“Miss Adora?” Mr Emeka says cutting me off
“Yes Sir? ” I say, I had told him what that that…pig did to me, yes I had no idea that the person who came to pick me up wasn’t my PA but some common mere company driver, it still didn’t give him the right to talk to me that way, he insulted me,infront of the driver, that was insubordination, that was down right disrespectful to my person, and my office and he was a mere PA,a PA, an errand office boy for me and he dares to talk down to me the way he wanted.
Ohhhhhhh!!! No way .
“Please come to my office” he says
I drop the phone and made sure my face matched my cloths and class, with my head held high I exit my office and walked to his own.
Everyone seemed to be busy with work..
Or where they just avoiding to look at me?
Well good, keep your heads down you all,keep it down.
The fool wasn’t in sight.
I reach his office , knock on the door and was ushered in.
“Miss Adora, please sit if you will”
“Thank you sir” I say sitting down.
He looks at me “Coffee?”
I shake my head.
He sips his coffee, his eyes fixed on me.
“Sir, as I was saying -” I began
“Miss Adora, I know you have been told before but let me say it again, not because I like it but because it is out of my hands and I plead for your understanding ”
“Of what sir?”
He sighs ” Mr Brian Andrews cannot be removed from being your PA ”
“But why sir, only for the few minutes he had spent in my presence is enough to deduce that he is a degenerate, he is arrogant , his mouth in foul, his tongue unbridled , he has no form of respect for authority, especially if it’s a woman. He insulted me sir, right infront of the driver and he didn’t apologise and he even dared me to report him,that is the height of insult. I mean,how do you expect me to work with him, I want him fired and removed. Staffs are representatives of a company and if this staff is this way, I already have a not-so-nice perception of the company. Because I am new, just employed to head a unit and the first welcome I get is to have a staff ,my supposed PA be rude to me, it’s just wrong sir and I won’t allow this..not at all. I want him fired”
Mr Emeka chuckles shaking his head ” He can’t be fired either”
“But I dont understand, he is ….he can’t do what he did and be given a pat on his back, no sir. That is not how things are done. When and if an employee messes up,he deserves to be punished right?”
“Then why is it that he doesn’t get that same treatment ?”
He stares at me, opens and then closes his mouth, he takes his cup and sips
Why did I have a feeling that there was soemthing more to this than meets the eye.
He heaves heavily ” Miss Adora, his appointment was made in my absence and it was made by my boss, there are a few persons that have certain privileges here that their appointment and termination is only given permission from my boss. I didn’t employ him, no , my boss did. ”
“So you are saying he is untouchable?”
“No, no one is. I am saying it is out of my hands”
“So I am stuck with him,that absolute-no-manners of a boy ”
“I think someone nearing his 30s is hardly a boy”
“Oh he is a retarded little boy sir, an immature one at that”
“Look Miss Adora, I employ that you are understanding of the situation”
“Understanding is one thing sir, stuck with a lunatic, a cheap excuse for a man is another. I have to come to work everyday , I have to have actual work done and I do need an assistance for that…so what is supposed to happen? I obviously can’t boss him he made it clear I am not the boss of him, so what do I do ..do all the work myself, ? ”
“I am sure you can find away around it and good thing you have other employees at your disposal ”
I raise my eyebrow “I don’t get, what is he? Royalty”
He chuckles “No”
” You should check out his Cv,very impressive and some projects he had worked on prior to him coming here, I guess he is hot stuff and very useful to the company. We had a couple of kids like that, yes some can be really frustrating to work with but at the end of the day they mean no harm. But in this case as well as others, I only get a call to me telling me that they are sending some people to work here and that I should fix them into a working unit”
“Then fix him somewhere else! If you won’t fire him, please fix him somewhere else sir”
“That too is out of my hands. Apparently something about him learning new things”
“Oh for God’s sake, I can’t work like this sir, I can’t. !! You have to take him off from my unit. Please ”
“I am so sorry Miss Adora, that requests won’t be granted not because it can’t but because I have no power for that. I know….He can be …difficult ”
“Oh you know, how long as he been working here,a year?two?”
