Chapter 3

It’s been a week now since I last saw that rude guy.. and it wasn’t as if I wanted to see him though.

Oh gosh, Nina what are you thinking lately.. I asked myself.

I think I need to go get myself a job to keep myself busy and stop thinking about some weird rude being.

Ahh….yes, that reminds me..I think I got an email of my resumeé today.

Shit, I totally forgot about that.. I need to head out to the working place right away.

I went out for a work and went towards the bus stop.
I waited for about an hour and still there isn’t busy around going my way..maybe because I arrived late at the bus stop.

“What the heck is taking the buses so long to arrive here and pick me up huh” I groaned.

I decided at the end to call for a cab.

“Oh... Stupid jackass brain…Why, the hell did I not think of that..” I asked myself as I dialed the digital to call a taxi.

As I was about to call for a taxi, a black flashing Benz stopped in front of me.

The window of the vehicle started winding down and his face came into view. I looked closely to reduce all doubt and truly it was the male. My  next door neighbor. That freaking rude asshole.

I rolled my eyes immediately he came into view to my realization.

“Get in Miss, I will take you to your destination”. He said sounding calm this time.

“huh…I don’t know you or your name either. What makes you think that I will go with you huh..” I asked him as I folded my arms in question being a little dramatic.

“Geeezzz….Get in and I will tell”. He rolled his eyes in cute manner.

Wow those eyes is killing me already... Gosh Ni…na..

“OK then” I replied coming back from my thought.

I shrugged my shoulders and smiled.  I hopped in.

Woah, this car smells nice and tempting.

“Mmm.. your car smells nice”. I said to him as I whiff of the smell.

“You are just a weirdo….you know. Anyways, where are you heading to?” He asked. 

“I’m in need of a job”. I replied

“A job”. He repeated and I looked at him and frowned.

“Yah, A Job”. I told him once again.

He smirked at me and said, ”Why would you need a job when you are currently living in a very expensive house in the neighborhood?”. He asked.

I turned to him and argued. “huh…just because I stay in an expensive mansion and neighborhood doesn’t mean I’m a spoilt brat who likes to be lazy and become a sit-at-home girl doing nothing. I need to earn my own money, spend my own income and not always depending on my Mom at all times”. I said as I folded my arms in anger and turned my head over facing the car window.

I heard him chuckle quietly. “You look cute when you are angry”. 

“Anyway, How old are you?” he aslee.

“Why will tell you huh? You still haven’t told me your name either..” I replied sarcastically.

“OK, My name is Ryan. Ryan Gordon”.

I then got got relaxed… At least, he got a name”. But actually, he got a cute name though. I took a deep breath…In…and….Out.

“That’s a cool name” I said as I smiled at him.

“I dislike the name” his deep voice chipped in…

Wow this voice of his is killing me softly.. I said to myself.

“Uhmm…where did you say, you are going to?”. I asked.

“I own a Company…named, “The Gordon’s Group of Companies. It is a fashion/design and modeling company. I work there with my brother Jeff Gordon.

I was so shocked, Infact I am more than shocked and a bit embarrassed too.

Here, I am looking for a job while thinking… Ugh never mind.

“You are such an asshole and a jackass though. I’d thought you live with your parents money or something similar to that”. I shrugged my shoulders.

“Yep, I had to help with some daily activities along side with my brother in the company”. Ryan says

“Brother, you are not the only one right…. I mean the only child of your parents right…? I asked as I stared at him.

“Yeah I am not the child of my parents, I have a brother too. I’m just the only one that stays alone because…-“ I noticed he stopped mid-way from what he wanted to say.

“Because of what…what happened next?” I asked inquisitively.

“Oh Nothing, where am I dropping you off?” He asked changing the question as he approaches the traffic jam.

“Just there, will do, I will find my way around here”. I said started to feel a bit awkward because of the gloomy and silent atmosphere in the car.

“See you later and Thanks for the ride”. I greeted and Smiled at Ryan as I got out from the car.

He smiled back at me in response.

“Wow, did you just smile huh?” I asked him suddenly feeling somewhat surprised.

He then went back to his serious face immediately.

“Shut up” was all he said as he drove off from my sight.

I chuckled and shook my head.

“Let’s go look around for a job Nina”

I said to myself.

I breathed in the city’s fresh morning air. The beautiful cloudy but yet sunny day.

Cara beeping, dogs watching their tails around the city with their owners behind them, Busy Traffic, crowded places especially in the bank. Sometimes, I do imagine what people everyday in the bank for it to be so crowded everyday..

Most especially, at the ATM stand..

Gosh, Me that is looking for money and they are all standing in the queue trying to withdraw some of it..

Oh girl…I need to get my own money pretty soon.

I got to a coffee café. I decided to have a look. I opened the door and walked in. Chattering been heard all around. I ended up the front. After getting a cup of coffee and cup cakes for breakfast..

