Soap Opera "As The Mouse Moves" - Tuesday May 10th 2005
"Oh no," Tiffany said out loud as she watched her computer screen go blank.
"Is there something wrong?" Jake called out from his office nearby.
"The computer just did that again. I can't remember what you did last time that fixed it," Tiffany confessed as she glanced up to see her handsome new boss walking towards her desk. Her heart raced as he walked behind her chair and leaned over her shoulder looking at the screen. She could smell his after-shave. She caught herself staring at his long lean fingers as they touched the keys on her computer. She realized it was almost impossible to learn anything when he was so close.
"There you go," he said as they watched the screen come back to life and he stepped away.
"Thanks Jake. I guess I'll remember everything soon," she said already uncertain if she could remember anything but the smell of his after-shave.
"You're doing a great job Tiffany. I'm sorry I've been so busy I've barely had time to train you on your new job."
"That's okay. I hope I'm doing a good job so far," she said gazing into his blue eyes.
"Great, just great. I would say the best ever, but you're the first secretary I've ever had," he said referring to the fact his business is new.
"I hope I'll be here a long time. I really am excited to be in on the ground floor," she said wishing she could tell him her real feelings.
"I hope it will be a profitable relationship."
"That's what I want too Jake," she said wondering if he was attracted to her.
"We'll make this casting agency the biggest one in New York City," he said hopefully.
"I hope so. You deserve good luck."
"You hardly know me, but thank you."
"You seem like a really nice person Jake," she said as she admired his thick blonde hair and boyish good looks.
"Maybe that's a mistake."
"What do you mean?"
"The boss isn't supposed to seem nice to the employees. I might be making a big mistake," he said as he took a seat in the chair near her desk.
"You really believe that?"
"No," he said laughing.
"Good. I don't see any reason that we can't enjoy our time together as your business grows."
"I don't either. I've never been one to play by rules," Jake said.
"Good. I really love the job."
"I'm glad to hear that Tiffany. If you need a day off sometimes or something feel free to tell me. I don't want you to ever be miserable working here."
"How nice of you."
"Look at the time. It's time to close up the shop for today. I'm starving too," he said as he got up and started towards his office.
"I'm hungry too," Tiffany said as she turned off her computer and prepared to walk out with her boss.
"I guess you cook dinner for Skeeter?" he asked referring to her ex-husband that had already stopped by the office to meet him.
"No, what on earth gave you that idea?" Tiffany asked as he walked towards her with his briefcase.
"Well, he's your ex-husband and he lives next door to you," he said watching her as they walked out into the hallway together and he locked the door.
"He might live next door but that's as far as it goes. He has his life and I have mine."
"Oh really? I thought you would soon be telling me that you need time off to marry him again," Jake said as he hit the button to call the elevator.
"Did I say something that gave you that idea?" Tiffany asked raising her eyebrows.
"No... it's just that Skeeter said", he stopped himself as the elevator door opened and they stepped inside with a large group of business people.
CONTINUED TOMORROW. MORE SOAP PHOTOS BELOW.