Giselle's POV :
I woke up early the next morning. I hopped into the shower and came to a conclusion. I never really loved Travis. Sure, I liked him, but I guess not in a romantic way. I never felt nervous around, nor have I ever felt butterflies in my stomach around him. I hope I find a man in my life who gives me intense feelings. Moreover, Travis was never on my mind 24/7.
He was just okay as my friend. Nothing more, nothing less. After I came to that realization, it felt like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders.
I wrapped myself in a towel and rummaged through my clothes. I settled for a lavender button up shirt, white mini skirt that reached my knees, my brown chelsea boots and my brown sling bag.
I pulled my hair into a sleek ponytail and put on my lip balm. I took my CV and hailed a taxi. I showed him the address and when I arrived there, my mouth was open. Th
Giselle's POV :I woke in the morning at 7:00 a.m. I showered, brushed and ate breakfast in a span of 40 minutes. I left my hair and rode a taxi to my office which was a 10 minute drive away from my house.I got out and headed to the tenth floor. I greeted Pam, the tenth floor receptionist and went to my boss's door. I knocked and I heard a 'come in'.I went in and he handed me a file. "Go through these quickly. We have a meeting in 2 hours. I want these to be revised ASAP.""Yes sir." I took the file and went to my own office. It was like a dream come true. Living in London, having your own comfy office room, getting a good salary, a good rent and a little distance between your office and your apartment.I don't know how I ever got this lucky. I revised the files and went to the staff room to get a few copies. I got about 15 copies and came back to my office.
Giselle's POV :For the next two months, I always wore full clothes that covered my whole body and I always side-braided my hair. Everything went smoothly. I warmed up to him. He didn't and I don't know what he refers to me as, but I guess it's safe to say he's my acquaintance as well as my boss. I also learned that something had happened to him. It's like his girlfriend cheated on him or something like that.There's actually a business gathering tonight at some hotel and I should really start dating someone. Travis is never on my mind anymore and all I wish for him is that he finds happiness.Nowadays, even though I made friends at my office, I still feel like I'm missing something. My mom is always asking me about my love life and she seriously thinks I need to get married. I mean 25 is not that old right?I hope I'll meet someone tonight and tonight, I will take up all the danc
Giselle's POV :"Why are we having this conversation?" I asked him.Then I answered my own question, "It's either you miss Michelle or you talk about love when you're drunk.""Second." He mumbled."Why?" I asked him. I'm testing my luck."Because nobody loves me."Now it was my turn to hit the sudden brakes. I stared at him and he stared back at me. He said, "Stop looking at me like that."I started the car again and said, "You're batshit crazy. Your dad and brother love you.""They're not my real dad and brother. They're actually my uncle and cousin. They just consider me as son and brother. I'm an only child.""Do you remember anything about your parents?"He banged his fist on the dashboard and said lowly, "NEVER talk about my parents again." After saying that, he chuc
Giselle's POV :Two months later:Even after two months, I still can't get him to open up. I guess I've made a 0.05% progress. The charity events became common and I think half my wardrobe is filled with fancy dresses. I totally forgot and don't care about Travis. My hair became longer. The whole world seems to change, but Tito doesn't change.Tonight is another charity event and my boss donates a lot of money for anything related to children. There was once a charity organization for children suffering from leukemia and he donated 10 million pounds! That's a truck load of money.He actually picks me up at charity events and drops me. I never dropped him again. He stuck to his word on no drinking. He lets me off early at every charity event. Because of these events, he gets more business partners.I got ready and waited downstairs for him. I like him. In
Giselle's POV :I saw the partially bald headed pot-belly man staring at me. I shuddered just at the thought. Would my boss seriously let him kiss me? I was repulsed at the thought.I stared at Tito and I found nothing on his face. Just his lips set in a thin line.Then in an instant, his warm, soft lips made contact with my cheek and I was saved because his sinewy arm wrapped around my waist. My mind couldn't decipher what was happening, but the only thing on my mind was his lips on my cheek. His LIPS on MY CHEEK! I may seem like a lovesick teen who's exaggerating, but that's what he's doing to me.We heard a few 'boos' from the crowd, because they were obviously expecting him to kiss me on my lips. I knew he wouldn't. how can he when he has Fortis's name tattooed on his chest. I mean I'm not jealous or anything, just stating facts.I want to meet Fortis one day.
Giselle's POV :When I came out of the bathroom, I saw the post it note crumpled on the ground. The tray hadn't even been touched and he left. Geez! Bipolar much? Did he wake up on the wrong side of the bed? I guess he's angry at himself for breaking his 'no drinking' promise that he made.I got dressed and headed to work. At least I got enough sleep in this job. When I reached there, I greeted everyone and knocked on my boss's door to make him aware of my presence. I knocked, but there was no response, but there was no response, so I walked in and couldn't believe it.But, my eyes don't deceive me. People do. He was kissing a girl, he was deeply involved in it that he didn't even realize that someone was in the room. I didn't know what was worst. Walking in on him or watching him do it senselessly and carelessly. I want to run away from here, but I can't bring myself to move.Whe
Giselle's POV :Continuation of the phone call,"I loved you Travis, but I realized that it was only as a friend. I loved you truly, but as a friend. I was too blind to realize the difference. But, I got to know about it based on my experiences. By the way, I don't hold a grudge against you Travis. All I feel towards you both is indifference. I just don't care. When I saw you with her, I noticed the glow in your face. I just want you to be happy, but you should have at least had the decency to tell me. Anyways, that's all in the past, I honestly don't care what you or Tulia do. I think you get what I mean.""Wow Giselle, as a friend is a blow to my face, but I don't blame you, because that's what I realized as well. I hope you find your happiness. I'm sure you will Giselle, you are an amazing person.""Thanks Travis. Goodbye."When he said his fa
Giselle's POV :After the meeting was over, Mr. Moon walked up to me and asked me, "So did it work?""Did what work?""Was I successful in wooing you?"I scoffed and said, "I'm sorry, but the only one who could woo me was Joey." Tears were welling up in my eyes remembering Joey."Shit! I didn't mean to make you cry. You must've loved him dearly. What was his last name?""Marcello. Joey Marcello." I sniffed."How did he look?""He looked like a dream come true. His dark and big eyes would immediately make you fall in love with him. The way his golden fur would fly when he ran... ""Don't tell me you're talking about-""My golden retriever. He was my life. That's why I'm afraid of getting another dog."He scoffed and burst out in laughter. After he was done he said,