THE BRAT AND THE SHE-DEVIL CHP 41

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THE BRAT AND THE SHE-DEVIL

CHAPTER FORTY-ONE

#THEBRATANDTHESHE-DEVIL

*

Emeka is standing and backing his window, a glass of drink in his hand, as he watches the morning break.

It is 7:55 in the morning; he had been up for hours, thinking about what to do about Brian.

Finding no solution to his problem he had left to work early so his wife would stop asking about his bad mood.

She wouldn’t understand, no one but him, No one will know how it pains unless they are wearing his shoes. Sadly, he has no intention of letting go off his seat.

Not even for Brian Andrews, son or no son. Brian is better off chasing the skirts.

He needs to do something, and fast.

”Kenekan, I have worked too hard for this to get tossed to the corner because he is your son. There is no way I am letting this happen, no way” he turns away from the window, placing the glass on the table, he grabs the phone and dials the front desk.

”Is John around yet?”

”No Sir, should I let him know you want him when he does Sir?”

”Yes, immediately he does” he says cutting the call.

John hates him, John would be the better instrument to use, .

He relaxes back in his seat and waits,.

*

John had left Emeka’s office angrily after he had chased him and them out, after the plan to make the Boss get angry and punish both of them, Brian and Adora fail.

He had been angry, too angry that he wished he could have done something, anything to channel his anger, but it was no use.

Fuming, he had gone back to his desk, angrily staring at documents, unable to focus because his anger was giving him a bad migraine.

He gets up walking out, just leaving to clear his head and think.

If a cockroach as much as fly across your head, you wipe it down with a brown killing it. If mosquitoes bite you arm, you slap it dead on the spot. If a snake crawls across your path, you have a knife you cut of it’s head. But..why is it with Brian, it is different.

He tried getting rid of him, like a ghost he came back from the dead.

Now, hoping that the revelation that both him and Adora are having a thing should get them the booth out of the door, but for some twisted luck, they get saved, because the Boss, the big Boss thinks him hearing them talk wasn’t proof enough?”

Fxxk you Sir!!!

John is angered.

Oh. You wait, I will get you the prove you need Sir, I will.

He gets back to the desk and watches their door, Adora didn’t come out, and neither did Brian.

He leaves and then comes back again, Temi comes to him, fuzzes about nonsense.

”I am not in the mood Temi, so get yourself and your loud mouth away from me”

”I have been looking for you”

”I said get lost” he repeats

”I said-”

He stands up angrily, staring into her face ”I do not care what you are about to say, I said get lost, so get lost”

”You cannot tell me to get lost, this is a public place”

”You are in my face”

”I am standing in a public place, if you want me to leave here, own it”

He stares at her, folding his fist, ”You..you” he curses walking away, if he doesn’t calm himself, he would do something he wouldn’t regret, but he doesn’t need any distractions, no he doesn’t . he needs to catch them read handed.

He comes back to see Brian heading to her office, he follows him behind and then stops when he enters, pretending to scroll on his phone as he stands to the door, hoping to hear anything.

”- time to go home – er, I mean for the er designing ” Brian said

”Okay, I would be right out” Adora said

Then silence, John moves closer to the door, the door opens, he turns immediately walking away.

When he turns he sees Brian walking out of the office, and then leaves the premises, Adora comes out a few minute later, her eyes downcast as she leaves.

”She was crying?” He mutters in anger

The slut was crying?

He angrily kicks the wall

”Take it easy John, only God knows what is eating you up this days, ” Peter, his friend appears behind him

”That is my problem, not use” he says walking away

”You think he is going crazy? Boma, who was leaving the printing away comes to stand beside Peter who is frowning watching John follow Adora behind.

”I don’t know, but he is acting in a way I don’t like”

”How?”

”I don’t know. He seems to be obsessed with Miss Adora and his anger towards Brian is increasing by the day”

”You think he would do something stupid?” Boma screws up his face, Peter chuckles,

”Like what?”

”I don’t know, stupid people end up doing stupid things” He shrugs

”Na, John can be a lot of things, but stupid enough to do stupid things because of what? Miss Adora and a guy he doesn’t like? Nah!!” Peter says, but he frowns

”If you believe so, I don’t think you would have that face”

”I just..” he rubs his jaw ”Nah. Let’s get back to work. John is just being a guy on heat and one whose ego is bruised, nothing else.”

”Even sleeping dogs bite my friend ”

”Not this one known him for abit, he wouldn’t hurt a fly”

Boma nods ”Okay, come, let’s get the team and finish on this”

*

John had watched them leave yesterday, his eyes boiling in anger.

He wished there was something more he can do, anything at all.

He goes back and tosses his file on his desk to the ground, cursing.

”What?” he asked as everyone turns to him ”You have work, get back to it damnit!!!”

He does nothing productive till the end of the day, thinking of what to do to Brian to wipe the smug smile off his face once and for all. He already knows what he would do to Adora, she would pay for choosing that He-goat over him.

*

Last night.

He is seated in the club, drinking a glass of beer when he sees him walk in, with a woman on his arm.

Then he smiles, he brings out his phone and then dials.. the person excuses the lady he is with and then steps outside to take a call.

”Yo! John, what’s up?” The man speaks into the phone

”Hey, I am inside, check your right when you come in, straight ahead, I need you to help me do something”

”Like what?”

”I need to fxxk up a nigga real good, and I need to start with things within an IT company and you are the right guy for it”

”Don’t tell me we are still talking about the same guy here?”

”Yes!!!”

”Okay”

”come in, waiting for you” John cuts the call and then smiles.

Yes, now everything would work out as perfectly as he would want.

There is no way Brian would come out of this unscared.

*

Alex alights from the car, Mikel gets out and then leads them into the safe house.

”As you can see, this is just perfect, you can work from here sir. We got it from a nice looking man”

”How much?” Alex asks pulling at his grey goatee

”oh well, it depends, he didn’t live long enough to ask” Chike smiles, Alex nods

”No family members?”

”Nope, he is a widower, no kids, been leaving here for ten years, was looking to sell it and we offered a price, he was down and buried before he could get out cash, I mean, a whole 45 million? Hahah, I helped him kick the bucket early, I am sure he is missing his wife” Chike laughs again.

”Food, is this place stucked?”

”To the brim, we know how you like it Sir”

”Good, the boys?”

”Going to take care of them Sir” Mikel says handing hima key

”And Koko in jail?”

”i..erm,…I will do that Sir” Chike stammers.

”You better”

”Did you friend get it up?” Alex says sitting down

”Yes, Being up for the past 20 minutes, ”

So if the police check me out, I am who the fxxk I say I am?”

”Yes Sir.”’

”Good, now, send someone to get rid of the taxi and you Mikel, find me John, find me Brian and then him, also, you remember I need info on that Jude Robertson guy okay?”

”Yes Boss”

”Okay, the girls? The drugs?” He says taking off his shirt as he is seated”

”They have begun operations Sir in the new safe houses, no worries”

”I need someone here, to clean, wash, cook, fxxk!!”

Chike smiles , Mikel nods ”I will get you one Sir, she would be obedient,”

”She had better, You are dismissed, I need progress report before the day ends tomorrow”

”Yes Sir”

They both leave him.

Alex walks to the mirror and stares at himself ”Harrison Ekweme ! not bad for a fxxking old man Alex, not bad” he smiles, he frowns ”Jude Robertson, why do I have a feeling you are not who you say you are, why?”

He turns away and then goes to the bed.

Tomorrow, hopefully news would come to him, in the main time, he would have conference call with the Head team members.

His shipment was coming in from togo tonight, they need to clear it at the bother and begin to distribute. They need more girls, so they have to go into the streets and kidnap as much as they can, smuggle them out to Benin Republic before their carnival.. prostitution was good business for him, they also get to carry drugs for him to the other side for clients.

He smiles, this was the life. The life he was used to.

Money, drugs, girls, and his team..and he could do anything under their nose and still be invincible .

He grabs his phone, he needs to put an advert out there again, changing his alias,. That was how John contacted him, via online.

He needed hit jobs.

He laughs, jack of all trades, master of all.

”Want anyone taken care off? Call the hit man.” He sends it as an encrypted message.

And waits.

*

”Boss, you said the boss was coming , where is he? We have been waiting ” One of the boys says. He is nineteen, fair, grey eyes.

”I got him wine, I wonder if he like wine” another one says laughing as he shows off his bottle

”I wonder what he looks like though, haven’t ever seen before” another says

”Maybe like scarface, or the godfather, the baddest guy ever liveth” another says, he is twenty one.

Mikel is standing just inside the store house, looking at them.

All 50 of them. Murderers, rapist, killers. All of them, courtesy Vampire. Trained to do what he demanded, loved it, became expert at it. Lived from it..and now..they would die for it.

Just like Vampire to get rid of what is useless to him.

He wished he didn’t have to do it, 50 boys, was wiping out an entire generations, but if he doesn’t, Vampire would come for him and he, wanted to live. He had a son, he would be turning 18 next month, in the states, reading law. A good boy.

But these were other people’s children, who have been handpicked to cause mayham instead of being in school, instead of being with their friends, instead of being like every other young boy…

Instead, these ones lived by the gun, with the gun and for the gun. And sadly, they wouldn’t be dying by the gun.

”Yes, he would be here shortly” he tells them, ”give me a minute” he says stepping out again, he latches the door and bolts it. He had told the boys who came with him to pour diesel around the store house.

”Done?”

”Yes Boss!!”

”Okay”

He brings out the lighter he held, sticking a cigarette in his mouth, after a few drags, he begins to walk away from the store house, by the time he nears the car, he tosses the lighter on the sand, where the trail of diesel connects back to the house. They watch as it began to move, like a fiery slithering snake reaching the house.. Creeping over the walls, the wooden walls, expelling smoke, turning brown to black. Then they heard the screams, the shouting the banging of the door as they fight to open the door and some crying for help.

It had been lashed closed with iron bars. They wouldn’t be able to get out even if they wanted to.

”Jesus!!” one of the men mutters,

”Do not call the name of the Lord in vain!!” Mikel says turning away as screams reach his ears, ”Wait till the last of the smoke becomes grey, then, bury the ashes, and cement the ground. We would raise this place for a storage house in a week.

”Yes Boss!!”

As Mikel drives away, he made a mental note to make sure his son never gets into bad company. To never bee slurred into this kind of life, only to die like chickens.

Yes Vampire was the devil, but he wasn’t less evil either.

He stares down at his hands ”50 boys!! Fxxk!!”

His phone rings ”Yes Chike”

”Is it done?”

”Yes”

”Okay, i..i don’t know how to get into the station and take care of Koko”

”Your business, get your police friend to give you access, I just killed 50 boys man, you have just one, deal with it”

”He is asking for a whole lot”

”Give it to him”

”From where?”

”Be asking me again till the Boss gets wind that you haven’t done jack of what he wants. I can’t help you Chike, I have…literally too much blood on my hands. Deal with your shit” he cuts the call.

Tomorrow, he would still have to go look for John and then the Brian. He was just waiting for the message to get the address of John’s working place when they pulled it off from his data base profile.

Just then, his phone beeps, the message comes in .

”John Efegor, Administration. Andrews Construction and Designing Company. Shell R.A. First floor”

He replies a ”Thank you message”

His phone rings again ”Yes” he frowns answering, it was one of the guys he sent to go get the taxi parked in the hotel.

”I spoke to the receptionist, the police took the taxi”

”Damnit!! Boss won’t like that”

”Well.”

”Thanks” he cuts the call and dials Chike

”The taxi has been picked by the police, look out for it, if it is in the station, torch it’

”I can’t do that”

”You better, if not Boss will have both our heads” he cuts the call

He could hear their screaming, The boys, screaming , he shakes his head.

Damnit !!

He would never want his son to be a part of this mess. Never!!

