(Ch. 6) You're Hired
“Miss Seville?” I acknowledged her as she was standing in front of me and my cold intense stare was looking directly into her eyes.
“Call Miss James and tell her that she’s hired.” Her eyes widen as her lips parted on hearing my words like she had heard an unusual thing.
“B-B-But, sir, there a-aren’t any vacant s-seats,” She stuttered.
“There is actually,” I said coldly while straightening my back as she became pale.
“S-Sir please don’t fire me. I haven’t done anything wrong.” She started pleading as her lower lip started quivering, making me confuse.
What? Fire her?
Of course not! She is talented, graduated and responsible and also she have some experience. She is a good employee and I haven’t heard a single complain against her.
“I am not firing anyone. Call E- I mean Miss James and tell her she had been hired as my personal assistant,” I ordered her as she slightly nodded.
Although she just passed high school and isn’t eligible for the job.
I want her.
I dismissed her and she left my office without a word as a smirk took its place on my lips, remembering Emma’s red furious face from that day. She was interesting and now I was interested. Just a ten minute encounter with that feisty fox made me a hungry wolf and now this wolf wants to hunt that fox. I tried my best to forget her and closing my eyes, I sighed. In an instant her red face fuming with anger, the expression on her face, the burning rage in her silver eyes came in front of my eyes as my heart skipped a beat.
Damn it! What was that!
I need to forget her... Not to remember her even more.
Damn it! Just forget her already!
I was so busy right now. Today, the cafe was extra crowded as it was Monday and on Monday, we sell our special red velvet strawberry cake made by one of our best chef. The cake was loved by our customers a lot, so on Monday, we were fully packed. I was so busy since 8:00 am. I was constantly working, taking orders, serving and was now tired of all the work. My shift was going to end after just another half an hour and then I’ll be able to catch my breath.
At 3:00 pm my shift was finally over as Lucinda came to take my place and started her shift which would end at 10 pm. I greeted her and went to change in my casual dress. I requested Samantha for my favorite cup of Americano. Kate was on leave today so Samantha was the one taking her place. Her coffee was delicious as well but still my vote would again be with Kate’s coffee. I took the cup, thanked her and as I was leaving the cafe, my mind drifted to the encounter I had with that jerk four days ago and my mood changed to a foul one.
God! Why am I even thinking about him? It’s not like I’ll see him again and if I did luckily, I won’t miss the chance of greeting his face with my punch. I won’t ever forgive him for spilling my coffee and then the nerve of that jerk... He didn’t even care to apologize!
Whatever! Forget him! Enjoy yourself!
I reached the bus station and waited for the bus. As it arrived, I paid my bus fare and sat on the left side close to the window. Looking out towards the street, I sipped my coffee. The phone in my pant pocket buzzed and I took it out to see unknown caller identity. I shrugged and decided to leave it not knowing who it was. The phone rang again as I departed from bus but I ignored it. It rang for the third time as I was walking to my house and then finally, I decided to pick it up.
Maybe it’s something important.
“Hello?” I said politely.
“Miss Emma James?” The voice inquired and I can tell she was a young woman.
“Yes, that’s me,” I said waiting to know what kind of business the other person has with me.
“Congratulations. You are now hired as a personal assistant of Mr. Edan Wilton,” She informed me and for a moment my mind was shut down.
“Uh.... What? I think I misheard something.” I chuckled.
“No, you heard correct. You’ll start from tomorrow. Be at Wilton’s co. at 9 am sharp.”
I don’t know what to say. I was speechless and shocked. Is this a call prank because if it was, then it ain’t funny. But if it’s true then yikes!!! I got it! After almost two months, I finally got it. God! Am I dreaming?
But why they called me after two months? It’s strange.
But who cares!
Finally! I got it!
“Thank you... Thank you... ” I started rambling as she cut me off.
“Remember, you should be here at exactly 9:00 am. I will give you the rest of the instructions tomorrow. See you tomorrow at work,” She said ending the talk.
“Bye... Thanks again.” It was so hard for me to control my excitement as I was going crazy with joy.
I was getting crazy with madness, giggling and jumping up and down. By that time, two or three people gathered around me and the others while walking, stared at me. Some laughing and some shaking their heads at my foolishness. They were surprised by my sudden behavior and were looking like they had seen a joker.
Who would not? When you suddenly start jumping up and down after just receiving a call in the middle of the path, everyone will surely look at you like you have gone mad.
“Sorry, guys. Just got a good news. Sorry...” I said while joining my hands bowing in front of them making me look like more of a fool.
I went to my apartment, all the way grinning like a kid who had just gotten a candy.
“Kate! Guess what happened?” I said grinning showing my set of 32 white teeth while jumping up and down on our living room sofa.
“You got a boyfriend?” She said with sparkling eyes making my eyes go wide open as she joined me.
“What? NO! You’re terrible at guessing,” I said scrunching my nose up at what she just said and sat down.
What the heck!
Not even in my dreams!
“You told me to guess,” She shrugged playing innocent as I rolled my eyes.
Wow! What a guess...
“So? Tell me what’s the news. You’re killing me with suspense right here,” She pointed to her, self-acting like a drama queen as I chuckled at her acting.
