(This interview takes place previous to the start of the book Acquiring Hearts and the interviewer is not the female character in the book.)
Bradley Roberts was sitting in his office reading his emails when a woman came bursting through his office doors. He recognized her right away, Alexa Scott, reporter for In Focus Magazine.
“How did you get in my office, let alone my building? Where is my secretary? I’m calling security!” he called out jumping up from his chair.
“Your secretary is not out there. She must be at lunch and your doormen are just great. They even wished me a Happy Friday! They never even asked me for id.” Alexa rambled on.
“Well you better believe I am getting a new secretary and there are going to be new security measures put in place so it won’t be that easy next time. What do you want from me?”
“I want an interview for my magazine. I want to put you on the cover.” Alexa covered her mouth with her hand trying to hide her smirk. She knew she was pissing Bradley off.
“How many times do I have to say no?”
“I’m going to keep asking and I will not give up.”
“You’re very persistent.”
“Yes I am. You shouldn’t expect anything less from me.”
“You’re basically getting a 5 minute interview. I don’t want to be on the cover of the magazine.Save that shit for the other Brad.”
“I may be persistent but you are being very difficult.” Alexa knew she had to just be pushy because Brad hasn’t given in the past few times she tries to interview him.
“Listen, can we get this started. I have meetings to attend and you were not even scheduled let alone invited.”
Alexa pulled out her mini tape recorder to record the interview. Brad looked like he was about to give blood.
“I don’t like the looks of that thing. It seems illegal.”
“How else would you like me to record the interview?” She gave him a sideways glance.
“How about using a notepad and pen?” He answered sarcastically.
“Um Mr. Roberts, it is 2013, not 1955. Testing …let the records show that the interviewee is a caveman.”
“You better tape over that or this interview is over.”
“You are so sensitive. You were not like this when we were in High School.”
“I was fifteen and I didn’t have nosy paparazzi in my office. Can we please begin?”
Alexa: I’m just going to state some physical facts about you.
Alexa: Mr. Roberts is 6’3 with black hair and green eyes. What is your age?
Bradley: Why do I have to answer questions you already know the answer to?
Alexa: Just answer. It’s for the record.
Bradley: I’m 29 years old.
Alexa: Where did you grow up?
Bradley: I grew up in Radnor, PA next door to the interviewer.
Alexa rolled her eyes. “Can we leave me out of this?”
Alexa: Did you attend College?
Bradley: Yes, I went to Princeton University.
Alexa: What is your current profession?
Bradley: I am CEO of Roberts Technology Corporation.
Alexa: Okay now let’s get to the juicy stuff. All of the single women want to know what your status is?
Bradley: What status? My bank status? Well it’s full. That’s all they worry about anyway.
Alexa gave him a look as to say I’m taping this.
Alexa: They want to know whether you are single or taken.
Bradley: I’m single and I plan on keeping it that way for now until I find the one.
Alexa: Well that is a shame because there are plenty of nice single ladies out there who would love to get to know you. What plans do you have for your future?
Bradley: I plan on franchising my company to different states and implement major projects that I have in the works. Once I am fully established to where I want to be, I want to eventually start a family with someone that I am compatible with. I haven’t found her yet.
Alexa: Are you a romantic at heart?
Bradley: I’m a very romantic person If I’m with someone that I love, but that just has not been in my cards. I work very hard, have several businesses and have very little time for a social life.
Thank you, Bradley. I just have a few simple questions for you.
Alexa: What is your favorite color?
Alexa: What is your favorite food?
Alexa: What shoe size are you?
Bradley: Why do you need to know that?
Alexa: Oh, I think all of America wants to know that!
Bradley: Miss perv, my shoe size is a 13. Is this interview over? I really have things to do.
Alexa: Fine. I’ll just get the rest of the information that I need from your mother.
Bradley: Don’t you dare.
Alexa: I’m just kidding we can end this here. I’ll improvise.
Bradley: You know everything about me. You could have just called.
Alexa: I needed your permission
Bradley: You still don’t have it. I was being nice.
Alexa: You call that nice
Bradley: Whatever…I’m done and say Bye to my secretary when you leave. Tell her she’s fired.