I was welcomed around the table, Sofie was already sitting, laptop on her face, and the drool that was dry on her face gave her a goofy look. I wonder if she was ever this way when young. This is unlike her when she was at the wedding, this is the Sofie that I like, the girl who doesn care, the dress just makes her look so weird.
"Morning, how are you doing?" I asked. She raised her hands and gave me a thumb. Looks like she was already chewing a stuffed pancake in her mouth. She closed her laptop slightly and looked at me. The food was making her cheeks look funny as she tried to view them.
"Sofie, again? Why don you eat a little, plus you have just finished your exams?" Mrs. White asked as she sat by the table. She was in a blue dress, it looks like she had somewhere to be. I want to chuckle but I have to take care of the food in my mouth. There is no way I am going to get choked here. Mrs white turns her gaze at me as she showcases her white thirty before passing me a glass of juice, "morning dear? Sorry about her, she had never been a girl enough."
I laugh looking at Sofie feigning hurt. Though I had to differ with Mrs. White, she tried to be a girl during her brothers wedding maybe she is just tired of being a girl.
We eat our breakfast silently. Mrs. White was busy on the phone, Sofie was looking at her food, and I had nothing but just to eat slowly while checking the mood. Looks like Xander walked off. I hope he is not mad that I used his room. Though that leaves me with one question, why would he think that I am one of Sofies girlfriends? Is she this open with girls or its just Xander being Xander?
Done with her breakfast, Mrs. white stood from her chair and pecked Sofie on the cheeks, "Jeez, watch your breath!" She gave her a disgusted look before coming to my side. Is she coming to peck me too? This is weird now, I don want this, she is not my mother.
"Vanessa, bye baby girl, you know you can use Xanders room, he no longer comes around." I couldn say yes or no or argue with her about that because his chauffeur was waiting for her.
"Hello Wicky, can I have the dates please?" Shouted Sofie, Wicky waited for Mrs. White to pass then he lifted a middle finger at Sofie. They seem to be getting along very well with everyone in the house. Now, there is me who gets along with nobody in my family, nobody at all.
I finish my breakfast, I think its time I go home and face the wrath of Kendra and Josh. Kendra for stealing her spotlight and Josh for being so stupid to allow Xander to carry me. Then I will have to pay for the dress.
"Where do you think you are going to? Remember you have a class to attend?" asked Sofie as she wiped her lips with the cloth. The maids cleared the table as Sofie grabbed my hands and led me to her room.
"This is your room? Seriously? Are you even Xanders sister?" The situation of her room was a total mess. Clothes were thrown anyhow, and every type of rubbish was laying around. Shoes were scattered and socks were seen everywhere. No wonder she looks like that in the morning. She walked past her room and took me to the adjacent room which was clean and neatly organized. There were shelves of magazines, portraits on the wall, and a sewing machine that were placed in order, there were three people each standing near the machine. Wait, is this the same room that is adjacent to theirs?
"Okay, now, focus, in here, you don know me, you are just some girl whom I met and I want to teach, if you start acting as if I am favoring you, trust me, you are going to lose it. We have three machines, your work is to take, good quality pictures of the dresses post them, and place good captivating captions. The person responsible for this work will take you through a three-hour training, he will be leaving to attend college. I want you to be good. If you feel interested to start designing thats when I am going to pick you for another level. This is my home office but tomorrow, we will head to our head office in town."
Sofia was blurting out, I was mesmerized by this building. Its a small office but cool. The way people were organized, they walked in order, and they dressed magnificently for you to think that they are designers. I looked over at different portraits on the wall. They all have what I wanted. I dont know if I felt a sense of fulfillment or if I felt a want to belong here.
"Morning, Henry is working in the main office today. The designs will be out by next week. We still need three models for the design." a young-looking blond gentleman walked to her. He had files in his hands, his clothes were neatly pressed and the glasses that were on his face made him look cute. I smiled at him but he didn smile back at me. Did they fear Sofie? Was there a problem with people smiling in here?
Sofia nodded to the man and removed her phone and quickly texted. I was still standing next to her, in her brothers t_shirt and nothing below. This is their house, they don care about anything at all.
"Lets go," she pulled me over and directed me to another room. The room was dimly lit but she turned off the lights and spread the curtains.
A tall dark guy walked through the door with a tablet in his hands. He settled his bag on the desk and walked over. He greeted Sofie with respect before looking at me. This shirt was making me a little shy. As much as I loved to stay like this with Josh, I was not used to other people looking at me.
"Alphonse, this is Vanessa, Vanessa, Alphonse. Alphonse, please take Vanessa through the various steps, I want you to guide her, she has basic information but at the same time, she is the source of inspiration you were talking g about. She manages Kendras account."
I looked over at Sofie and raised my brows. Source of inspiration? Is there a way they can make me feel less honored at this time? I don think my words were that powerful to many people, it was just captioned to make sure that she gets views and followers. She has sold almost four accounts already each half a million dollars. Maybe that isn the work of my hands but at the same time, I think its because she is a celebrity.
Alphonse stretched his hands and met mine. He had a strong grip and I liked it.
"Nice to meet you, Vanessa,"
"The pleasure is mine." I made sure my smile was visible though I hated it because I had not brushed my teeth. Alphonse walked out as he was preparing before starting our classes. Sofie had to drag me out through her messy room.
"Make your room, Sofie, this doesn look like you," I said while stumbling on a shoelace and hitting my face on the floor. She stepped on the clothes and pushed them over to a corner using his feet and looked at me. "there, arranged, happy?"
Jeez, what is with her? Maybe I will help her arrange it when I am done. I have never loved to see a dirty room like this one. She allows me to take a shower and change into one of Xanders t-shirts and shorts. She gave me one of the big flops that were making it hard for me to walk.
"Vanessa, in there or our main office, its business. There is time for pleasure, today we have a business and that is what we are doing. So focus. Do not let those men lure you. They eat well and they have wives and kids." I lifted my hands. This now looks like someone telling me not to open my legs to every Dick, Tom, and Harry.
"I do not hear to spread my legs, I am here to work!" I said and she kept quiet. I wanted to ask what my pay would be but I kept it cool, I didn want to sound so desperate for cash, though I am.