The Lycan King

Chapter 42. The Black Thing


Nik led me to a huge room where lots and lots of people were sitting and a many more were even standing at the back. There was a cameraman standing in the middle and filming us too. There was a large screen at the far end of the room of which we could see the anxious faces of people watching us live.

We entered from one of the side doors and he extended his hand, which I took, and he led me up the stage. Everyone welcomed us with a warm round of applause which made me blush.

After they quietened, Nik started. "Good afternoon everyone. First, I would like to thank you all for all your handwork that has helped us become of of the top MNC's in the the world today. And for the outstanding profits the company has earned for the year 2018." He smiled at everyone.

The crowd broke into another applause, louder than the other one.

"I would like to introduce my wife, Avalyn Volkov." He pressed his hand on my lower back. "She is now officially one of the owners of Volkov Corps. You will have to listen to her boss around just as much as I do now." He chuckled as everyone broke into laughter and another hearty applause which led me to blush again as I smiled widely at everyone.

Nik had his way of charming people. People just liked him naturally. It wasn't just the looks, it was his aura, his style, the way he talked, the way he smiled. I knew he was closed off most of the time, especially with strangers. But inside that mask, he was a man with a big heart. He would never wish ill of someone. At least not until they mess up.

"The company's CEO, late Mr. Christian Fallon was found dead because of an animal attack. It was a very sad time for all of us and I know the whole company mourned his loss. He was a great man. May he rest in peace." Everyone murmured 'may he rest in peace' after him.

"Mr. George Colby, the COO stepped up as the stand in CEO." He gave a pointed look to a man in the front row who was shifting in his seat. "In that duration, twenty million dollars were transferred to some unknown account in the Swiss bank. Did you know this?"

The man looked uncomfortable as he stood up and the camera focused on him. "We had no control over it, Mr. Volkov. Someone had hacked into our system and wired it. I have our finance and IT team still working on it."

"Why was I not informed as soon as it happened?" Nik asked, an undertone of anger in his voice.

"We thought we had it under control." He gave the lame reply.?

"That does not mean that you will not inform me of the happenings in my company. Were any other chief officers informed?" Nik asked.

"Mr. Powley and Mrs. Heath knew." He replied, sounding ashamed.

"Very well. I would like to make major structural changes right now. Mr. Colby, you are fired."

Gasps shot out in the room.

"Mr. Powley, Mrs. Heath, you are fired too." He said, silencing the room.

A man shot out of his seat. "You can't fire people like that, Mr.Volkov."

"I can and I will. I am the Chairperson and I own the company. I do not tolerate this kind of behaviour,?Mr. Heath. As a matter of fact, what steps have you taken as a CIO?" He arched his brow.

"We have registered a complaint but the account isn't traceable. There is nothing more we can do." He replied.

"That is not the answer you give when such a big amount is at stake." He gave a sharp look to the man. "You are fired too."

Everyone looked terrified now. Nik was firing people felt and right. This won't be good for the company. There can't be an uncertainty in a company like this. But this sort of information should not have been hidden either.

I placed my hand on his arm. He needed to calm down.

"Anyone who knew about this but did not raise their voice or inform Nikolai, please stand up." I said, silencing the room.

"Stand up and you only loose your job here. Or else I will find out my way and you might find it difficult to find a job elsewhere too." Nik looked calm right now but I felt his anger through our bond. I grabbed his hand and rubbed circles to calm him down.

Slowly, a few people stood up.

"The entire team of Chief officers, I see. All of you are fired and you can leave now." He said and gave a meaningful look to the guard standing at the doors.

Some ashamed and some arrogant, the people who were standing left the room.

All the employees were holding their breath for his next move. There was pin drop silence and everyone watched Nik with rapt attention.

"Everyone in the company is granted a promotion. The new chief officers, please stand up."

Everyone was shell-shocked. I would have laughed at everyone's expressions if it wasn't such a serious matter.

Slowly, a few people got up, looking at each other inconspicuously but I caught it. I don't think they believed this happened.

"If you would have been in your previous boss's position, what would have you all done?" He looked at every standing person in the eye.

"We would have informed you." A man in his late forties spoke.

Nik nodded. "And what would your next course of action would be to get the money back, considering all the facts you were told some time ago?"

They all remained quiet. Thinking.

A hand shot up in the crowd that was sitting.

Nik nodded at him and the man stood up. A smile grew on my face when I saw it was Ethan. "If someone took my money, I would not sit quietly, Sir. If someone can wire our money to another account, I think we should do the same. Especially when the authorities can't help us."

A daring answer.

"That is not what an honourable man with morals would do." Nik studied him and then turned his gaze back to the newly appointed Chief Officers. It wasn't just immoral, it was illegal too.

"I'm a businessman too, Sir. And it won't be an immoral thing if its taking back my own money." Ethan said, bringing our attention back to him.

"What's your name?" Nik asked.

