Giselle's POV :
As I started working on my third file out of seven, my boss showed up. I ignored him and continued with my files. I thought he left, but then a shadow loomed over me. I looked up and he was FURIOUS! Uh oh! What did I do now?
He slammed his hand on my desk and barked, "In my office. NOW!"
I got up and followed him. He threw a newspaper at my face.
"Open page 7."
I opened it.
"So what? How is this related to me?"
"It's you in that picture isn't it?"
I looked at the small picture and saw a woman in a black dress similar to mine kissing a guy. The headlines wrote, "Is it just the Sun, or is it getting hot in the Nightclub?"
Oh my gosh! The media had to post this in the paper? If they're running out of articles, they can just give me a call. Who writes this about clubs? Come on! It's a really common thing.
I asked him, "You think this is me?"
I handed the paper back to him. He looked at the picture and stormed over to me. He held my shoulders in a death grip and said, "Is it NOT you?" I winced at his grip.
When I wasn't answering, he added more pressure and there were tears pooling in my eyes.
"I d-don't have a tattoo on my leg, sir. That's not me."
He loosened his grip and bent down to see if I had a tattoo.
When he completely let go of me, I widened my eyes at him in anger with my bloodshot eyes and pointed a finger at him, "You know NOTHING about me. I'm not the girl you think me to be Mr. Armanio! So what if it was me in that picture? That is none of your FRICKIN' business Mr. Armanio. Outside work, I do whatever I want. So what if I'm your P.A? Just because I work under you doesn't mean I'm a freaking actress! Just because I gained this job, I won't lose my freedom or dignity by YOU!"
I was breathing heavily and he was flabbergasted. His jaw was clenched and he looked like he was going to kill me.
"What? You'll fire me? You don't have to! I will resign myself."
I called Mr. Armanio and told him about my resignation.
"Oh dear! Come to London. We're looking for personal assistants."
"All the way to London?"
"You'll love it here dear."
"I'll think about it sir, thank you so much."
"No problem, with your help Armanio Enterprises has been flourishing."
"Oh it's not me sir."
"Of course it is! I'll be waiting for you in London."
"Thank you." The line went dead.
I went to my desk and quickly wrote up my resignation letter. I went back into his office and handed it to him.
I left the office, bid my farewell to Natalie and headed home.
I had a lot of thinking to do. I had no close relatives in London. I don't even know anything about London and I don't know British English! I have to find an apartment too.
I called my mom and asked her for her opinion. She told me to explore the world. I've always felt like going to London, I'm not gonna lie there.
Just then, a light bulb glowed in my head. I'm going to give Travis a surprise visit! I booked flight tickets to California for tomorrow morning.
I'm just so excited to meet him! I decided to forgive him after our previous fight. I drifted off to sleep and couldn't help, but have a feeling in the pit of my stomach that something is going to happen tomorrow. That includes Travis and Tulia. I have to prepare myself mentally for the worst.
I started packing my stuff just for 2 days. I need to know more about London. I drifted off to sleep, awaiting for the next day to meet Travis.
I woke up at 5:00 a.m. I brushed my teeth, ate scrambled eggs, bathed and browsed through my phone. My flight was at 9:00 a.m. So, no need to rush. I wore a white off shoulder floral top with skinny jeans. I left my hair and secured it with a georgette headband.
I grabbed my suitcase and headed to the airport. I hailed a taxi because I obviously couldn't drive there in my car. Pssh! I mean who even does that? Okay, maybe I did that ONE time. That resulted in me searching for my car for a whole month.
The taxi ride was not that long. I reached the airport in about half an hour. I paid the taxi driver and went through the processes to board my plane.
I sat in my seat and a guy sat beside me. I looked to the side to see....Michael?? (The guy who took her for a coffee on her first conference meeting)
I looked at him and his hair was in a frenzy, "Michael?! What are YOU doing here?"
"Aw, don't you want me to be here?"
I hit him on his shoulder and said, "It's not that. Don't you have a private jet or something? Moreover, shouldn't you be in first class?"
"My private jet is under repair and I was in a rush. I just bought the last available ticket. I was lucky I got it. I actually have a meeting in Cali."
"Oh." That was all I could say.
"So how's that boss of yours?"
"Good." I mumbled, not wanting to talk about it.
There was all small talk after that. Finally the plane touched land.
"Well, it was nice flying with you Mr. Fernando."
"What?? I thought we were making progress. You called me Michael."
I smiled. He said, "It's not Mr. Fernando to you. It's either Michael or Fernando."
I chuckled and said, "Of course Michael."
He seemed to be in a rush, so he invited me to dinner and we both parted ways. The smile I had didn't leave my face.
I quickly called a taxi and told him the address to Travis's apartment. My head was out of the window and I was inhaling the California air.
My heart stopped when....
