Fighting For Freedom (Fighting Series Book 1) (Chapter 8, page 1 of 1)


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After our girls day yesterday I actually feel much better. Today we both have to go into work but I go in earlier than Sophia. "You really don't have to drop me off I can take the bus" I say to Sophia who insist on dropping me off even tho she goes in 2 hours after I do. I know she is trying to be a good friend by not letting me take the bus but that's ridiculous. "Don't be silly I have to run some errands around there anyways" she drives off. I really am bless to have walked into the shop that day. It turns out that I was right about her. I can trust her maybe not with all my secrets but I do trust her. "See you an a few" she calls after me as I get off the car. "Jane you'll be on cashier today" Maggie informs me as soon as I step inside the door. It's like she was just waiting for me to show up. I give her a smile and walk to my station to set it up. For some reason that I don't know yet Maggie can't stand me. I have been nothing but nice to her since I met her but I guess she doesn't like nice people. What ever it is I learn to brush it off I'm not going to let her ruin my day. Since today is a slow day I'm stuck in between two duties cleaning and being a cashier. I don't mind doing both it keeps me moving. "You have a customer" Maggie calls instead of taking care of them her self. God forbid she actually does anything to help me her hands might fall off. I throw the towel into the sink and wash my hands ."How may I help you" I lift my head up and stare into the most beautiful green eyes I have ever seen. Gabriel is standing in front of me with a white T-shirt and a black leather jacket. God does he make that leather jacket look good. I wonder if he has a motorcycle? If he does I will be more than happy to ride it. Snap out of Jane have you forget what an ass he is? He smirks like the conceited bastard he is. He knows I was thinking of him and that makes me hate him more. "I didn't know you worked here" he says so causal you would think we are friends. Of course he didn't know I worked here I never told him. Why would I? We aren't friends and he didn't even bother in asking me if I had a job. "Well I do so how may I help you?" I say annoyed. He has only been here for a few seconds and he is already getting on my nervous. "That's not good customer service I would hate to report you to your boss" he teased. What a bastard! He would be the one to get me fired. I look over to my side and see that Maggie is glaring at me. I'm not about to give either of them the satisfaction to see me upset. I give him a fake smile and greet him the same way I would greet any costumers "How may I help you today Sir?" I say with clenched teeth. The words leave a bitter taste on my tongue. I hate the fact that I have to be nice to him. "Now that's better may I have a number 5" he smiles. I wish I can climb over the counter and rip that smile of his face. I look down to the screen and put in his order the faster it's done the faster he is out of my sight. "Hey stranger" Maggie says from beside me. Maggie twirls her blond hair with her finger obviously flirting with him. Gabriel hands me a 10 dollar bill. As I reach for the money our fingers brush against each other causing my skin to break out in to goosebumps. I look up to find is eyes on me and I quickly pull my hand away from him as he smirks. What the hell was that? "What's up Maggie how you been?" he ask all cool and collective. I guess he didn't fell the same when our hands touch. Maybe it's just my body screaming that she don't like him either. Yeah it has to be that. No matter how much I want to look away I can't help but to stare at them in disgust. They make a good couple they both are royal pain in me ass. I can see them forming a anti Jane club her being the president and him the vice president. I can see them coming up with a plan to get rid of me those bastards. I finally had enough of them I turn to walk away. I need to get back to cleaning the tables. As I'm cleaning the tables I can't stop my eyes from roaming to them. I don't know why it bothers me so much seeing them together but it does. Maggie flips her hair every minute. She thinks she looks cute but it looks like she has a nervous tick and Gabriel is just standing there with his devilish smile. Why is he smiling so much at her? What can possible be so funny? Why do I even care? I don't! Yes you do. "Jane" Maggie calls again. What can she possibly want now? I tuck the towel in my pocket and walk over to her. "Can you take this order to Gabe?" she ask but I know she is really giving me an order. Why in the hell can't she take it to him? Weren't they having the time of their life just a few seconds ago. "Sure" I take the tray. What I really want to say is he got legs to walk. I walk towards him hating every second of it. Maggie knows damn well we don't get along that's why she send me because she wants me to lose my shit but I won't. I can just see them planning on how to make my life a living hell maybe that's why they were laughing. Does assholes! Keep calm Jane your just over reacting. "Thank you" he says as I place his tray down "I have to say when you aren't acting like a warrior you are sort of pretty". That took me of guard. I'm used to him being an asshole not him being nice to me. "Thanks, I guess" I don't know how to react. I feel my cheeks heating up I need to get away from him and fast before he sees me blush. As I spin around to walk away he grabs my arm. Surprisingly his hold on my hand is gentle. His large hand almost takes up my whole arm. If he wants to he can easily break my arm. I look down to where his hand is wrap around my arm and slap it off. I don't know what game he is trying to play but I'm not interested. "Wow calm down Laura Croft" he shakes his hand acting like I hurt him. Before I could even respond I hear Maggie calling me again. I roll my eyes and walk away. I don't know which one drives me more crazy Maggie with her annoying voice or Gabriel and his double personality. I have to stay away from him because something inside me tells me that nothing good can come out of this. I get back to work and I feel Gabriel's eyes following my every move. He makes me so nervous and uncomfortable that my hands are shaking. Everything I pick up slips right out of them. What the hell is wrong with me? No guy has ever got me this nervous before. I feel like an animal in a cage being watch. "What is Gabe doing here?" Sophia ask as she clocks in. "Eating" I answer trying to play it off like I don't care he is here. She looks at me and then back at Gabe who's eyes are still on me. "I'm not buying it" she walks over to him and I get back to work. I don't want him to think that I send her over there. "So?" I ask when she returns after 5 minutes. I am dying to know what he really is doing here. "Eating" she sounds pissed I look over to Gabriel. He lifts up his coffee to salute me and walks away. What a dick. He urks my nervous I can't stand him. "He is so annoying I swear sometimes I wish I was an only child" Sophia says as she gets back to work. "You don't mean that" I remind her. She just saying that cause she is mad at him but when that's over she'll go back to loving him. "Yeah I don't but he is annoying" she laughs. I can't argue with that. "Get back to work you two" Maggie yells and Sophia acts like she is choking her.

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