Chapter 1 – The Interview

The Red Kiss Cosmetic Corporation is one of the largest cosmetic companies in the world. It makes an estimated two billion dollars in annual sales. It employs over eight thousand people worldwide. Its corporate headquarters is located in downtown New ork in the RKC Towers . Its offices consume the entire building and runs around the clock like a !as "egas casino. #$eauty Never %leeps& is the motto you seen when you come through the main entrance. 'eep within its organi(ation is the e)clusive Red Kiss *)ecutive Club. ou don+t ask to ,oin- they ask you. The only way in is by e)clusive invitation and no one knows how that process works. ou can+t miss them because the members wear the coveted RKC $lack . /old diamond ring. 0ark %trausen is the 1resident . C*2. 3e+s a very tall 4+5& handsome gentleman with strong sculptured features6 ,et black well groomed hair- the perfect smile- deep dark eyes- and always well dressed in black custom tailored suits. 3e+s holding interviews today for an e)ecutive assistant. %o far none of the applicants have really sparked any interest or made him sit up and take notice until today. Today a very striking woman walked into his life and shook his world. #0r. %trausen- your last appointment is here.& %aid his secretary over the intercom. #Thank you Carol- send her in please.& he said standing- ad,usting his tie and cuffs waiting for her entrance. The door slowly opened with a gloved hand. %he walked in taking slow strides toward his sprawling desk. 0ark was immediately mesmeri(ed and smitten. %he is dressed in a black mini one piece- black stockings- mid length black gloves- a small black clutch under her arm- red lipstick- and shoulder length curly auburn hair. #3ello 0r. %trausen- I+m Katy 7ilson.& %he said pulling off her gloves reaching out to shake his hand in total confidence that she had his undivided attention. 3e was almost lost for words- a very rare occurrence for him. 3e reached out and shook her hand. #3ello 0iss. 7ilson - please have a seat. Can I get you anything to drink.& 3e offered while walking towards his fully stocked wet bar. #No thank you- I+m good.& #0ind if I8& he started. #1lease help yourself- I don+t mind. I+m sure it+s been a long day filled with interviews and here I+m the last one- you must be e)hausted.& %he said looking him up and down as he stood with his back to her fi)ing himself a drink. #9p until now I haven+t really seen anyone quite like you. ou must come from good stock.& 3e said dropping a couple of ice cubes in a short tumbler6 pouring it half full with scotch. 3e walked over to his desk and took his seat. #7ell- my father was a full partner with the %mith- 7ilson . Kline law firm ,ust a few blocks from here.&

# es- I remember having a few dealings with them over a couple of competitor acquisitions. 3ow is your father if you don+t mind me asking:& #3e+s doing fine. 3e+s getting ready to retire. Thanks for asking.& 0ark couldn+t take his eyes off of her as she looked intently at him when she spoke throughout the interview. *verything about her was made of the woman in his dreams. 3er laugh- her smileher eyes- the crossing of her perfect long legs- everything is perfect and in place. 3e knew before the interview was over that she was #the one&. #7ell 0iss. 7ilson - when can you start:& he said with a smile standing to shake her hand. # ou mean I got the position:& she gasped. # es- unless you have a better offer- the ,ob is your if you want it. $ut I understand if you need to take some time to think about it.& #No- um- I don+t need any time to think about it- yes- yes I accept. I can start on 0onday if that ;s satisfactory:& she said smiling pulling on her gloves. #0onday it is then. <ust spend a few minutes with Carol to fill out some basic paperwork on your way out and I+ll see you on 0onday.& 3e said smiling and thankful he hadn+t giving the ,ob to someone else. =she+s perfect+ he said to himself =,ust perfect+.

Chapter 2 – Funny seeing you here
It;s been two days since his interview with Katy. 3e couldn+t get her off his mind. 3e day dreamed during meetings of what it would be like to be with her. *ven at the RKC Club meetings she was caressing his mind. 3is wife "ivian didn+t mind him bringing new girls into the club- but having an affair was not an option. "ivian is known for her ,ealous rages over any woman that tried to come between them or over flirted with 0ark. $ut ,ust as a quick as she went off she would be apologi(ing and patched things up. 0ark actually liked her little tirades because it often led to awesome make up se). It+s >riday and 0ark is off to his happy hour haunt called The Realm. It+s a night club around the corner from the office. 3e goes there while "ivian is at her weekly total body spa treatment. 3e liked hanging out with the young RKC Club members and mingling with the #outsiders&. The place is packed as usual- the music is blaring from all sides- big screen T"+s displaying war and violent film footage. #%cotch on the rocks %helia?& 3e shouted to his favorite human blond bombshell bartender. 3e looked around at the crowd. #This is the life and we walk among them and they don+t+ even know it.& 3e said to himself feeling the pride of how far through evolution he and his clan had come. $ack in the old days they wouldn+t dare come out in day light much less dress in suits and run businesses. =It+s a new age and a new time.+ 3e toasted to himself holding his drink up in the air. <ust as he was putting it down he heard a familiar voice. #0ister %trausen:& 0ark is stunned and can+t believe his eyes. It+s Katy standing ne)t to him with a 0artini in her hand swaying to the music in the background looking intently at him as she did in the interview. #Katy:& he gasped in disbelief. #0ister %trausen- I can+t believe you+re here. 3ow are you:&

@gain 0ark is almost at a loss for words. 7hat was it about her that ,ust stops him dead in his tracks: No other woman has this affect over him- not even "ivian. #I+m- I+m fine and you.& 3e said quickly trying to gather his composure. #/ood- good. I+m looking forward to 0onday. I+ll be on time- I promise.& %he beamed. 0ark is like putty in the palm of her hands but she isn+t aware that he is. %he+s dressed in a black one piece late) mini dress that cupped her butt- a blonde wig- four inch spiked strappy heels- and red polished fingernails. #7hat:& she asked in a coy tone looking at him over the top of her 0artini glass smiling. #7ow- what a difference from two days ago.& 3e said looking her up and down. %he could feel his ga(e fi)ed on her. #7ell- it+s >riday and I+m out with my girlfriends- you know ,ust have a little fun and celebrating my new ,ob. I+m sorry if I+m offending you. ou probably have a professional e)pectation that must be maintained at all times if I+m to be your assistant& %he said looking down at the floor in near tears. #2h no- no- no- no- Katy- please& he said holding up his hand8 #I+m a modern man and these are modern times. !ook around you- most of the people in here are my employees. %ome are dressed in far more #out there& outfits than you.& 3e said trying to assure her. #Really: @re you sure:+ she said reaching for a napkin touching up her eyes. #Really Katy- it+s okay- now go back and tell your friends that your entire evening is on mewhatever you want.& 3e said putting the tip of his inde) finger under her chin waiting for her smile. %lowly she began to gradually smile feeling that 0ark was not lying to her. # ou are a great boss 0ister %trausen. I wont let you down- I promise.& %he said smiling walking backwards before melting into the crowd. %he blew him a kiss ,ust as she faded out of sight. 0ark ,ust stared at her until she was no longer in sight. =%hit- this is all I need.+ 3e said to himself ordering another scotch. A...This is all I need.A

Chapter 3 – Let’s do lunch
It+s 0onday morning and 0ark is up earlier than usual having coffee and reading the paper. # ou+re up early.& %aid "ivian coming downstairs walking into the kitchen. #I have a conference call with Nico and Natasha in /ermany.& 3e said trying to sound official while controlling his anticipation of seeing Katy. #2h- what+s going on:& #They want to go over the new maga(ine ads for the >all issue. It+s going to the printers in two weeks.& #7ell- have a great day- tell them I said hi. I+ll be in later this afternoon around two o+clock.& %he said pouring herself a cup of coffee then picked out the fashion section of the paper before heading for the living. #2kay- see you later.& 3e said grabbing is brief case and keys.

