The fact that she was a failed actress may have had something to do with her ability to manipulate people but she still created drama wherever she went. In fact, her looks had carried her half the distance. I'm so sorry, I...""Do you expect me to drink a full fat latt? I can't have incompetent nitwits like you in my department. You've crossed the line this time."Jennifer's mouth dropped. You know, just to see if that makes a difference."She hung up the phone without another word. The faster she found the bitch another victim, the sooner she could at least get back to her own work."Nope," said Stephanie nonchalantly, leaning back in her executive seat and throwing the resum in the waste basket. "Megan stood on the other side of the desk, folder in hand. I can't have people like this doing my typing if they probably don't even speak good English."Megan peered down at the African-American man's picture and profile information. In fact, his resum had been left on her desk with a note attached to consider him for the role, signed by Alison Fayre, the regional director herself. As it turned out, he was just as good looking as in his photo. Around David, Stephanie was a different person and not just because she was obviously spending a lot more time in the mornings doing her hair and makeup.
She was a natural blonde but had for years dyed her shoulder-length hair a deep burgundy red, matching her fiery temper. "But....""Get your things and have security escort you out. I now have to spend part of the day trying to find a replacement." Stephanie pointed to the door, tossing the cup of coffee into the waste basket with just the same amount of care that she'd fired Jennifer. She had barely looked at the credentials but had instead peered at the image provided with the paperwork before making up her mind. She pulled another shortlisted candidate from the pile and handed it to her boss. "But he was born and raised in New York."Stephanie crumpled the file into a ball."I have a lot of important data to take care of. Megan assumed he was a relative or friend and she simply shrugged, happy that Alison had had the grace to leave the decision in her hands and not simply force her to shortlist him. Dark hair, cheekbones to die for and a bright smile. She was smiley and peppy, not the sour grump everyone else knew her to be.
Now the process is believed to be next to flawless. "I said I wanted to take a good look at you," said Snyde, "and those clothes really aren't appropriate for you anymore."Stephanie looked down at herself and found she was wearing the same cocktail dress she had worn that night with David. Her dark brown hair was immaculately groomed, falling in waves around her neck and shoulders.
No one knows about it other than the key shareholders and a select handful of investors. Just to know that I trust you with it and to prove that you can trust me.""I see. Because I have big plans for you and I want to be straight up. Her dark chocolate eyes glinted under the light of a chandelier as she strode towards them on a pair of long athletic legs.
"Great, I'll book us a table at a place down the street. " She jotted down the note, just to give herself more time to linger near him.
Megan could see them from her own desk and rolled her eyes at the obvious breach of professionalism taking place in front of her.
Author's Note: I've included the kinks at the start of each chapter so if you don't like it, don't read it.
You should however be able to skip to any chapter you want without the need to follow the entire plot.
Her face was familiar and as she approached, Stephanie was surprised to recognize her."Alison? What those scientists realized was that the research could also be used for good, to undo damage caused by disease, torture, injury or even simple bad parenting. She felt her hands reach back behind her and unzip the garment. She never usually let anyone see her body outside of the bedroom and she couldn't believe her lack of will power allowing such a personal infringement.If you happen to be an artist and want to contribute any illustrations based on my stories, PM me!