Loneliness - Moving On

by Andrew Foote

Chapter 15

Gillian was understandably cautious by the prospect of promotion but Jus has this way about him and after a chat, had her convinced this was not only the way to go but almost her destiny.

Megan fairly jumped at the chance at doing office work, not that she'd minded doing the packaging and organising Matt's delivery schedules but here was a chance to do something she'd always saw herself doing.

Joe was cool with everything.

"Hey guys? I like getting my hands dirty! I like being production manager and also Tim and I get the maintenance done so I'm really pleased for Gill. We can work together so don't sweat it, okay? Nice for Megan as well but I'll miss her. Gill better make a good job of her replacement or there will be trouble!"

Jus and I walked back to the house, the afternoon had been very productive and everyone seemed happy.

We always walked the floor and took time in chatting to all our staff, today being no different except it had been a long time since we'd really got to relax and get our feet back under the table so rather than rushing things, we spent time with everybody and while it was probably a selfish action on our part, it was appreciated by everyone and the atmosphere seemed lighter by the time we left.

"Nice people Alex. We're very fortunate."

"Yes very. I was especially taken by Joe's attitude. He really didn't seem bothered that Gill would essentially become his boss.

I admit I was a bit worried about how he'd take it but the whole arrangement does make sense don't you think?"

"Well I can't see Gill messing about fixing machinery and getting to grips with the complexity of the generator and Joe would go stir-crazy if he was tied behind a desk but that said, we'll have to manage it to make sure there's no conflict between them."

"I don't think there will be any issues. Gill has already sort of taken over the mantle of General Manager because we've not been around much and you heard what Joe had to say but I'll have my Dad keep tabs on things just in case."

"One other thing we have to think about is what subjects we're going to take at 'A' level. Maybe sit down after supper and give it some thought."

That evening we took up our normal position of me sitting on the couch with Jus laying on it with his head in my lap. No matter how many times we did it, it always gave me a raging hard-on and thoughts of anything else other than going to bed early were lost on me!

"God Alex, you're insatiable! Don't you ever think about anything else other than sex?"

"Oh yes. I remember one time a few months ago……"

Jus nudged his head pretty forcefully into my groin causing me to yelp.

"Hey! Not fair!"

"Well just try, at least for a few minutes to think about what you want to do next year? Later you can perve me all you want but for now give your dick a break and concentrate on your subjects."

"Okay Mummy!

The first three are easy. Pure and applied Mathematics and Physics but I don't know if I want to do one other."

"Such as what?"

"Theoretical Physics. It deals with the thought processes behind the practicalities of the subject, important if I ever wanted to go into research. Sort of like the psychology behind it."

"What, like dreaming up a scenario and working out whether it's theoretically possible if not practically so?"

"Yeah! You've got it but I wonder if it's a step too far.

Have you decided what you're doing?"

"I think so. Definitely English Language, French and Spanish but I was also wondering about doing German. I feel comfortable with all four but I think I'll have a word with Kaz in the morning and see what she thinks.

Why don't you talk to Tim about this Theoretical Physics thing?"

"I think that's a good idea. It isn't a subject covered at 'O' Level which might be a problem, again he might think I'm taking too much on.

Can we pretty please go to bed now?"

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