- As the day of the meeting with CT wines approached, Ava felt a mixture of emotions. She was excited about finalizing the deal and showing her company's capabilities, but she knew that she would be seeing Bruce, who she now hates with hatred. She spent extra time getting ready for the meeting, making sure that her hair and makeup were perfect.
- She picked out her most professional attire, a black pantsuit with a white blouse, and a pair of black pumps. She added a string of pearls to complete the look. She took extra care with her hair, she made sure that it was styled to perfection. She wanted to look confident and in control.
- She knew that she needed to put on a brave face, but inside she was a bundle of nerves. She didn't want to let Bruce's presence affect her, she didn't want to let him see that he still had a hold on her. She wanted to be professional and to show him that she was doing just fine without him.