I walked into my new office instead of my tiny intern’s desk. There was gossip going around the observatory about John and I being together, but I didn’t care. Honestly I hated just about everyone in this place. I took a deep breath and let it out quickly when I saw the stack of files on my desk. I frowned and groaned as I walked over setting my bag down. I had been in a great mood lately, but today..something was just..wrong. I hadn’t seen John yet today, but there was a rumor going around that we had a new female intern coming in. Could I trust him with a new female in the office? What if she was pretty than I was…what if she put out! I shook my head realizing I was being irrational about this. John had said I was his. That meant we were together right? Hopefully we were on the same page about things. I heard a female giggle from down the hall. And as I poked my head around the corner I saw a cute little brunette walk out of John’s office. S.hit. She was hot. I quickly ducked back into my office and shut the door locking it. Within seconds I was on the phone calling Pandora.
“John has a new intern and she’s hot! I don’t know if I should feel threatened or or..I don’t know! Pandora what am I supposed to do!”
There was a couple seconds of silence and I thought she had hung up before I heard a deep sigh.
“What you’re feeling now is jealousy and it happens all the time in relationships. Just take a deep breath and ignore her. He knows he’s taken, and if he’s worth it he’ll respect that. Now go back to work I have a meeting.”
I sighed and said goodbye before hanging up the phone. She was right. I was just jealous. Or was I… I rested my head down on my desk before a light bulb went off in my head. Maybe I just needed to step it up a little bit. I looked down at my outfit and groaned knowing I was about to make a huge mistake. I got up and grabbed my keys slowly opening my door. The coast was clear and I quickly made my way outside, mumbling something about a coffee run to the secretary at the front desk. I drove home probably breaking every traffic law the city of Seattle had and ran up to the apartment. No one was home thank god, so no one would have to watch me make a stupid decision. I opened my closet and fished around for the one dress I never thought I’d wear outside of this house. I pulled out the blue beauty as Pandora and I called it and set it on my bed. I felt like I was stripping away the plain and simple me for someone who was more elegant and stuck up. But as soon as I looked in the mirror with that new skin my mouth dropped open. My confidence level boost to a 20 out of 10 and I almost cried I looked so good. Pandora was right…this dress was perfect. I grinned and pulled out my black wedges that I wore for special occasions and slipped them on looking at the clock. I had about 20 minutes to get back before John would usually come looking for me to go to lunch. I made my way quickly as I could without breaking an ankle, out of the house and back down to the car. As I got in the car Sexy and I know it came on the radio. I smirked and turned it up as to where I would normally turn it off. I made my way back to the office and casually but confidently walked back up to my office. I could hear the whispers as I walked back to my office with 5 minutes to spare. I looked in the window and adjusted myself to the point where I looked like Pandora. It almost made me laugh, but I kept my calm expression and smiled at myself in the window before turning around and opening the files to make it look like I had been doing something, when I heard the same giggle. I kept smiling because for once I was confident in my appearance.
I saw John walk in with the new girl and his jaw practically hit the floor. Mission accomplished. I thought with a smirk to myself.
I said finishing his sentence. The girl smiled a little bit and shook my hand.
She said quieter than I expected. All the while John just stared at me either confused or amazed, he had the same facial expression for both emotions.
“That finishes the tour right? Off to the cafeteria!”
She said her spunky attitude back as she practically ran out of my office. I smiled triumphantly as John shut the door behind her and I heard the click of the lock.
I asked sighing. He smirked and shook his head.
“I had a lot of adjectives in mind, but ridiculous was not one of them. I would say, stunning, alluring, tempting.”
I blushed at the last one and ran a hand through my hair. He walked over to me pulling me into his arms and kissing me harder than I expected. Maybe I should dress like this more often I thought as I smirked against his lips.
“Where did the confidence boost come from?”
He asked resting his forehead against mine. Should I tell him? Obviously he just proved his loyalty by ditching the spunky little intern and her lunch plans for a few minutes alone with the door locked in my office.
“To be honest..jealously. When I heard there was a new female intern I was not too happy. I remembered the fact that you hit on me as soon as I walked through your office door and I was afraid you would do the same to her. Plus…she’s really cute.”
I said admittingly. He stared at me for a minute before laughing.
“Are you kidding me? I hit on everyone, but I don’t have what I have with you, with everyone…if that made sense.”
“I get what you mean. And that’s good to hear. It’s just that I’ve been hurt like that before, so I didn’t want the same thing to happen.”
He shook his head.
“I would never hurt you like that Willow. I promise.”
He smiled. A genuine smile, it wasn’t a smirk, or a half smile, it was just a genuine smile. I almost melted, but I was able to stay upright. I smiled back and kissed him gently.
And I honestly thought that, was going to be the end of our conversation and that we were now going to go get food. And to be honest… I was starving. And so was he…but in a much…much different way. And that is the first time I had s.ex in my office.
