Tara tried to make it through the day but she wasn't having much luck. She just keep thinking about how she was going to tell Willow what she wanted to say. How was she going to get across to her, without sounding like a total idiot, that she wanted to be more than just friends with her but only if she wanted that too. Even though Tara wanted to be more with Willow, she wasn't going to jeopardize the chance to at least have a friendship with her. 'I just need to play it safe with her.' Tara thought to herself as she just stared at the computer screen.
"I need to find out if she even wants to be friends with me and just go from there." Tara said as she looked at the clock on her desk and realized that it was almost 12.
"Tara, they are waiting for you in the conference room." Tara assistant Bailey said as she leaned into her office.
"Ok. Be there in a minute." Tara said as she snapped out of her daze and got up from her desk. She grabbed the portfolio and headed into the conference room.
As Tara made her way in the conference room, she took at deep breathe and looked around. There were 4 other people in the room besides myself and Bailey. She took one last breathe before she made her way over the the head of the table. Everyone introduced themselves to Tara and then started to presentation.
"Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. I am very excited to present to you what we have come up with for you ad campaign." Tara started as she took a breathe. "We wanted to make it something that was both exciting and calming at the same time. To do this, we look to the best graphic design company in the area, in my opinion, Butterfly Affect. Without further ado, here we go." Tara said as she pulled the covers from the ad prints to show everyone what they had come up with.
Tara nodded at Bailey, who then turned on a radio that was in the corner of the room. She then continued with the presentation. About 25 minutes later, Tara had finished the presentation. There was nothing but 'wows' and smiles from everyone in the room.
"This is really great." Mr. McMillan said.
"I am glad that you like it." Tara said as she for the first time all day, started to relax.
"I would love to be able to meet the people over at Butterfly Affect, if you could arrange that for me?" He said.
"Yeah I sure can. Give me a few minutes and I will go give them a call."
"Of course. Take your time." He said as Tara walked out of the room and to her office.
"Butterfly Affect." Ashlen said as she answered the phone.
"Yes one moment Ms. Maclay." Ashlen said as she put Tara on hold. "Willow, it's Tara." Ashlen buzzed into Willow's office with.
"Ok thanks Ashlen." Willow said as she picked up the phone. "Tara, hi!"
"How did the meeting go?"
"Actually, it is still going on. That is why I am calling."
"They would like to meet you."
"Cause I told them that you are the best graphic design company in the area and they loved your prints. They wanted to get a better idea of who you came up with what you did."
"When?" Willow said still shocked that they wanted to meet her.
"Now if you can."
"Yeah I guess I can. I will be there as soon as I can."
"Ok see you in a little bit." Tara said as they hung up the phone and she made her way back into the conference room. "Good news. The owner is going to come over now. Her name is Willow Rosenberg."
"Good. Maybe when she gets here, we can go get some lunch?" He said.
"Yeah that's fine with me."
They all sat there talking until Willow got there. About 15 minutes later, Willow came walking into the conference room.
"Willow, Thanks for coming." Tara said as she got up from her chair and walked toward Willow. "This is Mr. McMillan." She said as she pointed to the man sitting down at the other end of the table.
"Hello Mr. McMillan." Willow said as she walked over to him to shake his hand.
"Thanks again for coming. I just wanted to let you know how much I loved the prints. They are the best that I have even seen and I have been dealing with advertising agencies for almost 20 years."
"Thank you very much. I am so glad that you like it."
"I like it so much that I have a proposition to make for both you and Tara." He said as Tara and Willow just looked at each other.
"What kind of proposition?" Willow asked then looking at Mr. McMillan.
"I would like to make both your companies our exclusive advertising and graphic companies.
"What?" Willow said looking at Tara.
"Are you serious Mr. McMillan?"
"Yes I am always serious when it comes to business."