Today was an exhausting day at school, as Talia took off her satchel and placed it on her bed. She immediately went to her bed and dozed off.
She was woken up by the phone ringing and she answers it groggily. “Hello?”
“Talia, you are unbelievable you know!”
And by that, she knew it was her best friend Mia.
“You haven’t forgotten about tonight right?” said Mia.
“Oh shit!” she muttered, Talia had totally forgotten that today was the day they had signed up to be waitpersons for a function.
“You better be getting dressed Talia, I will fetch you in thirty minutes time.” Then she hung up. She realized she had slept for four hours and it was now seven-thirty at night.
She quickly sprung up from the bed and took a short shower. Talia got dressed in the uniform that was given to them for the function.
She tied up her black hair and looked in the mirror to see her bluish-green eyes staring back at her. she puts on a bit of makeup and was ready to go.
She heard Mia honking outside and quickly ran to her. “Talia she squealed, aren’t you excited? We going to be serving rich people tonight!”
Talia laughed in response, and she saw the place was huge when they arrived, it was written, Empress.
“Whoa.“She muttered and Mia also had the same facial expression of amazement. “You can say that again Talia.”
They snapped out of it and quickly got in, the place was massive with chandeliers, red carpet, tables, and a dance floor. She saw a lady in her mid-forties, she was elegant and she started assigning them to do things and prepare for the guests. After they were done, they were told to stand to the side so the guests can enter.
After twenty minutes the place was jam-packed with tons of people. They all looked flamboyant.
It was tiring and exhausting to run around as these people had never-ending demands.
“Talia,” she heard the lady call her, “here.” She shoved a tray into her hands, “go to that table and place this glass in front of a man named Axel.”
She took the tray and got to the table with about sixteen people and they looked the richest by far. She scanned the table until she saw Axel’s name.
Everyone was in a deep conversation and she placed the glass next to Axel. When she was about to leave a lady let out a shriek, which drew everyone’s attention. “Seriously? couldn’t you have just bought the whole damn bottle.”
Talia had never blushed so much in her life, she decided to apologize immediately. “I’m sorry mam.” she stuttered. Before she could say anything else she ran to get the bottle of chardonnay. She came back with it hoping they wouldn’t realize.
When she came back and saw that she wasn’t at her seat, she read her tag and saw that her name was Sophie. She was relieved as she could place the bottle on the table and leave. Talia did that and when she was about to leave, she heard a voice boom and got a bit of a fright.
“Where the fuck do you think you are going?”
She noticed that they had gripped her wrist and he had pulled her in, which lead her to be a bit bent.
“Um....I.. need...to go...serve the other tables Sir.” She quipped.
“But did I dismiss you?” His eyes were blazing, and his voice was low yet commanding.
At that moment she was so relieved when she saw his date, his date came back and he let her go. And immediately she left. When she was leaving she could feel his eyes boring into her back.