Chapter 1: The Encounter
"Beep beep beep beep" the alarm clock rings
"Ugh it's morning already I just fell asleep" Tala nags.
"It's too early to go to work I'm going back to bed" Tala says and goes back to sleep
"Tala I know you're still in bed get up and get ready for work" Sophie says.
Sophie and I have been friends since we were toddlers she's practically my other half, she's helped me through some tough times I honestly don't know what I'd do without her.
"What noo I'm definitely not in bed I'm getting ready for work, I feel offended that you think I would be so irresponsible" I fake a sob.
"Oh cut the crap Tala I know you're in bed I don't even need to be there to know you're probably wearing your orange sweatpants" Sophie says
"Fine I'm getting up and you leave my orange sweatpants out of this they're gorgeous" I tell myself
"You know they're not Tala, now hang up and get ready" Sophie hangs up
"Did she just hang up on me 😨, meh whatever time to get in the shower I'm gonna have a long hot bath"
One hot shower later...
" oh no I'm gonna be late I got carried away in the shower"
I rummage through my wardrope and quickly pick up a pair of clothes
"Shit I'm late I'm late I'm late"
I run down the stairs grab a coffee and charge for the door
The drive to the office took 30 minutes, shorter than my usual time probably because I went way past the speed limit, thank the stars I didn't get pulled over
I run through the halls and head straight for the elevator without being noticed, well by anyone important at least
"Hurry up I'm already late don't make it worse"
I head straight for my office while avoiding any possible eye contact
"Tala!!!!" Mimi screams
"Shit I'm screwed"
"Yes Mimi" I say while forcing a smile
Mimi's my boss 🌝
"You're late again that's the 5th time this month"
"I know I'm sorry I can explain it wasn't exactly my fault this time" I lie
"Let me guess your dog ate your alarm clock again" Mimi says disappointedly
"Yes exactly that naughty dog can't keep her teeth to herself" I explain
"Really Tala really"
"I give up on you just don't forget to grab my package on your way back home"
"Yes Mimi I will I never forget anything"
"That's what you said when you forgot my birthday" Mimi says while rolling her eyes
"I said I was sorry I even gave you 500 dollars to make up for it"
I head to my office and start my editing I work for a publishing company so I've always got the latest tea if you know what I mean 😉
4 stressful hours later...
"Finally my shift is over!!, I can finally get out of here"
I run for the elevator before Mimi spots me again
"I made it!!"
I make my way out and get a taxi
"Now for that package"
"Driver take the next turn on your right I have to pick something up" I tell the taxi driver
A short drive later...
"We're here" the driver tells me
"Yeah thanks here's your cash" I pay him and make my way out.
On my way in I start to feel uneasy like something's about to happen, but I push the feeling aside and keep moving but then suddenly..
"Ouch" I yell as I drop to the floor
"I'm so sorry I didn't see you there" some gorgeous creature of a man says
"Wow he's hot" I whisper underneath my breath
"Can I help you up" he asks
"Sure" I say as I reach for his hand
And then it happened, our hands touched I could feel the electricity coursing through my veins.
My whole body was on fire.
His touch was electrifyin, intlxicating like something out of this world.
I could literally feel the electricity
"What was that" we ask simultaneously