*

”How are you going to change?” I laugh staring at him, it is almost 8. ”I need to shower babe” I shake him awake ”We are late”

”No babe come back to bed”

”Nope” I jump out of his reach. ”I am going to shower and get ready for work”

”You need help?”

I turn to see him smiling at me through his still sleepy eyes

I laugh ”Naughty!! I would love help but…don’t tempt me. You need to get home and get new cloths”

He yawns getting up, he rubs his eyes as he stretches, then before I realize he rushes to me, lifting me off my feet and spinning me around as I scream

”HAAAAA! Brian drop me,,,Ahhhhhhh!!” I laugh and scream. He laughs dropping me, pinning me to the all.

”You know, last night I was too sleepy to …love you up”

”You mean this morning because you came here by four am”

”Oh well, I can begin now” he nuzzles my neck

I bite me lip ”You are the devil, I have to get to work” I kiss him when his lips gets to mine

”Me too, but we can go late”

I smile ”Yes..No, I mean No” as his lips gets to my neck, I squirm , he laughs

”One minute, can I spend one minute with my girlfriend?” he pouts, I pull his cheeks, kissing him

”One minute Is up,” I pull away and turn his towards the door, lifting his shoes , just then, we hear a car horn ”See, Ikena is hear”

”But mummy I do not want to go to school, I want to stay home with you” he pouts and whines like a child

I laugh shaking my head ”You are something else Brian Andrews” I push him to the door and then open it…

”Good Morning Ma’am” Ikena nods to me ”Morning Sir”

Brian turns to me, leaning into me ”You know I miss you already right?”

‘Me too”

He kisses me, lingering ”One minute, ” he whispers over my lips

”No”

”Okay Five” he pulls my lips with his

I laugh ”I bind you this morning, be gone!!” I laugh, he grabs me and pulls me into a hug

”Just to show you what you are missing, my amazing warmth and the smell of a sexy man. Don’t bite your lips and wish for me when you see me looking dashingly handsome at work today. I will show you woman!!! Me , I will do my own shagara!!”

I giggle hugging him ” You wouldn’t dare’

”Oh babe I will. See you in abit, Ikena would come get you after I drop off. Miss me” he gives me a loud kiss, pulling away, I reach out my hands and spank his bottom hard.

He turns in shock holding his behind, Ikena bursts out laughing.

I have a wide smile on my face ”Just letting you know who is boss around here”

”I have been violated!!” he gasps

”If you have an issue, step into my office” I wink at him

”Oh..gladly!! ” he is working back to me with a huge smile on his face

”NOOOO,!! In the office” I stop him laughing and pushing him away,

”Damn!! And I thought you were changing your mind, you are savage!!” he kisses my forehead.. then he whispers ”Just so you know, you are getting yours too, but I wouldn’t be spanking you honey, I would be speaking to your core , with a language only she understands…” he winks walking away, I blush as I suddenly get warm, I shake my head watching him enter the car and they drive off..

Maybe, I should have let him have one minute or five,

Now I would be thinking about what he meant. I smile rushing into the house to shower and get ready for work.

*

Ikena stares at the Brian who is smiling stupidly.

”I guess all is well in China town?”

Brian’s smile broadens ”Oh yes it is”

”That would be a thousand bucks” Ikena shows him his flat palm as he holds on to the wheel with his other hand.

”What for?” Brian furrows his brow at him

”Because I gave you a good advice”

Brian smiles ”One day, I will buy you a drink Ikena. For a driver and a bodyguard-”

”Slash Adviser!!” Ikena interjects

Brian nods ”Slash Adviser, you are not that bad”

”Heh!! I know”

They smile.

Ikena stares at him briefly before turning away..

A pull at his chest.

He misses his brother, he misses him a lot,

Maybe the reason, the reason he feels more of a sense of duty to protect Brian is because…

Just like his Brian, his brother was stubborn, reckless and was wild..

And then when he came back from school and they begun staying together…

He had straighten him up.

They were twins yes, but their father thought separating them would have been good, but he heard when twins stay together for long, they tend to lose themselves, sometimes fall sick, one of them dying.

Some superstitious nonsense .

So he had sent his brother David, to Benin Republic, and he had remained in Nigeria.

He joined the Navy when he got to college, his brother David, was reading medicine.

He got bored, he lost focused and he dropped out of school.

Their father gets him back home.

”I want to join the Army, like you” David had told him one day, two years

”How may I help you Sir?”

”So sorry, but I am looking for John Efegor.”

”And you are?”

”Tobi, Tobi Marshal ”Mikel says to the receptionist.

”’is he expecting you?”

”Yes”

”Okay hold on Sir” She says as she picks up the phone to dial the offices within the bible.

Someone walks into the building, he is whistling a happy tone, the lady pauses on her call, her eyes lights up..

”Hey you, someone is happy this morning ” she says,

”Yes I am, how are you today you look amazing, that colour looks great on you” he tells her

”I know right, thank you Brian. But you, why are you happy?”

He comes to her, ”Tell you a secret?”

She nods

”Well. Jesus loves me, and he loves you, even you to sir” He points to Mikel ”Even everyone in the whole wide world he loves” he smiles

”Hmm, I am suspecting this your likeness, is it God you are talking about or it is a girl?”

Brian smiles ”It is God dear. ” he smiles at her, nodding at the man standing and watching him.. ”See you around and don’t forget Jesus loves you”’ Brian says walking away

”Oh, don’t mind me Sir, sorry about that” she says placing a call to John’s cubicle

”It is fine!” Mikel watches as Brian disappears , he dips his hand into his pocket , gets out his wallet and looks at two pictures, one is of Brian and the other is off John..

”That person that just left, he looks like someone I know…is his name…Dickson?” Mikel fishes

”Dickson? No, that is Brian Andrews..”

”Oh, my bad, he looked like someone I know”

”That face would be hard to miss. ” she says smiling , ”Yes John, you have a visitor, he said you are expecting him, Tobi Marshal. You are not?” she frowns ”Sir?” she removes the phone from her ears ”He isn’t expecting you”

”Tell him he would recognize me when he does come down.

She speaks into the receiver and the nods ”He is on his way down”

”Good,. Thank you beautiful”

”You can take a seat ” she directs him.

Mikel goes and does so, waiting , he dials ”I found Brian Andrews Boss and guess what, I may be able to kill two birds with one stone, okay Sir” Mikel cuts and waits.

*

”Look, you have ten minutes, wear this cloths, use the face cap, I will leave the cell open briefly during breakfast period, other than that, you are on your own. ” the rogue police tells Chike who is in a car across the station, he give him a nylon bag, Chike grabs it, tearing it to pour the cleaning cloths on his legs.

”And the Taxi, is it there?”

”Yes!! One of the team heads brought it in last night, it is parked behind the building. You have a one opening. I have already opened the tag to leak the feul.. all you need to do is to toss a lighter inside of it, while the commotion is going on, you disappear. Where Is my money?”

Chike gives him three bundles of cash, he smiles taking it ”150k, correct?”

”You can count it”

”I trust you. Okay, in five minutes, come through that gate, take your left, enter through the kitchen and do the needful”

”Sure’

*

”Do I know you?” John asks the man as he gets to him

”Yes, I wonder, can we step outside for abit to talk?”

”We can discuss here”

”No, it is a delicate matter”

”I do not know you” John frowns sizing the man up, He needs to see Mr Emeka, he just got to work and they informed him that Mr Emeka wants to see him. He didn’t need some stranger to delay him.

”You will, one minute please”

John sighs ”Fine”

*

”So, what is it?” They are standing beside Mikel’s car

Mikel puts his hand inside his jacket, about to bring out his gun and point to him and force him into the car when Ikena who was passing suddenly stops.

John was talking to someone who looked awfully farmiliar, he sees him putting his hands into his jacket, out of instincts, he goes to them, wondering who John was talking to.

”Problem?” Ikena says coming behind both men, John looks up frowning as he sees Ikena, Mikel turns dropping his hands, he is shocked as his mouth drops open.

Ikena stares at him..

That face,..that face.

Vampire. He was standing behind him that day. One of the two men..

What the hell was John doing with this man,

He knew it, John was lying through his teeth.

Mikel recovers quickly.

”Why are you here?” John spat at him ”Can’t you see that I am busying”

”Sorry, have we met?’ Ikena directs it to Mikel

”No, I don’t think so. ” he turns to John ”I think this is your busy hour so I will come back to discuss a business proposal” without waiting for a reply, he enters his car and then speds off. Ikena moves away, he needs to follow him, John stops him

”Ikena, it is not enough that you slam me to the wall it is to disrupt my meeting?”

Ikena ”I have to go John”

John stops him ”Really, you disrupt my meeting and now you want to go?” Ikena looks to see that it was pointless, the man would have been long gone by now.

”You want me to slam you to the car this time John?”

The hand John has touching Ikena’s chest drops.. ”You will pay for what you did. just know”

”When you are done being a cry baby. Let me know, who is that by the way, what sort of business do you have with him?”

”None of your business!!”

Ikena takes a step towards him ”I won’t ask again”

John eyes him, ”I don’t know him. ”

”Liar”

”I don’t. I just met him today and he said he had a proposition for me but I didn’t get to hear it because you chased him away”

”Right!! I have my eyes on you John!!”

”What are you, some detective?”

Ikena smiles ”Wouldn’t you like that,. ” with that he turns walking away

”Dxxk!!

*

”You wanted to see me Sir?” John seats

”Yes, we both have a common agenda yes?”

”What Sir?”

”Not what, who?”

”Brian Sir?”

”Yes!!”

”Yes Sir”

”this is what I need you to do for his upcoming tech project”

John begins to smile ”I am all ears Sir”

*

Damilolo walks into her bedroom to see her husband reading the newspaper ” Are you still grumpy?” she asked him

”Well, since you have decided to place your soon above me, yes. You just got back from Dubia, now you want to head to Port Harcourt, what about me?”

She smiles seating on the bed ”His birthday is in three days now”

”Call him”

”No, I want to see my son”

”and do what na, he is a grown man, he doesn’t need his mother”

”You are a grown man, you don’t need your wife.”

He drops his newspaper ”I married you, he should go and marry his own”

She smiles ”In time, until then, I am his wife and mother and sister and brother, all in one ”

Kenekan snorts ”speaking off, Emeka calls me up to make some accusations against Brian yesterday”

”Oh, what about?”

”That he and the Media Manager are having a thing!”

Damilolo raises an eyebrow, Kenekan is smiling ”Really, why are you smiling”

”Because Brian is just a silly boy. But” the smile leaves his face ”It is a work environment, it shouldn’t be so.”

”Yes it shouldn’t. ”

”If that is the case, they have to be penalized”

”Is that the case?” she folds the paper ”He likes her?”

”No prove yet. I asked for it, until then” he stares at her ”I don’t know. It is a work environment, and they have to leave with the code of conducts there, when the prove comes, I will treat accordingly.”

”Okay. see, my flight is in two days”

”You really going to see another man?” he cocks his brow

She laughs going to him ”You will always be my first” she kisses him. ”Come, see the catalogue for my new shop and have you called your son, dear father?”

He scratches his head as he follows her ”He should call me”

She shakes her head smiling ”Typical , you both are stubborn”

”he is worse”

”he Is from your loins”

They laugh.

*

”Boss, guess who I saw at the company with John” Mikel says to Alex, they are standing outside

”Who Brian Andrews and guess who was there too?”

”I despise guessing games” He pulls his grey goatee,

”Jude Robertson, the man at the hotel, with the child.”

Alex frowns ”So you mean all three of them work together ?”

”I believe so”

”something isn’t right here, John orders a hit on Brian who works with him, Brian is the one who got away and then Jude, the stranger who suddenly shows up at the church claiming his child is sick and the ghost who rescued Brian. Jude shows up and the hotel looking for a man who looks like him and…. Something…isn’t right. They are all connected, all of them.”

