The Brat And The She-devil $Chap 11

THE BRAT AND THE SHE-DEVIL

#THEBRATANDTHESHE-DEVIL
CHAPTER 11
*****LAST NIGHT*****
John held me close to him as he helped me out of the conference room, down the stairs and out of the company leading down to the car park..
I see Wilson, nodding off at the stairwheel and a can of beer still in his hands.. even in sleep, it knew it’s own.
“’Careful ma’am”’ John says as he lead me to the car.
I am still slightly shaken, shaken from the fact that Brian, my PA Brian had held me and spanked my bottom, once , twice, more than twice.. he had poured me hot tea, i still felt the faint hotness from my camisole that had clinged to my bosom, i hoped to God that it didn’t leave any scar on my delicate soft breast.
“’Wilson, guy get up. Look at you snoring like a mad man, get up”’ John hits the door, Wilson is startled out of his slumber as he jumps up, the beer almost leaves his hands but i guess when it came to beer, even the average man was a super hero because i had figured that its entire contents would spill into the car and then i would be angrier..beer, in fact, alcohol generally and me was like oil and water, we never mix and the smell nauseates me..
But he caught it, quick reflexes, steadying it before a drop could fall, he grabs it, puts it at the floor of the car and bends to open the door for us, his eyes suddenly clearing as he sees us, then his brows knots into a frown as he sees me.
“’Hain, wetin do madam wei you dey carry am ehen Oga John?”’
“’Just open the car well so she enters and stop asking plenty questions Wilson”’ he says turning to me “’Are you okay Ma?’’ staring at my wet face,
I nod my head.
Wilson comes down from the car, coming to open the door wide and John helps me in, i wince when my bottom touches the leather seat of the car..
Oh God Brian, you will pay for this, you will.
I bend resting my weight on my side..resting my head on the  car eat and closing my eyes, but all i see is the scene in the conference room as he held my both hands, slamming my back to the wall..
Well, not like green-hawk-want-to-kill-you slam, more like.. placing my back to the wall rather not-so-gentlemanly….and that hard surface wasn’t gently to my skin either.

Infact..everything he did in there was wrong and  wrong, all shades of wrong and he would have to pay for it.
That was harassment, insubordination, invasion of privacy, sexual harassment, i mean he grabbed my butt with his flat palms as he spanked me..surely there is a law against that right?
What if my chest had been burned…what if?
Yes…John was right, i have to report him to the police, maybe they can teach him a little bit of sense.
“Wilson, take us to the nearest police station please”’ John tells him as he shuts the door, going to seat in the passenger side as Wilson’s frown deepens, he is going to the driver side and slipping in, he throws me a glance and then goes back to staring at John
‘’Oga John i no understand”’
“’Are you daft, take us to the nearest Police station”’
“’Weitin una one go do dey na, na house we i dey carry madam go”’ he continues in pidgin dailect
“’We are going there to sleep because police station is now our house.., are you mad??? Why are you asking me things instead of driving, take us to the station and leave the rest nonsense questions for another day.

 Fast- fast drive!!”’ John snaps
“Madam-?’’ Wilson turns to me again 
“’Do what he says Wilson”’ i tell him turning away and staring out of the window
He sighs, “’Okay madam, seat belt Oga John”’ he tells John and puts the car on drive and begins to pull away.
We reach there within 30 minutes, and i was surprised to see the station not exactly deserted, a few loitered around with their rifles tucked under their arm, and most often than not they held cigarette in their other hand as they took a drag and spoke to one another, not sparing me much as a glance as we alighted from the car.
We enter the reception area of the station, or would i say a small room with a table dividing the visitors from the criminals they kept behind the table while some police officers were drilling them or just mild torturing them, some others teased them..even telling them they were lucky to be out here and not in the cell were they wouldn’t be able to survive the night.
“’Good evening officers, please my name is  John , please is there an officer in charge that i can lay complains too, -We can lay complains to?’’ he asks no one in particular as we stood there staring at their faces, most of them rested on me..taking me all in, some appreciative stares, others curious and others i wish i could slap them from ogling at me opening, i drag my jacket tighter over my body.
“’What kind of complain?”’
“’Rape!!”’
That got their attention..
“”Who was raped and by who?”’
That question alone got reality to slap me in the face.
Okay, maybe i shouldn’t have come to the police station, he didn’t rape me, he ..well..harassed me kind-off, physically manhandled me and violated me by spanking me, but that wasn’t rape.

 

I wasn’t thinking straight..
If they arrest him on that, he would go to jail for  a long time, assuming i can prove that i was raped , i would need to be examined by the doctor, a number of tests would be done and etc.
No!!
Maybe we should leave, i may be angry with him..and want to repay tit for that..
But i never lie or intentionally want to ruin someone’s life like that, well yes he did make a dent in my image..

But this? This is ..a tad too much for revenge isn’t it?
But what about my dignity, my respect…my violation.
Arrogant dixk!!!
“’It’s my madame, Miss Adora Chime”’ Johns word’s cuts me from my reverie, ‘’it was my  madame that was raped by her PA’’ he says
“’What?’’ the police officers who were standing by gather around “’Raped, by her PA?”’
“’Yes, a common office errand boy who acts like he owns the place”’’John offers disgustingly
“’What, he raped his madame? Where, her house..where?”” they wanted to know
‘’Erm..erm…no it’s not like that, actually is was no-“’ i began
‘’In our conference office , today. We all were there having a meeting a few hours earlier and everyone left for home, me- i had come back to pick up something that i forgot only to see him rushing leaving the company, like a thief”’ John says
“’Yes now, he is a thief, a common criminal”” One of the police officers says looking me up and down
“’Wait,..it is  a misunderstanding,  i wasn’t ra-“’ i try to talk, no…i hate him but defaming of character is another thing, maybe i should just explain to them what he did exactly, surely he should be punished for that.
“’Yes, a criminal that should be arrested. I got into the conference room to see her shaking and crying on the floor, if you see her eh? Dear lord i was scared, see her cloths, he..i don’t know what he did. My madam that is always prim and proper, classy and all dressed, look at her..see her cloths is ruined, see her makeup..she has been crying, and she was wincing in pain when i helped her up an put her in the car, just imagine. He had raped her and ran out of the office like a common criminal… i quickly had to get her here to report the culprit.

