Thursday January 11th 2001
Tiffany looked through the calendar on her desk at work and didn't see but a couple of parties coming up in the month of February. Clark rehired her saying that he had a lot of parties coming up. She wondered how he would be able to afford her salary with the few parties she saw listed. Her worry was interrupted when the front doorbell rang at the townhouse. She quickly walked over to the door and looked out to see her younger sister Starlene on the other side of the door.
"Hi Starlene, come in", she said opening the door.
"I hope it's okay that I came by?" Starlene said in her southern accent in a nervous whisper as she walked into the living room of Clark's townhouse on MacDougal Alley in Greenwich Village.
"He's upstairs," Tiffany said motioning towards the stairs as she referred to her boss.
"So this is it. This is where you work?" Starlene said wide-eyed at the professionally designed décor as she walked towards the sofa.
"Yep. What you up to?" Tiffany asked closing the door and walking into the living room. She took a seat beside her sister on the sofa.
"Going for an interview on West 34th Street at a casting agency."
"Casting agency? Starlene you've never acted in your life."
"Lordy, Tiffany, I've been acting all my life," the young girl said annoyed with her older sister's lack of confidence.
"Tiffany," Clark said as he descended the stairs into the living room of his townhouse.
"Clark. My sister Starlene came by," Tiffany said nervously worried that she had a personal visit on her first day to be reinstated on her job.
"Hello Starlene," he said walking into the living room and glancing towards the young girl on the sofa.
"Hi, how ya doin?" Starlene said in a deep southern accent.
"Tiffany you didn't take your sister's coat," Clark said extending his hand towards the young woman as she stood up to shake his hand.
"Oh. That's okay. I just stopped by for some directions from Tiffany. I can't stay," she said shaking his hand.
"Don't you have time for some coffee?" Clark asked studying the combination of beauty and youthful innocence on her face.
"Naw. I should leave. I know Tiffany has a lot to do."
"Nonsense. Tiffany would you get us some coffee. Let me take your coat Starlene", he said smiling at Starlene as Tiffany started towards the kitchen.
"Okay. Thanks Mr. Masters," Starlene said unbuttoning her coat.
"Oh, please. Call me Clark", he said watching her take off her coat and hand it to him. He walked to the coat rack, hung her coat and walked back to the sofa taking a seat in the chair across from her.
"So how do you like New York?" he asked trying to avoid staring at her legs in the short skirt and black fish net stockings as she sat across from him on the sofa.
"Oh I think I'll luv it."
"Have you found a job yet?" he asked as Tiffany walked back into the living room with three cups of coffee on a silver tray and placed it on the coffee table.
"Not yet. I'm looking around some now," she said smiling as she watched her sister take a seat on the sofa beside her.
"What kind of work are you looking for?" he asked.
"Movies or modeling" she said.
"Really. Have you done any movies or modeling?" Clark asked amused with her ambition.
"Yeah, I worked at the theater in Georgia," she said pushing her long hair from her eyes and smiling.
"And modeling. Have you done any modeling?" he asked watching her cross her legs in the short skirt and fish net stockings.
"No, but I have a friend here that's going to help me out," she said bending forward to pick up her coffee.
"Oh really. I didn't know you had friends in New York," he said noticing her cleavage in the low cut sweater as she bent forward to pick up a spoon from the coffee table.
"Laney. I'm good friends with Laney," she said smiling.
"Tiffany would you see if we have any cookies to go with the coffee," Clark said imagining her in Playbody Magazine.
CONTINUED TOMORROW. MORE PHOTOS BELOW.