Cat knew what the other girls in the secretary pool said about her. One of them got a little tipsy at last year’s office Christmas party and told her. Sometimes, when she’s trying to fall asleep all she can see is the jagged shape of the other girl’s mouth and hear her cackling laugh.
She heard the gossipy whispers. Heard the washroom go quiet when she came in. Cat knew they thought she had this job because she was sleeping with one of the vice-presidents. But they didn’t know he loved her and was going to leave his wife. Eventually.