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The Kinky Billionaire 1 – A Step Brother Romance

The Kinky Billionaire 1 - A Step Brother RomanceEmily Carter rubbed her temple as she looked around the room. She had been working long hours for almost two weeks now making sure that the Lithium IPO ran smoothly without any hiccups. Lithium was her latest client’s company, the ever demanding Archibald Crane. She was never one to let up on a good party but if there was ever a time she wished she had stayed home and bummed out in front of the TV, it was tonight. But she had to be here for Archibald Crane. After all, it was his big party. She stood at the corner sipping on a cold ginger ale as her ever so energetic assistant, Cadence walked up to her.

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“Everything alright, Carter?” Cadence asked as she looked at Emily.

“After two years of telling you not to call me by my surname Caddie, you still do,” Emily said with a smile. “I am your boss, you know that. Right?” Cadence looked at her and shrugged.

“Well, you are but calling you that gives me a sense of power,” Cadence said almost proudly. Emily rolled her eyes and took another sip of her ginger ale. “What’s with the sober man’s juice?” Cadence asked frowning.

“I am exhausted. I just want to go home and honestly adding alcohol to the mix is not going to end well,” she said. She looked at her watch and sighed. It was almost half past eleven. As it was, she had been up for almost eighteen hours straight. She didn’t really feel like she could stay awake much longer. Her body was failing her. “I should really get going.” She ran her fingers through her wavy auburn curls as she yawned. Cadence gave her one of those ‘I will kick your butt’ looks.

“Hey, stop that. Those waves took an entire hour of my time.”

“You offered. I didn’t ask you to do my hair.” Emily took another sip and ran her finger on the rim of her glass.

“Well, if it had been up to you, you would have either come in that naturally curly hair that you rock so well or simply blow it out straight. I wanted you to have a different sexy look and if I must say, that look is working great with that red number.” Cadence sipped on her champagne and shook her head. “I work miracles, I know.”

“I never said that,” Emily said as she took a side plate of skewered beef and vegetables from one of the waiters walking by.

“Well, you didn’t have to, missy,” Cadence pointed out.

“Well, for what it’s worth I will give credit where it’s due,” Emily started as she turned to look at her assistant. “The party turned out great.” Cadence smiled.

“Thanks boss. Maybe I should try my hand at events organizing.” Emily smiled and shrugged.

“As long as you get me an assistant as good as you, you can do whatever the hell you want,” she said.

“Well, I guess I am stuck with you then because there is no way anyone will ever be as good as I am,” Cadence said. Emily looked at Cadence and her features softened. She had been working with Cadence for the last two years and even though she had never had a better assistant, Emily always felt like she was destined for better things. “What? You have a look.”

“I know,” Emily said.

“Why?” Cadence raised an eyebrow over the other.

“Do you ever feel like you want to switch careers? I mean, this is not the first time you have mentioned events organizing.” Emily took one last sip of her ginger ale.

“I don’t really see where this conversation is going,” Cadence said.

“Have you ever wanted to do something different in your life? Maybe get out of stock management and into…I don’t know, public relations.” She looked at her assistant who shrugged.

“I don’t know, Emily. I am only twenty four. I am still figuring out my life,” Cadence said.

“Yes, but you started working for me when you were twenty two.” Emily looked at her and shook her head. “I mean, you are such a great assistant…you do stuff someone who has been in the business for years wouldn’t think of,” she added.

“What can I say, Carter. I do have a hundred and forty IQ.” Cadence looked at Emily and smiled. “Don’t worry about me, Carter. I have a great job, a beautiful apartment and a car with great mileage.” Emily smiled.

“Yeah about the Prius you drive, how did you manage to get such a great car?” she asked as he looked at her. “It is a 2012 model, right?” Cadence smiled.

“With such a high IQ, you know I will definitely get a dealership with great deals, right?” Emily took another glass of ginger ale from one of the waiters just as Chase Matthews, Emily’s boss walked up to them.

“Ginger ale? Carter you do realize that Crane is serving thousand dollar bottles of Cristal, right?” he asked as he looked around. Emily smiled and shrugged.

“I cannot be drinking tonight. I could have probably done with some espresso if they were serving it,” she said. Chase looked at her.

“Come on, don’t be a party pooper. Just one glass,” he said as he picked a glass of champagne from one of the waiters and handed it to her. She looked at him and shook her head.

“I have had less than four hours of sleep in the last twenty four hours, Chase. Count me out,” Emily said. “Which brings me to this,” she added as she looked at her boss. “I will not be coming into work tomorrow.” Chase looked at her and shrugged.

“Any other day, I would have said no but you just closed a deal that earns me millions in billable hours,” he said as he took a sip of his wine. Emily looked at him and bit into her beef again.

