It is my second week of the second month of working with Stanley Corporation. Today is Tuesday, I have been waiting for a taxi for more than thirty minutes but there is not even one. When I was about to lose my patience Mr. Satnley's car stop right in front of me. He said with a smiling face," Good Morning Miss Lim, If your okay I can give you a ride." I who is looking at his smiling face was intimidated by his smile again. But I immediately mask it. I nodded my head then said, "Thank you, Mr. Stanley," while getting in the car and putting on my seatbelt as well. We arrived at the building in less than twenty minutes. I am the one who got out of the car first. I thank him again then go in first because he will park his car in the parking area reserved for his car. when I'm thanking him he just nodded his head without uttering a word. I rashly go up to my office. I don't need to Go to Mr. Stanley's office this instant because I already put the things as well as his schedule for today on his table before I go home yesterday.
As I walk to my office I saw Mr. Morris sitting in front of his table scribbling something in his notebook. "Goodmorning Mr. Morris." I greeted him. " Goodmorning Miss Lim." he greeted me back. " Mr. Stanley is yet to come in any minute. However, there are some documents you need to fax," he said with a serious tone of voice. " Thank you," then I started walking to my office. Obviously, Mr. Morris does not know that Mr. Stanley and I came together in the building and he will be here soon. I read the documents that I was about to fax and I can see that's everything is alright so I fax it off. After I'm done, I go to the pantry to get Mr.Stanley's coffee. As I was about to pass by at my table, the phone connected to Mr. Stanley suddenly rang. I immediately pick it up, "Mr. Stanley, do you have something for me to do?" I said. " Miss Lim, get me a coffee with milk and two cubes of sugar," he said. " Right away sir," I replied. I took his coffee then knock on his door and heard his masculine voice saying, ' Come in'. I open the door and went inside. There he was sitting in his chair signing some documents. I went to his desk. I place the coffee on his desk. That's when he looked up at me " Thank you, did you fax the documents that I left to Morris?" he asks. "I already did sir," I said. " That's good, just wait a minute to finish signing these documents so that you can bring this back with you," he said while continue scribbling his pen on the documents. I just nod my head as a response. While standing in front of him I can't help admiring his facial features. He is so handsome and it can make me breathless. Just looking at him like that made my stomach squirm. When he was done he looked up and that's when our eyes meet. I was stunned but mask my emotion immediately. He reaches out the document to me which I accepted then left immediately. upon reaching my office I calm myself down. I started upon my work. I am scared that he would misunderstand me because of that look. While I was busy and focus on my work so much. The door of my office opened and, " Miss Lim, it's already lunchtime. Would you mind if I invite you for lunch?" he said with slightly curved lips and raised eyebrows. Damn that handsome face. But he could I refuse when my boss offered me lunch? "o, okay S, Sir," I stuttered. "Let's go," he ordered. I frantically fix the work that I have done and left undone as is. Then I followed him to the lift. As we arrived at the restaurant not too far from the building of Stanley Corporation we were welcomed by the manager. We get inside and are ushered by someone towards the VIP room. After we sat down the waiter handed us the menu then we ordered. About twenty minutes our order arrive then we eat silently. When we are about to finish eating, Mr. Stanley clears his throat to get my attention. I look up to see him staring at me. I blush at being stared at by him but he ignores my reaction " Actually, I want to inform you about this Miss Lim," then he passed me what seems like an invitation. I put down my spoon and fork and took that from him. I was just about to open it when he continues to speak," It's a ball. All business associates are required to attend. since you are my assistant, you are required to come with me." he stated.
When I looked at him I thought I saw a smirk, but not. "It's next week. Be prepared." he continued. I nodded my head. "Sure. Thank you, Mr. Stanley." I said as I finish the last bite of my food. After having our lunch we go back to the office. After arriving at my office, I went back to my desk. I read the invitation. It looks classy. I don't want to attend classy events. I was never that kind of person. But I have no choice, do I? It's part of my job. I sighed as I kept it in my bag, and I continued my work.
A few hours later I was done my work. I packed my things and made sure to take all the things I need for the weekend. When I exit my office I saw Mr. Stanley was leaving too. "Goodbye Mr. Stanley," I said while smiling and waving at him. He nodded his head. I took the lift intended for all the employees and he took the lift that was only intended for him. When I arrived on the first floor, I immediately walk out of the lift. I was about to leave the building and hail a taxi since uncle ben was on leave. Well, that's what Mr. Stanley told me this morning. Mr. Stanley stopped me," Miss Lim if you don't mind I can drop you off in your apartment." he suggested. When I heard that I was taken aback. "It's okay Mr. Stanley. I'm fine." I declined politely. " I insist," he said kindly. Sure enough, I have no way to refuse. "Okay. Thank you, Mr. Stanley." I said as we walk to his car. He opens the door for me, while I get inside as he got on the driver's seat. I don't need to give him my apartment address because he already knows. the ride was quiet. I want to on the radio. " Is It okay Mr. Stanley, Can I turn the radio on?" I ask shyly. He turns to look at me briefly before looking back to the road and muttered," Sure. And it's Josh when we are outside of work." he said. I nodded my head," Thank you Mr. S-I mean Josh." I said slowly. When I said it he just nods as confirmation with satisfaction written on his face.
