( It’s high time)
I watched as she left in anger, I guess I succeeded in waking something in her.
Fúck! I shouldn’t have gone to that extent of punishing her.
It’s just now that she quitted her job that I am realizing I don’t have a genuine reason for spilling the hot coffee on her .
Yet, she wasn’t mad, she tried to endure how burnt she was .
I could see her skin turned pale and red from the hot coffee but I was too blinded to see.
But does she think she can quit being my assistant?
I know I shouldn’t have done that, her being married doesn’t guarantee that I punish her for that.
I don’t expect her to start telling me about her private life after I have been cold to her.
And how am I sure she’s married? She might have kids but what if she’s a divorcee?
Oh no! She’s too young to be a divorcee!
The tears I saw in her eyes broke me into a million pieces.
I understand that there are things you won’t be able to handle when it gets out of hand and I am that thing or person fúck!
She has tried proving strong for the past few weeks she worked for me.
Despite the hard works I give her, not for once did she complain.
She didn’t! And I kept on doing that over again! She even left the broken cup on the floor, I had to call Stella to clean it up.
I ran my hands through my hair frustratedly! I have really hurt Sidney!
My office door opened and Eric came in.
” Hey dude ” he said taking a seat opposite me . Typical him!
” Have you forgotten this is my office Eric? Can’t you knock? ” I asked narrowing my eyes at him and he shrugged.
” And have you too forgotten that this is my best friend’s office? Can’t you greet me?” He asked back while I shook my head.
Winning an argument with him is very useless!
” So how are you? How’s work? You look worked up ” he asked taking a look at me.
I am not actually worked up, it amuses me how Sidney mustered the courage to quit!
In my whole life, none of my worker have ever quit their jobs, I do the firing!
” I want you to help me with something Eric ” I said
He stretched out his phone to me and I looked at it then at him in confusion
” What is it for?” I asked with a furrowed eyebrow.
” Oh! I forgot you have to use your phone either, I need to receive the alert first before I do whatever you want for you ”
He said grinning and I scoffed! Idiot!
” You want money before you help your best friend right? Very well then, forward me your account details”
I said bringing out my phone feigning anger!
” You can’t blackmail me because of that anger that’s clearly showing it’s fake bro, send me the money or no deal ”
Gosh! He Eric and money!
” You will soon get married to money and give birth to money ” I said rolling my eyes then he chuckled!
Everyone loves money but his is extreme!
“That’s not something bad you know, I will be surrounded by money ”
In few seconds, he sent his account number to my phone.
That’s what he always does, each time he comes here, he must get money from me one way or the other saying that he loves his best friend’s money!
Can you believe he’s also a rich guy like I am? He has his personal company and he runs the family company too.
I transferred $5000 for him and he squealed like a child.
” I love you dude but you should know I didn’t collect this money because you want me to help you ” he said and I nodded.
” You will still collect the money before you leave anyways ” I replied and he grinned.
” So what did you want me to do for you?” He asked
” well, I need every information about Alexa Sidney before down. When you get it, forward it to my email ”
” Isn’t that your sexy assistant? Wait! Did you like her? What am I even saying? Did you love her? Have you asked her out? You two are an item? Oh my God! She’s your perfect match, I am sure she will melt your heart and you will stop being a cold ass, you .. . ”
I covered his mouth with my hand and he tried removing it!
I have never seen someone that talks like him!
” Can you stop talking for once?” I asked removing my hand from his mouth while he glared at me.
” What? What are you not telling me Jeff? You love her don’t you? ” I snorted at his question.
” I don’t love her okay? I just….” I trailed off not knowing what else to say.
” I can see that you love her dude, if you don’t grab her, I will ask her out” he said like it’s nothing.
” Don’t dare Eric and besides, she quitted already”
The next thing I heard was a sound of punch on my stomach!
I groaned glaring at him! Why did he punch me now huh?
If it was another person, I could have throw him in jail for this fuçking nonsense!
” What was that for?” I asked . Ouch! Seriously, this hurts!
Why in God’s name will he punch me this hard?
” Did you know you are an asshole?” He asked snappily!
