Kent:”Zola Welton in the flesh.” Zola:”It surely is.”
Zola:”Good to see you on this side of the world Kent.”
Kent:”I’m really happy to see you Zola.” Zola:”Kent, ahhmm, so how did Sophie get you to join us?”
With slight trepidation Zola greets Kent and the moment their hands meet a warmth comes over her.
Kent:”Well I was kinda tired of New York and thought a change of scenery in a small island would be a good change.” Zola:”Interesting, ahh … can I get back my hand?”
Zola thinking: Whoa! I feel a bit dizzy.
Being swept into his deep blue eyes Zola half listens to Kent, while the warm feeling spreads over her body.
Ashley:”Watch your step!”
Sophie thinking: What’s wrong with her?
Then suddenly she trips…
Kent:”Steady there Zola.” Zola:”I’m ok, my heel just got caught in the rug.”
Kent:”Are you sure you are ok? You look like you’re trembling.”
She lies through her teeth, knowing full well that it was her knees that buckled.
Zola:”NO I AM NOT! I’m fine. Please sit.”
Kent:”Time is of the essence so I will get straight to it.”
Usually in control, Zola straightens her posture and tries to recapture her dignity and snaps at Kent when he only wants to help. Picking up on the tension Kent promptly takes a seat.
Kent:”I just secured the M-12 girls a photo shoot Thursday morning in Paris with Jean Lucas.” Sophie:”Ohh Paris!”
Ashley thinking: Kent looks good enough to eat! Zola:”Ah Jean Lucas. Impressive. You will have to leave in the morning.”
Kent:”Do you think you can set things up to mobilize that quickly?”
Zola:”Not to worry. Hold a sec.”
Victor over the intercom:”Yes Ms. Welton.” Zola:”Victor put down your game a minute and prepare per diem for 4 models and two trainers.”
Sophie:”Don’t forget incidentals.”
Zola:”Also wire about five thousand to Caiisse d’Epargne for incidentals.” Victor:”Ok I’ll get right to it.”
Emma over the intercom:”How can I help you Ms. Welton?” Zola:”Emma please book six tickets to Paris on the first flight tomorrow.”
Zola then buzzes Emma at the front desk.
Emma over the intercom:”Is there anything else?” Zola:”No that’s it. Thanks.”
Sophie:”Kent and I will go round up the girls and I’ll pass back later for the documents.”
Ashley:”I’ll go help Emma get things organized.” Zola:”No problem Ashley. We are finished here.”
Kent:”Good to see the wheels turning quickly.”
Zola:”Efficiency is crucial in my company.”
Kent:”When I get back maybe we can talk about some ideas I have for the agency.”
Zola:”Yes that is doable. Welcome to the team.”
Sophie:”Are you ok? You looked a bit rattled there. Tripping and…” Zola:”I’m fine, just need lunch to get my energy back.” Sophie:”Well go get a bite to eat dear, you look a bit pale too. Call you later.” Zola:”Yes call me later.”
Zola thinking:My goodness Kent Lowe. I did not see that coming and what a mess I was.