My name is Isabella Parker, Bella for short. I just turned twenty-one and have struggled all my life. My parents were high school dropouts and could only work the low paying jobs. My meals were the food I got at school only and if we were lucky a home meal about two times a week. I moved out when I was eighteen with some of my school friends. We live in a small two bedroom house with one bathroom. It is rented but there are fifteen of us in this house so rent is like thirty dollars a month for each of us. We have mattress in every corner of the house we sleep in. Three to four in each bedroom and thrown in the corners of the small dining room too. My best friend from high school shares a queen mattress with me. Ashton has tried to get me to out with him for years, but finally gave up. I told him that I just wanted to be friends due to I did not have time to get into a relationship.
One of my friends has gotten me an interview at a new club tonight that she works at. Julianne (we all call her Jewel for short) is getting ready. I am also putting on the nicest dress that I have. We do not have a ton of nice things, but I have a few decent items that came from thrift stores.
“Come on girl! We can not be late, we have to catch the bus in five minutes or then it will be the train and we will defiantly be late then” Jewel hollers at me.
“I am coming! Just slipping on my shoes real quick” stumbling out the door.
I walk out in my white dress that is drop shoulder with lace at the top. It comes to the top of my knees and the sleeves are also lace and stop right above my elbows. My friends whistle and tell me how cute I look, ect, ect.
“I hopefully have to work anyway depending on how this interview goes. Thank you for your kind word and encouragement” telling them as I walk through the house.
“Come on! We have got to go!” Jewel grabs me and drags me out the door.
“Ok, ok!” jerking my hand away from her “See you guys tonight.”
We rush out the door and down the road. We arrive right before the bus rounds the corner. She drops the money in the coin slot and board it to ride to the club.
“Are you sure they will hire me?” fiddling with a loose string that is on my dress.
“Yes, they need a waitress bad. Also strippers, but I did not think you wanted to do that so I told them that you were really good for the waitress position.”
I scrunch up my nose at her “No, I do not want to do that. I will be fine with the other. I have done a bunch of waitress jobs for years.”
We arrive at the Blue Claw and walk in. The place is huge and people are already have a really good time on the lower levels.
“Gosh!” looking at the three levels of the club “This place is massive. How do you remember where everything is?”
“Most people on the main floor get their own drinks. There’s not a lot of tables down here. The main areas are the VIP ones upstairs. There are two of them on each floor.”
We head up a flight of stairs and through a long hallway. We stop in front of a closed door and she knocks on it lightly.
“Come in” a very sexy male voice floats through the door.
We walk in and he looks up from his desk and smiles at us. I look around the area that is right outside his office door on the other side. It is a massive VIP room. It has their own stripper table with two poles on it and red cushioned chairs that wrap around the massive table. Along the walls are very high end couches and chairs.
“Hey Jewel. How are you this evening?” he looks at her with a megawatt smile.
“I am fine Cameron. This is my friend Isabella but she likes to be called Bella. She is here for one of the waitress positions you said were open. She has years of experience as a waitress. She lives with me also” she inspects her nails like talking to him is nothing.
He walks up to me and shakes my hand while looking at me.
“How are you tonight? How old are you exactly? You look young” his eyes looking at my face.
“I am fine and I just turned twenty one” a little nervous about this non traditional interview.
“How long have you been a waitress exactly?”
“Since I was eighteen. I have worked at many restaurants and have good people skills. I will do my best to serve people correctly here” looking him in the eyes the way you are suppose to in an interview.
“So you live with Jewel? How long have you known her?” nods at her as she stands there bored.
“Two years. I met her at one of my ole jobs. We hit it off good and became friends” trying not to sound nervous.
“Hey man!” another hunk of a guy walks in with his muscular frame rippling as he walks “Who is suppose to be in here tonight? We have a ton of men coming to watch these ladies.”
He looks at me from head to toe. Then a smirk comes over his face. I do not like where this is going at all.
“Get her ready. Bella can tonight. I would like to see what she can do on that table” pointing to the table with poles.
“What!” my jaw drops “No, I do not do that.”
He walks around his desk and walks up to me with a fire in his eyes. Guess he is not use to girls telling him no.
“If you work for me, you do anything we want you to. Understand?” he is bristling with anger a little.
“Then I will not work here. I am not and never have been a stripper” turning to walk back out the office door. I feel a large hand close over my wrist and pull me backwards gently.
“You are a firecracker aren’t you?” he seems amused about my tone “We will get someone else but I want you serving our drinks also tonight.”
“That I can do. Thank you.”
“I will grab Brittany, she knows what she is doing. She will also go all the way for these guest if they want her to” the man turns to walk out and comes back in shortly with a woman that does not hardly have anything on.
“I have told a few of the others to come in here in about an hour to entertain the rest of the group too” he gestures to the women walking to the dressing rooms.
Another guy walks up and and looks at me with a smile “Bella, I am Brad the Bartender. This other guy is John and he is one of the Bouncers here. We will keep an eye on you with these guests and you can just hang out by the bar until we start serving drinks to everyone. The men can get pretty wild with the girls in here.”
“No one can touch Bella” Cameron barks the order at them “She is a server only. If you see someone touch her, then remove them.”
“Don’t worry boss, we will keep an eye on them and her both” John says.
Not long after we get where we need to be, guys come flooding in and sit in the chairs and couches. They are all well dressed men and look like they have a ton of money on them.
“Just take a deep breath and get their drinks” he touches my arm lightly “They will not touch you.”
I nod, head out and start taking drink orders.