Hollow part 46
- I DON’T KNOW ENGLISH VERY WELL. I JUST WANT TO IMPROVE IT.
- I’M NOT A WRITER.
- IF YOU SAW A MISTAKE, LET ME KNOW.
Are you really think that you are a master of your fate? What would you say, if I told you that you were wrong.
Akim, no longer young, but still good looking, rich man bought a new technology (machine that can cut many trees). He didn’t know that this simple decision not only will have an impact on his own life, but also change life of many others. There is also a girl. The girl, who want to discover who she really is and what is her role in this mess.
Minister was confused. He adjusted his jacket, hunched his shoulders and quickly stepped away, disappearing between guests.
“Good heaven…” Started Kucov. “I swear I will hear about you a few more times. Two!” He said towards waiter.
“I think you overestimate this a little bit. “ Said Akim, taking a glass. He still felt insecure. He wasn’t sure if someone will throw him out.
“Can I…” They heard a man’s voice behind their back. “What a performance.” Continued the unknown man. “Excuse me that I didn’t introduce myself. Meier.” He gently bent his head, then he turned to Akim. “What a favor you did, Mister. For six months they tried to take him down. And here you are… buried with cutlery.”
“Ha! Well said… buried with cutlery!” Repeated Kucov.
“And what’re you laughing at?” Asked another man.
“At buried with cutlery.” Answered Kucov.
“What a disgrace!” Cackled the man.
Suddenly, tall and very skinny man approached Akim. “Excuse me… “He whispered. “He want to talk with you.” The man nodded his head and Akim followed his move. His eyes rested on an old man who was sitting around table and glared at him.
Akim apologized, standing beside him men and backed off towards the old man.
“Please sit down Mr Engelhardt.” Said the man, pointing seat.
Akim looked grim. “Do we know each other?” He said coolly.
“I don’t think so, but we can fix that. Shall we drink?”
“Perfectly, my throat is dry.” He said, unfolding his hands. The man tilted and beckoned towards waiter.
Akim noticed a big signet ring on his finger.
“Do you like it Mister? “
Akim raised his eyes and looked into man’s eyes.
“Thank you…It’s for us?” Asked suddenly the man towards waiter. “Put it here!” Then he took a glass to his hand and raised it. “Cheers…” He frowned his white eyebrows. “Why don’t you drink?”
“I’m not used to drink with stranger.”
The man looked at him carefully.
“Please forgive my impoliteness…Rosenthalt.” He bent his head. “Now, when we dropped the formalities…”
“Probably you will ask me what I do.” Interfered Akim.
“I could…but the truth is, I don’t care. I’m more interested in what you could do.” His eyes pierced him.
“Me?” Answered Akim. “I can tell you.”
Rosenthalt leaned back and his lips curved in sardonically smile. “I like you. You have so much potential that’s going to waste…If you changed your mind, you will know where to find me.”
Akim frowned his eyebrows and took a small card.