‘Good Morning Sophia.’
I had just entered the staff kitchen; I was greeted with a delicious smell of coffee. Sophia was standing close to the window, sipping from her steamy mug. The morning sun focused directly on her beautifully sculpted face, the extra light gave her an angelic, almost innocent look. I was transfixed and she noticed. ‘Steve..?’ She said. ‘Why are you looking at me like that?’ ‘Like what Sophia?’ I said with a malicious smile. ’You look beautiful today, I mean more beautiful than you usually do; you look stunning Sophia.’ I said walking slowly towards her. ‘Her face turned scarlet and her eyes acquired a certain glow. She acquired a certain glow. ‘You shouldn’t say those things Steve. We work together.’ ‘Oh Sophia, if only you could see what I see.’ Her mouth betrayed her with a smile followed by a lascivious bite on her lower lip. ‘Sophia...’ I had my hands, almost, on her waist when we heard steps.
‘Morning Sophia.’ said an inconvenient female Voice. ‘Steve.’
‘Morning...’ I said with exasperation and left the room.
As I left the kitchen, David was passing by and heard me mumble the scurrility: ‘That cow!’
‘Having a rough morning Steve?’
‘Somethin’ like that.’ I replied without stopping for chitchat. Engaging in futile conversation was the last thing I wanted to do.
I had just finished reading the report from last week when I received an email from Sophia. I had just clicked the ‘read’ button when my boss called me on the phone.
‘Steve, can you come at my office now? I need to discuss something with you.’
‘Ok, I’ll see you in 5.’ I replied. I closed the email window and left my desk. The Office was on the 6th floor. I had to go through the entire 4th floor to get to the elevator. As I walked through the middle, I notice that the people inside the cubicles, was performing their tasks effortlessly, mechanically.
‘Steve, my friend, come in.’ I closed the door behind me and found a sit in one of his two visitor’s chairs. ‘What’s up Josh?’ We’ve been friends for a very long time, although, outside his office walls; we are Mr. Wright and Mr. Peterson. Josh was sitting in his chair, with his arms open, smiling....