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   Chapter 22 Femme Fatale

I CRAVE FOR YOU By JMFelic Characters: 14877

Updated: 2019-07-07 00:48


Three consecutive knocks on the thick door informed Amanda that Noman had arrived. She opened it without delay and led him inside. She studied the reaction on his face when he entered, expecting it to be priceless.

It was.

"What did you do to Master Vitalis?" Noman turned around and shot her a stunned look. The cracked wall was screaming for his attention and it was enough for him to tell there was fighting earlier.

Amanda managed to act coyly before answering, "I may have used my powers on him, Dom."

"What?" he blurted out. "Why?" Then, labile as he was with his mood, a grin formed on his lips then. "Did you use your powers to do kinky stuff?"

"What? No!" Amanda cried out, feeling suddenly embarrassed, but his teasing was a good distraction to lessen the grave mood in the room.

"Lately, we have problems with his vampire side going rogue, Dom. Earlier, it happened again. I didn't want to put myself or more importantly, the guests in this hotel in danger, so I have no choice but to fight him."

"Wow, that would have been a sight to see, " he remarked. He stared at Cord again whose boots were resting on the head pillows instead of the foot of the bed. He was knocked out good. Clearly, his best friend had done a good job protecting herself. Pride filled his chest at the thought of it then.

A femme fatale, that's what she was with all her beauty, grace, curves and those killer heels.

"He has lost consciousness, Dom, and I think it will be two days or more before he can fully recover."

"Okay, " Noman smacked his lips and nodded, understanding her words. "So, what do you want me here for?"

Amanda chewed the inside of her cheek. "I need you to look after him. I need to go to my father's office to witness the transfer of ownership to Matteo."

"What?!" Noman exclaimed, surprised for the second time.

Amanda first thought his unfriendly reaction was because he didn't want to be left alone with a vampire, but she was wrong when he continued.

"You're letting your family business go?! You and your father were doing great with it. Why?" It seemed he was more concerned with her family's business than babysitting a vampire.

"Yeah, father decided it was time to let go of the business and create a new chapter of his life, " she answered. "Despite my hesitation, I supported him."

Noman routed his eyes on the floor, contemplating on her words.

"Well..." he sighed after a few minutes, "Matty is the best fit for the role, so I have no complaints."

"I think so too, " Amanda agreed, keeping the thoughts of Cord's proposal earlier in the back of her head. "So, are you okay if I left you here for awhile?"

Noman considered for a moment. "Shit, here I thought you just want me to do your hair or have me pick the right dress for you, but okay...fine, although, " he paused and looked at Cord again, "I can't say the same for the Master. I have a marking pen in my bag. I might use it later if I get bored, Cait. His face would look better if he has a crown of flowers drawn on his forehead."

"Oh Dom, " Amanda chuckled despite herself. The thought of the Vitalis Master having a drawing on his face was funny, but she also worried for her best friend's well-being. "Don't say I didn't warn you." Cord would be furious for sure.

Noman just shrugged his shoulders and dismissed her warning. "You go ahead. I'll be fine here, but order a three-cheese pizza for me with onion rings and lots of garlic in the restaurant. You know, just in case."

"Dom, Cord isn't afraid of garlic if that's what you mean, " she replied with a roll of her eyes, "but yes, I'll order them for you and more."

He grinned at her. "You're the best, Cait."

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Half an hour later, Amanda arrived inside the office lobby. The receptionist, Shauna, flashed a smile on her way, the kind that was warm and friendly. Amanda returned a smile whilst she walked towards her step-father's office.

Once there, she found him busy leafing papers bound with a slider. He tossed a look on her way and Amanda graciously beamed at him.

"Hi Dad." She neared him and placed a kiss on his cheek.

Mr. Arnold raised an eyebrow and studied her.

"You two good?" he asked.

Amanda didn't need for him to elaborate.

"Yes, Dad, " she nodded.

"Good, " Mr. Arnold sighed and returned to leafing the pages of the contract. "I'm actually warming up to that guy, Cait. It would be a shame if you let hi

er came instantly in his head.

It seemed Amanda didn't stay inside the hotel. She actually continued with her first plan and went alone to her family's company. Noman, judging from his presence, was his babysitter.

Cord pressed his lips together, feeling disappointed.

Amanda, leaving, would have been a understandable move; however, Cord now believed that they truly had an enemy in hiding. That echoing sound of a woman was clear proof. Amanda could be in real danger if she wasn't already considering Matteo was present in the office too.

He had to act fast and be by her side.

He cracked his eyes open with every intention to intimidate Noman into spilling out the company address. He could spear him a cold gaze and use his beguiling ability. Surely, the man would squeak.

However, as soon as the light of the room touched his eyes, a stunned expression painted his face. His eyesight was back and this was despite him being a vampire still.

He knotted his brows and clenched his teeth. What was he to feel then?

Should he feel happy? Or feel wary? The timing and the suddenness of his eyesight returning sure looked suspicious.

However, Cord couldn't ruminate more on it. If he could see in full color, then this was good. He would take advantage of it.

Silently, he surveyed the room, his attention falling on every corner until it settled on Noman behind the laptop screen. It seemed he was too engrossed with what he was doing.

Cord huffed.

Straightening his spine, he rose from the bed all the while making eye contact with his babysitter.

Noman, on the other hand, gawked as soon as he saw him conscious. He placed both of his hands on each sides as if bracing himself for an attack while his eyes flicked to the useless garlic cloves on the mattress.

"No need to be afraid of me, Mr. Ashgar, " Cord stated, standing before him oozing with power, confidence and impatience. "I am now of sane mind. I won't harm you."

Noman swallowed, feeling his throat suddenly dry from all that gawking. "Caitlin said you'd be unconscious for the next two days or more, how come you're awake now?"

"It doesn't matter, " he dismissed, his voice controlled and sharp. "What I want from you is to tell me where Mr. O'Malley's company address is."

Noman nodded instantly. "Sure, sure! You want to follow Amanda there? I'm certain she'd love to see you uhm...awake and normal."

"Normal?" Cord scoffed. "That's a rather ridiculous word to describe me, Mr. Ashgar. I'm still waiting."

"Oh, right!" Noman immediately jumped up from his seat and grabbed his laptop. "Here, let me show you the address." He quickly typed the information on Google Maps and showed it to Cord.

"You won't miss it. The building is built in glass and metal sheets, is shaped almost like a race car and is colored boldly in red and blue, " he informed.

Cord gave him a brief nod before vanishing on the spot. No 'thank you.' No 'see you later.'

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