He pressed the doorbell and tested the door, it wasn't locked, he opened it and went inside. Sibel heard the bell and then the door opening. She got up just in time to see him storm passed the lounge door. She sat down hoping he would first go look for her in her bedroom. He stopped just a few passes away from the lounge door , he turned around and went into the lounge.
He found her sitting quietly sniffing back her tears. He stood behind her for a while and then walked around and sat down next to her. They sat there for some time before she had the courage to tell him what happened.
She said, I don’t know what came over me today.
Charles: "Why so?"
Sibel: "I attacked miss M.C Manta".
Charles: "You did what? But why?"
Sibel: "I don’t know, was jealous I guess. But it is strange I never feel that way with any of the other business woman he had there before".
Charles: "Hmmm... clearly you are still upset with that and...."
Sibel: "That’s not what I am crying about, I think Ray wants to break up with me".
Sybil started sobbing all over again.
Charles had no words, so he gave her his shoulder to cry on and decided that she cant be alone, and stayed the rest of the night.
Ray sat watching the birds flock on the building, where his friend works and thought to himself, maybe I should go talk to him.
He might have an idea on what to do.... sigh, because I don’t. He sat for another few minutes and decided to pay a visit his friend.
Looking at the time and seeing how late it was he stormed through the door and saw someone sitting at his secretaries desk. Looking back, he fell over his own feet and collided with the wall across the hallway. Ray's secretary flew up to assist him.
She helped him up and he said, "Its ok now, I can stand."
"That was a hard knock on your head sir", she replied.
Ray looked at her all confused and asked "What the h**l are you still doing here?" Ugh!
He clutched his head with his hands. Next thing he knows, his secretary had brought her chair for him to sit on. He sat down.
She looked at him, shaking her head slightly and replied, "I'm working late sir. I have a lot of work to be done before I can go home. But sir?" Ray looked up at her. He never really realized how pretty she actually is. Those glasses and that hairstyle didn't do her any justice, and those clothes, he thought to himself, is this even my secretary? He snapped out of judging her look by shaking his head, only to clutch at it again.
When the pain subsided, he asked, "Yes?"
She looked at him and realized he didn't like what she looked like, she put her hands on her hips and asked "Why did you storm out that door so quickly?", she then bend down and looked him straight in the eye when he looked at her and said, "And sir, please don’t judge my attire, I'm not at a beauty pageant and I feel more comfortable in these than anything else".
Ray looked at her when she straightened and thought, "You've got guts talking to your boss that way", and said "to answer your question I was on my way to an important meeting and, I will judge your attire. To be frankly honest, you look terrible, really".
She looked at him and said, "Well sir, if you really feel that way, then I challenge you to do something about it, because I will not be spoken to like that about my attire by anyone, and that includes you, sir, my boss".
Ray was taken aback by her sudden challenge and fluttered his eyes a little, he never knew of anyone's secretary to challenge their boss like his did, and asked "You're not serious are you?"
She walk to her desk and placed her hands flat on her desk and said "Yes, I am. I don’t have time to worry about something like clothes or hairstyles. I have much more important things to worry about, and I don’t have the time to spend hours in front of the mirror. Time waits for no one, sir".
She the took her handbag and said. "I will be in early to finish my work, hope your head feels better soon".
She started walking, then stop and turn around to him and said. "Sir, I know you don't have an important meeting to go to, but I do know that you are going to talk to your friend across the road, and I know this, because you have that look about you. So please don’t run in buildings, it prooves not to be healthy for you, and tell him I say hi". She started for the door, and then was gone.
Ray was shaken by his secretary, he never would have thought that a quiet friendly girl like herself would have so much guts. It gave him the impression that she was a lot tougher than she looked. He held his head again, but not because of pain, he was thoroughly puzzled by his secretary and the worst part is, he doesn't even feel offended or angry. In fact, he gained a lot of respect for her.
He sat there still thinking about that puzzling encounter with his secretary. He decided he will rather go to his friend first thing in the morning, it was getting late.
So he got up and went down to the parking lot and found his car after a long lost feeling walk, he got in and feeling weak, gave a loud sigh, started the engine and went home.
Ray's secretary was halfway home when she heard something that sounded like a gunshot and started losing control of her car. She tried all she could and hanged on to the steering wheel with all her might, and was lucky to miss the steep downhill but wasn’t so lucky when she hit a tree.
She woke up a few minutes later, just to find her airbag didn’t work and her cellphone somehow got broken into bits. She tried the door, but it didn’t budge, she looked down just to find her right foot was wedged in the cars metal frame.
She sat quietly for a moment and thought she should try shouting. She looked around and saw no traffic and no houses. It was what she always called, the dead part of the road. Realizing shouting isn't going to help, she decided to wait. Someone would come past eventually. She checked if her battery was still working, by switching on the interior light, it did work.
So she tried her hazards, only the rear lights worked. She was satisfied with that and switched of the interior light. She then decided to be calm and just relax. She fell asleep soon after.
