When her latest ex tries to start things up, her handsome yet distant new boss Mako decides to enlighten her with his philosophy of how love is a power struggle.
She decides to take his advice on how to "win," and Mako finds himself losing his own war. I do not own Avatar: The Legend of Korra or anything pertaining to it.
This writer's block is a hell of a doozy when it comes to my other stories, but I've had some inspiration for some PWP fics that are fun to write and hopefully fun for you all to read. This is very loosely inspired by the Korean movie Seducing Mr. Rated T for language and sexual references. Ages have been bumped up about 11 years for this Modern!
I'm only planning for it to be maybe chapters at the most. Korra, the personal assistant to the Director of Finances for Future Industries, finds herself in the same problem of falling for the wrong guy. After getting dumped by her latest boyfriend, she finds herself taking relationship advice from the handsome yet distant new director, Mako.
Mako's philosophy is love is a power struggle, and whomever comes out on top is the 'winner. The Art of Dating Chapter 1: Detail Assessment and Planning "Men are jerks," Korra said conclusively after sitting down at the hotel bartop beside her cousin.
The blue eyed woman shrugged. The older she got, the more she wanted to get asked to show her ID. The blonde woman took the ID and looked at it for a moment before handing it back. Jinora exhaled in relief. He's been a super dick to you. And sorry, Korra, but it should be a law that you don't date guys who are prettier than you are.
The brown eyed university student rolled her eyes. Just every time I saw him he was looking at himself in the mirror. If Carly Simon ever wrote that song for someone, it would be for him. Jinora leaned over to take another sip from her drink. Listen Korra, you're a catch; smart, beautiful, witty, and you got a killer raise at Future Industries.
Who needs a man? Enjoy single life for a while. You're twenty-eight, you don't need to get married tomorrow. Back home, I'd be an old maid who's way beyond the ability to have children. My grandmother told me my amniotic fluid was rotting and my uterus was drying out. That's surprising since my grandmother is from the same tribe as yours, too, but I guess at least she tells me to wait and enjoy my youth. She loved my granddad and all, but she says they were way too young to get married at seventeen and nineteen," the brunette shuddered.
I have to be at work bright and early. I hear my boss is extra anal retentive. She took an enormous bite of the biscuit in her hands as she felt the subway begin to slow down. When the doors opened, she hopped out of the metro and ran up the stairs, bumping into a tall man. The blue eyed woman dialed her office as she scrambled to pick up all the papers and shove them back in her bag. She gave a genuine smile at the man, who only shook his head at her.
How may I help you? It's Korra," she said into the phone, tossing the wrapper of her biscuit in the trash. I'm hungover like you wouldn't believe. Mako isn't in yet. You better hurry though. You were supposed to be here five minutes ago. Have a good day! The blue eyed woman waited for the light to change then tore across the street in her flats. When she was outside the marble entrance to the offices, she took her ID badge from her bag and clipped it on her blazer then walked inside the building.
She put her belongings on the conveyer belt and walked through the metal detector. When the doors finally opened she walked to her office and dumped her bag on the floor after pulling her heels out from the bag and exchanging her flats. The sapphire eyed woman pressed the power switch on her computer and opened her email, moving the mouse side to side as if it would help the computer spring to life faster. She turned her webcam on and stared at her reflection as she patted concealer on the dark circles under her eyes and put some gloss on her lips.
The phone suddenly came to life from an internal line and Korra picked it up, "Korra. Mako wants to see you in his office," Jia said before hanging up the line. She rose to her feet and ran her hands through her hair before pulling it back in a neat ponytail, then walked to the office. She's one of the best personal assistants and a reputable translator," Mr. Sato explained, stepping aside. My own daughter was begging me to let her have Korra, but you seemed satisfied with everything I had said about her and I figured it would be best if you kept someone from the department to help you learn the ropes of Future Industries.
Korra, Mako's one of the best so please take care of him. Hadn't she seen that dark grey suit before? I went to get some medicine from the drug store. He looked down at his computer for a moment, then back to her. Sato, I can take it from here. Sato nodded then exited the room. I just got dizzy," she said. And uh oh, again. Korra gave a small laugh, looking at the floor. Great, just fucking fantastic. Not even an hour with her new salary and she was on the express lane to getting fired.
But when you're here, you're on my time. Just try not to be late again," he sat down and ran a hand through his dark hair. Mako," she replied, sighing internally in relief. Mako makes me sound like my father or something," he scoffed, his amber eyes meeting hers for a moment.
His face showed sternness but his eyes were softer, almost tired. Um, I'm originally from Canada. Tribal life wasn't exactly my thing, so I moved to the States for university and I've stayed here since.
May I ask where you're from? I grew up in Taipei for a few years before I moved to Hawaii when I was twelve. So we'll practice our Chinese together," he gave a polite smile at her then put a mug on the desk. Get me some," Mako said without looking up. Korra gave a forced laugh. You want coffee, go ask Jia. You want someone who will make sure your schedule runs smoothly without a hitch, coordinate with our branches abroad, and make sure this is the tightest ship you ever set foot on, I'm your woman.
So I'll get your coffee this once, but next time, figure out a real assignment for me. But don't talk to me like that with the door open again in front of my department. When you come back I'll have some things for you to do.
Korra was in the break room a few days later refilling her coffee when her cellphone rang. She picked it up and looked at the caller ID. The hell did he want? She knew this routine; he dumped her, he would call back and apologize, and she would take him back.
No - not today. Did he mean it? Maybe he really had thought about it. Maybe he really did think life wasn't worth living without her Her eyes were wide with surprise. Don't call her again while she's at work. You could have just said to hang up and I would have! It's just sad to see how easily girls give in," he poked his head in the door frame, then walked back to his office.
Korra stalked after him. Let me guess, he threw in the I-can't-live-without-you line of some variation?