Three Years Later:
There was a buzz in the air at the head office building of Knight Security Services. From the secretary to the top order directors had been instructed to stay on alert. The original boss of the place, Long Ah Hai was coming to the office after almost five years. No one knew where he had been these past few years. Some speculated that he had been in a foreign land fighting terrorists while some felt that he had been living in the country itself but undercover and had busted a few drug and human trafficking rings. It is said that there is no smoke without fire. So if there were so many gossips and speculations, one could not help but wonder why. The reason behind this speculation was simple,Long Ah Hai had been awarded by the government, two medals for his exceptional service to the country. Since Ah Hai had been in the army of country C,the government had asked for his help and expertise in these cases and he had finished them successfully so the President of country A had awarded him many appreciation prizes and medals.
However there was yet another reason for today's excitement. Today, Long Ah Hai would officially takeover as the CEO of Knight Security Services.Ever since the company had been established, Ah hai had worked behind the scenes and no one but his second in command had seen him clearly. Those who had attended any meetings with him had always whined about the darkness around him because of which they could not see him. Now was their chance
The media was camped outside the building to catch a glimpse of Long Ah Hai. After Long Ryu, this man was the most reticent brother as far as they were concerned. Neil Long and Matt Long were both public figures and even Long Ryu had been a visible though cold because of his role as CEO of Lance Inc.. while Long Ah Hai was the most mysterious one. Being the youngest he had been at first protected and then due to his chosen occupation,getting a picture of him had been impossible. The only picture the media had of him was an old one that they had to use everytime the man was mentioned. And still the man occupied the Nation's Most Handsome Bachelor's title. But today they would be able to capture him on camera.And not only that they were even invited to have an interview with him. Today their live streams were going to get amazing viewership!
With everything buzzing,the man responsible for all this,at present stood in his apartment,getting ready to leave for the office. He was dressed in a Zegna Bespoke dark black suit paired with a black suit. The suit and the vibe of the man matched that of a businessman but his face was that of a villain. Cold and Hard. With his hair tied up in a top knot,the man looked like a women's fantasy bad boys.
The clock struck 8.00 as he walked out of the walk in closet. A small curled up lump sleeping under the blankets brought a rare smile to his lips and closing the blinds that were letting light in,he went to the underground car part to get his car.
Working in the security tended to make a person paranoid and with reason.Long Ah Hai had seen the madness of humans in almost all forms.This was why no one knew his address and no one drove his car for him. As a matter of fact,all the brothers drove their own car because of what had happened to their parents who died because of someone's mad grudge against them.
Driving out,he soon reached KSS headquarters. But seeing the circus outside,he was almost tempted to turn back and go home. Shot,his second in command, had asked him if they could announce his arrival and he had agreed. He should've known that,with Shot's style,his announcement would be vastly different than what Ah Hai had thought..This was the reason why Shot handled their PR.But he was too flamboyant. The moment the black Dodge Coronet stopped in the compound,the media persons wanted to rush forward to get a look at him. But nobody dared to. They had already been instructed that Long Ah Hai valued his own personal space and did not like human touch. So they waited until the man alighted from the car.
Goosebumps. Every male and female reported had goosebumps when Long Ah Hai alighted from the car. His face looked like it had been carved out from stone. His eyes were covered by sunglasses but even those sunglasses did nothing to hide on the man's beauty. A scar stretched across his left cheek and disappeared under the frame of the man's sunglasses but instead of detracting from his beauty,it looked as if the sculptor had purposely left a mark of on him.
The man did not bother to even look at the corner where the sound of flashes were echoing every second and moved towards the entrance. Once inside, Knight looked around with his eyes and was satisfied. Thankfully his staff was well trained and they had not created a ruckus inside. They all stood there respectfully and though there was curiosity burning in their eyes,they were trained enough to keep it limited to their eyes. He nodded in satisfaction and moved towards the conference room for the upcoming announcement. Only after he had made the announcement, would he be meeting and greeting his employees. He wanted to get the outsiders done first.
Inside the conference room, the journalists all sat straight as they waited for the announcement that had brought back the KSS' reticent CEO.
Soon the man stood on the stage. In a silky voice he started," Welcome to the KSS headquarters. Thank you for taking time to xommcome here at our behest. As you all know KSS has been the biggest company in cyber security as well as personnel security in these past few years. We would like to announce we are now moving in a bigger direction and expanding the company. In the first step, KSS is entering the entertainment industry. You will be receiving the details soon of our artists and upcoming shows.Thank you."
Entertainment Industry? Everyone was in shock. It was not uncommon for bigger companies to invest in this field but no one directly started their own company and it was practically unheard of from a company which provided security services... but no one dared to doubt their abilities to succeed. Everyone believed that Long brothers could not fail at anything.
Once the journalists had been briefed about the company,they moved onto personal questions.
The first journalist was bold enough to ask," Mr. Long,after staying away from media for so many years,it is this new development that you have chosen to come into the lime light?"
A straightforward answer was given to the journalists, "Yes."
The journalists waited for Long Ah Hai to expand on the answer but realized that he was not going to say anymore.The man was once a soldier and they were reminded of the fact. His answers were short and concise. This brought forward a new question..
"Mr Long,you have recently received the highest honor for serving the country. Can you explain the service yoy have done for receiving this special honor?"
"I could but then I would have to kill you.."
An awkward atmosphere was created at this answer. A few experienced journalists laughed to ease the tension since nobody knew if the man was serious and tried to change the topic.
Another journalist then stated, "Mr Long, no one had seen you in the past and yet you were labeled the most handsome bachelor of the nation. Would you like to say anything about it?",questioned another journalist.
Long Ah Hai turned his cold eyes to this journalist and answered,"I think that such a label Most handsome bachelor should belong to my brother, Matt Long."
The journalists all grinned at this and someone even commented,"Mr Long,you are being modest. One would not expect something like this from a man as bold as you."
This time Ah Hai graced them with a smile which shocked everyone present. They were mesmerized and dared not blink in case they missed this beauty. What the man said next however shocked them even more.
"I am not being modest at all. You see,I do ot deserve the title,not because I am less handsome than him but because he is the only bachelor among us brothers.."
It took a moment for everybody to even ascertain and absorb the fact of what had been said. Long Ah Hai had just declared that he was married..
Just then everyone's eyes fell on the man's beautiful hands. And there, glinted a simple wedding band on his ring finger.