”I know Boss, I think he recognized me. the way he looked at me”

”Take me there, I need to see them for myself, connect the dots. Who is this Jude, how come all of them work in the same place?”

”Sir, I don’t know”

”Take me there”.

*

”Goodmorning Sirs, how may I help you?”

”I would like to see the Manager ”

”Have an appointment?”

”No, tell him I have preposition for the company”

”Your name sir?”

”Harrison Ekweme!!” he says

She speaks into the phone, then she turns to him ”Mr Emeka would see you. Right this way”

*

Brian is coming out of his office, when his phone rings, it is his mother, he picks smiling, turning to answer when he suddenly hits someone..

”Oh so sorry!!”

Alex smiles ”That is fine. Brian is it?”

Brian pauses ”Hold on mum. Yes? Sorry do I know you”

”Hi, I am Harrison Ekwene.” He says with a smile on his face.

So you are the one who got away huh?

*

TO BE CONTINUED.

CHAPTER 43 COMING SOON.

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Brian stares at the woman who is standing naked, her back to the locked door to her office, her eyes shone in desire, her nipples perked up smiling at him, the curve of her thickly rounded bottom was enough to make any man drool in desire and claim her the way she wants.

Yes.. his Club Boss was a beautiful tempest, even in her early/late forties. He couldn’t tell.

“Brian, I mean it when I say if you don’t come and fxxk me I will scream rape and I would make sure the authorities get involved, ” she said leaving the door and walking to him slowly.

Her breast, full and yet firm danced as she walked to him, her flat tummy disappearing into her thighs where her neatly trimmed area resides.

Her skin was fair, thus the dim light glowed over it. She even smelt of lavender as she came close enough for him to see how she looked.

If he reaches out his hand now, he could touch her, and not only touch her he can do anything he wants with her.

Something she wanted, wanted she craved, something she was threatening him for.

She is standing in front of him, he hadn’t moved from near the table where her desktop sat.

“You know, I have been watching you and hoping that you come to your senses and realize that all the green lights I have been giving you weren’t for fancy. That stunt you pulled the other time? I let it slide and I told myself that when I am ready for you, really ready for you? You would give in. Look, I like you, Brian, since the first day you had the issue with the payment and you had to beg for a job to offset your debts? I liked you that is why I agreed. But you see, you have refused to open your eyes or rather you don’t want to allow yourself be loved by a beautiful woman”

“I ..” he swallowed ” I have a girlfriend “

“Who gives two shits if you do. I am married, but we don’t see our significant other here do you?” She touches his cheeks ” I just want you to fxxk me, like a harlot, like a sex-starved man. Bend me over, hang me by the window, and take me on all fours I don’t care. Do you know how I try to restrain myself from grabbing your Dxxk? I see that bulge when you have your briefs on and I want to just grab it, pull it out and stick it in my wet core because anytime I see you I am always wet but you stubborn man, you keep running away from me”

“Is that why you had to the device this means to get me here?”

“Yes. So, you are going to strip for me baby, put that condom on and you are going to slam me till is squirt. My husband, he is okay? But he is a one minute man, I usually have to finger myself or use a vibrator when he falls asleep? I possibly can’t go on with that life..abba? My vajajay is for good sexing not three to five thrusts and the fools are quaking like and a game lizard on an electrical wire. I need a man who can make me see the heavens and cause me to touch it till my legs go weak and I began faint from satisfaction”

“Get yourself a man ” he swallowed as she grabs him, he removes her. She smiles pushing him backward, she closes the distance as the leg reaches the table.

“I did, a lot. They suffice for the time being. Then you walked in and I want you too.”

“I have a girlfriend! !” He repeats

“Do you say that to convince me or to convince yourself? Trouble in little Africa?” She smiles

“No. It’s just …it’s complicated “

“Then, let me help you fix the complication then. Fxxk me and tomorrow morning you would feel better and not worry about some chick”

“She isn’t some chick..please don’t do that” he stops her again as she grabs him, this time she drags his briefs down, he pulls it back up

“Look, while you are deciding if she is some chick or not, let me get familiar with your boy there.. he is the man in this conversation” she goes on her knees and drags his brief down again, grabbing him quickly and sticking it into her mouth.

“Oh..shit. Fxxk No” he pulls away quickly, pulling his brief off as he almost fell moving away from her… “Ma’am, please I can’t !!”

She licks her mouth, “yes you can. Junior seemed to like me”

She eyes him, he looks down to see his bulge rising.

“Down boy” he urges

She laughs ” oh you are so cute aren’t you?” She rests on the table, folding her hands. On second thought, she seats on her desk as she pushes the desktop to the side. Spreading her legs open she blows him a kiss.

Brian watches as she dips a finger into her core, takes it out and then licks it, then she sticks in two, in and out, in and out, moaning as she did so, she takes it out and then shows it to him.

“See how think and inviting my girl is? She can swallow you up in a second and cause you to grind her like your life depends on it. Come here, Brian”

Brian swallow again, the throbbing pain to this member began. That pull, that desire. That need to thrust and then to release was causing him a migrant.

Dammit !!!

Breathe Brian, just breathe.

” No! I need the keys ” he says holding the doorknob to realize that the key wasn’t there.

“I threw it into a drawer, and the only way out is through here, between my legs and I would do one better? I would scrap the remaining payment you owe the club”

“I only have a week’s payment worth. .I think I am good”

“Oh, so you want to be a man right. Fine!! I will scream if you don’t come here Brian ‘

“I really cannot Ma’am. A little over a while ago, I would jump at this and make you feel like you have never had it this good. But… right now. I can’t. I do have a girlfriend and I do care about her and for a man who is trying to be better, this isn’t helping.” He averts his eyes from her naked body but then again, his eyes keep coming back to stare and his member increasing by the second.

“You don’t have to do anything if you don’t want to. .I can ride you, I just need your rod inside of me Brian and I want it now” she reaches for the Drawer, grabs a packet of the condom, she takes one tearing it off, she brings it out… “just a quick one. I am a horny baby…’ she smiles.

He doesn’t move.

“I will call the police and accuse you of rape” her smile disappears.

He doesn’t move

“You will spend a long time in jail Brian” She gets angrier.

“I can’t !!”

“YOU MUST!!” She bellowed at him before the mug on her table came flying at him, the docks as it crashes to the door. “What is so good about this girl that you makes stupid pledges about not having a thing with another woman? “

“I didn’t make a pledge, this is all me deciding on my own. “

”No, this is you trying to be stupid and won’t let your boy think for you.” She said

”Oh well, I am the man in this situation, not him’

”Oh yeah, how about I see for myself!!!” she moves from the table, walking to him, Brain’s back is backed to the wall as she stands in front of him, she closes the distance and presses herself to him, moving her body over his, Brian’s breath catches in his throat as he swallows trying not to think.

”Please Stop!!” he begs

”A little longer Brian and you will find your way to my clit all by yourself, just give in, I promise you will enjoy the ride I swear it” she presses herself more, while he is closing his eyes she uses the opportunity to touch him them, she grabs and squeezes him, he kicks, Brian swears, she smiles..

”That’s it, baby, that’s it!!” she pulls his brief’s down again, seeing no resistance she smiles going on her knees.

Damnit!! Brain swears again.

It was one thing for a man to fight and control himself when he is in the presence of a woman, it is another thing to control it when she is naked, not just naked but beautiful, and it is like a war zone when you are an original bad boy trying to kick the bucket and become the saint…

It was hard to think of things like this and still have a sane mind.

He felt her mouth closed over him again, he folds his hands into a fist.

Dear Lord, I can’t think…arhhhhh fxxk!

He looks down to see how she was working her lips over his member, causing him to increase more in height and in size, she was enjoying what she was doing, even if it is a full one minute now.

It was hard to think, to not desire, to not want to fall back into their life, that life that had pleasured him immensely for a while before Adora.

Yes, Adora, the woman who had been the thorn to his flesh and now the pain in his heart, the one who fought him since they met and now the one he would rather fight with than not to at all. The one…he misses.

The one he wants the …the only woman that can make him weak, something he didn’t think possible.

The only woman who had made his day high and then dropped him with his back to the ground when she broke up with him.

All because of that John.

Yes, Adora, like a snake she came slithering into his skin, making him hate her, and still…he wants her..ever since he realized he liked her, he didn’t want to stop that feeling, he didn’t want to stop it at all.

He wanted her, he wanted her alone.

Even if he could only kiss her lips up there and then below there, she was all he needed…and …no one else.

Adora, dammit! I miss you, I really do miss you.

I can’t!! I can’t do this. For the first time in my life, doing something as right as this feels right…no one else makes me angry and yet causes me to want to touch and hold and kiss her,

No one else comes off as feisty, no one else can be my little feisty witch other than you Adora..

God!! I do miss you.

”What the actual fxxk!!” she exclaims

He looks down to realize why her outburst, he was nothing but a flaccid member in her hands,..

”What the hell is this Brain?” she exclaims again as she points at it.

”I told you, I have a girlfriend, someone I care about deeply…this isn’t happening, I think my boy just told you that too”

”No, get him back up, get him back up!!” she screams at him

Now he folds his arms, leaning to the wall ”Nope!! There is nothing I can do anyways, that boy is on Adora Lockdown Ma’am”

”Adora?”

”Yes, my girl’s name. So right now, I don’t think he senses your nakedness” he chuckles

She rises up, shaking her head ”Maybe he would prefer I turn around and bend for him?” she does so, he looks at her, and nearly laughs..

It was an amazing feeling, his member didn’t even sense or kick..

”I’ll be damned!! What sorcery is this?” he began to laugh. He then began to shake his waist and wiggle it, laughing…”I swear Ma’am, that boy is immune to your sexiness, isn’t that cool, like cool? I would be damned!!” he laughs again wiggling.

She gets up and then turns around, her eyes filled in anger ”What did you do?You better undo it, I need you to fxxk me Brian , I swear I will tell the police you tried to rape me!” she fumes

”Ma’am, you can see that I cannot even do that. What I did? Well, I was thinking about my girl while you were there and poof!! It happened. Look, I don’t even know how it happened but….i knew that I didn’t want to be with any other person aside her and…wow!! It is amazing, the mind is a powerful thing Ma’am, really powerful..” he laughs again.

”Get out of my office!!!” she charges realizing that she wasn’t going to be getting some today, especially from Brian.

”Key Ma’am!!”

”Get out of my office, get out, get out!!!” she threw a book at him which he dodges, he chuckles.

”It is locked you remember?”

She moves away from where she stood, goes to bring the key from the drawer she tossed it in and threw it to him, he catches it , opening the door as he pulled up his briefs, he turns to her ..a sad smile on his face ”I am sorry, really I am, but, I am not that guy anymore, whatever changed me made me different, and I like this me. Maybe, someone else would be able to do what you want, but not me.”

”This girl, you speak so highly off, I hope she is what it. I am envious”’ she says

He smiles ”She is, but she doesn’t know how much yet. I just have to remind her, goodnight Ma’am”

She says nothing as he leaves her staring after him and closing the door.

She goes to lock it, goes to her chair, pulls it as she seats, she opens her drawer and grabs a vibrator she had within. Opening her legs wide she inserts it inside of her, throwing her head backwards as she begins to moan ”Damn you Brian, you would have done better,. Damn you!” she bite her lips moaning.

*

Brain goes to the men’s convenience, locking the door he pulls down his brief, he needed to wash off her lips from him..

He felt guilt, even if he didn’t do anything, the fact that she had her mouth over him made him feel guilty for even letting her.

”I am sorry Adora” he said to himself.

Done, he gets dressed; it was almost 4am, time to go home.

