Y/N? You heard Jin’s
voice ringing through the intercom system on your desk as you scanned various memos
on your desk. The weeks that had passed were beginning to show, you had bags
under your eyes, you spent most nights sleeping on the uncomfortable couches in
your office, and your pretty sure the oil from your scalp was enough to grease a
pan. You sighed as you stood up and looked at your reflection, this job seemed
impossible for one person. You pressed the button to the intercom.
The door is open. You
murmured through the speaker, resting your head on your hand and watching the
door open, you heard Jin laugh lightly.
Long day? He asked
as he quietly picked up various pieces of paper that were strewn about the office,
you looked at him, your makeup was barely there, your shirt had wrinkles, and
you were pretty sure your skirt needed a deep cleaning.
Try long week. You
mumbled as you sighed heavily. So what do
you need? You questioned, looking at Jin with a bit of fear that he would
place another stack of papers on your desk. He pulled out his cell phone,
scanning the contents before looking at you. His suit was crisp, he looked like
he had gotten a full night’s sleep, and his hair looked perfectly and
effortlessly styled. Jin seemed like he had his entire life together, while you
looked like you could barely keep your name straight. Jin stared at you for a
moment, before sitting down in front of you, a flash of sadness casted over his
eyes as he looked from the phone back to you.
Uhm, we need to go to
the hospital. Just you and me. He muttered. Suddenly, your tired eyes shot
open, the fear from earlier was now replaced with concern.
Is everything okay? You
asked, already standing up from your spot behind the desk and quickly collecting
your things into your purse. Wallet,
keys, sunglasses. You went through the mental checklist as you scanned the
I would bring a notebook,
and a couple sheets of company letterhead. Jin murmured. You looked over
your shoulder at the elder employee, placing those things and a couple pens in
your purse. I’ll explain more in the car,
but we need to move. Do not say anything to the other department heads. Jin
explained and you nodded, following the assistant quickly out of the office.
Everyone was standing around Hobi’s desk, looking over various
product developments, when you and Jin walked past, they all watched
What do you think that’s
about? Tae asked as he nudged Jungkook. Jungkook and Namjoon looked at one
another then watched you follow in suit.
Do you think he’s
going to fire Y/N? Hobi asked and Yoongi rolled his eyes.
She’s been garnering
more of a profit AND a buzz just by being delegated as CEO. The Board of
Trustees is more than happy to see her take on the position and they are expecting
a jump in female consumers. Yoongi rattled off statistics and Jimin
scrunched up his brow.
What about one of us?
Why did she get picked over the rest? Jimin asked and Namjoon looked at
Hobi, then Yoongi. The three of them stayed quiet, but Jimin noticed the small
interaction and knew something was being hidden. Excusing himself from the
conversation, he walked back to his desk and began a little investigation of
You followed Jin into the hospital and walked up to the
Everything still okay? He asked and the nurse blushed, smiling up at the
Yes, everything is
still alright. He’s awake now. She murmured and looked over Jin’s shoulder
at you. Is this the girl he keeps
speaking about? The nurse inquired, but Jin smiled at her.
We will be going in to
see him, do not allow any other visitors to come in. He said, avoiding her
questions and turned to you. Let’s go
this way. He murmured and you followed him, holding the strap of your purse
on your shoulder. You hated hospital rooms, they always reminded you of illness
and death, and as you walked into CEO Bang’s room, the smell of medicine and
the beeping of machines made you shudder.
He was lying in bed, staring off to the side as he seemed to
contemplate life. Jin knocked lightly on the glass pane next to the door.
Sir, Y/N and I are
here. He murmured and closed the hospital door. CEO Bang turned his gaze to
them, when you saw him, he had lost weight, but his happy eyes were still
there. He smiled lightly at you as he motioned for the two of you to come
Come, sit down. His
once bellowing voice was now much softer as you slowly made you way to the
chair next to the bed.
Jimin sat at his desk, peeking his head to look around at
his colleagues, they all separated from their little gossip circle and had gone
back to their respective offices. Jimin looked at the distance from his office
to yours, his eyes scanning the length between. Grabbing a stack of papers, he
walked passed Tae and Namjoon’s offices towards the copy machine. Namjoon
looked up for a moment from his computer, before looking back at the illuminated
screen. Jimin quickly slipped into your office as he closed the door behind
You sat down next to the ailing CEO and gave him a small
How are you feeling? You
asked looking at all of the machines and feeling incredibly uncomfortable
sitting in the sterile hospital room.
I’ve been better. CEO
Bang said with a twinge of sadness. Y/N,
there is something I want to tell you. I don’t see myself getting any better,
the doctors keep giving me less and less time to live so I want you to know
this before I pass. You looked at him with pools forming in your eyes. To
think that CEO Bang would die soon was almost too difficult to bear as he
reached out for your hand. He was the first fatherly figure you truly had in
your life, you grew up with a single mother and she tried her best, but nothing
could really replace the need for another guardian in your life. He took you
under his wing at the firm when you began as an intern during college, and then
he continued to build you up. Seeing him in this sickly state was too much for
you to comprehend.
Jimin looked through your desk. Covered with papers, he
sighed and shook his head.
No wonder she barely
sleeps, she’s horribly disorganized. He murmured to himself as he scanned
images of you and your mom when you were growing up. From the looks of the
photographs, you were very close to your mom. He smiled at the images of you,
with pigtails and a bright pink frock on, while your mother stood beaming, her
eyes gazing down at you lovingly. Jimin continued to look around the couches
now, finding some of CEO Bang’s photos. Then his eyes widened.
I know this might be a
bit of a shock. CEO Bang murmured, his voice a little hoarse from coughing
and he looked around. But there’s a reason
I made you the CEO, there’s a reason I helped you so much when you came into
the company. He continued and you looked at him skeptically. Usually in a company like this, the CEO
would give the power to their next of kin, if they were knowledgeable enough. He
murmured and you nodded.
Right, but you don’t
have any children. You mumbled.
Well. CEO Bang
said in reply and it confused you.
Jimin brought the photo to the desk, sitting in the leatherbound
chair that sat behind the mahogany desk. Grabbing a photo of your young self,
standing next to your mother, he held it up to the photo of a young CEO Bang
standing with his arm around the waist of a woman. The resemblance was outstanding.
Oh, my, god. Jimin
I do have a daughter. CEO
Bang murmured and your eyes shot open. You looked over your shoulder at Jin,
who nodded lightly. Y/N. CEO Bang
said quietly and you looked at him.
She’s his daughter! Jimin
exclaimed and looked at the images. Now Jimin noticed your smile was similar to
CEO Bang, the way you would constantly click your pen, and how you would try to
make light of even the worst circumstances.