So it seemed attending the party had not been a total waste of time.Jane was ecstatic and offered to drive Con home, but Con had refused and simply told her to drive home safely. Jake and his men could have some more ideas and try to pull some stunts even after what they had done in the hall.Con didn't want Lana getting in the middle of it.He had revenge in his heart now, he had a lot of hate and a lot of anger, enough to burn the world ten times over.He wouldn't be doing anything to the world for now though, he would just lessen the population by a measly three people.If anything the world would be thankful that he decided to get rid of scum trash like Jake Caswell and his friends.Xavier's Cadillac still stood parked in the parking lot and Con found the other man asleep at the steering wheel. He sighed as he knocked on the window sharply three times and Xavier's eyes flew open. The doors came open with a solid click and Con slipped into the back seat.'"Stay sharp soldier."
It wasn't long after Jake and his friends left that Jane came to get him.She helped him stand up and glared at anyone who looked his way. They all kept on looking so Con had to glare at them himself before they finally looked away."Come on. We need to get out of here."It was obvious in the HR manager's voice that she wasn't happy about how the night had played out. She sounded sad and somewhat defeated.Con could tell that she had great faith in her plan and the fact that she hadn't even seen it work because of him was a downer. He felt angry and annoyed at himself.He should have known the lady wasn't Melissa.Aubrey had shown him that picture over ten times, and he had photographic memory so he shouldn't have mistaken someone else for her.He was a failure, and Jane's plan had failed because of him. She should have brought someone else here, someone higher up the ranks."Con."She should have brought someone more competent. First, Mark and then, Nurain."Con?"Would he also watc
For the next five minutes of his life, Con watched a beautiful woman cry.She lay her head on his chest as they continued with the slow dance. Whoever was in charge of music had been timely enough to play some soft music.There was no particular need to hasten up their pace and her head on his chest suited the mood the music invoked.Lana's sobs were drowned out by the murmur of people and the clinking of glasses. The whole hall was in a buzz and Con could barely hear himself think. He had lost track of Jane too.He could see some of the young men and women pairing up. Flirting was at its highest and hands were already touching sensitive spots. Most of the women here just full on threw themselves at the men that approached them.They screamed the words "gold digger" to him.The lady in his arms didn't and quite honestly, Con didn't have any gold for her to dig.The thing that unnerved him the most was the way he and this lady looked like a couple. He could see their reflection whene
"You're not Melissa Hollow, are you?"Con watched as the lady in his arms did an effortless twirl and turned back to face him with a smirk on her face."Did I ever say I was?"The lady's voice sounded smooth in Con's ears and despite the fact that she was practically an imposter and not the person he was supposed to be dancing with at the moment, she still exudes this effortless charm that didn't make him as annoyed as he should have been.He had just spent the past fifty minutes socializing with a woman that wasn't Melissa Hollow!And it seemed this lady had also been content enough with misleading him.She had even asked him to dance with her, twirling a strand of her ebony colored hair in her fingers and batting her eyes at him while at it.He thought he had been making actual progress with Melissa, but then Jane had appeared in his field of vision, in the arms of another man, and she had mouthed the words "She's not Melissa" to him.That was actually a few seconds ago.The lady wh
In a room up in the Grand Oak hotel.Three men sat gathered around a table.Two had their phones in hand and they were lazily scrolling through, while the third had his eyes on someone else. Someone who had just offended them and who now owed them a lot of money."Do you know what your problem is Jake?"Jake knelt properly on the floor once more and corrected his slouching posture. He didn't give an answer to the question he had been asked though he heard it."That wasn't a rhetorical question. Do you know what your biggest problem is?"Jake gulped down the shame that lined the back of his throat. The voice that had spoken just now was dripping with disgust and scorn.Jake looked up to see one of the men who had been on their phone earlier now looking at him with irritation in his eyes.He couldn't get angry at these people. Even his family name wouldn't be able to save him if he did.The man sitting on the left nodded to someone and Jake felt a splitting pain ripple across his skull
Soft music poured out of hidden speakers, and waiters milled around catering to the needs of the populace. The clinking of champagne flutes and the chatter of high end aristocrats poured into Con's ears and he groaned at the fact that he could hear everything so loudly.This party wasn't turning out the way he expected.Jane hadn't really filled him in on the details of the party and he hadn't really bothered to ask.That had been a mistake.This wasn't a party at all. It was a gathering of politicians and all the other people who knew those politicians. In essence, this hall was full of rich and greedy people who wouldn't stop looking at him and asking who his father was.Con tipped his champagne flute to his lips again and took a small sip.He didn't like the taste. Everything tasted sour tonight.Most of the women here looked at him like they would rather be somewhere else with him, and with how bored he was getting, Con felt he might just take one of them up on the offer.This p
Turns out Aubrey hadn't been joking when she said hard work, and sadly for Con she hadn't meant it the way he had hoped she meant it either. The sound of cars and life drifted into Con's ears as the car drove into the parking lot of the Grand Oak hotel. Xavier was proving useful already. After his special class with Aubrey, Con had walked down the street and stopped at the black car a kilometer away. He gave a simple order. "Get me my suit." Xavier had returned with about twenty and each and every one of them looked like they would fit Con perfectly. He now had twenty high end tuxedos in his room and he didn't know what to do with them, Xavier was desperate for forgiveness, and he would get it at the right time. He had probably come with own issue, another issue that Con would need to solve. Con wasn't ready for that at the moment. He already had some he was trying to attend to. The car stopped and Xavier's face turned to meet his. Con smiled and nodded so Xavier would stop b
Jane let Con get off work early after the fitting.Con hadn't known that the female HR manager had actually arranged a suit fitting for him. He could have acted offended and accused Jane of thinking he was so poor that he didn't have a proper suit, but that would have been silly of him because he really didn't have a proper suit. He was piss poor, and he hadn't needed one up until this moment. Plus he knew that Jane just wanted him to look his best to the party, hence the fitting.Con walked home and ignored the car following him.He knew it would be Xavier's car but he wasn't ready to see him yet. He hadn't figured out a good enough punishment for the man. When he did, then maybe he would look Xavier's way, if only to deliver his punishment.To be honest Con wasn't really mad at him, at least not at the fact that Xavier had somehow found him after he had told the other man that he didn't want to be found. Con was actually happy to see that Xavier was doing well for himself.He lo