It's Monday and I am back to work. Today was different I don't know why. Today seems too busy than the other day. There's a lot of work. Work has been filing and filing without stopping. Soon the day is about to end but my work is not yet done. Until its already seven in the evening but I am not still done with those works. I was not able to eat my lunch because I forgot the time. It was exhausting I was finally done with today's work and it is already eleven o'clock in the evening. I kept everything in place before I left. I was left with a little energy. I take a cab not wanting to disturb uncle ben. I almost fall asleep during the ride. I just try to keep my eyes open until I reach my apartment. As soon as I reach my apartment I plopped down on my couch and dozed off. I didn't even bother to change my clothes or have something to eat.. That's how tired I was. I was awakened by the sunrise shining in my face. I open my eyes look in the direction of the light from the
I woke up early as usual and do my morning routine as always. I Have to go to the office this day and in the evening is the ball which makes me excited because my date is my assistant that I like. And tonight would be my plan for my first step on pursuing her. I have to take it easy so as not to embarrass myself also. After getting ready, I got in my car and drove towards my company. When I arrived at the parking lot, I vaguely see a figure of a woman walking towards the lift. The figure looks like Cass, She is so early today. Actually, I feel sorry for her for how many days of keeping her busy but I can't help it I really need her assistance so that it could be completed before the targeted time. Thanks for my diligent assistant its really done ahead of the requested time frame. I'm walking towards my office while passing by the office of Cass I stole a glance at her and I can see a glimpse of happiness. And she looks refresh maybe because I let her rest yesterday. I get inside my
There it was, a red blood ball dress. It looks amazing and magnificent. It was an off-shoulder with heart shape corset and princess style. It was just unbelievable. Beside it was a red plump that had sparks of gold in the heels. What was Liz thinking? anyway, she's good at the things like that so she has to be a good taste. I sighed I had no other choice. I was thinking about how I would going to style my hair when I heard a knock on the door. When I open it," Hi miss Lim right? I was sent by Mr. Stanley to help you for tonight." she said politely. It turns out Mr. Stanley hired a person to put on makeup and style my hair for me. Very thoughtful indeed. " Okay, Thank you. Please come in." I said while letting her inside my apartment. " It's okay MMiss Lim, I think Mr. Stanley deserves your gratitude. I am just a person paid by him to beautify you tonight but I can see the reason why Mr.Stanley is doing this to you." She said with a smile on her face. Hearing what she say
I excused myself there to give them time to talk first so that I could also think alone for a while. I sit down at the bar counter to have some drink a little and from where I am sitting I can see them talking and it seems that they are whispering. I sigh, that's how girls talk a girly talk. I went in pouring some drink for myself. I am not going to drunk. Just something to take my mind off. " Mr...I mean Josh" I heard someone said from the side. " May I?" It's her best friend Liz pointing to the seat beside me. " Sure," I said. " Would you like to drink?" I asked her. she nodded. And I called a bartender to get some ladies' drink. I poured it into her glass. We took a few sips. I was wondering what would she want to talk about that makes her follow here. " You like my best friend right?" she asked me suddenly and I was stunned Is it that obvious? I smiled at her. " Looked I know you like her and please don't deny it," she said with confidence. So I nodded. " Too bad y
We arrived at my apartment. He already stopped the car but because we are still talking about each other, I didn't get out of his car immediately. We are talking like friends long ago. We lost track of the time until we realized that it was already one o'clock in the morning when he dismissed me right away. We have a good time talking to each other. I felt happy to have another friend other than Liz. Anyway, he said a close friend so I agreed. But if I am being honest I like his personality too. He doesn't have the vibe of a spoiled rich young man. Maybe his parents discipline him for be would be in charge of their big business company. Actually, if he is not so rich and also my boss, I might be fantasizing to become his girlfriend someday. But Heis my boss and he is rich and I am not. He also has a girlfriend so it is a good thing to be his close friend. I was taken aback when he told me about being friends and he wants to know me better, especially when he told me th
I sleep until three o'clock in the afternoon, and I was awakened by the sound of urgent knocking on my door. I frantically get out of my bed and walk to the main door of my apartment where the knocking hasn't stop. I was still a little groggy from my sleep. When I opened the door it was Liz who immediately walks inside while rumbling something that I cannot comprehend because my mind is not yet totally awaken. I close the door after letting her in. When I turn around I see her about to sit down on my couch. I walk towards my small living room where my friend was already sitting looking gloomy. "Why is that face?" I said. She looked at me with a little confusion, "What you still didn't know?" she said irritably. " Here I am worrying too much but I can see that I am worrying for nothing," she continued. " Is it the news on Weibo that you are referring to?" Don't mind them we know that it is all fake news and besides we already know that they are just making that news for money. As lon
I help her carry her stuff into my car because she doesn't have a car. I think I would give her a car and I would put it like a bunos for her good performance at work. Hmm, that sounds like a great idea. I will do that later. We got in my car together with her friend which didn't say a word but just nodded at me when she saw me following Cass earlier. I drove them to the seafood restaurant and lead them inside. I chose the corner which is not too noisy crowded. As we sat down, the waiter came in and give us their menu. I let them chose their food and I also chose mine. While waiting for our order we talk about random things. Ten minutes later our order was being served. We eat while talking and occasionally laugh at some things that we talk about. I felt a warmth inside how good it would be if we will officially become a couple. I really like looking at her without her knowing. She doesn't have to put make-up on but still, she looked beautiful and innocent. Actually, I followed them
After I got home I didn't expect this grocery shopping to be like this, but anyway I am thankful for the presence of Mr. Stanley it makes my things a lot easier. I felt ashamed when he also help me bring my stuff inside my apartment. So I invited him to drink something and have a chat with him before he decided to leave. Liz who was also with us, I know she just observing the both of us. I felt relieved when Mr. Stanley decided to leave only I can breathe freely. I was distracted by his teasing and flirting ever since he gets close to me in the supermarket this afternoon. When he is gone Liz bombarded me with a lot of questions but I just told her maybe his just being nice. I didn't tell her about the teasing and the previous word that Mr. Stanley told me during the ball. I didn't want to hide it from her but I just don't want to disclose it to her because it is so early and I don't want to assume something. Maybe he just told me like that just like what he always does when he likes