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“Ahhh!” Kan screamed and released my hands and grabbed hold of his temples. His face looked agonized with pain. I felt frantic, confused, I didn’t know what to do next.
Kan had just finished confessing his love to me.
We met a few months back at a conference, for designers and decorators and event planners. He was just standing there at the entrance as I entered, dressed to impress. My ex-boyfriend’s parents own the company I work for. We broke it off because he was a cheating scum bag. I don’t know why I was able to stay with the company after our bad break up, but his mother had begged me and I couldn’t say no to her. Not to brag, but I knew their company needed my expertise and I was too stubborn to show how upset I really was about the break up. Plus, they raised me after finding me sitting in a street corner waiting for my older brother when I was 5. He never came back and I can barely remember his face.
I wore an ivory satin dress that matched the curve of my body. Mrs. Mone Montree picked it out and purchased it for me. She wanted me to look good for the event so that I would get noticed and make their company look good. It was like selling me as a product to get others to invest and hire us. I feel disgusted by it, but I have to do it. Who doesn’t need to make a living?
I was by myself, Mrs. Mone couldn’t make it. She had to fly out to meet with another investor in France. They had a huge event they wanted to plan in Thailand and wanted it top secret. I was the one who helped seal the deal on that, but Mrs. Mone said I had to connect with a company called Thepmahasorn. The owner is Kan Kantarat Thepmahasorn. A bachelor, young, educated, and on the rise. He was rumored to be at the conference to hire a coordinator to run his anniversary party. I didn’t know much about him except for his name.
As I walked towards the entrance door, I noticed a very handsome man. His eyes were narrowed on me and I felt my heart flutter. He was gorgeous; I couldn’t help but glance back at him. His eyes were magnetizing. Next thing I knew, I tripped over my own dress and nearly fell forward, but strong arms caught me. His hands on places I felt uncomfortable with, but I turned to look up and it was him.
He smiled at me and I smiled back, embarrassed. Kan leaned down to whisper, “I’m just that handsome, eh?” My mouth flew wide open and all the cameras were flashing on us.
Kan helped me up and held his hands out to shake mine. I was pissed at him for whispering that in my ear. “What a cocky ass guy,” I thought. But then, he said, “My name is Kantarat Thepmahasorn.”
He was my target for the night. And I ruined it. Or so I thought.
I excused myself and went to the women’s restroom to calm down. I made myself walk back into the conference room. Many people were still whispering about me. I had let Mrs. Montree down.
Kan was called up to the stage to introduce his company. They were new, but everyone knew that shares for his company were more than enough to surpass those that have been around for years. I knew competition to get that job was all around me. I didn’t want to give up, but I thought it was already hopeless. I just walked around and looked at all the little presentations there. I even met some past clients who told me they’d like to hire us again. I told them to give us a call and I can make an appointment. My head was wandering as I went to grab a glass of red wine. Just as I turned around, Kan was there, and I spilled the wine all over his suit. “I blew it,” I thought.
But, he laughed it off and grabbed my wine glass and placed it back down on the table. He pulled me towards a side door and I didn’t know whether to scream for help or to go along with him. Maybe I had a little faith that he will still hire me.
The room we entered was a small little room. It was a VIP room made especially for him. “I’m going to hire you!” he said. I gasped. But he continued, “It must be fate.”
From then on, I never questioned why he chose me out of anyone there. We didn’t even talk before he hired me. Perhaps he knew my intentions. I’ll never know why. But I went to work with him every day, or he made me see him every day.
Two weeks into the meeting, I knew we had a connection. He showered me with praise and I could see how honest of a guy he was. He was kind. Everyone loved him at his company. No wonder he was popular. Kan seemed too good to be true. One day, he took me out to dinner and asked me to be his girlfriend. I hesitated since I just got out of a bad relationship, but I knew I had to move on and start all over.
6 months later, we threw the huge anniversary event. There, I met his fiancé. The one he never told me about. I felt very hurt by it. I had given him my heart and he destroyed it. Just like Pete Montree did. He used me. At that moment I thought, “luckily I didn’t sleep with the jerk.” I held in my anger like I always did with everything, but when the event ended, I had to rush out. I changed into a light flowy summer dress and walked out onto the beach to scream.
I walked out quite a ways. But I heard him calling me in the distance. “Na! Na! We need to talk!”
I crossed my arms and decided I must talk to him or else this will end stupidly. It’s best to end things on a good note.
He reached me and grabbed a hold of my hands. I didn’t pull back.
“Na, I’m sorry about tonight. I’m sorry I never told you. I have a fiancé. Someone who I don’t love. Our parents had us prearranged since we were young. She just came back from Australia and I even forgot all about her until she appeared tonight. Na, please believe me. Na, you are the water and air that keeps me alive. Without you, I cannot live. Just as I vowed to never fall in love, I fell for you. You came into my life. You can’t just leave it now! Promise me you won’t! I love you Na!”
Just like that, I didn’t have the chance to answer him. I didn’t get to tell him I promise not leave him. I didn’t get the chance to tell him I love him too. Just like that, he collapsed on the ground crying in pain.
Just like that, his secretary caught up and looked at me. He picked Kan up and took him away.
I ran after them and even found the hospital he was admitted to. But, his fiancé wouldn’t let me in. Everyone treated me like I never existed. Finally everyone left except for the nanny who I became close to. She let me in to see him. He was awake when I entered the hospital room. I smiled knowing he is calm now and to see him again.
“I promise to never leave you…” I started to say. But he raised his hand to stop me from speaking any further. His eyes glared at me angrily. “You’re the one that is here to blackmail me. Don’t fool me. My mom and my fiancé told me everything.”
I was awestruck. What was he talking about?