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Hello.
You
must
be
the
new
intern.

Through
the
haze
of
my
tears,
I
slowly
turned.
I
wiped
at
my
eyes
and
forced
a
smile.
Then
my
heart
stopped
for
an
instant.

I
had
seen
this
man
before
on
magazine
covers.
Rock
Weldon
in
the
flesh.

Now
I
remembered
who
he
was

the
owner
of
this
place.
His
hair
gleamed
dark
and
slick
in
the
light,
his
jaw
strong.
The
most
arresting
feature
about
him,
though,
was
his
eyes.
I
could
tell
they
were
clear
greenish
even
in
the
tepid
moonlight.


Uh.

I
couldn't
force
anything
else
out.
I
just
stood
there
with
my
mouth
hanging
open
like
an
idiot,
staring
at
him.

He
cocked
his
head,
lifting
an
eyebrow.
I
noticed
his
perfect
body

lean
and
hard
in
all
the
right
places.
The
tux
he
was
wearing
didn't
hurt.
It
must
have
cost
more
than
my
whole
year's
salary
had.


Miss
Phelps?


I
think
there's
been
—“

He
held
a
hand
up.

You're
the
woman
for
the
job.

His
voice
was
a
low
growl
now,
and
he
stepped
closer
to
me.

I
moved
into
the
shadows,
my
heart
pounding
so
fast
I
thought
my
chest
would
explode.

But
I'm
not
Ms.
Phelps.

I
choked
the
words
out.


Doesn't
matter.
You're
the
one
I
want,
and
I
think
you'll
find
that
when
I
want
something,
I
get
it.


Oh.

He
pulled
me
behind
a
palm
tree
I
hadn't
even
noticed.
We
were
in
near
darkness
now.
The
only
sound
was
my
breathing.

I
wanted
him
to
touch
me,
to
do
whatever
he
wanted
to
do
with
me.
I'd
never
had
a
feeling
like
that
about
a
man,
especially
one
I
didn't
know.
He
exuded
power
and
know
how
in
a
way
I'd
rarely
seen
from
anyone.


Mr.
Weldon?

A
voice
called
from
the
doorway.


What?

He
ground
the
word
out,
glaring.
He
stood
just
inches
from
me.


They
need
you
for
the
introduction.


Dammit.
I'm
coming.
I'll
be
there
in
a
second.


Alright,
sir.

The
voice
was
meek
now.

The
sound
of
the
door
shutting
allowed
me
to
breathe
again.


What's
your
line
of
work?

He
crossed
his
arms,
staring
me
down.


Bookkeeping,

I
managed
to
squeak
out.


Perfect.
That's
all
I
needed
to
know.
That's
just
the
beginning
of
your
duties
for
me.

As
he
spoke,
he
bit
his
lip,
and
his
gaze
traveled
the
length
of
my
body
and
back
up.

I
shivered
in
the
warm
night
air.


I
have
to
go.
Meet
me
here
at
midnight.
No
excuses.

He
whirled
away
and
strode
off,
the
door
closing
as
he
went
back
inside.


My
god.

I
leaned
against
the
palm
tree
for
support.
What
was
that
all
about?
Did
he
really
want
me
to
do
his
bookkeeping?
Was
I
qualified?

I
knew
he
wanted
more
from
me
than
that,
and
that
I'd
be
there
at
midnight.
Then
I
realized
he
hadn't
even
asked
my
name.

*
*
*
*


Where
were
you?
You
missed
a
great
speech,

Alma
chirped,
spearing
cheese
with
her
little
fork.


I
just
needed
some
air.

We
were
sitting
on
the
couch
now.
The
crowd
had
already
thinned
out
a
little.
Apparently,
some
of
the
guests
had
only
come
to
hear
Rock
Weldon
give
his
speech.

And
was
going
to
be
working
for
him.

The
thought
blew
me
away.


Yoohoo.
Earth
to
Lacey.

Alma
waved
her
hand
in
front
of
my
face.


Sorry.


You're
just
not
here,
are
you?

She
frowned.


No,
I
am.
Just
a
little
distracted.


Well,
why
don't
you
meet
someone
I
think
you'd
like?

Alma's
voice
was
teasing.


I
really
don't
think
—”


I
do.
He's
not
interested
in
me,
but
then
I'm
not
as
gorgeous
as
you.
He's
Rock
Weldon's
cousin
and
he's
pretty
high
up
in
the
company.

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