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By Elizabeth Reed

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Copyright 2018 Elizabeth Reed

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All characters depicted in this work of fiction are 18 years of age or older.

Chapter 1

Zoe slammed the door shut with relief. She then leaned her back up against the wall and remained silent for a few moments all in an attempt to compose herself.

Then feeling that she had released any negativity from her mind, she was quick to head straight to the kitchen for a light snack. However, unbeknownst to her she was not alone, and neither was she the only one in a reflective mood.

‘Let me guess with all the sound you made when you came in, and now your slamming of the kitchen drawers it can only mean one thing, you had another bad date?’

Zoe turned quickly in surprise to gaze upon her flat mate Tom; he was sitting on the caramel coloured sofa in the large spacious room which connected to the kitchen.

‘You almost frightened me there, what are you doing at home? Isn't today meant to be lad's night? So why are you not out with the boys getting up to no good, getting tipsy or watching the footy match? Or doing all three at the same time?' Zoe teased him after letting out a sigh as she relaxed in his presence, leaning herself up against the kitchen island.

‘Thanks for reminding me of just how much my current life sucks, yes I would have been out with the guys had it not been for a presentation I have been working on for tomorrow.'

‘Oh yes, you did mention the big presentation, the one that could potentially land your firm with their most prestigious client to date and ultimately make you a partner.’ Zoe remembered the very words that Tom had said to her earlier in the week.

‘I can see why you wanted a quieter night beforehand; it’s very adult-like of you. With all this dedication I am sure you will ace your presentation.’

‘You think so?’

‘Of course, Tom you are great at what you do. You just have to try to relax, I know it is easier said than done….but if you do everyone else will also see just how wonderful you are.' Zoe spoke with confidence, her total belief in Tom so clear to see from her serious expression as well as to hear that she bought a small smile to Tom’s boyishly handsome face.

‘Okay enough about my big presentation and me, now tell me was I right?’

‘Ehh?! Right?’

‘I mean me being right about you coming back from a bad date?’

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