*

He finds Ikena asleep, he knocks on the door before he slips into the car..

”Hey Boss Man” Ikena yawns..

”Morning, atleast you got some sleep, I haven’t even blinked”

”If you call that sleep, I need a bed not having to sleep in a car because of you”

”No one asked you to wait around, you should have gone home and come back by four”

”’And find you killed maybe and your father cut off my head and feed me to the vultures, no thanks”

Brian chuckles, “You are Ikena the Terrible, I am sure you will put my father in his place”

”Don’t joke.” Ikena starts the car.

Brian is quiet

”I hope she is worth it!” play back in his mind.

Hell!! Forgive me Adora but I am about to not give a fxxk.

”Ikena, take me to hers”

”To who?”

He raises an eyebrow

”It is four in the morning, you need to sleep and be at work in a few hours…”

”I won’t be able to sleep, not until we settle this..i can’t just..” he trails off

”Wanna talk about it?”

Brian sighs ”It is not that ..crazy dude John! John heard you and me talk about her, he spilled to Emeka who calls the big boss..so it is safe to say if they find out that we are indeed seeing each other, it’s bye bye, which shouldn’t exactly bother me much, I am his son, but her, it wouldn’t be good and she made it clear how important her job is”

”I really don’t like that dude John, there is something about him that stinks”

”Well, you and me both!”

”No I mean it!!

”What do you mean?”

Ikena stares at him , shaking his head ”Nothing. But Adora, She is right”

”But still”

”But still nothing, she is a woman trying to make her way, okay she meets a supposedly cool-headed guy and things begins to go well and then suddenly it goes puff in her face, of course it is only normal to want to take a step back , I mean, you are his son, worse come to the worse he pulls you out and stuff you into another company again, but she?’ an ordinary girl trying to make it… she gets a dent in her resume’ , she is right to want to let things be”

Brain rubs his chest ”I know you make sense and I know she makes sense but still I do not want to listen to you… I do not want to listen to either of you”

Ikena smiles ”’You know, that is what love does, it makes you unable to think reasonably…”

Brian frowns ”Who is talking about Love? I am talking about what you both-”

”Adora, love.. you-love-Adora”

Brian snorts ”I do not”

”Yes you do”

”I do not damnit. I just like her, a whole damn lot”

”How much?”

He scratches his head ”I cannot quantify it”

”Okay, let me help you. You have been with a whole lot of women right?”

”Jezz, you make it sound like I am a male slut”

Ikena laughs ”Technically, you are or were”

”Only a few women, doesn’t exactly make me a male slut”

”If you were a girl nko?”

Brian laughs ”well I am not”

”If you were a girl who had been with a ”few” guys like you have been with a few girls, what would you make of her then?”‘

Brian scratches his jaw ”Well, women are not allowed to be as promiscuous as we men, something about being a man’s world and shit”

”Stupid!!! My point is, I don’t even know what my point is anymore” Ikena screws up his face.

”Aha!!! See, you don’t make any sense!!!” Brian points to him

Ikena raises up his index finger, ”Aha, I remember my point, it is..this- okay..wait I lost it again” He drops down his hands.

Brian laughs again.

He raises up his index finger again ”Oh yes I got it back now. My point is, ever since being with other women, have you liked them this much? Think really hard”

”I think so?”

”Think!!”

Brian crews up his face ”Well, i don’t know,. I don’t..No, I haven’t liked anyone this way even despite knowing her for a short period of time, I mean, the other girls didn’t exactly mean anything to me per se. Sure I liked them and dated a few but..it was all fun, it was all for the pleasure and they came for the money and stuff. But her, she has no idea who I am or how..well, wealthy my father is, I had to stop thinking that my father’s money is my money”

”Attah boy, you are growing up so fast” Ikena nudges Brian’s jaw.

”Shut up!!” Brian chuckles.

Ikena laughs

”Anyways, she has no idea who I am really other than me being this annoying guy-”

”Which you are!”

”I said shut up Ikena!!”

Ikena tries not laugh and fall out of the car, smile smiles ..

”As I was saying before you beatit and buthead interrupted me”

”Hey, I enjoyed a bit of that cartoon, Ed, Edd and Eddy!!”

”Keep talking and I will punch you!” Brian threatens

”Bleh!!!” Ikena chuckles

”Dear Lord, why did you send this kind of bodyguard to me, why?”

”God is in heaven, it’s your daddy you should be calling” Ikena laughs again

”Hey, I am trying to talk here na..give a brother a minute”

”Okay Boss, sealing lips” He draws and invincible zip over his lips, and nods for Brian to go ahead who smiles..

”So, she meets the annoying me, this annoying Brian who turns out to be a kinda cool Brian that she likes too. me, a common tech guy, an architect and designer, and stuff and she likes me for me, that is cool, that feeling is different from any I have ever felt, because I didn’t have to show off my background and affluence of wealth before she looked my way, I didn’t have to talk about me and exude all my charm before she liked me, I didn’t have to do anything, well other than make her hate me but look how that turned out..this feeling I feel is new and it is exciting and the moment I realized I liked her?…I went all in, you know, telling her and since then, every moment that passes and we break into a new day, it increases , the likeness it does and then today when she broke it off…i felt pained and …” he shakes his head ”When one of the girls came on to me in the office today, I thought it was Adora and we kissed but I realized soon after almost immediately that it wasn’t her because I know how she tastes and how her lips fill, I have it here, imprinted in my head” He touches his temple ” -and .., and I felt like shit even though it wasn’t my intent to kiss another girl but yet I felt like shit and I had to politely put her off, I still feel like shit, the thought of another girl’s lips. He shakes his head and continues ”- and then just now, my lady manager in there went all out to ..you know”

”Did you?” An eyebrow raised

Brian shakes his head ”Almost gave in almost, but then while she was-”’ he pauses , Ikena tries to hide the smile on his face, he was staring intently at Brian.

”Fxxk you and that face” Brian points at him.

”Respect your elders Boy, ” Ikena chuckles

”I didn’t do anything with her”

”I wasn’t asking, you were saying, go on”

”Whatever, skipping parts!”

Ikena bursts out in laughter ”Brain the badt guy, one day two women came on to you, I want your thunder, can I have it?”

Brian shakes his head ”I don’t like you Ikena, I really don’t

”Heh!! I don’t like you either but I am stuck with you as your driver and body guard and maybe you occasional advise because you don’t know jack of what you feel , but by every means go on, I will try not to make a face ” he winks with a broad smile.

Brain shakes his head again ”So, while she was—” he nudges Ikena again as a makes a funny smiling face. ”Stop making that stupid face I told you”

Ikean roars in laughter again , ”I swear you should see your face now, you are embarrassed to talk about what she was doing to you? Since when? The Brian I know would have been boasting like a teenager having his first kiss”

”I changed, you realize that don’t you. I kinda feel embarrassed and guilty about it, like rotten, like I am cheating on her”

Ikean stops laughing and then stares at Brian ”The fact that you do makes me say it again ” you love this girl, you just don’t know it yet. What, that boss lady gave you a Blowjob?” he winks

Brian boils in Embarrassment ”She tried to, was on it but see, the strangest thing happen, I began thinking about her, Adora and then…poof I went all..flat and it was hilarious because I suddenly wasn’t aroused with all she was trying to do. I mean she had to get them to get me to her office lying about some computer glitch, then I got in and wham, she was naked when she closed the door and locks it and I swear, I had no intention of even sleeping with her but a man can only be in control for as long. She was determined to seduce me, but, to realize that just mere thinking about another woman who..makes me feel good, my entire body and mind responded to my thoughts and I …went flaccid and she roared her lungs out at me. it was pleasing..and yet, surprising” ”

”It is not, you heart accepts her, you body too is beginning to.”

”Is that what love is?”

”Nope. Love is not physical, love isn’t about sex..love is..love and hell if I know how to describe what it truly means, but all I know is, when a man begins to act differently than he used to towards a woman and doing things he never used to do, his waking thoughts and sleeping thoughts are about her and stuff and a whole lot of other senseless things a sane man wouldn’t do?…he is in love, and you my friend are”

Brain shakes his head ” What you said don’t make sense, I know a couple of guys who go all out for a girl but, they are just playing them”

”There is love and there is infatuation and there is..for the players ‘ I want to get into your pants kinda love, which are you? Which do you think you fall in?”

”Well, I like her a damn lot, but, I don’t want to push her for sex..i really don’t want to go down that road not because I don’t want to, I do..like hell I do, I just..want to put her first in that regard, when she wants, when she is ready, doesn’t matter how long.”

”See”

”And I don’t think it is infatuation either, because I see a lot of girls and I know how I get, she? She came out of nowhere, a pain to my skin now…I simply can’t get my thoughts out of hers”

”See”

”But it Is not love .I don’t love her, I like her, a lot, I care for her…and I simply cannot go to sleep knowing that we aren’t exactly on talking terms because she decided to give up on us.. it is too soon”

Ikena sighs ”Give her time, maybe the stars would align for you both”

”What if it doesn’t, what if in a week’s time, some other guy comes into the picture and then what?”

”That is life”

He sighs ”Well, I do not want to wait around for that. I want to see her ..and I want to see her now”

”You are stubborn”

”Yes, a trait I got from my father.”

”You say it is not lust, not infatuation and yet you think it is not love?”

”Just drive, it’s not!!

Ikena pulls away from the club ”’Okay Champ, then you are obsessed, ”

”I said shut up!!”

Ikena roars in laughter, Brian smiles shaking his head and then turns away to the window..

He can’t love her. It’s not love, just a strong feeling of likeness he has for her. But what if though? Is that why he feels the way he does, is that he can’t just let go, and respect her decision, is that he wouldn’t be able to sleep until he makes sure she is okay, or atleast give him another chance. He wants this. So bad, much more than he had ever wanted something in his entire life.

”Oh Adora, you have no idea what you do to me! I have no idea either, but when I see you, maybe all of this would make sense”.

*

I am startled awake by the consistent knocks on my door, fear gripping me, as I hold my breath..

‘Knock knock knock*

I turn to look at the clock on the wall, it is past 4am in the morning..

The knock game again..

I listen, calming my frightened heart.

The knock comes a few more times, then I hear voices, I sit up from the bed, wondering who they might be. Where they thieves? But the securities were I at the gate, they couldn’t possibly can’t be thieves.

The knock comes again.

Grabbing my rope put it around my shoulders and creep slowly to the window to peep out, leaving the lights off so whoever is outside don’t see me, incase I have to be alert, I frown when I recognize the car, Ikena is standing by it ”what in the world? Did something happen?” I quickly open the door.

”Ikena, what is it, why are you here?” I ask him, he is looking at me, or behind me. I turn looking behind the door sensing a presence.

”Brian?” I breathe

”Can I come in, please?” His voice came quietly

”It is almost 5 in the morning Brain, why are you both here?”

”Tell you when I come in”

I stare at Ikena who shrugs, I turn and walk into the house, I hear him follow me, I turn when he enters and then closes the door.

We stare at each other for a few minutes .. I fold my hands, waiting, in the middle of my dark palour. The white shirt he wore gave away his position as he stood in the dark.

”It is dark, I can’t exactly see your face when the lights are off in here”

”You don’t need the lights to tell me why you are here Brian” my heart is beating fast. Why is he here?

Without saying anything he moves backwards, nearing the door, I see his hand movements spreading across the wall.

”What are you doing?”

”Lights”

”No! Leave it off, ” i say

”I want to see you as I talk to you”

”Leave it off!!” I say again,

He pauses, I know he does because his hands drops to his sides ”Why?”

”Because, – I think you should leave, Ikena shouldn’t have brought you here just because he drives me home doesn’t warrant him to bring a stranger to my home”

Brian winces ”So I am a stranger now?”

”Please leave”

”No!