“Wow!! And he is already like this,give him a month and he would be fighting positions with you”
He chuckles , I wonder if what I said was funny.. but it didn’t reach his eyes
“A lil patience Miss Adora, please. Just do your job and make him do his. I may not be able to fire him nor take him away from under you, but there is nothing wrong in putting him in his place and I will talk to him. You are his Boss Miss Adora so be the boss of him, he may not like it but he wouldn’t have a choice in the matter either”
“What are you saying , I should enforce my will on him?”
“I am saying, He is your PA so make him act like one, I am sure he just needs a good sitting down with and talking to. Nothing a good conversation can’t fix”
“Sir? You think talking to him would fix his messed up Brains?”
He laughs “You are…something else Miss Adora but.. who knows. Miracles happens everyday.”
“I have more important things to do than waste my time on lost causes sir, if he needs a good talking I can recommend a good shrink for him , I am here to work and Mr Brian or whatever his name is won’t be a dent to my good graces , no sir ”
“Please Miss Adora, do take it easy, we don’t want scenes in the office ” he warns
“I don’t promise to make sure he gets served anytime he crosses my part and decides to go all arrogant on me but I will try not to be the one who starts it. Since nothing can be done about his appointment and I get to be stucked with the worst PA in the history of the time PA was invented, I will take my leave sir, have a good day”
“And you take too Miss Adora ,and welcome ”
I scoff .
With a fixed smile on my face I nod and exited his office going back to mine.
The nerve !!!
The suprising revelation.
I can’t screw that asshole over and dance on his dead body doing the merengue and sipping cold ice tea
It was a painful realization.
I mean, what did Mr Emeka mean my request couldn’t be processed, order from Oga at the top.
What did he mean by..”Brian Andrews should remain as a PA… and that he is sorry for any inconveniences he has caused me and that It would be rectified..”
Inconvenience is an understatement, one day here and I was spitting fire, my insides boiling from anger and my well groomed countenance tossled…all because that He-goat walked into my office to have a good laugh at me for not discerning that the driver wasn’t a PA and what was worse? he called me slow and dumb and what not.
Hay God!!! My chest hurts. It hurts .
You know that feeling you get when a bully manhandle you and you can’t do shit because even if you tried doing shit they’re going to make you eat shit, literary? You know that feeling?
This was worse than it.
This was like, not able to beat a cockroach dead knowing you are bigger and stronger and you are of a higher specie but because that roach could fly. .all black-winged-smelling-roach-fly and that big-flesh-bigboned-all-muscle-body you can’t stand but runs out of the door screaming like a three year old not caring if you have on heels and packing dollars into your account.
You can’t do shit and it hurts..because that cockroach just embarrassed you ..
And Brian Andrews was a cockroach.
But cockroaches gets swamped sometimes ..
It may have wings and seem untouchable but..roaches are nothing more than a disgusting slimy smelling specie that needs to be twarted with a shoe or a folded newspaper.
I was pissed .
Who was Brian Andrews that his behaviour was just brushed under the rug as though it never happened?
I went back to my office, while I came out to drop some work for the secretary to handle I saw John..he was talking about the he-goat with someone he called Peter.
They didn’t seem to like him either.
Apparently he seemed to be getting away with being an ass with almost anyone.
And according to the gossip around in the office, no one could do shit to him..
I decided to move around ,
“So who is this Brian Andrews ,any info about how he possibly is a jerk and nothing is being done to reprimand him?”
They say you know a gossip when you see one and Tombra was ozzing with juices to spill…or maybe she wanted to be in my good graces
“Apparently he is some elite kid..
Some intern elite kid that the Oga at the top wanted to be treated as nicely as possible..”…that was the story I got from Tombra..when I had asked her about the he-goat.
“Does it mean that his behaviour was tolerated?
