Crashing Waves

Crashing Waves by Graysen Morgen

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effective immediately. I'm excited to bring her on and I want to show the nation that Eden Boards doesn't see color, nationality, sexuality, gender, or anything else discriminatory. Adler's a great person, once you get to know her, which I'm sure you all will because I've invited her and her girlfriend to come and tour our facility at the end of the week. Stephen, I want to thank you for all of the hard work you did researching her contract information and working with the legal team to have her contract drawn up with us so quickly. We'll need to get her up and running and comfortable with our equipment as soon as possible. The Olympics are less than a week away. Let's meet in the morning to go over everything in more detail, Stephen."
    He nodded.
    "Martie is there anything you need to add?" Rory asked.
    "Uh…" Martie looked at her notes. "I don't believe so." She was shocked and a little pissed that she didn't know about Adler Troy's contract going into the meeting.
    Everyone exited the room and Martie followed Rory into the elevator.
    "Hey, what's going on with you? You confused me back there. Since when do we sign contracts that I know nothing about?"
    "It's not a big deal, Martie. It literally happened all while I was driving to work this morning." Rory leaned back against the wall as the elevator started its ascent to their floor. When the doors opened she gestured for Martie to follow her with a quick nod of her head. Once inside her office, Rory shut the door and walked over to her desk, tossing the folder next to her computer monitor. She sat down lazily, removing her glasses and rubbing her face with both hands.
    "You look stressed, Rory. Talk to me. I hate to see you like this. You've been acting funny for a few weeks now."
    "I talked to Uncle Mick yesterday."
    "Oh really, how's he doing?"
    "Not bad. He's working like a mule. The firm's been pretty busy."
    "How's your mom?"
    "Busy running everyone's life in Queensland."
    "Yeah well you know how your mom is, Rory. You're just like her when it comes to working and you know it. You would both rather bust your ass a hundred hours a week than have someone do it for you. It's a drive and ambition that I've never seen in anyone, except the two of you."
    "Hmm…so anyway, he's looking forward to my going back there. I have a feeling they'll rig the plane so that I can't fly back to the states," she laughed and Martie snickered.
    "Actually, Martie, I brought you in here to tell you something. I can't really discuss it right now, but I need you to know that I've made a decision that affects the company and…"
    Martie jumped out of her seat. "What are you talking about, Rory? Are you selling the company? Taking on a partner? What the hell is it?"
    "Calm down, it's nothing like that at all. In time, I'll tell you and everyone else. Right now, I haven't even made anything official. I finally made my decision yesterday after talking to Uncle Mick."
    "Oh man, this can't be good. Are you in trouble or something?"
    "No, of course not."
    "Okay, then why the hell would a criminal defense lawyer help you make a decision about this company?"
    Rory grinned. "It wasn't necessarily about the company. It's actually more personal than anything. He basically talked me through it."
    Martie sat back down with one eyebrow raised up. Personal? What the hell are you trying to say, Rory? Spit it out already. She wasn't sure what to say or how to react to what Rory was telling her, so Martie just did the only thing she knew how to do when it came to her best friend.
    "I trust you, Rory. Whatever it is, I'm sure it's fine and I hope it makes you happy. I've never known you to make a mistake or do something to jeopardize yourself or your career. Although, I am very curious to find out just exactly what it is that you're not telling me. I'm sure it'll come in due time." I could probably beat it out of you, but then you'd hate me for a while. I hope you haven't gone and gotten yourself in too deep.

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