment is hidden Li Tian hijacked.

   His hot breath spraying on her exposed neck is sending an electric current down her body. She touches her  breasts, “I have never had any complaints.”

   He smirks,  “Get one of your bodyguards. The one coming from the garden towards you looks quite virile. I’m sure his stamina is good.”

  Karin looks in the direction he is looking and sees one of the men she sent to subdue Li Tian. He has a worried look on his face as he approaches. Karin tries to control the drug inside of her, if she doesn’t get that arms shipment back she will be in big trouble with her mother, Madam Olga. “François don’t go anywhere.” She hurries over looking around for the other men she sent, she raises her eyebrow, “Why is it just you?”

   “Li Tian’s bodyguards arrived and we were unable to grab him.”

   Karin doesn’t hesitate and slaps his face twice, “ “Incompetent!”

    François watches from the side then walks away, What a stupid cow. It is almost unbelievable her mother is the shrewd and calculating Madam Olga. Such a shame that an ambitious and smart woman like Olga Hamid gave birth to such wastes. Out of her three children only Rashid has any brains at all. Although he is a perverted asshole he can at least be regarded as competent working for Amir as his right hand man. Why she let this idiot daughter handle the situation is beyond my comprehension. Not only did the fucking slut let Li Tian get away she is salivating like a bitch in heat from being drugged carelessly with an aphrodisiac. Fucking shit! He looks for a server carrying a tray of drinks.This could have been such an easy mission without her interference!

He takes a glass of wine and continues to watch Karin and her guard, apparently Madame Olga doesn’t trust Noah, but sending her brainless daughter? Absolutely ridiculous decision! Before he could negotiate with Li Tian he was thwarted by Karin, his man witnessed the entire debacle between Wu Jin and her assassins then reported back. Luckily, the woman who was with Li Tian was spotted heading towards the mansion, his man was able to brush against her leaving a tracer on her dress. François decided to kidnap Song Sara to use as leverage to find the location of the arms.

   After he walks away he makes a phone call. “Did you get the woman?” 

   “Oui.”

   “Take her to Noah, he arrived an hour ago from Berlin, he is at Marisa’s villa.”

   The man raises his eyebrow glancing at Sara, Marisa?.. His emotionless face changes when he hears her name..Noah’s woman is a jealous vain bitch, He looks at Sara, she  won’t like seeing this woman’s naturally beautiful face. I hope Li Tian agrees to the exchange quickly. Adrien is a mercenary but usually only works transporting arms, this is the first time he has kidnapped a woman and feels uncomfortable thinking of Marisa torturing Sara. But, I was partially responsible for the loss of the trucks so I am lucky Noah didn’t kill me on the spot.

   He instructs the man driving the car, “When you get on the highway take the second exit, the villa is located at the end of the wooded area.”

   Sara understands some French but the man next to her is speaking too fast. Why did a Frenchman abduct me? The men in the garden fighting with Li Tian’s guard were Russian.

   At the Lattorio Hotel Li Tian slowly opens his eyes, he rubs the back of his head and feels a lump. Shit! Right…the little woman was dragging me and I knocked into a rock with my head. He has a slight smile as he recalls Sara gently pulling the flowers from his hair while talking nonsense. He looks around the room. Where is the little idiot? He calls out, “Wu Jin get in here.

   Wu Jin just returned from getting stitches and is sitting on the couch in the living room with Tang Qiang. He keeps his voice low, “No word from Peizhi about the girl?”

    Tang Qiang shakes his head, “No.”

    Wu Jin gulps down his saliva as he hesitantly walks into the bedroom, “Boss.”

    “Tell Song Sara I am awake to come in.”

    Wu Jin scratches his head, “Not here.”

   Li Tian stands up to go to the bathroom, still a little weak he holds onto the table to steady himself. Reaching for a water bottle his voice is hoarse, “What the fuck do you mean not here! Didn’t she come back with me?” He vaguely recalls hearing Wu Jin talking to Sara before he fell unconscious.”What, she wanted to go to the Grand Palace? Okay, I will take a shower then take me there.” 

  “Well no. She wanted to get out of the car so I let her off by the Postino’s Hotel.”

   Li Tian’s eyes narrow and killing intent fills the air, “You just let her out of the car!” He hurls the water bottle at Wu Jin hitting him in the chest water spraying all over his clothes.

   Wu Jin didn’t dare dodge and stands frozen in place his shirt drenched. “I was only concerned about you Boss. She insisted.” What I am saying is true I am simply leaving out some details.

   Li Tian doesn’t think that makes sense, Song Sara was obviously very concerned about me. She risked her life to save me. Why wouldn’t she stay with me? 

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