(Ch. 10) Plans with Family
I opened the door of my apartment and walked into the living room. Putting my bag on the couch, I headed towards the kitchen as I stretched myself to ease up the stiffness of my body. I headed to kitchen and saw Kate making food and by the aroma of it, I could tell it was gonna be delicious.
“Hey, Kate! I’m back.”
“Hey, Emma! Welcome home.” She hugged me.
“So how was your day?”
A heck shitty day! I would say.
“I’ll tell you later on. Right now, I am starving. So what you makin’....” I looked at the pans enjoying the aroma of it.
“I am making some Chinese food.” She said while cutting some onions and my eyes widen in surprise.
“You know how to cook Chinese food?” I was shocked a little. It will be the first time I was gonna taste some Chinese food made by her. Mostly we would have some normal usual food or some junk food for dinner and our lunch was mostly from cafe as we were on duty at that time.
“Yeah. My mom used to love Chinese. She taught me.” She answered, her eyes filled up with tears on the mention of her mom as her voice lowered. Her mom died in an accident when Kate was only 15. After that her father took care of her but he was ill now and Kate was trying her best to support him.
“Oh! I bet it’s going to be delicious” I cheered her up trying to divert the topic.
“Wait until you taste it. I assure you, you hadn’t eaten anything as delicious as this.” She bragged as I chuckled.
“I believe in you,” I told her smiling and gave her a hug.
“How much time it will take?”
“Not more than half an hour.” She smiled as she mixed up all of her ingredients.
“Great, then I’m going to take a shower and change my clothes.”
I went to my room, put my bag on the bed, remove my clothes and hop into the shower. After taking a shower I changed into a loose shirt and shorts. There were still 15 minutes left for dinner so I took out the phone and called my mom.
“Hey, Emma! How’s my baby?”
“Hey, Mom!” I greeted her.
“So, how come you called me? You don’t have much time for me.” My mom laughed a little.
I rolled my eyes.” Mom you know I love you and I call you on every weekend and whenever I got time.“I retorted.
“I know dear I am just teasing you.” She laughed making me smile.
Well, that’s my mom.
“Mom! I want to tell you something important.“I wanted to tell her about my job, I know she would be thrilled to know it.
“Wait! You got a boyfriend. Right? Oh, I’m so happy for you. Finally, you moved on. I can’t wait to meet h-”
Aahhh! My mom could get so out of control sometimes. She wants me to get a boyfriend and move on but I couldn’t afford another heartbreak. I have been through enough already and I don’t have the strength to afford another one.
“Then what dear? This isn’t the news?” My mother said, her voice a little heartbroken.
“No mom. There is something more important than that.”
“Oh no. Miss James don’t tell me you’re pregnant. I’m too young for a grandmother.” She said angrily.
What? Gosh! Mum!
“MOM...! Stop your guessing. Just listen to me.” I slightly yelled.
What the heck! Mom and her guessing...
“Okay then tell me.”
“I got a job as PA of CEO of Wilton’s co.” I finally told her.
“What you said is true right? It isn’t a joke or something?” She said confirming and I confirmed it.
“Mom it’s the truth.”
“Ohhhh! I am so happy for you... I already knew that you would succeed. I am really proud to be your mother.” I heard her cry a little.
“Mom don’t start crying.”
“These are tears of joy, my baby.” She told me as a smile formed on my lips.
“So how are you thinking to celebrate it?”
“Mom! I seriously don’t know about that.” I replied honestly.
“Then join us for dinner, its almost a month since we last met.”
Mum was right. It’s been already a month since I went to my parent’s house. I really want to meet them all and this little celebration sounds like a great idea. I miss my family.
“That’s great, Mom! The coming weekend will be fine. What do you say?”
“This weekend won’t be possible. We have to attend Sofie’s Sports Day in school on Saturday and then we will be visiting your Aunt in Seattle. However you can accompany us there.”
