Zola thinking: I am so embarrassed. That was so unprofessional.
Bianca thinking: She looks disturbed.
Zola:”Yes! Oh hello Bianca.”
Zola:”I forgot you were coming by with lunch today, I almost ordered delivery.”
A couple minutes later they settle on the couch with their healthy lunches deep in conversation.
Bianca:”Tell me what’s the matter Z. When I came in you were completely zoned out.” Zola:”Kent Lowe is what happened.”
Bianca:”You’re joking.” Zola:”I’m not joking. He was in this office a few minutes ago. Sophie hired him.”
Bianca:”I see why you are so out of sorts. Your first will always have a hold over you.” Zola:”Hmph! My first, who left me at the altar never to be seen again.”
Zola:”Bianca I honestly got him out of my head. Damn it’s been nearly 15 years!”
Zola:”I had put my life back together, I had really moved on, but the second he steps in here my body turns to jelly and I can’t stop shaking. I made a fool of myself.”
Bianca:”Zola I’m sure you didn’t make a fool of your self. No matter the situation you are always fully in control.” Zola:”Bianca you had to be there.”
Zola:”I just thought I was over him, but apparently I’m not.” Bianca:”Hmmmm…”
Bianca:”Zola I’m sorry but I have to say this. You haven’t been with anyone since Kent. I’m not surprised if you aren’t truly over him.”
Zola:”Bianca thanks for your honesty. It’s the reason we have been best friends like forever.”
Bianca:”So true, and I know you’ll figure it out cause you’re the smart one.” Zola:”Smart? Yes Ms. orthopedic surgeon.”
Zola:”So how is your new boy-” Bianca:”STOP! We are not talking about him.”
Zola:”Bianca wait I’m not quite finished.” Bianca:”It’s time for me to get to the hospital for my shift. Can’t leave your office in a mess.”
Zola:”Bianca tell me what happened.”
Bianca:”He left me for a NURSE! Zola:”Oh I am so sorry.”
Zola thinking:Poor Bianca and her poor choice in men. Bianca:”Zola sorry for snapping at you. I’m not ready to rehash the details of last night.” Zola:”Don’t worry it’s ok. I’ll call you later to plan the dinner for Saturday.”
Zola thinking: Can’t wait for a nice homemade smoothie.
A few minutes later…
Ashley:”Here are the documents for Ms. Fernando.”
Zola thinking: Looks like everything is here.
Minutes after seven Zola finally gets home and kicks into her usual routine of rest and relaxation after a tiring day at work. Moving around on auto pilot, she is able to maneuver around the dark apartment without hesitation and heads straight for the shower after depositing her bag and folder.
Zola:”Hey Sophie, I was expecting your call.”
Half an hour later refreshed and in the kitchen preparing a smoothie, Zola answers a call on her cell.
Zola:”Ok so all the models are set to leave tomorrow?”
Zola:”Sounds good. You’re coming by now? Alright, yes yes I’ll be here.”
Zola:”What did you just say? This connection is bad. Kent? What are you saying about Kent?”
Zola:”You said Kent is coming with you?”
Zola:”Yeah I guess it’s ok… How far away are you?” Zola thinking: Oh crap! Kent is coming to my apartment.
Totally distracted by the news about Kent coming over, Zola forgets to put on the lid on the blender before hitting “BLEND”.