What’s with the change of mood? Did I do something?
” What are you talking about?” I asked clearly confused.
” I know you’ve given that poor girl so much troubles, loads of work as a punishment and she couldn’t bear it again. Can’t you see Jeffery? Your hatred for your parents is pushing the people you love away from you ”
” I understand you have to be angry at your Dad and step Mum for whatever they’ve done but did you have to transfer that anger on innocent people?”
” I will forward everything about her to you by evening but Jeff, it’s high time you changed ”
” Are you okay buttercup? What did your boss do this time around? Why are you crying?”
Andrew asked with a worried expression as I entered into his car.
I put a call across to him to come pick me up.
I collapsed on his shoulder crying my eyes out! He’s my only comforter!
He patted my head gently while I cry! I do rather suffer with my kids, I am tired of taking in everything from Mr Kingsley!
I have heard it up to my neck! I can’t take it anymore!
I am glad he gave me half of my salary earlier, I paid of my kids school fees, renewed our rent and bought some foodstuffs that will last us till the end of this month.
” Shhh, it’s okay buttercup! I just hope I don’t see that Jeffery guy out of his company else, I will beat him up ” he said angrily!
” You don’t have to, I already quit ” I said raising up my head from his shoulder and the first place his eyes landed on was my burnt chest!
” You don’t have to worry Andrew, it’s just a minor. I will be fine ” I said covering it up but he kept staring at it
” He did this right? He burnt you buttercup cup, fuçking bastãrd ”
He fumed and stormed out of his car! Wait what?
” Andrew please, just let it slide ” I said holding his hand.
” Let it slide you say? Take a look at your chest, including your hands! And your thigh I guess, what gave him the power to do that to you? Because he’s a CEO? That’s bullshit , I won’t let it go this time around Alexa, not this time ”
He jerked his hand away and entered into the company!
No please! I don’t want him to cause a scene now do I?
I am glad I am finally free from him!
” Andrew please, not this place. You might cause a scene ”
He paused and chuckled evilly!
” Do I care if I cause a scene? I want people to see how I will beat him up ” he replied and began walking angrily again.
” Where’s that bastãrd ” he said angrily, his nose flaring up! His eyes were blazing saddles! And his hands in a ball.
I have not seen this side of him in a long time!
Few people at the gate turned to look at us. I just need to stop him.
What if Jeffery arrest him?
I quickly ran to his front and hugged him putting him on a halt!
” Please Andrew, just let him be ” I said hugging him very tight.
I could see his body relaxed and he hugged me back!
” Don’t think I will let this slide, that fool needs to learn! I will see him outside this building, a place you won’t be there to stop me ”
” I am really sorry you have to go through all this buttercup, you won’t work in anyone’s company anymore but my family’s ”
” My elder brother is in need of a manager, he will recruit you to work for him ”
( Single Mum?)
The smile on my face didn’t leave since I entered the Kingsley’s mansion.
After I left Adnan’s apartment, I came here direct not without spraying enough perfume.
I can’t risk being caught up in the act! I mean for anyone to notice I just left a man’s house when I am going to be engaged to someone else.
” Feel at home baby girl ” Mr Kingsley said and I bowed my head shyly.
Mrs Kingsley gave me a hearty smile as the maids serve me a drink.
” You see why I chose her Hanna, she’s very reserved ” Mr Kingsley said and that made me blush harder.
” I do agree with you, you are a beautiful lady Anika ” Jeffery’s Mum complimented.
” Thank you ma’am ” I replied putting on my best actress smile
” Oh please, call me Mum ” she said and I nodded.
” So how’s your father?” Mr Kingsley asked
” He’s fine si.. Dad, he sent his regards ” I replied taking a sip of the orange juice.
Gosh! I just wish I can see Jeffery already, I can’t wait to be all all over him .
I don’t mind giving him my body on our first meet if that will make him love me.
I am sure he will love me anyways, I have lots of guys asking me out.
I am beautiful, classy and Sexy! I know he will fall for me at first sight.
Even if he doesn’t, I will make him. Seduction is what I knows best.
” You will have to stay with us for dinner before you leave ” Mrs Kingsley said.
