We walked into the building n silence, i dont think i can even look at him right now.I am filled with dread going in this building. He gave me my ID and led me to the tech lab. It was dark except fro the computer lights, i guess i wont have a choice but to wear my glasses, i quickly take them out of my pocket and put them on, thats much better.Jamse seems confused but doesnt say anything, he wouldnt dare question me at this point.
"Jeff this is Julien."
A red headed man walked over, he was just as tall as James, talk about feeling like a short ass.
"Finally i wait to put you to work."
"Hi nice to meet you."
"Same here the name is Jeffery nice to have another American around."
"Yeah i guess."
I looked around at the circular room.All you say were computer screens and darkness, no cubical, no privay.Geez this is going t be a pain in the ass. Jeff showed me to my section of this huge circle and helped me set up.He gave me one of the headsets and told me what he needed me to do to get started.He went back over to Jam est o talk.Apparently there was a huge security breach and a lot of information was stolen.I was given three names to hack back and get the information without contracting a virus. This is going to be a long day, their names are almost as secure as mine,ALMOST.I basically spent the day baiting people with false info that would give them a virus weakening their fire wall.I just have one guy left to do, then i an go to lunch. His name is "Unt0uch@b1e". We will see, about that. I ended up getting him five minutes before lunch but he was putting up a fight, talk about not knowing when to quit.The longer he held the info the worse the virus got. J eff was calling me but i had to focus he cant get away that easily. Bitch i was accepted into MI fucking T, you are trapped,now roll over.
"Julien come on."
"One sec, busy, tailing."
I finally got him and did my job,yes you arent getting the better of me.I took off the headset and grabbed my bag, sweet freedom here i come.
"Julien do you want to join me for lunch?"
"Sure sorry i got the last hacker."
"You know you only needed to get one per day but great."
"Oh to late then.Where are we going to lunch."
"Come on ill show you a sweet spot."
He took me to a huge tree in the court heart, this is a nice spot, we just sat under the tree n date.Ah this is nice could stay here for the rest of the day. We just talked about where we were from and what we missed, we actually got to know each other very well, i think we could be friends.
"So Julien if you could have on of these people as your girlfriend who would you pick Beyonce or Cardi B?"
"Um neither im actually gay."
"Oh um ok."
"I hope this doesnt make things weird."
"No not at all."
When i looked up i saw James, he was walking with this older lady they looked so alike that they could be mother and son. Another woman joined them.She looked American well as far as i could tell.The older woman immediately hugged the young girl and pulled her closer to James, oh well i shouldnt care and mind my own business. We went back to the tech room and continued with work. My first day wasnt as bad as i thought it was until the day ended and James came to pick me up. I really didnt want to go, but what choice did i have, my shampoo was back there. He came to pick me up and i really just didnt want to deal with him right now all i wanted to do was go home, i dont even think i have a home at this point.He and Jeff takes a while and then we leave.The car ride was silent ans awkward, he would look at me every second he got.
"Julien,please talk to me,or even look at me."
I looked at him all i felt was anger.I just felt that a vital piece of information was kept from me.He took me to the other side of the world, the whole fucking world.What was he thinking, how did he even do it.If i ever find out he owns a private jet im gonna definately loose my shit.What would a rich dude like him want with me who is from the ghetto of the Bronx.I have no use to him, like at all, except for my hacking skills.All those things he said in the begininng about a companion must have been some game to him.
GRR i need a nap or something. I wish i could hit him but i dont have it in my heart to, i cant hurt anyone,plus i would probably break my damn hand, the dude is a statue.
"Julien please, i am sorry ok, lease i cant stand seeing those two rubies shooting dagars at me. Just say something."
"What do you want me to say huh, you kidnapped me that i can forgive but taking m to the other side of the world and not telling me.I trusted you, i thought we were in upstate New York.I thought you were the last person on earth that wouldnt screw me the fuck over. I thought- I thought we were something and you lie to me about this. Please just send me back to New York *sniffles* at least i - i will be in my own country."
"Please stop crying, i dont like to see you cry. I a sorry i didnt tel you, that was a mistake,but think for a second, you dont get beaten anymore, you arent a servant to those bastards anymore.You can be so much more here, with ME"
"With you! why did you bring me here why did you pick me, why me if you wanted a-a i dont even know what you want."
