Virgilio F. De leon Jr. MD
V straightened his tie nervously.The 5th time he has done so this hour. The coffee in front of him was growing cold as he checked his watch by pulling on the long sleeves of the tight dark blue suit he was wearing. He ran a hand over his now bald head and thought how people who knew him before would find him without his long hair.
The booth he had chosen in the diner was situated at the back. He was not in the mood to talk to anyone or was interested in having someone recognize him even without the long hair that they might recognize him by. This was a new start for him. An interview as a body guard for a new company.
He straightened his tie and checked his watch. 7:55am. Just enough time to get out of this diner and walk towards the company doors. He was about to stand up when she jumped into the booth along with a tray of food.
"Oh Hi. I hope you don't mind me joining you.All the other booths were occupied." Her mischievous eyes looked at him, as her short cut bangs framed her doll like face.
Weirdly enough he found he was at a loss for words and gave a grunt that sounded like he had some sort of indigestion as an answer toward the attractive Korean who had decided to invade his privacy. He found that he could not stand even if he wanted to.
The girl was still staring at him and he was staring at her feeling a bit impolite. The girl offered her hand.
"I'm YuuA." she smiled.
"I'm..." he started to say.
"Applying for the newly opened body guard post for Oh my dolls." she finished for him.
"I was going to say V which is my name but that answer is right too.What gave me away?"
"Muscular build? Good manners. Aura of authority. Air of dependability. You look like you could take out half this diner in a fist fight and not break a sweat."
"I wouldn't say I was that good."
"Well , we are about to find out.Consider this your interview."
V look confused for a second until YuuA started shouting.
"Help! Help! This man is harassing me." And the whole diner exploded with dozens of men running toward V in an attempt to save the distressed girl."
V bowed his head and shook it. This is going to be a tiring day , he thought as he punched the first man who got near him.
The diner was filled with groaning men. Some calling for their mothers and some nursing broken bones in several places. V turned around to YuuA. "Did I pass?"
YuuA sipped the last of her Iced tea and answered. "I guess you will do." And she walked out of the Diner and with a single finger beckoned V to follow.
V fixed his tie for the 6th time and followed.