 Please, who can take up this case?”’
‘’hmmm?’’ a bigger man steps forward, taking my look all in, i felt uncomfortable with his stares, i fold my hands
oh we shouldn’t have come, i shouldn’t have let him bring me here, this was no matter for the police.
I should have dealt with Brian on my own, i hope it doesn’t reflect badly on the company else it would be my neck on the line.
But something has to be done about that fool, but i wasn’t sure this was the right thing.
“’John, i think we should go “’
“”Go? Go ma’ám, no nah, you can’t let that jerk get away with what he has done to you madam, if he can do this to you, you that is his boss and he had no fear, he would do the same to other female staffs in the office, and the sad part is that they are all falling for him totally unaware about his devious character……..Miss Adora, you have to report him, don’t worry i know you are traumatized and scared, i would do the talking and would be here for you, but he wouldn’t be let off the hook at all”’
“’Madame, please you have to give your statement, this is a serious matter. I know how this works, raped victims usually get scared to talk because of fear of what the offender must have threatened them with, the stigmatization and what not so they feel they should rather not talk and suffer the pain of silence than to squeal, but don’t worry madam, the police system is able to handle your case and bring the offender to book with immediate alacrity..all we need from you is just give us the necessary information and write down your statement, and then we are good to good’’
‘’No, this is a mistake..John , let us go?’’ i say grabbing his arm
“’She is scared, that man must have done terribly things to her, when you say man , describe him, most men na boys oh?’’
‘’’Man, he is a full blown man, chest and all…see how she is shaking”’ John held my hand “’Please ma’am. Please don’t let him go free, he deserves to be punished for whatever he had done to you in that office, violating you like that, look at you, you were crying and shaking..do you want to let it go? He deserves to be brought to book… doesn’t he?’’
Yes, i want to punish him back for what he did to be, i want to give him back tit for tat, for the hot tea, the slam to the wall, the spanking, my name damaging, the internet post, everything ..yes , i want to punish him..i am nodding my head as i am thinking
“’Good!!’’ he turns from me “’Officer, we are ready to take her statement, she is traumatized but i would do the writing”’
“’Wait what_?’’ i shoot my eyes open, realising too late that he had taken my nods for continuing…but it was too late.
They had shoved a paper into John’s hands and a woman is taking me away to another room to seat down even as i protest, she gives me water, and asks if i would like to have a another shirt to wear, it wasn’t new and wasn’t exactly clean, but it was cleaner than the white stained shirt i had on.
I thought about the infested place i saw her pull the cloth out from and i wondered if it belonged to a prison inmate of some sort, i shake my head and didn’t bother to drink the water. Health was wealth. I was sensitive like that.
“”Please, i want to leave, can you please help me get John, the person i came with, this is a misunderstanding, i wasn’t raped…i was..Violated but i  wasn’t raped’’
But she is looking at me sadly “’ what’s the difference? Look, same thing my niece said a few years ago, it wasn’t until last year when she turned twenty did she finally tell us, he  was family, he was  my husband’s relative, he who was older than her with twenty-five long years had been molesting her since she was nine years old and by the time she turned eleven, he had been raping her. One time we suspecting she was pregnant and when we asked her, she pointed at him, ofcourse he denied and we thought that she was just a wayward brat, her mother kicked her out after series of beating and realising that she indeed was pregnant, out the house she was kicked with her bastard. she gave birth to the kid alright, it was last her after years of being away did she come with the child, ofcourse years of maturity and by then, we missed our little girl, the fool was old now, got a bad leg and a broken arm..he sees her and bursts into tears, asking for forgiveness and stuff…

By then, we are just staring at him, a man whom we respected and all. See, we felt stupid and all that, he really had being doing all that she, my niece  accusedhim off and told us, but because we were too blind to see and well..didn’t believe her, she stopped talking, she suffered it all..and when she got pregnant, we wanted to blame her, and we did…but we were wrong, we should have listened, pressured her to talk even when we doubted… but anyhow, we thank God she is okay, everything is forgiven..he died soon after, a gruesome death ..i guess karma wasn’t ready to forgive. But that is that, i see you, a beautiful young woman, you look independent and can hold your own, that is fine, but this rape thing is a big issue and if i wasn’t able to safe my niece because i wasn’t paying attention to her silence and only protecting her from the evil outside and forgetting to protect her from the evil clothed in familiar disguise, at least i can be able to help another out now that the truth is glaring, so madam, why am i telling you this? It’s so that you can realise that its for your own good that we want to help so that this person who has done this terrible thing wouldn’t be able to do it to another..so relax, they are taking your statement, we can go and arrest him this night or in the morning, you don’t have to say anything..you are evidence enough of what went down. Do you want us to take you to the hospital or you and your colleague can find your way there..?’
“”I don’t need to go to the hospital, i don’t think i was hurt so bad”’ i absentmindedly touch my chest..
“’Well, go to the chemist and tell them to give you postinor2 , if he spilled in it can wash your system from any unwanted load, and let’s pray he didn’t carry any disease..that one na you and doctor go sitdon talk”’
“’What, i just told you that i wasn’t rap-‘’
‘’Officer Ma, we are done, she can leave, her colleague says he doesn’t know where he lives but that he would be in the office in the morning, that is where we would go and arrest him”’ Someone puts his head into the office to speak with the chubby lady whose lips seems too big for her lips and i kept wondering if her talking didn’t affect her breathing pathway of her nose..
She looks at me, standing up “’You can go, and please, do what i say, we would arrest this rapist and he wouldn’t bother you again”’
“’But-‘’’i was ushered out of the room without completing my statement and back  to the reception area when i see John handling the paper and then looking up at me, his eyes resting..as though he felt relief for doing something right.
I go to him “’What did you write in that statement, please get it back. This is a misunderstanding, it’s not what you think”’ i whisper
He is shaking his head’’ i wrote what i saw and what you affirmed to and madam, it is what i think and …you are evidence enough “

