Chapter 1: The Agony
Chapter 2 : Imaginations
Chapter 3: Home
Chapter 4: Play Again
The fear of rejection or fake acceptance filled my mind. What if my team no longer wants me to be their leader anymore? Or maybe they’ll accept me just because they have no choice.
My boss and I are walking towards the department’s meeting hall. Since I showed up today, she assumed that I’ll be working at the office again and I can’t run away from my responsibilities again and again. The door opened and all the members of the department looked at me. I stand frozen. I can’t move my body and I don’t know where I will lay my eyes on. I just put my head down because I have no idea what are the right words to say.
“Ash I hate you so much, I really do” I expected this kind of phrases and that voice, I clearly recognized it.
I heard similar phrases from different people and I can’t blame them for that. I was irresponsible for leaving them because of personal feelings. I can’t look at them I will stay like this until they finish venting all the frustrations they want to say about me.
“We hate you because you won’t let us fight beside you. We thought we’re family why did you have to leave like that and carry the burden all alone? We miss you so much”
I looked up and saw all of them crying; they ran and jump at me all shouting how they miss me and how happy they are that I’m back. I cried and cried because of the love that they showed me from the moment we became workmates and eventually treats each other like family and up until now. I am so much grateful with all these wonderful people.
“We have a gift for you” Snow was holding a long box and gave it to me
“We made that as a team, like what you always taught us. I am uhhh copied some of your style and technology to polish that hahah” we are all laughing with Snow’s confession. Snow is my best friend. He was there through thick and thin, and aside from my boss who have all the rights to get angry at me because of what happened, Snow also deserved apologies because he always ask me to go back, check on me from time to time and never leave me even I always pushed him away.
As I opened the box, I was amazed of what I saw. I nearly thought it was real.
“How, how did you made this. The skin tone and texture it’s all perfect”
“You’re the one who discovered how to do robots and prosthetics like that and you shared it with us, I know you’ll soon remember Ash, you’ll know soon. Just give yourself time kay? ”
It’s a fake arm but it looks real. I am already wearing a prosthetic arm but it’s like the usual metal colored. I now remembered that it’s because of my fake arm that’s why people kept on staring at me a while ago. I overthink that all people who works on the same company knows the issue. I laughed at my own assumption.
The welcome party became livelier as time passes by. We ate and started rewinding a lot of good and funny memories, all the team buildings and projects that we worked on. Even those projects which nearly get us all fired because of miscommunication and lack of teamwork, we remembered it all to learn a lesson from it to avoid each and every one from repeating it.
It was 5 pm when I realized that the newbie that I will train is not yet introduced to me so I asked Snow about it and he didn’t know. I asked other members and I’m surprised that all of them have no idea about this newbie. Our boss just told them to prepare something for me two weeks ago because she’s planning to ask me to go back.
“Waah our boss is really unpredictable” said Rica, our marketing head, and let out a deep sigh.
The door opened and our boss showed up all of a sudden. She’s pouting like a child then sat beside me.
“Aish our newbie can’t come. She’s near the company when she has an upset stomach. She went back to her house then boarded the wrong bus coming here again”
What a clumsy girl
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