This week’s story prompt was ‘Unrequited Love’. I’m not sure if that would be quite clear in the story but I did enjoy writing this one. I’m actually really enjoying writing more than I have done in a very long time. I don’t think I fancy writing a novel yet, but flash fiction I can manage.
I stayed hidden as he passed. I don’t think he would notice me anyway, but I stayed hidden all the same. It had been three years since I met him on my first day at Baron and Sons. As the managing director, he came and went… more often he went and left a slight whisper of Sauvage in his wake. He appeared to be oblivious to the effect he had on the office girls, or maybe he enjoyed and exploited it. My suspicion was the latter.
Tommy Baron was the most eligible bachelor in town. He wasn’t fit, not by any stretch of the imagination, but he was simply beautiful. Tall, 6ft, with long limbs that could sometimes seem quite awkward. Waves in his almost black hair that never looked tidy. Mesmerising azure eyes, just like the sky on a clear day. His complexion was smooth and olive. Yes, Tommy was beautiful.
Still hidden behind the screen, I thought back to that first day. His sister, Amelie, had just offered me the position, not the one I had initially gone for, but it was a step up from unemployed with room for progression. The chatter in the office had halted abruptly as he walked in. I remembered turning towards the door, disconcerted by the sudden silence, and seeing him for the first time.
From then, my attraction to him had deepened and, having worked with him on several big projects, and I grew to appreciate him in a more meaningful way. Yes, I still found him incredibly attractive, but it was more than that now. As I watched him walk past I attempted calming the butterflies in my stomach. I recognised the signs. I recognised the reddening of the cheeks, the sudden onset of a hot flush. Add those to the butterflies, and it could only mean one thing.
I love Tommy Baron. The man that every woman in this office would kill for a chance at dating. I always fell for the ones I shouldn’t fall for, but this took the biscuit. The thought of working with him again in the future excited me; some days it was the only thing that ensured I made it to the office. I knew it was something I needed to sort out before it affected my professional progression. What I didn’t know was exactly how I would get him out of my system.