The office is already filled with RKC e)ecutives busy looking intently at their 1C monitors. #I+ve got a ten million dollar order- yeah baby- yeah?& shouted "ilhelm- one of 0arks top producers. #0y man?& shouted 0ark giving him a high five as he passed by. 0ark changed his shirt and tie when he got to his office. 3e didn+t want the scent of "ivian+s perfume linger on him today. =Today is all about Katy+ he thought to himself while buttoning up the fresh new white shirt. 3e keeps a private locker of a do(en shirts and ties in the bottom of the wet bar. #0r. %trausen- Katy is here.& said Carol over the intercom. #Thank you Carol- give me five minutes then send her in.& # es sir.& Katy sat quietly on the large high back leather chair and stared at the large black door of his office. %he was dressed to the nine+s and ready to blow him away on her first day. 3er father took her shopping over the weekend. %he+s dressed in a stunning white 'onna Karan with a large four inch black waist high belt- black gloves- black and white 0anolo $lahnik high heels- and a matching 'olce./abbana bag. #0r. %trausen will see you now 0iss. 7ilson.& %aid Carol in a soft voice. #Thank you Carol.& %he said standing ad,usting her belt before going into 0ark+s office. #/ood morning 0r. %trausen.& %he said e)tending her hand to shake his. 3e ,ust stood and looked at her. 3e couldn+t find the words to respond. %he was more striking that he ever imaged. #0y- my Katy- you are dressed to kill this morning.& 3e finally said slowly releasing her soft hand. #2+ I bet you say that to all the girls around here 0r. %trausen.& #Trust me- you look awesome. I took the liberty of ordering coffee and tea- would you like a cup:& he offered looking at the tray. # es- but please- allow me. @fter all- I am your assistant.& %he said. 3is eyes followed her as she walked over to the tray and pour them both coffee. #%ugar:& she looked over her shoulder at him. 3e grinned admiring her slender hips and perfect calves. %he knew he was looking at her. # es- two please.& #3ere you go. %o what+s on our agenda today:& she said handing him his coffee then sitting in the ad,acent chair ne)t to him. #7ell- I had Carol upload my full schedule in your blackberry that you must have with you at all times.& 3e said handing it to her. #2ur first appointment is an hour. I+m meeting with some new buyers from 0acy+s.&

# es sir- 0acy+s one hour.& %he repeated back to him scrolling down the appointment list on the blackberry. #Then I have a meeting with my banker after that. ou won+t need to attend. Then off to lunch.& #!unch: @m I attending lunch:& she said looking up from the blackberry. 0ark smiled and nearly laughed a little at her question. # ou don+t have to. It+s ,ust me. I+m going to The Capital /rille.& 3e said wanting to ask get to go with him but held back. #/reat place. It+s daddy+s favorite.& %he replied smiling. #7ell- if you don+t have plans- you+re free to ,oin me if you like.& 3e finally asked sensing it was now or never. #%ure- my day revolves around you. I want to learn as much as possible.& %he said. #*)cellent- then let+s say BCDEF we meet in the lobby:& #BCDEF- lunch- it+s in my blackberry.& %he said smiling taping the screen. 0ark+s on cloud nine. 3is day has started off ,ust as he planned. Their meeting with the buyers was a chance to see her in action and she was flawless. 0ark is eyeing the clock as the meeting with his RKC staff was coming to an end. =%hit- come on BCDEF+ he thought to himself watching the red second hand on the clock sweep around in what seemed like an eternity. #7ell- if we have nothing else to discuss- meeting is ad,ourned. Keep up the good work.& 3e said standing watching the clock as he walked out the door. =/ood- I+ve five minutes to spare.+ he thought to himself. #Carol- I+m stepping out for lunch. I;ll be at the Capital /rille.& 3e said walking quickly past Carol+s desk. # es sir 0r. %trausen.& %he replied handing him his blackberry. 0ark watched the numbers trickle down. 3e stepped out of the elevator and began looking around for Katy. =7here is she:+ he thought as he began to feel a wave of panic wash over him. The elevator bell dinged behind him. 3e turned around. 2ut stepped Katy with a smile. #$een waiting long:& she asked smiling putting on her gloves. #Not at all. <ust got off the elevator myself.& #%hall we go or has something come up:& she asked. #Nope- not at all. 0y driver is waiting out front. @fter you.& The /rille is filled with very familiar faces as 0ark and Katy walked to his private table. 3eads were turning as Katy strutted by. %he has all the men checking her out. #3ow are you today 0r. %trausen.& %aid 1eter the owner #"ery good 1eter. 1eter- this is my new assistant Katy 7ilson.& #I+m familiar with her and her father. 3ow are you today Katy:&

#'oing good.& # our usual 0r. %trausen:& # es& #@nd Katy- how about you:& #Tea please with two lemon wedges.& #0y pleasure.& GGGGG "ivian arrived at the office at Bpm and went to 0ark+s office. #3ello Carol- is 0ark in:& she asked pausing before opening his door looking at Carol. Carol was in shock and didn+t know what to say. "ivian wasn+t due to come into the office until much later. %he knew she hadn+t met Katy and the way Katy is dressed today shit would surely hit the fan. #Carol- is 0ark in:& she repeated. #3e+s at lunch 0rs. %trausen.& %he said trying to not look her in the eye. #2- with who:& said "ivian with a smile and slight concern. #@ 0iss. 7ilson- his new assistant.& %aid Carol. "ivian tightened her grip on the door handle then glared at Carol. #7ho the hell is 0iss. 7ilson and when did he hire her:& insisted "ivian feeling her ,ealousy building. #%he was hired late >riday afternoon. %he started this morning. 3e+s been interviewing applicants all this week.& %aid Carol trying to calm her down. "ivian released the door handle. #7here did they go:& #The Capital /rille.& #7ell- I guess I+ll go meet this 0iss. 7ilson since no one around here seems to inform me of the people we are hiring.& # es 0rs. %trausen.& %aid Carol in a low voice. #@nd don+t you call him and tell him I+m coming either- you hear me.& %aid "ivian pointing her finger at her then turned away. # es 0rs. %tausen.& "ivian is fuming. %he rushes to the elevator and impatiently started pressing the button. ACome the hell on?A she screams. %he heads straight for the front doors and to her private car. #Take me to The Capital /rille now and hurry it up.& %he barked out at her driver.