I shake my head, no he doesn’t get it..”’John i am not asking you i am telling you to –“
‘’Okay, in the morning, expect us in the company..madam, sorry eh, go to the hospital so they can flush your system incase him drop something, did he use a condom or he did o-show-free?’’
I don’t answer 
‘’Please, my madam is still in a bad state to even answer that question, Miss Chime ,let us go, tomorrow  morning sirs’’ he says waving to the officer 
‘’John i say go back and take out my statement”’
But he is already ushering us out of the office and out the gate. It felt as though he wants him punished more than i do, like he was too happy to find something to use against him.
I remember also noticing money exchange hands .He is still leading me out of the station when i ask him  ‘’did you give them money John?’’
He nods “’ These are police officers, it’s to propel them to take necessary actions, if not they would be dragging their feet, it’s something little, five thousand. Don’t worry madam, that money is small…as long as it is to put a criminal behind bars, i would spend more’’  he beckons to Wilson who has been pacing back and forth around the car
“’Start the car, come and take madam home’’ He says taking me to the car
“’John, you didn’t have to do that, plus you are not listening, i wasn’t raped, violated and spanked  yes but not raped, this is taking it too far, we have to withdraw that statement’’ i say
He is looking at me, sadly, the same way the officer woman was, that same tone he says  ‘’ i know, i have read something like this, the victims rather act like nothing than be faced with the knowledge of it all, it’s okay madam, i promise you are not alone, i am here, please. Let the cops do their job, after tomorrow you wouldn’t have to ever see that sly fox ever again…’’ 
“’JOHN YOU ARE NOT LISTENING TO ME”’ i snap
‘’Madame, please don’t get mad at me, i am just trying to help and calm you, don’t worry by tomorrow you will feel better’’ he snaps his fingers at Wilson

 “’Quick take madam home, don’t ask her questions so she doesn’t get more angrier okay…quickly take her home’’ he says opening the car for me and making sure i enter, i turn to say something more..
‘’Madame please, relax, by tomorrow it would be well’’ he pats my hands
“’Oga, you no dey come with us?’’

 Wilson wanted to know if his night was going to be longer or shorter, he needs to branch mama basira’s shop before she closes
“’No, from here i will take a direct car to my house”’
“’Good i mean okay sir”’ Wilson enters into the car and starts the engine, atleast this night his bed wouldn’t be cold.
John shuts the door and then smiles at me “’Tomorrow, you will not have to see him again, ever’’ then he pats the top of the car and tells Wilson to drive, he begins to pull away from the driveway..
“’I said i wasn’t raped”’ i repeated

But he had straightened up, stepping away from the car as Wilson drives away.
Sighing i rest back my head, … and take another deep breath closing my eyes, well, i didn’t want to go ahead with it, but it was out of my hands , they didn’t want to believe me.
But then again, Brian deserves what is coming to him, maybe i would let him sleep a night there then i would withdraw the case.
i close my eyes as Wilson drives me further away from the station.
*
John is left staring as the car pulls away, he is lost in thoughts.
Was Miss Chima, the no-nonsense woman scared of that fool Brian that she doesn’t want to let him be arrested for raping her? even claiming that she wasn’t raped, he saw her cloths, soaked with brown liquid.. her eyes running down with tears that had ruined her make-up causing her mascara to run down her face making her look worse for wear.
Then the way she seemed pained from seating, he must have romped through her so hard that her ‘female area’ felt sore. And she wants to forgive him, claim that he didn’t  her?

Hell no, Brian should be reported, arrested and thrown away from the company.
He had dared to rape her, Miss Adora, the woman he had been fantasying about since he saw her the first day in her pjs..that body he had hoped that one day she would give him access to, yet Brian had had the audacity to take it by force!! Noo !!
Oh he couldn’t wait till tomorrow to see the that constant smile on Brian’s face wiped away..he couldn’t wait to see the shock, surprise and then embarrassment, he couldn’t wait to be standing at the door, with folded arms and a wide smile when they come for Brian tomorrow..he would be there first thing in the morning to usher them in..yes..
Brian has been a pain in the neck, arrogant, and annoying …all those fine boy-ness, all those worked-out body that makes all the girls swoon for him, all those fake designer cloths he wears to flaunt.. as if they don’t know is from Aba, china cloths, fake fake and fake , all that…i am better than the lot of you…all would be gone by tomorrow , and he John would be happiest staff there when it happens.

He can get back his fame as being the most efficient, the most amazing staff. Since Brian came, all he had done was make everyone want to be his friend and the fool does nothing other than flaunt his stupidity, insult authority and refuse duty.
How the hell was he still employed in the company, they say he is good ..what has he ever done to show that. They say he is effective and very talented, where is what he has done to showcase that?
It was fishy..too fishy. 
Okay he is what, a sponsor’s son, or some high profiled son….but he can’t be above the law, but yet, he talks and refuses Mr Emeka’s orders without fear, pass his work to others and yet…. nothing.
It didn’t make sense, who the hell was Brian?…or it is simply that his trust fund was sponsoring the company so he acts anyhow.? Like those interns from last year who did cause alot of trouble but couldn’t be reprimanded till they rounded up and had to leave. But this Brian, his arrogancy was off the roof.
No!!!..
Well, whatever and whoever he is, he was not getting out of this mess.

To think he was a rapist? No, he must be punished, severely.
“’Nonsense and Brian” John mutters as he turns away from the fading car, he stops a cab and goes home, thinking of tomorrow and what it would bring.. he smiles.
*
He turns off the engine .
“’Madam, everything dey okay? Weitin you and Oga john go do for police station, una go report somebody or na you dey for trouble? Why your cloth dey like this? This morning when i drop you for office you be dey look fine-fine, your dress and everything dey kmakpe! but..me i no understand why you dey like say person drag you commot from gutter”’
My eyes shoots up at him “’What the hell do you mean by that Wilson, do i look like dirt that someone had to drag me from the gutter eh?’’ i was already pissed, he really doesn’t want to be on my bad side
“’No madam, no vex, i just want to find out why you dey like this na madam, i no mean to disrespect you madam, i just dey worried…weitin happen to you madam?’’
I sigh “’Don’’t upset me and don’t ask me questions, give me my bag”’ i snap

He lifts the bag from the car and gives it to me as i alight, i take it turning away, i hear him murmuring, i ignore him.
I get into the house, locking my door behind me. I strip entering into the room, by the time i have gotten to stand infront of the mirror, i was down to my bra and panties.. i am looking at my chest.. i could see a faint burn to my chest..nothing an oil balm can’t clear, in a day or two, it would be gone.
I take off my panties and stare at my bottom, i could see his flat palm imprinted on my bottom as though someone had painted his palm on my fair bottom or marked me.
“’Damn you Brian’’ if i didn’t know better or wasn’t aware of how this happened and if someone was to see me naked right now they would assume i had a ‘’Chirstain Grey ‘’  sex moments with my lover, they would think that we were having it so good that spanking was a new high for dessert.
But they wouldn’t realise that this wasn’t a chirstian grey monet from the fifty shades of grey, this wasn’t a lover’s pat, this wasn’t even remotely sexual…this was an abuse, a violation, all shades of wrong.
This..was Brian’s hands on his boss’s butt an- and-and..
‘’Argh!!!!’’ i fling my bra on the floor.

