|A Plain Morning.
||[May. 31st, 2007|07:32 pm]
Dunder-Mifflin Scranton (An Office RP)
Pam ran her hand over her face, and wondered why she'd decided to come in today. She had hardly gotten a lick of sleep after Jim had left; her happiness contributed for her sudden insomnia.
Her eyes itched with their dryness, and if she nodded off one more time, she swore the office would think she was on drugs. She sighed took another sip of her tea, hoping the sharp lemon flavor and scent would perk her up. Pam knew that her fatigue would invite annoyance from Dwight and nosy questions from Michael.
It was already the middle of the morning, and Jim still hadn't come by the desk. She understood why, but she still felt lonely, and wanted to commiserate with him and their exhaustion. And speaking of exhaustion, Karen had arrived looking like one of the living dead. She'd stopped by Jim's desk to talk to him, and while it didn't look confrontational, it looked serious. Karen had even smiled at her, which completely took her by surprise.
Pam rested her head in her hands, and imagined that she and Jim were the only people in the office, so she could go over and curl up in his lap. Her eyes began to droop, and she was soon asleep.
Karen didn't want to wake Pam up or startle her by any means. She picked up a Post-It note and wrote a quick message down. She wanted to - not really make amends - since she wasn't in a verbal argument with her - she just wanted to let Pam know everything was okay.
She moved over to the reception desk -- after getting a confused look from Jim. She basically let him know that she wanted to be okay with everything by the look on her face. He nodded and dozed off a little.
She placed the note on Pam's computer screen so it would be there for her to see.
It simply said ..
No hard feelings -- everything's okay. :) -K
Jim knew that it would almost be time for lunch. He would have to talk to Karen at lunch, and talking to her was not exactly something that he was looking forward too. Not because he had anything against her, just because Jim knew that it was going to be hard.
There was also the fact that Pam was asleep. Asleep at work. That wasn't really a good thing. He could not just leave her like that. Glancing at the clock, he saw that he had a short amount of time until lunch. He would be quick, it wasn't like this was going to take all that long. Apart from that, he could let Pam know that he was not avoiding her. He had no reason to, but just in case.
Jim walked quietly up to her desk, leaned over and tapped her on the shoulder. "Pam. Hey." he said somewhat quietly. He had seen Karen go up earlier and leave a note, so of course, he stole a quick glance at it before running his hand up and down Pam's back to wake her up. Jim did his best to be light, so that no one would really pay attention, not that they were anyway, but firm enough so that she still felt it.
"Pam." he said again, this time with a bit of a laugh.
She was awakened by a gentle laugh, and a warm hand caressing her back. Pam blearily raised her eyes to Jim, and smiled. The world was still draped in a post-nap haze and he was encouraging it by paying her back so much attention. One touch from him, she was discovering, turned her into a blithering village idiot. But, she didn't mind so much.
"I had to have some sleepytime," she grinned, slowly regaining herself. As her eyes darted around her desk, her eyes caught sight of a yellow Post-It stuck onto her computer. From Karen. She scanned it quickly, then turned to Jim. Her head was cocked to the side, and her face held the most peculiar expression.
Explain please? it seemed to say.
Jim responded with a shrug. He hadn't talked to Karen yet so he really had no idea what she had meant by the note for Pam. And really, he had only just barely glanced at it, but you didn't really need all that much time to see what was written.
He glanced at the clock again. Jim's time was running just a little bit short. Hopefully, he would be able to do some damage control while he talked with Karen at lunch, even though nothing all that bad had happen. He was merely working on preventing any future disasters.
"I've got to go." Jim said quickly. He paused and flashed her a smile. "I'll talk to you later."