Chapter 14: The Rejection ... "Deceptions in the Air"


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Similar to what newspapers in the 19th Century did the will publish a chapter a day from the book Deceptions in the Air. This fictional book is a blend of reality and conspiracy with a mix of Biblical Prophecy. My hope is that you enjoy the story, while it puts a desire in your heart to seek Truth.

Chapter 13: The Rejection

"Hey Babe, how’s it going?” Jack said as he answered the phone.

“Not real sure.”

Jack could tell by her voice, something was wrong. “Do I dare ask what you mean?”

Bri explained to him how even though she had been sitting in Alex’s office for over an hour, she probably had only spent five minutes at the most with him.

While Bri was talking to Jack on the phone, Marcy walked in. She explained that Alex had been called to another important meeting. He was sending her his apology and promised he should be available for dinner around seven, if she were free. If not, he would call her so they could touch base before tomorrow’s interview.

Jack was able to hear the whole conversation. He had this sickening feeling in the pit of his stomach, things weren’t going too well for Bri. And, he was going to be the lucky one to sooth her pain.

Bri stood there watching Marcy’s mouth open and close. She knew the woman was probably saying something of some importance to her, but at this point, she really didn’t care. All she wanted to do was hop on a plane and head back to Michigan. She wanted to forget the whole interview thing. She wanted to forget life.

“Bri… Bri…Bri.” Jack kept repeating at the other end of the phone.

“What?” Bri finally answered, pointing to the phone so Marcy could see she was talking.

“Ask Marcy if she can bring you back over here to the station. Remember she still has our luggage in her car,” Jack said. “And, hey, I have learned some real interesting things. Once you get here, I’ll tell you.”

Marcy happily agreed to take her back to the television studio. Once at the station, Bri was met by Jack and the station manager, Russ Green. Marcy popped the trunk of the car so Russ and Jack could get the luggage out.

“I wish you would let me at least drive you to your hotel so you could get settled in,” Marcy said.

“Thank you for your kind offer. But Marcy, you have already done enough for us,” Bri said.

“What would you like me to tell Alex about this evening?” Marcy asked.

Bri walked over to Jack and asked him for one of his business cards. Then, she walked over to Marcy.

“Please give Alex this number to call when he has the time. He and Jack can figure things out for tomorrow.”

“Oh, she’s hot,” Jack turned and said to Russ.

Marcy took the card, gave Bri a curious smile, and climbed into the car to drive away.

“You’re an impressive lady,” Russ said to Bri.

“And how’s that? Is it the way I handle total rejection in front of complete strangers?” Bri said, half laughing while looking at Jack. “I feel like a total idiot! Can I just go home and forget the interview?”

“No way! You have to hear this story. Follow me,” Jack said as he grabbed their luggage to head to Russ’s office.

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