Taking a deep breath, I turned the door knob putting a smile on my face and walked into Mr. Knox's office. Still smiling I walk over to Mr. Knoxs who looked the same over the years that I have known him. Standing about six feet tall, dark brown in complexion, clean shaven head, he walked around the side of his desk with his arms outstretch as I walked into it, hugging him in return.
"Happy belated birthday Hailey" he said as he hug me and pat my head.
Looking up at him from my five foot, two inch height, I smiled and responded "Thank you so much. I hope you have a gift that I would really like this time" I teased him grinning ear to ear.
"With these beautiful gray eyes, adorable dimples and award winning smile, you just might twist my arms for the best today." Mr Knox responded looking at me serious and thoughtful for a moment that had me staring at him confused.
Mr Knox reached out and pulled me back in for a hug smoothing my dark hair on my head. He then released me and offered me a seat in front of his desk while walking back behind his desk adjusting his tie as he sat down.
He pulled open his desk draw on his left open it and took out a rectangle shape gift wrap box and handed it over to me smiling "happy birthday Hailey, I know you are going to love this one".
Mr Knox secretary, Kathryn walked in before I could respond to him, unannounced with a beautiful one layered red velvet looking cake with two candles lightening with a big grin shouting "Happy twenty first birthday Hailey" puts the cake down on the desk in front of me, then leans and hugs me.
The tears I have been holding back since morning just poured out as I hugged her back, a sobbing mess soiling her office uniform.
OK SO I KNOW I AM DOING DIFFERENT POVS RIGHT NOW BUT I JUST WANTED EVERYONE'S THOUGHTS OUTSIDE. THANKS MUCH.... BE SAFE