“I can’t believe I actually did it! I can feel my hands shaking, feel how shaky they are!” Sylvia pressed her hands against the exposed skin of Kitty’s chest. Kitty took hold of her hands and grasped them tight.
“Your hands are more cold than anything else,” Kitty chuckled, leaning down to peck her cheek. “Trust me, you have this in the bag. Nobody deserves that extra funding more than you do.”
“I’m not so sure. Dr. Vargo didn’t have anything good to say last time I went to him.” Sylvia gained that high pitched voice that always arises when she panicked. “What if I stuttered too much? What if I had food in my teeth? Do I have food in my teeth?” Sylvia raised to her toes while shining her teeth.
“There is no food in your teeth, do you not remember flossing for twenty minutes after lunch today?” Kitty squeezed her hands once again. “This isn’t like last time. You had a beautiful presentation ready with even more students applying to apart of your research. Dr. Vargo would be doing the university disfavour by not choosing you.”
“You really think so?” Syliva asked with her shimmering eyes and sweet smile.
“I know so,” Kitty responded with a grin. “I just have an excellent feeling about it.”
Kitty gave Sylvia one last kiss before wishing her luck for her next class. As much as she wished she could stay and watch Sylvia in action teaching her advanced space physics—or whatever the course was actually called—but those kids created a new mess every second they were free.
One would say that she was above working as a janitor, often bothering her by commenting on her education level. Yes, she didn’t know how to do complex math equations that professors got awards for, or create chemical concoctions that cured cancer, but that didn’t mean she was stupid.
Kitty had a whole different set of tricks up her sleeve.
“How goes life with the Mrs,” Kitty asked her co-worker, an older man named Fernando. His face was aged, and his joints seemed to crack so often, but he still managed to wear a smile on his face.
“She is quite excited today, the kids and grandkids are coming around for dinner, and she has been cooking since yesterday,” Fernando replied with a pep in his voice while he wiped a dried smoothie off a wall. Kitty pulled out her own set of cleaner and joined him in the painful task.
“How wonderful she must be so excited! It’s been a couple of months since the whole family has been together. hasn’t it.” Fernando nodded in agreement, gifting Kitty with the perfect opportunity. “You should go early and see them. It’s not like this happens every week.”
“Oh, I couldn’t, Jerry said he couldn’t get anyone to cover without pushing after hours.” Kitty groaned at the sound of her assholes manager’s name. She had been around long enough to see four different managers come and go, yet he still thought he knew better than her.
“I’ll take your shift, he won’t even know! Think of it as thanks for covering me last month.” Kitty smiled as her plan fell into place as Fernando finally accepted after a bit of encouragement. The day seemed to fly along much faster after that. Before she knew it, most of the students have left, and the apple in her eye was in view.
Inside the physics department, up the stairs and on the second door to the right, was just the place she wanted to be. After every room had been vacuumed and dusted, Kitty took her place at the bastard’s desk.
“Now, what do we have here.” Kitty rummaged through the piles of coffee-stained papers, looking for something that was just a sliver of a memory.
Months ago, Dr. Vargo left something quite suspicious out on his desk when Kitty was doing her garage rounds. Conveniently the next day, there was a lock installed into one of his desk drawers.
It was quite a smart move to make, but it appeared that he only had half a brain. A locked draw doesn’t do much when the key is hidden under a pen holder. Within the drawer was the final piece to her perfect plan, all that was left to print enough copies to decorate the room.
Kitty made sure to set her alarm early and give Sylvia a kiss on the cheek before leaving. She made herself comfortable in Dr. Vargo’s office with a cup of his expensive Brazilian coffee that came out of the school budget. She topped it off with some top of the market brandy, that also came out of the school budget. Kitty admired her work in his luxurious chair while she waited for the man of the hour to make his arrival, which he did thirteen minutes after seven.
“Good morning Dr. Vargo! Did you sleep well last night? I had the best sleep of my life last night.” Kitty shined her brightest smile as Dr. Vargo stumbled into his office, his head turning like an owl as he took in all of Kitty’s handiwork.
“Wha-wha-wha?” Kitty laughed as she watched the bastard’s face steam up into a lovely lobster red. “How did you get these? Why did you do this?” He started ripping the notes and the pictures off of the wall as if his life depends on it.
“I wouldn’t waste the energy if you think that’s going to save you,” Kitty chuckled as she raised from her spot, easily towering over Dr. Vargo. “I already have my own copies saved and in a envelope addressed to HR. All it needs is for me to drop it off on their desks!”
“This is an invasion of my privacy! I can have you fired!” Dr. Vargo shouted, spit flying from his lips and hitting Kitty on her arm. She wiped it on his jacket, waving off his angry demeanour.
“I don’t think that an invasion of privacy is the real problem here. Personally, if I were going to sleep around with half the department, I wouldn’t keep all the evidence in a poorly locked drawer.” Kitty reached for one of the many letters taped to the wall and started to read the print. She wasn’t even able to get to the real good stuff before Dr. Vargo frantically waved his arm to shut her up.
“Fine! Fine! You win! What will it take for you to keep your mouth shut!” Kitty smirked while shoving the paper into his chest.
“Smart move. I have two demands.” Kitty let her smile grow as he nodded in agreement. “First of all, I better see Dr. Sylvia Vanderveen get a check for her well-deserved research fund.” Kitty watched as his red face lost all its colour. “Is there a problem? Did you exchange sex for that money already?
“That is none of your concern!”
“I beg to differ unless you are okay with me dropping by HR.” Kitty walked towards the door but was stopped before reaching the doorknob.
“Alright! I’ll give her the money. Now, what else do you want?” His voice sounded forced and in pain, but that only brought Kitty more joy.
“I want five hundred dollars. I have a woman to treat, and she deserves nothing but the best.”