Chapter 11

Two days have passed from the day you had last been at Ray's apartment. It was now Monday and that meant that you had to go to work.

You wanted to avoid him as much as possible. You didn't want to be anywhere near him. You tried keeping yourself busy over the weekend to try to forget the event that you had with him, but it wasn't working.

You were fidgety every time you thought of seeing his face again. The thought made you want to curl into a ball and hide in a dark hole.

You made sure to wake up early today and make it to work ahead of time, this time. You didn't want to be confronted by the raven-haired man. Nor did you want to get fired from this job.

You had too many things going for yourself, and you did not want to ruin it just because of your stubbornness.

So if you had to keep your job you just had to suck it up and do what you are assigned to do. And that's what you're going to do.

You pulled into the parking lot, parking in your spot, and got out of the car. You locked your door and made your way to the front door to the building's lobby.

When you got inside you gave a brief 'Hello' to Anna and kept walking towards the elevator. She looked at you with raised eyebrows, not saying anything back, and signed you in before going back to what she was doing.

Many people who knew that you're usually late, was surprised to see that you came so early.

You went into your office and looked down at your shoes. This time, instead of wearing heels, you decided to switch it up, you had on black slip-on flats, so your feet wouldn't hurt.

You even brought your breakfast for this morning.

You were prepared.

You closed your door behind you and walked over towards your desk. You logged into your computer and placed your stack of papers on the desk in a neat stack.

You clicked through emails answering questions and doing reports for your boss.

Not too long later, someone knocked on your door. You let out a light puff and straightened up from your hunched position. You wanted to sound distant and professional so you decided to sound like that.

"Come in."

The person came around the corner making your shoulders lose their tension.

"Oh, it's you, Krone. How are you?"

You had a small smile on your face as you looked at her with your pen between your thumb and index finger, tapping lightly on the desk.

"Good morning, Y/n. It's good to see you. And I'm doing good, thanks for asking," she said cracking the door back and stepping into the office.

She had on a loose white floral shirt and black slacks and flats to match. Her thick dark curly hair was pulled into a low puff and she had purl earnings.

'She looks nice.'

"I want to apologize for my odd behavior on Friday. I was in a stressful spot and I wanted to get home as quickly as I could without running into anything with the mindset I had at the time. I know that I can't keep acting like a child, I have to own up to them and not take my emotions out on others."

You looked down at your hand where the pen was then back up at her with an apologetic smile.

"I hope you can accept my apology?"

She looked at you with a shocked face before laughing loudly. You looked at her with raised eyebrows and parted lips.

"Did I say something wrong?"

"Y/n, oh my poor girl. It is okay! I'm 46 and I have children around your age. I know when a child is bothered!" She said placing her hand onto her hip. "And you were. It's okay," she said calming down her laughter.

"But.. I must say. I did think that I've done something wrong to make you so upset on Friday-"

"No! No, no, no, no," you said lifting slightly in your chair with furrowed eyebrows. "No! It wasn't your fault at all Ms.Krone! I was letting my business get in the way and wasn't being mature about it." You said with a frown on your face.

"It's alright, darling! But that's enough of that! I came to bring you this," she reached inside of her bag and pulled out a container with food."

You looked down at it with a small smile.

You didn't want to say that you already brought launch yourself so you just smiled and took it from her. "Thank you so much!"

"Anytime, hun!" She said. And with that, she walked out of the room, making her way down to her office to get started for work.

You looked down at the food and your mouth watered slightly. After you took a glimpse of what the older lady gave you, you looked down at your food and smile. "I guess I'll just save this for dinner... At least I don't have to cook tonight."

You dug into your food and started eating, humming at the wonderful taste and the smell of the aroma.

Not too long later, when you were done ahead of time with your work. You went through your phone looking on social media, liking, commenting, and laughing at a couple of posts.

Scrolling, scrolling, and scrolling.

When you got bored of it you cut your phone off powering it off and placed it inside of your purse. You got up, stretched, and spinners around looking out the wall that was made out of glass.

You looked at the other buildings nearby and sighed softly.

"I wonder how everyone does this. It's nice and all... but I'm still not happy with life," you mumbled.

You stared for a few more minutes before turning around, leaving your office with Ms.Krone's box in tow.

Since you had nothing to do, you might as well stop by and give her, her belongings.

"I should treat her out to eat one day. Or at least do something nice for her kindness," you mumbled looking around as you passed by other people's offices.

You made it to her office and gave it to her, thanking her.

You walked back out into the hall and your heart dropped.

Ray was walking down the hall with Norman walking by his side talking to him. Ray with his usual scowl and Norman with his calm relaxed demeanor.