”Why not” I calm myself, so my voice doesn’t give me away. I had cried, all night, my eyes were swollen, I felt hurt and broken and none of it, none of it was making sense. How can breaking up with a guy I barely know and only what dated for a few days hurt. It didn’t make sense, yet, I knew it was for the best. He leaving, because, I missed him so much and seeing him here only makes me miss him more because I can’t tell him, I can’t.

I have worked so hard to get to where I am, build up my prestige, a clean records, good track records, I can’t let it soil just because of a man.

Even if it were a man that was literally making me weak to my knees, even if it were a man that my heart was beating a thousand seconds for..

Even if it were a man, my man, for what a few days.. it still hurts like mad, but
but my job is important, I am important and I need to continue on as I have been doing, before Brian, before all of this.

Focus! I have always been focus and determined and goal driven and had never let the thought of a man distract me..

Not even when I dated my first boyfriend..i knew what I wanted and I made sure I got it..Maybe I was too serious for him, that’s why he left, or maybe just because I wouldn’t give him sex.

But. It was never this complicated. Sure I was sad we broke up, we dated for a year.

But , how does one explain this..? This thing Brian and I have, how?

I haven’t ever felt this way before, not with anyone.

Just him.

But whatever thing we had, whatever it was. It was over. Done. I have alife, a career..he has his.

A few more days or weeks and we would forget this..like it never happened and he would be with his ladies and me with my..with my..

It doesn’t matter, I have been alone for a while, it never bother me until Brian showed up. I just have to forget him, if not, if they carry out investigations, I might lose my job, and my face and what next?

H probably forgets me anyways once I am gone.

”You are doing that thing again?”

”What thing?”

”That thing you do with your face when you are thinking too hard”

”You can’t see me, how can you tell?” I ask him in the dark

He is silent ”Maybe because the little I know enough of you is predictable, or just maybe I can sense the tension in the air, and I know you are thinking about something, I just hope it is about me”

”Brian please , just go home, I have work in the morning”

”So do I, and I a haven’t even slept a wink”

”Maybe you should do that, in your house”

He sighs, I see him raise his hands ”I said I am not leaving Adora, so we either talk about this or we stand here in the dark saying nothing, which is fine by me”

”What do you want from me, what?” I threw at him, raising my voice

”I want you, I just want you” He whispers, yet I heard him loud enough, my heart skips a bit, I shake my head.

”You can’t okay”

”But you can’t just give up on us just like that!” he throws back at me

”I can, and I have, I have a job, I need to take care of myself, I live by the works of my hands and when that is gone, what do I do? Do you know how I climb the ladder? It is with good recommendation, and if as much as a dent comes on my CV everything I have worked for crumbles, I don’t expect you to understand because you are a man, everything comes easy for you, me? we are faced with challenges, it is either back for ground to get up there because men feel women are easy lays so because they want to get to the top the only way is to slut themselves through, but people like me, women like me have to work twice as hard, maybe four times as hard just to be able to scratch the surface before they begin to see your worth. I have worked hard Brian, so excuse me if I am a little bit selfish and put me and my career first, and my good name”

”I do understand you”

”No you don’t”

”I do, I really do Princess”

”Please don’t call me that Brian”

”Okay. fine. I said I do understand you but you too, try and understand me, allow me to be a little bit selfish too. I cannot stay and not think about you Adora, I miss you, I really do and I get all what you are saying but…I don’t want to care, ”

”You don’t want to care”

”No I care , I just don’t want to. After the club, I should be home, sleeping in my bed but here I am by 4am in the morning and all I want is you, you are the person I want to talk to, to hold, to kiss and wake up beside to in the morning, Adora, I rather we go back to fighting and hating each other than being this..this two people right now. How do you expect me to go on like nothing is between us? How do you expect me to see you and not smile at you? How do you expect me to see and pretend that what I am feeling inside here for you doesn’t exists, how? I can’t. So please, I will accept any conditions you give, just..give us a chance. ”

”I can’t!!

”Yes Princes, because I am not leaving here till you do!!”

‘Fine, it is big enough, I am going back to bed, when you are done talking, that is the door.” I turn and storm away.

Reaching my room, climbing into my bed, I am shaking…my heart is racing, tears threatening to leave my eyes.

”Just go Brian, before I become weak, please” I mutter as I hid my head in the pillow.

I stay there for a few minutes.

After about fifteen, I realize it is quiet, too quiet. Has he gone? Did he go?

I leave my bed, going to the parlor, it is still dark, I do not see his white shirt standing in the middle of the room, I go to the window and peep outside, Ikena isn’t there anymore, neither is the car.

He left!! He really did leave? He left!!

I turn away from the window, with tears threatening to flush down my face I sink to the floor, hiding my face in my hands, I cry.

*

”Sure?”

”’She asked me to leave.” Brian says in the car.

”Since when do you do what you are told?” Ikena asks as he hold on to the wheel

”Since I could hear the hurts in her voice”

”Then you are stupid, sometimes, when women tell you to go, they just want to have a reason for you to stay. ”

”What does that mean?”

”It means …I want you to leave because blab la bla..but really, I hope you would fight for what you want and stay”

”what are you saying?”

Ikena stops the car..”I am saying, get the fxxk out of the car and go get your girl. If it is meant to be, good, if not, atleast you tried”

”But she said-”

”A man never succeeded without atleast failing. Go!!”

Brian jumps out of the car and begins to run back to the house.

*

The knock startles me, I clean my eyes and then get up to look out of the window, I see no one. I frown.

Knock Knock !! it came again.

I open the door, to find him there..

”What are you doing here, I told you to-”

He closes the space between us as he captures my lips in his ”Shut babe, please, now I would do the talking’ he says over my lips, then he kisses me again and again and again until I am short of breath, I cling to him, while his hands are wrapped about me.

He is staring at me, the dull glow of the moon on my face, I blink, speechless, he is staring into my eyes, I feel a tear drop, and then two..maybe even three.

He raises up a finger, shaking his head ‘No babe, don’t do that. Please, you will break my heart” He kisses my cheeks, kissing my tears away

”I can’t. we can’t –”

”Sssshh!! Let me talk. I know you are scared of the unknown and I know this means a lot to you, your job and everything and I hear you loud and care, but you mean a lot to mean and I cannot give up without a fight.No!! I want this, I want you and even if it means going all out to prove it I will. I can let you do you, I can and I will…but I will just keep liking you a whole lot more, caring for you and showing just how much I can go all out for someone like you. Babe, give us a chance, that is all I am asking. I do not care if they want to do an investigation. Hell, I will put in my resignation today, just to save this relationship, this comes first. Since you walked into my life despite how It all began…I have change, somewhat better from what I was to what I am now, and maybe because, my father was right… a child needs to learn and I have. But, you complete me Adora, you do. Maybe you are my sickness or my cure I don’t know, but I know I am already addicted to the scent and taste of you, I can close my eyes and be able to tell it is you, I cannot possibly let a day pass without you in it babe…

I have a life, a career too, but, it wouldn’t be complete without you. So please, I beg you, give us a chance , but even if you say no, I don’t care, I am stuck with you like clue my favorite witch!!”

I laugh in my tears ..

”There it is, that amazing smile” He leans in and kisses me,

”Say yes!!” He kisses me again

”Say yes, and when the wolves comes for us, like Alphas we would face them, together, say yes babe!!!”

”Say yes to what?” I breathe against his lips

”To being my girlfriend again”

”’Brian –”

”Just yes babe, that is all” he kisses all over my face as we stand at the door.

”Yes, yes!!”’ I breathe

He smiles ”So girlfriend, can we have a proper kiss?” he nuzzles my neck, I smile

”You will be the death of me Brian Andrews!!”‘

”As you will too”

He captures my lips again as I hold on to him, like my life depended on it.

At the end of the day, this feels right..it has always felt right..but..

”What happens next?” I ask peeling my lips away from his,

”Whatever wants to, let it, together remember?”

We kiss again, he pushes me into the house and shots the door.

”Ikena?”

”Gone home, by back to get us to work” he pulls me and begins to walk towards my room.

”That is the kitchen door” I laugh turning him to the other side

”I knew that” he laughs, entering the room, he goes straight to the bed while he still held my hands, kicking of his shoes he is climbing the bed and pulling me with him.

I chuckle ”What are you doing?”

He yawns ”Now I have made up with you, I have this certain peace and now sleep. Come ” he taps his chest as he lays back down , I go close to him and then lay on his chest, facing him..

He yawns again, I smile ”You should get some sleep” I tell him reaching out to touch his face and closing eyes

”Yes, yes I should” he yawns again..i lean forward placing a wet kiss on his lips and curl my body halfway over his..with my head still on his chest.

He wraps his hand over me, placing a kiss to my forehead..

We lay like that for a few minutes, when I eventually call his name, I realize he is asleep already.

I snuggle closer to him, listening faintly to the beating of his heart, suddenly realizing the rhythm of my heart joins his. I smile again.

Just maybe, maybe everything might work out.

Soon after, I drift to sleep.

*

TO BE CONTINUED.

CHAPTER 41 CONTINUED IN THE NEXT IMMEDIATELY.

ITCHY-FINGER”S DECEMBER 

Itchy-Finger’s December. .!!
*

Sadly, I watched November drift away, like the fallen embers tossed away by the wind, like a lover whose kisses had gone cold, like the light suddenly dimmed to darkness. .

Sadly, I thought November needed to stay, like a bad habit unwilling to be let go..but like shadows it drifted away..and the door was left open..empty, void of presence..my lonely heart beats.

Then, like a fog, it’s misty presence brushes against my skin.. there, from the shadows I see …

“December” it says it’s name. I wonder, what difference does it make.

“Alot. I bring to you peace,  happiness and joy. I bring to you hope, gladness of the heart and above all..I bring to you the end of the beginning ushering you into the last of the first..and most importantly..i bring you the birth of the one who is King..and he would turn your pain into victory”

Like a child whose dreams is suddenly a reality..I open the door wide enough to usher DECEMBER.. whose presence is the last of the 12th, the beginning of the 1st..and the circle of the rest. .and birth of He who is Christ and celebration of Christmas..oh how happy my heart is at last.

             ~Stephanie  Egberike

             ….     Itchy-Fingers 

JUST SMILE!

Hey!!!
Yes you…

Smile..
Dazzle the world with those lips curved up into beauty..

Sparkle your day with thoughts of positivity..

Sprinkle a little bit of sunshine as you go along  your way..

Brighten your day with the blessings of the day.
You.. yes you!!

Smile..
There is hope for you yet.

Don’t give up too soon.

Don’t give up on you too soon.
You, yes you.

Just Smile..

Everything would be alright. 
JUST SMILE !!!