Chapter 4 – “ o! who’s your "riend#$
Carol knew "ivian was going straight to The Capital /rille and blow a gasket of epic proportions. "ivian+s threat of not calling 0ark is very real- but she is loyal to 0ark no matter what the circumstances are. %he watched the elevator numbers trickle down to make sure "ivian was gone before picking up her blackberry. =Three- two- one+ Carol recited to herself then quickly sent a te)t message to 0ark. =R*' $9!!HIBB J '@RT? %he quickly typed on the screen then pressed send. It was their secret code that they established whenever "ivian was on a rampage. '@RT meant'elete @fter Reading This. %he sent the same message to 1eter at The /rille. 1eter was use to getting these te)t as well. 0ark made sure that he was on the #alert& list. 0ark was about to order when his blackberry hummed with the alert. 3is e)pression alarmed Katy. #7hat+s wrong:& asked Katy looking at him then at his blackberry. #7e have a situation. I+ll e)plain later- but for now follow my lead and do e)actly as I tell you.& 3e said as calmly as he could not sure how much time they had before "ivian would arrive. #%ure- what do you need me to do.& %aid Katy reaching for her purse. #0y wife is on her way here. Remember when I said she comes with a warning:& # es.& #7ell- she is on her way here with a chip on her shoulder. I want you to go to the powder room and wait there. %omeone will come in and let you know when to come back to the table. 7hen you meet my wife ,ust go with whatever she says- show her respect and follow my lead.& #I understand.& %aid Katy scooting out from the table then headed straight for the restroom. 0ark looked up towards the front at 1eter. 1eter was looking down at this blackberry then looked towards 0ark+s table. $oth their eyes synched up as they nodded to each other. <ust as 1eter turned around "ivian is storming through the door. #/ood afternoon 0rs. %trausen.& %aid 1eter as pleasantly as he could. "ivian held up her hand and made a bee line straight for 0ark+s private table. 0ark pretended to be reading the menu. #3ello 0ark- where+s your friend?& she started in on him. 0ark calmly put down the menu and looked up at "ivian. #3ello darling- my friend:& he calmly replied. #Cut the shit- you know who the hell I+m talking about. our new little tramp?& she firmly said with her arms crossed scanning the room glaring figuring she was hiding at another booth. #"ivian- I+m having lunch with my new assistant if that+s who you+re referring to. %he+s dropping off the contracts from her fathers law firm- %mith- 7ilson . Kline. 3er father is %teven 7ilsonremember him: 3e was at our company anniversary party. They+re firming up the our new deal with <apan.& %aid 0ark coming up with a quick small lie.

#7hy didn+t you tell me about her: ou had all weekend. 7hat bull shit story you got for that one:& said "ivian figuring she had him in her cross hairs. <ust as he was about to answer Katy came to the table with an legal sealed envelop in her hand. #0rs. %trausen- well at last I get to meet you. 0y father has told me about you and here you are. 3e raved about you after meeting you in person at your companies anniversary party. I+m glad to be part of the team.& "ivian si(ed her up before responding. %he really admired her stunning dress and the 'olce./abbana bag. %he figured Katy is #daddy+s little girl& and would give her anything she wanted. $ut she had to make a statement and mark her turf. %he demanded respect. #%o- you+re the new hired help.& %he snipped at her. #7hy yes 0rs. %trausen- I started this morning. I+m dropping off the contracts that my father has reviewed and 0r. %trausen asked me to stay for lunch to go over them. Care to ,oin us:& "ivian had no defense for both of their stories. *verything looked legit and she couldn+t counter with any type of defensive response. #No thank you- I+m on my way to meet with the ad agency people. I+ll grab a bite to eat there. 7e+ll visit later- let+s say Kpm my office:& she said putting on her coat buttoning it up looking at 0ark then back to her. # es 0rs. %trausen- Kpm- your office- got it.& %aid Katy entering the meeting in her blackberry. #"ery well- 0ark- I+ll see you later.& #2kay honey.& %aid 0ark standing up giving her a kiss. %he smiled- hugged him and whispered in his ear. #I love you- you know that don+t you:& # es darling and I love you too.& "ivian left without any further words. Katy looked at 0ark and smiled. The backup planned had worked. 1eter had one of his staff take a legal envelop with blank paper in it to Katy in the bathroom with instructions on what to say. 0ark had his blackberry on #talk& so Katy and 1eter could listen in on the conversation. #%o- how was I:& asked Katy smiling. #1erfect. ou followed along ,ust well.& 3e said pushing aside the fake contact and envelop. #/ood thing she didn+t look inside the envelop.& %he said smiling knew she had won his complete trust and confidence. # eah- she would have went completely off and you would have been fired.& 3e said feeling he could now trust her with anything- even if it means covering up for any story he tells. 1eter came over to the table. #%o- what are we having today.& 3e asked smiling and winking at Katy. They order lunch and discussed how she should handle the meeting with "ivian at four o+clock.

Chapter % – The &eeting
"ivian is pacing in her office chomping at the bit to meet with Katy. %he keeps looking at the clock. # ou+d think she would be early for our first meeting.& %he said under her breath glaring at the clock for the tenth time. #0iss %trausen- Katy 7ilson is here.& %aid 0arsha her assistant. #/ive me five minutes- and then send her in- thank you.& %aid "ivian walking over to the window looking out at the city. #That+ll teach the little tramp who+s boos.& %he said smiling to herself. %he waited si) minutes then paged 0arsha to send her in. #/ood afternoon 0iss %trausen.& %aid Katy walking in stopping in front of her desk. #/ood afternoon Katy- please have a seat.& #Thank you.& #%o- how was lunch:& "ivian asked as soon as she sat down. #It was very good. It+s my father+s favorite place. I wasn+t e)pecting 0r. %trausen to pay for my meal. I could have easily had it charged to my fathers house account.& #'on+t worry about it. @fter all it was all business right:& %he said hoping to trip her up. # es it was. I dropped the contracts back off at my fathers office afterwards.& "ivian could feel the back of her neck getting hot. The more she looked at Katy the more peeved she was that she was at lunch with 0ark. %he wanted to make sure that Katy wasn+t trying to turn it to something more. #%o any more lunch plans this week:& "ivian asked glaring at her. #Not that I have scheduled.& %he said calmly looking at her blackberry. Nope- none so far. Carol uploaded his complete schedule into my blackberry and there+s no lunch listed.& #3is complete schedule- why do you need his complete schedule:& #0r. %trausen said that I+m to know his complete schedule at all times and to never be without my blackberry.& "ivian+s eyes widen at her response then she leaned forward over her desk. #!ook- ,ust so you and I are clear on one thing- you are his e)ecutive assistant and nothing more. If you have any other plans- be advised that I act swiftly and don+t need his permission to fire you or anyone else around here.& #I clearly understand 0iss %trausen. 0y plans are to grow with the company. I don+t see myself as an e)ecutive assistant forever. I want to learn from the best and who better than 0r. %trausen. 0y educational background is in International $usiness and law and I think I+ll be an e)cellent asset to the company in other areas in time.&