Well unless his father was an investor or a sponsor or a shareholder…
That’s the only thing that would make sense..”
She shrugs , ” maybe, it would explain his…behaviour. but who knows?”
Yes, who does know?
I asked Tina to run a background check on him but she had come up with nothing useful.
“Other than he schooled abroad, top of his class plus he is an archetitect of some sort and was /is good at his chosen field. .Everything about him thats what the company provided for perusal , family and all that was classified”
“You can’t check from things not posted in the company.?”
“There are possibly a thousand Or a million Brian Andrews listed in the country,you want me to spend days or weeks going through them one by one? ”
“No never mind , That will be all Tina”
Well it wasn’t suprisingly. .
For security measures. ..elite families and topnotch people like to keep their families informations private.
I tap my jaw tentatively, I was back to my office.
But the dude obviously seemed bent on leaving..and this was some sort of his rebellious act, wasn’t it?
I thought to myself.
“I dare you to report me and get me fired, I want that. But if you don’t ..just stay out of my way..” The He-goat has said.
I didn’t care about all that..I just needed to do my job and I don’t want no overbearing..pompous and spoilt brat of God knows where to come ruin it just because he can’t handle his shit.
And I was stuck with him..and by God that sucked a thousand deflated balls…
I was hating this predicament.
I sighed .
Trying to get my mind of the fool, I busy myself with settling in, and getting to work.
Work wouldn’t work itself would it?.
It was time to leave the office..
I had to do most of the work myself. ..
I wasn’t in the mood to have another face off with that arrogant fool at the moment..
I did have John do some office errands for me..and he seemed happy to help. Infact too happy…
At the moment, I would let it pass.
I called the floor Secretary to buzz the driver up, it was time to head out and I was hungry and I had no intention of staying home, I wanted to go to some place nice to relax and have dinner, maybe see some new friendly faces that would help me relax my anger..
Another reason why I don’t miss Lagos, here I could possibly be leaving the office by 5pm , go have fun without stress of the traffic, get up in due time, watch a movie if I wanted, worked if I wanted and have a good night’s rest and be refreshed in the morning.
Oh the joy of a new place.
” he should be coming up to the office ma’am”…the secretary tells me
“No, have him wait there, I would meet him out front.
Er…did you get the mails I sent you??..
“Yes ma’am I did…but your PA is meant to handle them ma, that’s not my jurisdiction” she informs me
“Just take care of that for me will you,
I can decide to give it to whoever I want, If you have any issues, call John. He would put you through .Then if you both have issues,have him call me if he needs clarity or a pass for certain levels..Please. Thank you”..
I cut the call before she could protest.
I pick up my bag, and leave the office heading down to the reception area and out front when I noticed he was parked and waiting..
I held my head up high again and I walk to the car.
I saw him get out, turning around ,
I shake my head beckoning for him to go back inside,
I could open the damn door myself.
Why did I feel I was being watched?
I shrug and enter the car still.
He, Wilson Okon mumbled a good evening and I nod avoiding his eyes.
More than anything i was angry for putting myself into this annoying situation. Looking at him now from the back of his head I should have known that there was no way he could have been a company PA.
The way he sounded, his constant use of the pidgin language, He tried to dress decently as a company driver should but he didn’t have that aura of someone learned and we’ll versed and exposed…
Shit!! Adora …you no try oh!
I scold myself
This was as clear as black and white, night and day, how couldn’t I possibly not know or suspect or even ask questions.
I shake my head.
And was I gonna apologize to this man now?
I was fighting a battle within,
One of pride and stubboness and then the other remorsity. ..
I bite my lips
Flashes of how I had constantly insulted and spoken down at him played back.
I could imagine the state he was in, trying to tell me,trying to make it clear and me not giving him a chance.
If he were me..I would have been so mad I would have eventually had to shout my boss down and damned the consequences. No amount of money should make you look like shit or treated like shit and I did treat him like that.
I wonder what was going through his mind now? And God knew that I didn’t want to ask ..
