Wow thank you for all the reviews! I would love to reply to every single one of them, but I am too lazy and busy to at the moment. This chapter will probably focus on Richard Grayson, Kori Anders, and Roy Harper aka Speedy. So we're going to hear Kori's and Richard's thoughts about this. But anyways, here we go.
Richard then turned to look at me.
"I'm Richard Grayson, and you are?" He asked as he held out his hand to shake.
I stared at him and finally said.
"Kori. Kori Anders."
Richard looked at me, his mouth slightly open.
"Kori Anders? The girl who I always stood up for when Slade, Katherine or Johnny went to go make fun up?" He then smiled.
"Well I guess we're going to be hanging out more often huh?"
I felt the nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach leave, and a new feeling came from inside of me, anger. What did he mean always stood up for? Maybe once in a while, but it's not like every second of the day when one of his friends were mocking me, he appear from beside of them and tell them off. It wasn't even really standing up for me. It was more of a "Hey guys, let's go bug someone else." Not real knight in shining armor like if you ask me. More like a loser in aluminum foil. I then did something I would probably never forget ever again. I told him off.
"Oh yeah, telling your friends to go pick on someone else counts as standing up for me. And another thing. Where the hell did you come up with always stood up for? More like when you were in a good mood then you stood up for me. Your one of the purposes why you made high school hellish for me. And now you except me to hang around you like nothing ever happened? Did you sincerely think I overlooked the 4 worst years of my life? Yeah, right."
And forgetting about Rachel altogether, I stormed off towards my assignment, leaving Richard taken back from my eruption there. As I marched by the other cubicles, I noticed a lot of people's heads shoot up. And a few guys were making remarks.
"Wow...look! Is she new?"
"I don't know, but she's sure as hell hot though!"
"Hey hottie! I forgot my phone number. Can I have yours?"
Then I guess after they checked out my breasts, they noticed my identification.
"Damn. That's Kori Anders!"
"You know, that girl who always ask questions during the conferences and always turns in her work on time."
I felt the outrage simmer up internally and I halted dead in my tracks.
"You know, I can hear every word you children say." I growled.
"Good, so you will you go out with me to dinner sometime?"
"What do you think?" I commented as I strolled away.
"Ok then, see you at 8 tomorrow."
I ceased walking again and swerved around."Well your obviously not telepathic because my answer is no." I uttered as I eventually made it into my cubicle.
"Ooh...spunky huh? Well it looks like someone fancies you, Roy." I rolled my eyes and settled down. As I waited for my computer to turn on, Rachel came in and sat down.
"Wow. Someone got a call from their Aunt Flo today." She observed.
"He had a right to be chewed out." I snarled.
"Well you know, he did look hurt when I went off after you." Rachel pointed out.
I grinned and opened my article on how the president's raise on taxes was absolutely moronic. (I write for the opinion column.) "Well he ought of felt that way when his dumbass buddies were picking on me." I mentioned as I began to type the finishing touches on my work. Rachel said nothing and got to work on her story about how the president of Beauty U magazine planed to have an agreement with cosmetic agencies so they can start sending off free samples in the mail to their subscribers. I heard a knock on the wall and saw Terra standing there. She smiled at me and made no motion to acknowledge Rachel, who didn't appear to mind. "Kori, the boss would like to talk to you." Terra said as she flipped her hair back over her shoulder.
"Tell him my article is done and it will be printed out and turned in 15 minutes."
"That's not what I mean." She announced as she grabbed my arm and pulled me out of my office.
We preceded down the hall towards the boss's office. On the way I saw some of the Planet's heads. Gregory Morrison, Marvin Manson, and Jennifer Spellman. As I opened the door, I heard the boss's voice.
"Ah Kori, please sit down." He said.
"Yes Mr. Chang." I answered and noticed Richard was gawking at me like I was an alien or something.
He noticed us look at each other and introduced him to me.
"We already met." I said calmly.
"I should be going. I have to move into my office." He said and he left while trying to get me to look at him. I continued to gaze at my boss, who began to give me a weird look.
"So I notice you decided to get a make over." He spoke in a seductive voice.
I refrained from rolling my eyes.
"Yes I have, sir. Is this why you wanted to see me?" I asked.
"No. I was wondering about how you feel about me promoting you to front page." He asked.
My eyes opened wide.
"Are you saying you want me to be one of the lead journalists?" I stammered.
"Yes." Came his reply.
"Wow sir, I don't know, wow." I said.
"Please Kori, call me Ling." He said.
"Yes Ling, but I was wondering if it would be a problem if my friend could be promoted with me?" I asked.
"Well I'm not so sure about that..." Mr. Chang, or should I say, Ling said in a serious tone.
I then remembered what Raven said last night about seducing him and was almost considering it. That's when my senses came back and smacked me in the face. I then smiled weakly and said, "It was worth a try, right?"
I then walked out of his office and went to get my things. Rachel looked at me and frowned.
"Don't tell me he got you fired?" She asked.
"Nope, I just got promoted." I said.
Rachel opened her mouth.
"Wait. You just got promoted? What about me?" She asked.
I bowed my head.
"I'm sorry, I tried." I said.
"As in you didn't want to seduce him." She stated as she went back to her work.
"Hey, me and Katie still owe you a make over, especially since we have dinner with Garfield tonight." I said.
Rachel blushed at this but said she'll see me at break and I walked towards my new office. After I opened the door and placed everything where I wanted it to be (My pictures of me, Katie, and Rachel, plants, and candles), I then checked my email. I heard a knock on my door and saw Richard standing there. I then ignored him. I didn't really feel like yelling right now.
"Listen." He began as I send an email to Rachel.
"I'm sorry about not standing up for you more. And I'm sorry I made your high school years hell. But you still had no right to yell at me like that, considering I was already planning to apologize and try to be your friend."
I looked up from my email. "Oh. Did you want to be my friend since you felt sorry for me or because of the fact that I look like a damn super model? And why didn't you become my friend back in high school?" I retorted.
"I was a bastard and jock back then." He said.
"Well your wrong. Garfield and Victor were jocks, but they still were my friends. They stood up for me more than you did too. And your wrong about being a bastard back then." I said as I pushed him out of the office.
"Your still one now." I said slamming the door in his face.
I sat down and decided to read one of my romance novels. At least they normally calm me down.
I stood there and frowned. Damn, she really hated me. Then again, I'm not surprised. I wasn't exactly a knight in shining armor for her. I walked back into my office and got on aim. I then noticed that Garfield and Victor were online. We were all friends back in high school, but we never really acknowledged it, considering they hated my friends and my friends weren't too fond of them either. I decided to call Garfield and Victor.
"Hey guys." I said.
"Sup Richie Rich?" Victor said.
"Hey." Garfield answered.
"So it didn't work, she hates me." I said.
"Well what did you say to her?" Garfield asked.
"I asked her if she was the Kori I always stood up for back in high school." I said.
"Ouch. That probably made her mad." Garfield answered.
"You don't know the half of it." I said.
"Hey I have an idea. We're suppose to meet the girls over at a restaurant tonight. Why don't you com along and we can get you and Kori together?" Victor said.
"Yeah. That'll work. Kori will probably throw the table at him." Garfield said.
"Wow. You just did a perfect impression of Rachel." Victor answered in awe.
"Shut up." Garfield mumbled.
"Well I have to go. I'm going to head over to my place and get ready." I said as I hung up.
Good huh? Well next chapter will probably be including a fight thatreveals some hidden feelings, some people making out in an apartment, and another makeover which will bring some fantastics results. Happy Superbowl's eve!
Lexi The Writer