University treated me well. I was sad to leave university after my four year degree, but I had no hesitations. I expected to fill out a few forms and have a job within weeks, but four months on I'm still waiting on the right job.
Because of my lack of luck with jobs, I quickly resulted to lounging around the house most days, watching (crap) reality TV and eating way too much chocolate. Eventually, my mum got tired of me leaving piles of Quality Street wrappers round her house and told me it was time to find a job. When she said that, I thought she was crazy. Did she not realise that I'd spent the last third of a year filling out hundreds of application forms for none of them to work out? She quickly clarified "a temporary job, Natalie." Something that would put money in my pocket and get me out of the house.
Well, that's just what I did. After seeing numerous ads in the local newspaper, very spur of the moment, I applied for a housekeeping job last week. Two days after sending in my application, I recieved an email saying that I'd have an over the phone interview the next day. It's safe to say the interview went well; I start work today.
I am supposed to arrive at the house for 3 o'clock this afternoon. After looking up the house on Google Maps, it was clear that the house was rather extravagant. The boss, Mr Matthews he said his name was, said that there is an extra room in his house that I could stay in for convenience because my hours would be irregular. Lots of parties, I presume. Staying at his house made sense, although the idea seemed a bit strange at first.
Having lived with my mother my whole life, moving out scared me. Not once has she ever pushed me to move into my own place. This job opportunity practically landed at my feet, and my mother agreed that it was best for me to have some independence.
"Where are you heading off to?" Mum questioned, seeing that my jacket was on.
I explained that I was going to do some shopping with Hailey. I had no idea when I would next see my best frend after today. She'd recently started up a job as a secretary, and with me starting this new job, it was highly unlikely that we'd both have much time to spare.
I picked up Hailey, and we went in and out of shops browsing through the latest fashion trends. After my purse was feeling considerably lighter and my hands were getting tired of carrying bags, we made our way to the Starbucks in the middle of the shopping center. We joined the queue and both ordered a latte. Once our drinks were made, we sat down and gave our aching bodies a rest.
"Let's play Rate and Date!" Hailey said.
I rolled my eyes. I had thought Hailey might have grown out of this game by now. It was a silly game that we'd been playing since we were around twelve years old. It's a game where you have to rate a boy from one to ten and say whether you wanted to date them based on only apperance.
"Okay!" I said, "Your turn first then." I looked round the cafe before spotting a scruffy guy who looked like he hadn't showered in days and pointed directly to him.
"Natalie, at least give me someone that doesn't look like he's been living in a cardboard box for the last month!" Hailey, as always, went a bit overboard and ended her sentence in a loud yell. A young man turned around and looked at us, one eyebrow raised as he looked between the two of us.
Hailey noticed his lingering eyes and said, "And on a scale of one to ten, what would that lovely man be?"
"Well, lets just say I definitely wouldn't mind spending a night with him" I said with a grin, trying to keep my voice at a whisper.
We erupted in giggles until a soothing, deep voice said, "Something funny, ladies?" Looking up, I saw that he'd approached our table. I noticed his eyes were a gorgeous blue with little flecks of grey.
It wasn't until Hailey elbowed me and murmured that I should 'say something rather than drooling on the table' that I realised I'd been staring at him for much longer than I should have been.
A blush made its way onto my cheeks, and a shy smile appeared on my face. "Hello..." I trailed off. "Sorry, what's your name?" I asked.
"Now that would be telling, my dear," he said before winking and turning on his heel out of the Starbucks.
I was left speechless. I hadn't expected him to walk out so abruptly, and honestly I was slightly disappointed. I went home still thinking of him. I really shouldn't be getting so caught up in thoughts about a guy whose name I didn't even know.
|Ian Somerhalder||as Mr. Matthews|
|Jennifer Lawrence||as Natalie|
|Emma Watson||as Hailey|
|Vanessa Hudgens||as Chloe|
|Liam Hemsworth||as Andrew|