Obsidian: Mystic Stones Series #1
The metal elevator doors glided
open to the luxurious seventeenth floor of the Herrick-Peyton building. Fresh,
colorful hibiscus flowers welcomed Ava as she stepped into the reception area.
She glanced around and made eye contact with the man she was looking for: Tom
Walker. His face lit up when he saw her, and his handsome grin made Ava’s own
smile spread across her face.
“Miss Tanner, what brings you up to
the seventeenth floor?” Mr. Walker asked.
“Well, it’s been almost a year
since you signed your last lease, and since you seem so comfortable up here, I
thought I’d bring up the renewal papers,” Ava said as she looked around the
“Wonderful! Let’s step into my
office, shall we? I’ll sign them right away. Otherwise, they’ll get lost on my
Ava nodded and followed Tom to his
office. He stopped short and let her enter first as he gently placed a hand on
the small of her back. Butterflies erupted in her stomach.
He closed the door behind them and
gestured at one of the guest chairs while taking the packet of papers from her.
She could smell his cologne as he approached her. It reminded her of rain and
fresh cut grass. He took a seat behind his large desk, which shined in the
sunlight from the window behind him.
“So the papers would get lost on
your desk, huh?” Ava asked.
“Well, I might have exaggerated a
bit,” he replied. Silence followed as he flipped through the pages of the
He cleared his throat, “So, since
I’m signing papers—”
“Oh, no. Let’s not start that, Mr.
Walker. You know I can’t work for you,” Ava said, before he got the question
“How did you know?” He grinned.
“You ask me every time we see each
“I wish we would see each other
more often. Then maybe I would wear you down.”
“I just don’t think I’d fit in at
Psytech, and I like where I am now,” Ava replied.
Tom sighed. “I know you do. I just
can’t figure out why.”
The pen dragged on the last page of
the renewal papers as Tom signed his name with a flourish. He stood and rounded
the desk with a predatory look on his face. It was one that Ava had seen often.
She couldn’t convince herself it was only the look of a man who wanted her to
work for him. To her, it sometimes seemed that he wanted so much more. She took
a deep breath as he came closer. She was about to stand, but he surprised her
by sitting in the guest seat next to her.
“I hope that one day you will say
yes to me. Psytech could really use you—I could really use you.”
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About the Author: Kayla Curry
Kayla Curry, author of Obsidian: The Mystic Stones Series, lives in North Platte, Nebraska with her husband and two children.
She likes spending time with family and friends when she’s not writing or marketing.
Her other hobbies include reading and arts and crafts. You can visit her website at http://sites.google.com/site/kaylacurryauthor/ to keep up on her progress in the Mystic Stones Series.
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