No one ever tells me no. Not in the office. Not in life. My military background has me giving direct orders and expecting quick, compliant responses. And I’m in need of an office assistant. Someone to step up when I need her to. I just never expected it to be my first love. She’s a single mother now. The girl from across the street when I was just a kid. My little sister’s best friend. The one I gave everything to before leaving that small town. And here we are again. Face to face. Stuck in a room with suits and stiffs. All I want is her. Not who she can be or what she can do for me. But who she was and will always be. Mine.