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A knock on Dana’s office door interrupted the giggly gossip gathering.
“Come in!” Dana called out to her visitor.
Aaron opened the door as he began speaking. “Listen Fairbanks, we should probably just put out a press release on the Silva Dolla thing today – oh, hey Tina, didn’t know you were in here.”
“Hi, Aaron.” Tina said.
“Anyway, we should issue a blanket press statement on the Silva thing until you get in touch with his lawyer out of New York.”
“You got it Aaron. I’ll get it out before I head to lunch.”
“And, Tina, before I forget, could I see you in my office when you’re done here?”
Tina and Dana shared a look before Tina answered.
“Absolutely, I’ll be right in.”
“Great.” Aaron said as he forced a tight-lipped smile at her then walked out.
“Uh-oh, somebody’s in trouble.” Dana teased.
“Shut up. Seriously, do you know what that’s about?” Tina asked.
“Not a clue. I know Helena took a red eye to London with a stop in New York last night. I wonder if he talked to her?”
“Shit.” Tina whispered. “Alright, whatever. I’m going in.”
“Go! I’ll wait for you right here.”
“You wanted to see me?” Tina asked cautiously as she poked her head into Aaron’s office.
“Yeah, come on in, Tina. Close the door.” Aaron was in the middle of texting so he did not catch the anxious look on Tina’s face before she turned around and slowly closed the door.
She took her time stepping towards the cloth chairs in front of Aaron’s desk. He was clearly engrossed in his text messaging to notice the uneasiness Tina was visibly consumed with. The entire 20 yard walk from Dana’s office to his, Tina wracked her brain trying to figure out what she could possibly be summoned into his office for.
He finally set the phone down and looked up at her with a smile.
“Sorry about that.”
“It’s fine, Aaron. What’s up, is something wrong?”
“No, I don’t think so. At least I hope not. I wanted to talk to you about a few things that have been brought to my attention.”
“Such as?” Tina asked hesitantly.
“Well, I heard that you and Eric broke up. I just wanted to make sure that this hasn’t caused any unnecessary tension around here for either one of you.”