(Ch. 5) Emma James
My yesterday was spent by lying on my bed as I was too much exhausted from all that shopping and all thanks to Alice. Alice did drag me along and made me visit every shop of that big mall like she said.
Because of that long trip with her, I was feeling a mild fever so I texted Miss Johns telling her about my absence. Thankfully, she understood that and allowed me to have a leave. And For that, I was really grateful to her. No matter how strict she was but she still cared for her employees.
Alice left for Britain yesterday and after she was gone, the whole place looked empty and lonely. We even cried while hugging each other, for I will surely miss her. We have been together under one roof for more than a year and now we were like sisters. I know that moment was sad, leaving your friend whose like a sister to you but we will remain in contact for sure.
Last night at 6:30, Kate came with her luggage to stay with me. I helped her in settling into her room and around 10, we were done. After that, we ordered some light food and after eating it, we went straight to our beds as we both had work in the morning.
I was now at the cafe serving the costumers and it was a usual day. Taking orders and then serving them.
I heard my name and turned to see Miss Johns. She had that usual sweet smile on her face that reached up to her hazel eyes. Her almost grey hair were tied up in a bun and her face as usual fresh. Not a single sign of stress on her face. She was happy with her husband and was living happily in their seventies.
“Yes, Miss Johns?” I said politely.
“While you were on a leave yesterday, there was a stranger who asked about you.”
“What about me?” I inquired.
“About your full name, how much time you have worked here, and one or two other things as well. I didn’t give him all of the details, just told about your name and the time you have spend here working. I thought that he was some old lost friend or relative of yours. I must say he was handsome.” She laughed punching me slightly on my arm.
“Did he tell his name?”
“No. When I asked him, he didn’t reply and just smiled. But he looked as if he was in his 70s. I thought maybe he was some old relative of yours.” She explained and I thought about it for a while.
“It’s probably nothing,” I said assuring her with a smile.
“Maybe some old friend of my father or maybe some old lost relative of mine,” I slightly chuckled to ease up the tension that had built up inside me by this information. She nodded and went back leaving me in my thoughts. My mind was trying to figure out who could he be? And what did he want from me? I don’t think I have some lost relative so I guess may be it could be some old fellow of my dad. But why he asked about me?
“Have you collected the information about her?” I looked at Mr. Daniel as it had already been two days since I gave him his task.
“Yes, sir. I went to that cafe yesterday and collected some information then I went to her high school and also gathered some information from her teachers and her juniors. Here’s the file containing all the information about her,” He said while giving me the file.
“Did you give anyone your name or anything else?” I inquired and he shook his head.
“No, sir. Not at all.”
“Good. Now read it,” I ordered, resting my head on the back of my seat. My eyes on the ceiling as my fingers inter crossed in front of my chest and my ears waiting to hear the details of Emma.
“Emma James. Age: 19. Just finished high school. Very hardworking. Had excellent grades in high school. She’s planning to continue her studies and wants to get admission in a university. She started working at Café Latté a month ago, owned by Miss Mia Johns. Miss James works as a waitress there. She-”
“What are her main subjects?” I asked while interrupting.
“Sir! Business and Accounting.”
“Okay.” A smile made its way to my lips.
Excellent... Exactly what I needed.
“That’s enough. You can go,” I said motioning him to leave as he nodded and turning around, he was about to leave when I stopped him.
“Mr. Daniel! wait.”
“Has she applied for a job or an internship in any companies?” I said raising my eyebrows.
“Well, sir, actually, she tried. She submitted her CV to many companies, even here too. She applied for the position of secretary, but as she was an undergraduate and had just finished high school, it was given to Miss Seville and as our company wasn’t offering any intern program so we didn’t consider it.”
“Okay, you can go now.” I dismissed him as my mind thinking of something and my lips curled up in a smirk.
Well, looks like it was a time for a new job for Miss Emma James.
“Miss Seville?” I called her through the intercom.
“Come in my office now.”
She replied and came into my office right away. She was standing in front of my desk, and I could see she was nervous by my presence. I love the impact I had on women. Miss Seville was a sexy and attracting woman with a curvy body and had those thick blonde hair with her face always packed up by makeup.
“Miss Seville, there’s some work for you,” She looked up as our eyes met and I gave her a cold stare.
“Bring me the files of the people who applied for the job here about two months ago,” I said coldly as she nodded.
“I’ll bring it right away,”
She hurriedly left the office as I waited for 25 minutes. But this little time felt like 2 hours and it was strange. I had never been this impatient in any case. My fingers were constantly tapping on the table as my eyes would look at the clock every now and then as a knock came.
“Come in.” .
“Sir. These are the files you-”
“Place them here and leave,” I ordered her as she slightly nodded.
She left immediately with fast steps as I turned my attention to the files in front. There were at least 39 of them and I was actually surprised to know, how much people applied for a single position. I do not deal with these hiring and interviewing every applicant. This job was assigned to Mr. Daniel. He interview all the applicants and informs me when he founds the best in them. Placing each file one by one on the table, I searched for my desire file.
“Aah... Finally!” I said with joy as if I have won a prize.
Why I’m behaving like this?
I looked through the file. Her grades were great, no doubt she was a smart student but her qualification wasn’t enough to be hired as a secretary. It was bad luck for her that she didn’t find a job or an internship but good luck for me. I looked at her picture staring at her grey eyes. They weren’t those furious grey eyes with which I have encountered. They were calm and a slight smile she had on her lips as a smile took its place across my lips as well.
I know what I am going to do now.