A Story Written by Larabae13…
Mrs briggs peaked into the office and smiled at the young woman who sat at the desk doing inventory of the new best sellers,she wondered why a beautiful young woman will dress herself in dreary colours and doesn’t the tight way she packed her hair gives her headache? “we are opened clara” she said. Clara Hilton looked up and pushed her tortoise shell glasses to her face “ok mrs briggs”.
“I’ve told you to stop calling me mrs briggs call me anna” she frowned at clara. “Ok anna I just keep on slipping” she smiled sheepishly at anna “you know I’m still trying to get used to being here….it is not like the library I work in canada if not for my late aunt’s will,I won’t be here,but it is time for a fresh start anyways”. Anna smiled sympathetically at her “we all loved your aunt suzy, she was a good old crone with steel in her backbone….but we didn’t know that she has a family because she lives alone in her big old house with only her cat”. “I didn’t know that I have an aunt too until her lawyer called me, that was when I knew my mother was estranged from her family because of my father” clara told anna.
The bell jingled from the door signaling the arrival of people into the library. “Good morning Alan”
Goodness gracious! He is tall! She thought,are those eyes green or blue? She couldn’t say because it wasn’t either. Her breath quickened and she could hear the sound of her heart pounding like bango drums,those shoulders…Oh Lord, what is wrong with me? I haven’t been affected by a pretty face before, this is sure the love-and-leave them type of guy. Thank God he is not my type or he can be, she thought.Snap out of this clara and listen to what they are saying.
Alan kevlar grinned at mrs briggs knowing that the grin would soften her up a bit “aw anna, what do you mean by I haven’t stepped foot in here in a while? Aren’t you seeing my foot here now?” He said. He then heard a gasp behind anna ” is this the new librarian?” He asked anna,all Alan saw was a petite woman in a dark brown get-up with a tight up hair and old glasses “hi
“Hello,Alan” Clara greeted. “Nice to meet you Clara” He answered. Wait
“So what brings you in here Alan?” Mrs briggs asked “yea I almost forgot why I came in here.Mother told me that I should get her the new novels written by her favorite author. She said you know the author already and you shouldn’t forget to come for tea soon” he told her, from the corner of his eyes he saw clara arranging the books in the children’s corner. “Yea the books, let me get them for you. So how are you preparing for the Labor day? I know mary your mother would be making her guest list for the Labor day party even though it is a month away,bless her soul.” Anna said as she handed over the stamped library books to Alan. Alan laughed and said “when I left the house now,she had mrs potts the housekeeper bringing out all the china and cleaning them”. “Gotta go now anna,I’ve got many appointments to see to.” “See you later Clara.” He left. “Isn’t he a sweet boy?!” Mrs briggs beamed at Clara who has showed up beside her.yea he surely is.Clara thought.
She got home and sorted out her groceries putting the bags away in the drawer. She brought out her gardening tools and went outside to tend to the neglected garden cutting the weeds around the roses and petunias.the sun was still shining bright when she gathered her tools and went inside for a cool drink, as she was drinking a chilled orange juice,her mind wandered to Alan and how handsome he looked in his blue t-shirt.”He probably has tons of girls fawning over him and he enjoys trampling on their hearts…oh but he makes me shiver” she said to herself “I wonder how s*x will be with him it sure won’t be bad cos he looks like he what he’s doing both in and outta the bed,a pity I’m too plain for his type” she sighed “enough of this foul mood Clara let’s go do some baking to bring sanity back to us” she got up and went into the kitchen to do some baking,she contemplated in baking a cake or a bread or maybe some chocolate chips cookie would do then she got to work and forgot about Alan for a while.