I have never had a single mark on my body, never…only one night and i have a faint burn on my chest and the palm of that he-goat on my bum and to think i was even pitying him and not wanting the police to go arrest him by trying to clear the misunderstanding.
But it’s too late, what will be would be. A night in the cell wouldn’t hurt’, a small punishment for this- VIOLATION.
Sighing, i pick up my things and throw it in the washing machine, then i get into the shower and let the cool water wash my body as i wash off.
I come out, slipping into a  nightwear, climbing my bed, it takes a while before i sleep.
Then i close my eyes and fall asleep.

The conference scene is replaying itself, but it is different; when he slams me to the wall, we are staring at each other, but his looks is different, when he lifts me and  places me on the table and spanks my bottom, it didn’t hurt like it did, instead it sends some electrifying sensations up my thighs.. tickling me.
I don’t sob out in pain, i moan.

He turns me around as i am still on the table, and i am staring up at him, then he goes down, his head disappearing from my view..
I feel his head between my thighs, and then i felt something else, wet, warm..and  slightering up my inner core. i close my eyes, curl my toes , hold the table tight, ache my lower body up to his face..biting my lips i moan out his name..
‘’Brian!!”’
I wake up with a start..
“’Jesus!! What in the world!!’’ i sit up from my bed, reaching for the clock. It’s 6:30am. It’s morning already.

But i am frowning, what the hell was that, what the actual hell was that?

I feel my neck when i notice heat radiating from my body, i was running a fever.
That explains it, mum used to say when you begin to have weird dreams that don’t make sense, you were coming down with malaria..
I open my draw to find that i still had malaria drugs i didn’t finish, i check the expering date to see that it was still good. I rush a bath, grab bread from the fridge and a drink.. i eat it.
I take the pills as soon as i hear Wilson horning for me,
“’Good morning madam”’ Wilson greets me opening the door for me, i nod and enter the car.

It is a quite ride to the office, i alight to meet John . it was evident he was waiting for someone and i believe it was for me.
He rushes down to me, taking the bag away from Wilson who eyes him, “’ i can carry madam’s bag Oga john”’ he shifts the bag out of John’s reach
“’i have hands”’ John reaches for it

“’No, i can carry it for her  Oga Wilson, leave am, i no know why you dey near madam too much these days”’
‘’Are you mad, let go of the bag now’’ John nears him
I turn to see them bickering “’What is it?’’
‘’Nothing”’ John pulls the bag away from Wilson, comes up to meet me “’Nothing at all, would you want me to tell the secretary to get you anything?’’
I am holding my head “’No, i am fine just want to sit for a minute”’
‘’Ökay”’
Nodding to a few greetings and rewarded with a smile from the company secretary, i enter my office, John quickly drops my bag and pulls out  a chair for me, he seems too happy.
‘’why are you exceptionally happy John, is there something i am missing?’’
‘’No ma, it is a good and wonderful day ma’ám, nothing else”’
‘’Okay, is there any progress on what we worked on yesterday, and is Mr Emeka around?’’
‘’yes there is, significant progress. And he just came in, why?’’
‘’i needed him to give me go head for the files i submitted to him yesterday”’
‘’oh okay, but he hasn’t settled in yet”’
‘’okay. Please let me know when he does, and John, you might have to assist me a little bit, Mr Emeka has put me on another task..me and that…damnit!!!’’ I say getting up
‘’what is it Miss Adora?”’
I forgot all about the incident of yesterday, the station, the police coming here, no, this wasn’t good..this wasn’t good at all.
The client wants his designs for his house done, and his house built, if Brian is arrested, then there wouldn’t be designs, no constructions , no live-in feed, no public feedback…which means…no extra money for the company, which means the client would be highly displeased and disappointed , which means this would get back to the Boss of the boss..which means it would be bad bad BAD!!…and when they call to find out why…
It would be told to him that i got his staff arrested for raped.

 Which..wouldn’t be why he would be angry with me, but the fact that the client doesn’t get this project done. And i wasn’t ready to get another call from the Boss of the boss. I am not ready to lose my job.
This is bad…bad bad bad!!
I am pacing 
“’What is i s Miss Adora?’’ a worried look crosses his face.
“’Brian cannot be arrested”
He frowns “’Why the hell not Ma’ám, after what he did to you, why the hell not?”’
‘’’Because –‘’

We both turn to the door when we hear voices rising..

“’What is that noise?’’ fear grips me
John listens for a minute, then his face brightens into a  smile “’they are dragging the filth out of the building “’ he claps in excitement as both of us rush  out to see a few police men, Mr Emeka following them and someone handcuffed is being pulled out of his office, a few staffs are already muttering, asking what the problems is and trying to prevent the police officers from leaving.
We move forward, breaking through the crowd to find Brian, hands cuffed behind his back, shouting at the officers, asking them to uncuff him, calling Mr Emeka to tell them to do so else he would be sorry, asking the officers if they knew who he was…