I look around, It’s so quiet, why was it so quiet inside the car?
Usually he would be chattering nonstop and boring me with disjointed talks, but now, he was so quiet that I could hear a pin drop if it were dropping. He didnt say anything, he just waited as though he was waiting for me to say something,
Like an apology or apologies because my sins were many.
I was tightlipped and my lips were hurting from my teeth closing in on it..
I look away and pretend to read a book.
But it wasn’t even a book, it was a damn calender. I didn’t want to count days .
Wait !!! Why isn’t he driving ?
I sigh and toss it behind the seat of the car
“Pride goes before a fall”
That verse from the bible seeps into my mind
I roll my eyes at myself,
Really? Really God? Nice try Big Guy, way to go. Very smooth ,very classic.
I frown looking up to the heavens
You just had to roll that in there didn’t you.. of all things to say..you just had to put that in there.
Really nice G!!
I sigh again shaking my head.
“Madam this one you don sigh reach ten times already, I hope no problem oh??”
“Drive the car brai– ” i paused, “Er Wilson, please do well to mind your business ” I say without thinking
He shuts up immediately.
“Damnit! ” ..I mutter under my breath as I noticed the look he gave me
Now or never Adora.
That voice again or was it just my conscience pricking me?
I shrug it off.
Well my prideful side seems to be a badass compared to my remorseful side and it happened to be kicking my ass at the moment.
So what if I was mean and arrogant to him? Aren’t bosses supposed to be that way?
So what if I mistook him for another,an honest bloody mistake.
A boss was entitled to one …plus I am human as well, I wasn’t perfect, no one is,so should I fall flat on my face and beg him for forgiveness? No sir.
I look up towards the heavens of the car..
Another time Big Guy,or maybe never.
I look back at Wilson.
Screw the apology!
I squeeze my face,
He should deal with it, If he was waiting on for an apology he was going to wait a long time
Really long , like-grey-hair-fallen teeths-all -bent-back long.
“Step on it Wilson, I don’t see why we haven’t started moving by now, I need to get home and go out to have dinner”
I cross my legs and settled in at the back of the seat, relaxing
Anyone who didn’t like me should eat a pack of baby dicks, i couldn’t even give a shit.
Besides, I also needed to be apologised to by that he-goat of a PA but I didn’t see him rushing to do so, he is feeling like some Bruce Almighty.
That’s fine, i couldn’t get him fired, but i would make sure he doesn’t eat his cake and have it and like i said,i won’t be the one causing him troubles but if he as much as piss me off? Then i’ll show him I could be a badass as well.
Since i was stuck with him..i was going to make him have a horrible experience of being a first time PA,he would learn not to mess with me..”
With a renewed energy , i relaxed and even enjoyed the silent quiet ride home.
What did he do at work today?
Nothing. Just like every other day he started here.
He crossed his legs, he watched TV and he passed out works meant for him to others.
He literally strolled out of his office with printed mails and files, dumps them on the desk of others walking away, blocking his ears to protest.
He knew they were going to report him, but to who? Mr Emeka, His father ?
He still didn’t do it. When Mr Emeka gets tired of barking ..he sends another person to handle it .
Since his father wants to play ball, he would set the post for him gladly.
But the worse of it all was that that silly floor secretary called to give him some files to work on from that Adorat
Oh for a pretty woman she was dumb..
Such waste of beauty, and she dared to threaten him??
She may be pretty but, it didn’t mean he wouldn’t burn her if she dares to cross his paths.
He was on a mission, a mission not to let his father have his way totally.
“Give some. Take all ” Was his motto..
That means, pretend to do what he wants but in retrospect …He was doing NADAH! !!
His father said a year right, after a year of forced PA service he would let him go do what he wanted and maybe allow him manage this company ??
But what can one do in a year??
Well he has a year to think about not doing anything, then parks his bags and leaves. He should get another accountant separate from his father’s eyes, all this talk of freezing accounts was pissy.
