(Ch. 9) New Friends
Taking my purse from my office, I went to the cafeteria. It was on 5th floor and a long way down! Thank god! The building had the elevator or else I would have been dead in the middle of the stairs. Its easy to go down the stairs but to climb up and especially to 24th floor. I’ll be a dead meat in the middle track.
I went to the counter and ordered a sandwich along with a bottle of water. After giving my order I went to sit at an empty table. I was waiting for my order when a girl came and I looked up to see her. She had ginger colored hair and her eyes green as her cheeks slightly freckled. She looked like she was around 22 or something.
“Excuse me. Can I sit here? There aren’t any vacant seats.” She asked politely as I nodded with a smile.
“Thank you very much.” She sat right in front of me and we remained silent for at least five minutes not knowing how to start our conversation.
“So a new employee?” She broke the silence and asked with raised eyebrows.
“Yeah! It’s my first day today.” I smiled.
“In which department?”
“Actually I am Mr. Wilton’s new PA.”
“Oh! So you’re the new girl. Good luck with your new job.” She wished me luck and I know pretty well that I’ll be needing it.
“For how long you’re working here?” I decided to continue the conversation as we both were waiting for our order to arrive.
“Ah... For almost a month.” She answered as I simply nodded.
By that time my order was there as I took a bite of my sandwich and a sip of water.
“So how’s Mr. Wilton?” I said while munching my food.
“What do you mean?” She said confused whilst taking a spoonful of her cream salad.
“I mean his behavior with the employees.”
“Oh... He is super rude, the most arrogant boss one could have. He could just fire anyone by the snap of his fingers which mostly depends on her mood. But he is sexy too. The sexiest, handsome charming billionaire. You know every woman in this world falls for him and who wouldn’t? He is your whole course meal.” She laughed as I shuddered at the thought of full course meal.
“By every woman you mean you too?” My this question took her by surprise as she stared at me. I felt ashamed instantly at my question and I guess she didn’t like it.
“I am s-”
She started laughing at once cutting me off as I stared at the girl confused, still trying to figure out the reason behind her sudden roar of laughter.
“I am sorry. But Good one!“She continued laughing.
“Huh?” I was still confused.
“I mean. I would have but right now my eyes are on someone else.” She grinned as a tint of red color took it’s place on her cheeks.
“Ah... You know his secretary Taylor Seville?” She whispered.
“Uhm...” I said still eating my sandwich.
“She is the one who gave me all the information and I must say she is not so nice. She was seeing me like she’s going to kill me.” I told her.
“Ooh..! I see.” She said with a smirked.
“What?” Now I was getting confused again seeing her smirked face.
“It’s clear. She’s jealous...” She grinned making my brows furrow.
“Jealous of what? Me? No way.” I huffed.
“Why not? You know I have heard that she was only a one night stand of Mr. Wilton but she is trying to become Mrs. Wilton.” She told me as I cringed at the thought.
Who wants to get married to that jerk? She must truly be an idiot! But why jealous? It’s not like I want to take her place. She can have that jerk all to herself. In fact, I would bond them into one with my own hands.
She has a curvy body, is sexy and hot. I would say any man could fall for her. Their couple would be great! She has beautiful green eyes, blonde hair. And me? I am nothing compared to her. I have brownish black hair, grey eyes. I am not so curvy also. Why would anyone be jealous of me? It’s surreal...
“Hey, you still there?” Her voice snapped me out of my thoughts.
“You completely zoned out.”
“I am sorry. So... what’s your name?” I asked trying to change the topic
“My name’s Violet. But people call me Ginger, you know my hair.” She pointed towards her ginger colored hair.
“So what’s yours?”
“Mine’s Emma,” I replied.
“Nice to meet you.” She grinned.
“Hey, Violet. I have been looking all over for you.” I turned my head to see a guy. He seems to be in his mid-twenties. His hair blonde and eyes brown. He was handsome but not as handsome as Edan.
What? What did I just said? Oh, it’s not good.
“Hey, Kev...!” Violet hugged him while standing up from her seat.
“So sorry.” She said while pulling back as I continued to munch on my sandwich to avoid an awkward feeling. I was the third person here.
“So who’s this beautiful lady there.” His attention turned towards me.
I inwardly rolled my eyes at his comment. Boys and their rubbish comments. Why do they call all women beautiful? To make a good impression on them?
“She’s Emma. Mr. Wilton’s PA. Emma this is Kevin. He works with me.”
“Nice to meet you, my lady.” He bowed in front of me and my eyes widen.
Too much chivalry...
“Yeah, you too.” I forced a smile.
“Kev stop it. What you think we’re doing? Shooting a movie or something? Huh?” Violet said while cocking her eyebrows as I let out a small chuckle this time.
“Hey. You know me.” Kevin said to Violet and sat in front of me with Violet.
“So Emma! First day at work?” He asked me.
“Yeah,” I answered him briefly. I don’t know what else to say. I don’t do much talking with men. I hate them. I think that all men are alike. Playing with girl’s feeling, fuck them and then leave them like garbage, leaving girls shattered into pieces.
“So how’s your so far experience?” he asked another question.
“It’s fine. I guess. It’s been mere few hours.” I said as I wiped my mouth with a napkin and took a sip of water.
“Oh. Good luck with it. Mr. Wilton could be sometimes a pain in the ass.” He gave out a small chuckle and I nodded with a slight smile.
“No worry. I can handle that.”
Yes, I surely will!
As the time passed I got a bit comfortable around them. Violet was so cheery and so jolly, one could forget all worries around her. And Kevin he wasn’t that bad. He cracked a few jokes which were quite funny. I had never enjoyed some guy company before.
There was a time once when I had a guy as my best friend. I was in my 1st year of high school. I had a little crush on him. Young and so in love. I confessed my feelings to him and he accepted them. He told me he liked me too and asked me to be his girlfriend. I was so happy that time. It was my first love but then after a few weeks, he ditched me.
Since then I hate guys.
But by seeing Kevin I could start to think that maybe all guys aren’t alike or are they?
I took a look at them as they were joking, laughing. I really enjoyed their company. I looked at the time to see I had been here for 60 minutes now.
Damn! I didn’t notice I have been sitting here for almost an hour.
I hurriedly stood up.
“Thanks to both of you I really enjoyed your company I’ll see you tomorrow.” I bid them goodbyes and went to the lift. As the door closed I remembered.
Darn it! I forgot his coffee!
I instantly pressed the 5th-floor button again and went to the counter. I ordered a black coffee, took the cup and went to his office.
“You’re 40 minutes late Miss James.” He said coldly as soon as I entered his den as his intense blue eyes looking at me.
“I forgot. Well here’s your coffee.” I put the coffee on his table and as I was going to withdraw my hand, he instantly grabbed it and a cold shiver ran down through my spine by his mere touch.
“Don’t ever get late. I hate tardiness.” He told me and let go off me.
“Okay.” I gritted my teeth and my jaw clenched.
I hurriedly left his office and went to my office. I set his schedule and by 3:00 I was done. It was so difficult to arrange all the meetings, his business tour, and other things. I never knew just setting a simple schedule would be so hectic. After taking a look at some other files I took a glance at my watch showing it was 5 pm and that means I was free to go now. Taking my purse, I entered the lift. I went to the bus station and took a bus straight to my apartment. I was so tired by now.
Gosh! What a day!