3 Chapter 3

What

The

Heck

Did I just felt my insides strirred up a bit???

Oh well. Nevermind. I need to focus here.

"Goodmorning Mr. Silv---"

"Just Knight or Daniel would be fine."

"Okay???? Mr. Knight. As much as I appreciate how early you are, you should have waited at your desk not inside my office don't you think so?" habang nakataas ang kilay ko. "Wait. Silvestre? How are you related with my cousin??"

"Friends. With a same surname that's all" still looking so sinfully handso-- fudge!!! Focus Eliza.

"Never heard of you. Bago ka lang ba sa circle of friends niya."

"You could say that" still, gorgeous.

This is weird. Masyadong ginugulo ng lalaking ito ang systema ko. Hindi naman ako nagkaganito sa kahit na sino, knowing that in my line of career it's normal that I see handsome faces. But I have never been seen a face that looks so pretty.

"Well..... For now you can report to HR. Tell them to help you familiarize the company then comeback here for your orientation." pinipilit kong di tingnan ang mukha niya. Nakaka distract talaga.

"I'll report right away. I'm already familiar with the place since Greyson already showed me around. And there's no orientation needed since Ms.Ana already told me what to do. Now can we proceed already with our pending works Ms. McQueen. I'll be back"

I was left in awe.

Who is this guy and where did Greyson found him.

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And most importantly

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What the heck! Greyson planned this quite well without informing earlier!!!

~after an hour

"Please call the head of marketing department as well as editorial department. Tell them I need to see what I asked them yesterday. Then inform the publishing house that I'll visit the printing operation at around 1pm. I need to see how is the printing process going."

I only have 5 days before the release of Queen magazine. There still have a lot to process.

"I already have the thing you asked them to do. Here's the file. The publishing company is also already informed and is expecting you. I would like to remind you about your interview for Timers magazine by 4pm. And you need to check this papers. These are for the next month's topic for Queen, already sorted out just need for your final approval."

I'm quite impressed. First day of working with me yet he shows how competent and reliable he is.

"Thanks. Will call you if I need something" I said as I browsed the files he gave to me. And I saw him in my peripheral view, still standing and not moving. Still not looking "You need something?" tanong ko sa kanya.

Walang imik na inabot niya sa akin ang isang baso ng iced coffee at grilled cheese. Taka akong tumingin sa kanya.

"Ano to"

"Miryenda Ms.McQueen. Alam kong di ka pa naguumagahan. Tawagin mo nakang ako if may kailangan pa kayo."

I was left dumbfounded.

How the heck did he know?

Napatingin ako sa kape at tinapay tsaka sa mga papeles. Bigla ko nalang naramdaman yung gutom. I guess a snack for 15 mins won't hurt right?

Besides....

The grilled cheese looks so delicious.

Also

My favorite.

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Andito ako kasama si Mr.Knight sa Adriatico, isang cafe malapit sa company para sa interview. Malapit na kami matapos and it's only 5pm.

"Psst. Mr. Knight. Do I still have pending schedule?" bulong ko sa kanya habang busy yung reporter mag final check.

"No Ms. McQueen. You are free until tomorrow."

"Okay thanks."

"Ms. McQueen. Thank you so much for your time. Hope you would honor us for another interview in the future."

"No problem. Thank you also" sabi ko sa reporter habang inaayos ko mga gamit ko.

My day is now done pero tinatamad pa ako umuwi sa condo ko. Wala naman ako gagawin dun. Better spend my night at the office. Hanap nalang ako ng magagawa dun.

"Mr. Knight. Pwede ka na umuwi. May dadaanan pa ako sa office."

"Hatid nakita Ms. President."

Wala na akong nagawa kundi magpahatid sa kanya iniwan ko rin naman ang kotse ko sa office at company car ang gamit namin ngayon. Balak ko pa naman mag take out para mimiya. Bukas nalang siguro ako kakain.

"Salamat sa paghatid. See you tomorrow"

Dali dali na akong bumaba sa sasakyan. Understood naman na yun na di na ako magpapahintay sa kanya. Besides, hindi na kasama sa trabaho niya ang ihatid niya ako pauwi. Hope he's aware of that.

Isang oras palang nakakalipas pero nabusy na agad ako sa papeles na inoorganize ko. Nagiisip din ako ng pwedeng gamiting topic for the next issues of Queen magazine. I admit, masyado nga akong workaholic. I want to maintain our magazine's current standing. Ayokong mawala lahat ng ito sa akin. This keeps me sane for now.

Pero kahit nasa tuktok na ako ng career ko at halos nasa akin na lahat, alam kong may kulang. I had it years ago nung nagsisimula palang ako and lost it. Thought I'd be contented, but deep inside I'm still looking for it that something I lost.

*knock knock*

Huh?! It's 7pm. Sino pa kaya ang tao dito ng gantong oras. Oh well baka guard.

I was suprised to see who is behind the door.

"What are you still doing here??"

"I would like to ask you the same question. Sabi mo may nalimutan ka lang. I have been waiting for an hour. Nahanap mo na ba yung hinahanap mo Ms President?"

I was surprised. Flustered. Why am I like this.

"I-i plan on spending my night here. Kala ko naintindihan mo ng hindi mo ako kailangang hintayin kanina."

"Oh. Okay." ad he left

Is he mad? This man is so weird. He came here telling me he is waiting for me for an hour then biglang aalis?

But 30 mins after he came back with take outs from his hand.

"What's that?"

"Dinner Ms President. I assume that you are getting hungry. And if you plan to stay here you should've told me. I would accompany you. Nakakahiya naman na kami sarap na ng tulog sa bahay pero yung boss namin nagpapaka puyat pa dito sa office right Ms. President"

"You shouldn't do this. This is not a part of your job description anymore. You're my secretary, temporary secretay. Not my personal assistant. Okay"

"Oh Ms. President. I don't mind assisting you personally. I'm enjoying it actually."

Oh my. I think I wouldn't be getting any sleep tonight. Since what he said would keep me awake for sure.