ALBANYVILLE UNIVERSITY -
Martin concentrated intently as she finished typing a report that needed to be
completed before she left the office for a late class. With a satisfied
grin, she pulled the paper out of the typewriter and quickly filed it away.
Agnes?" Stephanie spoke up as she approached the desk.
Stephanie! I didn't see you come in." Agnes turned to smile at
her and leaned forward onto her desk. "What can I do for you?"
"Well, first, you can
show me where I can put my things." Stephanie casually glanced around
the office and made a quick mental note of the arrangement of desks and filing cabinets.
sorry." Stephanie smiled broadly and let out a small giggle.
"I completely forgot to tell you. My work study assignment's been
changed. I get to work here, with you, in the admissions
wonderful!" Agnes quickly jumped up and rushed to throw her arms
around her. "Oh, I just know you'll love working here! I'm sure
we're going to get along wonderfully! We'll be the best of friends."
"I hope so."
Stephanie smiled slyly. It hadn't been easy to get her work assignment
changed from the English department to the admissions office. In fact,
she'd had to beg and plead with the head of student financial aid to get the
switch. Thank goodness her charms still worked. They could
come in handy on occasion.
"Darn, you just got here
and I've got to leave for my next class." Agnes looked anxiously at
her watch. It was quite a long walk to the Chemistry lab across campus.
"I'm sure I'll
"Well, Mrs. Beasley's in
her office in the back. She'll show you around and tell you everything you
need to know." Agnes gave Stephanie another quick hug and headed for
the door. "I just know you're gonna love it in here!"
Stephanie inhaled deeply
before a grin spread across her face. Ever since her unexpected first
meeting with Agnes a few weeks earlier, she'd had a nagging suspicion that Agnes
held the key to a big secret concerning Dane and
Sara. Now that she would
be working in the admissions office, Stephanie was determined to find out what
that secret was.