"Ethan Lesley." He replied.

"What's your job in the company, right now?" Nik asked again. I had a hitch where Nik was going with this.

"I'm a business analyst." He replied.

"Ethan, my man, come up on the stage." Nikolai beckoned him here.

Ethan didn't seem as confident as before when he walked here. He climbed up on the stage and gave me a shaky smile before he looked up at Nik.

"Employees of Volkov Corp., I present you the new CEO, Ethan Lesley. Along with that, I announce a ten percent increment in everyone's salary." Nik announced.

Thirty seconds later, the room burst into applause and cheers.?

Ethan looked shocked. He looked at me with his eyes wide, as if asking if its real.

I grinned at him


rest in my office. Congratulations on your new job

for the opportunity, Mr. Volkov." Ethan shook

Nik nodded at him.

may return to your jobs now." Nik announced and grabbed my hand, leading me

ride was short and silent as we made our way to

chair and Ethan and I sat

you will be under probation period for six months. Since this role is new for you, you can take all the help you need from the new

I'm ecstatic to start my new job." His smile was infectious and I smiled

same in six months. Good luck,

stood up, "thank you for the opportunity again, Mr. Volkov," and

him?" Nik asked beckoning me towards

helped me to find Mason Lockwood and Sylvia."

He tugged me

finds me attractive enough to flirt." I played with the knot of his

most beautiful women I've seen." He

I saw Sylvia. He had been

on my eyes, nose and lips, "all this is real", his finger trailed down my neck and circled my breasts, "and this is real too",

"You are

growl reverberated through his chest that

giggled. "Whatever

No girl I've

man and girls fawned over him. And he

again. "You should go take a

is coming?"

and Natalia."

his lap. It had been so long since I had seen her. And she

the shower before they come. I

door behind me. I was impressed that an office bathroom had a shower place. I removed my dress and folded it neatly, placing it in one of the drawers so it wouldn't get wet. I took an extra towel

hopped into the shower and diligently lathered myself with the body wash so I only smelt of the soap and me. After I

was typing something on the computer which seemed too important and stressful.


smiled even though he couldn't

my fingers started aching. It was just

from his chair and paced in the room a

"What happened?" I asked.

long time. And the way we parted last time wasn't a...proper goodbye." He stopped and looked at me. He took two long

knock on the door. "Thanks. You calm me down." He whispered.

said, giving me

gestured a man and

us. Forward all the calls to your

He replied and

the life out

ask you how you are doing but I can

laughing. "And yes, I'm a hundred percent

her hand.

immediately turned to him. "Yes?"

brother, Maximilian. Max, this

size a Nik. Maybe a bit more

his hand. "It's a pleasure to meet you." He said and gave me

be grateful to the woman because of whom your mate agreed to

his hand. What was

stepped closed to him, hoping he wouldn't move and grabbed the

can see him?" Max

squeezed him a little, feeling an aura of darkness

I'll be the face

you kill him?" Max

try." I replied but in the next second, the black thing puffed

the actual fuck was that?" Natalia?

said, clearly wanting to know

once told you that I heard whispers? That I wasn't just talking to


devil that whispered evil things in my ear. And I think it's dead." Max sounded

looked at me intently. "You aren't just a

if I was supposed to tell it to anyone. He hadn't told me but I had an itch that it wasn't something

what she is yet. She has these

a vampire. Mother an Alpha werewolf who inherited the pack." Max

eyes. How the hell did he know all

thats enough,

"Avalyn?" He persisted.

James." I replied, biting my lip. Did he maybe, by any chance know them? He was a vampire so he

a fraction

Faelern is?" Max

of all the Faes."

had a daughter?"?

a mate." Nik shook his head in

daughter. It's been said that his mate was cursed. That she will die giving birth to her

this? Faes don't live in our dimension anymore. After the attacks, they came together and escaped to a dimension

you telling us this?" Nik asked,

name was Valarie Aine."

Mary James. Her name after the adoption was Valarie Aine James." Max spoke. This means I'm a Fae. And my mother knew she

locked with mine. "Your mother was the long lost daughter of King Faelern. Which makes you the heir to the Fey Kingdom." Tears burned at the back of my eyes and I blinked, clearing them. Papa hardly ever talked about my mom. And I had stopped asking after some time because I knew it hurt him too much to talk about her. This was the first piece of substantial information I got about

Avalyn. You're practically royalty.?Shit."

in my eyes when I looked at Nikolai. This will also mean that having Nik's child will kill me

are you so sure?" Nik asked Max, his

doorstep when I was ten. The Montana pack gave protection to refugees. Which is why Fiona when came to our dimension, she directly went to them for help. I have heard many stories about Valerie growing

isn't fucking true. She is no princess. She is my mate.

Max said but Nik cut

going to die carrying my child. She isn't cursed." I know he was overwhelmed. I know, even though we hadn't talked about it but he wanted to have children. And I know he would never agree

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