Sample Sunday – Professional Clothes

Sample Sunday – Professional Clothes

“What if I don’t have any stress?”

“Then I would say you’re probably ignoring or neglecting a large amount of the responsibilities that come along with being a productive adult,” I answered, honestly. From the way his expression shifted though, I got the clear impression he didn’t like my answer very much.

“I don’t need a fucking babysitter, Logan,” he told me, in a low, aggressive tone I’d never heard from him before. “I don’t know – or care, frankly – what Nubia told you, but this ain’t me – aiight? I’m not interested in this shit.”

Instead of feeding into his sudden swing in energy, I smiled, trying to remain upbeat. “You don’t have to be interested in my services for them to be valuable to you,” I explained. “Often, when I’m referred to people, they don’t really understand what it is I do – until they see it in action. Give me a week to work with you, to help you set the foundation for your series. If you still don’t see the benefit, we can discuss a dissolution of contract with Nubia. Fair?”

Usually, that little speech – the personalized variations of it – was enough to get a reticent client off the fence. And they always saw the value after the week.

Typically, it didn’t even take a full day.

Pierre though… seemed confusingly unmoved, just giving me a blank ass look until again, he leaned across the table.

“Listen to me, shorty… the only thing I want from you, is for you to let me strip you out of your little preppy professional clothes, and stroke all of this bullshit off either of our minds. If you can agree to that… we’re golden.”

I blinked several times, lips pressed together to keep myself from speaking until I was sure I could do so without cursing him out.

Well… certainty would take too long.

I had to settle for maybe not telling him to kiss my ass.

“I’ll meet you at the studio tomorrow,” I told him, gathering my bag, glad that this had all happened so quickly our server had never made it back to take our order. “Every showrunner at WAWG gets at least a temporary office space, so I’ll consult with Nubia about yours. Enjoy your lunch,” I told him, standing to walk away from the table, and ignoring the sound of my name coming off his lips as I blinked back sudden, frustrated tears.

My feelings weren’t hurt.

Not at all.

More than anything, I was baffled that he’d swung so drastically into… whatever the fuck that was.

It was inconsequential though.

The facts were that I’d signed a contract, and had every intention of fulfilling it. If he wanted to be an asshole – for no good reason – he wouldn’t be the first or the last, and he wouldn’t be a failure on my resume.

When it came to this career I was carving out?

I’d never lost.

And I wasn’t about to start with him.

21 Comments
  • Mimi Mutoni
    Posted at 09:23h, 23 August Reply

    Ahhh I’m reeeadddyyyy! Never disappoint Mrs Jones

  • Marquisa Turnwd
    Posted at 09:32h, 23 August Reply

    Yes so excited

  • Porscha Sims
    Posted at 09:38h, 23 August Reply

    Oh my!! The heat that is developing, I can’t wait to get the full book.

  • Shasta
    Posted at 09:50h, 23 August Reply

    I’m ready for this! How about fall adjacent, like now? 🙂

  • Kim
    Posted at 10:09h, 23 August Reply

    Hey now, send like it’s going to be juicy!

  • Tina Jackson
    Posted at 10:09h, 23 August Reply

    Yes. Yes. Loving this sample. Looking forward to the full story

  • Jackie
    Posted at 10:09h, 23 August Reply

    Love Looking forward to reading this!

  • Tina
    Posted at 10:20h, 23 August Reply

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • Jamise
    Posted at 10:35h, 23 August Reply

    Can’t wait to dive into this!

  • Ayanna
    Posted at 11:02h, 23 August Reply

    Whewwww… in my cat voice, “Rrrrrrrrr”

  • Nicole Boyd
    Posted at 11:18h, 23 August Reply

    Oh wow. Yes I’m so ready for this one

  • Monique
    Posted at 11:19h, 23 August Reply

    I’m in love with Pierre already! Whew!!!!

  • Arneasha
    Posted at 12:26h, 23 August Reply

    I can’t wait to read the full story!

  • Kayla
    Posted at 13:47h, 23 August Reply

    Can’t wait!!!

    • Mrs.Coker
      Posted at 18:25h, 23 August Reply

      Ummmm… why is this all we get ?

  • Melvonne Jones
    Posted at 15:26h, 23 August Reply

    I’m Here For It!

  • Smiley_Tae
    Posted at 15:43h, 23 August Reply

    Oh ok, you came to hook us clean into it. We’ll be waiting.

  • Kierra
    Posted at 16:16h, 23 August Reply

    I will be waiting for the rest!

  • Shelly
    Posted at 17:43h, 23 August Reply

    I am hooked already! Can’t wait

  • Ethel Wilbourn
    Posted at 10:21h, 24 August Reply

    Can’t wait to read this…

  • Sonya
    Posted at 12:35h, 24 August Reply

    I’m sooo ready to read this!

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