Chapter 6 New Jobs

"Jo can I talk to you for a minuet please?" Bessie asked.

"Sure Bess what's up." Joey looked up from the book she was reading on the couch that at night folded out into her bed.

"Well." Bessie took a deep breath and sat down next to her sister. "I hate to do this to you I really do but I need you to get a job to help out around here I would but I have Alexander and babysitting cost would just be too high for it to be worth it. Bodie has a job and that's great but its not enough and we're still waiting for the insurance money to come in so right now we're hanging on by the skin of our teeth."

"Bess its fine I'll figure something out I think the Marina might be hiring so I'll go and check down there after lunch ok."

"Thanks Jo and I am sorry really."

"Well its not like its your fault the Icehouse burned down that would be daddy dearest."

"Jo are you ever going to forgive him."

"No Bess I'm sorry but that's not a possibility he promised we'd be a family and he broke that promise so no I can't be forgiving right now. I didn't only loose a father over the ordeal I lost a best friend and boyfriend to."

"Jo don't you think you where to hard on Dawson." Bessie asked her sister gently.

"Maybe but at the same time I don't know if we ever really would have worked out I love Dawson I just don't know if I love him enough." The thoughts that where swirling through Joey's mind made her pause. "You know what I think I'll go to the Marina now." She dropped her book on the couch and stood up. "I'll be home later Bess hopefully with some good news.

Bessie watched her sister go worry in her heart and mind.

"Hey Potter where are you off to this fine summers day?"

"I'm going to the marina to look for a job."

"ouch summer job I'd hate to be you."

"What are you talking about Witter you have a summer job you have year long job at the video store."

"Yeah but really that's not work."

"Well aren't you lucky."

He followed her as she neared the marina.

"yes I am." He smirked and she shot him a death glare.

"Can I help you?" a guy a few years older then Joey and Pacey came out of the office.

"yes I'm Joey Potter and I was wondering if you guys had any job openings?"

"Well your kind of hot so I guess I could find something to do, the name's Rob by the way."

Joey had to bite her tongue she really needed this job but she really hated this guy. "nice to meet you Rob what exactly would I be doing?"

"Washing boats filling up gas tanks and such."

"Ok when do you want me to start.

"How about tomorrow Nine AM we can work out a schedule then.


"Dude that guy totally wants you." Pacey smirked

"only in my Pants Witter."

"Don't worry I'll protect you from the big bad boss." Pacey joked but if Joey was really listening she'd hear the note of seriousness in his voice.

"Well this is where I leave you Witter don't cry to hard."

"In your dreams Potter." Joey rolled her eyes and went in her house.

"How'd it go." Bessie was on her seat anixiously

"I start tomorrow now I just want a sandwich." Joey made her sandwich sat back on the couch and picked her book back up wondering if Pacey really would protect her from her new Boss.