Sunni and Seokjin both turned their heads toward me.
"Oh, you're here," Sunni said as she got off Seokjin. They both stood up and fixed themselves and I swear I saw Seokjin's ears turning red.
"No! I-I'm sorry! I-I can come back another time. I knocked but I-I think you two didn't hear m-me and I just came in without permission," I stupidly stuttered, embarrassed that I walked in on the two making out. If I had come any later, I would have walked in on them making babies! I shudder at the thought and shook the image out of my head. I bowed quickly and turn to leave but Sunni called out to me causing me to stop.
"It's okay Jisoo. No need to leave."
I hesitated, not really wanting to enter the room. I don't know what the two have been doing in this room, but it was my first day. My first awkward day. So I entered the room and closed the door behind me. I saw Seokjin put his arms around Sunni's waist and gave her a kiss on her cheek.
"I'll leave you two alone for now. I'll be back later."
"Okay. We'll finish what we started after I talk to Jisoo."
I internally gagged at what I heard. I couldn't believe it. They are having a secret affair or the two of them are dating. Either way, it was not a great way of finding out. Seokjin headed towards me and his ears were still bright red.
I handed him his latte as he walked by and bowed to show respect. He took the drink, but as he grabbed the drink out of my hand, his long fingers gently brushed against mine and I held my breathe trying to calm down my beating heart.
He was just kissing Sunni, Jisoo. Don't let your heart wander because he's handsome.
Before opening the door to leave, Seokjin turns around and bows to me.
"Thank you for the drink. I apologize that you had to see that Assistant Min. We'll be sure to lock the door next time to avoid this kind of situation in the future."
He leaves the office with the door closing shut behind him. Sunni let out a little chuckle at him before telling me to grab the seat in front of her desk. Thank goodness it wasn't the same chair that they were just eating each other's faces in.
"Did you bring your resume?"
"Alrighty. Here's your badge Jisoo."
She hands me my badge with my name on it.
"I didn't have a photo of you so I couldn't get one with a photo yet. Use this one for now."
"No, this is good enough. Thank you, Sunni. I really needed this job."
"I could see. Now, let's talk pay."
I nodded in compliance.
"How much money were you hoping for?"
Working in the coffee shop, I was getting paid minimum wage which was about $10.00 an hour including tips. At the bar, I was getting paid about $14 an hour including tips. I've never gotten a job in a company before so I wasn't sure how much I was supposed to be getting. I didn't want to give an answer that would make me seem money hungry, but I didn't want to be paid minimum wage either.
"About $15 an hour?"
"That's too little my friend. I'll be paying you monthly, so how about $10,000 dollars a month."
My eyes widened at her offer.
$10,000 a month? That's about $120,000 a year.
"Is that too little? How about $20,000?"
$20,000! What is this woman made out of? Gold?
"Still too little?"
"Ani! That's fine Sunni."
But I couldn't shake the uncomfortable feeling that was slowly creeping up in me. Why would she offer someone like me $20,000? Just because we went to high school together doesn't really qualify as a reason she would give me a job and give me this much money. I suddenly wonder what job she has in store for me.
"Um Sunni, what exactly am I doing that you're paying me this much??"
She had a little smirk on the corner of her lip as she leaned closer to me.
"Let's just say when I'm not here at work or need help with something, I need you to cover for me."
I was baffled by her explanation.
"Yes, just like you did yesterday. I wasn't able to run the coffee errand, so you did it for me. Because I was sick. Now no more questions. I need you to run along and tell Jinnie that I am available to continue working with him. His office is right across from mine."
The image earlier returned to my mind and I really didn't want to see or think about it anymore. I just wanted to get out of there so I nodded and turned to leave.
I turned back around to face Sunni.
"Here's this month's pay and I added another $1000 for the coffee errand yesterday."
My eye grew twice the size at the amount of money handed to me in a white envelope. It was thick that the envelope wouldn't even close properly. I bowed to thank her again and left her office. Seokjin's door was opened so I walked in to deliver her message to him. Before I could exit his office he asked me to wait.
"Sunni tells me that you both went to high school together?"
"Yes, Mr. Kim."
"Just Jin is fine."
"My name. Just call me Jin. You're a friend of Sunni's so you are also a friend of mine."
"Oh, alright then Jin."
"Awesome. I'll see you around Jisoo."
He sends me a cute wink that caused my heart to flutter before he exited his office heading towards Sunni's. I let out the breath that I didn't realize I was holding in when he walked passed me. I leaned against Jin's door and thought back to my little talk with Sunni. It really didn't help explain much of what I needed to do.
What did she mean by cover for her?
My gaze fell upon the envelope of money that I just received. I really needed this money. It was $21,000. I had just made so much money in less than a day, but I just couldn't get over my gut feeling that something wasn't right. Since I accepted the money, I guess I can't really decline the job now.
Since this is a month's worth of advance payment, I'll work for her for one month. Just one month. I'll decide after if I want to stay with this job or not.
To Be Continued...
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