A/n: This is yet another creation that wouldn't leave my head. I hope you guys enjoy!
Summary: Marie is a worker/owner at the flower shop in downtown Manhattan. One night while she closes the shop, she meets no other than Steve Rogers. Not to mention a new threat comes back with vengeance. How will she be able to handle it?
Pairing: Steve Rogers (Captain America) /OC
Disclaimer: I don't own the Avengers or Captain America. Marvel Comics owns them and I simply own Marie and any other character that weren't mentioned in the series.
Getting up at six am to open up the store in a couple of hours has it perks. The six am part isn't the perk but it's worth it.
I own a flower shop called The Enchanted Flower Shoppe in lower Manhattan. Long story short, it was my mother's shop until she decided to go into early retirement and she gave me the shop. It was passed down in the family. I'll admit I was shocked because I had no idea how to run a business but seeing how my mom did it when I was little, she made it look easy.
I got to the shop and unlocked the door. I still had the 'CLOSED' sign up. I put my stuff in the back and started to water the plants. After I did that for a good while, I got to work setting everything up for the day. I looked up in the log book and saw that we had some orders to fill for a wake that was going to be held later on in the day and a few other small orders that needed to be done.
I'm only twenty six and have dark brown hair with blue eyes and I'm only five foot five. I did do the college thing actually going for an English teaching degree until I learned how to run the shop and took a couple business courses along the way.
When eight came around, my employees, Trisha, Annalisa, and the delivery man, Aaron come in. I waved at them and then business started to come in slowly.
Don't get me wrong, I love my job. Sure it has its ups and downs like any other business. With the economy slowly starting to get back on track ever since the recession we've dealt with the past few years, the shop was still standing.
"Do you think we're going to get any good orders?" Naomi asked. She's the co-owner of the shop and not to mention my best friend. She has dark red hair and hazel eyes and we're almost the same height as one another.
Was it wise that my best friend would help me run the shop? It had its moments but we know what we're doing.
"I don't know," I replied. "Why?"
"I don't know and don't get me wrong, but doing funeral flowers isn't too upbeat may god rest their souls," she replied.
"We don't always get them we do get some regulars in here," I said.
"I know and then there's the occasional weddings, showers and sweet sixteen," she said.
"Maybe we might get some surprises for once," Trisha said.
I rolled my eyes playfully as I went over some inventory. I watered some more plants while my coworkers took care of the customers. I grabbed the list and headed into my office after I told Naomi where I would be if they needed help.
I cleared my desk to make some room when I saw an old newspaper that was from months ago. It was when Manhattan was under attack but it happened in the different section. Luckily no one got hurt but I felt bad for those who lived around there and the buildings that got destroyed. Everything seemed to be back to normal but it wasn't the same.
Not that it was the Avengers who saved us. Believe me that was the hot buzz for awhile after they saved New York. Now no one ever heard from the again.
I pushed the paper away and typed up my inventory and ordered a few more shipments. I didn't realized that time had passed for awhile until one of my workers called for help.
Just your typical day at work.
Or so I thought.
I was near the register ringing up an order when the phone rang. After I took care of the customer, I picked it up and answered, "Enchanted Flower Shoppe, Marie speaking how can I help you?"
"Yes, hi you're the owner right?" a woman's voice answered.
"Yes is there seemed to be a problem?" I didn't think we had any complaints today though I don't remember if she seemed to know the place.
"Oh don't worry there isn't a problem, I'm planning a charity ball and I've been calling different places for centerpieces and I was wondering if it's possible to stop by?"
"Sure it's no big deal," I said.
"Great I can stop by at three," she said. "I'll see you then."
"Sure," I said into the empty receiver. I hung up as confused as ever.
"What was that all about?" Naomi asked.
"We might have our client," I replied, still in a dazed.
"That's great but why do you sound so…"
"Shocked? Well, it's for a charity ball and I've never done that type of order before," I said.
"Don't worry Marie, I know you can do it, if you want maybe I can sit with you in case you need help," she suggested.
"That would be fine thanks," I said.
"So did you even tell her you're the owner?"
"Did you think I should've?"
"No and besides what would be in the fun in that?" I said with a slight smirk.
It was a little after three when I was tidying up the counter after making up a vase of flowers for a customer when the door opened. I looked up and saw that it was a woman with red hair coming inside. She was wearing a black trench coat and a business suit. I didn't pay much to it since I was finishing cleaning up until I heard footsteps coming towards me.
"Excuse me is there someone here name Marie?" she asked.
"I'm her," I replied.
"Oh we spoke on the phone," she said. "I'm sorry where are my manners? I'm Pepper," she said.
"Nice to meet you if you would mind we can sit in the back," I said.
She nodded and we headed towards my office where Naomi was waiting. I introduced them and Pepper didn't mind that Naomi was with us since she found she helps run the shop also. We immediately got down to business. I smoothed out my jeans as the meeting started.
"So this is your shop? I must say that it's quite nice," she said.
"Thanks," I said. "So this ball how are…"
"Oh right," she said. "I'm organizing the table seating chart and normally I would've gone with the centerpieces but I decided to use some floral arrangements. I know what am I thinking and trust me Stark was a bit apprehensive at first but I managed to convince him."
"Wait, this is the Tony Stark?" Naomi asked.
"You know of him?" I said.
"Of course everyone does," she said.
I raised my eyebrows at her before focusing on the meeting. "Is there any specific flowers you would want?" I asked.
"I have it right here," Pepper said, pulling out a few sheets of paper.
I took them and glanced at them over. My eyes almost went wide as I saw how it was all arranged. I nudged Naomi and her expression was the same.
"When is this ball going to happen?" I asked.
"Three weeks from now, by then the reconstruction would be complete and why not have it then? It's not too much is it?" she asked.
"It's not I think we can manage, will we?" Naomi asked, looking towards me.
"Nope, not at all," I replied with a smile. "We'll figure out the arrangements do you have any specific ways of how the flowers should be arranged?"
"The theme is summer nights and I was hoping that maybe some light flower colors," she said. "I have faith in you guys to do this."
"We hope so too," I said.
"Great, maybe if you want you can stop by sometime this week to check out the venue if you want," Pepper offered.
"We'll figure out something and we'll be in contact," I said. "If you have concerns just give us a call."
"I will and I do hope we meet again," she said as she shook our hands.
After she left, I leaned back into my chair and sighed deeply.
"Do we know what we're getting ourselves into?" Naomi asked me awhile later.
"Not even close," I replied.
I just hope we don't screw this up.
I mean what can possibly go wrong?
A/n: I know not much happened but it's a start.
Their intros will happen soon and the plot will happen along the way. I have it figured out. I hope.
Leave a review if you want. Any tips, concerns are welcomed. If I mess anything up, I'll try my best to fix it since it's been awhile since I've seen the movie and by awhile I mean this past summer ;-).
Hope you guys enjoy and continue with me on this crazy journey.