NEW 9JA STORY: Amanda [EP 29] ||


EP 29

He stared at her behind as she trotted out; she was every inch sexy and he wondered how he would concentrate with such a hot personal assistant. Even his friend wasn’t left out of this ogling.

‘You can stop staring now’ Greg said as the Amanda carefully shut the door behind her.
‘Is it hot in here or is it just me’? Morgan found it difficult to believe that was the same girl that had worn a hat for the interview.
‘She’s so d–n sexy! I would have considered her if I weren’t dating her friend’ Morgan said.

Greg didn’t know why, but he felt slightly uncomfortable hearing his friend say that.
‘Hey, focus, we were talking about your break up, what happened’? Greg switched the topic. He didn’t want to hear more of Morgan’s fantasies concerning Amanda.
‘I don’t wish to talk about it; she lied about something really important and refused to say the truth; lies is a deal breaker for me, no matter how small’.
‘Okay! I give up, so when are going to this lounge’? Greg asked.
‘Excuse me’ Morgan fetched his phone and checked the calendar.
‘Next weekend would be fine, I hear a lot of interesting things go on there’ Morgan winked.
‘Whatever, I gotta get back to work’ Greg replied.
‘Okay, see you later man’ Morgan rose to his feet.
‘Phew’ Greg sighed.
He contemplated on a lot of things while sipping his coffee.
‘Come in’ he murmured, there was a knock on the door.
There she was standing by the door with a killer smile; her blue eyes danced, he noticed she had the best set of teeth; how was he going to survive this sweet torture?
‘I through’ she walked in with a confident smile on her face, hoping to please him. She dropped some files on the table.
‘Oh, really? Let me see’ he pushed the mug aside and scanned the documents.

Though his face was buried in the papers; his mind was not really there, her flowery fragrance wouldn’t let him be; they reminded him of kisses under the rain and making love on a really cold night.
Her eyes were drawn to the arch of his brows; to his capturing eyes and his soft lips; a sweet feeling crept into her belly as she imagined a kiss, yet again.
‘So…’ he abruptly looked up and found her staring at him.
Once their eyes met, she quickly looked away and focused on the mug instead.
‘You’re done, I’ll do something about finding you an office, tomorrow’ Greg grinned.
‘Um, as your personal assistant, I think I should really be close by, in case you need me urgently’ Amanda fiddled with her hands, not that she had any intention, she just wanted doing the right thing.
‘Are you suggesting we share an office Ms. Atkins’? Greg raised a brow.
Blood crept to her cheeks; his tone suddenly became tense and formal and she wondered if she had done anything wrong in asking.
‘Well…I…no’ she fetched the mug and left his office.
‘Better’ he replied tightly; and once she was out, he stamped his feet on the ground.

This was just the first day of working with her and he found it difficult to control himself; he wouldn’t lie to himself, there was something about her and he was drawn to it.
‘No employees’ he reminded himself yet again.
And then an idea came to him, he had done it many times whenever he was distracted by something or someone; he loved to bury himself into work but this time, it was going to be the opposite.
Tears stung her eyes as she left his office; she’d sensed a tint of mockery in his voice; was he mocking her suggestion or what?
‘Are you okay Amanda’? Gwen stopped working her computer and called Amanda over.
‘I am fine, totally fine’ Amanda blinked the tears away and took a seat beside her.
‘Really? Tell me all about it, it’s your first day, I know. You could be overwhelmed’ Gwen said.
Amanda decided it was best not to talk about what had happened earlier; she was too embarrassed.
‘It’s okay, feel free. I have worked with Greg for a long time; I know what he likes and I could help you win him over’ Gwen suggested.

‘Really’? Amanda was hopeful, she didn’t like his bossy tone earlier. She just wanted them to have a cordial relationship and less of the formal nonsense.
‘Not yet’ Gwen raised a hand.
‘Why’? Amanda was baffled.
‘Tell me what happened back there, don’t hide a thing from me’ Gwen said.
‘He wanted to get me an office, so I suggested I stay close, in case he needs me as his personal assistant and he didn’t respond fine’ she explained what had happened back there.
‘That’s strange, Holly stayed in his office the whole time; though it was partitioned’ Gwen narrowed her brows.
‘Oh, I think I know why he is being so hard on you’ Gwen bit her lip.
‘Why’? Amanda asked.
‘Holly was just like you; blue eyes and blonde hair; she was really irresponsible; maybe he feels you’ll turn out that way’.
‘Really’? Amanda felt even more hurt, was he regretting hiring her?
‘Not to worry, he probably has his reasons for doing that. So here’s what Greg likes…’
‘Fitness magazines, he has a bunch of them; a collection of video games; shades and pistachio nuts’ Gwen made a list.
‘Whoa’ Amanda laughed at the last one, she loved pistachio nuts too.
‘Okay, I know just what I’ll get him’ she replied.
‘That’s better, be patient with him, soon, you’ll both be the best of buddies’ Gwen assured her.
‘Thanks, I have to take this’ she fetched her phone.
‘Hello Princess, how are you today’? Nathan was the caller.
‘Nathan, I am fine thank you and you’? She was delighted to hear his voice, she could really use a friend now.
‘So, can we meet tomorrow? I am free now’ he asked.
‘Sure, tomorrow would be fine’ judging by the little work Greg was giving to her, she was would have time to do lunch with Nathan.
‘Thanks Princess’ he replied and brought the call to an end.
Her smile easily faded as someone’s wild perfume stung her nostrils; she raised her eyes and found Wendy staring at her darkly.
‘Good day Madam’ Amanda stuttered nervously.
Wendy’s heart raced as she stared at the girl whose amazing beauty she couldn’t compare with; she felt jealous instantly as she imagined so many things happening with Greg in the office.
‘I told you, you’ll leave sooner than expected’ she hissed and stepped into Greg’s office.
‘I don’t really get, why does she hate me’? Amanda was starting to get bothered.
‘That one, she’s a real pain in the a-s, learn to ignore her’ Gwen advised.
Amanda sighed, she had a lot to tell Alex, she just couldn’t wait for her first day to come to an end.
Alex’s sad face flashed in her mind; her friend was wearing a mask, she wasn’t happy; what could’ve gone wrong?
‘I’ll be back, let me get this files to Morgan’ Gwen left her for a moment and she wondered briefly if Alex and Morgan were having problems.



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