THE SOUND OF LOVE ?
Story BY RUTHIE LEE
**Sarah’s pov continues**
I got home that afternoon and met my mom on the couch.. She turned and sighted ME immediately she heard the door slammed
“hey sweetie how did it go” she asked she switch off the TV..
“it went great and I got the job ” I say and she smiled and said “told you you’ll get it”
“the boss is way too nice and he picked me as his personal secretary, this is amazing ” I said happily and my mom smiled
“I’m happy for you honey finally you can save up and buy a car” my mom
said and I nodded , I’ve always wanted a car so I don’t have to pay for
taxes or buses and I’ll always be the one to drive Valery to school…
“so what time is it” my mom asked and I glanced at my watch
“2:54pm” I tell her and she sighed
“well I guess I have get going to pick Valery from school ” she said and was about to stand up but I stopped her..
“it’s okay mom, ive got this, it’s not like I’m busy or something I can go” I say and my mom nodded and I hurried out..
“mommy!!” Valery said immediately she saw and hugged me as I stood in front of her nursery class..
“hey.. Sweety, come-on let’s go home ” I said and held her little hand as we both walked out together.
“why didn’t grandma come to pick me up today” Valery asked
“because she’s a bit tired and I’m not working why do you ask” I asked
“nothing , but it’s because grandma always bring candy ” she said
“oh.. Candy’s not good for you honey all your teeth are going to fall off” I tell her
“I know.. but it’s so sweet” she said slowly and sadly
“I’ll tell you what, when we get home I’ll make an ice-cream sundae
just for you, to celebrate” I said and she asked “celebrate what? ” she
“I got a job, so we’re going to celebrate with ice-cream ” I said
“yay! ” she said happily and I smiled,
Getting home I did make an ice-cream sundae as promised to valery and
went to my room to pick tomorrow’s outfit for work I’m just madly
excited about it..
As I was done I laid down and sighed I need
enough rest as possible tomorrow’s gonna be so tiring, now that I’m
close to the ‘boss’who knows, he might load so much for me tomorrow, but
why the hell did he choose me,..
I didn’t know when I fell asleep that afternoon
.i woke up the next morning very early, I couldn’t believe I slept
since yesterday.. I glanced at my table clock and it’s only six thirty, I
took my time to bath, get my hair done and and finally decided on an
I didn’t want to eat and because I couldn’t I was a
little nervous I took a taxi even though they’re a little expensive I’ll
take the bus next time but I just feel like spending a little today,.
I got to the marbella and people were there already, and I made my way
to the boss’ office so I can ask him where or whatever I can begin
I got there and knock but there was no response so I decided
to enter, as î did I was surprised to see another new made desk beside
the boss’ desk but wasn’t too close on the new desk there was a blue,
red and black pen with a pencil beside it and a plate at the middle that
Oh my goodness I can’t believe it this
desk is for me, I walked closer to it and admired the way the name was
carved I looked below the name and saw
“boss’ personal secretary”
wow this is a dream come true not actually a dream come true but
absolutely incredible, just as I admired the table, Mr Zachary or
Zachary or.. Whatever I call him came in and he paused seeing me.. “oh
you’re here early that’s nice” he said and smiled.
and I nod..
“just so you know your work start at exactly 7am and closes 7pm and your lunch break is 3 o’clock” he said and I nodded
“so work doesn’t start until three minutes from now ” he said and I
nodded and everywhere became silent the tension between us was awkward
..and he kind of noticed it…
“so what do you think of your new desk” he ask and closed the door Walking closer to me, oops I was wrong he’s desk..
“I think it’s nice, very nice” I say and he nods … I sat down on my
new chair, feeling a little awkward about all this but still, happy,
Just then Ken walked in, “good morning Mr Zachary, ” he said but Zachary just nods his head..
He turned to me and gave me the fakest smile he could get, I could feel
it “and good morning to you miss Sandra” he said but I gave him a real
happy smile and said “it’s Sarah, not Sandra ” he glanced at the plate
on my table and turned away,..
“I just wanted to give you this
information early, the chairman wants to see you this afternoon in the
conference at exactly three o’clock ” Ken said and Zachary sighed
“what the hell does that old man wants” Zachary said fiercely
“not to be rude but you do know that, that old man is your father, “
“I know that, now Fuck off I’ll be there” Zachary tells Ken and my eyes
widen, wow Zachary is so not whom I thought he is, I can’t believe he
actually use those negative words and called his father old man, Ken
adjusted the collar of his shirt and walked out..
you take this to the soap sales department for me, give to anyone to
print it for me ” Zachary said and passed a bunch of documents on my
“sure thing, Mr Zachary, I mean Zachary, or sir” okay seriously I have to work on what to call him
“you can call me Zachary but put sir because I just like the title ” he
said and laughed lightly and I smiled and took the papers and hurried
out.. After coming out from the elevator just threw feet left to enter
the soap sales department, I bumped into Owen
“hey.. Sarah, I see you’ve already started ” he said and I nod and tuck my black hair behind my ear,
“so what’s that ” he asked
“it’s um.. Actually Mr Zachary said I should hand it over to anyone in
this department to print it out for him” I say and he smiled
“well lucky you because I’m the manager” he said, wow he collected it from me
“wow um thanks ” I say and was about to go but he stopped me
“want to grab lunch with me today” he asked
“I don’t know my lunch break is actually three o’clock” I tell him
“it’s everyone’s lunch break time, so you and me? ” he asked
“sure” I replied and he smiled , I looked inside the soap sales
department and there were a lot of workers it was nice and wide and some
where talking while some were working, I immediately removed my gaze
And then I walked away and back to my boring office but with a cute boss,
When I entered inside the office there was a typing machine on my desk..
“sorry but you have a lot of work to do ” Zachary said and I nodded does he have to put sorry.
“okay no problem ” I said
“I need you to type these, then print it out and photocopy it” he said and handed me some blank papers and a written one..
“make sure you get all that before three so you can catch up and eat, I
don’t want people to think I’m giving you a hard time ” he said and I
nodded and got to work .. At exactly 1:pm I head to the photocopying
room to photocopy what I did and wow I was fast, and after that I
arranged it on Zachary’s desk before going back to my chair and falling
“hey wake up” I hear Zack’s voice
“wake up, Sarah, I’m sorry okay I raped you big deal let’s just get over it” his voice says again and I flinched
“wake up!!” I hear mr Zachary’s voice and my eyes flipped open, and I breathed and sit properly, I must have been dreaming,
“oh I’m so sorry sir ” I say and he smiled
“no need, just go to the cafeteria it’s your lunch break I didn’t want
you to miss it” he said and I smiled gently and nodded, then stood up
and walked out, I got to the huge cafeteria which was way way down the
building and I bought my food and sat down alone on a chair placing my
food on the table, and just then Owen joined me
“you made it” I say and he smiled
“yeah I wouldn’t miss it for the world ” he said and I smiled back..
We ate silently until he said “so.. You’re done with college”
“I didn’t go to college” I replied “oh” He breathed
“I mean there was no money and I live my single mom and I need money
badly to raise my little girl” I say and he suddenly dropped his soda
“your little girl?” he asked
“yeah my daughter, she’s five ” I said and he looked surprised
“wait like you gave birth to her ” he said
“yes Owen, I did she’s my daughter I carried her for nine months ” I said and he shook his head negatively
“you don’t look like a mother at all, you look like a teenage girl ” Owen blurts out and I laugh
“that means you must be married I guess ” he said
“no not really, it’s actually a long story ” I said and he smiled and said “I’m all ears”
T. B. C