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Accidental Roommate By Saiyidah Rahman Characters: 12207

Updated: 2018-10-27 00:15


"I think that's all that I can help with. Everything else depends on your meeting with them, "Sharon said, sitting back into her chair. Her back cracked loudly upon hitting the back, startling her. But it was to be expected since they had been discussing over the counter for the past -glancing at the clock closeby and blanching- hour and a half.

Hour and a half? No wonder her body felt stiff and achy. Pulling her arms up to stretch her back, her eyes happened to glance to the side and her back straightened immediately. Her arms by her side, she turned hesitantly to Cameron.

"H-hey, Cameron. Everything alright?"she asked meekly. She knew, she knew, that was not the type of question to ask but nothing else came to mind.

"Alright? Alright?!"he yelled. Leaning back slightly, she awkwardly tapped her thigh. Logan was silent. He was so angry. His brows were furrowed together and he looked so tense that she could almost see his vein throbbing in his neck. "The both of you ignore me for hours and you ask that? Are you kidding me?"

"It-it's not for hours. We were talking for barely an hour and a half-"

"Oh, just an hour. One hour. And, let's not forget, a half. Right, right. Only that long. That's fine. Fine. You know with the food is growing colder by the minute and I was being ignored. But. Again. That's fine. Fine. I mean, I'm sure you're also fine if I do the same to you."

"Well, I'd find something else to do during that time. Like eat. I won't just stay at the side doing nothing, "she returned.

"Ah, maybe you shouldn't have said that- ahem." It was quite a sight to see a grown man cowed into silence. And from a single glare from Cameron. But there was no time to enjoy it.

"Am I wrong for thinking it wouldn't take long?"

"Of course not. But once it passed a certain time, surely you'd see there's no point waiting."

"Really? In that case, I'll be doing other things now. Since there's no point waiting." Then, as if ignoring the bag of food, Cameron stalked off, heading to the exit.

She was flabbergasted. How could he leave without eating? The smell coming from the bag had been tickling and tempting her senses the moment it had arrived. Only her obligation to Logan made her ignore them.

And he had left without his phone and wallet. Was he meeting someone? In that case, she didn't care. He could do his stuff and she would do hers. And since he left without eating, she was going to eat his food.

"Let's eat, "she told Logan, getting to her feet and taking the food out. "What did you order for me?"

"Wait. Aren't you going after him?"Logan asked incredulously.

"Why? He's a grown man. He's free to do whatever he wants. And if he wants to skip dinner, so be it." She couldn't deny that she was concerned but since he had spewed all that vitriol on her, she wasn't going to bother. Why was so angry anyway? Unconsciously slamming the container of bread on the table, she gnashed her teeth.

"Woah, keep it together. But you can't deny that you were a bit harsh there. He waited for you. And what did he get? No appreciation and the implication that he's dumb."

"I didn't imply that he was dumb. He's not dumb. Why would you say that?" Shocked, she was lost. What had she done wrong? She was just presenting her opinion. Why was Logan against her as well? Trying to explain, she continued. "I appreciate him waiting for me but there was no need to torture himself. He could have eaten while waiting-"

"Are you serious? Of course he waited. He obviously wants to eat with you. I mean, seriously, what kind of relationship do the two of you have? Don't all boyfriends want to eat w

id after a while. Feeling her eyes on him, he saw her narrowing her eyes. "Don't take your own sweet time. You still have to face my wrath, Ice Cream Police."

Laughing and nodding, he waited for her to leave. Then, clutching his chest, he stared blankly into the wall.

Right?

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A mass of anxiety, Sharon paced around her office. Walking around boxes and files, she was just short of biting her own fingernails.

It was the day for Logan's meeting with Matt. She knew about this and had been perfectly fine the day before. Maybe it was because she was rushing to prepare everything on such short notice.

And it was a rush. The days had passed so quickly. They only had a matter of days. Less than a week. He must have paid a lot for the express service. When she had asked why, he told her it was to prevent getting cold feet.

But even so, having gone through the material and analysis with him, she was sure he was going to do fine. In fact, she knew he was going to crush this.

The moment she had seen him walk in with his lawyer, though, her nerve endings began acting up. It was like electricity coursing through her. She couldn't keep still and calm.

Oh, she could call Cameron-

Her shoulders slumped slightly as she dismissed the idea. She wanted to talk about it with him. He was the only one who would understand her worry and anxiety. But he had been acting different since that day. There was nothing obvious, everything was as usual, but she could feel that he was avoiding her. But there was nothing she could really put her finger on. So it could be a figment of her imagination.

Suddenly, the phone started ringing. The phone? A phone? There was a phone in the room?

Hurrying to where the sound was being heard, she looked under, between, within piles of documents. The phone kept ringing, jarring her nerves so much that she almost caused a paper avalanche. Finally, she found it. Taking a deep breath, she answered.

"Hello?"

"Hi, Sharon. Can you come to Matt's office now?"

Matt's office? Her boss' office? What? Why? And what about the meeting with Logan? Was it over? Was the reason he wanted to see her be about that? She was getting antsy.

But she didn't ask those questions out loud. Speaking her accord, she headed to the office immediately.

Flashing a smile at Matt's secretary as she was waved in, Sharon tried to brace herself for what was to come.

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