The Change In Us

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Chapter One

Three years ago I was someone who often wondered why things happen the way they do. Now that I'm older and more mature, I have learned to stop with all the wondering and just accept the world as it is. To accept that things happen, and that most of the time, there is no deeper meaning. The world is just cruel or to some, just amazing. And it's nothing personal if it's cruel to you. That's just the way it is.

Now I am in a new place, hoping to start over. In my short lifetime I have witness and I have been trough things that made me change how I thought about the world and the people existing in it, forever . I also had to learn to live in the moment. To not make plans. Because I've seen how th best layed out plans can easily go up in smoke. I had big dreams. And I almost achieved them. It was just within reach. Almost touching my finger tips. But then life happened and the next thing I know, it's all downhill and suddenly I was fighting to make sense of it all.

With that last depressing thought on my mind, I finally decide to enter the building where I'm starting an internship today. I'm twenty five years old, but I'm whising I was ten years younger and in my childhood home again. Where the world was a small place and I didn't have to be anything other than a child.

Walking to the receptionist counter, after I had to show my tag to the security guard at the entrance, I realise that I was lucky to even get this internship. The company is owned by one of the richest families in this country. I had to go through a aptitude test, two interviews, and after I was told I was one of the successful candidates, I was informed that a background check was also done on me. 

Knowing that made me a little uncomfortable, but I decided to push trough and just accept it. The pay and benefits is great after all. Not that I really need it...

" Are you one of the interns?" Someone suddenly asks behind me.

" Yes." I say to the woman who suddenly appeared behind me.

" Great, follow me." She and starts walking toward the elevators.

" I'm Debbie your supervisor. And you're early so I'm going to use you for some errands for now." I have to hurry after her because she's speed walking. 

We reach an elevator when it's just about to close and she stops the doors with her free hand. I hurry in after her. There's a few people in the elevator and she greets them. And then turns to me.

"Ohk, I'll need you to get me a lattè with lots of sugar, one bagel, and two chocolate croissants at the cafe across the street from the building." 

She starts going trough the papers in her hand and seemingly finds one that's right and starts writing what she just said to me on the paper. 

" Here, now you won't forget." 

She goes though her handbag, that I didn't even notice until now, and hands me a credit card. 

"Don't take too long, we have a meeting with the Owner of the company today. You don't want to miss that." Before she gets off the elevator that had stopped on the third floor and I have to follow quickly. But just as I start hurrying after her, she suddenly stops and turns around.

" My office is the only door straight down this isle between the cubicles."

She points with her finger to the glass door at the end of the isle. The floor consist mostly of small cubicles. But I don't get time to really look around before I hear a door slam.

" Go!" I hear a muffled shout.

And I have no choice but to turn back to the elevators. 


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Shaudene Oktober

Edited: 04.01.2019

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