Welcome to this week's edition of Tuesday Tales to the word prompt Save. This is a work in progress, still untitled and is a first draft.
Jill stood at the window, with her arms folded against her chest looking out the window. She stood there for the longest time watching the planes take off and land. Taking a deep breath, she smiled in satisfaction. This was the first time in a long time she felt like she didn’t have the weight of the world on her back. It felt great to be back home, to her roots, where she was born and raised. New York, there was nothing like it.
First thing in the morning, she would go across the street to the mini shopping center and get herself a couple of sweaters and a few more pairs of jeans. In California, she lived in shorts and dresses. The only time she needed to get dressed was when they had a meeting with the big bosses.
Jill slid into her cotton nightgown; another thing to add to the list, flannel pajamas. She always loved spending the day at Herald Square going in and out of the stores. The only difference this time is that she had the money to spend.
Shutting the off the lights, she slid her legs under the blanket. She turned her head toward the window so she could watch the planes, but her thoughts turned to Robbie. Since she left him earlier, she blocked thoughts of him out of mind. Fighting with her thoughts sent her quickly to sleep.
* * *
A knock on the door woke her up out of a deep sleep. Slowly she got out of bed and walked into the bathroom to wrap herself in the thick white robe. She opened the door to the bellhop with a cart.
“I think you have the wrong room. I didn’t order anything,” Jill yawned.
“But I did. I’ll take it from here.” Robbie stepped into her doorway and rolled the cart into the room. “We have to start the day on a full stomach.”
“I don’t think I digested last night’s dinner.”
“Not to worry. I thought we’d have a nice breakfast and then go shopping to get you a winter coat. Damn is it cold out there.”
Jill pointed at herself. “I’m not even dressed.”
“I have a few things to do this morning. While I make phone calls, that will give you a chance to shower and get ready.”
Robbie wheeled the cart over to the table by the window and placed the dish of fruit and muffins on the table. He lifted up the thermal coffee holder and poured the coffee.
“Thank you so much, Robbie. I don’t know what to say. You really know how to surprise a girl.”
“I want you on my staff, so I’m going to woo you to the fullest, maybe even hold your arm behind your back until you sign the contract.” He chuckled. “All kidding aside, there’s something about you that tells me not to let you slip out of my fingers.”
“Is it lust?” she asked, knowing that’s exactly how she felt.
“Maybe, maybe not. We won’t know unless we try.” Robbie picked up a handful of blueberries and popped them in his mouth one at time.
“Thank you for this lovely breakfast,” she said lifting the hot mug to her lips. “I’m usually a two cup of coffee girl with a cereal bar on the way out the door.”
“Did you get a chance to read any of the screenplay last night?”
“Yes I did.”
“Did you read the whole thing?”
“No. I only read half. I wanted to save the other half to read this morning.
His face lit up. “And, what did you think?”
“We’ll talk about it later on, after I’m fully awake.”