I probably checked Brady’s Facebook sixty times between Monday and Wednesday to see if there were any changes, but either he didn’t log on or his privacy settings prevented me from seeing them. Stupid Facebook.
On Wednesday, Dave decided to let the entire office out at 3:00 PM so we could start enjoying the holiday early. It was super generous of him. As everyone started clearing out, I stayed in my office wrapping things up. The guy, Rob, from Monday sent me an email saying that he enjoyed meeting me and to contact him if I was ever in New York City so we could grab drinks. Then he left his personal cell phone number. It was kind of unprofessional, but I want this deal to work out so I replied that I would do so.
I began shutting down my computer and packing up my things when BJ walked in.
“Ready for the long weekend, boss lady?” he asked, leaning on the edge of my desk.
“Of course. I love any holiday that gives me an excuse to get shitfaced,” I replied.
BJ smirked. “Me too. What are you doing? Come out to the bars with me and my friends.”
This was the third time in the past two weeks he had asked me to hang out with him outside of work and each time I told him absolutely not. The kid is persistent.
“In your dreams, Blow Job,” I said, rolling my eyes.
“No, really. That’s my dream,” he said.
I raised an eyebrow. “What is?”
“You. Blow job,” he said in a low voice.
Suddenly it felt like the room got 100 degrees hotter.
“And that’s exactly where that will stay – in your dreams,” I said.
“I know, but that is within my rights as an American.”
I rolled my eyes and began toward the door.
“What?” BJ called after me. “I can’t help that you’re hot.”
I was almost out of the office when I turned and ran right into him. He was following me out too closely. We were chest to chest (or face to chest rather) and I had accidentally touched him in places I shouldn’t have in the scuffle. I quickly jumped away.
“What the fuck? Can I have some space?” I snapped.
BJ stared down at me – eyes blazing. “You can have whatever you want.”
I felt like I could hear my heart beating loudly in my ears. I hated that this little twenty one year old brat could have an affect on me.
“Bye, Brandon,” I said, gesturing toward the open door.
He didn’t take his eyes off me as he sidled out, way closer to me than necessary.
I wasn’t even to the L stop when I got a text from him: “Have an awesome weekend, Reese.” Just seeing his name on my screen did something to my body. Ugh.
I met Kendra and John for martinis and couldn’t wait to tell them about my fiancé.
“He sounds legit,” John said after I recapped Friday night. “That pharmacy school is very competitive. Awesome that he got in.”
“Isn’t it? He’s really smart,” I said.
“When are you guys hanging out again?” Kendra asked.
I failed to mention that Brady and I hadn’t exchanged numbers or made any plans of seeing each other again. I shrugged and took a sip of my martini. “Soon.”
“I’m really happy for Carly though. She deserves a good guy like Chris,” Kendra said.
I was a little annoyed that she changed the subject from me so abruptly, but I took that moment to check and make sure Brady hadn’t updated his Facebook. He hadn’t. But Carly sent me a text message that said, “Fourth of July BBQ at Chris and Brady’s. :-)”
I was already mentally picking out my outfit.