1 Chapter 1

Avery's pov

The sunlight streamed through my window, but I was too tired to get up.i groaned and pulled the covers over my head.wait a minute…I'm supposed to be somewhere! I bolted uprightly suddenly awake."shit, I'm late again for work!"I cursed as I jumped out of the bed.

I dashed into the bathroom, grabbed my toothbrush and started brushing.when I was sure my teeth looked sparkling clean, I jumped into the shower.I washed and scrubbed my body feeling more alert with every minute, as the hot water flowed over my body, it dawned on me that I was definitely going to be late again.

I turned off the shower and reached for a towel. As I dried off I mentally went through my wardrobe. What should I wear? I didn't have the time to pick out the perfect outfit, so I grabbed the first outfit I saw" a black pencil skirt and a white T-shirt".

They were clean and ironed so I put them on quickly. I sprayed on some deodorant and raced out the door, like a mad woman on a mission.

As soon as I stepped outside, I spotted a taxi. I waved my hands and the driver pulled over.i walked in and gave him the address of my workplace. Traffic was light so we arrived at the office in record time.

I rushed to the elevator, I can't believe I'm an hour late, but maybe no one would notice.

My boss will definitely kill me, there's no way I'm getting out of this one.

I snuck into my office quietly trying not to gain any attention, I heaved a sigh of relief, thinking I've gotten away with it this time, then suddenly:

"MS KINGSTON WOULD YOU COME TO MY OFFICE IMMEDIATELY!!!" my boss Mr Ethan yells through the office phone.

I took my time, patiently waiting before knocking on his door, thinking of a way to get out of this before I go in.

" Ms Kingston why were you an hour late to work?" my boss asks me calmly

"He sounds calm, that's not good" I thought to myself.

"Sir my alarm clock is faulty it wasn't able to wake me up early for work" i say

"Excuses , excuses, excuses Ms Kingston that's all you ever give you're unfit to work here, not organized always coming late to work, I have no choice other than to fire you " my boss says looking so pissed.

"Sir, I would adjust, from now henceforth I would get to the office as early as soon as possible, I don't want to loose my job please, it's all I have " I pled

Mr Ethan Ignores my pleas and walks out of the office leaving me a crying mess.

....

I think my boss hates me, because there's no logical reason for him to fire me.

Ok yes I was late to work a few times, mistakes happen, that's life for you.

Mr OCD freak, "Ms Kingston you aren't organized", "Ms Kingston always comes late to work" , Ms Kingston this, Ms Kingston that.

Arrrrgh this sucks, how do I get another job, one that would pay me as much as the one I just lost. I couldn't think of how to tell my fiancee James what happened.

I walked into my apartment and from the looks of it James is not around.

"At least I have time to think of a way to tell him" I said to myself

"Mmhm baby I bet she doesn't ride you the way I do" I hear a feminine voice say from the bedroom

"Yeah babe" a voice groans

Isn't that James

James!!!!!!

No No No ....I hope it's not what I'm thinking.

I quickly open my bedroom door to find my fiancee and bestfriend Becky having sex.

"Becky ...ho...w cou..ld you d...o this t..o me" I stuttered while looking utterly shocked and disgusted

" is this what you do when I'm off to work?"

"Bring in sluts and have sex all day huh?" I yelled at James who is trying to put on his shirt

"Did you just indirectly call me a slut?" I heard Becky say,

I turn to my so called best friend " you're a whore Becky I can't believe you'd do this to me, stoop so low !"

" oh I can't believe you're this stupid, I thought you'd figure it out a while ago but that isn't the case, James and I have been seeing each other for 6 months " Becky tells me without an ounce of remorse on her face

I lost my cool, that has been the entire time James and I have been together and he has been fucking her behind my back and he just proposed to me two weeks ago!

I feel like I'm going crazyyy

"GET OUT" I yelled at the both of them

I don't want to ever see you in my house again

"Oh please, you can't really be kicking me out" James says

"A for audacity" I scoffed, need I remind you, you do not own this place James, I foot the bills of this house from the money I get from my job

So take this slut and get the fuck out of my house!!!

They both left, I didn't give James the chance to pack his things, I'll drop it outside for him tomorrow.

Immediately they left, I burst into tears, my job and now this.

Suddenly, my phone starts ringing, the shrill noise breaking through my thoughts.

I fish it out of my pocket and see my mom's name on the screen.i swipe to answer.

"Hello, mother"I say trying to keep my voice steady.

"Hello, Avery," she says. " Are you doing alright?"

"I'm okay,"I reply. "How are you and dad?"

"you never cone home to visit us, and you never call!" my mother says.

"it's not that I don't care mom," I say.

"I'm just so busy with work and everything else."

"I know, honey" she says. "But your father really wants to see you. Can you come home tomorrow?

I hesitate. " I have work," I say, "but I'll come home as soon as I can.

It's not like I can tell her that I just lost my job.

"okay, see you tomorrow" my mother says as she hangs up.

I put the phone down and let out a sigh. I wish I could have been more honest with my mother, but it's hard to admit that I've lost my job. I try to push the thoughts from my mind and focus on the tasks ahead of me. I need to figure out what to do next. I take a deep breath and start planning my next steps.

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