“Any other day I would have still got away with that demand. I am that good and you know it,” she said.

“You did give her a raise after only thirteen months,” Cadence pointed out. Chase looked at Cadence and then turned his attention to the crowd.

“Shut up, Cadence. No one likes a smarty pants,” he said as he looked at her.

“Guys, this has been great but I have to call it in. I can barely hold myself up,” Emily said as she secured her clutch bag under her arm.

“Good night, Carter,” Cadence said as she took a long sip of her wine. Chase looked at her and raised an eyebrow.

“You realize that’s your boss, right?” he asked. Emily smiled.

“I said the same thing.” She began walking out of the party careful that Archibald didn’t see her sneaking off. When she finally got outside, she handed the valet her receipt and waited for him to bring her car around. She could feel her head getting lighter and lighter as she waited for the car to come around.

“Maybe I shouldn’t be driving,” Emily thought as she waited. She was still standing there waiting when she heard a familiar voice. A voice Emily had not heard for a while. “No, it can’t be,” she thought to herself. The voice was too familiar and it was so close, too close even. It sounded too much like…like…she turned around to the direction of the voice and sighed silently when she saw her stepbrother talking on the phone. It was like a dream. “Maybe that’s just it. I’m tired, this is all not real.” Her heart was beating hard and fast in my chest. Emily suddenly couldn’t hold herself up. Her legs were weak and buttery under her. Her stepbrother was suddenly running towards her and so was everyone else around us. Emily took one last breath before everything went dark.

*****

“Alexander Brewer, meet the man responsible for the day. Chase Matthews,” Archibald Crane said as he took a sip of his wine.

“Actually, one of my people is responsible for Lithium. She would kill me if she knew I was getting all the credit.” Chase shook Alex’s hand, a wide smile on his lips.

“Well, maybe I should get her to work for me,” Alex said.

“You would have to kill me first,” Chase said with a smile. He took a sip of his wine and looked at Alex’s empty glass. “Need a refill, there?” he asked. Alex looked at his glass and shook his head as he placed his empty glass on one of the waiters’ trays. He looked at Chase and smiled.

“I actually need to get going. I have an early meeting out of state tomorrow morning,” he said.

“Well, it was nice to meet you, Mr. Brewer,” Chase said as he shook hands with Alex.

“Please, Alex. Mr. Brewer’s my father, and grandfather and for some reason our dog.” Alex smiled and Chase laughed. “Congratulations on the Lithium IPO Archie. Put me down for two hundred grand worth of shares.”

“Playing safe, are we?” Archibald looked at him and smiled.

“Fine. Make it five hundred. I believe in Lithium,” Alex said as his phone rang. He gave Archibald a guilty smile as he reached into his pocket. He pulled out his phone and began walking out. “Brewer,” he said when he answered the phone. “No, I’m at a friend’s IPO party. Don’t worry, I’ll be out of here soon,” he said. From the corner of his eyes, he saw a woman lean on one of the pillars out of the building. “Wait, what? Did they cancel or postpone the meeting?” he asked as he looked at the woman. She seemed to be losing her footing even more. “Would you tell me when you have a date? Absolutely…” his words trailed off when he noticed the woman suddenly fall. “Mason, I have to go,” he said before he hung up not caring that his business manager on the other end was still talking. He ran to the woman and got on the floor.

“Someone call nine one, one!” he heard someone yell.

“She was fine when I left to get her car…she was fine,” the valet said as his voice quavered.

The Kinky Billionaire 1 BWWM forbidden romanceHe held her head and turned her face upwards and that was where he saw it. He was looking at the face of his stepsister. The sister he hadn’t seen for almost ten years.

*****

Everything was spinning as Emily opened her eyes. She could hear people around her talking but she could not make out what they were saying. She suddenly became aware of the ambulance she was in. She tried getting up but a paramedic held her down.

“Miss, you need to lie down,” she said.

“What is going on…where are you taking me?” Emily asked as she looked round. Another paramedic was checking her blood pressure while the other shone a light in her eyes.

“It’s alright. We are taking you to hospital,” the paramedic said.

“Hey, Emily. Can you hear me?” she heard a voice on her left. She turned around and this time she was sure it wasn’t a dream. “Alex,” she said in a small voice. She looked at him and once again felt herself drifting off. Alex squeezed her hand. “Emily? Emily!” but there was no answer. The paramedic looked at her and sighed.

“She’s out again,” she said.

“What are her vitals like?” the other paramedic asked.

“Blood pressure is a little low.” The female paramedic looked at Alex.

“Is this normal?” a worried Alex asked as he looked at the paramedic.