"Lets take when we go home."
"That is your home not mine."
He seems stressed now, i couldnt control my tears, they were still pouring out.When we got back to his place we just sat at the dinner table just looking at each other.
"Well tell me why you picked me and for what."
"*Sigh* Well a few years ago i went on a business trip and my driver had gotten us lost, lets just say the last time i drove in america i almost crashed so yeah. we ended up having lunch and i saw you getting beer for your family and i felt something, i didnt know what and i didnt care.Once i saw those rubies i wanted you to be mine. I wanted you to be safe.Then i became curious and started following you."
"Ok but why."
"I was tired, i wanted something new, something different, my mother has been setting me up with women of her choice for years hoping i would marry one of then.They are all leaches who just want an easy life and luxury. You arent like them you are so much better.When my father died she becamw obsessed with getting me married and having children. I dont want to live her life so i choice who i wanted."
WTF was i to say back to him, author this is where you come in .
*YOU are on your own honey*
"Well shit im blank.But to be clear, you want me as a boyfriend?"
"And let me guess you havnt told your mother you are gay."
"No, god no"
"So the woman that was with you during lunch was your mother?"
"Yes and the other was another one of her well in her mind a potential daughter in law."
"Oh so when do you plan on telling her."
"I dont know that all depends on you."
"What do you mean by that?"
"It depends if you are willing to stay with me."
"Um on one condition."
"What i sit?"
"No more secrets."
"Ok well then you should know that im the CEO , an down many other companies across the world."
"Yeah i figured when you came to New York for business. So i guess you going to have to tell your mother."
"Yes i guess so, give me a week."
"You dont have a deadline just tell her."
I got up and began making dinner, hmm i feel like spagetti, i need something quick , i need a shower and to take off these damn glasses. He gets up from the table and hugs me from behind. I turn around and face him.
"Why do you always pull your hair back?"
"I dont like the look of it being down."
I tried my hand to fix his but he grabbed my wrist before i could.His grip was strong, it actually hurt.
" J-James your hurting y wrist."
When i looked at my wrist it was bruising.God that hurt. Note to self, dont touch his hair no matter what.I swear thsi is beauty and teh beast.
*It isnt Julien now cram it!*
Ok geez author why dont you bite my head off. I knew if i said another word i would start stuttering like a fool so i quickly turned around and began getting things out. He slowly backed off while i got things ready and done. The whole time ooking it was all muscle memory all i was thinking of was how am i going to hide this tomorrow.By the time i was done in my head i realized finished making dinner.
"Um Julien you ok you have been standing still for like five minutes."
"Oh um yeah just got lost in my thoughts."
"Ok again im sorry im not used to people well being very close to me."
"No its not, you have a bruise."
"I am used to covering them remember."
"You shouldnt have any when you are here."
"It was an accident so let it go and eat before i do it for you."
Dinner was quiet and quick. I wonder what he was going to after this probably has lots to do. I picked up the plates and began washing up, when i turned around he was gone. For such a big guy he sure is silent, i grabbed my computer and ended up watching movies all night.In the morning i will admit i felt drained.Never again will i binge watch Stranger things all night. I made lunch and we were off.Ugh lets get this over with the faster i get my work done the faster i get to leave.Julien its time to grow a pair.I am glad i am wearing a huge sweat shirt that covers my wrist.
In the middle of baiting some idiot whose name was "amlitsis" i felt like someone was watching me.Ok i know we are in a circle but we are in a really dark room so staring at some one isnt ok.I turned around slowly and caught a guy whose name i think is Akio, he thinks he is better than everyone else. I stare right back at him, im not loosing a stare down. At this point his smug light brown hair and horn rimmed glasses make me angry. A small grin appeared on his face and he turned back to his computer.
A few minutes later i got an email from him.What does this jerk want, its bad enough when Jeff isnt here he bosses us around just because he was here before the rest of us, we know how to do our jobs damn it. I was hesitant to open it and actually loose some brain cells but what the hell.
Please meet me at my area during lunch i would like to talk to you. I think we have much in common and i would like to get to know you better.