It was twelve at night, M.C. and Mark was still sitting in the lounge, when M.C. felt that something isn't right. M.C. stood up so quickly that Mark was completely startled. He said, "why did you do that for?" M.C. looked at him and said, "Something is wrong and even though I don’t want to, I think I must phone Ray and Sibel to hear if they are okay". Mark didn't really understand.
She went to the phone and decided to phone Sibel first and get it over. She dialed the number, it was ringing.
"Hello", Charles answered.
M.C.: "Hi Charles, is Sibel there?"
Charles: "Yes, do you want to speak to her?"
M.C.: "No its fine, just wanted to see if she was there".
M.C.: "I'm worried, its all, goodnight".
Charles: "Wait who are you?"
Charles looked at the phone, and then at Sibel. Sibel asked, "What's wrong?" Charles answered. "You know that woman you told me about? She just phoned to hear if you are okay."
Sibel was taken aback about what he said and thought why would she phone to hear if I was okay?
M.C. said to Mark, "Its not Sibel". Mark just watched her. She dialed Ray's home number. It started ringing.
Ray shot up from his bed and staggered down the stairs and just before he answered, he realized he had forgotten his slippers. He decided to get them later and picked up the phone.
M.C.: "Hi, how are you?"
Feeling groggy and sleepy as ever, he said. "Is this why you chased me out of my bed at all hours of the morning, just to ask me that?!"
M.C.: "Oh, sorry I didn’t mean to disturb you".
Ray could hear the worry in her voice and asked, "What is wrong".
M.C.: "I feel like something isn't right. I phoned Sibel and she is fine, then you and I still have that feeling".
Ray: "Mmm.... that’s interesting."
M.C.: "Yes, I think I am going for a drive, maybe that will calm me down".
Ray: "It might, you keep me posted, I am so awake now, I doubt if I'd sleep again".
M.C.: "Okay, I will, bye".
Ray thought about what M.C. said and for some unknown reason, he thought of his secretary and decided to phone her home. It was ringing.
Hello, her husband answered.
To Ray, even this guy sounded worried and said, "Hello, its Ray speaking...."
Her husband cut him off. "Have you seen my wife?"
Ray: "What? Isn't she home yet?"
Husband: "She said that she will be back before twelve o'clock, and she isn't back yet".
Ray realized he hit the jackpot, and asked. "Do You know what car she drives and which road she takes home?"
Husband: "Yes, A Honda Civic and she takes the big road next to the highway".
Ray: "Okay you stay at home, I already have someone on the road, I will keep you up to date".
Husband: "Okay, thank you very much" and he gave a heavy sigh.
Ray: "Don’t worry, I will find her for you".
Ray put down the phone and then phoned M.C.'s cell.
M.C.: "Hi Ray".
Ray: "You're right! Something is wrong, terribly!!"
M.C.: "Wow, slow down".
Ray: "I Phoned my secretary's home and her husband said that she would have been home before twelve o'clock and she is not there yet".
M.C.: "Okay, details please".
Ray for some reason know what she meant, and said. "Honda Civic and she takes the big road next to the highway".
M.C.: "Okay, I'm close by, I'll go have a look".
Ray: "Okay thanks" and put down the phone.
M.C. had lied to Ray, she was miles away, so to make up for it, she raced to that big road. Topping the clock at 160 km per hour. She was flying, when she got to the big road that she was told about, she slow down to 140 km, a while later she saw tire skid marks on the road and slow to 80 km. A few minutes later, she see the car folded around the tree.
M.C.'s Mustang came to screeching halt and she stopped next to the Honda. She saw the secretary had a big bruise and a serious cut on her forehead.
M.C.: "Hey, are you okay?"
The secretary woke up and said, "Who are you?"
M.C.: "It's me M.C. Manta".
Secretary: "O wow, am I glad to see you".
MC said, "I can believe".
Secretary: "I heard something sounded like a gunshot and then I lost control. I saw that I was heading for the downhill there and fought to steer the car the other way and ended up here. I saw no one and decided to wait, but I don’t know for how long I've been here".
M.C. touched the cars bonnet, it was still warm. "Well, you are not here that long. The car is still warm, almost hot". MC said and walked around the car and notice that one of the tires had burst. She went and stood next to the drivers door and asked "How are things inside?"
"Well", she started and try to move her foot and went on, "My foot is stuck" M.C. went to her car and fetched her toolbox. It was fairly big box about twice the size of a normal one and M.C. struggled to get it to the door. She looked up at the secretary who was very interested in what she was doing and said. "Well, this is the first time since I bought it that I took it out".
"Where did you get that thing, and why should it be so huge". The secretary asked.
M.C.: "Let’s just say my previous job needed one like this. Just relax, I'll have the door off soon".
She gave her cell to the secretary and said. "While I am busy, phone your husband, mister Ray and an ambulance".
"Okay", she said and started phoning.
Last edited by Eagle Eyes
on Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:07 am, edited 1 time in total.
Never judge a book by it's cover
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