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Tina gathered the papers spread out in front of her, putting them inside a folder before packing it into her bag. Her meeting had ran a little longer than planned but Tina found she still couldn’t complain. She couldn’t remember the last time she had finished with her day so early, excitement filling her at the thought of spending the rest of the day with Angie.
With her latest movie nearing the end of production, Tina had been busy more than ever. She missed both her daughter and girlfriend dearly, her late hours interfering with her quality time at home. Tina smiled at the thought of surprising Bette at work with Angie, her excitement growing by the second.
A beep on the phone at the center of the conference desk pulled Tina out of her reverie, instantly filling her with dread. She had hoped there wasn’t any last minute crisis threatening to steal her time with her girls, briefly entertaining the thought of ignoring the page.
Opting to do the opposite, Tina cleared her throat and pressed the button for the intercom. “What’s up, Karen?”
There’s someone for you at the front. He says it’s urgent.
Tina inwardly groaned as irritation immediately soured her good mood. Determined to enjoy her well deserved day, she pressed the intercom button with a little more force than intended. “Can you see if he can wait until tomorrow? Schedule an early morning meeting. I’m late to pick up Angie”
She waited several moments for a reply but none came, filling Tina with relief with the fact that her assistant must have managed to schedule a meeting with whoever wanted to speak to her.
She quickly gathered the rest of their things before someone else had the opportunity to interrupt. There were only so many times she could talk her way out of staying at work.
A pair of knuckles lightly tapped on the open conference room door and Tina wanted to curse. She looked up just as her assistant jumped in front of the man who had knocked.
“Tina, I’m so sorry. I told him you were in a meeting and he just ran passed”
Tina sighed with annoyance, not at her assistant but at the man beside her. “It’s okay, Karen. I’ll take it from here”