Erm. Well no… shes still young and hasnt ever worked before in her life. But she is a really fast learner.
Alice tried explaining to the store manager in a calm voice. But she was failing miserably because the nervousness in her voice was so evident.
She couldnt decide whether her nervousness was because of the slight attraction she felt to him or whether he might not give sabreen the job and it would just disappoint her little sister once again.
Alice was beginning to get really lonely living on her own and since tonys disappearance she was actually beginning to feel sorry for herself. So she was ever so glad that sabreen wanted to come and work for the holidays. Maybe sabreen could even move in permanently. But for now she needed to concentrate on the matter at hand.
She took in a deep breath and tried to relax herself a little which only made the manager smirk at her in amusement.
She could feel her face turning all shades of red in embarrassment.
The manager smiled..
Okay, bring her in and lets see what her capabilities are miss?
Williams! Alice williams.
Her name rolled smoothly off his tongue and he liked that.
But you can call me alice. Err.. if you want to
Okay alice. Bring your sister in tomorrow morning and we will start her off with some training. Nothing too taxing. Can i get you a drink?
Alice was caught off guard by his sudden change of topic.
Thanks! But i… i dont drink.
So then a soda atleast? My treat! Lets just say for getting me an extra staff member and relieving abit of my stress. I owe you that much atleast
No sir. You dont owe me anything. Its a pleasure and thanks but i should be heading home. Ive got tons of work to finish up.
Alice hadnt been interested in intermingling lately.. well for a long while actually. She didnt want to get her heart broken or end up losing interest in her studies. As much as she was enjoying the attention, she would rather save herself from any heartache in the future. Men were evil and that was that.
The names george. No need to call me sir.
Alice nodded shyly.
Well i should be on my way george. Thanks again. I will definitely be here early tomorrow morning with my sister.
He replied with a wink.
And alice felt her legs go weak. What was happenig to her? She had to get a grip of herself and get away from the restaurant as fast as possible.
She walked briskly out of the mall and got home as fast as possible. She tried to block george out of her mind. She knew that it was a total no go.
Her father was a dog. He was never a good father or good husband. And her brother was turning out to be just like him. Thats proof enough that men are all the same and there was no acception to he rule.
But uncle mikey wasnt like that
Her subconscious mind argued.
We dont live with him so how would we know. Maybe he is also like them but doesnt show it
The negative side argued back.
Alice screamed in frustration.
Why am i having such unnecessary debates right now?
She pulled her hair all into a ponytail and looked at herself in the mirror.
And now im talking to myself. Thats how crazy im becoming.loneliness does some pretty crazy things to a person.
Uncle mike had a few errands to run before dropping sabreen off at alices apartment. Sabreen didnt mind, as long as she was going. She couldnt control her excitement.
Mike briefly explained to hilda about sabreens idea and since her mind was too consumed with the stress of her sister, she readily agreed.
Mike pulled out a couple of notes from his wallet and handed it over to sabreen before giving her a quick kiss on her forehead and closing the door of alices apartment and headed back to work.
Once he left, the girls screeched in excitement and jumped around in eachothers arms like lunatics..
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