Blindsided 12

Page 12 Shawna to help at store

“The Doctor was rather vague when we met but it will require regular trips down island a couple times a week for the foreseeable future.”

“You might have to cover solo… think you can handle that?”

” Sure, sure I can!” Shawna assured her, excited at the prospect.

“Um, you’ve already ordered for the season, so when the stock arrives, all I have to do is tag it and hang it out.”

“Wow, this could be exciting, hell it is exciting.”

“I was thinking of opening the yogurt bar a little sooner than expected too….what do you think?”

“I think that’s a wonderful idea!”

“I’ve been considering hiring a student to assist….you could teach her the ropes.”

“Yeah, that’ll look good on my resume….hey, why not a guy?  I could have some real fun with that.”

“Yeah, I’m sure you could, Shawna, but guys aren’t interested in baby clothes.”  Cassy laughed heartily.

“Yeah, I suppose….darn it was a delightful fantasy while it lasted.”  Her laughter lighthearted and full of fun.

Smiling she wondered why Shawna made her feel so old!  She wasn’t old, not yet anyway.

“I need your assistance with the email and inventory.  Can you check to see what we received so far?  I’m expecting a few announcements on Baby Gap and….”

“Absolutely, I’ll get started right away.  Oh did you set the till up or?”

“No, not yet, I can’t see well enough I’m afraid.”

“Right.  I’ll do that first then.”

“I’ll be right there….just want to finish cleaning up.”

It only took a few minutes to organize the till and receipt books for the day.  Shawna made herself comfortable in front of the computer and began reading, “Wow you have dozens of emails.  Never knew you were so popular,” she quipped.  “Who is your mystery lover?”

“What are you talking about?”  Cassy called out.

“You have at least a dozen emails from a guy calling himself ‘mystery man’; just wanted to ask before I opened them in case they are personal.”

“Open them.  I don’t know any mystery man and this is a working computer.  I use my laptop at home for personal stuff.  This one is strictly for business!” she replied from the bathroom.

“You’d better come take a look at this.  It’s weird Cassy.”

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