( Slept in the office)
I turned to see my handsome devil of a boss fuming in anger.
I am so dead.
” I..am sorry Sir, just this last chance please forgive me ”
I gulped down nervously. He wasn’t glancing at me but at Andrew and that made me nudge his arm giving him a signal to leave but guess what? My best friend was busy smirking at my boss.
Did he really wish a death wish for me? Instead of him to leave, he stood up to where Mr Kingsley was standing.
” Hi Mr Kingsley, I am Andrew Rogers ” he smirked stretching out his hand while I glared at him with my heart beating fast.
I am so going to kill him if he’s loose my job. Does he have to o play with everything?
My prayer now is that I should be more careful.
This is my second day at work and I have already committed.
Mr Kingsley stared at Andrew’s hand then at him before his gaze fell on me and I quickly bowed my head.
The way my heart is racing seeing his eyes getting darker scares me.
” Meet me in my office Sidney ” with that, he gave Andrew a disgusting glance then he stormed off.
” What an ass ” I heard Andrew muttered.
” What was that about Andrew? ” I snapped.
He shrugged his shoulder walking away.
” I was just trying to test him and guess what I discovered?”
I shook my head pushing him away.
” You know what? Till I am back home ” I replied walking fast to the elevator.
I pressed the floor number and in no time, I was out at his door.
I gently knocked on his door with my already feeling sweaty.
God please, just this last time. I don’t want to loose this job.
I heard the familiar coming with his cold yet husky voice.
The moment I entered, my eyes landed on him.
Not even a glance did he spare me, his face remain neutral like always.
I bit my lip trying to talk, at least I should apologize even if I know he either fire me or give me punishment.
I don’t know why I kept falling his victim, I never listen to Stella’s warnings
” I..I am sorry Sir, I promise to manage my time from now on, please forgive me ”
He raised his head for a moment then back to punching his laptop.
Closing his laptop, he focused his gaze at me and I bowed my head.
” Sidney ” he called. The power in his voice is enough to scare anyone.
Who’s this man?
” Yes… Sir ”
” I told you I hate people who doesn’t keep track of time right?”
Humph! Hating you is okay but saying it to your face is another. Gosh! I don’t like him either and I do keep track of time.
Today’s just a little different!
” Yes Sir ”
” I am still keeping you not because I am lenient Sidney but because I want to be punishing you for every of your mistakes”
My heart thundered on hearing that. I could have scoffed is not that he’s my boss.
He’s keeping me to be punishing me? Who does that?
” Take this file, it contains two hundred thousand words and it has four hundred and fifty pages ”
With my mouth hang open, I stared at the bulky file, when I say bulky, I mean very bulky.
It’s five times bigger than the one he gave me yesterday.
” We will be needing it for tomorrow’s presentation and I want you to type everything on your laptop and print it out, I need another copy of every pages ”
Wait! What? WTF? How on Earth did he expect me to finish this work?
Did he really want to kill me? I blinked my eyes to avoid any tears falling. Two hundred thousand words and four hundred and fifty pages.
” B..but Sir, we can easily photocopy it ” I said
He shook his head then smirked.
” You don’t question my order Sidney, I want you to type everything on your laptop, save it then print it out. And it must be submitted before I enter my office tomorrow”
I collected the file cursing in my head, I am not going to survive this.
Even the file looks heavy in hand.
My eyes landed on the doorknob about to open his door when his voice stopped me.
” And Sidney? Make sure there is no error”
Of course there won’t, heartless Mr handsome. In fact, I take back my words. He’s the most ugliest man I have ever met. Tsk!
I yawned and glanced at the time, 11pm. I feel tired, my fingers and back hurts but I have to get this done before I leave the office.
I am the only left of course. All the workers have been dismissed for the day.
It is already dark and late, do I have any option?
By 2am, I will be done. Then, I can go home .
I know Andrew will definitely call so I turned my phone to flight mode. No disturbance.
I am assured he won’t leave my kids.
I paused the typing dozing off. Ah! I need to wash my face to keep me awake.
I went to the office bathroom and sprinkled some water on my face.
I came back to my chair looking more relaxed and at that time, the security came in.
” It’s very late ma’am, aren’t you going home?” He asked.
” Not yet, till I am done with this work ” I replied getting back to it.
He stared at me for a while before nodding.
” Okay ma’am ”
He opened the door and Left … 500 more pages remaining.
I have really tried. Mr Kingsley is very wicked. Giving me this type of punishment.
Is he always like this or is it because he hates me?