Yes, he should open another account and transfer all the funds his father had put into it for him.
Then when he tells his father to ..no not screw himself,that was gay, he loves his father.
When he tells his father that he wasn’t bending to his rules anymore and he wouldn’t do services like being an effing PA to a feisty little witch of a woman he wouldn’t be able to do anything other than let him go.
That was it, first thing in the morning he would have that sorted out.
Time to get home, go out and…scout the area.
He had just settled himself into the car when he watched her stroll out and majestically entered the car and it speed off after a couple of minutes
“There goes the feisty little witch Ikena, there goes the witch” he chuckles.
Ikena didn’t say anything.
Brian had received a call from Mr Emeka earlier trying to caution him about his behaviour with Miss Adora .
The guy didn’t know that he didn’t give a hoot, literally he didn’t.
“Brian…you do realise that your father is trying to be lenient with you?
But your constant attitude is a thing of worry..
He says he would do what he has threatened so you shouldn’t play with him and test his patience and that the next time he gets a complain he was going to take away your allawance money and -”
“Bla bla bla blabardash Mr Emeka!!! You whin like a fat old lady. Look, I have heard that a million times, tell my father that if he wants me to stay he should allow me do what the heck I want. Atleast I am here ain’t I? I am here, but must i kiss everyone’s butt too?”
“You are here to work,learn service and understand the intricacies of your father’s business,surely you should be happy your father is giving you first hand experience. ”
Brian scoffs “What does your father do or did if he isn’t alife?”
“He was a mechanic but that isn’t the point ”
“Did you go to the shop to look under the bonnet of a car and deeped your hands in black oil?”
“No but that is besides the Point. I didn’t want to be a mechanic I wanted to be -”
“Who cares, but did your daddy force you or he let’s you be what you want to be?”
“My point exactly. Why did my father want to impose this nonsense on me. I have a life and I want a different path. Make me the CEO if he wants but he should stare clear of my business ”
“You are arrogant and insufferable Brian, you should be happy your father wants to add to what you are,what is your problem,you like the life of luxury but you don’t want to feel the earth and see how it’s foundation is laid ?”
” Mr Emeka, stop yarning dust please , atleast it’s my luxury , It’s my father’s wealth, let me spend it anyhow i want. Infact you work your ass out so i can get things like new cars and gadgets i dont need. That is why you are beneath so don’t think because they gave you the position of Acting Director you think you can ride me ? No sir, stop just stop. You will end up embrassing yourself not me. ”
“Emeka, i will not have you insult me. You even insulted the lady, have a bit of respect and stop shaming your parents. She would think you have no proper upbringing”
“Yeah, like her mother told her it was okay for her to hold a man by his collar? What happens to submission, she is below and beneath me, just like you .
See, stop calling my line and telling me rubbish you hear?
Whatever it is it’s between me and my father. Butt out of it…Abba!” Brian was pissed.
“Look at this boy oh..do you realise you are talking to me? What nerve?
I don’t blame you sha, It’s because i am working for your father you feel you can talk to me anyhow. Do you know that my first son is your age mate?
He wouldn’t dare talk to an elder that way talk less of his father, you obviously have no manners, that abroad you went to have given you misplaced morals and priorities “….Mr Emeka was obviously angry as well
“Er see Mr Emeka or whatever you call yourself, i don’t have beef with you, so don’t take panadol for someone’s headache ok. Whatever issues you have with me…you should direct it to my father, he has more patience than I do. And if you both have a problem with me? Feel free to fire me. I would welcome it…okay?
Now do have a good evening…” he snaps.. and drops the call.
He had resisted the temptation to go outside and told Mr Emeka how pissed he had made him but he decided against it.
Some other time.
Now barely a few hours later his father’s call comes through.
Here we go..
Father’s Banter 10001
“Brian ikechukwu Andrews ….are you mad??” His father thunders as he says an hello into the phone
Yes!! When his father went complete name on him, he knew he had touched a chord . He smiles
“No father. Infact i am quite sane.
