Outside however, they heard a trail of footsteps as people came into the toilets. Jake put a hand over her mouth. “Not here, we might get caught. Come to my room in half an hour.” Reaching for his pen, he wrote the number of his room on the back of Sonia's hand. “There, now you won't forget.” And once decently attired again, Sonia and Jake made their way out separately.
A few minutes later Jake was back at his room. Once inside, he slung his jacket over a chair and put the briefcase in a safe place. Undoing a few shirt buttons he flung himself on the bed, lay on his back and waited. Undoing the buttons of his shirt, he let it flop open, revealing the few soft, light brown strands that matched the color on his head, but were a poor excuse for chest hair.
Suddenly, Jake heard a knock on the door. He stretched his legs out, leaving them slightly agape and inviting before casually calling out, “Come in, the door's on the latch.” His face fell though, as he saw his friend and work colleague, Mike walk in.
“Wow Jake, you look pleased to see me,” laughed Mike. “And I was only popping by to see if you were feeling better. Or is this for someone else's sake? Someone like Sonia, who I noticed was pretty quick to follow you out of the boardroom.”
A guilty look spread across Jake's face as he sat up. He felt horrified at knowing she had been noticed, following him.
“You bad boy!” Mike continued with a grin. “You know she's PA to one of the Directors, don't you? And what would Beth say?”
“She'll say nothing because she will never find out. Unless you decide to tell her.”
“Oh I don't know mate, what's it worth, for me to keep quiet?”
Jake considered for a moment, then replied with a slight warning tone. “Probably me keeping my mouth shut about you and the stationery cupboard at last Christmas' office party. Stella wasn't it?”
Mike's face fell. “Okay, I didn't know you knew. My lips are sealed. Just be careful though.”