Sat. May 11th, 2024








I got home and parked my car outside our building, walked in and found my mom and Valery watching cartoon.


“hey mom” I said removing my jacket and placing it on the arm of the couch. “mommy!” Valery came to hug me and I leaned forward and kissed her forehead.. I sat down on one of the couches and started to remove my heels..


“let me help you with that mommy, you look tired” Valery said happily and moved closer to me but I shook my head negatively


“it’s fine honey I can manage” I said and she frowned and sat down next to me. My mom stood up and headed to the kitchen, while I turned to Valery . “valy dear have you eaten ?”


“No I told grandma, I’m going to wait for you.” she said and I smiled,.


Mom came back with a plate of spaghetti tacos.


After eating, Valery sat beside me, and I didn’t know what was wrong with her actually, she didn’t stick like this before to me.. And later on she fell asleep and I tucked her in bed, giving her a good night kiss..


I went back to the living room remembering my car, I forgot to tell mom..


“mom I have to show you something ” I said.


“who owns that car outside our yard” my mom said in a high pitched voice thinking it was someone else car.


“it’s mine.” I said with happiness and my mom flinched “yours?…how when, huh” my mom said confusingly.


“I know it’s strange but my boss, he bought it for me and I don’t even know why” I said still smiling.


My mom narrowed her eyes at me and said “Tell me more about your boss.” “why? ” I asked.


“Are you sure he doesn’t have any feelings for you” my mom asked.



“what, mom not.. He’s my boss and I’ve only known him for two days or three, how can he possibly fall for me and he knows I have a daughter and guys fall for single girls not grandmas like me” I said and my mom arched her eyebrow..


“look mom he just bought it for me as a token of his appreciation to me” I said not actually listening to my self


“okay.. ” my mom said and crossed her arm.


I sat on the couch and grabbed a pillow, “mom don’t you Think Valery has been


acting strange” I asked.


“how strange?” my mom said


“sh.. she’s been acting kind of not-Valery, she just sticks to me like taffy and she even insisted to remove my shoes. how weird is that , she’s acting like if I go she’ll. You know.. Break” my mom laughed.


“That is because she’s missing you silly, everyday she keeps telling me how she wished you never got this job because you come back home late,” my mom said and I suddenly felt heart broken,..


“really?” I said lowly and my mom nodded.




Well the next day approached faster than I thought and i got up early, took my normal hygiene routine and I took Valery to school.she was damn happy, I parked my “car” at the parking lot in front of the marbella and walked straight to Zachary’s office, I hoped he was in good mood not like yesterday evening. “good morning sir” I said as I entered into the office.


He looked up and nodded.


“you’re three minutes late” he remarked.


Three minutes.. Is he f**king serious, if he’s so pissed off about it he should just..


“I’m sorry sir” I apologized for the dumbest thing he just said.


He nodded and I sat down, why is he so angry… At me. Or.. What..


“Take this to Owen.. Or no I’ll do it my self ” he said angrily and stood up with a book in his hand and walked out. Someone’s in a bad mood..


Few minutes later he walked in and sat Down, he seemed more angry and I wondered why,



He didn’t talk to me or tell me to do anything so I just stayed quiet and stared at my ball pen biting my bottom lip .. He suddenly sighed and I looked at him and we made eye contact


“look Sarah I’m sorry” he said




“for what sir” I asked knowing what exactly he was sorry for


“for being rude minutes ago I let my anger for another person fall on you am really sorry ” he said and sighed.


“Actually.. It’s okay ” I said truthfully and he let out a smile.


“so have you eaten ” he asked and I nodded even though I haven’t eaten though.. “okay” he smiled


“I need you to help type these out its not much” he said and I collected the papers he handed me.


Finally, work..


I started to do what he asked me. I was done in no time handed it back to him, he collected it with a smile and I felt happy..


I felt down again because I suddenly had a thought of Valery, she misses me, my


daughter missed me. The thought of that made me a little misty and I sniffed


“are you okay? ” Zachary asked


“yeah. I’m fine” I said and coughed


“if there’s anything tell me I’ll…


“I’m fine thanks ” I interrupted him and he nodded and faced his work,


During lunch, I ate with Owen and we talked about a lot of things, and I found him


very interesting…




*Fast…. Forward*


Days passed with me doing my job fine, me Zachary was still nice and l had gotten closer to Owen and we hang out a lot. He knew about my harsh past.. I just couldn’t keep it from a friend..


It was Saturday I woke up by the sound of Valery’s voice calling ‘mommy’ “oh honey what is it” I asked as I opened my eyes..


“it’s Saturday. I don’t have to go to school and you promised me you will take me to work today” she said happily and I smiled.


“you really don’t forget things” I said and she smiled exposing her dimples..



I took my bath and my mom helped me bath Valery and I took her to work.She just couldn’t stop talking and pointing at buildings.. “look mommy that building’s so big ” she’ll say but I’ll just nod.


“look mommy that house Is very very ugly” she’ll say but still I’ll just nod. Finally we got to work and I parked my car then we came down with me holding her little hand.


While entering the marbella I bumped into Owen


“oh hi ” I said and he smiled “this must be Valery right” he said and bent down to look at her closely.


“hello” Valery said and Owen smiled.


“you’re one cute girl” Owen said and stood up.


“so till lunch right” Owen said and I nodded and he walked away while I grabbed Valery and we went to my office..


As I walked in Mr Zachary wasn’t in the office. I was kind of happy. I don’t know how he’ll react seeing Valery.. “so Vally don’t act naughty okay my boss we’ll be here soon” I say


“boss? ” she tilted her head.


“He’s someone you work for like the owner of something, he’s the owner of this big building” I explain and she nodded in understanding.


My hand mistakenly pushed the files on my table and it fell and scattered on the floor so I picked it and started to arrange it but stopped by the sound of Valery’s voice saying


“mommy I can see everything from up here” she said and when I looked up she was standing on Zachary’s chair looking down the window


“Valery come down!!” I yelled and immediately the door opened and Zachary entered inside..


Oh geez


He paused seeing Valery and she suddenly looked scared..


“uh-huh um good morning ” I said nervously


“is this..?


He pointed to Valery.


“I’m so sorry sir, Valery get down from there ” I yelled and she came down slowly and ran to me..


I thought Zachary was supposed to be mad but he just smiled and stared at Valery..



“mommy he looks scary” Valery whispered to me but Zachary heard it and laughed..


He walked up to his seat and sat down still smiling. “I look scary” he said to Valery and she nodded slowly.


“well I’ll tell you what, Valery I may look scary but I’m not” he said and Valery beamed a “really”.


“so.. Sarah” he called and I made eye contact with him.




“The magazines are coming today and I need you to get me three copies from the cloth sales department sorry for distributing” he said. I gave Vally a smile before heading out..


I made my way to the CSD (cloth sales department) as fast as I could and when I walked in the manager said I was the best and when I looked in front of the magazine there was me.. A different beautiful girl like me.. I thanked him and headed back to the office..


As I stepped in I met Valery sitting on Zachary’s table and they were both having a






“so here it is” I said and Zachary Frowned.


“Don’t you recognise me at all Sarah” Zachary told me and I became confused but said no


“don’t you ever get a feeling that you know me before” he asked “No” I shook my head, he stood up and sighed I do but not really..

“well.. It’s me Zack.. Zack.. Your high school friend” he shouted and the books fell


from my hands.




Oh my goodness


It’s true


How could I not know this,


His smile and Valery’s smile are the same the same dimples and oh god this is so


not good..










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