I picked up the new dial phone I barely used to call her father. Thunder roared as the rain completely drenched my window. I bit my lip and my heart raced as I picked up a signal. The dial rang for awhile, and I was almost a little worried I wouldn't be able to get a hold of him. However, at the last minute, I heard a deep, cheerful voice from the other end.
"Hello, sir. This is Mr. Rob MacLachlan, CEO of the Fitzpatrick Company. I'm just calling to say that your daughter might have to spend the night, here."
There was a dreadful pause on the phone.
"Have you listened to the radio, recently?"
"Nah, we can't 'ford a telephone and a radio."
"Well, the quote unquote 'mild thunderstorm' came earlier and more violent than anticipated, and it's actually a downpour that's a borderline hurricane. I think it might just be grazing the area where you live, but it's just nasty in the city. Here, listen."
I held the phone up to the closed window, where the sound of the rain sounded more like the static on a radio that couldn't find a good connection, with loud cracks of thunder every few seconds.
"Well, are yeh sure she's gotta spend the night at t'office, Mr. MacLachlan? I know it's thunderin' out, but..."
"Yes, yes, well, it's an inconvenience to us all, Mr. Cassidy, but I don't feel comfortable sending Miss Cassidy out in the rain like this. The roads are very flooded, and with this much fog, it'll be impossible to see."
I heard deep breathing on the other end of the phone, along with a woman's voice in the background. My heart raced even further, and I started to fiddle with the blinds. They were open, and were the only source of light in the whole office. I turned off all my lights earlier, because I knew I wouldn't need them for awhile. Besides, for what was about to happen, I tend to like it very dark.
Eventually, I heard Mr. Cassidy sigh.
"Well, could I at least talk to Lisa?"
I bit my lip, again, glanced around my office and started to pace. It's a bit of a bad habit of mine.
"Erhm...I believe she is in the restroom, currently. I'll be sure to have her reach you as soon as she can."
"I just wanted to be a gentleman, Mr. Cassidy. Miss Cassidy wasn't really feeling well after lunch, and I thought that the least I could do was to be the one to let you know about this fiasco. She claims that talking on the telephone gives her the biggest headache."
"Don't fret; the storm should be over by tomorrow morning. I'll be sure to give my employees some time off because of this, and your daughter is no exception. She's a stellar worker, for me. Probably the best I've seen, so far."
There was another dreadful pause.
"Well, it's...it's too bad that she'll hafta spend the night, there. Her Momma's makin' fried chicken for supper. That's her fav'rite."
"Ah, that is too bad. Right. So, I have some important business to attend to, at the moment, Mr. Cassidy. I'll get Miss Cassidy to talk to you soon."
"I see. Thank you, Mr. MacLachlan."
"No, no, no, thank you! Alright, goodbye!"
I took Lisa's virginity moments later.