I came home one night to see a note under my pillow and, it read, "You belong to me Moxie, there is no escape!". I didn't think there was any cause for alarm.. It's obviously someone trying to pull a prank on me.. But who could it be?

I didn't know whether to be scared or pretend that it's nothing. Swiftly I checked the house--from the living room, to the bathroom, to the kitchen, to the gym room, and finally my bed room, again! There was no sign that someone had broken into my home. It's not yet time to panic, It could be that I'm just paranoid as usual, or maybe I scribbled that stuff without my knowing. I told myself.

I had a warm bath, and went to bed curled up under my duvet. I couldn't dismiss the thoughts--there were so many "what ifs" running through my mind, and I had to leave the lights on because of my fright. Not sure what to do, I hummed hush little baby , don't say a word till I drifted off to sleep.


I woke up the next morning with gratitude for safety, ran a hot shower and prepared for work.

"Hey Cutie", came Josh, with all the excitement.
"Hey", I smiled.

Josh is the closest person to me at work. Maybe it's too early to say I'm attracted to him, but I really am; we had this connection right from the first day we met at the interview--I had seen him first at the reception, talking to this older lady whom I assumed was his boss or one of the high rank staff. He was handsome, and soft spoken; quite charming for a guy. I couldn't help but drool!.

Occasionally, I stole glances at him, and each time I did, I noticed he was staring right back at me. At the end of his conversation with the lady, he walked up to me--asking what time my appointment was.

"9 a.m.", I replied, trying hard not to embarass myself.
"Oh, you do really keep to time, you still got thirty more minutes". I could tell he was impressed.
"I try". Oh! Am I really blushing now! 
"Well, goodluck, have a great one", he gave me a soft pat onthe back.
"Thank you".
"Please forgive my manners, I'm Josh", he stared at my eyes, and it seemed he was searching for that look of disappointment.
"It's fine, I'm Moxie, and I'm pleased to meet you, Josh".
"No, the pleasure is all mine. Who meets such a beautiful lady in the morning? I bet my day is blessed".
"I see you got jokes". We both chuckled.

A look at my watch, and it's almost time for my interview.

"You mind if I ask for your phone number?", he asked.
"Um, no, I don't", I beamed.

"Thank you", he replied while he gave me his phone.

He did call me later in the day to know if I succeeded in getting the job as an editor. I did!

Coming to work every morning since then, I had always looked forward to bumping into him and this was one of those mornings.

"How was your night, Beautiful?" He asked.
"Creepy, I will tell you about it on weekend when we are work free". My heart raced. "No, that's a bit far, we will talk about it over lunch later in the day", he replied--with a flirty wink.
"Alright, till then, take care".
"You too, see ya!".

Just as I sat in my chair, about to open the pile of work loaded on my desk, a text came to my phone. I smiled, thinking it was Josh being romantic, but it wasn't!


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