Aladdin and the Wonderful Nokia (cont.):
"I am so sorry, " he cried, "I will buy you a new one...." he trailed off. The girl was beautiful. She had smooth caramel skin and jet black hair that had honey colored highlights blended into the ends of her hair, and the clearest hazel eyes he had ever seen. Aladdin was speechless."I doubt it, this dress costs more than what you make in 3 years" she scoffed.Aladdin remembered that even though he was in the financial district, he was still wearing his ragged jeans and green flannel. He stares at the ground lost at what to say now."Wait," says the girl, "I'm sorry that was really rude I should have been paying attention. I was frustrated with the conversation I was having. My name is Samara, but call me Sam. I didn't catch your's.""I am Aladdin, and no it was not after the Disney movie, it is a family name. Hey, why don't I buy you a new coffee if you have the time?" he replied."Sure, you sound like a very chill person, but I don't like all those frilly 'white- mocha-cino-pumpkin-swirl' drinks." Sam replied.
"I am sorry I have to go. I have dinner with my father and fiance at this sushi restaurant a couple blocks over." Sam said."Wait I need an address to send your replacement dress.... wait fiance?!" replied Aladdin."I will explain another time, I will text you the address of my Dad's office so we can chat. Don't worry about the dress, really." She added before hurrying off.Aladdin went home slightly dejected. He laid in bed that night with nothing but Samara on his mind, when his phone buzzed with a message,"It's me, Sam. Here's my dad's office address,
3596 Arabica Lane
Meet on the top floor at 3 PM tomorrow. See you soon!"
"Sorry about that, follow me to my office.""Wow you have your own office" replied Aladdin"Not to brag but it's a whole floor, my dad kind of owns the company" she teased.They entered the elevator and she scanned her key card as the went to the next floor down."Whatcha got there?" Sam asked."Oh, I almost forgot this is to replace the dress I ruined" Aladdin said as he handed her the dress in a garment bag, "and this is just because" as he handed her the coffee and exiting the elevator. She had her own small coffee bar on the back wall of her "office" and on the opposite wall, a gaming station with every console imaginable."Thank you! You totally didn't need to do that." she said sitting down in one of the gaming chairs while inviting Aladdin to sit in the other. Sam opened the dress and gasped with her mouth agape,"It's amazing and perfect! You know if I wasn't engaged, you would be the perfect guy" Aladdin looked at his feet, "Look I am sorry. That is an awkward position to put you in" Samara apologized
"You'll never believe it! Chad never showed for dinner and half way through he texted both of our fathers and myself that he was leaving the industry to pursue his true dream. Surfing! Are you busy later? Maybe we can finally hang for longer."
"Well unless your son has a multi-billion dollar company, I'm not interested" Sultan replied. " Oh but I will take one of those phone cases for my daughter, her fiance just ran off, this might cheer her up" Sultan grabs a case and being a man of taste realizes the jewels were real."Where did you get these?" he asked."My son. He has a small jeweler business." Aladdin's mom replied. Sultan then said,"Send him by tomorrow and let him know we will talk business."
"Ah you must be the jeweler! I never caught your name, nor the name of your company?" Sultan questioned."My apologies, Sir. I am Aladdin, founder of Prince Ali's Fine Jewels." replied Aladdin with confidence"I have never heard of such a corporation." Sultan replied, he then Googled it and sure enough he saw thousands of results of all the celebrities, business moguls, and obscure royalty that had done business with Aladdin." Here is a detailed report of my company assets" Aladdin handed Sultan a thick binder. Sultan looked at one page before saying,"I don't need to see anymore, you are like a son to me now." Aladdin stopped him,"I do not want to marry your daughter for business, nor do I want you to approve of me for business. I want you to know how I truly fell for your daughter without knowing who she was and only if she feels the same about me. Truth be told I met Samara 3 days ago and not a second has gone by where I haven't thought of her."
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