What do I owe this call and your sudden outburst of anger father dear?”…. He was playing with fire and he knew it.
And he didn’t care. He wanted to piss his father so much that he would bundle him out of Ph and send him on his way.. and there was no way he was going to do what he threatened. ..
Well….He was sure he wasn’t going to freeze his accounts and make life miserable for him. Afterall he was his only son.
His love was higher than bis anger and he would never let it go that far.
His father was bluffing and he knew it.
And he was his son, not as though he got another one stashed somewhere for rainy days…
He just accepted to please his mother..
God bless her soft good heart.
But it didn’t mean he should keep quiet like a mouse and get bossed around by fools he ought to be bossing instead..
If his father had placed him in a stragetic position..He wouldn’t had minded that much..
But to PA for some lady, of all people? who was a hot headed girl feisty woman, it was like placing fire with fire.
It would burn.
Why would his father want to degrade him so?
His reason. .”to learn how to serve others so that when you assume your rightful position you would understand the value of service and appreciate it..”
How he wishes he could tell everyone he was the boss’s son. . and watch as they all run down and kiss his feet, and apologise for thinking shit of him.
Especially that John of a guy. ..
He would kick his ass out of the company like a bird needing a kick start to fly…
The dude obviously hated him.
And the feeling was mutual.
He got kicked out of his reverie as his father was shouting through the phone..
“Calm down pops! He deserved it.
Did he tell you how rudely he was sounding to me? Was it my fault that that new girl you hired was as daft as a spoon and couldn’t tell the difference between a PA or a driver?
I felt pity for her and corrected her..
She was a laughing stock already for the staffs..or was it my fault she expected me to kiss her ass and I wasn’t even remotely interested??
Please father be realistic” He was tapping his finger impatiently on the car window.
“If you had been where you were supposed to, done what you were supposed to and being who you were supposed to, did you think that mistake would have happened? ”
“Erm father, that’s besides the point ”
“Look here son, I would have none of this. You had better treat Mr Emeka with respect, he is my right hand man there and doing things as ordered by me. You Brian would give honour to whom honour is due and for the lady who is your boss at the moment. .you would act accordingly which means utmost respect, which means do your duties and then get to work, and make yourself useful not only for the company but for yourself. No more insults, no more complains and no more arrogance.
I am this close…this close to shutting down your leisure and fun times and close all your accounts, I wonder how you would feel when you actually do have to work for your daily bread..and if you don’t work, you don’t get paid…”
“But father it’s obvious I am not needed here and I also hate it here why don’t you safe me and them the trouble and let me go?
I got lots of things I could be doing right now in LA or UK. ..why this bloody country and why here and why do I have to slave myself? Didn’t you slave yourself already and made all your dough so that your children …or child ..because your seed could only produce one after you sowed all your wild oats and wasted them all away. ..no offence big guy, you did all this so that i your son could eventually enjoy the fruits of your labour without stress?
I mean is that not how it’s supposed to work? Or is someone thinking backwards. .?”
He was going to go head-on with the old man, he wouldn’t take it sitting down like a kid.
He wasn’t a boy anymore and he wouldn’t be tossed here and there anymore. .
He got a huge rod between his legs to know he is a man…
So he should be allowed to be one..
” Be Careful Brian,be very very careful. The way your tongue go running unbridled woulf get you falling flat on your ass and i swear you wouldnt like the outcome. I know you son so I am telling you, this rebellious act you are pulling isn’t going to get you out of this one, no it wouldn’t.
And you must be high to think i am going to leave this in your hands and others when you obviously can’t handle it.
So you better learn or you go out there and build your own empire all on your own..
I might as well hand it all to your cousin since you don’t desire to be sensible, atleast he seem to be more sensible and responsible than you are now. You are no longer a boy you say? You think you are a man because of your genital organ? No, a man is a man when he can stand on his own two feets and fend for himself instead of waiting on daddy to get him a rolex or a toy car to drive around.