“I got a job!” I squeal as I started jumped up and down again, screaming.
“B-But you already had a job,” She said with confusion, seeing me getting out of my control.
“Not that job. A better one! I am going to work as the personal assistant of CEO of Wilton Co.” I screamed as her eyes widen and then she screamed with me.
“Wow! Oh my God! That’s great,” She said excitedly hugging me.
I nodded as I was indeed happy right now. To me, it meant more than just winning the lottery of the life. I would finally be able to stand up on my own feet and took my first major step towards my dream, I just hope it pays well.
“Let’s celebrate. We should go to a club and have a party and-” She started going extra hyper as I chuckled at her.
“Woah...! Calm down,” I said, stopping her from her rambling.
“Hold your horses girl!”
“Let’s go to a club...” She said while moving towards her room to get ready as I immediately stopped her.
“Oh no. I am not going anywhere. I have to prepare myself for tomorrow,” I told her and started to move towards my room.
“Then at least we could have a little teeny tiny celebration...” She tried to convince me acting like a 3-year-old girl with pleading eyes.
“Fine... A teeny tiny celebration is all right,” I said copying her actions and laughing.
“Yeah...” She cheered and rushed to get her phone and I went to my room.
Finally, I had the job I had dreamt about. I don’t know why they didn’t call me earlier and now a sudden call at the most unexpected time. Maybe I wasn’t selected then and maybe they had got someone more qualified. But one thing was sure, unexpected surprises are the best!
I guess my luck isn’t that bad after all and I am just so glad right now. I didn’t spend four years of hard work for nothing. Although I do admit I am just an undergraduate, but what could go wrong in trying. And now I really got the job!
Guess I was quite lucky...
I went to the washroom and stripping out of my clothes, I took a shower. I washed my hair with my shampoo. My hair were already silky, so I don’t need conditioner. I changed into my PJ’s and went downstairs.
“Yeah. Yeah. 51 block apartment 17. How much time would it take? 40 minutes? Fine, not a minute above it. Yeah, a large one with one whiskey-”
Kate was on the phone as she was ordering food for our little celebration. I shook my head at the name of whiskey. I am not good with any kind of beer as even the lightest one made me end up having a hangover.
“No,” I mouthed to her.
“Then what?” She raised her eyebrows.
“Coke will do,” She pouted but gave the order.
“Hey. Tomorrow is an important day for me. I don’t want to get up tomorrow with even a little bit of a hangover,” I told her as she smiled.
After 1 hour of wait, our order came. We had pizza along with coke and talked about some random girl stuff. We were done by 9 as Kate washed the dishes and I went to the washroom, brush my teeth and went to sleep with an excitement.
Tomorrow was a big day for me!
I woke up with the sound of my alarm as I yawned and stretching my limbs, I went to the washroom and doing my business, I came out. I took a look at my wardrobe to look for something professional to wear. They say your first expression is the last one so, I wanted to make a good first one. My eyes raked in the wardrobe and I took out a grey pencil skirt and a white button-up blouse. I put on my grey coat and grey stiletto heels. I tied my hair up in a messy bun and let some of my front hair loose. Looking at my reflection in the mirror, I applied a slight lip gloss on my dry lips and a bit liner on my eyelids and there, I was ready.
I took a look at my silver watch showing it was almost 8:30 and taking a quick breakfast of one toast and a glass of orange juice, I quickly went to the bus station. After 25 minutes of bus drive and 5 minutes by walk, I was standing in the front of Wilton’s Co. It was huge as I looked up to see the whole building. The skyscraper as if touching the sky and the blue windows reflecting the sun rays.
I was very excited to begin this new journey of my life. Today was going to be a great day and I could feel it. Taking deep breaths and with a smile on my lips, I went into the office.
“Miss James?” I looked at a young woman with blonde hair and green eyes. She had a curvy body and was beautiful and sexy.
Complete opposite of me...
“Yes, that’s me,” I said smiling.
“I am Miss Taylor Seville, Mr. Wilton’s secretary,” She said with a smile, which I could tell was fake one because it didn’t reach her eyes.
Fake smile? Wow! What a nice way to greet people!
“Please, come with me,” She said rather rudely.
Seriously! What’s wrong with her? Did I say something wrong?
We enter a lift and went to the 20th floor. During this whole time, we both didn’t utter a single word. She led me to her desk and motioned me to sit in front of her as she passed me a paper.
“What’s this?” I said looking at her.
“It’s a contract. By signing it, you are agreeing on becoming Mr. Wilton’s PA. Your pay will be decided by the sir himself. You cannot quit in any case. It’s in the hands of the CEO, only he can fire you. This contract is for 3 years. You cannot quit during this time period in any case.” She explained to me as I listened carefully.
Well, it’s not a big problem. Why would I even quit? In fact, I would work my best.
Reading the contract briefly, I signed the contract and she collected it.
“Now, go to the 24th floor. You’ll meet him there,” She said quietly.
“Thank you,” I said while standing and she didn’t reply.
She doesn’t like me and I was sure of it!
But why do I care? She could just buzz off!
I entered in the lift shrugging the thought off. The lift ding opened at 24th floor and now I was ready to go and meet my new boss. I was damn overjoyed.
Finally! I have got what I dreamt of.