"Yep I'm actually getting ready now. Of course we're still coming to see you this weekend. Alright, mmm-hmm. Love you mom, bye." Langston tossed her phone on the dresser, scrambling around the room.

"My pearl earrings, what'd I do with my pearl earrings? I coulda sworn I had them out." She muttured to herself as she rummaged through her jewelry box.

"Looking for these?" John stood behind her in the mirror holding the studs in his hand.

"I've been looking all over for them, where'd you find them?"

"On the bathroom sink, where you left them." John teased.

"You're amazing." Langston whispered before leaning up to kiss him.

"Take a deep breath, better?"

"Much." She sighed. John chuckled and took her face in his hands.

"I love you, have a good day."

"Excuse me, could someone- I just need to-" Langston couldn't hold anyone's attention long enough to finish a sentence. "Guess manners weren't in the job description." Langston huffed.

"You must be new..." A girl holding a stack of files came from Langston's left.

"Yeah, I was just wondering where the boss' office is so I could get my desk assignment?" Langston said.

"Turn around, ace." The girl motioned behind Langston with a nod.

"Oh...thanks." Langston said. The girl with long blonde hair looked her up and down and snickered.


"If you make it past a week it'll be a miracle." She purred, turning on a heel and walking away. Langston brushed it off and knocked on the door.

"Come in!" A voice called from the other side.

"Hello?" Langston waited as the man fumbled around in a wardrobe in the far corner of the room.

"Sorry I-" Randy turned around and paused, "Langston." Something in his eyes were more pleased than they were surprised.

"You're my-my boss?" Langston could only manage to get that much out as she tried to get over the somersaults her stomach was doing.

"For the week anyway. So it's Mr. Orton to you from now on." He suddenly didn't look so friendly.


"I was kidding. Breath." He said. "Your file says you're a Windows pro, which makes you priceless to me." Langston bit back a smile as Randy thumbed through her file. "Can you draft up 7 stockholders' reports by day's end?"


"Then get to it." Randy stood up and handed her a folder. She stood up and took it in her hand, but neither let go of it.


"Yes?" Randy tilted his head.

"I don't know where my desk is." Langston said, as if they were sharing a secret.

"Right outside my office." A slight curve met his lips when he informed her.

Every so often, Langston found herself looking over at Randy's office. He always seemed like he walked on clouds, it threw her off seeing him in action. She could only imagine the chewing out he was giving people, the intense look on his face only told half the story.


"Langston, come in." The look on his face seemed to ease.

"The reports like you wanted?" She handed them over.

"Thank you."

"Is there anything else I can do?" She asked.

"Go on home and rest. You're gonna need it."

"Alright then, goodnight." Langston said.

"Be safe." Randy nodded before she walked away.

"Hey babe." John leaned over Langston and kissed her temple.


"How was work?"

"It was...interesting." Langston said.

"Were people nice?"

"Not really." Langston laughed as she typed on her laptop.

"Well I wanna hear all about it over dinner." John russeled the top of her head before walking off.

One new email

Langston clicked the notification.

From: rorton80

To: lbax29

" Great job today, I'm impressed. Guess there's a first time for everything."