Fresh Start Chapter 39

"I'm pleased to see everyone here this morning. Starting tomorrow, we may not get the chance to get everyone together. I'm pleased to say that we're now officially sold out for the second week and for our first day we'll be at seventy percent occupancy."

There was a loud cheer and lots of clapping.

"I have the fullest confidence in all of you," she added.

There was more clapping.

"Since we've added a few more employees to our family in the past few days, I'd like everyone to stand up and introduce themselves, that includes the families of our site staff," continued Judy.

Lindsey was sitting next to Jirra.

"I saw the newsletter, it looks great," Lindsey complimented her.

Jirra nodded.

"You okay?" asked Lindsey. "I noticed you didn't eat much."

"It started last night," whispered Jirra.

"It? Oh my god, you mean your period?" replied Lindsey. She then looked around to see if anyone had overheard her. Thankfully, they were listening to Judy and the staff introducing themselves. "Sorry. You okay?"

Jirra rolled her eyes.

Lindsey nodded. "We'll talk afterwards; they're almost to our table."

Right after Jirra stood up and introduced herself, Judy interrupted. "I hope you all had a chance to read the spa newsletter. Jirra here is its editor."

There was a round of applause. Jirra smiled and sat down as she felt her face getting warm.

"You're blushing," whispered Lindsey. "How cute!"

Jirra fought the urge to playfully give Lindsey the finger and just smiled back.

After the meeting Lindsey pulled Jirra aside. "Seriously, how're you holding up?"

"I'm torn between disbelief, denial, and disgust. It's pretty gross. Knowing what is happening doesn't help either," replied Jirra.

"It is pretty gross. But when you consider the fact that your body could produce a new life, it's sort of wonderful."

"Not my body. I may be female now, I may be fertile, but I'm not having any guy impregnate me!"

"Don't be so absolute, Jirra, you may change your mind over time," remarked Lindsey.

"Yes, and pigs could fly," replied Jirra with a grin.

Lindsey laughed. "Well, if you have any questions that you want to ask about it, but don't want to ask your mum, I'm always available," replied Lindsey.


"Changing the subject, the newsletter was awesome. You did a great job."

"Thank you. I put a lot of effort into it. I'd like one of your mum's recipes in the next one. In fact, I'd like to make it a weekly feature with different staff members contributing their favourite recipes."

"That sounds great."

"So how was your latest date?"

Lindsey just smiled.

"That good, huh?"

"Oh yes. He did ask me again if you wanted to double date. I think he has a friend who's interested in you," stated Lindsey.

"Who?" asked Jirra with a shocked look on her face.

"I think it's Randy. He's the guy who was helping Dave unload the bikes the other day."

Jirra searched her memory. "Sorry, can't place him."

"Does that mean you're interested?" asked Lindsey with a grin.

"No. I just want to know who he is."

"You positive about this? I mean you might like boys," remarked Lindsey. "Randy's pretty cute. He looks like a shorter version of Dave, only with blond hair."

"Are you positive about not liking girls?" replied Jirra.

"That's totally different."

"How?" asked Jirra, as they walked back towards their cottages.

"I've been a girl my whole life, and I know what I like and dislike. You, on the other hand, have only been female for less than a month. You're still adjusting to it."

"I may be adjusting to the physical side of being female, but I'm not attracted to guys. I never have been. I'm not denying the truth or anything; it's just that the idea of being with a guy does nothing for me. I don't even want to fake it."

"I'm sorry, Jirra. You're right. I won't bring it up again," replied Lindsey.

"It's okay. I have enough drama in my life right now."

"Well, Dave still wants to get to know you better. He suggested that we go out to what he says is the best pizza place in town together sometime."

"Best pizza place in town, huh?" replied Jirra with a grin.

"Okay, it's the only pizza place in town, but he says it's not bad," replied Lindsey.

"When?" asked Jirra.

"This evening?"

"It'll just be the three of us, right?"

Lindsey held up her hand as if she was making a pledge. "I promise. Look, you've made it clear on your dating views. I won't press you on it."

"Thanks, Lindsey."

"Well, I'd better go change. We have a lot to do before tomorrow!"

"What time tonight?" asked Jirra.

"Six. Dave is meeting us here," replied Lindsey.

"Okay, see you then."
Becnme Becnme
56-60, F
1 Response Dec 8, 2012

I as well wonder with cindy.