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Caught Up In the Moment

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Kara sat at her desk, typing up what felt like her hundredth article of the day. At least William's still here to keep me company, she thought. They were the only ones left at work.

"I think we should take a break," William called to her. He had also needed to stay overtime. "What do you think of getting some fresh air outside?"

"Sure," Kara replied, closing her laptop while putting on a jacket. She followed William to the balcony, where they were welcomed by the cool autumn breeze. "The view looks great from here,"


"You know what else looks great?" he asked, turning to her.

"What?"

"You do," William said, tucking a strand of hair behind her ear.

"Oh, stop that," Kara replied, playfully pushing him away. "I'm sleep-deprived and probably look like a mess, and-"

"Well, it doesn't matter to me," he leaned in closer.

"Wait, what are you-" she asked, stopped for a moment.

"Sorry, I thought it was a good time to..." William quickly apologized. Did I ruin the moment? he thought.

"No, it's okay, I just didn't know we were... doing that already," Kara said. "We can still... if you want,"

"I mean, if you're okay with it, and you're sure you-" he explained. "Look, I haven't done this in a while, okay? And I don't know if I can..."

"Well, me neither. There's only one way to find out,"

So they kissed, for what felt like an eternity. Wow. That's... not what I expected, she thought to herself.

It seemed like nothing could ruin this moment, until...


"Guys, what are you doing?" They were interrupted by a familiar voice. Both of them jumped back, startled. "Nevermind, don't answer that question,"

"Nia? I... I thought you went home already," Kara managed to say, nervously cleaning her glasses.

"Yeah, I thought so too," William said. Did we just get caught? he asked himself. "Wh-"

"I left my phone here, so I came back to get it," Nia replied. "And, well, it's about time. I was wondering when you two would-"

"I know, just... please don't tell anyone, okay?" he replied.

"Your secret is safe with me," she assured them, leaving the place.


The second Nia was out of earshot, Kara turned to William.

"So, that was..."

"Awkward?" he finished her sentence.

"I guess you could put it that way," she replied. "But so worth it,"

"And I'd do it again," William said.

"Yeah, but next time? Maybe not at work," Kara suggested.

He silently agreed, knowing that it was for the best.