Well! I don’t mind spending all my time in this mansion, my problem is that Jeffery doesn’t live here.
I bit my lip and nodded! And…. Edna, where’s she?
Gosh! I just wish she…
” Mum I….”
Oh talk of the devil! Here she comes!
She paused immediately her eyes landed on me.
We stared at ourselves for sometimes before I quickly smiled. Faked a smile!
If you must know, she’s been my rival since kindergarten!
We were once friends but one thing led to another and now, we are rivals!
That should be a story for another day.
I don’t want her parents suspecting there’s no good relationship between us.
” Edna!” I called beaming my face and equally standing up.
She faked a smile back opening her arms wide for me to hug her.
Very well! I gave her a hug! A hug that screams irritation!
” Don’t think you will last here Anika ” she whispered into my ear while the smile was still on her face.
I smiled back and patted her back, did she thinks she can take me out of this family?
I am already a part of this family since her parents chose me.
They love me and definitely going to treat me like a princess so who’s she?
” Chill Edna, you can’t stop me from marrying your brother right?” I asked
” Of course not, you will leave by yourself when the fire becomes much for you. This is my brother we are talking about, not my boyfriend you snatched ” she replied.
Huh? Fire? I chuckled softly.
Did she think she can scare me?
” Let’s see who laughs last baby girl ” I said disengaging from the hug.
My eyes met with Mr Kingsley and I could see a pleased expression on his face.
If only he knows everything is fake!
” You two know each other?” Mrs Kingsley asked.
” Yes Mum, Anika and I attended the same kindergarten remember? And equally the same highschool ” Edna beat me to the answer.
” Yes that’s true” I added.
” I have totally forgotten about that, anyways. You can show her around the mansion while the dinner is ready ”
Mr Kingsley said and I could hear her groan!
Gosh! Stuck with her!
” But Dad, I was about going out ” she whined.
” It’s not a bad thing spending sometimes with your sister in-law and besides, wherever you want to go can wait ”
Mr Kingsley said.
Edna scoffed rolling her eyes!
” Yeah right? Let’s go on a tour sister in-law ” she said in a mocking tone taking my hand in hers.
I checked the mail again and again blinking my eyes rapidly.
Eric sent it for me few hours ago, and I have been staring at it .
22 years old single mother of two.
has a best friend. Andrew!
The news of the person she gave birth for is blank! No one knows how come about her pregnancy but perhaps her best friend might know……
I closed my laptop taking in everything I just read!
She’s a single Mum? All this while, I thought that Andrew guy was her husband but I was proved wrong.
Who could have been responsible for her pregnancy?
Was it her boyfriend or was she raped?
This little information I just got is getting me more curious!
I need to know more! More about her! This is not a detail!!
I brought out my phone and dialed Eric’s number and he picked in one ring!
📲 You’ve seen it? 📲
His voice came in.
📲 Yeah I have but, that’s not the details Eric, I need more information. Find out about the father of her kids 📲
📲 Well, I was on it though, that’s not all the information, I just sent this one to tell you she never deserved everything you did to her for your stupid reasons📲
He rasped and I sighed. Not that he knows her that well, why’s he backing her?
📲 You can blame me how ever you want but reserve it for later, you need to get me the informations about her immediately 📲
📲 I am not promising you bro but I will try to get that 📲
He hung up before I could speak again.
I dropped the phone trying to concentrate on my work but my mind kept drafting to her.
She’s a single Mum! How could I have been s stupid not to notice her struggles?
She’s been enduring everything because of her children?
She raised those two kids all by herself without a pillar called husband or father to to kids?
She must have gone through a lot and I added to eat!
Remembering how I insulted her this morning gave me a pang on my chest!
I insulted her and her children, Including the husband that doesn’t exist!
For bringing up those two kids, I must admit she’s the strongest woman I have ever come across!
A lot of ladies will rather abort the pregnancy at early stage!
Goodness! I feel so ashamed of myself right now!
I don’t know why, I am happy that she’s not married knowing that it’s weird to have kids and no father.
I feel happy she’s still single!
What do I do? And now she left, I can’t deny that I miss her presence!
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