Chapter 5 - A-dork-able

“You’re made for this kind of work,Alister.I don’t know why the hell you’re in HR.”I didn’t kiss ass,for one thing.

I shrugged as I swallowed a bite of my Southwest BLT sandwich.“I started there as an intern and never left.”I’d never thought of leaving,either.Figured,with my track record,socially speaking,I would remain where I was until they fired me or something.It was the shiny,friendly people who didn’t trip over their laces or spill coffee once a day that got ahead.Funnily enough,I hadn’t done either of those this morning.Huh.

“Well,I think you’re wasted where you are.”He smiled at me,then cleared his throat.“So,one more week?We should do something to celebrate once this is over.I’m throwing a party at my house next Saturday.You should come.Bring a friend or two,if you like.”As if I had more than one.

My eyes were probably as wide as saucers.“Me?”I squeaked.“You’re inviting me to a party?”That had never happened to me before.

Jaiden frowned.“Yeah.Is that a problem?”

“No!I…sorry,I’m just…surprised is all.Sure,thanks,I’ll come.”And drag Anderson along with me so I wouldn’t embarrass myself too much.

Jaiden smiled,seeming relieved,for some reason.“Great!I’ll make sure you have my address closer to that date.”He finished his sandwich and wiped his mouth with a napkin,which just drew my eyes to his lips and wishing I knew what they tasted like.Would his tongue curve around mine as we kissed hungrily,no breath to spare?Would he…?

s staring at someone to my left,mouth slightly agape.When I turned my head,my stomach dropped to see Heather all dolle

sure what was going o

’d come over and say‘hello.’”She cocked her hip and winked at him,leaning over

a lunch meeting,but

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t it would be nice to have company.You don’t mind,do you?”She batted her lashe

ad and an open can of soda to join us.I quickly put the documents we’d been discussing on

rry”didn’t fool me for a minute.I sopped up the liquid as best I could,my temporary hi

make it all about her.After a few minutes of this,I decided I’d had enoug

left,but I couldn’t bear to see

,which was a relief for me.If she had been,I might have lost my temper,something I hadn’t done in over a deca

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