"ivian calmed down after hearing her response- especially the part about not being his e)ecutive assistant forever. #7ell- I think in time you+ll be able to move up in the company. I know I seemed a little over protective of 0ark today but I ,ust didn+t want anyone to get the wrong impression of seeing you two together. I+m sure you can see my point.& #I completely understand 0iss %trausen. Really I do.& #/ood- then I think that we+ve ended our little meeting on a good note.& #Indeed we have 0iss %trausen. ou have good evening.& # ou to Katy and thank you for coming by.& Katy left her office with a wicked smile on her face as she stood waiting for the elevator. #That bitch doesn+t have a clue about what I+m up to and she hasn+t seen anything yet.& %he whispered to herself looking at her reflection in the mirrored elevator doors. The doors opened with no one in the elevator which is what she was hoping for. %he pressed the 1arking level B button instead of going back to her office then pressed a speed dial number on her blackberry as she got closer to her car. #3ello 0ark: I+ll be at the Realm in twenty minutes.&

Chapter ' – “(ivian will never "ind out$
0ark was very impressed with the way Katy handled herself at lunch. $eing put on the spot like that and following the =on the fly plan+ further reinforced his decision to hire her. 7ell that and being drop dead gorgeous. 3e te)ted her to meet him at the Realm after her meeting with "ivian. 3e wanted to know how the meeting went and to make sure that whatever she discussed with "ivian would match whatever he would say to her later tonight at dinner. 3e knew "ivian would be grilling him about their lunch. 3e could see Katy walking towards him. 3e waved at her from his private table. #3ello 0rs. %trausen.& %he said sitting at the chair across from him. 0ark looked at her with craving eyes. #3ello- so how did it go.& 3e asked regaining his composure. #"ery well- I said and did e)actly as you told me.& #'id she buy it:& he asked an)iously downing the last of his scotch and ordering another one and a 0artini for her. #3ook line an sinker 0r. %trausen.& %he beamed feeling proud of herself. #*)cellent. /ood ,ob.& 3e said handing her a 0artini then picking up his scotch to toast her. #To your first day and a ,ob well done.& Katy looked 0ark in the eyes. #To a long relationship at RKC.& %he said clinking his glass.

#@bout RKC8& 0ark started8&3ave you heard about my *)clusive RKC members only club:& he arched is brow looking at her over his glass waiting for her response. #No- not really- I+ve seen some of the others wearing a ring like yours. $ut I afraid I don+t.& %he said looking and pointing at his ring. #7ell- it+s by private invitation only. No one ever knows when or if they+ll get an invitation- but I think you+re on your way to being a good candidate for membership.& 3e said sitting back looking intently at her. Katy knew a little about the RKC club. @ couple of the guys were talking about the club in the break lounge. %he flirted as much information from them as she could. %he knew they had been checking her out. #I hope that one of these days I+ll get the invitation. I+ll continue to work hard to prove to you that I am worthy of being a RKC Club member.& %he said crossing her legs- looking directly into his eyes as she took a sip of her 0artini. %he could feel him coming onto her and more importantly wanting her more than "ivian. #/ood things come with hard work and you+re on the right track. Keep up with me and covering my tracks like today and you+ll go far. @s my e)ecutive assistant- you more power that you think. $ut I+m sure in time you+ll learn how and when to use it. ou will know more about me than any one else. Carol has been with me for eighteen years and she is indispensable. %tick with me and you+ll become indispensable too.& %aid 0ark trying to gain her confidence and loyalty. The word #indispensable& was e)actly what Katy wanted to hear. %he could see her charm was drawing him to her but knew more time and demonstration of her loyalty would be required to make sure she would get an invitation to the RKC Club. #'on+t worry 0r. %trausen- you have my absolute devotion and loyalty to you and RKC. I+ll never let you down.& %he said with a wicked smile crossing her legs again but slower. 3e looked at her long perfect legs then back up at her. #@nd what of my wife "ivian:& he cautiously asked. Katy knew e)actly what he was asking. #!ike you said earlier today 0r. %trausen8# she paused and took the last sip of her 0artini then stood up to leave. #@ll I have to do is6 do as you say and follow your lead when it comes to her. I think that solves that problem don+t you:& 0ark grinned a devilish grin looking up at her. #Katy- we+re going to get along ,ust fine. I+ll see you tomorrow.& #9ntil then- en,oy the rest of your evening 0r. %trausen and I+ll see you in the morning.& %he said walking backwards so he could get a good long look at her then turned away.

Chapter ) – “I’ve got hi* wrapped around *y "inger+$
It+s been three weeks since Katy started and she has been proving herself to be more and more valuable and loyal to 0ark. 0ark is throwing a big bash for the sales team to celebrate a record sales breaking month this weekend at his mansion. Katy reports to his office for a review of today+s itinerary. #%o- what do we have on the agenda today Katy:& asked 0ark watching her dangle her shoe while looking at her blackberry. 3is eyes follow her long legs up to her thigh high black stockings with lace scallop edging.

#7e have two meetings this morning an hour each starting at ten o+clock- lunch- and then you have a meeting with your father at three at your country club and that+s it. I+ll be meeting with the caterers at three- the florist at four and I+m done for day.& 0ark could feel his lust for Katy building up to a near fever pitch thinking about seeing her at the mansion this weekend. 3e+s been pushing his sales team to reach sales goals so that he could put on this party ,ust to be her. This weekend is to be the weekend he wants to take things to the ne)t level and feels she+s ready. #%o are you e)cited about the party this weekend:& he asked trying to get a feel for her mood. #2+ yes 0r. %trausen- I can+t wait. I+ve been shopping around for the perfect gown but haven+t found anything that has really hit me yet. I+ve narrowed it down to three. I+ll make up my mind by tomorrow.& #*)cellent. I+m sure whatever you decide it will be ravishing. $y the way- good ,ob on the <apan deal. They signed the contracts last night. I received the confirmation this morning.& #2+ my /od they did: That is so awesome. 0y first deal.& %he said making small claps with her hands. #I+m glad I hit one for the team.& 0ark stood and came around his desk and sat on the left corner near her. %he looked up at him. 0ark felt like a ma,estic warrior being so close to her. 3e looked down at his RKC black and gold ring. #7ell- I think somebody might be getting closer to getting one of these soon.& 3e said looking at her slender neck and shoulders then into her blue eyes. 3e wanted to show her the tips of his fangs but felt all things would come in time. 3er eyes lit up as she looked at his ring then slowly up to his ga(e. #I+m working hard to earn one 0r. %trausen. I+ll be worthy- you ,ust watch and see.& 0ark arched his left brow- smiled and stood in front of her as she began to stand up to leave. They were standing so close together he could feel her breast slightly pushing up against him. %he intentionally waited for him to stand first so she could get this close. %he flipped her hair over her shoulder. The view of her white slender neck was into)icating. #%o- I+ll see you in conference room three in thirty minutes:& %he said turning away reaching for her portfolio and blackberry. # es- in thirty minutes- see you then.& %aid 0ark watching her leave. Katy slowly closed the door behind her keeping her eyes on him smiling. Carol is busy filing some papers when she came out. =I+ve got him wrapped around my finger and he wants me real bad- I can feel it- but I need to keep him on the edge until this weekend.+ %he thought to herself strolling down the hall. =It+s time to crank up the heat.+ @s she walks past "ivian+s office she glares at the door. =@s for you bitch- he+s going to be mine soon enough.+

