THANK YOU Dad. "I kissed his cheek before waving as he got off his Jeep.
"Be careful daughter," he ordered me.
"Yes! You too, Dad, don't forget to take your medicine." I waved my hands and turnin around to enter the backdoor of such Resto—Bar.
I went straight to the locker room and quickly got dressed, slightly applying lipstick and powder before going out.
"Hi Cherry!" Fernan, the janitor at the Bar I work for, greeted me.
"Good evening, Fer." I smiled at him after I passed.
I went inside while tying my apron and I slightly adjusted my name pin and smiled.
"Cherry, one bucket in room five!" Jacky immediately shouted at me when she saw my forthcoming.
"Okay." I said turning to Calix who's wiping the table.
"A one bucket please." I leaned over the table and simply pinned the hair to my ear as he turned away.
He looked at me and dropped the bucket at the counter table while chewing bubble gum in his moutth.
"Thank you." I smiled at him and he just shrugging his shoulders at me.
I walked along the tables, the Bar was full tonight because it was Friday. Usually our costumer is a student on this day. But the crowd is different now and crowded so I was a bit stuck in the middle.
"Excuse me! Excuse me!" I shouted loudly, it was good that some parted when I noticed my waitress uniform.
I just breathed a sigh of relief as I entered the hallway.
"What's up?" I asked as I walked down the road to the private room for the performers tonight.
"Room service." I said as I knocks on the door. But they seemss busy because I can only hear a laughs inside the room.
"Hello, room service!" I raised my voice again.
I blew out a breath. I gently blew my bangs while leaning against the side of the wall. I lowered the bucket to the floor and snatched the cellphone from my pocket to update the status on facebook while waiting.
But I had not yet finished when the door opened.
I flinched and my eyes turned to him.
He transparently looking at me with his two narrow eyes, then looked down at the bucket at floor.
"Is this what we ordered?" His voice was so cold like a deep ocean, while I seemed to be embarrassed because his deep voice.
He took the bucket off the floor.
"Ah, yes sir, I'm just waiting to someone to open the..."
I flipped my fingers in the air when he just turned his back on me without warning and shut the door close.
"Argh!" I smirked as I tried to leave when I heard the door open again.
Another face peeked from the inside so I stopped.
"Sir?" I have a big smile on my face when I turned to him.
"Ah, miss, can you please add more some Ice?" He smiled broadly at me.
"All right, do you want anything else, Sir?" I asked again.
"That's all thank you..." Then he closed the door.
I jumped back to the counter and bowed to Calix who was busy mixing a beverages.
He glanced at me and raised an eyebrow slightly.
"What is that?" I asked impatiently.
"Blue Hawaii, sweet and sour mix with blue coraçao." He poured the cocktail juice into a long glass and applied some pineapple chunk and cherries along with the mini umbrella.
He laid it down in front of me with a slight smile on his face. My back immediately straightened because of the kind of smile he gave me.
"Thank you." I was about to sipped on the juice when he spoke again.
"Please, bring this to table six," he ordered.
My wide smile immediately faded from what he said and I stood up. The redness on my two cheeks also immediately increased due to embarrassment.
"One Ice bucket ..." I said before smirking. I even heard his laugh a little at me.
I bit my lips and brought the order to the table where a group of women chatting happily.
I hesitated to approach and gently laid the juice on the table. I straightened up when I tried to leave when I heard the broken glass at the floor.
"Oh shit!" The woman behind me shouted loudly.
"Oow!" I covered my mouth when I saw a woman's clothes has stain of cocktail juice.
"What the hell ?!" Her eyes seemed want to come out because of anger.
I bowed down and tried to wipe off her dress using a my hand towel. "I'm so, sorry ma'am, I'll just change it."
"Stupid! Can't you see we're talking? Then you suddenly put it on the table without even saying anything ?!" she growled at me.
"I'm sorry again." I said patiently.
"Stupid! Look at my dress, do you know how expensive is this, huh?!" she shouted at me. We gain attention even though the music was loud.
I was swallowed hard because of what she said.
"Candice enugh." I heard someone whisper here.
"You will pay for this!" she shouted, and stood up so I slightly backed away.
"I'm so sorry..." I bit my lip hard again.
"That's enough, Candice .." I heard someone stop her.
"This stupid girl doesn't know how to do her job properly!" she still shouts.
"I'll just pay for your damaged clothes," I said lowly.
"Huh? You must be kidding me!"
She folded her arm in front of me and look at me with disgust.
There is the moment I felt a warm palm rested on my shoulder and helped me to get up.
"Miss, maybe we can talk about it properly. Many costumers have been delayed because of this." Calix's voice was full when he spoke behind me.
"Who are you? I want to talk to your Manager!" She dartef her gaze at me with so much hatred.
My eyes widened as I glanced at Calix. He grabbed my hand and then faced the customer.
"I am the manager," he said directly.
"No matter how much damage your clothes cost, I will pay." He added.
I looked up at what he had said before bowing down shamefully.
"Huh .." I heard her sarcastic smirk on me.
"Next time, before you hired an employee, make sure she know how to do her job properly!" She still does not stop saying.
"If you'd still insist her apology, I will be forced to release you at this Bar and my lawyer will only talk to you." His voice has an authority.
Thier face looks like run out of color.
"Candice enough, you will not see the performance of Logistic if you insisting." The girl beside her said.
She eyed me from head to toe before turned and walk away.
Calix motioned for Fernan to clean the broken glass pieces.
"Are you alright?" he asked me to sit in a high chair near the Bar.
"I'm fine, sorry for what happened. I'll just pay for the customer's damaged clothes." I promised.
"No, that's not a problem." He stared into my eyes for a moment before turning his back on me and returning to the Bar because of the customer who approached.
I couldn't help but blush at the way he defended me earlier. I also did not expect him to do that to me and take the damage that should have been charged to me.
He glanced at me and raised an eyebrow prompting me to approach. A smile flashed on my lips as I faced him. He immediately put down the Ice bucket in front of me.
"Your ordered Ice bucket..." He said staring into my eyes.