I groaned as I rolled out of bed. Work was the last place I wanted to go. I got dressed and walked over to my dresser looking at my jewelry. I picked up the necklace Ian had given me years ago and gently put it around my neck. We still needed to talk, but I had a feeling where this was going. I took a deep breath and walked out of my room. Willow was standing in the kitchen with a bagel half hanging out of her mouth.
I said quickly before heading towards the door. She looked up took the bagel out of her mouth.
She said walking over to me. She picked up the little pendant on the end of the necklace and gave me a suspicious look. I frowned took the pendant back holding it tightly in my hand.
“You’re back with him..”
She said in the icy voice she used when she was too upset to yell. I stumbled a little over my words before just nodding. She looked at me for another minute before walking back over to the counter and grabbing her bagel. She wouldn’t say anything else, and wouldn’t look at me. This was the absolute worst you could get from Willow. It was disappointment. I honestly wanted to cry right there, but I took a deep breath, said goodbye quietly and walked out the door to go to work. Awesome, Alex hates me, Willow is disappointed in me, and Ian gives me hungry eyes every time we see each other and it’s really starting to mess up my brain functions. I wanted him so badly, I really did, but was all the trouble that followed him worth it? To me it was apparently, or I would not be in this situation. I got out to my car and drove to my work. Maybe listening to Cora gossip for a few hours would help me calm down. I walked in and there was a bouquet of purple roses on my desk. I could tell Cora was ready to explode at the anticipation.
“Is it the sexy cop?!”
She asked rather loudly as I walked into the office. I shook my head and picked up the card. It read:
“Pandora, we have lunch reservations at 12. I’ll pick you up outside.”
He signed it “Yours Truly”. I groaned and set the flowers at the head of my desk. I have to admit, he knew what I liked. Cora was already at my side handing me a glass of wine.
“Spill, what happened? And who is this new mystery guy?”
I took a huge gulp from the glass.
“Ok..so Alex and I were doing great until his brother came into town. I then realized that I was dating my ex fiancé’s brother! So after Ian, Alex’s brother, decided he wanted back into my life after breaking my heart, I had to break up with Alex because I still have feelings for Ian and I think we’re together now, and honestly I don’t know and my best friend is mad at me for being with Ian again, and CORA I’M A MESS.”
I took a deep breath and she just stared at me for minute before taking my glass and just handing me the bottle. I sighed and took a sip out of it before setting it on the desk and resting my head in my hands.
“What am I supposed to do?”
I asked looking up at her. She still hadn’t said anything, which was wildly unusual for her.
“I honestly don’t know how to give you advice on this one. This is like a Cosmopolitan letter to the editor question..”
She said giving me a sympathetic look. I groaned and was about to swear when Mr. Beckham walked out of his office.
He said with a warm smile as he walked over.
“Pandora, do you have any demanding customers at the moment?” He asked leaning against the little cubicle wall that separated my space from the girl in front of me’s space. I shook my head looking up at him.
“Well, I want you create a summer collection of bathing suits, shorts, tank tops, dresses…well…just basically anything that you would wear during the Summer.”
I looked at him shocked and was ready to just about keel over.
I grinned and nod.
“I’ll start right away!”
Cora smiled and returned to her desk as Beckham dropped a folder with material samples that were hot trends of the time. And guidelines as to things that had to be included in the collection. My smile only got bigger when I pulled out a neon pink material. Oh the things I could do with this. I thought. He pat my shoulder and returned to his office. I spent the next three hours sketching and I would’ve continued if Cora hadn’t told me it was noon. I reluctantly turned off the tablet I sketched on and closed all my folders before grabbing my bag and walking out to the lobby of the building. And as if on cue, Ian walked in the front door. He was in a business suit, no doubt for his job. He smirked when he saw me and walked over wrapping an arm around my waist and walking me out of the building.
“Did you like the flowers?”
“They were beautiful, thank you.”
I said slapping on a fake smile. He noticed…of course. He could never be oblivious to the tiniest facial expression he had to notice everything. He shook his head.
“Either you didn’t like the flowers or something is really bother you.”
He said looking down at me. Those eyes. Those alluring, and sensual eyes. I sighed and stopped walking and faced him.
“I can’t help, but think that I made a mistake. You tore out my heart and now all of the sudden you want a relationship again. I mean you’ve obviously changed…a lot.”
I said pointing to the business suit.
“And don’t get me wrong, you look great, and trust me I am still just as attracted to you as I ever was, but how do I know you won’t do what you did last time…”
I said looking at the ground. He tilted my face up by my chin and smiled.
“We’re not going to go through that again. I made a huge mistake doing that and I wish I had never left you. I promise, this time around, things are going to be better. I’m going to treat you so much better.”
I almost started crying, but I didn’t I took his hand and kept walking with him. He looked a little nervous, like he had said something wrong. But that was far from the truth, he had said exactly what he needed to. I smiled to myself and I saw his expression relax as soon as I smiled. He let go of my hand wrapping his arm back around my waist. We reached the restaurant and he stopped me outside before we walked in and kissed me gently.
“I love you.”
He said softly in my ear. It sent chills down my back.
“I love you too.”
I said and pecked his lips before his ever so famous smirk returned and we entered the restaurant.