-THREE MONTHS EARLIER-
Maybe… Maybe it wasn’t worth it after all…
Derrick’s hands were in his face, his eyes shut tight. It could be a dream. Yeah, that was it. A dream. There was no way one man could lose so much in one day… was there?
Derrick slowly looked up, his amber eyes meeting the blonde boy’s lilac ones.
“Would you like something to drink? We have quite the menu, we have-”
“A bottle of your most expensive whisky.”
The waiter paused, then nodded. “Right away.”
Derrick sighed as the young employee turned his back toward the kitchen. He thought back to being that young, when he had just started working through the ranks.
Back in those days, everything had been alright. Landing a job at the prestigious Rhodopis Corporation at the young age of 22 had truly been an honor; and for the next decade and a half, Derrick would climb his way up the ladder until he was at the very,