and Mina Dupuis
- 11:30 AM
Taking a look at the clock, he smiled. "At last lunch time. You got a preference? I was thinking Ferentia's, how's that sound?"
he called out to Mina as she sat diligently near the door. Turning to look at him, she smiled, "Whatever you want, I'll have."
Standing, she checked to make sure everything was in order. Then walking out of the office with him, they headed to the elevators. Looking out over the city again as they descended, they stood in the elevator with Danny and Rebecca. "How is it going for you Rebecca? Market sure is good. Investments are booming?""Yes. Everything is going well. You were right investing in the bro-" "Yes, good, good. Well have a nice lunch."
Mina and him stepped out of the elevator as the door opened.
Walking out into the street, they crossed the street getting to the restaurant. Heading inside, a waiter greeted them, "I'm sorry Sir. We are full right now. Unless you have a reservation, I'll have to ask you to leave." "Of course, Reservation for Jeremy Cornwall for 2." "Ah yes sir. Just a moment we shall get your table ready."
Standing in the doorway, he looked around. Today was a special day, although he wouldn't expect Mina to remember that. It was there special day. She noticed him smiling at her, smiling back, she looked up as the waiter approached. "If you will follow me Monsieur and Mademoiselle, I will show you to your table."
Leading them into the back, the man pulled a curtain aside, leading them into a back room. Inside was the private seating area with booths that were curtained off to offer privacy to the inhabitants. Leading them to a booth, the Waiter pulled the curtain aside and revealed the luxurious space inside. Motioning to a button, he spoke, "When you are ready to order, just press the button and a waiter shall be in shortly."
Sitting down, she spoke, "This is a bit fancy, don't you think?" "Well..."
he reached into his pocket, "It isn't everyday that I get to celebrate 2 years with a wonderful bodyguard and a wonderful lover."
Pulling out a jewelry case, inside was a simple, yet attractive Necklace
. Taking it out, he put it around her neck. "There. How does that feel?" "Good. I've got a present for you too."
A surprised look crossed his face. He was sure she had completely forgotten. Then he realized what she meant as she started taking off his jacket and leaned in to kiss him.
Half an Hour later a bell rang in the kitchen, a light showing Booth 3. A young waitress walked off, heading towards the booth. Approaching, she pulled the curtain aside. Inside Jeremy and Mina sat messily dressed looking over the menu. "You are ready to order, monsieur et mademoiselle?""Yes, I'll have the Steak au Poivre, medium rare, with a glass of the Cabernet Sauvignon." "And I shall have the Foie Gras with a glass of Sauternes."
Closing the menus, they handed them to the waitress. "Oui, juste un minute."
Taking the menus, the waitress left. "Now where were we..."
Ten minutes later, the waitress returned bearing their food, she pulled the curtain aside, half expecting to see them performing some kind of sexual act. That is what usually happened when someone was renting one of these booths. However, to her surprise, they were seated there obviously a bit roughed up, but they had probably heard her coming. Placing the orders down in front of them, "Mademoiselle, le steak au poivre pour vous, et pour vous monsieur, le foie gras." "Thank you,"
both of them chimed as she left.
Placing some money on the table for a tip to the kind waitress, he got up to leave. "Alas my love, we must get back to work."
Heading to the bathrooms, they returned 5 minutes later looking far more ordered than they had entering the washrooms. "Well then, back to work I guess."
A disappointed look crossed her face. He lifted her chin and gave her a soft kiss. "Honey, I'd love to take the day off, but the stock market won't wait for me. Tonight I'll stay at the loft again though. We don't have to sleep if you don't want to. Tomorrow is Saturday after all."
The pout turned into a smile and she led the way out of the building, heading back across the street to the skyscraper.
Entering the elevator, they stood alone again. "I love you, Jeremy." "I love you too, Mina.
The elevator door opened at their floor and they walked out to his office. Beyond the door they heard Nancy Answering the phone. As he opened the door, he noticed a business card on the floor, picking it up he looked at it. It said, "Selfish Gentleman says Hi!" Then he heard a small beep and Mina yelled, "Get down!"
as she pulled him away from the door. His office exploded, knocking both him and Mina back away. He slammed hard into the floor, something hot washed over him and passed out.
Mina heard a beep and instinctively knew it was something dangerous. Protecting Jeremy, she pulled him away from the door as it blew off it's hinges. Both of them were thrown back. He slammed hard into the floor, hitting his head. At the same time the door slammed into her knocking the wind from her body. Reeling from the blow, she tried crawling over to him. Making it to him she checked his pulse. Stable, good. Probably a concussion, hopefully nothing too serious. After knowing her charge was secure, she took a look to see how the inside of the office was. All she saw was a raging inferno, anyone still inside was probably already dead, or if they weren't they were wishing they were. The water from the fire sprinklers started to rain down but could do nothing to the inferno. Sitting there, she waited for the Fire department and police to arrive.