Chapter Twenty Nine
Emma’s POV.
It’s been four days since Edan took me for shopping. I don’t know what just happened to him but he was acting a little weird that day. During these four days, we haven’t talked a lot beside our professional talk. I tried to talk to him but he was always too busy in his work. I was feeling a little worried about his behavior.
Is he mad at me? Or angry? But why? I hadn’t done anything. I need to know what’s bothering him.
I heard the door open and looked up to see Edan. My heart skipped a beat by looking at him.
Why does my heart do that every time
I see him?
Stupid heart!
“The charity event will start at 4 pm. Be ready by that.” He said in a calm but ordering tune and left my office.
Charity Event? Oh…! I totally forgot.
A charity event was to be held at 16th of November. That means it’s today. I looked at my watch to see the time. I had three hours before the event starts. I hurriedly finish my work and went to my apartment after informing Edan.
Kate was still at work. Her relationship with Jim was getting better and I was happy for her.
At least, someone had found her
I looked at my wardrobe to see what to wear for the event.
It should be decent, not too revealing
and comfortable.
I took out three dresses. One was black with a neckline, the other was red which was strapless and the last one was purple which Edan bought me, it had a deep V shape from above and was sleeveless. After looking at them for like half an hour I decided to go for the purple dress. It was simple and I liked it.
I took a shower and shaved my legs and arms. I put on my bathrobe and wrapped my hair in a towel.
I looked at the clock.
“Only half an hour left before the event starts,” I whispered and went into the kitchen to eat something. I drank a glass of juice and ate an apple. I hurriedly changed into my attire and looked myself in the mirror. It showed a little of my cleavage but not too much and it was comfortable. I decided to let my hair fall straight and put on some liner and mascara. I put on my silver and purple 5″ inch heels, put on a thin layer of my strawberry lip gloss and there I was ready.
I dropped my Samsung phone and lip gloss along with some tissue papers
in case of some emergency in my silver clutch. I heard a horn and took a glance at my watch to see exactly 4 pm.
Edan and his punctuality…
To say that I was not nervous would be an understatement. Because I was way too nervous, first because of the event, I had never been to such events. And second, because of Edan. He always makes me nervous, whenever I’m around him, and whenever I’m alone with him.
But you won’t be alone with him in
Charity event… There will be
hundreds of people
I heard another horn and went out of my apartment after locking the door. I was excited to see Edan. But to my dismay… It was not Edan, it was his driver.
Uuh… Why? Poor me!
“Madam, Sir had sent me to pick you up.” He replied and I nodded, getting in.
We stopped in front of Edan’s building. After sometime Edan came out and my silly heart again flipped at the sight of him.
Seriously! Stupid heart! Stop it! I
order you to stop it!
He was looking way too handsome in a black suit. His one hand in his pocket and in another hand he was holding his phone. He was wearing black shades.
He sat beside me and the car started. Hundreds of butterflies started dancing in my stomach and I couldn’t bear to look at him because it seems like he was in a bad mood. I could tell there was something disturbing him.
We stopped in front of a five-star restaurant and the driver opened the door for me. I came out followed by Edan. As soon as we came out of the car, hundreds and thousands of flashes and clicking of cameras started.
It was difficult for me to open my eyes in this much brightness.
Hundreds and thousands of questions were thrown at Edan.
“Mr. Wilton. Who is this girl? Is she your girlfriend?” One of the reporters asked and I instantly looked towards Edan.
However, he didn’t reply and just smirked looking towards me. I could not see his blue eyes because of that black shades he was wearing.
Everyone shouting. “Mr. Wilton. Is she your fiancé.?”
“Mr. Wilton. What is your relationship status now?” And Blah… Blah…
Seriously! What’s their problem? Why
are they involving them in his private
matters? And moreover why they are
suspecting me as his girlfriend or
I was being pushed by the crowds when suddenly a warm hand caught mine and made me escape from that crowd.
I looked up to see Edan. We entered into the hall, Edan still holding my hand. The hall was fully decorated and it looked beautiful. He let go of my hand and I felt a little disappointed.
Emma… Why are you acting this
way? Are you falling in love with him?
Why are you not staying away from
him? Why does your heart want to be
with him? Why are you behaving this
strange? Why?
“This is my PA. Miss James.” I came out of my trance and looked up to see a man who was around 30 looking towards me with a creepy smile.
“Hello. Miss James. I’m Mr. Turner but you can call me Daniel.” He said with that creepy smile and shook hand with me.
When I felt that he was not having any intention to let go of my hand I pulled it away.
“Maybe we can hang out sometime. Miss. James.”
“No. Miss. James is not free. We had a really tight schedule.” He said in a rude tune and I looked at him to see his jaw tightened.
“Well. Too bad, but still here’s my card.” He handed me his card and after winking towards me. He went away.
Edan snatched the car from my hand and tore it into two pieces.
“You are no going out with him.” He said in an orderly manner and went towards the table.
What has happened to Edan? Why is
he acting strangely? Why is he
behaving so demanding? Where is
the nice and sweet Edan that made
me laugh , that made me smile? I
want that Edan back…
I swallowed a lump in my throat and went towards the table. I sat beside him. He was talking to a man sitting in front of him.