You want to be called a man and not a boy? Don’t just spew nonsense from your mouth and expect me to catch it.
You want to be a man, act like a man, be the actual man you so gladly talk about.
You see all these I have worked for,this material awesomeness you enjoy? You have to earn it.
Just because you were born into luxury doesn’t mean you would appreciate it when given on a plater of gold. My father did this to me and by God I thought he was punishing me but today I am grateful.
You want all that I have?
Earn the spot light and I will give it to you..
But if you think I would let you go haywire, you are mistaken. This is my last warning to you Brian, there wouldn’t be another .
When i set my mind to do what i want to do, even your mother wouldn’t be able to plead on your behalf, so get your act together, and do your job, or the next time you would be hearing from me son, it wouldn’t be pleasant.”
And the line went dead..
“Fuck this!!” Brian exclaims, his mood sour.
Okay, his father just got on his nerves.
He was pissed as hell..
Can’t the old man just let him be and tell him it’s okay, i am sorry for the stress, you are free to book the first flight out of this dump and I will send you millions of naira to live the life that you want. Finish.
And he would be as happy as a fox..
Why did he have to refuse to listen to reason?
Things aren’t going as he planned. He thought to himself
“Well…let’s play father, today you got points , so well played. ”
“You don’t want to piss me off. I know your name and I choose to call you whatever the hell I want. You don’t like it,resign, the next loyal dog of my father might not mind the name calling. You are lucky you aren’t getting a shit load of insults,i hear wilson,that feisty old witch’s driver gets a ear full. Just drive”
“Where to?” He didn’t smile
“First home and then to a cool restaurant or anywhere fancy. Oh I know, that place in GRA, MetroPark or Cubana..no Cubana. Take me there after home.
I feel like engaging my eyes, eat a massive dinner and then I scout some soft body to drown my sorrows in…”
He rested his head and closed his eyes and felt the car moving.
Father , I won’t let you break me.
“Where is this place Wilson?”
“Hmmm” the area seemed remotely nice. A few cars lined up the streets, loud music and tons of people trouping in and out of the building, while the men dressed casually and a few all suited up,all the ladies dressed to kill.
I wondered who they intended to kill tonight.
“Is the place safe?”
“Very safe madame, police people full everywhere”
“But I am not a fan of crowd,isn’t there anywhere else?”
“Madam we don go few places,na you talk say e too quiet, e too dry, e too dey open. Now this place get like three to four places wei you fit choose from.
MetroPark dey, Cubana day,GoodFellas dey, go down the road two hotels dey, then the end get Cassablanca …but me I no go like you reach there.. na dey club girls and ashawo borku, before person think you be one”
“Do I look like one?”
“Dem no dey write am for face”
“What ????” I was ready to slap him
“No madame no vex,I mean to say person no go won reason say you no be won because they come in different shapes and sizes so by the time you go there na, person go just assume you be high class prostitute na I dey talk. Dem like to hang around that casablanca well well. So e better you choose between Metro and Cubana. ”
“And here prostitutes don’t frequent? ”
“Erm….Dem fit Dem fit no fit”
“Do you ever try not to use pidgin, it irritates me ”
“Madame no vex,English no be my mother tongue”
“Well you better make it one,it irks me everytime you open your mouth I want to peel away my ears, surely you went to school?”
“I stop for form six ma”
I look down my cloths, I had slipped into a knee length yellow dress, and a wedge.
I didn’t want to stay in, I wanted to go out, eat out , see the night life of Port Harcourt, nothing fancy.
I wasn’t here looking for a pickup, but I definitely didn’t want to come off as being….Un-pickable.
“I wasn’t here for a pickup”
I mutter under my breath again, so who cares if I was underdressed.
I looked good in this simple yellow knee length dress, I just hated the front part that showed a little much cleavage. I should have carried a jacket.
I didn’t want people ogling my fine bosom.
It wasn’t healthy .