Chapter , – The *eeting with Lord &arcus (on trausen

0arc went to meet with his father at the country club. The RKC Country Club is one of the best tour eighteen golf courses in the city. They acquired it ten years ago and had it totally renovated. The secret RKC clan meetings are held below in the royal lair forum. It spans the full length of the ten thousand square foot country club above. There are five private chambers- two ceremony chambers- and the grand coliseum room. 0ark could see his father in the library. 3e+s a very tall man standing si) foot eight inches- long ,et black and silver grey hair- steel grey eyes- and a full black and grey beard. 3e+s in very good shape considering he+s over four hundred years old. #>ather you wanted to see me:& he said walking up to bar fi)ing himself a drink. #0ark- good to see you my son.& 3is father said looking up from the fireplace. #1lease come ,oin me. 3ow you are doing:& #>ine father- business is good- "ivian- well "ivian is "ivian- and I have a new assistant that is working out- she is really grabbing the bull by the horns.& 3is father smiled8 #/rabbing the bull by the horns: I+m sure by that you meant business. I know all too well of "ivian+s temper. 3er half human side gets the best of her whenever she sees you with another woman. $ut you+d think by now she would know that the "on %trausen legacy requires us to have several women to bare our children. That+s how we have survived and evolved over the centuries. 7ithout the breeding we would not be able to walk in the light of dayeat table food- and prosper on the surface through the RKC Corporation. 7here does she think the ability to have the #good things in life& come from:& #I know father- I know. $ut it is through her that we started RKC remember:& # es I do and she+ll never let us forget it. 3owever- she still has not bared any children. Not one?& #Calm down father ,ust be patient. 7e will have a child one day.& %aid 0ark sensing his father+s frustration. #This Katy- Katy 7ilson- I hear she is from good stock.& %aid his father going over to the fireplace and stirring the coals. # es she is. I+m considering bringing her into the clan.& %aid 0ark pleased that his father brought her name up. #I think this would be good for you and the clan if you did. ou have my blessing.& %aid 0arcus turning away from the fireplace and embracing 0ark. #I want you to bare children my son. I want to see my grand children before I+m far too old.& #Now father- don+t talk like that. ou will easily live another four hundred years and your arms will be filled with grand children.& %aid 0ark looking into his fathers eyes. #7ell- don+t worry about "ivian6 I+ll have a talk with her.& %aid 0arcus walking over to the bar8 #I+m sure she+ll see things my way.& #>ather- I can handle "ivian.& #No 0ark. I will have a talk with "ivian and that is final. %he will not defy me or my decisions. I+m still !ord of the clan and what I decide is final and will not be challenged. @m I making myself clear son:&

# es father.&

Chapter - – “I need so*eone I can trust+$
"ivian is pacing in her office wanting for Trevor to arrive. #3e better get his ass in here in the ne)t five minutes or I swear I will8& #0iss %trausen- Trevor is here to see you.& said 0ary her e)ecutive assistant over the intercom. #*)cellent- send him in.& Trevor came in and stood in front of her desk feeling "ivian+s ga(e wash over him. =7hat is this about: @m I getting fired:+ he thought to himself waiting for her to speak. 3e+s been with the company for four years and one of "ivian+s many legion of brown nosers. %he chose him for his chiseled handsome model looks- blonde hair- blue eyes and he+s single- a big requirement for your plan. #Trevor- please have a seat. 'on+t worry you+re not being fired.& %he said smiling feeling in complete control. #I+ve had my eye on you for some time now and whenever I+ve needed someone for special assignments- you come through for me.& #Thank you 0iss %trausen.& %tanding up to come around to the front of her desk to face him- she continued8 #I like loyalty and I have always rewarded loyalty haven+t I Trevor:& # es 0iss %trausen.& #7ell- now I need someone for a very special assignment. %omeone that is willing to be my most trusted liaison. Is that person you Trevor:& she said coming back to her chair taking a seat. Trevor could feel his heart pounding hard in his chest. %mall beads of sweat began to form over his brow as he prepared to answer. 3e knew any answer other than yes would mean he would be branded by her scarlet mark and he+ll never get into the RKC *)ecutive club. # es 0iss %trausen- I+m the person for the ,ob. ou have my absolute confidence.& #I knew I made the right choice.& %he said leaning forward8 #Now here+s your assignment. >irstwhat we talk about from here on is strictly between us. ou are not to speak of your assignment to anyone.& %he said pointing a finger at him. #I+m sure you know of Katy 7ilson- my husband+s e)ecutive assistant:& # es.& #'o you find her attractive:& she said with an arched brow. Trevor+s heart skipped a beat at the question. 3e thinks she+s hot and had thought about asking her out but decided it wouldn+t be a good idea being that she was 0ark+s assistant. 2thers have tried to make conversation with her from time to time but she politely shuts him down. It+s like she+s on a mission but no one knows who she is pursuing- definitely not any one around the office that he could tell. %he did speak to him a couple of times in passing but that+s about it. 3e looks back at "ivian. # es 0iss %trausen. %he+s a very attractive woman. I+ve thought about asking her out but haven+t gotten around to it.& 3e responded cautiously.

#7ell- now it+s time to get around to it. I want you to try and gain her interest. I think if you increase your efforts you might get her attention.& "ivian can see the concern on Trevor+s face then continues8 #I+ll cut to the chase Trevor- I think she is trying to start something with my husband and I don+t like it. I can feel it. I don+t know what she+s up to but I+m going to put a stop to it?& "ivian could feel her ,ealously rising faster than she could control it. The sheer thought of Katy being in 0ark+s arms makes her feel like a volcano deep down inside. Trevor now reali(es that he is in a no win situation. 3e knows too much to back out and if he did she+d fired him on the spot. Then he quickly reali(es the opportunity to move up in the company and to get in the RKC Club is presenting itself now more than it ever will. If he did this for "ivian he+ll be set for life. Trevor calmly smiled and leaned forward. #'on+t worry about that problem anymore 0iss %trausen. Nothing else needs to be said. Consider it done.& ou got the right person for the ,ob.

@ slow grin begins to form on "ivian+s face as she looks at him. %he could feel his greed feeding his motivation which is what she was counting on. #"ery well- then I e)pect reports every two days from this day forward.& # es 0iss %trausen.& 3e said standing buttoning up his bla(er. #@nd Trevor:& # es 0iss %trausen.& #'o you have an invitation to the party this weekend at the mansion:& #No I don+t.& #7ell- see 0ary on your way out and she+ll see to it that you get one. I e)pect to see you there.& %he said feeling that he would keep Katy busy at the party. #That+s all- you can leave now.& "ivian went over to the wet bar and poured herself a drink- took a sip and felt her confidence rising8 =Now let+s see the little whore wiggle her tight skirt wearing ass out my grip now.+

Chapter 1. – “/i! I’* Trevor+$
Trevor went about the rest of his day trying to figure out how to get things started between him and Katy. 3e knew she went to The Realm club for happy hour nearly everyday. =1erhaps a few drinks and some sweet talk might open the door a little. I+ll drop by there after work and see if she comes by.+ 3e thought to himself watching her walk down to her office. Katy walks into her office and sees a large gold bo) with a wide black ribbon on it. #7hat+s this:& she said walking towards it smiling. %he pulled on the bow and lifted the lid and gasped at the beautiful <ovani evening gown and purse that+s inside. %he lifted it out of the bo) and held it up to herself. #2h my /od this is so beautiful- ,ust beautiful.& 3er phone rang. #This is Katy.& #'o you like it:& asked 0ark.