THE BRAT AND THE SHE-DEVIL CHP 39


​THE BRAT AND THE SHE-DEVIL

CHAPTER THRITY-NINE
#THEBRATANDTHESHE-DEVIL
*
”It’s You” Alex, looks up sharply as he looks at the photograph in his hands ..
He doesn’t understand ”It’s you”!! he repeats
Ikena stares at him shaking his head, he manages a small smile but it didn’t reach his eyes… ”No..just someone who looks like me” he says to the elderly grey-haired man he knew was Vampire.
He had always carried in his wallet, a picture of his father and brother, he had always wanted to remember them that way, having a part of them wherever he went.. he never went without them.
While Vampire had asked to see the picture of the man he had shown the receptionist earlier, he knew if he had given him that one, he would have been suspicious but being in the military taught him that sometimes, one always has to be prepared with a plan B, just incase it were to go south.
So when he had reached into his pocket, he had touched his wallet, bringing out a picture, there was a probability of it being his father’s or his brother’s but eitherways, it was way better than bringing out a picture of Vampire for him to see.
It had ended up being his father’s picture, a much younger one, but older none the less..and they had a striking resemblance despite his father’s blue eyes and straight nose with a chip on his shoulders visible to the eyes.
Ikena had tossed a coin, hoping that while he was being distracted by the picture he would have cut the coin from the air, putting down Vampire once and for all, at least, given those he had killed like Juliet peace while she is buried six feet under.
But yet again, it was as if this wasn’t his time yet, if not why the hell did the devil blow Teca this way…
Ikena eyes Teca angrily..
Damn You Teca, damn you!!
His eyes are cold.
”But…you look so much alike, I would figure you out to be twins ..and the picture looks old” Alex frowns, causing Ikena to nod.
”Yes, often told that, being friends for years, 20 years to be exact, but he is much older than I am”
”Really would have passed him for you, how come the receptionist didn’t notice it?” it didn’t make sense to Alex, surely the receptionist would have commented on it, or unless..
The receptionist who was still standing behind frowns…
”Maybe, his eyes aren’t sharp like yours, for an elderly man, you see good” Ikena smiles
”But..this picture looks old, that means he would be over 50 by now?”
”Don’t’ mind the grey edges, they say the wise have white hairs..yes?” he says continuing, as Alex kept staring at the picture, his brows knitting into a deeper frown, confusion..that was what was written on his face, Ikena kept talking,
”Well… that was the only one I can dig up from the wife, know him?”
Alex frowns, and hands him back the picture shaking his head…”No, sorry” he turns and then stares at the police men who are staring at them ”Your friends?”
”I believe I asked the question first” Teca says staring at Ikena ”what are you doing here?”
”Can’t a man have a time alone without the cops breathing down his neck, came to look for a friend, his wife is going nuts looking for him, just checking out places, hotels, if I can find him..got a one month old baby at home, what to do?” Ikena says through gritted teeths, he follows Vampire’s eyes as he looks behind him, the men behind him are quiet, too quiet…
No, they were alert, just incase something were to go down.
”Really, what’s your friend’s name, let me see the picture you showing him”‘ Teca stretches out his hand towards Ikena who folds the picture and puts it back into his pocket, Teca frowns..
If Ikena was here, he was here for a reason, who were these guys Ikena was talking to? They looked….too beefed up to be ordinary..or that was just his police instincts kicking in.
He stares at the elderly man with grey edges..his eyes were restless, he frowns as he stares at the men behind him.
Was Ikena questioning them, or..what?
Why did the Grey one look oddly familiar? but he doesn’t know any man this grey-ed..
He shakes his head ” Gonna give me the picture or not?” He says to Ikena, he is curious.
And what did Ikena mean that he was looking for his friend who had a one month old baby and a wife at home.
Ikena didn’t have much friends much less someone who had a family of that size..not that he knew off..
Unless..
He is baiting, who is he baiting, these guys? Were they involved with Vampire …or he is following a lead and don’t want to spook them?’
Or Ikena was just being Ikena, suspecting everyone until he gets who he is looking for.
Typical Ikena
”Nope..i do not believe it is police business Sir” Ikena shoves the picture into his wallet
”Sir? ” Teca chuckles ”Well, I like the sound of that”
”Do you both know each other?” Alex asks them
”Yes-” Teca began
”No” Ikena counters ”He was the stupid police officer who couldn’t find out who killed that innocent girl in that church I went for, and who couldn’t save the pastor who helped me save my daughter” Ikena says
”Daughter, wait! What!! you have a daughter?” Teca chokes ”when the hell did that happen?”
”Apparently you know each other or don’t know each other enough” Alex says, he is suspicious, something doesn’t feel right, no, it doesn’t .
First this guy shows up in his church, the next thing is that Juliet is acting funny, then the church burns, he leaves. Now this same guy shows up in the same hotel he is hiding in, and he fxxking knows the police…and he is acting like they are not friends.
Who the fxxk is this guy?
A question he would like answers to, but for now, he hates the smell of police, they smelt like decayed pussies and cat poo.
Good thing he was wearing a new disguise, good thing.
The policemen had no reason to suspect him nor stop him if he leaves, he was just a guest in the hotel..
”I met him once, apparently he is into guys seeming he follows me the fxxk around!!” Ikena spat at Teca who is taken aback
”Dude I ain’t gay, I do like girls”
”Fxxk I care” Ikena retorts
”For a man who has a little girl, you sound bitter” Alex says to him, realizing that the man he met in the church was calmer, reserved..looked like a family man, he..this one seemed different, assertive, vulgar…bitter, stronger…a fire in his eyes, was it to burn or to keep warm?
Something did not feel right, not with this man..Alex watches Ikena keenly
Ikena rubs his lips ”because I do not like cops, they feel like they know shit and they do not just stay where they are meant to without having to come disrupt plans made -I mean…people’s peaceful lives” he says angrily.
He could tell Teca that this was Vampire, but before Teca would get it registered in his head, those two guys behind Vampire seem very alert..
It would mean people get hurt.
He could take care of himself, he could, but Teca..the receptionist, the two police men and other guests who may get harmed if it turns into a gun battle.
Two many casualties in view. Not something he wants on his plate.
”Damnit..!!!” Ikena Mutters
”What?” Teca asks, ikena ignores shaking his head.
The two police men come closer, separating they walk round the garage, just doing general observations.
”Er..sorry can I help you?” The receptionist walks closer to them..”Is there an issue Sirs?” his voice shakes
”Nope, not that I know off, or is there one?” Teca looks at Ikena, he isn’t smiling,
Talk to me Ikena, is there something you want me to know, give me a sign , he is staring at Ikena who looks away.
Ikena thinks to himself, alll he has to do is give Teca a signal, something only those in the forces can decode, but then again, only Teca would have decoded, what about the other two who were busying walking around like misplaced identities..
They would be caught unawares, what about the receptionist.
Either way he looks at it, Vampire lives today..
He rather lets him go than have another death on his arms, especially that of Teca’s.
Fxxk!!!!Ikena curse within, he says the first thing that comes to his head.
”None officer, found out who caused the church incident?”
Okay, he was baiting, Teca was certain now, ”Nope, must have been some gas left open and someone lit a match stick and poof..” he gestures opening both palms and closing them.
”That must be sad be sad” Alex says , then he breaks out in a smile ”But, I am sure you all would do everything in your power to make sure the lives and properties are save, yes?”
”Yes!!!” Teca and Ikena answer in chorus
Alex frowns.. ”Okay, I was just about leaving, I just came out here to find out if I could help but…I couldn’t, I do hope you find your friend.” He says stretching out his hand to Ikena ”I am sorry, I never quite caught your name?”
Ikena eyes his hand before he takes it in his ”Jude, Jude Robertson”
Now Teca’s suspicion increases, he was about to call Ikena by his real name when he stops , his hands goes to his back as he grabs his gun..
” Quick question, sorry, just policeman instincts…are those men standing behind you your body guards or just spectators?” he indicates the men behind him, whose stances were too alert, they were saying nothing.
”I do not know them, I just met them inside the hotel and I came out, I do not know why they are there” he lies
”Okay” Teca ”So..fellas, are you going to join in on the conversation or you are going to bounce?”
They don’t move, nor say anything, Teca raises his eyebrow at them, and then he throws Alex a glance ..
His gut kicking him
”I have another question, what is your name?”
Ikena stares at Teca..
A policeman’s instincts were always intact.
Alex who is quiet for another second is thinking.
Shit!!! What name did he and the guy who disguised him agreed on? He thinks for a second.
Fxxk it,
”Ekweme, Harrison Ekewene, ” he said
”What do you do?”
”I am eh, a writer, a lecturer and …a lawyer” he says without blinking
”written any famous book, got any title?” Teca pressed
”What is this 21 questions, are you interrogating me?”
”Policemen are always inquisitive, forgive me, it is a necessary evil, book title, school you teach…family?”
Alex hesitates..
Teca stares at him, signs..these were signs of a liar.
”You know what, never mind, let me just radio it in” H beckons to one of the boys… ”Call district to find out who Harrison Ekweme is, just biological stats” he says, not taking his eyes off him
The men, one of them step forward..
”Sir, I would ask that you remain where you are please” Teca sees him too as he speaks to the man behind the elderly man.
”What is this, so an innocent stranger gets to be harassed?” Alex says angrily
”Nope, just need to find out you check out”
”Why? Why would you want to do that, do I look like someone who doesn’t check out?”
”Let me put it this way, I am not here for pleasure, I am actually following a suspect and funny enough, it led me here, so as off now, this place would be checked for any evidence whatsoever ”
”But..but why?” the receptionist steps forward ”Why? What happened? This hotel had never had any issue with the police nor has it been listed as a hotel use for criminal activities, maybe I should call the manager and inform him, I do not think that you ought to sweep this place for anything, I need to inform the management ” he says walking away.
One down, two more to go, Ikena stares at Teca..
Maybe, maybe he might still be able to get Vampire if he gets rid of them, because despite he wanting Vampire to be caught, he knows that if the police catches him, they would not give him the justice he deserves.
No! he wouldn’t hand Vampire to the police, he was going to be the punisher himself.
He needs to get rid of Teca and his boys.
”Erm…I do not think that you also need to harass the gentleman” Ikena steps in, come in Teca, don’t be a fool.
Teca looks at him, ignoring him ”Yes dispatch, pass me through to district I need you to check out a name for me Asap, ” he hands the phone to the policeman beside him who repeats everything he says into the phone ..they wait.
Alex is thinking fast..
If they wait, they would find out that he doesn’t exist. He had made plans to insert his new identity into internet data base just incase he was to be approached by the police, which he was yet to do.
If they check him out, his page would call up a blank, he would be termed a ghost, illegal offence to bear the identity other than yours and while they book him for that, they may end up finding out who he is.
No!! they may find out who he is, He can’t let that happen, they would find out who he is, he wasn’t going back to jail.
No!!! there was no way they were taking him to jail, nowhere.
He takes his hand behind him slowly..
”Drop the phone officer, you wouldn’t want to bug people with silly things like that”‘ Alex says, the smile leaving his face.
Ikena sees his movement , his eyes darts to the other two guys..they make the same movements..
”Sir, what do you have behind you?” One of the police men says coming towards them, his hand already on his gun.
”Nothing !!!” Mikel says stiffly ”Why? Can’t a man scratch his back no more?”
”Sir, please take your hands away from your back and step away please”‘ the officer continuous
”I said I was scratching my back, only take it out when I am done!!”‘
”Sir, I said take your hands away from your back and step away please’
Mikel smiles, Chike and him exchanges looks, they both stare at the grey-haired man in front.
Ikena sees a bloodbath, one he wants to avoid, until it is unavoidable. This can be avoided.
”Come on officers, there is no issue here, and besides I do not think there is need for this” he grabs the phone from the officer who is startled and reaches for it, Teca shakes his head causing his to back away
”Mind telling me what is going on here though ?”
”Nothing !!! just grown as men having a talk..nothing else ” Ikena says ”You do not need to harass even tom , dick and harry”
”Gimme the phone!!” Teca reaches for it and grabs it from Ikena whose expression is readably and places it to his ears, the line had dialed.
”Damnit!!!” he tosses the phone to the same police man and tells him to get back a connection, he stares at Ikena and then the three men..
”well, would love to catch up and stuff but I got a man to find and a home to return him to” Ikena says breaking the ice
”I also need to be heading out”
”Did you drive?” Ikena fishes again, the taxi car in perfect view.
Alex hesitates ”No, would just take a taxi home, nice to meet you Harrison ” He says to Ikena, he nods to Teca and then turns to leave..
”Excuse me Sirs but you would have to remain where you are-”
”Cut it out!!” Ikena snaps turning to him as the retreating back of Alex fades, the other two men..one by one they leave.
Today, you only leave for today Vampire, next time, I would be sending you back to hell.
Without saying another word Ikena turns and begins to walk to his car, Teca walks to him..
”Ikena, what the fxxk is going on?”
”Nothing!”
”Who were those guys, why were you lying to them? Does this have anything to do with Vampire, hell it does have…so you got any information for me to use to catch this guy?”
”Nope!!”
”Damnit Ikena, what the hell are you planning? If you have anything let us know so we can put him behind bars. You cannot go around like you are some vigillanty superhero. Even heroes gets hurt”
”So you ping my coordinates now? Following me?”
”Look Ikena, you need to step away from this let the police handle it, this is an order, give me any information you have on him!”
Ikena turns on his car, ” I got nothing on him, now if you would excuse me, I need to go back to the company”
Teca sighs stepping away ”You need to realize that if you do anything when you are on forces leave, it would be bad for you, you would be court marshaled, I told you before”
”I heard you the first time” he says pulling away..
Teca watches him leave ..”Did you put the tracker in his car?”
”Yes” the second officer says
”Good, let’s go into the hotel and ask around if they had seen Vampire, and you” he points to the first police man ”Still call dispatch and find out who the hell is Harrison Ekweme, I have a feeling he isn’t who he says he is” he said as they walk into the hotel, meeting the receptionist who was coming out with the manager.
*
”Boss, everything almost went to shits in there” Chike says rubbing mouth..
”Yes!! Who the hell was that cop..and who were they looking for?” Mikel throws back at him
”Like how the hell do I know, we both were there..”Chike says
”find out who that Jude Robertson is…I want to know who he is, who he fxxks, what he does and how much he farts in a day, I want to see a picture of him and his family and his little girl to fxxking convince me he is who he says he is. Give me a fxxking summary of who he is..” He says silently .
”Okay Boss, he seemed too comfortable with the police man too” Mikel tells him ”Too comfortable , how did you say you knew him boss?”
”The church, he came to the church and now he is here, not a coincidence, not all all.”
They were in the car Mikel and Chike throw to the hotel
”When it gets dark, I need you to send one of the boys to get rid of that car immediately, drive it over a bridge or something, just rid of it. And silence that boy in jail, get rid of the fifty others, just end every trail leading back to me. In less than two, the police have come close to licking my balls and I do not like it, I do not like it one bit. Get my fxxking imprinted in the internet Mikel before the hour lapses.” He says angrily
”Yes boss”
”Any news on John or that Brian person?”
”Not yet, soon”
”Soon is not enough, I need them now, I need to fxxking know who the he is, it looks like he is just somewhere watching my every move waiting for me to slip, he cannot be a ghost…I need to get to him before he gets to me. I will not allow any body robe me back into jail, not John , because he was the one who brought the target, it’s his fault I am going into hiding and burnt my church, it’s his fault, he needs to pay..and the one who got away, he needs to be put down too..infact all of them, all.
”So, where to now Boss”
”Safe house..where the fxxk else Mikel?”
Silence as they drive further away from town.
*
Ikena curses when he drives out to realize that they were no where to be found..
Damnit !! Damnit !!!!
If Teca hadn’t delayed him, he would have trailed them, he would have gotten to Vampire and put him down..
”’Damnit !! ” he curses again after driving in circles, he didn’t see the car or car he entered, nor the direction they took.
”Damnit!!”
But atleast, the good thing was that he knew who Vampire was, which alias he was using..
”Harrison Ekweme” all he has to do is follow the bread crumbs that he leaves to him and there would be bread crumbs, that fact was true.
Sighing he turns back into the road leading to the company, it was time to get Brian and Adora back to the house.
His phone rings, he checks the caller ”Teca?”
”Vampire was here!!” Teca says angrily ”Vampire was fxxking here, did you know that?”
”I wouldn’t be smart if I didn’t”
”That is why you came here isn’t it. So ..are you going to tell me what you found out?”
”Nothing other than what you did”
