"Erik!" she yelled when we were in the hallway. I didn't bother on stopping and just continued on dragging her until we reached the second floor foyer. She kept on calling my name and tried to wring her wrist out of my hold the whole time. Most of the staff that had seen us had a look of amazement and it was no wonder since this is the second time I dragged her like this.
"Erik!" she shouted again when we reached the balcony and this time I released her and snapped, "What?!"
She was fighting for air but even so, she still had a string of powerful words to tie me.
"I know that your attitude is so overbearing, but must you be so rude on your member?" She gave me an angry face. "We were talking right there. Do you really have to drag me out so suddenly?"
I clenched my jaw and tightened my hold on the balustrade. "I damn will do whatever I like Daniella."
She huffed and shook her head. "Huh, if I didn't know any better, I think you are acting like a—"
"Jealous man, " a male voice finished for her. Daniella and I whirled around to the source and saw Rohan breezing his way towards us from the grand stairs.
I cringed not because of his presence but because of the jealous word. Am I acting like one so much so that this Kamasutra guru felt it below our floor?
Shit. I should get my composure ironed better.
"Rohan, " I uttered, looking at him coldly when he reached us. He only smirked at me and moved his way to kiss Daniella on the cheek.
"A beautiful morning to you Ms. Daniella, " greeted he.
"Rohan, it's been days since we've last met, " she stated casually. They have just known each other in McKenzie's wedding reception last Friday yet they act as if they were old time friends.
"Yes, it is, " he nodded. "What timing to meet you here. I was actually on my way to the President's office to ask about you and your status as our new Club member."
It was my cue to answer when Rohan's stare fell on me; sending me a silent message only we could understand. "Vincent and I have already talked about it, Rohan, " I informed.
He cocked a brow. "Really now? But you didn't inform all the members about it? I kinda feel left out you know. I just heard the news from Suri who got it from Enrique."
Huh, like that would concern me. "I'll make an official announcement tomorrow lunch. You know we will be busy today."
Rohan released a defeated sigh. "Of course, but you could have just gave us a heads-up yesterday when we had our meeting. No wonder I felt a different vibe from Vincent that time."
Yes, ever since Vincent found out about Daniella's membership, he had been acting weird... like silent weird, and I know that he isn't the type of man who remains mute the whole course of a meeting. This fact intrigued me of course, and without intention, a memory crossed my thoughts about him and how he announced in my face that he wants to pursue her. We always have a friendly competition with each other, but unfortunately, I don't do friendly when it comes to Daniella's welfare. Probably, that's what's bugging him.
"Is this the only thing that you want to say Rohan?" I grumbled, feeling a certain degree of threat. I can't say that Daniella is charmed by Vincent, but she could be when he makes a serious move.
"Hmmm... let me see, " Rohan tapped a finger in his chin and appeared as if he was contemplating. "Since Daniella is our official member now, to celebrate it, how about I invite her for a free session this evening?"
"Excuse me?" the one concerned immediately butted in with brows drawn up.
Then, Rohan clapped his hands like he was having a eureka moment. "Yes, that's it!" He turned to Daniella and held both of her hands. "I would like to invite you in my Kamasutra session tonight beautiful lady."
From the expression of her face, she was taken aback. "I don't think that's a good idea, " I heard her say without hesitation.
"Huh, still shy are we?" Rohan leaned towards her. I almost wanted wring his neck because of it.
Daniella stepped back and managed to say albeit shyly, "I'm just not open to, you know, uhmm..."
"Don't worry, " Rohan cut it and I knew immediately what he was about to say, "All participants are dressed. We start at six with a cocktail party and then a short seminar about the history and basics of Kamasutra. Mrs. Elaine McKenzie-Roslin will be there."
Daniella's face brightened. "Really? She will be there?"
It looks to me that they are good friends if she had that kind of reaction.
"Yes, " I saw Rohan nod, "she and her husband are my regular customers."
Looking at the progress, I thought that she would say yes, but I didn't expect her to say again; her face turning red, "Ah, but still... I don't think I would fit in there."
Rohan patted her shoulder and winked at her. "Virgins are always welcome you know, " he said whilst beaming a smile.
Daniella immediately waved her hands in the air. "Oh! You get it all wrong! What I mean to say is...I—I don't have the time to go there. My schedule is...full."
She looked at me, not with pleading eyes, but in a way that she was subconsciously asking me if her schedule is really packed since I alone knows about it.
"She'll be there Rohan, " I blurted without a thought. I saw Daniella open her mouth, no doubt to argue with me, but I raised a hand before she could say anything.
Rohan, however, narrowed his eyes at me. "And you? Are you going to go too Prez?"
"Of course, " was my blunt reply, not thinking of the implications of it. I can't just leave her alone in a building that's full of sexual vibes nor do I want for her to get another man to chaperone her there.
"Excellent!" Rohan smiled at us, rather mischievously I'll admit. "I like it. I really like it. Tonight is going to be interesting indeed."
Rohan is the Club's secretary, but in truth, he is what I call the 'Bombs Expert.' He is a skillful man with regards to explosives; very careful on making them and where to situate them. After our conversation with him, I have the feeling that he'll most likely do well with his position.
I wonder... what landmines are waiting for me and Daniella when we get in his building.