A woman working in a cold office. A new manager turning down the heater. A fight about temperature.
Arianne freezes in her office. The new manager lets the heater turn down to the minimum allowed temperature. Aside from that, the garlic scent and his aura fascinate her more than they should.
Tom starts early on Monday morning. As interim-manager his job description says to find the sloppy workers and fire them. He meets sweet, generous Arianne.
A talk in his office. A croissant crushed into pieces. A date over dinner. Desire for each other building each second. But work stands in their way.
A sweet romance short story.
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