For those who have been following Howard’s story this week sees a change of perspective.
It had been a day, and it was only lunchtime. Lily climbed the stairs and opened the door to the rooftop courtyard. The sun warmed her face as she made her way over to stand by the railing. Twenty floors below her traffic beetled along the street. People scurried along the footpath driven by urgent need to be somewhere, doing something. Others walked more slowly, taking their time to reach their destination somehow resisting the pulse of the city driving them to rush. Gradually Lily felt the anxiety and stress of the morning drain out of her. Watching the activity far below had a strangely soothing effect.
She turned her gaze to the buildings around her. Sometimes she could glimpse activity in other offices, other people driven by other bosses to perform ridiculous amounts of work. Or was that just her bosses. It seemed that the deeper into the city and further up the high rise a man worked, the more important he felt, and consequently the more he felt the need to be an ass to his staff.
A footstep on the concrete behind her intruded on Lily’s brooding. Reluctantly she lifted her head. Almost no-one ever came out here. That was one of the attractions of climbing the stairs. She did not recognise the woman who was invading her refuge. That was not entirely unusual but Lily prided herself on being friendly and at least on smiling terms with everyone in her building. But she honestly felt that she had never seen this woman before.
There was something about her, apart from the fact she was wearing a man’s suit. The way she held herself caused a twinge of something to pass through Lily. She didn’t recognise the emotion but she did recognise the feeling of heat in her cheeks.
“I’m sorry if I am intruding,” the stranger smiled.
Lily felt herself being drawn in, “It is OK,” she found herself smiling back, “It is not as if this is my own private garden.”
“I know,” the other woman replied, “but it is freaking annoying when someone comes into a space you are used to having to yourself.”
Lily nodded, “Yes, you are right, but I was just going anyway.” Reluctantly she pulled herself away from the railing and made her way to the door.
Back at her desk she rapidly became immersed in emails and demands from the two men she worked with. Sometimes she felt her job title should be changed from “Personal Assistant” to “Personal Slave”. She honestly wondered how these men behaved at home. It would not have surprised her if they were the kind of men who never cooked a meal or cleaned anything.
“Have you seen the new researcher?” Her friend Maddie, interrupted her fuming. Maddie was definitely this office’s equivalent of “Chatty Kathy”.
Lily looked craned her neck over the partitions separating the desks of all the admin, finance and other staff whose jobs were to deal with the mechanics of the law firm. At the opposite end of the room she spied her friend from the rooftop.
“Yes, I met her when I went out for some air just before,” she looked back at her screen. It was never a good idea to let Maddie feel she had your full attention.
“Really?” There was a slight squeak on Maddie’s voice. “What was she like? I heard she is a pole dancer.”
“I don’t know,” Lily was intrigued by the last piece of information but absolutely didn’t want to fully engage Maddie. You had to be very careful what information you let slip, Maddie’s superpower was turning innocent titbits into raging rumours. “We said like six words to each other, I had to come back inside.”
“Oh,” Maddie sounded a little deflated. “Well I thought I would just point her out to you. She is doing some research for Rod about that new case he just took on.” Rod was one of The men who filled Lily’s day with incessant demands for anything and every thing. This news caused the same feeling she had noticed on the rooftop to twist through Lily’s belly. It was the same feeling she remembered from being a teenager with a crush on a boy in an older grade. The giggly, breathless feeling that took over when he looked her way.
“What do you think it is with the male suit?” Maddie’ voice penetrated Lily’s thoughts.
Lily was a little annoyed. Her to do list was growing by the second and she didn’t want to get into gossipy speculation about someone she may have to work with, especially when they made her feel all breathless and silly. “I need to work now Maddie.” Her tone was a little firmer than she intended.
“OK then,” Maddie sounded huffy, “I will leave you to it.” For a millisecond Lily worried she had offended her friend but her work drew her attention back. Until she was interrupted again.
“So apparently you are Rob’s PA.” it was her. Lily felt the heat in her cheeks. Damn it she was going to have to get that under control. She was certain this woman didn’t tolerate fools. Lily arranged her face into a business like smile.
“The one and only. I don’t believe we were introduced properly, I am Lily,” she stood and extended her hand.
The other woman took Lily’s hand and grasped it firmly. Lily could feel the power of self assurance emanating from her. There was something sexual about this woman, even here in an office fully clothed something about her made Lily’s insides melt.
“I am Jenna,” the other woman smiled as she looked straight into Lily’s eyes, “it is nice to meet you.”
“It is good to see you two have become acquainted, ” Rob appeared beside Lily’s desk. “Jenna, Lily is one of the best PA’s in the company. There is noting she can’t find, arrange or photocopy.” The smile on Lily’s face betrayed her seething at the patronising tone.
“It’s O.K Rob, ” Jenna’s face was unreadable, “I am more than capable of operating a photocopier. I am sure that Lily has much better things to do with her time than menial stuff like photocopying.” Jenna winked at Lily. The weird fluttery feeling increased.
“Well it seems that you have everything sorted,” Rob seemed flustered by Jenna’s self assurance. “I will leave you to it,” he turned and walked away.
“Some men really are dicks,” Jenna commented towards Rob’s retreating back. She turned and grinned at Lily. “I admire how you keep your cool with him. The way he speaks to you makes me want to tie him down and show him who is boss.”
As she spoke Jenna’s eyes lit with a strange light that resonated through Lily. Warmth spread through her groin. Lily was certain that Jenna was not talking about merely giving him a stern talking to.
“I will leave you to it.” Jenna broke into Lily’s fantasy
“Thanks for putting Rob in his place,” Lily was beginning to feel that she was going to enjoy working with Jenna.
“No problems,” Jenna turned and walked away. Lily watched the spectacular arse moving inside perfectly fitting trousers. She wondered what Jenna would look like naked. Underneath her desk, between a pair of white smooth thighs, Lily’s panties were wet.
This post is part of this week’s Wicked Wednesday. To see who else is being wicked click on the image below.