Excerpt – Day Three
If only she had her lavender oil with her. She patted her pockets, but no little bottle of calming oil hid there. She focused on the graffiti someone had etched into the stall door but ignored the words.
Something resembling calmness settled over her. It was only a faint echo, but at least she could function. Her mind returned to Nason.
No. She would not go to Nason. It would look like she was begging. It was up to him to contact her. Yes, that was it. Fiona stood up, threw her shoulders back, and marched out of the restroom back to her cubbyhole.
Her bravado waned as she wove her way to Lottie’s desk. She was on the phone, and she wasn’t alone. Her cubby mate occupied the other desk in the minuscule space.
Fiona touched Lottie’s shoulder and met her friend’s questioning gaze with a grimace. Lottie raised her eyebrows and nodded as Fiona made her way to her own desk.
“Fiona.” Heather appeared at her side.
Why must Heather always sound like she was yelling her name?
“I’ve decided you can handle the paperwork for the Skinner-Williams wedding. I’ll forward you the draft I started. Add the details and figures and return to me for review by tomorrow morning.”
What happens next? Will work be enough of a distraction from their botched reunion? Check back tomorrow.
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