“I would thank you all for coming to this event. Your presence means a lot to us.” Everyone turned their attention to the person speaking.
“The money which you will donate will be used to diagnose cancer patients. Your money will help those people who think that they cannot survive and they cannot live. The children which are suffering from cancer are our children and it is our duty to help them.” Everyone was listening to him. His speech was really motivating and emotional.
“In the end, I will again personally thank you all for helping our poor children. These children are the shining stars of our country and we are the light of hope for them. Thanks again.”
Everyone clapped and welcomed. After that dinner was served. I was not in the mood to eat, there was only one thing disturbing me.
What the heck is wrong with Edan?
Why is he not talking to me?
I just drank a glass of juice and didn’t eat much.
“Excuse me.” I turned my attention to a young girl.
“Yes?” I inquired politely.
“Are you a PA?”
“Uuh… Yes, I am.” I replied still confused.
“Please follow me.” With that, she turned around and I followed her. She led me to a room which looked like more of a dressing room. There were many women standing. Everyone was looking beautiful. Some of them were wearing too short dresses and some were wearing too revealing. I, on the other hand, looked different from all, for I wasn’t wearing a too revealing dress nor it was too short. My dress reached mid thighs.
“Your number is 20.” The girl said.
Wait… 20? What number?
“What number 20?” I replied with full confusion.
“Your turn is the 20th and last turn.”
“What turn?”
“Haven’t you read the invitation Miss? There is going to be an auction. So be ready.” With that, she rolled her eyes and sashayed out of the room.
I recalled what I read on the invitation.
It is compulsory for all PA’s and
secretaries to participate.
S–t…! So, it was to participate in this d–n auction.
What the hell?
“No. 1” I heard the speaker and the lady which I guess was around 22 went out.
I could hear them saying.
“2000 dollars? 3000 dollars?…. Okay, this beautiful woman is sold to that man for 35,000 dollars for a dance.” For a dance? Oh, thank God. It’s only a dance and I don’t know how to dance so it will not be a biggie.
“And for one night.”
WHAT??? A Night? A F—–g NIGHT?
No… No… I can’t just spend one
night, one whole f—–g night with a
total stranger. I must get out of
here… But how?
I looked around to see if I could escape from this room. But there was no way out, people were everywhere. And moreover, I don’t know anything about this place. I may get lost in here. Aah… Where I had trapped myself???
“No. 10.” By and by the room started to empty and now only two of the girls were left.
What if nobody wants to buy me. Well… That will surely be a relief.
Because I’m not as beautiful and
sexy as other girls. So, I may escape
from this. Luckily… I hope… Oh,
God… Help me.
“No. 20.” Well… Here goes everything.
With shaking legs I went out on the stage.
“So for Miss. James. Shall we start from 1500 dollars.? Anyone?”
Oh… Please. Just don’t buy me. I’m
hideous. You won’t get anything from
“I’ll buy it.” Mr. Turner said grinning.
Oh, No…! Not him… Anyone but him.
“I’ll give 2500” came another voice and I turned my head to see no other than Mr. Brown.
Double s–t!
“4000 dollars.” Came another voice.
And this thing went like forever.
“6000 dollars.” Mr. Turner said smirking, looking at me.
I just hate him…
“8000 dollars.” This time Mr. Brown said.
Come on old man. Look at your age.
“10,000 dollars.”
“30,000 dollars.”
“WOW… 30,000 dollars? Is there anyone who can give more?” The person standing beside me said into the microphone.
“70,000 dollars.” Mr. Brown said and Mr. Turner raised his hand in defeat.
F–k you!
No! No…! I’m going to be sold to Mr.
Brown. I was on the verge of crying.
Please, not that bastard…
“Okay. This young lady is being sold to-”
“100,000 dollars.” A voice interrupted the announcement and everyone looked in that direction.
There I saw Edan standing, his hands in his pockets and he was leaning against the wall.
“120,000 dollars.”
Seriously old man… Quit it.
“200,000 dollars,” Edan stated, still in a calm posture.
Thank god. There didn’t come a big amount than this.
“Okay. This young Lady is sold to Mr. Wilton. Now you may have your dance partners and enjoy.” With that light become dim and a slow music started to play.
Still, on the verge of crying, I headed towards Edan. I was so scared, my heart beating faster and it felt like it will stop any minute now. What would have happened to me if I was being sold to that old Brown or to that Turner? This mere thought makes me shiver with fear.
I came closer to Edan. He was standing, looking at me. He was not wearing his black shades anymore.
I went closer and there I could not control anymore. I hugged him, my hands encircled around his waist and my head on his chest and some tears managed to escape from my eyes. I sobbed slightly, not looking at him. I was afraid of the situation which could possibly happen. They both give me negative vibes.
I felt Edan’s arm encircled around me and he kissed on my head.
“Emma… Stop crying. You are safe now. I will never ever let that happen. You are only MINE.” Edan said kissing on my head and I sniffled.
“Let’s go home.” He said and took my hand. We escaped from the back door. His driver was waiting there for us.
I was so glad that I was with Edan and not that bastards. But one thing was sure, I am never ever going to such charity events again.
to be continued……

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