"No, Nate. Please, not tonight." Andy said pushing her boyfriends of four years away.
"Why? Andy, baby, we haven't done it for a while," Nate pouted like a little kid.
"I can't. I'm sorry." She told him, though she wasn't really. "I have too many things on my mind. Our situation worsens by the day and I have the feeling I just wouldn't be able to relax enough to orgasm when I have the added worry of whether we'll be able to afford the apartment for another month." Andy made the excuses wearily as she glanced at her phone, checking her bank account once again and worrying her bottom lip between her teeth. "We only have 20 dollars left. I don't know how we can continue like this." She started crying.
"Hey, baby. C'mon, don't cry. Look I have an interview tomorrow and I promise I'll play my a-game so they'll have no choice but to hire me and then we'll have more money. I promise." Nate tried to comfort her. "I will take care of you, Andy."
Andy nodded and hugged him, but didn't have faith in him or the situation. But she had to hold on to the hope that everything would work out.
"We will get through this, I promise. And you had that promising interview as well. I'm sure Auto Universe will hire you. Nothing's lost yet, baby. I know you don't want to move back to Ohio and I'm trying everything in my power to make things work here in New York." Nate whispered as she calmed down slowly.
"Ughh, you're right. It's just so hard sometimes when you see you have nothing and you just have to wait and see if things will work out," Andy sniffed and wiped away her tears.
"Good, now wanna fool around?" Nate asked and wiggled with his eyebrows.
Andy giggled but in all honesty, she still didn't want to have sex with him, but perhaps if she just let it happen, he'd leave her alone for a while.
Nate started kissing her body and she laid back, her eyes closed and waited for him to finish up. He wasn't the greatest lover so she knew it wouldn't last long, but she thought she had to give herself to him since they were in a relationship. Once he was satisfied, Nate turned around, his back to her and fell asleep right away.
Andy sighed but found, unlike her boyfriend, she couldn't fall asleep right away. She was so worried about their financial situation but more than that, in general, she felt incomplete. Plus she didn't believe she'd get the job at Auto Universe since twenty people were lined up to be interviewed. and the only thing that was bringing money in was the few freelance jobs she got now and then. As Nate snored beside her, Andy tossed and turned until she fell into a restless slumber.
Andy woke up at the sound of her phone. "Sachs," she answered sleepily.
"Yes, this is Amanda from human resources at Elias Clarke. Am I talking to Andy Sachs?" The woman on the other end of the phone asked.
"Yes, this is she," Andy asked, leaning on her elbow as hope flared within her.
"We'd like to invite you for a second interview. Are you still interested?" Amanda asked.
"Yes, very much so. When would you like me to come in?" Andy responded enthusiastically.
"It just so happens that someone cancelled this afternoon at 4 pm. Would that be okay or is that too short notice?" The woman from HR asked.
"No, I'll make time. I'll be there," Andy told her excitedly.
"Great. I'll book the appointment in your name, Ms Sachs. You will get a visitor's pass at the front desk, just like at your last interview. Human resources are on Level Nine of the Elias Clarke building."
"That's amazing. Thank you, Amanda. I'll be there." Andy confirmed.
"Good, have a good day and see you later," Amanda offered before disconnecting the line.
"NATEEEE," Andy squealed, jumping on him.
The man beside her groaned. "Ouch! Jesus Andy, get off me," Nate muttered grumpily.
Andy crawled off him and out of bed. "Fine, be all grumpy. I'm taking a shower." She was disappointed she couldn't share her news. Taking a long luxurious shower, she got herself ready and it was over an hour later she finally stepped out of the bathroom. "Uhm Nate, you should get up or you'll be too late for your job interview," Andy advised. When he didn't move she continued. "Nate, get up and get ready. You have to be there in two hours and still have to get dressed and head up to Upper Manhattan." She was growing frustrated.
Nate threw away his blanket and got up. "Jesus Christ, Andy. Can you just chill? There's still enough time." He thundered at her angrily.
"You know what, do whatever the fuck you want. I don't care. But quit yelling at me." Andy said with tears in her eyes as she grabbed her purse. "I refuse to let you take your bad mood out on me. it's not my fault if you decide you're having a bad fucking day."
"Andy baby...hey," Nate offered apologetically.
"No don't even touch me right now. I'm leaving." Andy grabbed her coat.
"Wait, where are you going?" Nate whined.
"As if you even care. But for your information, I'm going to a second interview at Auto Universe." Andy sniffed back her tears.
Nate gently pulled her back by her wrist. "Hey, I'm sorry. Okay? I hope it goes well, baby,"
Still pouting Andy reluctantly let him hug her. "I hope yours goes well too." She offered. "Look, I've gotta run," she said checking the time. She gave him a quick peck on the cheek and left their apartment.
Since money was tight they were used to using the subway or walking where they needed to be, so Andy reached the Elias Clarke building in no time and was still impressed by it. Standing before it, she looked up and smiled.
Andy found herself suddenly distracted by a fierce woman leaving the building. She was awestruck by her right away. This woman was the most beautiful creature she had ever laid eyes on and she couldn't stop herself from staring as she gracefully walked towards the street. She oozed power and beauty like no one else within this busy area. Then she heard her voice and almost melted. She was demanding and it was sexy as hell.
"...is it too much to ask that my car is here when I need to leave?" She barked into her Motorola Razr before flipping the cell phone shut with force. She glanced at Andy and smirked when she saw how she was staring at her. The woman put an extra sway in her hips and Andy swallowed audibly.
A man came up beside her as the other woman passed her and winked at her. "She's gorgeous, isn't she?" He said chuckling when he noticed how Andy blushed.
"Well, yes, very much so...Wait...What's her name?" Andy asked, stopping the bald man as he made to continue towards the beautiful woman.
"You don't know? Oh, honey. Buy the latest copy Runway and flip through it, you'll soon find out. Going off your outfit, it wouldn't hurt to get some inspiration either, no offense. But her name is Miranda Priestly and I'm her art director, Nigel. Maybe next time we see each other I could show you one or two things about fashion. We've got a big closet up there." He offered.
"Wow, what a beautiful name. She seems very powerful. Thank you, Nigel. I'm Andy Sachs..." Before she could continue she heard that sexy voice again.
"Nigel, move at a glacial pace. You know how that thrills me." Miranda said as her car finally arrived and she slid into it gracefully.
"Oh, gotta go. See you later, Andy. It was nice chatting with you." Nigel said as he hurried forward to catch up with Miranda.
Andy waved goodbye to Nigel before turning around and looking up at the building once again. Her smile was firmly fixed into place as she walked inside.