%he recogni(ed his voice. #'o I like it: I love it? ou didn+t have to get me this for me. 'addy was going to buy my gown.& #7ell- I made a few calls and found out that this is one of the three that you were considering and it+s my favorite. I thought this one said Katy the most. I hope you don+t mind.& #2+ of course not 0ark- I mean 0ister %trausen.& %he couldn+t believe she called him by his first name- but thought afterwards that it was a good test to see if she pulling him any closer to her. #It+s okay I think we+re beyond the formal names. ou+ll know when to turn it on and off. I+m sorry I didn+t get you shoes.& #'on+t worry about the shoes. I have plenty of shoes in the closet that will match this gorgeous gown. I can+t wait for tomorrow night. ou+re the best 0ark.& #7ell only the best for the best. morning.& #2kay- you too.& Katy picked up the bo)- gathered her things to leave for the day. Trevor saw her leaving with the bo) heading for the elevator. 3e figured it was best to ,ust show up at the club rather than ask is she was going. 3e watched the elevator numbers trickle half way down then made his way to the elevators. =Come on damn it.+ 3e said under his breathe pressing the down button several times. >inally the doors opened he dashed inside hoping the others riding down wasn+t going to press any other buttons e)cept 1arking !evel C. >ortunately no one did. 3e could see his car but could hear a couple of other cars coming from below in the lower levels. 3e quickly got in and sat low enough to see the other cars passing by. Katy+s was the second one. 3e started his car and pull out shortly behind her and followed her a couple cars back in traffic. #1erfect she+s turning right and heading for The Realm.& 3e whispered to him keeping an eye on her car. 3e slowed down long enough for her to park then pulled in and parked two cars down. Katy is at the bar ordering a drink. Trevor sees her then begins approaching her slowly. #3ey Katy- funny seeing you here- mind if I ,oin you:& #%ure- have a seat. 7hat+s up:& #<ust stopping by for a cocktail or two before heading home- had a good day. I+m making my goals this week.& #That+s good. Keep up that pace and you might get #the invitation& if you know what I mean.& # eah- I can only hope that happens one day. I+ve been busting my ass for four years and haven+t got one yet but I got a feeling one is my near future.& #7ell- I ,ust started with the company so I don+t see one coming my way for a while.& # ou never know.& 3e say+s finishing off his drink. #0ind if I buy us another round- my treat.& #%ure- I+ll have an @pple 0artini.& #%o- you got a date for party this weekend:& he said finally getting around to his assignment. ou have a wonderful evening and I+ll see you tomorrow

#7ell- sort of.& %he said thinking about the gown 0ark got her as she answered. #%ort of: Can+t make up your mind or waiting for someone else to ask you:& 3e was hoping she would say who #he& is so he could report back to "ivian. #7ell- I guess you could say we+re going to meet at the party.& #I guess that+s a date.& #7hy are you asking:& 3e couldn+t believe she asked him the magic question. It+s the perfect lead into asking her out for a date. If he could tell "ivian that he has a date with her she would be pleased and he would be that much closer to getting his invitation. #7ell- I was thinking that maybe we could take in a movie or something some time.& 3e braced for her answer. 3e figured he had a fifty fifty chance that she would say yes. Katy thought about his offer and figured she could use him to see if 0ark would have a reaction to her going out with another guy. =7ell- I said I needed to crank it up a notch and this is my chance.+ %he thought to herself before answering. #%ure- check with me ne)t week. I+m thinking maybe dinner:& 3e smiled liked like the Cheshire Cat in @lice in 7onderland. #'inner it is. 'o I make arrangements at the office or call you:& #3old out your hand.& %he said pulling a %harpie out of her purse then wrote her cell number on his palm. #There- if you lose it- then it wasn+t meant to be.& #7ell- that+s the good thing about a %harpie- the ink last a long time.& 3e said feeling like he was holding the heart of his kill in the palm of his hand. This will be undisputed proof to "ivian that she can count on him to get to Katy. #7ell- thanks for the cocktails. Call me ne)t week and we+ll see where we go from there.& %he said finishing the last of her 0artini and feeling her mission was accomplished. =1oor little idiot doesn+t even know I was playing him from the beginning.+

Chapter 11 – “0eed a ride to the 1all2$
It+s nearly time to get ready for the ball. Katy is standing under the shower feeling the dri((ling water wash over her body like a pouring waterfall. %he then begins to fantasi(e about 0ark being with her- feeling his hands stroking her arms- her hips- and her thighs. =2+ I can+t wait to feel him holding me- making love to me- and then gently piercing my neck for the first time with his bite. @fter that I will permanently his and his alone. @ virgin gift like no other he has ever had. I+ve been planning and waiting for this moment from the first time I saw him in daddy+s office signing papers. 3e is everything I have ever wanted in a man.+ %he stood back and looked at the gown that he got for her one last time before putting it on and began to smile- feeling that nothing will stop her tonight from having her pri(e. The gown fit her perfectly. 3er hair is pulled up with /reek /oddess ringlet+s cupping her face. %he slips on her shoes- reaches for her purse and looks at herself in the mirror to make sure everything is perfect.

%he feels and looks like Cinderella as she turns around in the mirrors. The full length gown that hovers ,ust above the floor is nothing short of drop dead gorgeous. The limousine is pulling up to her driveway to pick her up. #/ood evening 0iss 7ilson and may I say you look divine.& %aid the chauffer standing and holding the door open for her. Katy blushes slightly. #Thank you. I feel divine.& %he said with a beaming smile. %he held his hand as she leaned down to get in. #3ello Katy and may I say you look divine too.& %aid 0ark leaning forward to hold her other hand as she slid in ne)t to him on the long smooth black leather seat. #2+ 0y /od? 0ark? I can+t believe you+re here?& she shouted out of e)citement seeing him more handsome than she has ever seen him. The black tu)edo- crisp white shirt- black bow tie- black and gold RKC cuff links- he is so handsome she couldn+t take her eyes off of him. %he is at a loss for words. #7ell darling I couldn+t let you show up without a date now could I:& he said smiling holding onto her hand. Katy began to cry small tears. This is her dream come true and nothing can compare to it nor take away from it. #0ark- I don+t have the words to tell you how much this means to me.& %he said looking deeply into his eyes. #None needed- your e)pression is telling me everything I need to know and that is I am what you want.& # es- yes- it+s true- you are. I+ve wanted you from the moment I first saw you. I understand how things have to be but I don+t care. This is what I want6 this is what I have waited for.& 0ark pulled her closer to him then slowly and gently kissed her. %he falls hopeless into his kiss parting her lips to feel his lips press against hers. The kissed between them lingered like lost lovers that have found each other. They pull away from their kiss and embrace. #%hall we be on our way darling:& asked 0ark stroking her face softly. # es my love- let+s be on our way.&

