I step out of Justan's dark office a while later. I scream. "Mia!" The girl is staring at me, her eyes angry, a letter opener in her hand.
"Don't worry, Justan will be mine soon anyways." She moves towards me. I blink. The vision disappears. I take a step back, and breath.
"What just happened?" I mumble. I walk down the hall into my office. Mia is there, opening letters on my desk.
"Mia! Why are you going through my mail?" She looks up at me and smiles.
"Well, hello to you too!" She laughs. "I ran out of things to do, so I decided to open the business letters."
I look at her, confused and unsure. "Uhh, were you in the hall just a minute ago?" She stands up.
"Nope! I guess that meeting with Justan must have made you kind of tired, if you're seeing things!" She winks, then laughs.
"Oh. Well, good job with the articles. Did you set them all on the table?" She nods.
"And I finished the layout for you." I look at my desk. The articles look perfectly arranged and stacked. In the corner of my eye, Mia's face turns dark, she smirks, and glares. I turn to her again. She's smiling, once again. What is even happening to me? Am I seeing things? Is Mia right?
"Thank you, Mia. You're free for the afternoon, so if you'd like to leave, you can." She grabs her black peacoat and purse.
"Hey, Natalee?" She turns to me. "Meet me at Fresh, the new nightclub on 42nd street. I think we should get to know each other." She smiles.
I nod. "Okay, sure. I'll be there around eight. But nobody knows, right? It's kind of a rule, don't hang out with your interns."
She shrugs and laughs. "Um, okay! Later."
I collapse into my chair once she's gone. This day has been so weird, I don't even know what to think of it. I flip through the layout she's set. It's perfect. I decide to scan it into the computer so I can finish a day early. And maybe even spend more time with Justan...
I carry my articles to the scanner and send them through. After I finish, I decide to go back to my office. Mia is there again, sitting in my chair. I gasp. "What do you want?"
She smirked. "I want you to leave. This is my place in the company, and I think even you are figuring that out." I grab my purse and close the door, locking it.
That girl... what is she doing? I run out of the building. I brush past Justan on my way out. "Natalee!" He grabs my wrist. "What's wrong?"
I try to shake him off, but he won't let go. "Nothing, I just realized that..." I think up a lie, "I realized that I forgot to feed my cat this morning. She must be starving. I'm sorry, I'll see you tomorrow?"
He loosened his grip a little. "Meet me tonight. At the new nightclub on 42nd street. Fresh, is it?" I nod. "Right then. I'll see you there at nine, okay, Natalee?" I nod again.
He lets me go. "Goodbye, Justan!" I wave as I run.
"Goodbye, my darling!" He slowly walks back into the building. I slow down, and look up at the window of my office. My eyes grow wide, and I gasp. Mia is standing at the window, staring, smirking, almost jeering at me. A second later, I see Justan. He kisses her, touches her leg. I close my eyes and turn away. What's happening? Why is this happening to me? I walk to the subway station as fast as I can, and try to calm my nerves.