Happy New Year!
Here, as promised, another chapter of Electric, The Finale, Book 6!
THE NEW YEAR
Gina walked into the living room, wearing her terrycloth robe and slippers with her hair up in a towel.
“Good morning beautiful! How did you sleep?” Don asked from the chaise lounge.
“Good!” Gina said, holding her shoulders down and throwing her arms out at chest level, she made a perfect pirouette, spinning three times in her clunky slippers, before Don interjected, “Whoa there, slow down!”
“I am just so happy, or at least I am trying to be!”
“Well, you should be.”
“I am so excited about Utopia, but how are we supposed to get the money to build it? I wonder if my design will cost more then a Hilton by the time we’re done.”
“Investors. I have investors.”
“I have a lot of contacts. I am your moneyman. You are the designer and brains of the operation. You focus on the design and implementation, and I will get you the money!”
“Really! Just like that!” Gina mused with excitement in her eyes. “I can’t believe my good fortune, but why? Don, Why are you doing this,” Gina asked as she sat across from Don.
“Why ask why? Just enjoy it.”
“I ask why, because I don’t want the bottom to fall out. I don’t want to get my hopes up on a pie in the sky idea, waste my time and energy, and have it all come crashing down upon my head.”
“Ye of little faith. Calm down and trust me,” Don said looking above his readers. “It delights me to see you in such fine spirits. You are a beautiful, intelligent woman who deserves the very best. Your problem is that you are not used to getting things done. You just have to accept that it is your turn now. I wouldn’t invest in something unless I believed in it. I plan on making money from this venture, and so do all of the investors. Once the first property is built, we can franchise it and sell the franchises for a pretty profit. Don’t you worry Gina; I am not doing you any favors. You are my partner in this and we both stand to make a lot of money.”
Gina’s head was spinning at the thought that she was a bona fide businesswoman. She was someone to be reckoned with, and for the first time in her life, she saw her own potential and it was limitless. All she needed was someone to believe in her, and now she finally had someone. Don believed in her. She had to stop thinking she was only good for one thing. She had to stop thinking that her best assets where her looks and what she could do with them. She had a mind! Don was taking her seriously and if she didn’t start acting like she deserved it, he might stop.
“Gloria, bring in some coffee and scones, will you dear?” Don called out, folding his newspaper haphazardly placing it on the end table.
“I was planning on being back home tomorrow. You haven’t heard anything from Reggie, have you? I was just wondering about my phone?”
“No, I haven’t heard from him.”
“Funny we didn’t see him last night,” Gina mused. “I had such a great time Don, it was like something out of a fairy tale and I was the princess. Are you sure you want to give me that coat though?”
“Gina, will you stop. Start acting like you deserve the good life and the good life will come to you. Lose the negative thoughts or you will have a negative life. “‘Accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative,’ There is a reason that song is popular. Its because of its sage advice.”
“Okay. Okay. So, will we leave tomorrow?”
“Sure, if that is what you want to do.”
“Yes. I need to get back to my children, but before we go back, can we take a nice long walk in Central Park? I have only seen it from helicopters so far.”
“Sure, finish your scone and coffee and get dressed,” Don said, standing already dressed in his three-piece suit, reaching into his vest pocket he pulled out his pocket watch, looked at the time, surmised and said, “Let’s do lunch in the park.”
“Sounds good, but isn’t it too cold?”
“Definitely dress warm, but I have plans Gina.”
“Okay,” Gina said smiling, knowing she wouldn’t be disappointed.
The couple strolled through Central Park visiting the famous zoo and had dinner at Tavern On The Green. They enjoyed a horse drawn carriage ride back to the penthouse. It really was a fairy tale kind of day and trip. She had seen New York by helicopter, visited Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Sax Fifth Avenue, as well as Broadway’s Fathom of the Opera and lastly she had actually seen the Ball Drop in Time Square and met Dick Clark. It all seemed like a fantasy and all of those wonderful experiences outweighed the horrible experience with Reggie. Gina had a blissful sleep, dreaming of the possibilities that lay before her.
I hope you enjoyed this snippet. I will post one more chapter before the book’s publication on 2/1/2017!
You can find my book here. As always, where every you are and what ever you do, make it a great day! Thank you all for another successful year. Happy New Year. Happiness Always. And Happy Reading!