The elevator doors chimed with insufferable cheeriness as Brooke sighed and waited for the usual office crowd to filter out of it before stepping into the elevator herself. She turned, pressing the button for the top floor of the office and where she was expected in a few minutes for another board meeting. Or rather, the papers in the manila envelope she was carrying were expected. If anyone on the board had the slightest idea who she was she'd be quite surprised.
The atrocious music that tinkled overhead as the doors closed was simply another aspect of the endless daily grind as she stood there in polite composure while the elevator began its ascent. The young brunette watched as the numbers ticked by, wondering if this would be a quick trip or if it would cut into her lunch break. She hoped it wouldn't. The last thing she wanted was to spend any more time in this drab building than necessary.
There was a sudden lurching then as the elevator lights flickered, jarring Brooke out of her