And there was no way I was going to be dressed as this girls, how come they left their homes looking like that?
I wondered as a girl passes me , a see through net top with a bra halfly covering her nipples, a short that could be taken for a pant.
I shake my head.
Oh well, I was here to eat, drink a bottle of wine, and relax then go home
Who cares if the girls walked around half naked.
“Make we stay or make we go find another place?”
“It’s fine Wilson, ” I say alighting from the car and heading into the place
“Make I wait for you madam? ”
“Am i supposed to fly home?” I turn to look at him
“Sorry ma, e just na say my wife go dey worry if I no reach house before midnight naim make”
“Well it’s three hours away to midnight, ”
He shuts his mouth,I turn and walk into the building and was enveloped with the sound of beautiful music different song from the one being played outside, an aroma of watering food and had my sights sent on people of all sizes and shapes having a good time.
Someone welcomes me at the door
“Goodevening ma’am what would you like to do? Eat, lounge, party /club or just to relax, we have different halls for all that you want.”
“Erm, okay I would like to eat and just relax”
“Nice choice ma’am, follow me”
She ushers me into a serene place, overlooking the downstairs where I can take in the view of the beautiful place, she hands me a menu
“What would you like to order?”
“Erm…give me a few minutes”
“Okay ma’am ”
She leaves me.
It takes a few minutes for me to order, she returns with my order, and a bottle of a blue-lady wine..
“Thank you so much. ” I say smiling.
I begin to dig into my food and it was magnificent.
Brian a lights from the car but pauses when he hears the driver side door open and close and he following him
“You don’t need to follow me in Ike”
“I won’t let you out of my sight sir, it’s late and who knows what could happen ”
“Nothing Ike,nothing. Look let me have a good time,you wait in the car”
“I would punch you in the face if you try to shadow me and mess up my game for tonight man” Brian says
“I will not interrupt your flirtation with the women or stop you from taking them home, I am just doing my job”
“You can do your job from the car or better still far away from me ”
“I will be across the room”
Brian walks into Cubana next to Metro park.
“welcome Sir, nice to have you back sir, where would you like to be tonight?”
“Oh where I can take a good look at a few of the beautiful ladies like yourself . But…first what’s your best meal for tonight? ”
She blushes ” Well I’ll take you to the top, and I am sure you would love the food prepared tonight ”
Brian follows her and gets settled in, he was done with his food and was on his second glass and talking to the fourth random chick for the night when he spotted a girl in a yellow dress seated below him, legs crossed, wine in hand and an impeccable body from the side and when she gets up to look below her when a loud mouthed couple was making a scene did he smile.
Her ass made the love shape..
“Dear Lord, such nice nice piece of creation”
“Sorry?” The lady who was standing infront of him asks, she was smiling from ear to ear..
“No Darlyne, sorry I wasn’t talking to you”
“Oh it’s fine, so what do you say we take this back to your place? ”
There was no way he was going away with this girl when he was seeing that yellow loved shapes ass from all the way up here.
No Devil, not today! .
“Actually, I am married”
“But you aren’t wearing a ring ?”
“Oh ring, it’s with my wife”
“And your wife is at home waiting on you and you are here flirting with a girl?”
“Actually you were flirting with me and I was just indulging you..and no my wife is down there”
“There” Brian points to the lady below dressed in a yellow dress, her back to them, she turns to look
“So if you would excuse me I need to get back to the wife”
“Asshole” she says
“Erm? No.. I think that would be painful but I don’t do girls from there but thank you” he says sidestepping her and takes the stairs two at a time downst to get to the girl before she leaves
She was still there.
Thank you Jesus!!!
He puts on his best smile and approaches her from behind
“So I wonder what a pretty lady like yourself is doing here seated alone and drinking a bottle of wine, I wonder if I may join you, I promise I am.a good company and you might not be eager to leave me in a hurry” he says
The girl turns and his smile freezes on his face..
TO BE CONTINUED.
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Chapter seven coming soon.
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