Chapter 12 – 34hat the hell do you *ean that 5itch is here with &ar6####$
0ark and Katy could see the mansion as they began to pull up to the long sprawling driveway. /uest was getting out of there limousines dressed to the hilt. Their limousine pulls up the valet. #@re you ready:& asked 0ark taking a deep breath. # es more than ever.& %aid Katy kissing him one last time. Katy gets out first- and then 0ark follows buttoning his bla(er and waving to the applauding crowd. Katy loops her arm in 0arks as they began to walk up the long stairway leading to the main entrance. Trevor has arrived minutes before them and was about to step through the main

entrance when he turns around to see what the applause is about and sees 0ark and Katy coming up the stairs. =>uck me?+ he gasped to himself not believing his eyes. ="ivian is going to be furious. I better go tell her before she finds out from someone else.+ 3e turns and starts scanning the main room for "ivian. =%hit where is she: They+re almost here?+ >inally he spots "ivian talking to the head butler. 3e makes a bee line straight for. #"ivian- "ivian?& he softly shouts as he gets closer to her. %he turns around and gives him an annoyed look. #7hat Trevor- can+t you see I+m talking.& %he says through her clinched teeth. #It+s 0ister %trausen- he- he8& Trevor stammers fearing she+ll e)plode at him before setting her sites on 0ark. #3e what- has something happened to him- spit it out:& she said glaring at him. #3e+s with Katy.& "ivian squinted her eyes at him turning her head slightly in disbelief of what she thinks he said. #7hat in the fuck did you ,ust say to me:& #3e+s with Ka8& <ust as he was about to say her name again "ivian could see them walking through the crowd over Trevor+s shoulder. "ivian shoves Trevor so hard that he falls back onto the floor knocking a platter of champagne filled glass out of a passing waiter+s hand. #/et the fuck out of my way now? That bitch has crossed the line?& shouted "ivian looking straight at Katy. 0ark and Katy are strolling in greeting some of the guest and don+t see "ivian coming for them. The female guests are complimenting Katy on her gown. #2+ Katy that gown is beautiful.& #2+ yes Katy- simple divine.& "ivian grabs a serving dish of red shrimp cocktail sauce from a passing waiter. #/ive me thatnow get the fuck out of my way idiot. That bitch thinks she+s soooo fucking pretty- well let+s how she looks with a little red sauce over those perky tits?& said "ivian getting a good grip on the dish preparing to throw it on her. 0ark+s father stops talking to his guest when he sees "ivian cutting across the room with a serving dish in her hand making a bee line for 0ark and Katy. #1ardon please if you don+t mind- I have to go tend to something.& %aid 0ark+s father walking quickly away from his quest to intercept "ivian. 3e moves in a blink of an eye- a power that he has had since he was a little boy. #Now- now "ivian- let+s you and I go have a little chat shall we.& %aid 0ark+s father gripping her hand and taking the sauce away from her. #0arcus: I- I- I was ,ust taking that over to the other table.& %aid "ivian trying to throw 0arcus off. #That+s okay "ivian- that+s what the help is for. Now please allow me to escort you to my study for a little chat.&

#$ut 0arcus- look- look at your son?& said "ivian glaring and pointing at them as they continued to walk through the crowd totally oblivious to her rage. #That+s what we need to have our little talk about. Now come with me and don+t dare make a scene. I will not tolerate you embarrassing me in front of my guest. ou know what will happen to you if that happens- don+t you:& said 0arkus gripping her arm tightly while walking her to the study. # es !ord "on %trausen.& %aid "ivian in a defeated tone. #There- now that+s more like it. Now get your ass in the study. 'on+t let me have to tell you again.& 3e said pushing her towards the doors that opened automatically as they approached. "ivian looked over her shoulder at 0ark and Katy as the doors slowly closed behind her. %he knew what !ord "on %trausen was about to tell her.

Chapter 13 – “7veryone! everyone! the 5all is o""icially underway$
Three chime tones sounded repeatedly as the passing butler circulated throughout the crowd striking brass bells with wooden mallet. #*veryone to the main ball room please. *veryone to the main ball room please.& he repeated as he continued to walk through the moving crowd. !ord "on %trausen walks up the podium and taps the mike. #Is this on:& he said smiling at the laughing crowd as they began to applaud. #Thank you- thank you- you+re too kind. 1lease be seated. 7elcome to our home and our The RKC $all where we reward our outstanding employees. $efore we get started I+d like to thank our fine staff for once again putting together a fabulous gala for us. 1lease give them a hand8& "ivian is eyeing 0ark and Katy from across the room. Katy looks her way and smiles. # eah- go ahead and smile while you can you+re going to get yours and soon I guarantee it.& %he mutters under her breath glaring back at her. 0ark keeps looking ahead at his father. Katy e)cuses herself and leaves for the restroom. "ivian decides to follow her. Katy is touching up her lips when "ivian walks in glaring at her in the mirror. # ou ,ust think you got it all figured out don+t you:& started "ivian grabbing her by the arm turning her to face her. #!ook at me when I+m talking to you.& #Now "ivian- don+t be mad- I+m only going after what was yours and making it mine.& %aid Katy looking intently into "ivian+s eyes while forming a smug smile. # ou little bitch? 'on+t think for a moment that 0ark+s father can protect you forever. There are things about me that you don+t know and trust me I+m going to get rid of you ,ust like all the other little whores that try to come between 0ark- me and RKC. 2+ and here+s a little something I bet you didn+t know8& she paused then smiled8 #RKC e)ist because of me. I+m 0ark+s first and only wife so you can ,ust get those thoughts of him divorcing me to marry your little prissy ass out of your mind.& Katy smiled at her8 #7ell- I appreciate your little speech "ivian- really I do but- this doesn+t concern you. I+ve got 0ark and daddy wrapped around my finger and there+s nothing you can do about it. %o why don+t you

step aside and let things take its course. I know8 why don+t you go find yourself a nice little young stud and leave us alone.& %aid Katy sarcastically glaring at "ivian. "ivian crossed her arms8 #%o- you think you got it all figured out. 7ell hear me loud and clearthis isn+t over not by a long shot. I have my ways of getting what I want. Think about it8 I built RKC before you and 0ark came along and none of this would e)ist if it were not for me. %o if you think you can ,ust walt( in here and take what is mine you+re sadly mistaken honey. <ust watch me.& "ivian stormed out of the bathroom and went back to the reception. Katy ,ust stood for a moment and looked in the mirror. 3er confidence is shaken by "ivian+s last words ‘I built RKC before you and Mark came along and none of this would exist if it were not for me’. This is a small detail that she didn+t know. @ small wave of panic slowly passed over her like someone had ,ust walked over her grave. =7ell- I know one thing for sure6 once I have his baby she can+t ever touch me.+ %he said smiling to herself pursing her lips then went back to the reception to go ,oin 0ark-

