Intoxicate Me

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Two

“So do you have any experience at all?”

“No, but I will prove myself if I am given the opportunity” the woman in front of me frowned. Her arms were folded across her chest, in a manner that made me nervous.

“Look, sweetheart, you have nothing to offer me.” my smile dropped, knowing this would be another rejection, “but I will give you this opportunity and let you show me that you are capable” Smiling wide, the relief flooded my system. I was going to make it.

“You can start tomorrow, be here at nine.” Nodding, I followed her lead and stood up. “I will have an apron for you and Nikki the other part timer will be here to train you on everything” “Okay, I will be here!” I exited and made my way out of the small coffee shop and back out on the street.

This day finally turned around.

Earlier***

“Are you following me?” the god looked at me. Shaking my head, I trudged behind him. It wasn’t my fault he was going to the same way as me.

“I will call the cops,” scoffing, I picked up the pace and went around him until I made it to the platform I needed. I didn’t need him making a scene.

Plugging a headphone in as I waited for the train, I sway to the beat.

Feeling a presence directly behind me I stiffened.

Some one pulled out my head phone, swinging around I was in defense mode. An o shaped my lips when I saw the man who I’d bumped into glaring at me.

“What?” I hissed, snatching my headphone from his hand.

“I asked you a question,” a smirk was plastered across his face.

“What do you need?”

Looking down at me he spoke again, “Whats your name?”Surprise flickered across my face. Narrowing my eyes at him I spoke harshly.

“Why? So you can let the police officer know? Go ahead, I did nothing wrong. It’s Esma.”

Shoving my earbud back in my ear, I turned away from him watching for my train to arrive. Looking back he still stood there, hands in his coat pockets.

When the train came, I was ready to rush on only to see how crowded it was. Stumbling inside I grabbed a bar and pressed against it, only to feel a warm body press against mine. Finding the culprit, I grimaced. One accident and he wouldn’t leave me alone.

“Get off” I clung to the bar trying to get away from him, “it’s crowded, I can’t move” the heat from him was unbearable, of course some one so attractive would be a creep. Why did this have to happen to me?

Scanning the area, he was right. Bodies were too close for comfort. Letting out a sigh, hoping the next stop would let out enough passengers so I could breath. I couldn’t breath with someone so attractive pressed against me. Slowly, I moved around the pole so he wasn’t pressed against me any more. Not realizing I had been holding my breath, I exhaled and closed my eyes while waiting for my stop to come. This was the only part of town, where I hadn’t looked for a job yet. It was a small area and consisted of mainly mom and pop shops.

Coming to a stop the overhead speaker let me know I had arrived. Rushing out the door, I didn’t look back, even though I was sure he was burning holes into my back with his gaze.

A sigh of relief escaped my lips, shaking off the uncomfortable atmosphere that had been created.

Following the crowd, I made my way outside and started my search. It didn’t take long before I found a help wanted sign. Stopping in front of the window, I looked up at the sign, I was at Christine’s Comfort and Coffee shop. This would be my last attempt before I had to give up and go back on my knees to my parents. I couldn’t afford that. I had to get this job, whatever it was. Entering the shop, I was hit with the smell of coffee and baked items. It smelt lovely.

“Hello welcome, what can I get you today?” an older woman greeted me with a motherly smile.

“I saw the help wanted sign and was hoping to get an interview” keeping my head high I looked at her with pleading eyes.

Present***

The time home was easier, there was no handsome man annoying me this time around. Finding a seat I made my way home to give my brother the news. My life was turning around.

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