John is laughing beside me..Peter had come to join him
“’Dude, why are the police here , do you know, what did he do?’’ John was also known as the gossip in the office, they all came to him for the latest jist, but John is busy enjoying the scene to give out any information
“’Dude, later, i don’t want to miss any moment of this, wait’’ he brushes him aside as he follows behind me as i make my way to them.
*
‘’uncuff me right this minute damnit!! I haven’t done anything wrong, damnit”’ Brian pushs the officer by nudging him to the side, but the officer tightens his hold on him as he grabs Brian, slamming him to the wall to steady him
“’The more you resist arrest, the more things would be filed against you young man, relax and follow us to the station”’
‘’Í know my rights, i have my rights and you have no right to walk in here and arrest me for something i didn’t do…”’
‘’something you did sir, you can drop your statements at the station, then you can explain yourself’’
It was the officer that we spoke to last night, and the others who were there also
‘’i didn’t do nothing , Emeka , tell them, tell them to let go off me, or this would fall on you..you know this, tell them to let go off me”’ he says
‘’For a criminal you still have mouth to talk abi, move jor..move before i use my stick on you’’ they pull him out of the office , passing the other offices and out to the lobby area, staffs had gathered already..
‘’i am not criminal damnit, stop pushing me, i will have your jobs, i swear it, you don’t know who i am , you have no idea who my fa-‘’
‘’Brian go to the station with them and stop fighting it and embarrassing yourself, when you get there you can explain yourself and clear this mess’’
“’me, follow them to the station like a common criminal? Why, what have i done, being accused of what i didn’t do? Why should i follow them so they can change it for me right? Think i don’t know how they work…tell them to uncuff me if not i will have your job as well”’ Brian screams at Emeka
‘’someone who is being arrested, he is still there forming arrogant’’’someone murmurs
“’But what did he do na?”’ it is Tomiwa asking
‘’i dont’t know oh, they came this morning asking for him, betty went to call Mr Emeka when they said they came with an arrest warrant for Brian, we don’t know what he is being arrested for though, next thing Mr Emeka takes them to his office and this is what we are seeing, what did he do na??’’ Tombra appears behind her whispering
“’Maybe John will know, he knows all that is happening’’ someone says from the other corner
“’Abi?’’
‘’where is he sef?’’
‘’Look at him there, beside Miss Adora there, him and Peter, why does Miss Adora look as though she is fearing for Brian?’’ another person points across the room 
“’MOVE!”’ the officer drags Brian by his trousers
‘’í am not going anywhere, where is the person who went to accuse me of this, ask her, ask her if i did anything of that sort..ask her, where is she..where is she?’’ Brian is struggling with them..he wasn’t going nowhere for something he didn’t do..
‘’Brian, you did, she had already written a statement in the station, and they have proof, go kindly with them, this is a working environment and you are making a scene’’ Emeka says, he wouldn’t want customers or clients to come in here and see the commotion, good thing that is was still quite early
‘’what nonsense statement is that?’’  Brian stands his ground, the officers are trying to calm themselves, they would have hurled him over their shoulders or dragged him like a thief..but this was a working environment, they were trying to be careful too.
‘’Oga move”’
‘’i am not going anywhere, let her come and tell me to my face”’

John pushes past me..”’You are not ashamed of yourself, instead of you to be pleading your case you are here shouting and claiming, okay explain to us what you were still doing back at the conference room yesterday and how come when you were leaving you were running out..explain to us why miss Adora was crying in the office, explain to us what happened to her cloths and how she could barely walk..why she was shaking and all..explain to us. Yet you are claiming you didn’t do anything…you are high on a new form of crack, officers, carry him away, he is arrogant and he is a bad bad person, “’
‘’oh, i would have known  she would have sent her loyal lap dog to do her bidding, why don’t you shut up john on what you don’t know and call that witch to come and explain why she is lying, me? Sexually harassed her and violated her? Is she high?’’
‘’Rape!! You raped her!!’’ John spat

Everyone gasps, me included. I step forward placing a hand on John’s shoulders
“’John, please let me handle this’’ i turn to Brian who is shooting fire through his eyes “’Officers, i think there have been a misunderstanding and i will clear it up, Brian didn’t ra-“
‘’yes the witch is out, from her coven, where is your broom? infact how dare you accuse me of rape? Sexual harassment and violation, is it how you lack attention so much you go so low to seek for it even if you are defaming someone’s character, what sort of witch are you? You lie, you are a snake and your are a bad person.  The other day you lied about my person in the club, today- today?..oh you have gone too far. Did i touch you, did i sexually harass you? You are not even half my type, not even when i am high would i ever find you attractive, all witch and bad  vibe that comes off wrong, yet you dare to claim i raped you? You can’t and will not be able to get me up even if you are butt naked infront of me, yet you lie that i raped you, violated you, harassed you sexually, what is wrong with you..you are  a horrible-horribly lying witch and you had better drop this charges because it is nothing but a bloody lie, like your personality….you are demented, infact you need to be arrested for defamation of character and person..officers you should arrest her, she is the one who is a criminal. What does your law say about that eh? Get these cuffs from me and arrest the lying defaming witch who obviously hadn’t had some for  a long time and yet lies about it hoping that it could land her some dog-time with her lap dog there behind her smiling from ear to ear..you both are despicable’’ he spat to my face

I opened my mouth and closed it, the room is silent, everyone is waiting for me to respond or not… i could literally hear a pin drop, even the officers are staring at me..
I open my mouth to speak, what i wanted to say going at the corner of my mind and something else replaces it…”’Yes Brian ..you sexually harassed me by placing your hands on my tush and grabbing it with you  palms not once, not twice, not thrice, you poured me hot contents on my body..surely there is a law against violence against women especially when you held both my hands and slammed me to the wall..probably in the bid to do what i wonder, restraining both my hands, grabbing me over your shoulders and placing me on the table and ..and’’ i choked remembering it, the dream
Everyone gasps..
“’it’s okay Madame, i think the rest we know, Oga do you want to deny all these?’’ the police officer asks Brian who is shocked..
“’it was  a mistake, well..i was talking to her and she was ignoring me and i poured her the tea out of anger, because she slapped me, yes she slapped me, it was a reflex action, and i didn’t slam-slam you to the wall and i held your hands because you were hitting me and slapping me like a crazy witch, and i was only trying to teach you a lessen when i spanked you and-‘’
“’Did you get that?’’ the officer turns to another who was recording the exchange via audio, the man nods
“’Good, he just confessed. Sir, you are under arrest with concrete evidence, move or now we would be forced to use force on you sir, you are not entitled to a lawyer, you will be facing the judge and a sentence would be passed”’ the officer grabs his trousers again, lifting him from the ground, and pushing him
‘’’Wait, wait, you can’t arrest me, you are getting it all wrong, it was a harmless misunderstanding between colleagues”’
“’She isn’t your colleague but your Boss you arrogant fool’’ Mr Emeka spits
I am standing there and looking at him, now he really deserves it. I was trying to salvage the situation but he went ahead to run his mouth, making me angry.
Well i have no more pity for him, he should sleep in cell until God knows when. I don’t care. If the Boss finds out and fires me…well, i would take it in good faith that i wasn’t able to work with the fool and get the client’s house ready in time..
But there was no way i was not going to enjoy him being humiliated for once, for paying him back tit for tat, this wasn’t enough humiliation for him but it would do, for now.