I head out to Look for Job…

Looking for a JOB MODE

I went to a couple of shops and gave my CV. After a long walk and strolling around looking for a job…

“Oh my, so tiring walking around for a job”. I said to myself while taking a seat close to where Ina standing.

Immediately, I took the seat and sat down... I. realized my eyes were popped out when I noticed I  was sitting right in front of The Gordon’s Group of Companies.

Whaaaaatttt! So this is the company Ryan was telling me about huh…It’s so beautiful and the building is a massive one too. I said to myself feeling amazed.

I’m gonna check that out. Instinct from where I was sitting and walked across the road. I stood in front of the company entrance door and looked up admiring the massive building. 

“Uhmm….Miss, can you get out if the way, people need to walk along the pathway where you are standing”. A young lady shoved me.

I apologized and nodded in response. As I was about to turn around. I stumbled but luckily someone right up in time. A tall handsome masculine figure. I looked up slowly.

“Sir, I’m so sorry …I didn’t mean to”. I apologized uncontrollably.

Oh my world , he so so cute … I said to muttered not knowing I said that out loud this time…I saw him chuckling.

I’m so embarrassed right now.

“It’s ok, you’re beautiful and pretty too…Uhmm… are you here for a fashion show or you are auditioning for modelling?” He asked  being serious this time.

“I.. Uhmm…- I hesitated.

“Canon, it’s OK. I’m one of the officials  in the company too. Let’s go on” He said as he smiled at me while guiding me inside the building.

“Oh no…this is not happening”. Inside to myself.

And the worst of  all is my age… 

I’m 20 years of age and I don’t know if they have an age restriction for fashion thing here. Or should I lie about my age to get the job ….Oooorrrr? Will they/be believe me… if I lie about my age grade.

“I’m 19” I lied as I let out and awkward chuckle while smiling. Well, it’s quite close to my real age though..

Or Is there a difference between 19 and 20 huh…? I asked my tiny little brain that.

“Oh really 19?” He asked curiously. Hmm. Okay that’s fine . Well we are here already” the male figure pointed to a door as we walked into a room.

“Jane, is a model contestant. So after she’s done we will be started in less than twenty minutes. 

And you aren’t going for the fashion show today.. Because of your beauty and elegant ness  you will be contesting in the model show today” The guy said as he winked at me before he left the room

After he left the room, the lady looked up at me and said,” Hello, my name is Jane, I’m his cousin. I’m a very honest being but straight and rude as well. I have no friends”. She shrugged her shoulders and made me sit down on a seat behind her.

She faced me towards the mirror and smiled

“So, tell me about yourself?” Jane asked.

“My name is Nina Jones. I actually just moved in here few days ago. It’s my first time in New York City, O have no Friends either. I’m kinda looking for a job to earn my  own pocket money and I forced here by your cousin brother. I’m not even supposed to be here”. I shrugged my shoulders as well like the way she did recently like a weird jackass I am.

She nodded her head and smiled in response.

“That’s a lovely name, It’s fine. My cousin don’t usually does that too.  It, I can tell why he brought you in.

I have to be honest with you, ”You are very beautiful and your attitude is on a cloud nine level. All the girls contesting for this are just so plain and fake”.. Jane had a disgusted facial expression while the words Plain and Fake.

I laughed at that when I noticed and she laughed as well.

But, you’re just yourself and don’t even care what people will say…That’s so cool of you though... And I like that about you”. Jane added.

“Yah, Thanks”. I replied with a smile.

I walked up to the stage and saw all the girl contestants lining up on queue with numbers tag on them. I then, looked down at mine and my number is 2463. Why such big numbers as a tag? I asked no one in particular.

I was busy staring at my numbers that I didn’t pay attention to who was speaking at the other end of the stage.

My hair was covering my face. When I looked up and saw all the show officials especially the one in the middle. “Ryan” my eyes widened. I smiled awkwardly and he looked at me with a weird look.

I saw him whispering to the guy who brought me here. I saw the guy smiling broadly and nodded his head at me.

  Ryan sat back and crossed his arms. Staring at me with a poker face.

OK girls, we will get started now.

All you do is, “Walk up to the stage after you all have gotten to the back stage, come out one after another and introduce yourself. Understood…Good Luck Ladies”. The MC said as the Girls went back to the stage.

I was not paying attention and was so stupid and embarrassed at the same time that I wasn’t paying any attention to what the MC have said…

I was so deep in thought….

“Are you going to introduce yourself first?”. The MC asked me cutting me off from my stupid thoughts. 

I looked around and noticed that I was the only one on stage and other girls have all gone to the back stage..

“Shit…stupid jackass”. Inside to myself..

“What did you”? The MC asked..

I smiled innocently and said, “I’m introducing myself first”.

The MC smiled and said, “Good luck then”.

I smiled and nodded in confidence.

All the five officials were staring at Me as I walked up to the stage”.

And to crown it all the Five judges were all MEN..

“How the hell, I’m I gonna start talking when I know that there are Five pairs of eyes watching me especially that rude jackass being one of them”. Gosh…I muttered to myself.


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