As soon as Isabel is out of sight, I open the door. A tall man with a deep olive complexion, close-shaven black hair, and dark-tinted sunglasses greets me. He’s jacked, his muscles still clearly visible in his fitted khaki suit. He looks like the kind of guy who spends six hours a day in the gym and posts pictures of his protein smoothies on his Twitter feed. He’s exactly the kind of guy I’d expect to own a private security firm comprised of ex-military. He immediately offers his hand. “I’m Oded. We spoke on the phone.”
I nod and take his hand, doing my best to not wince as he strongly grips my hand in a firm handshake. “Thank you for coming on such short notice. Please come in.” I stand back, holding the door open, and wave him in.
As he steps toward me, I see that behind his large frame is a whole other person. A woman. An unbelievably gorgeous woman. Long, dark hair is pulled into a high pony tail that’s just messy enough to make me believe that she probably slept with it like that and rolled out of bed. She’s short, no more than five six, with an athletic but curvy frame. She’s wearing a simple white tank with black jeans, ripped at the knees, and boots. Next to Oded in his suit, she looks like the lost baby sister he’s stuck with for the day. Except she’s most definitely not a child. No, the swell of her breasts in that tight tank and the curve of her hips confirm, she is all woman.
She follows Oded into the house, not bothering to introduce herself. She holds herself with the same confidence as her muscled partner-something I find both incredibly confusing, and alluring. Her toned arms and flat stomach confirm for me that she is definitely in shape, and when her hazel eyes lazily wander up and down, assessing me, I get the sneaking suspicion she is also very capable of kicking my ass.
Her brown eyes continue to dart around the open foyer, taking in everything around her. Her eyes widen as she spots the crystal chandelier above. I’m suddenly fascinated by this woman standing in my foyer, feeling no need to introduce herself or even acknowledge my presence. Who is she? And more importantly, why is she here?