Talk about payback .
‘’she is a witch! A witch i swear it, Adora, Adora tell the truth”’ Brian is looking at me and screaming
‘’You tell the truth, people like you deserve the darkest of cells and bad men as companions”’ John tells him .

Brian is staring at me “’Stop this nonsense, say the truth, this would destroy me..my everything, i can’t go to jail for what i didn’t do. Mr Emeka, call my fa-‘’
‘’take him away please so we can get back to work”’ he tells the officers getting close to Brian, leaning close to him “’Only an immature child who still suckles at his mother’s breast keeps running to his parents for aid, you brought this on yourself, you alone, clean your own damn mess and stop trying to drag your father into this every second…do you think he would move a muscle, you just went from your lowered points to zero in his books. To find out that his son is a rapist, a sexual harasser, and you violated someone, you think he would run to your rescue? You disappoint him every second Brian. Go ahead, call your father, tell them who your father is, tell them you are the son of the owner of the company, go ahead, tell them you are the son of one of the richest elite family ..go ahead, tell them ,watch them sneer at you, watch them shake their heads and tell you how disgraceful you are of your parent’s name…hear your father’s displeasure, hear your mother sigh in pain and disappointments…they sent you back home to better yourself, to improve, to be better, to be responsible, to hold down your own, to build your name the way your father h, to show why you are your father’s son, but all you have succeeded in doing is showing what an arrogant spoilt brat you are…you have no shame, no remorse and no need of repentance..no shame Brian, you really are a pain to your parents, go on, embarrass them the more, or do one thing for once, take responsibility of your mess, clean it up and sit the hell up damnit!! Disgrace!!’’ he leans away from him.
There was something in the way Brian looks at him, 
‘’officers, please take him away, let him deal with his mess..please”’ he tells the officers stepping away, Brian is looking at me now, i turn away

This time when they ask him to move, he does, as they leave the building, putting him in the van and they drive away.
“’Everyone get back to walk, Miss Adora, in my office”’ Emeka says  walking away, sighing i follow him, i feel eyes on me, i also see them gather John like flies
“’John, is it true, what happened, is what you said ..just now, is it true?’’ i hear someone asking him
‘’yes, i was there, i mean i came and saw miss Adora on the floor in tears yesterday and shaking, Jesus!!, she was calling Brian’s name and  i saw him running out of the office and all…You need to see the way i went into action, i was the one who took her to the station, then hey Gawd, Miss Adora was just crying and shaking, it was me now, if i wasn’t here to help God knows what would have happened”’
“’Hey wonders shall never end. So he raped her true-true?’’ Peter rubs his jaw shaking his head
“’I don’t believe Brian would do something like that’’ Tomiwa says shaking her head, “’The dude is too fine for that, he can have any girl he wants’’
‘’true’’
‘true”’
‘’so you are saying she is lying?’’ John stones at them
‘’i didn’t say so but…i don’t know”’
‘’’Didn’t you hear him admit to some things? Abi you were deaf or you were thinking with your breast ?’’

 Peter throws at Tomiwa
“’Peter mind your mouth oh’’ she warns
“”you are seeing glaring evidence yet  you are siding him, because he is a fine boy, is the devil ugly..na so God tell you for bible? Was he not the prince of light..was he not beautiful…yet is it not because of him we all will go to hell fire if we don’t repent..you are here saying he is a fine boy, nonsense and fine boy. He raped his boss and he will pay for it”’
“’Abegi Peter, you and John  are just jealous, he is innocent until proven innocent, can’t you see that he was saying he didn’t  do it‘’
‘’when you catch thief, does he say he is the one?’’ Bola offers
‘’’whose side are you own sef?’’

 Tombra challenges Bola
‘’Me? i am on no one’s side oh, we all should be on our job’s side because they are paying us to work not talk about rape and no rape…’’Bola says moving away
‘’we already know whose side John is on’’ Temi says sighing
John didn’t bother to indulge her..
‘’All i know is what i saw and that is what was reported to the officers, but i am glad he is out of here, now everybody head go come down, all these girls mopping around here as though they are on heat go calm down, Brian this and that…oh behold the Brian, the office rapist’’ he says sighing and moving away as the meeting breaks.
*
‘’i have just one question to ask you? Did he do it?’’ Mr Emeka asks me

 

‘’sir?’’
“’Think carefully before you answer that question?’’
‘’He did it’’
‘’He raped you?’’
‘’erm…’’
He raises an eyebrow 
“’No sir”’
“’then why did you lie?’’
‘’ i didn’t sir, well not exactly, he did do the others…i guess everything else just blew out of proportion when John found me there and took me to the station, i admit i was angry at the time but when i wanted to correct it..it spiralled out of control, even now…but look at him, no apology, nothing”’ i say justifying my stance for not speaking up
‘’this is bad Miss Adora, he will go to jail for that”’
‘’he can go to jail for the other things he did..”’
‘’but he didn’t rape you’’
‘’No”  i sigh
  ‘’You lied’’
I am quiet
‘’you will be reprimanded for this you know that right?’’
I am quiet
‘’’i am aware of how difficult it is to work with him but you should have made sure to clear the air so that he would be punished for what he has done not what he didn’t do’’
‘’it’s apparent that he doesn’t get punished for all that he does, no matter what at anyone’s expense..”’ i say
‘What?’’
‘’sorry sir”’
He sighs ..
He would have to call his Boss, Brian’s father, Brian is his son after all. But he would be highly disappointed. He wouldn’t mind to have Brian dealt with by his father..but..he would wait a day.
He wasn’t pitying him but…he would wait a day. 
He was going soft.
“’Deal with it Adora‘’
‘’but he is rude and and..he spanked me, he violated me, it is wrong”’ my chicks turns red, when i remember the dream again
‘’how long do you want him kept there, you do know you can get him out?”’
‘’i don’t know. Maybe, if i drop the charges”’
‘’then drop it…or better yet, do it on your terms’’
‘’’what do you mean?’’
‘’you want to tame a lion, how would you do it?’’
I am staring at him

 

“’Well figure it out. In the main time, you would be reprimanded for your lies, your first pay would be cut by 50% “’
“’50%’?’’ my eyes opens
“’Yes , the boss has told me that if anyone does anything to jeopardize the company i should treat accordingly..this would have earned you a sack letter, this is an office not to settle personal dispute and your both whatever you both are doing is causing it to be brought to  the work place and if you can’’t work together…one of you would have to leave’’
‘’and i guess he isn’t an option and i am yet to know why?’’
‘’Out of my hands“’
Right .