WTAF( short for what the actual fuck) is this nut job talking about, but my curiosity got the better of me , plus it would be rude not to reply. When the room was empty except for us i walked over to his area directly opposite of mine. I stood behind him for at least three minute and he just kept on clicking away at that damn key board.
"Oh yes hello Julien"
"Hi shall we go to lunch or do you want to stay in this dack old room."
"Lets go then shall we, ill introduce you to some japanese snacks."
We pretty much spent the day eating chips and laughing our asses off, turn out he also speaks english, so this is a bonus.We really are very similar.He gets me, the only thing that could make this day better was if he was gay and didnt make me feel weird about it like Jeff did. Oh well m not going to push it ill enjoy the laughs while i can.I decided to try this chip that reminded me of hot cheetos, that was a mistake.
"Sweet strawberry ice cream thats hotter than Johnny Depp.*cough, cough*"
"Hotter than Johnny Depp? You are gay?"
"Oops yeah i am."
"Ok cool so am i."
"Oh thank god."
He began laughing at me until he couldnt get air in.
"Breathe dude breath, ive never been to a funeral in my life and i dont plan to until its my own."
"Sorry i cant help myself, you poor soul."
Lunch was a blast i had so much fun, we even exchanged phone numbers, it was really nice having someone to talk to. When the end of the day cam i will admit i was a little sad. For once i have a friend.As usual James came to pick me up and we were on our way back.Now that i think of it we havnt spoken a word to each other since yesterday before dinner. Akio began texting me asking me if i wanted to go to the mall on our day off. Oh maybe i can get some kitten bed slippers, my toes are freezing off, especially since i am supposed to get my first pay check.
"Who are you texting?"
"A new friend i met today."
"No um we actually dont talk much since i told him i was gay."
"SO you found a gay friend?"
"Yes, talk about not judging a book by its over, i though the guy was a total asshole, but i got to know him and we have lots in common."
"Oh so you like him?"
"Yeah i guess."
"But you are my boyfriend."
"No not in that way , i like him as a friend."
"Oh ok then"
"Since tomorrow is a holiday and no one is going to work how about we do something fun tonight."
"Hm anything really, we have barely spent anytime together."
"Oh i guess we can do tick off that last box on the bed list."
"No something other than that"
"Skinny dipping in the lake."
"Let me rephrase, nothing dealing with nudity."
"Hm then how about just a swim in the lake"
"Ok that im cool with doing."
"Yay we are here."
We pulled up to a beautiful lake.The sun hadnt set yet and it was pretty bright out.WTF i dont have any swim suit, its freaking autumn i will freeze by balls off.
"Um James im not swimming in my tighty whites."
"Hmm i wonder how much tighter they can get."
"I will freeze my as off."
"You will have plenty left."
"Let me rephrase that you aint getting my ass in that water without a swim suit."
"There is the Bronx in you."
"Oh shut up and lets go no way my ass is getting in that water, i will go from white to pink in a heart beat"
"Oh shut up and strip we are going swimming or should i strip you myself."
"Ill get into my undies right away."
"Thats what i thought."
I hopped in the back of the car and began taking off my shirt, i cant believe i am doing this, he simply stripped to his boxers right in the front seats.I have learned an important lesson today.Where boxers over my briefs because i will never live this down. By the time i was done he was on the docks, in sweet jesus help me. I decided that the safest place for me was in the water, i bolted right past him and cannon balled into the cold ass water. When i re-surfaced he was standing on the docks with his hands crossed over his chest.
"What are you disappointed or something."
"I was looking forward to seeing you in your undies."
"I know thats why i jumped in without you.Now get in im not the only one who will be freezing my ass off."
"All right but me being in the water wont save you."
He jumped in like it was nothing.As soon as he came back us he pulled me closer.This water is too deep for us not to be threading. I feel like im sinking now and i push away from him. I swim out a little further and i realize how cold i really am.I need t get out.I swim back to the dock and start to climb out but i keep slipping.
"Whats wrong Julien."
"Im freezing my ass off thats what."
"Come here let me warm you up."
"No we will sink there is no where shallow in this damn lake.
"There is you are just too short"
I lowered myself bak into teh water an dswam over to him.As soon as he pulled me in close i felt warm. Apparently he can stand, i guess it not so cold.