"So….Bella, I tried to find you after the party. Where did you disappear to…..again?" Alice asked as she handed me my coffee.
"Wow, I'm surprised you noticed. You sure seemed busy with Jasper upstairs when I made my exit" I shot back. Alice smirked and took a sip of her own coffee.
"Touché" She replied. The next few minutes of our walk to work was silent as we enjoyed the hot beverages. We were greeted with the typical half-excited, half-hung-over 'hello's' on our way inside.
"Well, I'll see you at lunch, Bella" Alice said before sauntering off. I made my way to my little cubicle and sat down. The first thing I did was open my email. One message.
New Guy! Apparently he is here to oversee management. I got a quick look at him and let me tell you…I wouldn't mind him overseeing my management! ;)
I rolled my eyes and forwarded it to Alice. At least she would get a kick out of it. Jessica seems to think we are best friends for some reason.
Now that all of my work was done I can play. Since I work at this sad excuse of a publishing agency I literally only have to check my email to get paid. Well, and read a few terrible books every once in a while. I don't think I've ever had to even deal with an author since I've been here.
I played solitaire for the next four hours since nobody was online for the shooting game we all play. I guess they're all busy.
Once the clock hit twelve I grabbed my bag and walked towards Alice's desk.
"Hey Alice, you ready?" I asked once I reached it. She looked away from her computer screen and gave a sad smile.
"Oh, I'm sorry Bella. I can't today. Can you bring me back something?" She replied. I mumbled a 'yes' and walked away. Alice has never said no to our lunch outings before. What a strange day.
By the time I reached the small café I was panting. Being the self-conscious idiot that I am, I wore a tight vest that sucked in my tummy fat but unfortunately made my chi-chi's huge. This in turn, made my white button-up a little too tight, making breathing harder than it should be.
The sleaze behind the counter stared at my chest as I ordered the sandwiches and again when he handed them to me. I rolled my eyes and quickly scurried back to work. At least I get a discount.
When I walked back into work everybody was smiling at me. What the flapjack? There must have been a little something extra in that alcohol last night.
I saw why they were smiling when I reached what used to be my desk. It was in pieces. Literally. Even my doodle papers were ripped up and neatly stacked on the floor.
"Oh my gosh, Bella, this crazy man came in and smashed your cubicle to pieces!" Alice exclaimed. I looked around to see my cubicle was the only one ruined.
"Why?" I whispered.
"He was crazy" Alice shrugged.
"No, I mean why did he stack the ripped papers in a pile" I said, pointing to said pile. Alice kicked the pile and scattered the papers amongst the ground. I looked around the cubicle and smiled when I saw my computer was fine. I walked towards it and explained to Alice it was ok.
"Bella! What's that?!" Alice yelled pointing to the side. I looked but saw nothing. When I turned back around Alice was stabbing my computer with her five inch heel.
"Alice? What the hell?! I have to pay for that!" I yelled. She rolled her eyes and fixed her hair.
"Puh-lease. Mike won't make you pay for anything" She replied before grabbing her sandwich and sauntering off. My eyes widened and I looked around again. How am I supposed to kill everyone online now? I sighed and ran my hand through my hair.
Looks like I'll have to beg. I went around asking people if I could use their computer but they all said no except for Mike who licked his lips and stared at my chest. Uh….not worth it.
"Hey Bella, the new manager's office is that door right there" Jessica said pointing to the closed oak door down the hall. I sighed and walked towards it. No harm in trying.
A deep voice told me to come in after I knocked. A….familiar voice. When I opened the door I saw why. It was the new gay party guy!
"Do you need something?" He asked, not yet looking up. Think Bella, think!
"Oh wow, you have your own little room here" I said and his head shot up. His eyes narrowed and he opened his mouth to speak.
"Ooh and a door! Does it lock?"
'Well yes, but---" The lock clicked. I clapped my hands and unlocked it again.
"No offense, you seem like a nice girl, but you aren't exactly the person I want in my office right now. You left me to the wolves last night" He said and crossed his arms.
"Yeah. Sorry about th—"
"When I walked back downstairs I saw…um…that girl with the brown hair and short skirts…uh"
"Jessica" I supplied.
"Yeah! She slipped a roofie in my drink!" He exclaimed. I put my hand over my mouth and tried not to laugh.
"It isn't funny. I have to work with that woman" He said and leaned back in his chair.
"I warned you not to drink anything" I told him. He glared at me.
"Look, I just came in here to ask if I could borrow your computer" I finally said. He raised his eyebrows.
"Why? What happened to yours?"
"Um, a crazy man came in and tore apart my desk?" I tried. He didn't look amused.
"Please, can I just use your office until mine is fixed? I'll stay out of your way. I promise" I said, moving closer. He sighed and pinched the bridge of his nose.
"Fine" He bit out. I smiled and thanked him profusely. All you co-workers are going down. He moved away from his desk and sat with his folder in another chair.
"So, when did you end up leaving the party?" I asked innocently as I went online and logged on.
"I found my friend and got him to take me home" He said and slipped on a pair of glasses. I took the moment to appreciate his…..hotness. Sweet Jesus he is wearing a vest. That stuff is my kryptonite. And with those glasses….mmm. Why do all the hot guys have to be gay?
The sound of gunshots came through the speakers as I entered the game. Die Alice, die.
"Oh, are you going to the company picnic on Saturday?" I asked absentmindedly. I saw him look up from the corner of my eye.
"What company picnic?" He asked. Oops.
"On Saturday. At the local YMCA" I explained. His eyebrows drew together and he shook his head.
"I wasn't invited….Why wasn't I invited?"
"Because we don't like you" I blurted. His eyes shot to mine.
"What?" He asked, a little offended.
"No offense, it's just….well…you're the new boss" I explained. He seemed to be thinking before he nodded.
"I guess I understand" He said. I felt kind of bad for the guy. First his 'friend' ditches him at the party, and then Jessica tries to rape him. Poor guy.
"Well, it's at three if you want to go. We have raffles and what-not" I said, hoping he would come. I wonder what he hides underneath the vest. Mmm.
Sorry this is late. I was exhausted last night from everything.
I know it isn't as funny as the first chapter…..:( but hopefully it isn't a complete letdown.
Anyways, I'm really liking this story so I am writing another chapter.
Not sure how long it will take me though.