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Single mom episode 3 & 4

{When love decides
to take over}
(Hired/first day at the cafe)
☔Episode 3☔
Penny’s POV:
As i walk inside the already busy cafe, I saw a girl dressed in a uniform and grabbed hold of her arm.
“I’m sorry but can I meet the owner of this place?” I asked her. she stared at me for awhile and nods.
“MrsAnnabelle is just behind the counter.” she replies.
“Thank you.” I walk off to the direction she pointed to, my eyes scanning the area.
“Excuse me ma’am.” I said to the woman I @ssume to be the owner.
She smile brightly at me and lean on the counter.
“What is your order my dear.” She asked sweetly.
“I want a cup of ice tea please,” I told her.
“Coming right up, go and sit down.” she said.
“Do you need a sale girl here? I saw the placard on my way.” I said to her she stops what she was doing.
“Yes dear, do you maybe know someone interested?” she asked, hope laced on her voice.
“Yes, I…..I actually am the one.” I replied and she stare down at me. I’m sure she’s doubting me because of my dress.
Today I was wearing a black dress that stopped right on my knees with a red bottom heel and a red birkin bag.
“Stop the joke please, a high cl@ss woman like you can’t probably work here.” She said and I chuckled bitterly.
“Look ma’am,” I starts looking around me to see if anyone was listening. “I just got fired for no reason from my job. I need this job in other to survive with my son. please I beg you I need this job.”
She stares at me speechless for awhile and smile.
She scrutinize my face for awhile before motioning me behind the counter.
I went behind the counter and stood beside her.
“Sit down there, we will talk more about this.” She said pointing at the seat.
“Thank you ma’am.”
I sat there for an hour before the customer became less rampart.
“What is your name?” She asked me.
“Penelope James, a former accountant at Brownie Inc corp. A mother of one.” I introduced myself to the bewildered woman.
“With your certification, can’t you get a job somewhere else?” She asked gently.
“It is h@rd to find job this days ma’am, I can’t waste my time on that. please give me this job.” I begged.
“Call me Ana, your salary is $5,000. Will open by 7:00am and close by 8:00pm but I’ll make an exception for you. Are you in?” She asked.
“Yes.” I replied dejectedly.
I tie the apron around my waist as I collect the cup of ice coffee from Ana and walk over to the person who ordered it.
“Enjoy your drink.” I told him and dropped the cup on the table.
I turn to leave when my eyes caught on my fellow sales girl her name Maggie.
She was held by a man.
“Leave her alone.” I told the man holding her.
“I was talking to her not you.” he spat at me.
“She clearly doesn’t want to talk to you, let her go right now.” I said angrily. I hate it when men manh@ndled women.
He let her go and stood up, he brought up his hand to touch my face but I slap it off.
He chuckled and wipe his mouth with the back of his hand.
“You are too cl@ssy, look at your hairstyle, your dress, your makeup, what are you doing here as a sale girl?” he asked. I gulp down nervously glancing around.
“Get out of here if you came to h@rr@ss others before I call the cops.” I told him.
He raised up his hands and chuckled.
“It’s okay lioness,” he mocks and sat back on his chair.
I heaved a sigh of relieve and walk back to the counter.
“You did well.” I hear Ana said. I flashed her a smile and continue with what I was doing.
I took permission from Ana and drove to Chris’s school to pick him up and she let me go for the day, at least Chris won’t find out anything yet.
“You look sad mom, what’s up?” He asked and look straight into my eyes.
I lowered my gaze and forced out a smile.
“No baby, the pres£ntation was hectic maybe that’s why I feel so tired.” I lied.
He kept quiet without saying another word. I park my car in front of my apartment and got down with Chris.
We got to the front porch and I opened the door before going in.
“Go to your room and freshen up while I microwave your food.” I told him and he nods.
He walk off and I sat down on a couch.
Just what the h.ell is going on with me?
I can’t help keep thinking…..keep thinking about him.
Episode four☔
Penny’s POV:
It has been four days since I started my new job, so far it has been great.
Chris knows nothing, our daily activities still goes smoothly.
