Round Six of The Office Games in which we hug.
Jack has been out of the office since Tuesday on a business trip and after our rather platonic lunch I’ve been prepared to just let things be. He returned today.
I breeze by his office on my way to make copies of a document, see him and pop my head in the door to say welcome back. I’m wearing a long black and white striped flowing skirt, snug black tee, turquoise jewelry and teal platform heels.
“Hey!” he says enthusiastically as he rounds his desk coming toward me.
Before I have time to react, his arms are reaching for me. And what do I do? I morph into a complete klutz! That’s right. Somehow in the process of shifting my body away from the door in preparation for the oncoming hug I step—hard—on his foot and almost twist my ankle in the process. He catches me as I’m falling, steadies me and expresses concern for my foot, which I assure him is just fine. All I want to do is get my mortified self out of there, but before I can flee he says, “Can we try that again?”
I bite my lower lip, give him a sideways smile and say sheepishly,
“If you’re willing to risk it.”
The man is willing. He wraps both arms around me and squeezes tightly, which presses my soft breasts against his hard chest. Then, so quickly it could have almost not happened, he bends his head and lets his lips graze my temple for a soft kiss.
“I missed ya,” he says, releasing me.
“Good to have you back,” I say with a quick wave as I head out the door to the
Then the emails start.
8:45 AM, Jack Lancing wrote:
Gonna be a good day! Glad to be back in town!
8:49 AM, Marian Green wrote:
I absolutely ground your Cole Haan into the carpet. So embarrassed. Sorry!!!! But glad to have you back in the office.
8:52 AM, Jack Lancing wrote:
Don’t worry about it, it’s no big deal at all. And certainly don’t be embarrassed, stuff happens sometimes! Plus, your hug made it all worthwhile :) Very glad to see you. Also, you look hot today if you hadn’t already noticed. :)
So win or lose I’m thinking the game is back on.