"Who knows? Maybe I am," she muttered under her breath.
Quitting time couldn't come quick enough! So many phones were ringing and people asking for forms and wondering where so-and-so was. She hated to admit it, but she had a little bit more respect for the bimbo before her!
"How do you think it went today?" he asked her kindly. "It can be a little overwhelming, huh?"
Mason playfully socked her on the shoulder. "Don't worry, you'll get used to it."
"Thanks," she said, spontaneously adding, "Wanna go for an outing somewhere and do something fun?"
Mason lit up, pleased with the invitation. "You bet!" he said excitedly. "What do you want to do?"
Mackenzie looked up at the overcast sky. "It looks like it's about to pour any minute. Something inside?"
"What about the library?" Mason said, pointing across the street.
"Great idea!" she said, turning to run over.
"It would be rude not to invite him," she whispered back.
"But he's the boss," Mason argued.
Breandan glanced between Mason and Mackenzie. It was obvious that young Sackholme didn't want him horning in on his outing with the beautiful newcomer. He probably shouldn't go.
In fact, he opened his mouth to say just that when he heard himself saying, "Sure. That would be great. Let me tie up a few ends and I'll be right over."
"Great! Meet you there!" Mackenzie chirped.
"I can't believe you did that!" Mason complained.
Mackenzie rolled her eyes. "Suck it up!" she ordered him. "It won't be that bad! Come on, I'm getting wet!"
Mason followed after her, pouting and wet.
"So," Mackenzie drawing the word out as she tried to break the tense silence. "Anything to do here? Like chess? Or a dartboard? Anything?" She glanced around. "They've gotta have a chess board in here!"
"Yeah, well he doesn't know what he's missing!" Mackenzie joked.
"Yeah, I'm good. It's been a little stressful," she admitted. "I'm sorry I went off on you like that. Especially since you're my boss and everything."
Breandan reached out and touched her shoulder. "I think above everything else I'm your friend," he told her. "Aren't I?"
Breandan cleared his throat. "That's okay. What are friends for?" he asked.
Just then, Mason ran past, headed for the door. "Great outing," he said sarcastically. "Let's do it again sometime!"
Mackenzie glanced back at Breandan guiltily. "Whoops," she said, feeling awful. "I guess we did kind of ignore him."
"He'll get over it," he said, opening the door for Mackenzie. "Let me walk you home."
Wishes Completed: Form a Group, Have a Great Outing
Wishes Pending: Get married, Gain Logic Point, Jog