As soon as Gabriella walked into the high-rise building of her new job, she felt a rush of excitement and danger she had never experienced before. Being a fresh school graduate, Gabriella landed a job at one of the top law firms in the city. She did not imagine that her employment would be so stimulating.
The first day on the job was nerve-wracking. All of the attorneys seemed so much older and wiser than her. Gabriella felt like a small fish in a big pond. Trying to get her bearings, Gabriella kept her head down and worked diligently on her assigned case files. After a few days, she forgot all her reservations and immersed herself in her job.
It was a few days into Gabriella’s second week that she met Miles. Miles, a partner at the firm, was the epitome of tall, dark, and handsome. His chiseled jawline and broad shoulders left Gabriella’s heart racing every time she was in the same room as him. He also had a stern, no-nonsense demeanor that made him even more alluring.
Gabriella tried to keep her distance from Miles, knowing that becoming romantically involved with a superior was inappropriate, not to mention dangerous. However, Miles had other plans.
One day, Miles asked Gabriella to stay after work to finish a project. As she worked, they talked casual small talk that slowly turned more and more flirtatious. Gabriella found herself being drawn to Miles like a moth to a flame. She tried her best to suppress her feelings, but she couldn’t help but feel the mutual attraction between them.
Miles came up behind Gabriella, and she could feel his warm breath on the nape of her neck. He leaned in close and whispered, “You don’t know how badly I’ve wanted to be alone with you.”
Gabriella’s heart skipped a beat, and she felt herself becoming aroused. She knew that what she was doing was dangerous, but she could not withstand Miles’ seductive charm.
Distracted by Miles’ closeness, Gabriella accidentally knocked over her coffee, spilling it all over her shirt. She jumped up, trying to clean it up, but Miles stepped in front of her, stopping her.
“Let’s get you cleaned up,” he said, grabbing her hand and leading her to a private bathroom.
Once inside, Miles closed the door and turned around to face Gabriella. He swept his hand through her hair, locking eyes with her.
“I can’t keep my distance any longer,” he said before crushing his lips onto hers.
Their kiss was passionate and intense. Gabriella could feel Miles’ strong arms wrapped around her, the heat between them building. They were lost in each other, ignoring the danger that a relationship could bring to their work environment.
As they pulled away from one another, Miles pressed Gabriella against the counter, and she could feel his hands moving up to the hem of her skirt.
“I want you,” Miles whispered, his voice low and husky. Gabriella nodded her agreement, and before she knew it, their clothes were scattered across the bathroom floor.
The sex between them was explosive, both Gabriella and Miles feeling each other’s every move. Gabriella’s dangerous desires had finally been unleashed, and she felt alive in a way she had never felt before.
From then on, Gabriella and Miles started having secret rendezvous around the office and even sneak away together for luxurious getaways. They knew what they were doing was wrong, and the fear of getting caught only made their encounters more thrilling.
However, with the excitement came danger. Miles’ coworkers were getting suspicious of his increasing absences, causing rumors to spread throughout the office. They both knew it was only a matter of time before they were discovered.
One day, Gabriella’s supervisor called her into their office, and there sat Miles as well. Gabriella’s heart was pounding as she took a seat. The tension was thick, but her boss finally broke the silence.
“Our firm has a strict policy against employee relationships. Gabriella, I have wanted to speak with you about this for a while now,” he said sternly.
Gabriella could feel her heart sinking, knowing that their secret affair had finally been exposed. Miles looked at her, his expression unreadable.
“We cannot have our clients and coworkers privy to our personal lives. We can’t risk our reputation,” Miles spoke up, his voice cold and distant.
Tears streamed down Gabriella’s face as she realized that her job was in jeopardy because of their affair. Her boss continued to talk, but Gabriella could hear nothing but the thumping of her heart.
Miles finally spoke up, putting an arm around Gabriella to comfort her as he said, “We will end our relationship. It will not affect our work here.”
Gabriella nodded, their relationship coming to an end as abruptly as it had started. Miles and Gabriella kept their distance from one another, both focusing on their work, but their memories of their dangerous desires never faded.
Years later, Gabriella would look back on that time in her life, the thrill of danger enticing, but causing problems she could never have foreseen. Even if she never spoke of it again, Gabriella never forgot the forbidden workplace affair she had with Miles.