”You are lying through your teeth, all I know is that someone who fits his direction booked into the hotel two days ago, but he was never seen leaving nor did he check out. His room is empty, the footage doesn’t show him leaving the hotel. We have combed the premises, it was as if he just disappeared into thin air”
”Or maybe he was just right under your nose but your ego the size of watermelons couldn’t see.”
”Do you know the disguise he is wearing now if he is wearing a new one that is?”
”Nope. Look I gatto go okay, and don’t worry about me…I am going back to my driver studies …you police should handle your police business.”
He cuts the call.
*
”What direction is he going to?”
”The construction company cuts across the right, he is going down that route”
”Okay, fair enough. Okay, once we get back to the station, let them pull up a Google map around this vicinity to see if there are store houses around the area. We need to make sure we check them out. If Vampire was here, that means he must be close by and if he is close by, he needs a place to commence operation and store illegal items.
”Okay” they reply him
A few minutes later they are heading out of the hotel and back to the the station.
*
Brian doesn’t turn when the knock comes on his door. He didn’t turn because he didn’t hear it, he was lost in thoughts.
How can a perfect day turn to shits, how come he feels like shit just because a girl tells him she was breaking up to him. It felt strangely unsettling..
Never had anything affected him about a girl before until now.
”I am sorry Brian, I cannot do this, do us…we have to break up, no, I am breaking up with you. This shouldn’t have happened, I should not have let it happen, I should have known better, I should have, I am sorry, I cannot do this, we cannot do this anymore . we cannot see each other, well, you know..we can’t. Let us just do the work we were employed for and nothing else”
Her words weighs him down, he runs a hand over his face..
‘He likes her a lot, and yes he was sorry for putting her in bad situation but shouldn’t feelings be a priority too?. Okay maybe he was just being selfish but…
This selfish was good, it felt good. She felt good too, so why throw it away when the wind blows and the storm comes..
He was there with her, he would be ..all the way.
”In this together” he repeats, he remembers telling her
He sighs , now how was he supposed to act now, like someone who doesn’t care about her ? how does he manage to keep his hands to himself when she is standing in front of her.
How can he not smile when he looks her face? How can he not want to kiss her when she stares at him with those beautiful eyes.
How is he supposed to forget her and this…
He felt a hand on his shoulders, feminine hands as both hands are placed on his shoulders, ..
He smiles closing his eyes..
Yes!! There was no way they could stay away from each other. They both liked each other a lot.
They arms hug him and then descends downwards,..
”I am sorry princess, I promise I won’t put you in that position again. I like you, I like you a whole damn lot that it scares me, how the hell do you expect me not to want you when you are standing across the room and to think you want this over? I wouldn’t have been able to think straight. Glad you came to me, because I was almost tempted to come to you but…I needed to respect your decision even though it was weighing my down. I really do want this, I want this babe, like I have never wanted something before” his eyes are closed as the arm encircles him from the neck.
H e reaches for her face, reaching for the back of her neck he pushes her down towards his face..
He wanted to kiss her, and he was going to.
As soon as their lips touch, and he kisses her, his eyes shoots open, he jumps up in shock to find Tombra smiling at him.
”The hell Tombra!!!!” he exclaims wiping his lips clean
She walks towards him , he backs away
”So, how about we continue this kiss, I know you want me and I want you too, I like you a whole lot Brian” she says leaning towards him for another kiss, he sidesteps her moving away
”Look Tombra, I get it..you like me but, the feeling isn’t mutual and I am sorry but..please don’t do that again”
”Do what? Kiss you? But you kissed me back, that means you want this, you like me”‘
”No Tombra, I thought you were someone else and I didn’t know I kissed you and I didn’t exactly kiss you like that, I knew that you weren’t her as soon as I touched your lips.”
”Who is here? She works here right? Is it miss Adora? I saw you kissing her knuckles today, is it Miss Adora, is she the girl you keep dreaming about and talking to yourself just now about?”
He opens his mouth, tempted to say yes so that she leaves him alone, instead he closes it ”Look, my private life is my business, just know I like someone ,a lot and I have no intention of being with another, that’s it. So please, stop all this flirtations please. I apologize if I had led you on, that was before, I was stupid, still acted like a child. Right now, a man knows what he wants and when he sees something like that he sticks to it…and I am sticking”
”Hmm, who is this chick that got you sounding so deep and different and speaking about things that don’t make sense?”
”Just someone who you do not need to worry your mind about” he says working to the door after checking his watch ”I have to get home, to complete the housing project…so..”‘
”Kicking me out?”
”No dear, well, you can stay here though!!” and with that he leaves the office with her staring after him.
”He he hain!!!” she claps her hands together and then puts them at akimbo ”Brian? Who is this chick?” she stares at the closed door..
The door opens and the closes, Tomiwa comes to her ”Hey, I just saw Brian running out of her like he got fire up his arse, what did you do?”
”I kissed him!” she said
Tomiwa raises an eyebrow
”Liar”
”I kissed him, and he kissed me back”!! she said frowning
”So, why the frown?”
”The asshole tells me not to anymore”
”I do not get, if you kissed him and he kisses you back, why tell you not to anymore?”
”because apparently he thought I was someone else”
”So…you think, you think Brian is dating someone in the company?”
”I do not think, now I know. He was speaking to himself and apologizing to her when he thought I was her”
”How can he not know who is who?”
”His eyes were closed dumb dumb!!” Tombra states perching on the table, biting her lips
”But, he cannot be dating any one now. I mean, what would happen to us?”
‘I know right but…babes, if not that he pushed me away. I wouldn’t have minded going a quick round with him here, on the table…damnit!!!” she bites her lower lips again.
”And to think he rather be riding someone else sucks big time” Tomiwa says sighing as she shakes her head ”Do you think, do you think the person he is dating is Miss Adora?”
Tombra nods ”That is the only other explanation” she says
”But they hate each other!!” Tomiwa exclaims pacing the office
”I guess that is in the past.. it has to be her, it does, see their attitude towards each other have changed ”
They are quiet ”Well, it wouldn’t stop me from doing him, no be only egusi soup person go eat, sometimes make person take draw soup and sauce orishirishi” Tombra decides
They laugh
”Come let us go o, before he comes back to wonder what both of us are doing”
They leave the office, meeting John , he brushes past them walking out of the cubicle area
”Mtchew!!!” Tomiwa sighs ”Just imagine! Do you want to push us down?”
He doesn’t answer but keeps walking away.
”Don’t mind him, let him only God knows what is pinching him”
Ignoring him as well they go back to their seats.
*
The knock on the door causes me to seat up and clean my eyes..
”Crap!!” I say , reaching for my handkerchief, I dap my eyes and wipe my nose.
Knock comes again..
”’Yes, come in please” I say
He works in, my heart constricts, I don’t look at him as I reach for a file that wasn’t useful for me at the moment ”What is it Brian?”
”I came to let you know that it is time to go home, erm…I mean to head to my place for the..erm…designing .”
I look at my time ”Okay, sure, I would be out in a few”
”Great!!” he says , but he is still standing there
”I would be out in a few minutes ” I repeat
”Okay!!”‘ he leaves
Biting my lips, I gather my things and head out
*
”You okay?” Ikena asks Brian as soon a she sees him, Brian nods entering the car ”You sure?”
”Yep!!”‘
”Did something happen , with John?”
”Stop obsessing with that dude, nothing”
”Why are you edgy?” Ikena frowns at him
Brian rests his head backwards ”Just not having a good day”
”A problem shared is a problem have solved”
”Well, this isn’t one that can just go away, so, I rather not talk about it”
”Is it Adora?”
”You called my name?”
They both turn to look at me…
”No, he was just asking after you, that is all!’ Brian says, I do not meet his eyes.
Ikena alights and opens the door for me, I throw my bag inside and slip in.
I make sure that I am at the opposite end of the car, with a file on my thighs as I glance through.
We do not talk during the ride to his house, by the time we get there, Ikena helps me with my bag. Brian walks in to his house quietly and goes to his small studio table and puts on the over light lamp.
”Thank you Ikena, please can you pick me up on time?”
”Er..sure!!” he throws a look to see that Brian is seated, not staring at them. ”Did something happen at the office to Brian, he doesn’t look himself.”
I shake my head and shrug, he sighs and then turns and he pauses at the door, staring at us , releasing a sigh he leaves.
Done setting up, I put on the camera ”My name is Adora Chime and as always, here we are again to watch this amazing designer put the finishing touches to the house he had been working on, ladies and gentlemen, Brian Andrews..over to you” I say
I see him smile as he began to talk, but the smile didn’t reach his eyes..
Neither did mine.
*
I am packing up, grabbing my bag and heading to the door.
We had worked, he had designed, he was done and the feeds increased, toppling the last hour.
They loved it, they loved him.
We didn’t talk unless to the camera. Now that the camera was off, we still didn’t talk.
I wanted too, so much, but I also didn’t want to. We needed to stay away from each other aside work, and that was what I intend to do..even if I miss him like crazy.
It didn’t matter, it didn’t matter.
I turn at the door to tell him ”I am leaving, good work Brain, the client should be communicated to tomorrow and the site work should commence once he gives the go ahead, I hope you are up for it?”
”Sure Ma’am!!” he says quietly, staring at me, I turn away opening the door I step outside to find Ikena waiting in the car.
I walk to the car without looking back as I slip in, trying to still my beating her, I bite my lips again to keep the tears at bay.
Goodness!! I will miss not able to hold him and kiss him and smile and just talk to him.
Would I be able to bear it, not able to be with him the way I have been? Would I be able to stay without him? Brian, the man I have come to like so much, maybe even care for.
God!! Why does my chest hurt so bad.
I rub it mentally.
”Let us go Ikena ” I tell him
”Sure!!!”
He reverses, and holds the brake almost immediately ”What the hell!!” he exclaims as he almost hits Brian leaving the house and walking to the car
”What the hell?” he exclaims again
Brain opens the door and slips in.
”Where to?”
”The club!! ” he says
”Er…I thought we had that talk Sir, about you not going anywhere tonight, might not be safe you remember?”
”No!!”
”Sir please can you step out of the car and rest so I take Miss Adora home”
”Ikena, I think this is one of those few moments you should let me do what the hell I want. To the club, please” he says
Ikena looks back at him, sighing he turns away ”Stubborn !!” he mutters under his breath that only him could hear ”Never listens !!!” he says putting the car in drive.
I do not look at him, I instead close my eyes.
So we break up one minute and he goes back to clubbing and maybe even look for girls right?
Typical man, I should have known that it didn’t bother him one bit, I didn’t bother him one bit.
Maybe, this was for the best anyways.
I calm my beating heart, it was never meant to be anyways.
He can go to the club, he can be with all the girls, I don’t care. I bite my lips, tempted to reach for his hands but instead I fold my own hands and tuck them under my bag.
It was a quiet ride, too quiet I almost felt the silence could deafen me, but we didn’t talk, not a word until we got to the club.
He seats up, staring into nothing. A full minute passes as we waited for him to come down, then he says
”I hope you sleep well, because if you must know the truth, I wouldn’t be having a wink, not while my whole day is messed up, and I wonder what my tomorrow would be without you in it, and the day after tomorrow, just know Adora, that…I feel like shit, I do, and I miss you, and I want us, but I will respect your decision, I understand …but still I know I am selfish, I want you, I want us…but …it is what it is. I felt that maybe with us together back in the house there would be that moment when you realize that we didn’t need to break up but..all you did was avoid my eyes, avoid me literally if I come as much as a breath space towards you. It hurts , it hurts a lot…even more because I haven’t quiet felt this sort of hurt.. but, I cannot force you to change your mind, I just wish you had given us the chance to fight this together, not you just….” He sighs ”Goodnight Miss Adora, I do understand and I will respect it”
He alights and walks away, disappearing into the club.
I turn away, fighting another bout of tears ”Drive Ikena, just take me home, please” I choked.
As soon as I get home, I lay on my bed, covering my face with my pillow, I cried.
But I knew it was for the best, but yet why did I hurt so bad. This feelings for Brain came too suddenly, ending it with him shouldn’t cause this much pain, it didn’t make sense..
We just started dating, liking each other, why did it feel like we had known for years, being together for me and ending it was like a wrecking ball smashing your heart into pieces.
It didn’t make sense, this pain.
I cried in my pillow.. ”Oh Brian!!” I sniff.
*
Hours Later, he gets called up to go check up on some tech issues upstairs, leaving the kitchen, he climbs up into the boss’s office.
He peeps inside to make sure she wasn’t seated, she wasn’t, he enters walking to her desk to find what is the problem was, the message had been from one of the service boys..
”Boss’s Computer has a glitch, they want you to check it and fix it up Asap before the boss comes back”
”Who said?”
”The tech guy , he isn’t coming today, some family emergency”
”Oh..okay”
That was about an hour ago. Now standing and backing the door, he reaches for the computer and turns it to himself when he hears the door close and lock. He turns to find her, the manager of the club, standing behind the closed door, naked. Not a shred of clothing or underwear, her body glowed in the candle light lamp she put on.
She was a beautiful woman, no doubt about that.
”So, here is the thing, there is a condom in that drawer next to you, take off your shorts, put it on and come fxxk my brains out or I will scream rape!!!”
Brian swallows..
The devil is liar!!!!
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TO BE CONTINUED …
ANTICIPATE CHAPTER 40.
PS :WHAT TO COME TOWARDS THE FINAL CHAPTERS!!!
”So you are Brian Andrews, the one who got away right?” Alex is standing over Brian, who is bleeding from his mouth
”And you are who, the ripper?”
Alex laughs ”Well, I like the devil but its okay, you can call me Vampire” he laughs ”So I have a question, the person, the one who saved you from being killed by my boys, what is his name?”
”Why? Does he tickle your fancy, you want a threesome with me you and him ?” Brain asks.
Alex laughs, so did Mickel and Chike, they are in a room, John is by the corner, he has a smile on his face.
Tonight was the night Brian dies…Tonight, there was no saving him.
”Name?” Alex asks him again.
”come close, maybe if I whisper it to you, you can come cum faster”
Alex smiles, the next minute his fist makes contact with Brian’s jaw, he groans in pain, spitting out blood he laughs ”You even punch like girl Vampire, maybe we should call you little willie-willie yes? For all the fear you put into people, you are a disgrace, I didn’t feel a thing” Brian spat.
”Oh, maybe you would feel this. ” Vampire says ”Bring in the package, I would have it with a cold ice tea and meat on stake” he smiles
”What package?”
”Oh patience son, you will see”
The door opens and in was dragged in someone blindfolded.
”Let me go, let me go!!!” she cries out
”Adora!!” Brian gasps, as he struggles trying to get to his feet with the chains on his body… ”I will kill you, I will kill you if you touch her, let her go damnit, you have me, do what you want with me but let her go”
”Oh, not such a hard macho boy are you eh?” He says going to Adora, he grabs her face and forces his lips on her as she screams and trashes about, with a quick reflex, he slaps her causing her to hit the ground, she grabs her face as is crying ”Please let me go, I beg you, I never did anything to you, I beg you please. Brian, Brian ?” she cries out stretching out her hands which is tied to her, she cannot see with the blindfold covering her eyes.
‘Damnit!!! I will kill you I swear it Vampire, let her go!!”
”Oh no Brian, I would do the killing, I just need a name, a name …there is he, this he which feels like a roaming ghost hover head, like two steps ahead of me, I want to know who he is and what he is and I want you to tell me….who the fxxk is he..i want a name Brian or else I would start by ripping the cloths of your pretty girlfriend here, then when I am done slamming into her tight cute virgin pussy, I will pass her to my boys here but first I will give her to John here, you remember John?Yes, he would have a taste of her and you are going to watch it and when we are done, I will rip out her tongue and breast and clit and stuff it down her throat and I would make you watch how my dogs would feast on her carcass…now who the fxxk is he who keeps thwarting my plans…who?”
”Ikena..his name is Ikena, now let her go”
”No, who is he damnit, I know his name is Ikena , that much I got from your friend here just now, but who the fxxk is he, I mean who is he really?”
”The terrible, he is called Ikena the terrible” Brian breaths ”He is military, almost a major before he was suspended for a year due to the extreme killings of book haram extremists during the clash in the north after they killed his father and brother and other innocents, he lost it, he went menaic…he was uncontrollable, he was called the ripper to some people..the punisher to others..many feared him, feared his name more.. , he is not one you want to mess with and he would come for you if he says he will. He is my driver, bodyguard, a watch dog my father put over me. that is all, Now let her go!!”
”Gladly, after I send her to go give my mother a kiss in hell for me!!” he points the gun to her..”Say goodbye to your boyfriend princess, he would join you in abit” he cocks the gun..
”Nooo!!” Brian screams
***
TO BE CONTINUED