Giselle's POV :My heart stopped beating.....when I saw my favourite ice cream stall!! I immediately told the taxi driver to stop and gave him the fare.I hopped out of the taxi and practically ran to the stall. They sell the BEST mango ice cream here. I ordered my mango ice cream and started devouring it like a monster. I missed this so much.I was strolling and that's when I spotted the familiar blonde quiff, grey eyes and black eyebrows. TRAVIS! I ran till I reached him. I thought of jumping on him, but that's when I saw Tulia beside him. They hadn't noticed me yet.Travis was smiling brightly at Tulia. She gave him a peck on his lips, and he didn't even protest! The cheating jerk. You would expect my ice cream to fall down, but I'm not going to let that happen. No way am I going to waste my ice cream on this good for nothing, cheating, jerk.I walked clo
Giselle's POV :Alvador smoothly replied, "Yeah, I did and I won't hesitate to do it again if you don't stop flirting with her. I'm starving."When the waiter came, we all gave our orders.Michael asked me, "Hey, I heard you resigned. Is it true?""Yeah, it is.""Well then, like I said before, you're welcome to be my personal assistant."I slapped his shoulder and said, "Thanks, but I already took up Mr. Armanio's offer."Alvador spoke up, "Are you sure you would want to hire her Michael? She has a boyfriend, yet she still flirts with you.""SHUT UP! You don't know anything about me and my personal life is none of your business."His eyes darkened and he said, "Well, your personal life is important when you want to become someone's personal assistant."
Giselle's POV :HOW DARE HE! He thinks he can touch me however he wants?! UGH! I looked at myself in the mirror and my cheeks were tinged pink and my hair was a little messed up. I combed my hair with my fingers and headed out.I went back to the table and sat down. Michael smirked.He put his hands behind his head and looked from Alvador to me.He started, "Soo.......did I miss something back there.""NO!" I replied instantly"Well, well, well, something most definitely did happen by the look on your face. Your face is flushed, your hair is hand combed and your clothes are kinda messed up." He winked at the end."Stop! My face is flushed because it's hot. My hair got messed up in the wind, so I fixed it. I just went to the washroom, how do you think my clothes would be?"Okaaay, since you're saying. Oh yeah
Giselle's POV :I looked up to see fury held in his eyes. He wrapped a strong arm around my waist and pulled me flush against his chest. I gasped and my files fell to the ground.His eyes were slowly becoming red and he bent his head low enough and smashed his lips on mine. My eyes widened. He wasn't letting go and neither was I. I was too shocked.I pulled back, but he didn't let go of me.He spoke in a velvety voice, "DON'T you dare fall in love with Tito. He has so much on his plate.""Do I look like that type of girl? I don't fall in love with everyone who comes my way. Anyways, what's it to you, huh? It's my life and it's my choice whom I fall in love with. Are you jealous that people fall easily for your brother rather than you? Is that what this is? You did this to prevent me from falling in love with your brother?"Before I was going to le
Giselle's POV :I woke up early the next morning. I hopped into the shower and came to a conclusion. I never really loved Travis. Sure, I liked him, but I guess not in a romantic way. I never felt nervous around, nor have I ever felt butterflies in my stomach around him. I hope I find a man in my life who gives me intense feelings. Moreover, Travis was never on my mind 24/7.He was just okay as my friend. Nothing more, nothing less. After I came to that realization, it felt like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders.I wrapped myself in a towel and rummaged through my clothes. I settled for a lavender button up shirt, white mini skirt that reached my knees, my brown chelsea boots and my brown sling bag.I pulled my hair into a sleek ponytail and put on my lip balm. I took my CV and hailed a taxi. I showed him the address and when I arrived there, my mouth was open. Th
Giselle's POV :I woke in the morning at 7:00 a.m. I showered, brushed and ate breakfast in a span of 40 minutes. I left my hair and rode a taxi to my office which was a 10 minute drive away from my house.I got out and headed to the tenth floor. I greeted Pam, the tenth floor receptionist and went to my boss's door. I knocked and I heard a 'come in'.I went in and he handed me a file. "Go through these quickly. We have a meeting in 2 hours. I want these to be revised ASAP.""Yes sir." I took the file and went to my own office. It was like a dream come true. Living in London, having your own comfy office room, getting a good salary, a good rent and a little distance between your office and your apartment.I don't know how I ever got this lucky. I revised the files and went to the staff room to get a few copies. I got about 15 copies and came back to my office.
Giselle's POV :For the next two months, I always wore full clothes that covered my whole body and I always side-braided my hair. Everything went smoothly. I warmed up to him. He didn't and I don't know what he refers to me as, but I guess it's safe to say he's my acquaintance as well as my boss. I also learned that something had happened to him. It's like his girlfriend cheated on him or something like that.There's actually a business gathering tonight at some hotel and I should really start dating someone. Travis is never on my mind anymore and all I wish for him is that he finds happiness.Nowadays, even though I made friends at my office, I still feel like I'm missing something. My mom is always asking me about my love life and she seriously thinks I need to get married. I mean 25 is not that old right?I hope I'll meet someone tonight and tonight, I will take up all the danc
Giselle's POV :"Why are we having this conversation?" I asked him.Then I answered my own question, "It's either you miss Michelle or you talk about love when you're drunk.""Second." He mumbled."Why?" I asked him. I'm testing my luck."Because nobody loves me."Now it was my turn to hit the sudden brakes. I stared at him and he stared back at me. He said, "Stop looking at me like that."I started the car again and said, "You're batshit crazy. Your dad and brother love you.""They're not my real dad and brother. They're actually my uncle and cousin. They just consider me as son and brother. I'm an only child.""Do you remember anything about your parents?"He banged his fist on the dashboard and said lowly, "NEVER talk about my parents again." After saying that, he chuc