Monica arrived in my office a minute later carrying a thick pile of papers in hand. The resumes were as thick as two books of encyclopedia. And just when I thought that it was all in total, another employee came in after Monica to follow up the remaining papers.
“Will that be all?” I asked, sighing in exhaustion while eyeing the pile of resumes on top of my table. Monica smirked with crossed arms. She then signaled for the other employee to leave the room to give us privacy.
I deeply frowned at her bossy action. I knew her position’s way above that employee and she didn’t even commanded her rudely but it’s pissing me off that she’s enjoying this power tripping too much. I shot her a glare and she chuckled, slowly pacing back and forth in front of me.
“I’m guessing you’ve seen the circulating article online.” The smirk plastered on her lips grew wider.
My hands balled into a fist. Th
I didn’t expect I’d be able to settle everything instantly that very morning. Maggie; Lydia’s niece, helped me with the apartment and I must say the place passed my taste. I wasn’t really looking for anything grand, just as long as I could have a roof on my head before the night comes, I’d gladly take it.However, the place looked really nice and neat. It’s a single bedroom apartment painted in beige and white. And Lydia’s right! It’s very cheap. Not to mention, it’s close to the city so it’ll be very convenient for my work.“Thank you for the help, Maggie. I’m glad I called in time,” I said, relieved that the woman is on her day off and I didn’t disturb any work. Maggie smiled, shaking my hand.“No problem! I hope we can be friends. If you need anything, don’t be shy to knock on my door.”“Sure! I’ll take note of that,” I
“Miss Soledad cancelled her appointment this nine AM due to some emergency problems. She mentioned to report either this noon or by tomorrow.” Monica informed me through the phone and I immediately tensed on my seat.“Emergency? Did she mention anything about it?”“Not really. Do you want me to call her back and ask?”I quickly shook my head as if Monica can see me. “No! Don’t! She might think we’re being invasive. Update me immediately if she ever decides to report later.”“Sure!”I dropped the call and faced my laptop where I’ve been rereading the damn article for two days now. The article has been viewed twenty four thousand times now according to the site. I wonder how many of those people got a clue about my identity…It’s been bugging me a lot. But on the other side, I’m silently celebrating my nearing reunion with Juno. When
“Nobody will lay a finger on you this time. They will have to go through me before they can hurt you again.”I was gaping at his kneeling form the whole time when he suddenly pushed to his feet and pulled my hair. It wasn’t particularly harsh but since I just recovered from a physical fight with Tatiana this morning, I gasped out loud, feeling the slight pain on my scalp.I frowned at him and brushed my hair. “What’s wrong with you?”Jupiter laughed, squeezing the other side of my cheek this time. I rose from my seat and screamed at him when his pinch tightened up. I tried swatting away his hand but his grip was too firm, I ended up whining out loud.He continued laughing. “Just trying to make the blush on your cheeks even.”“Let me go, you freaking bastard!”“Never, bitch!” He said, the deepness in his voice vanished as it was replaced by a high pitched to
“Can’t wait to introduce you to him, Juno. I hope you two get along well. He’s a very nice and sweet guy,” I said, scrolling past the photos on the personal album I’ve made in my gallery that was dedicated for my boyfriend. I pocketed my phone and looked back at Juno who’s busy chomping on the food we ordered. She looked funny with her mouth full and wrinkled forehead. Her eyebrows were almost meeting halfway and the way she’s gripping the utensils seemed a bit forceful to me. Is she even listening to whatever I’m saying? I cocked my head and smirked. “Slow down. You might choke.” Juno emitted a low grumble. “Why’d you stop? Keep going. I like hearing you talk about the love of your life right in front of my salad.” My gaze fell down on the untouched bowl of vegetable salad in front of her since she’s busy wolfing on the pasta. I chuckled silently as I continued watching her eat with gusto. Or anger is the right term? I inwardly
Heaving out a deep sigh, I pushed the flush button before deciding to walk out of the cubicle. Though, before I could even push the door open, two gossip girls walked inside the comfort room. And based on what I was hearing, they’re talking about Jupiter.I kept quite, took a tiny step back and decided to eavesdrop discreetly on them.“The girl don’t look familiar to me at all. Do you think that’s his girl friend? There was never a relationship rumor about him. Ever!”“Maybe? I mean… aside from his twin, he’s also never seen a with any girl in public. I’m even suspecting he’s gay!”I bit my lower lip to hold back myself from laughing. If only they have any idea…“Well now, he’s off the market.”I heard the other girl let out a defensive gasp.“We’re not even sure if that’s really her girl friend! And fine, she&rs
My sister gaped at me with her eyes wide open as I finished explaining to her what Juno’s role would be to my current dilemma. She nearly threw the flower vase perching on top of our dining table to my face when I told her that Juno was clueless when she signed the contract.“You manipulative son of a bitch!” She half-screamed, throwing the table napkin on my face. I chuckled on my seat as I dodged the new batch of napkins coming my way.“Hey! Careful with your words, Venus. You’re deliberately calling our a mother a bitch.” I laughingly screamed back at her which thankfully halted her physical aggressiveness. She shot me a glare.“Don’t bring Gaia in this conversation!”I doubled over in laughter. “You’re lucky, Dad isn’t here.”Venus sighed, trying to collect herself together. “Aren’t you worried you might scare her away again? Like the last ti
“Thanks a lot, Maggie. I enjoyed eating dinner with you.” I picked up my cat as I headed out of my new found friend’s apartment room.Pickle and I stayed for almost an hour in her apartment for a fun introductory chit-chat. I found out that we’re nearly the same age, and she’s currently a working-student as she wasn’t able to finish her degree earlier because of heavy financial problem. I salute anyone who decides to push through their dreams, never letting their age or the time hindrance it. Because I know a few who fell out of interest as they felt like they’re out of time to pursue it anymore.“I’ll try to cook this weekend to make it up to you. What are your favorite dishes, by the way?” I asked and Maggie laughed, shaking her head sheepishly.“Don’t sweat it, Juno. I’d feel so bad that you’re going to effort to cook when I only served you a burger from fast-foo
I was half-running just to get back quickly in the company building as I don’t want to anger her more. I acted all cocky yesterday with my conversation with Venus because there’s a contract involved. But here I am now, acting like a goddamn puppy who just got scolded by his master.“Fuck!” I cursed angrily after seeing that the private lift isn’t available ASAP for me as it is currently on the sixth floor, heading to the twenty-fifth. Since I don’t have a choice, I took the stairs and run up to the first floor to use the common elevator.Employees were scattered and crowding the hallway, waiting for their turn to use the lift.“Good morning, Sir!” They greeted and I smiled to acknowledge them. I then glanced at the elevator panels and saw that one of the lifts are almost on their way down.“Good morning. Is it okay for me to cut in the line? I’m really in a hurry right now.”