“Yes and no. It’s not any cause for alarm. I mean, it’s not so low that we would need a crash cart but it shouldn’t be this low either,” she said. “You said she is your sister?”

“Step sister.”

“Is this normal? Does it happen often as far as you know?” the paramedic asked. Alex shook his head confused.

“I don’t know…I haven’t seen her in ten years,” he said. The paramedic nodded as the ambulance came to a stop.

“Female, twenty five years. Vitals look strong but the pressure is a little low,” the female paramedic said as the two wheeled Emily into the emergency room.

“I’m sorry, sir, but you have to stay out here,” one of the doctors said as he put a hand on Alex’s chest. “We’ll update you as soon as we know anything.”

Alex stood there worried as he looked at the gurney being wheeled off. He had a million and one thoughts going through his mind as he stood there. The last time he had seen her was ten years ago when she was eighteen. He could almost remember the day too well. He had woken up to the sound of his father and stepmother arguing. This had been going on for almost three months. Coming home was the one thing Alex dreaded more than anything because the once so perfect family he had was no longer there.

“I know about her, Frank. I know that you and your secretary have more than a working relationship,” Emily’s mother yelled.

“There is nothing going on between me and Jenna, Kelsey. You are being paranoid,” Frank yelled back angrily.

Alex was in his room down the hall but even with his pillow over his head he could still hear them. He sighed and shook his head.

“Really, Frank? So when I came to your office last week and she came out of your bathroom as she buttoned her blouse…that had nothing to do with the fact that you had screwed her?” Kelsey asked.

“Maybe she had to take off her clothes to actually use the toilet, Kelsey. Did you ever think about that?” Frank asked.

“She had a skirt on, Frank. She could have just as easily pulled it up before sitting on the damn toilet,” she said angrily.

“Come on, Kelsey. You are overreacting.” Alex heard his stepmother laugh.

“Really? Then was I overreacting when I walked in on you giving her a long kiss goodnight last night?” she asked.

“What…wai…” Frank stammered.

“I was at the Mayfair last night. Drinks with my sister and I saw you, Frank.”

That was it. Alex couldn’t bear listening any longer. He put his headphones on and cranked some music. He didn’t care what was going on anymore. He had been waiting for a divorce to happen for months on end and now that he was sure it was finally happening. The next morning, Alex woke up to find his bags packed and they were out of there. All he remembered about Emily was that she was looking at him sadly from her bedroom window. And that was it. That was how they separated.

Alex didn’t know how long he had been sitting out there before the doctor finally came out walking towards him. He stood up and looked at the doctor.

“How is she? Is she okay?” Alex asked. A cold sweat had broken out on his forehead but he didn’t even realize it. The doctor nodded.

“She is fine. A little anemic and fatigued. No concussions or anything else that may cause us to split hairs,” he said.

“So can I take her home now?” Alex asked.

“Actually, I would rather keep her overnight for observation though. From what I gathered, she has not been sleeping very well.”

“So, what happens now?” he asked as he looked at the doctor.

“She is sedated. Just to make sure she actually gets some sleep tonight. You can go in and see her if you want,” the doctor said. “But I would suggest that she takes the next few days easy. I will recommend a four day bed rest before she considers going back to work.”

Alex nodded and followed him to one of the rooms. He could feel his heart beating hard. This would be the first time he would be seeing Emily of his own volition. He stopped when he heard his phone ring just before they walked into the room the doctor had led him to. He looked at his phone and sighed when he saw it was Mason calling. He wanted to hit ignore but knowing Mason, he would only keep on blowing up his phone.

“I’ll clear her schedule,” Cadence said. She looked at Chase who nodded. “Let me know as soon as she gets up. That’s my number,” she added as she handed Alex her card. Alex nodded and forced a smile as she started for the door.

“You are leaving now?” Chase asked.

“Emily had a number of clients she had to see this week. The earlier I get started, the better,” she said.

“But it’s two in the morning. How are you going to get anything done at this hour?” Chase asked.

“Who said assistants can’t have their own minions?” Cadence said. “It was nice to meet you, Alex,” she said before she walked out.

“She is…special,” Alex smiled

“Oh yeah. She is part of Emily’s A-team,” Chase said.

Alex nodded and drew little circles on the back of Emily’s hand with his thumb.

“Tell me about her,” Alex said after a long silence.

“What?” Chase asked in surprise.

“Emily. Tell me about her.”

“But you said she is your sister.”

Alex nodded as he looked at Emily’s flawless skin and wavy auburn hair.

“She is. But the last time I saw her, she was barely eighteen. It’s been ten years since I saw her and I don’t…” his words trailed off. He took a long deep breath. “Just tell me about her,” he said in a soft voice.

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