Kagome frowned as she sat at her spot at the meeting table, her eyes flickering over the two young men who stood in the doorway, staring up at the projection screen in awe and disbelief. She felt bad for them, remembering when she was in their shoes, a new comer to a new country trying to start a new and make a name for herself.
She glanced at her boss, and current boyfriend a frown on her face, he should have sent them an e-mail or better yet called them to let them know what was happening. A trip to Moscow was not cheap at all, plus as it was her boss was making fun of them, after stealing their idea. She shook her head and looked away from her boss.
She stared at the two young men, a smirking pulling at her lips when one of them called her boss a douche, he could be quiet douchy. Yet, they both paid for that comment.
"Security will see you out." His voice was tight with annoyance at being called such names in front of his business partners and his current girlfriend. He watched with smug eyes as they were lead out of the room and turned to the others in the room a smile on his face. "Let's get back on track eh?"
Kagome merely tuned him out, thinking of the decisions she had made that had gotten her here. After the Shikon was completed and Naraku dead, she wished the cursed thing away and was flung back into her time. She had been depressed at the sudden abrupt departure from those she considered a second family. To battle said depression she had thrown herself into her studies. Raising her once horrid 2.3 GPA to a solid 3.6, her mother had been so proud.
She had graduated high school with flying colors and moved onto college, studying business as well as foreign language's. An odd choice for the shikon miko, her own brother thought she would become either an author, writing about her journeys, or a history major. She had entertained both ideas at one point in time yet found them not to be for her.
She liked the cold cut throat business world, it reminded her of her nii-san. In her younger days she often envisioned him living to her time and being the head of a large multibillion corporation. Sadly, he had not lived to her time, no demons had and she was faced with the reality that her ties to the past had truly been cut.
She grew to accept it, and moved past it. Sadly her family always tried to remind her of it, asking about her journeys and reminding her of things that certain people said or did. It started to draw her depression back out. Luckily she was in her last year of college when she had been offered an internship at a huge company in Sweden, she jumped at the chance, having taken the langue the semester before at her teachers urging.
Her family had been upset at first, not wanting to lose her again, yet relented to her going. Happy that she had a new passion in life, and had sent her off with smiles and well wishes. In no time she had settled into Sweden, used to being thrust into new places alone. She wrapped up her internship with flying colors and landed a job as a worker bee in the hive that was her company.
In little to no time she had worked her way up the ladder and in less than two years she was working under Skyler, a big shot in their company and the business world. At first things had been tense he was a tad bit shady and though she enjoyed the cut throat world of business she also thought there should be some code of honor. As time went by she grew to accept his way of thinking and over time came to like him and vice versa.
Now a year later they were going out and were also the top dogs at their company. Though she stilled disliked his shady ways, like what he had just pulled. Stealing Ben and Sean's idea for their social networking/party locating software. They were the ones who thought of it and had come to him for help with sealing the deal with Moscow. Yes, they should have paid more attention to the paper work but still. They had every right to be pissed off; they had just been swindled out of a cool 1.5 mil.
With a sigh she tuned back into the conversation, knowing he wouldn't need her help with sealing the deal, and glanced at her watch. She was bored.
Skyler smiled as he shook the hands of those around the table, the deal now finalized and in black and white. He turned to Kagome , expecting to see her smiling at him, he had just landed a huge account and almost by himself. Yet she was clearly bored, staring at her watch, and waiting for the meeting to be over with. He knew she would be cross with him, she herself had liked the two young men he had just screwed over, plus she did have a code of ethics.
With a final nod at his business partners her stood up, Kagome doing so as well, and they made their exit. Her black heels clacked on the stone floor of the building as they made their way towards the elevator.
A slim manicured finger pressed the down button, a small frown on her pink lips, as she felt his gaze bore into her. He no doubt wanted her to sing his praises and inflate his already huge ego. She would not, yes it was a huge deal for their company but the way he made it was shady and she did not like it. He would be getting the silent treatment until they were back in Sweden.
With an awkward silence they entered the elevator and began the long ride down the first floor. "It wasn't my fault they didn't; fill out all the proper paper work." It was a cold statement. She merely puckered her lips. "Yup." Her reply was just as cold.
He sighed running a hand through his blonde hair, hating when she was cross with him. "Look, well go out tonight and celebrate, what do you say? We did just land the biggest deal of our careers…" He shot her a small smile, wiggling his eyebrows at her.
She wanted to say no, yet he knew how to work her and with a small sigh she nodded. "Fine, but I won't enjoy it." She turned her nose up at him.
He smirked as he stooped down to steal a small kiss from her lips, grinning as she rolled her eyes at him. "Douche." She smirked as he frowned and mutter a small cruse word in his native tongue.