‘’i need you to go to the station and clear this mess Adora, today and i need you both to work on the housing project before the Boss calls. I am keeping this away from him because trust me, he wouldn’t be having this quiet conversation with you…you would have been on your way back to lagos’’
Silence
‘’And another thing, before you go flying to the police again for anything, make sure you run it by me first, i do not like surprises, and do let him know that he is getting a free pass from me today, mention it to him that it is because of me his immunity isn’t in the toilet by now”’
‘’what does that mean?’’
‘’he would know, you are dismissed”’
“’Okay sir”’
*
Brian is seating in a cell on a bench, it’s been a couple of hours or more, he couldn’t tell. 
He is angry, hungry…and then he is something else..
By evening he is sure that no one was coming for him, the officers are rude and insultive, they tell him he would be here for a long time, they don’t give him access to call…but even if they did, he wouldn’t call his father, Emeka was right, he needed to deal with this mess. He is pacing the small cell. It smells of urine and decayed faeces, there is a small pocket of water there and a hole in the ground where there used a paper to write “’Shit and pour water”’ he gags as he sees flies gathering the hole. He wonders how many people have bent to shit through that hole.
God! he can’t stay here, even the devil had better accommodation .
He would go mad, he would.
But he didn’t rape her, he didn’t, this was unfair, it didn’t make any sense. Okay he shoudn’t have manhandled her, or poured her hot tea or spanked her..but he didn’t rape the witch..
Oh she would pay for this, if he comes out.
But he can’t stay here, he can’t breath..he would fall sick and die..

‘’GET ME OUT OF HERE PLEASE, I AM INNOCENT!!’’ he screams banging on the door, but every police person that answers him tells him to get comfortable..
It’s dark when the door is opened and an officer puts in his head..’’ you have a visitor”’ he says
Brian sits up immediately, he must have fallen asleep.
He walks out of the small room, passes some other cells were some inmates looked half alife, skinny..barely able to function. This is how he would end up when he is forgotten by everyone here even by his family?’
No!
He would make a deal with the devil just so he doesn’t remain here, and guess what?
As soon as he steps into the room he was ushered into, he sees her, the devil’s sister, ADORA
“’have you come to gloat?’’
I didn’t reply that question “’Here is the deal, the charges has been dropped against you”’
“”You finally told the truth”’
‘’I didn’t lie, it’s not my fault they deduced the “Rape”” part themselves’’
“And you thought it convenient to let them ride on it, clap for your win, you win’’
‘’i think you deserve to be here for  while do you think so too Brian ?’’
He is frowning at me
I continue “’Right now, i am the only one who can get you out of here, unless you have family or friends you can call to for that and begin to explain why you are behind bars..i wonder what they would think’’’ i am tapping my jaw
He is quiet “’You know it’s a lie”’
‘’No, i know you manhandled me and violate me, well in a way, that is what i will tell them and you can get a couple of weeks still. You burned my chest, that is domestic violence punishable by law, you hit me, punishable by law”’
‘’you slapped me, punishable by law”’ he counters me
‘’i can say because you burned me first”’
‘’it’s a lie’
‘’Well, it will fly in court, face it, it’s my words against yours and the downside is that, you did all these things, you are a man and i am a femal,. You harass me in different ways, when i am trying to do my job and otherwise…Brian, you will serve time or highest do community service..it’s your fault, for being such an arrogant dick..and to think you are a common PA , you have got guts’’
‘’Insult me, go ahead.. you have no idea who the hell i am”’
“’I don’t care, i don’t like you Brian”’
“’I don’t like you either, atleast the feeling is mutual”
“’Good, i will drop it all only on one condition?’’
“’Which is?’’
‘’you let me do my job, you stay the hell out of my place and we work together for his client’s house and design and when that is done..you stay the hell away for me’’
‘’as long as you do thesame, we are good”’

‘’And you work as my PA, as you are meant to’’
‘’fxxk no!!’’
‘’Those are my conditions’’
‘’ You said one condition, now you are say “’Conditions’’ , Women, they say one thing and mean another, confused lot , plus, you just said you don’t want to see my face’’
‘’i don’t, you only have to do the tasks i assign you to do…you don’t have to talk to me, we have emails and all , with that we can communicate, after the house project..you become a ghost worker to me ..whatever you want. That is it.you will answer when called, deliver on time and excetera..”
Silence
‘’i don’t have all day’’
‘’fine”’
‘’one more thing , you will apologise to me infront of everyone and try to be atleast respectful’’
‘’bullshit, you are overstepping’’
‘’then i hope you are making yourself comfortable”’
Silence, but he is throwing daggers at me
‘’ No, i wouldn’t do that, never and even if i am crazy to, why can’t i apologise here?’’
‘’because when you were humiliating me, you didn’t just do it in private but publicly, I want to watch your ego bruised and i want to enjoy seeing it drop to the floor it’’’
‘’You are a witch!!”’
‘’Glad you are perceptive  and not entirely arrogant and dumb“’
He has a sly smile on his face, but it doesn’t reach his eyes, as though he is wishing the amount of evil things he could do to me..
‘’that is not an anwer”’
‘’fine’’
Wow!! That was an easy give-in, guess today i really win
“’Good!’’
‘’yes Good’’!! he replies
He would make a deal with the devil just to get out of here..but, he would device his plan to get her back.
‘’Great. “’ i say walking out of the room but i pause “’Oh, Mr Emeka says to tell you that you should know that it is because of him that your immunity isn’t in the toilet already, whatever that means’’
Brian is staring at me, his fine face turns to granite, i see him mutter under his breath, i walk away back to the reception.
“’officer, i am done with him, you can have him sign it now”’ i say thanking them and leaving
The officer walks into the room and hands Brain a  paper and pen
‘’What is this for?’’
‘’to sign that if Miss Adora lays any complain against you again, she would re-file her reports and you will serve minimum time of three months before a trail would be set for you for a new hearing, without bail”’
Damn you Adora!!
“’Sign it, we don’t sleep in the station”’ the officer says
Sighing , Brian signs it.
He is set free, he comes out to meet the dark skies.. he was smelling like shit and he was hungry.
He quickly dips his hands into his pocket to realise that the 700 naira change from the 1000 naira  change Mr Emeka had given to him was gone.
“’Thieves, they stole my money?’’ he says turning, but they were locking the gate.
How was he going to get home? The phone rings in his pocket

