(Ch. 15) Partying with Friends
It’s been two weeks since I went to my parents for dinner with Edan I may add, but thanks to Edan, I didn’t have to take a bus on my way back. I had a tight schedule the past two weeks, there were four deals that we wanted because those deals were with the most wealthiest CEO of the whole America. Although Edan’s company also stood in the top wealthiest companies but by bounding a deal with those companies... It’ll be a great benefit for us. In order to get that deals, I had worked so hard. And thankfully we got three of them and now I was praying for the fourth one.
Today was Saturday that means I could sleep all day and rest. I was lying in my bed when I heard my phone buzz. I took my phone to see a message from Edan. Since that day when I cried in Edan’s arm, I felt a bit guilty for treating him the way I do. He isn’t that bad and moreover, he didn’t ever mention it nor even push me to tell him that.
He was not a jerk after all!
I read the message from Edan.
’Thanks for your hard work. We got the fourth deal also and for that, we’re going to Mexico.′
’That’s great... When will we leave?′ I texted a quick reply.
’We’re leaving on Monday. There’s going to be a four-day stay.′ His message came the second instant.
’Okay.′ I texted.
I put my phone aside and went to sleep. After almost 2 hours I heard my phone buzz disturbing my beauty sleep as I groaned and without looking at the ID I snapped.
“Young miss! That’s not the way to talk to your mother.” Mum yelled at me.
“Sorry, mum. I didn’t know that it was you. I was sleeping.” I apologized as I yawned.
“Sleeping at this time of day?”
“Yes mum, I had been so busy in last two weeks.” I rubbed my eyes and yawned again.
“Oh, my baby! you know you choose this profession. We already told you how hard it is! And it’s just the start... But nope! You didn’t listen to us at all. And you don’t have to work this hard. Your father’s company is yours. Come work with him.”
“Mom! I want to learn and establish myself with my own strength. I don’t regret my decisions,” I answered.
“Okay, as you wish... ” She sighed knowing she couldn’t force me. We had talked a lot about this in the past years and my mom knows well that she couldn’t convince me.
“So I had called you to ask how have been things going on between you and Edan?”
My eyes shot up at the mention of his name and I quickly jerked up to sit straight.
“What do you mean? He’s my boss, my employer and I’m his employee. There’s nothing between us and never will be.” I stated.
“Okay... No need to get aggressive. But still, Emma just move on... You can’t just sit here and mourn forever. Besides Edan is a good person and the plus point, your father knows him personally, ”
“Mom! Just leave this topic I don’t want to talk about it.”
“Okay dear.” She paused and then heaved a long sigh.
I know she wanted me to be just happy and to move on. But I can’t just continue to start trusting people again. What if it all ended the same way it did back then?
Sorry, mom! I can’t repeat my mistake again...
“So... How about your university?” She said after a moment.
“Yeah... I got accepted in NYU!” I told her with joy. I just got a letter yesterday which said I got admission in NYU.
“Waoh...! Another good news from my girl. We are proud to be your parents. I love you...”
“Thanks, mum. Love you too!“I replied with a smile.
“Have you told Edan about that.”
“How are you gonna manage that?” I could tell my mom was a little worried now.
“I’m saving some money. Still, there are two months left for the classes to start. So if I had saved enough money, I’ll just quit that job.” I told her.
I hadn’t told her about that contract for 3 years nor she knows that I don’t have the liberty to quit my job. My boss has the authority of that and I must say It’s just so unfair!
“I know you’ll figure it out. You are a smart girl.”
“But still... You know we are always here for you. You don’t have to work and stress yourself.” Mom said her usual sentence and I replied with my usual reply.
“Mom! I know you are always there for me. But... You know how I love to earn for my own needs and how I wanted to have an independent life.”
“Yes sweetie, I know.” She sighed.
“Okay! Bye then. Take your beauty sleep.” She chuckled making me smile.
“Yeah, mom. Bye.” I chuckled in response and hung up the phone. I put it aside and tried to sleep but couldn’t do so. I shifted on my bed as my mind was constantly pondering on one thing.
How was I gonna quit that job? Maybe if I told Edan he will understand that... He surely will. I hope...
I don’t know for how long I was just on my bed staring at the ceiling until Kate told me that it was almost 6 in the evening.
“You aren’t ready.” She said while standing near my bed, her hands on her hips.
“Oh! I’ll be in half an hour.” I told her, getting up to get ready.
“Not a minute above it.” With that, she left my room.
I had promised Kate that this time I’ll go to the club. She wants to have a celebration for my job and for my admission in the university. So, I couldn’t escape this time. I got up, took a shower and came out to decide what to wear now. I looked at my wardrobe as I stood there still thinking.
“I need to buy new clothes,” I muttered to myself.
After looking for 10 minutes. I decided to wear my red dress. It had two straps. It reached just a little above my knees. It wasn’t that tight but hung on my body perfectly. I let my hair fall on my back in natural waves. I put on a red lip gloss, put on a little liner and mascara. I sprayed some perfume and there I was ready.
“Emma hurry up. We’re leaving” Kate called me.
I took my purse, put on my red satin high heels and went downstairs on hearing a honk. There was a car outside and Kevin was driving it. Violet was sitting beside him whilst Kate and I sat in the back.
After I introduced Kate to Violet and Kevin a week ago they became great friends. We would hang out often on weekends. When I had told them about NYU, they were very happy and also wanted to celebrate. They all decided to go to a club on this Saturday night and I had no choice but to agree with them. Kevin stopped the car in front of the club as we stepped out and stood in front of the club.
“You look smoking hot Em!” Kate said to me.
“Oh yes... You do.” Violet agreed grinning.
“Um...Thanks?” It came out much like a question because I don’t know what else to reply. I was just not used to this type of situations. By then Kevin had also returned after parking the car.
“Ladies... Let’s go in and have some fun.” Kevin cheered and we all hooted.
As we went in. A blast of loud music greeted us as there was a high pop music playing, sweating bodies dancing on the dance floor and enjoying. Some fellows drunk, some getting some shots and some making out...
Jeez... They should control that or should get a room.
We went to the bartender. Kate and Violet ordered whiskey while I ordered a simple soda.
“Don’t wanna get drunk?” Kevin questioned with a smile.
“No. I’m not good with hangovers.”
Last time I got drunk was when I was heartbroken by Den and it was a complete mess. My old wounds still bleed by remembering his name and what he did to me.
Seriously! I need to control that.
“Let’s dance...” Violet gushed.
“Yes...” Kate replied and get up.
“Emma let’s go.” Kate took my hand but I stay sited.
“No, please. I don’t dance.” I withdrew my hand. I don’t know how to dance. I had not danced for a long time, the last time I did was when I was 12. After that, I never had the mood to dance or in other words, den took my every inch of happiness with him.
“Emma. It’s your party. Let’s go.” Violet said to me.
“No... Please.” I pleaded.
“Girls just leave her...” Kevin helped me and I gave him a thank you smile.
“Okay...then you come with us.” Violet took his hand and forced him to the dance floor. I looked at him with pity eyes and laughed slightly.
I was sitting alone, drinking soda and just enjoying my own company when my eyes landed on someone familiar. The lights were dim so I couldn’t quite guess who was he? So I went a little closer.
“Oh no... This can’t be happening.” I whispered to myself as a sudden fear started to build inside me.
My heart beating in my rib cage as I looked at that guy making out with some girl. His hands roaming her thighs and that girl, she looked like if she was gonna strip right away.
My heart was beating faster and deep down, I was praying to god that please don’t let it be him. Our eyes met and my doubt was clear now.
It was him!