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Grabbing
my
purse
since
it
had
a
pen
in
it
and
I
didn't
want
to
show
up
empty
-
handed,
I
headed
down
the
hall.
My
heart
fluttered
at
the
thought
of
seeing
Rock
again,
and
I
had
to
make
an
effort
to
slow
my
breathing.

I
knocked
on
the
door.


Come
in.
You
don't
have
to
knock
on
my
bedroom
door.
Only
do
that
when
other
people
are
around.

Rock's
smooth
voice
made
my
knees
weak
as
I
walked
in.


All
right.


Good.
Come
on
over
here
and
take
a
look
at
what's
going
on
with
Regal
Enterprises.

Rock's
features
were
aligned
in
a
deep
scowl.

I
noticed
a
laptop
open
to
a
spreadsheet
in
the
corner.


That's
yours
to
use
from
now
on.
You
can
take
it
to
your
room
when
we're
done.

I
tore
my
gaze
from
Rock.
Evening
stubble
graced
his
chin,
and
I
wondered
what
it
would
feel
like
against
my
clit.
His
tanned
skin
glowed
against
a
white
polo
shirt,
and
he
filled
out
a
pair
of
khakis
to
perfection.

I
gulped
and
sat
down,
gluing
my
stare
to
the
information
in
front
of
me.
It
took
me
a
few
minutes
to
get
my
bearings
with
the
myriad
sheets
of
profits,
losses
and
more,
but
I
did.


My
God,

I
whispered,
my
stomach
dropping.


Tell
me
what
you
see.

Rock
stood
behind
me,
his
hands
on
the
back
of
the
chair,
but
even
his
sexy
presence
couldn't
distract
me
from
what
I'd
found.


There's
money
missing

a
lot.
The
balance
sheet
isn't
adding
up.


Right
on.

He
sighed.

The
question
is...who's
stealing
from
me?
That's
what
I
intend
to
find
out
on
this
little
vacation.
I
needed
to
get
away
from
the
vipers
who
surround
me
so
I
could
think.

I
turned
halfway
in
the
chair,
glancing
at
him.

Lines
riddled
his
face.
He
was
so
tense,
I
wondered
if
he'd
spring
at
any
minute
and
start
pummeling
the
way.

I'm
sorry.


Don't
be.
The
main
thing
is
fixing
it.
I
have
investors
who
are
going
to
find
out
about
these
numbers
in
two
weeks.
Time
is
running
out,
and
I
won't
have
my
business
destroyed
by
a
thief.

Rock
walked
to
the
window,
gazing
out
upon
the
city
lights.


I'll
help
you
in
any
way
I
can.


Good.
Figure
out
when
the
money
started
looking
off.
I'm
the
only
one
who's
looked
at
these
numbers.
These
are
side
deals,
and
I
handle
many
of
them
myself.
As
you
can
imagine,
this
makes
me
look
pretty
bad.

Rock
slumped,
his
voice
growing
softer.


Yes,
I
can
see
that.

I
swallowed
hard.
Now
I
understand
my
role
in
all
of
this.
Bookkeeper
was
only
a
small
part
of
it.
Distraction
was
the
name
of
the
game.


So,
tomorrow
you
will
help
me
immensely.
We're
getting
engaged
in
a
very
public
way
and
having
a
party
to
follow.
That
should
get
some
people
worried.
There's
a
snake
in
the
grass,
and
my
having
a
wife
won't
make
him
happy.

Rock
paced,
his
tone
growing
hard.


Do
you
know
who's
done
this?

I
got
up,
not
sure
what
to
do.


I
have
an
idea,
and
if
I'm
right,
he's
expecting
to
siphon
off
my
fortune
as
he
can.
My
having
a
wife
who
is
also
keeping
a
sharp
eye
on
the
books
won't
be
his
idea
of
fun.
I've
handled
it
in
the
past,
but
he
knows
I'm
busy
now.
Too
busy.

Rock
ran
a
hand
through
his
hair
and
sat
on
the
couch.


I
see.

But
I
didn't
entirely.


Well,
why
not
fire
him
or
put
him
on
leave
and
sort
it
out
later?

I
crossed
the
room
slowly,
but
I
could
see
from
his
face
that
Rock
was
in
another
world.


Not
going
to
happen.

I
perched
on
the
edge
of
a
wingback
chair.

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