My first stop the next day was the restaurant. Today was supposed to be pay day, it gladdened my heart. I was going to keep my mind on that positive thought and nothing else. Nothing, and I mean, absolutely nothing, could ruin my day for me.
I met Viktor at the counter with my most sincere smile after I had changed into my uniform. He immediately assigned me to some table. The restaurant was particularly busy this morning. All the tables were filled up and I know what that meant; more tips and a general good mood.
Dear goddess, what did I do to be so lucky? I also noted that Viktor was here on time. Today was going to be a wonderful day, all the signs were clear.
My gaze swept around the room. The restaurant's owner was seated at a far end of the room, alone, her head buried in a book as usual. For some reason, I had always been drawn to this woman. I told myself it was because she was always a tad bit too kind. But, I couldn't help but feel it was more than that.
On my way to my last designated table, Mel ran up to me.