STORIES WITHIN A STORY 

 STORIES IN A STORY. .

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There  are hidden paths,  covered by thorns and spikes of fig leaves,  leading to places of slippery beyond…of untold stories.
There is a cloud,  sitting overhead, it’s sac filled with droplets of water,  like balls it bounces off rooftops and scatters into tiny bubbles , wetting a patch of a finely pressed starched shirt. 
There are broken layers of skin , smeared with the artificial particles,  covering a once broken person,  giving them a reason to live and second chances to start the day like new.
There are closed doors, banged shut by bars of irons,chained to its hinges and a big man wielding steel standing behind it,  making those left outside ..castaways, sent back to the places they have come from..good or bad.. that is left for the remains of their bones to tell a tale ..but dead men don’t talk.
There are shadows, lurking around in hoods,  leaving inprints in faces of children,  letting a trail of blood meet their feet,  causing  a once merry place to be void of peace..
There is.. a man,  seated by the corner, whose eyes sees ,  whose ears are dead but whose thoughts never sleeps as his hands withers away, like dirts  washed off from the sea, and hair as dark and long as a mane of an horses tale.
There is a coming ,  of white chariots and one who seats on it has a crown of gold,  it’s light blinding..his sword a “Set Apart ” ..the sheep from the goats… and head written….”I AM” and his face,  one that has never been seen.
There is a story… left in the leafs of a book, whose fingers is itching to tell..whose words like magic begins to form life.. whose carrier is as restless like a mad man on the streets of dark walls and broken lights and hawkers with no place to rest from the day’s plight..
There is..

There is..

So much words weavon into words,  like onions peeled from its root..

But who would tell it..

Who is worthy of it..
There are stories within a story..wanting to be heard..

Who would tell it..
 ~Stephanie Egberike

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GOOD MORNING !!!

Start your day with positive thoughts. 
Give your morning some sunlight and let it seep throughout your day.

Let your mind be clouded with good vibes.

Allow your heart to be merry. 

Allow yourself to be happy.
And just incase some dark cloud hovers your head threatening to pour out rain. .
Go on your knees, ask God to take control..
Trust me, He would give you an umbrella of grace…to shield you from the darkness and pouring rain,  give you light to walk on your paths and allow the tunnel to open up to your desired victory.
Think positive thoughts.

Be inspired.

Be motivated.

Be you.
And always remember to be thankful for each new day.
Here’s to a wonderful morning and an awesome day.
Xoxo 
Me😘

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#THECALLGIRL  
We are on chapter three.  
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See link here..
CHP 1
http://story.madivasmag.com/2017/11/07/the-call-girl-chp-one/
CHP 2

http://story.madivasmag.com/2017/11/14/the-call-girl-chp-two/
CHP 3.
http://story.madivasmag.com/2017/11/17/the-call-girl-chp-three/

And My other series “FEATHERLIGHT HEART” is still on.. we are on chapter 19🙌 ,  a few more to go.

CHP 19

http://story.madivasmag.com/2017/11/16/featherlight-heart-chapter-nineteen/

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