Oh ofcoutrse, the phone was too old and too bad that they rather not take it too.
Choosy thiefs!!
“’fool , it is  past 8 and you aren’t here, you don die be that. Run oh, because we would find you and break your legs”’
Shit!!
He wears his watch, it is 9pm.
 Damnit !!
How was he to get there now, he doesn’t even know the way.
“’you hear me?’’ Gesto asks
“’i am stuck in traffic, i am coming…”’ Brian makes static sounds with his mouth “’I can’t hear you, bad network”’  and cuts the call.

Just then he turns to find a car stopping, he sees Ikena, his face breaks into a smile
‘’oh, boy am i glad to se you”’
‘’i wouldn’t say thesame sir”’
‘’club please”’
‘’if i didn’t know better i would said you were eager to work?’’
‘’No, i am eager to pay my debts, plus i am hungry i believe i can ask to be fed, or beg.. so i can have strength to deal and pay people back for today…but i don’t want any more distractions, if i don’t go, they would come looking for me, and truly..today, i don’t want nothing getting back to father ..”’

 “’is sir trying to be responsible for once in his life?’’
‘’SHUT UP AND DRIVE”” I say slipping in… “’and if you say i smell like shit, i would hug you right now’’
He laughs, it was the first time i had heard him laugh, no, it was the first time i had made him laugh  and for a strange moment, i was glad i wasn’t shouting his head off.
Those hours in that cell must have made me soft or rather done something to me.
*
Brian gets home by 4am from club-work, tired, he gets a few hours of sleep and by 8am he is outside waiting for Ikena
“’Mornimg Sir”’ Ikena eyes him suspiciously 
‘’morning, don’t worry don’t fret, it’s me”’
‘’i will sir, you are ready and waiting for me, this is strange”’
Brian smiles, yes, because he is thinking for the better clapback for Miss Adora, but he would let her think she has won…then when she is well rested from her battle, he would lunch an attack she wouldn’t see coming, neither will Emeka.
“It’s not, i have turned a new leaf”’
‘’Right, it’s like saying the devil went back to ask God for Forgiveness,’’’
Brian smiles ..”’You never know Ikena , you never know’’
‘’it is ikechu-‘
‘’i like Ikena, don’t give my head stress. Ikena Ikena Ikena. That is what i will call you, stop fuzzing, to the office”’ he snaps
“’Aha, i knew the real Brian will show up”’ Ikena turns and puts the car on drive 
Arrogant spoilt brat, Ikena mutters under his breath
*
‘’Thank you everyone “’ Mr Emeka rounds up the morning briefing ,”’Does anyone have anything to add?’’
Silence and shaking of heads
‘’No? Okay good, get to work everyone “”
Suddenly the door bursts open and Brian lets himself in, John is startled, same as Peter and the everyone gasps..some seemed happy to see him, Tomiwa and Tombra for one..
‘’Yes please i do, sorry for the late entrance but i would love to say something “’ Brain says taking the attention of everyone
“’glad for you to join us Brian, how was your stay in the station?’’ Emeka smiles
Brian smiles stiffly..”’ i would like to say something to Miss Adora’’ he says

I am staring at him…
Good, apologise to me publicly you fool,. 
But there was a mischievous glint in his eyes as he looks at me..
‘’’i would like to say…kiss my ass Miss ADO-RAT CHIMENY.. GAME ON!!!”’
I gasp with my mouth dropping open and hitting the floor
*
  ***** A WEEK LATER***

*
I slap him again, this time, just like last time, he wraps my hands behind me and nudges me to the wall, he was angry, but i was surprised to see him control himself not to slam me to the wall.
But i was in the wrong now, but ego, but pride..
“’Apologise”’
‘’No!!”’
“’Apologise damnit”” he is pressing me to the wall as i try to pull away
“’No, i won’t, you can’t make me”’
‘’i can and i will, apologise?”’
‘’No!!’’ 
“’Fine, i warned you..”’ he dips his hands into the bowl of ice, taking a handful and stares at me, my hands are locked behind me, i follow his movements and i am staring at him
“’What are you doing?’’
‘’Apologise”’’
“’What are you doing?’’
“’What do you think, i am making you”’
I stare at him, making me apologise, how would he make me apologise with ice..what- 
My eyes grows big
“’Brian, don’t you dare,’’ i struggle “’Brian don’t you dare”’
‘’oh i will, i really will”’ Anger as replaces the look in his eyes to something more mischevious and he is smiling, he is actually smiling.
He takes his free hands , holding me still with the other hand holding both my hands behind me pressed to the wall, takes the ices..and..****{some text missing}🤔🤔 ( Ask ITCHY-FINGERS😅)

I am screaming as soon as i feel it !!!

But he is laughing, watching me squirm and jump and scream he is laughing, so hard that he lets go roaring in laughter.
Gaining a bit of self, i push him, he tumbles backwards hitting his head..

Silence, he isn’t moving.
“’oh dear Lord!!”’ i rush to him,

 “’Brian, Brian??’’
‘’BOOOO!”’’
I jump, he is back to laughing i grab the bowl of ice and empty it on his chest..
“’AHA!! HOW DO YOU LIKE THAT NOW?’’ and start to point and laugh as he begins to jump
“’Oh, now you are going to get it”’ he says dancing the cubes away..grabbing two and coming for me..
I Run.

****
 ** A WEEK EARLIER**
(Find out what texts is missing in the next chapter 😅😋)
*

TO BE CONTINUED

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5 thoughts on “The Brat And The She-devil $Chap 11

  1. Nice work, itchy fingers
    But please increase the pace at which you upload new series, so we don’t read the story for a year 😀😁😂

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