Paradise Induction Chapter 5 – Extract 14
“They should be able to sign off the documents you have. If you’re really lucky, you might be able to make it in time to get your Work Permit today, but you have to be quick.” He chuckled. “But you still have to wait for the Food Handler’s Test in two weeks.”
“Cool,” Chris said, getting up quickly. “Thanks very much for all your help Larry and I suppose I’ll see you soon.” He took a breath.
They shook hands and Chris left the building. He stepped up to the bar where Laud was serving three cheering women, likely in their early forties. From the opposite side of the bar, Chris looked past the women to the beach and sun shining into the bar—a new start. The new start. Paradise.
“So you made it back!” said Laud, laughing and pouring drinks. “When do you start?”
“In two weeks. Got to do the Food Handler’s Test and sort some other details out, but, this is it!”
The women smiled and Chris waved.
“You’re gonna have the women lining up when you get in here. You best be ready!”