Chapter 14 – “&ar6 we need to tal68$
"ivian walked up to 0ark and asked him to dance8 #2f course "ivian.& 0ark answered and led her out to the dance floor. #%o- your father filled me in on your arrangement.& #"ivian- my father is ,ust growing impatient with us not having his first grandchild. I tried to reason with him but he shut me down and insisted that he is taking matters into his own hands.& #I know- he gave me the same speech too. 3e ,ust wouldn+t listen when I tried to tell him that the operation last month was successful and in a couple of months I can get pregnant. I swear sometimes I hate him.& # ou don+t really mean that do you:& #No- it+s ,ust that he doesn+t trust us to work this out and that ,ust makes me so mad that he is interfering in our lives once again.& #7e can get through this "ivian. <ust trust me.& #'o you love her:& #!ook at me6 I+m only doing this out of respect for my father. 3e+s a proud old man with a big house and no grand kids running around at his feet. @fter he gets his first grandchild he+ll leave us alone. $ut to answer your question8 no- you have been my first love.& #I was so hoping to hear those words 0ark. I know that everyone thinks I+m the queen bitch around here- but I will protect what is mine. $efore you came into my life I had everything but felt like I had nothing. I+m a very proud vamptress although I+m half human I still carry the blood line of my clan in me. I promise you I+ll give you the child you and your father want. I swear it.& 0ark began to doubt his feelings for Katy after hearing "ivian+s deep words. 3e had no idea that she felt this way. They mostly talk about business most of the time when they+re together. It has been years since she has spoken so passionately about having a child and the clan.

3e held her back and looked into her eyes. %he smiled and titled her soft slender neck offering herself up to him. 3is fangs slowly began to e)tend the closer he got to her neck. #2+ yes 0ark- take what is yours.& %he whispered pulling her hair away from her shoulders and moving closer to his mouth. 0ark couldn+t resist her yielding to him. 3e began remembering how young and sweet she was when he first took her. %he was the sweetest virgin he had ever had. 3e suckled her several times that first night and made love to her like he never had before. %he makes him feel like the proud leader of the clan that he wants. #'o it baby- no one can see you8& she whispered #Remind me of my first time with you8& 3e couldn+t resist the last words from her lips. %lowly he began to nu((le her ear. #That+s it babynice and easy8& she murmured. 0ark softly began piercing her slowly as she gently levitated off the floor. 3er blood is as sweet as his finest wine. #I+m always yours 0ark don+t ever forget that...& Katy is in shock watching 0ark and "ivian locked together in their embrace. Tears began to well up in her eyes. %he could feel her heart and soul pounding with the pain of seeing them together. %he started taken fast short breaths and began to feel faint. #Noooooo????& she screamed at the top of her lungs then collapsed to the floor. 1eople quickly began running to her side. #/ive her some room- back up?& shouted a woman holding her hand and stroking her forehead. #Katy?& shouted 0ark as he left "ivian standing on the dance rushing to be by her side. #/et out of the way?& he shouted pushing and pulling people away in his bath. #Katy: Katy: It+s me 0ark don+t worry sweetheart I+m here.& 3e said as Katy began to slowly open her eyes. %he could see 0ark+s face. #Take me home- I don+t want to be here anymore.& %he whispered to him. #2f course sweetheart but for now ,ust lay still for a moment.& 3e said picking her up in his arms carrying her over to a sofa in the den. #*verything will be okay- I+ll be right back. I+ll go summon my driver.& 0ark ran outside to signal for his driver. "ivian walks into the den then slowly closes the doors behind her and walks up to Katy. #7ell little 0iss Katy- as you can see he will always desire me.& %he said pointing and tapping her neck where 0ark had ,ust suckled her. #%o no matter how much you may think you got him wrapped around your finger- I+ve got him in the palm of my hands so don+t ever forget that. 2+ and when he+s with you tonight remember one thing- he ,ust got done doing me first so that means you+ll be getting the leftovers8&

Chapter 14 – “1e gentle with *e! it’s *y "irst ti*e$
0ark and Katy arrived at her condo. Katy is still upset at 0ark for being so intimate with "ivian in front of her. %he invited him in to talk then turned and looked at him.

#7hy 0ark: I ,ust want to know why you did that to me: 7ere you testing my feelings to see if they are real: I thought I was special- someone you could trust and wanted to be with. 'o you know how that made me feel- do you: I don+t care some much as to what people were thinkingshit she+s your wife. $ut in front of me:& %he began breaking down into tears again turning away from him. 0ark+s head hung low. #Katy I know how that must have looked and I+ll be the first one to admit that if the rolls were reversed I+d be ,ust as upset. No- I take that back- I would be ,ealous. I would never want to see you with another man. I know that I am in no position to make such a statement but its how I feel. I+m trapped in a bo) that has no doors and no windows. %ure I look like the king of castle when I+m on the clock- but I have to maintain an image that everyone has to see in order to maintain control of RKC.& 0ark reaches out to Katy and pull+s her into his arms then continued. #!ook at me Katy- I+m don+t want to erase what we found and what we know is growing between us. ou are on my mind night and day. If you only knew how many times I have watched you sleep at night from your bedroom window and how I so badly want to slip under the covers to be with you all night and every night thereafter. Remember the words you said to me before the ball=I+ve wanted you from the moment I first saw you+. 'id you mean it:& 0ark stroked her face gently as he looked into her eyes waiting for her to response. %he wanted to look away but couldn+t. #2f course I do 0ark- I meant them then and I mean them now8 I+ve wanted you from the moment I first saw you. ou+re all that I think about everyday. I love seeing how powerful you are in meetings- the way you smile at me from across the room- the way you hold my hand secretly in the elevator and under the table. ou make me feel like I+m all that you want and everything that you need. $ut I+m a woman 0ark- a woman in love with someone that I have to share for now. <ust don+t show me the part that you have to share anymore6 from now on only show me the part of you that she can+t have and I+ll be okay with that.& 0ark slowly and gently kissed her. Katy began to cry as she kissed him back and said #I+m always yours 0ark. ou+re the only man that will touch me after tonight if you still want me.& 0ark picked her up in his arms and began carrying her up to her bedroom. #@re you sure you want this Katy- because there is not turning back once I take you. ou will never be a full human again ever6 your children will be half vampire and half human. They will need their mothers milk but also need blood to survive for the rest of their very long lives. ou and our children will become part of my clan- a legacy that spans hundreds of generations and they will be part of the future generations to come.& Katy smiled with ,oy after hearing his words. %he knew right then without any more doubt that she wanted to become his vamptress for the rest of her life and the mother of his children. #Take me 0ark6 take me the rest of the way with your bite of tonight then every night here after and I shall be yours. 0ark opened the door with a wave of his hand and laid Katy gently on the bed. %he began to breathe heavy at first looking up at him then calmed down after seeing his smile and feeling his body slowly pressing against her. %he turned her head slightly and pulled back her hair. 0ark began to widen his mouth then slowly released his fangs. 3er arms reached around him and pulled him closer. 3is fangs gently pierced her neck as she slowly pushed her head back into the pillows. %he could feel her soul transfuse through the rush of her blood being drawing into him and mi)ing with his. %he looked up into the darkness of the ceiling then whispered into his ear8


I hoped you en,oyed Red Kiss. It+s the first of three stories in this series. $e sure to come back and read the upcoming #The Taste of her&

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