Maggie’s Blog – Forgotten Shoes

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I woke up today determined to go to work and act like it was any other day. I was determined to continue on like nothing happened. Because if I think about what did happen, I ache. I know it’s ridiculous. Will and I weren’t a couple, and there was no indication we ever would become a couple, but losing my position as Team E’s assistant has broken my heart. It’s not just that I won’t be near Will to help his day run smoothly, but I won’t be able to help the team as a whole. The entire building knows Mr. Spangler favors them over the other teams. It was a point of honor to be their assistant.

But now all that is done. And I was determined to move on. I would focus more on my career instead of what was best for Team E. With some luck, I might be able to become a translator before the end of the year. I got up early. Took extra care with my hair and make-up. Wore my favorite brown dress. These little things always give me a boost of confidence. But I couldn’t find my shoes. I have other pairs, but this one pair would have gone perfectly with my outfit. Then I realized: I had left them in my old office. I’d have to go back there. I was worried I would run into Will, and of course, that’s exactly what happened. I ran into him, and then the temp Emily showed up at the same time to introduce herself. It couldn’t have gotten anymore awkward. Until I opened my mouth. He was right there in front of me. He looked so tired. I wanted to say something, anything. So I tried to apologize. He wouldn’t listen. Was he late for a meeting, or will it simply never matter what I say? Could it be that some things just can’t be forgiven?

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