“No mom. I’ll pass.” I replied because I don’t want to visit my Aunt. She always start questioning me about my studies and its fine but when she starts questioning me about my previous relation. It hurts. I had tried my best to forget that man and the damage he did to me but still whenever someone ask questions or mention his name, my all deep wounds start to hurt.
“OK dear, your choice. How about Monday after the weekend?” She asked and I thought for a while but then refused.
“No mom! I’ll be too tired to go to work next day.”
“Oh. Then come this Friday and you can also have a rest on Saturday.”
What mom said seemed a good plan. Today was Tuesday so I’ll be able to see them after two days and then on Saturday, I can also have a rest.
“Yup mom! That’ll be great.”
“Okay then its final. See you on Friday. Love you.” She gave me her kisses as I chuckled.
“Love you, mom. Also tell dad too.”
“No. I won’t tell him, just give them a surprise. ” I heard her chuckle as I smiled at the idea.
It’ll be great.
“OK... Bye, mom.”
“Bye sweetie!” I was just going to hang up when she said
“Oh, Emma! Be there at 6:30 pm.”
“OK!” I replied and disconnected the call.
6:30 isn’t a bad time I would be free from work at 5 and then there be 1 and a half hour for me to reach to my parent’s house.
I was in my own daze planning about my Friday night when Kate’s voice came.
“Emma dinner’s ready,” Kate shouted from the kitchen
I went to the small dining table in the kitchen. The food smelled delicious. And the presentation could just arouse anyone’s hunger. My stomach grumbled and Kate chuckled.
“Dug in.” Kate gestured me to sit.
“Wow... Kate, it sure smells delicious.” I took my seat and started eating.
“Mmm...” I moaned.
“It’s fantastic. You’re great kai...” I took another bite getting lost in the amazing taste.
“I told you so!!!” She grinned and I moaned taking another bite.
“So Emma how was your day?” She asked.
“Not so good,” I said munching.
“You wouldn’t believe my bad luck. The jerk who bumped into me and didn’t apologize, you remember him?”
“Oh that Mr sexy pants?”
“Yay, yay, that...” I rolled my eyes at the name she gave to Edan.
“He again bumped into you?” She said with raised eyebrows.
“No, it’s worse than that.”
“Oh wait. Don’t tell me he works with you. Right?”
Why everyone just keeps on guessing! Can’t they just let me finish? Impatient people!
“Then tell me!” She said taking a bite of her food.
“Hey! I am trying to tell you but you couldn’t just stop with your talking” I retorted.
“OK. Sorry. Now tell.”
“That jerk is my b-boss.” I gritted my teeth as his damn smirk face flashed through my eyes.
“OMG...! T-That sexy handsome guy is-is y-your boss.? I can’t believe that.” She was shocked looking me with wide open eyes as she started laughing making me frown.
I told her the whole story how I signed a contract and now I couldn’t quit for 3 years and how I met Violet and Kevin. However, I didn’t tell her about our little accident though. Besides it does not have any meaning. It was just an accident. After explaining everything to her. She finally believed me and chuckled.
“That’s why I thought that I had seen him before.”
“At the day of your first encounter. I thought I had seen him before but I thought it’s my imagination. He’s really famous. I also heard some rumors about him dating a woman.” I rolled my eyes on her relationship status.
Like I care...
“Kate! You should have told me before.” I complained.
If Kate would had told me before, maybe I would have given a little attention to that and surf through the internet. I wouldn’t be stuck with this dumb ass of a boss. I would have been able to find out who that jerk face is and would have never accepted the job of Wilton’s co.
“Sorry.” She pouted.
“Never mind. Let’s get some sleep.” I tried to cheer up a little. I don’t want to ruin my mood by thinking about that jerk.
What’s done was now done. Time had passed. Now there’s nothing in mourning but I won’t let him win the fight. I will show him, who he has messed with.
“Okay.” She smiled.
As today was my duty so after washing the dishes, I retired to bed. Before going to sleep I set my alarm for tomorrow in my mobile.
I hope everything goes fine tomorrow.