The waiter arrives with our order and I wait for her to try the first bite.
- What is this spectacular food! It's a delight!
-I knew you would like it and I want you to learn to cook at that level, no matter what it costs.
-For that I would have to go to a prestigious culinary school and it would take at least a year of study.
-The time you need, and I will cover the expenses, but now enjoy yourself and let's leave business aside.
She happily passed that moment, I could tell she still didn't believe everything I told her, but I wanted to help her and this way I would also have someone I could trust working for me. We finished eating, I paid the bill and we left, when we were outside I asked her:
- How much money do you have?
-I was waiting for today's payment, but I don't think that's going to happen.
-Come with me.
I took her with me to an ATM and she withdrew $2,000 dollars.
-Take this as your first paycheck.
-But I haven't done anything yet.
-You're wrong, you just took a deal with me and I'm only giving you an advance.
-But it's double what I earn, it can't be an advance.
-Take it as you want, I have to go.
If I didn't leave he would keep questioning me and I don't want him to regret it.
-Good afternoon Mr. Santos, Maximo greets you, I wanted to notify you that tomorrow afternoon your checkbook and card will be ready. When you are at the bank, ask for me directly.
-Understood, Máximo, I will be there at 3 PM.
-Once you receive your money, both will be active, so while you will continue with the provisional card, tell me, do you need more funds? The bank has no objection to give you more credit.
-I still have enough funds, I have just consumed $10,000 dollars.
-Perfect, I'll expect you tomorrow.
I'll go shopping for clothes, I don't think I can walk around in these clothes anymore, but I won't look for expensive clothes, I prefer to keep a low profile. I bought some formal clothes, but nothing extravagant, I hope it will be enough.
The next day I report to the bank at three o'clock.
-Good afternoon, Miss, you are looking for Mr. Maximo on behalf of Mr. Javier Santos.
-Mr. Santos, they are waiting for you in the VIP area.
I go to the VIP area and at that moment Máximo comes out.
-Mr. Santos, I have been notified of your arrival, come this way.
We go to his desk.
-Well, have you considered my proposal to invest your money, if you wish, you can only invest half of it.
-For the moment I will make investments, but outside the bank, when I receive all my money, I will invest it with you, I don't need the immediate availability of all my funds.
-When you consider it appropriate just contact me, at the moment we will proceed to activate your additional card in your checkbook, there is a contact number to the bank, if someone should reject the validity of the check you can contact that number for the validation of funds.
I receive a text message.
Message 1/4 - Your card has been successfully activated.
Message 2/4 - You have received a transfer of $100 Million dollars.
Message 3/4 - Your temporary card has been deactivated.
Message 4/4 - $12,340 dollars has been deducted from your account for provisional card consumption.
-According to these messages I have already received the first part.
-Let me check, indeed the mega lottery paid the prize today so you can now have your own funds.
-Well, that's very nice to hear.
-What I would ask is that you allow me to have the provisional card, we have to destroy it right now.
-Here it is.
At that moment I see him take out a scissors and cut the card into several pieces.
-I retired, I will be in contact with you.
-See you soon, Mr. Santos.
I leave the bank and look at the new card, made entirely of gold with an insignia of the bank and some small letters that say: VIP. I feel like testing the power of this card, I will do it in a luxury hotel.
I arrive at the hotel and a bellboy opens the door for me.
I arrive at the reception desk.
-Good morning, I would like the presidential suite.
The receptionist just stares at me.
-Excuse me sir, that is an exclusive room for elite clients, I could offer you another room.
-No matter the cost, I want that room," I show her my card.
She changes her expression when she sees it.
-My apologies Mr. Santos, it is the first time you visit us, I hope the suite is to your liking, how long do you plan to stay?
-Just for tonight.
-A bellboy will escort you to your suite.
I follow the bellboy and we go to the 16th floor.
-The key, please.
Without the key the elevator wouldn't open, the moment that door disappears I could appreciate the marvel of the room. It is a whole floor, has several rooms and the main one with a huge jacuzzi. I give the bellboy a tip and as soon as I enter I call room service and order a big dinner. I want this not to end, but if it continues like this I will spend all my money fast and I don't want that. I hear the elevator door open, a waiter enters with a cart and prepares everything for me to just enjoy.
-Everything is ready, bon appetit.
He stretches out his hand, and what else could it be, I tip him $50, although, I still don't know if it's the right amount. I enjoy this dinner, I go to the balcony and I can admire the whole city. I counted on different perspectives, this seems like a dream and I would like not to wake up from it.
I lie down on the bed and fall asleep so fast, I felt that only a few seconds had passed, but it was really 9 hours. I feel like new, but it's time to get out of this world where I don't belong.
I take a shower and I only had the change I was wearing, with nothing to do I put it back on, I arrive at the reception and hand over the key, a few seconds later I receive a message.
Message 1/1 - $12,650 charge at the Imperial Hotel.
Wow they sure are fast here, but it was worth it to have spent that kind of money, I feel very relaxed, maybe I will come here on occasion to unwind.