One day, one special occasion, I had prepared and left for the cafe after dropping off Chris in school.
The daily serving continues but soon I heard a voice which I wished she never heard.
“Penny? A sale girl?” The voice questioned mockingly.
“What are you doing here sasha?” I asked her trying to surpress my nervousness.
“Sis, were you fired from your former company? It is all over the net that you stole from the company.” She keep taunting me.
Stole? I never stole a dime from anybody.
“I didn’t steal from Brownie Inc corp. Stop spreading baseless rumors about me.” I said angrily.
Sasha snorts and walk closer to me.
“You’re broke now ain’t you?” She asked in a mocking tone.
“I don’t have your time Sasha, what are you doing here in Beijing?” I asked.
“Can I get cup of Ameeicano first?” She asked arrogantly. I took a deep breath and nods my head.
I walk to the counter and started making the Americano.
After five minutes I carried the drink off to Sasha.
After she took the drink from me, I tried walking away but she held me back.
She took a sip of the Americano and scrunched up her face.
“What the h.ell is this Penny?” She yelled.
I furrowed my eyebrows in confusion not knowing what happened.
“What’s wrong?” I asked her.
“What’s wrong?(laughs) you’re the most clumsy person I ever known,” she poured the drink on me. She poured it on me, her eyes brimming with rage.
The cafe erupted with ‘oohs’ when she poured me Americano.
“What……what did you just do?” I asked, my face filled with embarr@ssment.
“What nons£nse did you just make? Is this the ice coffee I ordered for?” She asked and I stared at her in bewilderment.
“What’s going on here?” Ana asked coming closer to the messed up scene.
“Madam, is this the type of workers you have here? She just gave me a drink that I’m allergic to in replacement of the ice coffee I ordered.” Sasha said and I felt my eye watered.
How can my sister frame me up?
She is not allergic to americano.
“Penny? How can you do such? Oh my….”
“I’m suing this cafe.” She finally said.
I opened my mouth to say a word but nithing came out of my mouth.
“No Miss, don’t be too harsh. It was just a mistake Penelope is not like that.” And said but sasha snorts.
“Then fire her,” she said and smirked. “If you don’t want me to sue this place then fire the woman.”
I never knew that my sister is a dev!l in barbie clothes.
“You can’t do that sasha,where do I go then?” I asked trying to fight back my tears.
Why am I tearing up?
Why are you doing this to me Sasha.
She glanced at me and ignored me then stared at Ana.
“What do you say?” She asked her.
“Okay, I….I agree. You’re fired Penny.”She said without looking at me.
I stared at her in shock?
“And why will you fire her?” A voice asked from the entrance. We all turn to know where the voice came from.
Standing in front of the cafe is….is a man whose beauty is like that of a god. He look so so handsome.
He look quite familiar though. I widened my eyes as my thoughts became clear.
Bryce king?
What the hell! What is he doing in a place like this?
The last time I followed a news about him he is in top three of the richest persons in the world.
I lowered my head as he stepped closer and closer towards us.
Sasha eyes widened when she saw him, she took a step back and mumbled something under her breath.
“Mr, this last here threatened to sue my cafe if I don’t fire Penny, so to save my cafe where I make money to train my children. I decided to fire her.” And said sadly.
“Penny.” My name coming out of his mouth like that makes me feel so uncomfortable.
“I’ll pay for any damage done young lady, or you can go ahead and sue the cafe let’s see who goes to jail.” He said, I lift up my head slowly to stare at my billionaire savior.
His face was calm, cold and stiff. Void of emotions. The little stumble growing on his jaw makes him look very mature.
Why is he helping me?
“Me King….you can’t do that….”
“Out.” The cafe fell silent at his cold but sharp voice I lightly shivered in freight and throw my gaze back down.
Sasha quickly picked her bag and rushed out of the cafe, not before giving me a killer look.
Immediately Sasha left, he turned around and walked out of the cafe. I blinked my eyes twice before knowing what happened.
I rushed out of the cafe but couldn’t find him anywhere.
That’s weird.
Who knows if we meet again, I’ll surely thank him for today.
Maybe….maybe by chance I get to meet him again.


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