I stood in front of The Council, my head held high. I was having a staring contest with Councilman Frederick. He had just offered me a job. And I had no intention of talking to him, much less accepting the position. Thus, the staring contest. He looked away and motioned to the Guard.
"I see you have no intention of accepting." I remained silent. "I don't want to do this, but you leave me no choice, Nicole." The Guard grabbed my arm and pulled me towards the door. Councilman Frederick's voice stopped us before we got all the way out the door.
"If you ever change your mind, Nicole, just tell the Guards and you can begin your new position just as soon as you are able to." I didn't acknowledge him. Just stared out the door. Then the guard pulled me out through it.