Can't Help Missing My Man
Max looked down from the internal window of his office. From his vantage point he could see all of the banking floor. He watched as Bobbie dealt with the customers. She was cheerful and happy, greeting everyone by name and giving them a smile they were convinced was reserved especially for them. Max knew that as soon as they left the bank Bobbie would wilt just a little bit, and stare off into space, and there was only one thing that would bring her out of her sadness. Max looked down at his favourite employee and frowned. The sooner Terry got back the better. Although they hadn't been together all that long, they were both besotted with one another, and Bobbie was finding it hard to function without him.
Max thought it was a good job that JJ was at the Vet surgery, as he doubted that Bobbie was managing any better over there than she was here at the bank. He glanced at his watch and decided to give Bobbie an early tea break. She looked like she could do with a cuppa.
Bobbie looked up as Max came down the stairs. He didn't come over, but just smiled at her before heading into the kitchen. He soon came back through with a steaming mug of tea.
"Here you go, Bobbie. Time for your break."
"Thank you, Max. You didn't need to do that."
"Yes I did, I've been watching you and you're wilting, dear."
Bobbie snorted before replying, "You make me sound like a hot house flower, boss. I'm fine, really I am."
"Do you want to go in the staff room or sit here and watch me dazzle the customers with my charm?"
"Well now, I think I'll get comfy and see you in action," Bobbie said, moving across to another chair to allow Max to sit behind the counter. She was sitting with her back to the door, and giggled as Max stared out into the street willing a customer to come through.
"So, Bobbie, tell me something, how are you doing?"
"I'm fine," she replied, looking everywhere except at Max.
"Look at me, Love."
Bobbie looked up at Max and saw worry in his eyes. "Oh, Max. I miss him so much. He had to leave so quickly we didn't get a chance for a real goodbye. He hasn't been in contact for over a week and I've been so worried. I love him so much, I don't think I could cope if anything happened."
Max had seen a shadow and slight movement at the door, but didn't let on to Bobbie that there was someone there. He carried on talking to her. "He's going to be fine, Bobbie. He's a professional, and he has a very good reason to keep himself safe."
Bobbie nodded slowly, sniffing and looking for a tissue. One suddenly appeared over her shoulder making her jump. She swung round on the chair and couldn't believe her eyes.
"G'Day, Luv, miss me?"
Max thought she was going to jump over the counter, but she saw sense and just rushed past him and out the security door. She was in Terry's welcome embrace before he could blink.
"Oh, Terry," she sobbed, kissing every part of his face she could reach.
"I think she missed you, Terry."
"Ya think?" Terry giggled in reply as he swung Bobbie round. "I missed you too, Bobbie; more than I can say."
"I'll go and put the kettle on, shall I?" Max grinned as he left the two lovebirds alone.
Terry didn't let go of Bobbie, but somehow managed to get to the bank doors. He pushed them shut and threw the bolt. Bobbie giggled and continued to kiss her man.
Max came back with Terry's drink and couldn't help laughing. "Are we having an early day then?" he asked, nodding towards the door.
"Sorry, Max. Got a bit carried away there. You want me to open up again?"
That's okay, Terry I think we can get away with leaving it bolted for a bit. If anyone wants in, they can knock can't they."
"Too right, ta, mate. Now then, you been looking after my girl while I've been away."
"I did my best, but I think the best thing would be for you to both finish your tea and then make a move. I'll take the rest of Bobbie's shift."
Bobbie finally let go of Terry long enough to give her boss a hug. They quickly drank their tea, washed up their cups and said goodbye to Max.