You consciously stepped backward into Krone's office with a nervous look.

Krone looked up from her stacks of paper with furrowed eyebrows. "Is there something wrong, hun?"

"U-um... no? I'm just... umm.. can I just stand right here please? Just for a couple of seconds, I'll be out of your way. I promise," you said looking at her with a pleading look.

She looked at you and got up, walking towards you. She peaked out the door to see the two males walking with a small frown.

"Oh. I see," she said leaning back with a smirk on her face. "You're trying to hide from Norman? He is a sweet one-"

Your face flushed and you waved your hands out. "Oh no, Krone! It's not him-"

Her eyes widen and she leaned in towards you with a wider smile. "So it's Mr.Ray, is it?!" She leaned back away from you and thought to herself with her eyes closed. "Never would have thought-"

"No! Me.Krone. It's just complicated-"

She ignored you and walked over to her desk and picked up her stacks of paper and shoved them into your arms. "Here, hold this hun. I got you covered."

Norman knocked on your door, waiting for someone to come but no one did. "Hmm? I could've sworn she was in there..."

Ray grunted and shook his head. "Don't tell me."

Norman and Ray looked away from the door at the same time to see you walking down the hall, side by side with Krone.

"Hello, you two!" Krone said in a singing voice.

"Hello Ms.Krone," Ray and Norman said at the same time.

Norman looked towards you and seen that you were holding a heavy stack of paper and you looked like you were struggling.

"Are you okay-"

"Oh?" Krone looked towards you with wide eyes before smiling at Norman. "Oh! My dear Y/n is being a sweetheart. She volunteered to help me take the sheets down to the faculty room for me."

Norman nodded his head with a small frown. "Oh- I see."

"Yup! My poor arms and back don't work like it used to, but good thing I have her! Isn't that right,

"Krone... this stack is heavy," you mumbled with furrowed eyebrows lifting them higher now and then with your arms. "We should get going, right?" You said with a nervous laugh while avoiding Ray's gaze.

She hummed and began walking with you following behind her.

You placed the stacks of paper on the counter and let out a deep breath.

"Thanks, Y/n," she hummed, taking a couple of her papers inside of the printer.

"You're welcome," you smiled nervously.

It was the end of the day and you were gathering your things, ready to leave and go relax at your apartment.

You were walking down the hall, getting ready to make your way inside of the elevator, but something caught you off guard.


Someone looped their arms with your right arm, making you turn towards who the person was. "Oh.. hey Emma. I didn't see you all day."

Emma has a bright smile on her face as she looked at you. You took her in. She had her short orange hair in its naturally curly state, she had on a navy blue blazer, a white shirt, and a pencil navy blue skirt to match.

"I didn't see you either. I wanted to talk to you!"

"About what?"

"Well-" she said rolling her eyes playfully before looking back at you, a smile now replaced with a small frown. "I want to check on you about the whole accident at the restaurant. I should've come after you but I figured that you wanted to be alone and go home instead of being irritated more than you already were."

You looked from her and looked ahead as the both of you kept walking, getting inside of the elevator.

"No. You're fine. That wasn't your fault."

"I know that, but also it was like you were left out and you weren't enjoying yourself at all." She said in a down tone.

You shook your head and pressed the lobby floor number, letting the doors close in front of you.

"I know! How about we do something together?" She said looking at you.

You looked away from her, towards your shoes. "Emma, I don't know..."

"Oh please! It'll be fun."

"But I'm so busy-"

"We can find a day when you're available-"

"But what if I-"

"But what if you don't?"

'You just won't take a hint will you?!'

You internally screamed at the stubborn girl. You wouldn't be surprised if she begged for her job.

"Fine," you sighed. You just hoped and prayed that it wouldn't end up like last time. You weren't even supposed to be there, according to what you heard from Anna and Ray's conversation.

Even though Emma tried to include you, you felt like you weren't wanted there. No matter how much everyone smiled and laughed 'checked' upon you. They didn't have a clue why you were there when you weren't invited.

Maybe it's because Emma is so naive.

"I'll go."

"Yes!" The girl said squeezing on your arm.

"I'm not done," you lifted your index finger for her to see that you weren't done speaking. "Only on a few conditions and I also have some questions."


"Is it going to be just me and you?"



"Where is it going to be?"

"Anything you want to do!"

"When do you want to do it?"

"Like you said. You have to see whenever you're available."


You bent down near her. "Will -"

"Okay, Y/n! Don't worry so much," the shorter girl laughed lightly.

"Okay... if you say so.."

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