I continue typing ignoring the sleep that tried coming in my eyes.
I can’t get scold tomorrow, I need to get this done and over with this night.
At exactly 2am, I was done with it! Phew!
I connected my laptop with the printer and began printing out the pages.
When it all came out, I stapled them together keeping them on my on the floor and lying beside it.
I need to rest a little before heading home.
I sighed checking my phone that was still ringing. How many times have I told her to stop calling my line?
It stopped and in the next moment, it started ringing again.
My hand stayed in a fist as I closed my eyes to suppress my anger.
Taking my phone furiously, I picked it not before glaring at the name.
📲 Hello Son 📲
Her voice came in and I scoffed.
📲 What did you want? 📲
I replied sharply. I wish I can ignore her forever!
📲 That’s not nice Son, no Hello to your Mum ?📲
She said and I could feel a trace of mockery in her voice.
📲 I have told you to stop fuçking calling me, are you dump?📲
I snarled with my nose flaring up. Why’s she always getting me angry?
📲 Son I. …. 📲
📲 Do not Son me, I am not your Son. Tell me why you called me or get out of my phone 📲
I gritted my teeth angrily , I am tired of her antics .
📲 Fine, your sister will be having her birthday party next week and I want you present 📲
I chuckled at her statement.
📲 What if I say I am not coming? 📲I asked.
I asked her sigh at the other side.
📲 Please Son…I mean Jeff… 📲
📲 Don’t call me Jeff, I can’t remember me being acquainted with you. My name is Jeffery 📲
I could hear her stiffened, that’s what I want. I want her scared of me.
📲 O..okay, can you please attend your sister’s birthday party? For the sake of her happiness please Jeffery 📲
📲 Are you done? 📲
📲 Yes I….📲
Before she could say anything further,I hung up.
Hell of a problem.
Wondering why I am being rude to her? You will find out soon.
My family is something I don’t wish to discuss. They made me who I am today especially her.
She doesn’t deserve any respect! Not a single respect! If she have to, that should be from her workers and the paparazzi .
I smashed my phone angrily, she has succeeded in ruining my day. Like she has done to my life.
I entered into my office to discover that the file wasn’t there on my table.
I smirked heading out to her office, I know Miss Sidney won’t be able to finish the work.
I will use this to punish her the more. Even me, I will have to use two days to finish everything.
I am being wicked right? But I enjoy seeing her worked up.
I opened her office door to meet a great shock.
She was sleeping peacefully on the floor with the two files lying beside her. The one I asked her to do and the one I gave her.
She look like a mess, her hair scattered on her face.
I picked up the one I asked her to do and to my greatest surprise, she did everything.
How the hell did she do it? She even slept in the office?
I ought to be satisfied to see her this way but unfortunately, I felt guilty.
Walking up to her, I gently tapped her shoulder to wake her up.
She must have slept late!
” Sidney ”
( Business dinner )
I rubbed my eyes sleepily, ouch! My back hurts.
I took in my environment only to see Mr Kingsley staring at me with hands crossed.
I jumped on my feet immediately, gracious Lord! I slept here in the office.
” I..I..am sorry Sir, I never meant to sleep in the office ” I apologized feeling embarrassed.
I still feel very sleepy and tired.
I raised my head up to see him staring at me, this time, he wasn’t putting on his usual cold expression.
His face was just expressionless, nothing! Is he going to fire me after giving me loads of work to do and I slept off in his company?
His silent is slowly killing me, I need to sleep. Real sleep!
Since he wasn’t talking, I took the time to check the time.
A loud gasp escaped my mouth seeing it was few minutes to 8.
Oh my goodness! My kids!
I picked up my bag staring at Mr Kingsley.
” Please Sir, I..I need to go home. Permit me to go change please ” I said to him.
Even if that’s not the main reason, it’s one of it. I need to see my kids before they go to school.
I have been giving them little attention since the past three days I started this job and I feel very guilty and bad about it.
They aren’t getting a father love and I their mother isn’t spending enough time with them all because of my stupid ass boss.
” Sidney ”
The way my surname rolled out of his mouth, you will think he’s the most innocent and kindest person in the world.
I just couldn’t roll my eyes at him.
I tapped my feet on the floor without replying him. There’s no need right?
” I will give you five hours off ”
I groaned inwardly, what sort of boss is this? Can’t he just give me a day off?
” You should be back by 1pm and by then, I expect you to be normal and not sleep standing ”
I bit my lower lip trying not to glare at him. Always insulting me at any slightest chance .
I am glad he is considerate enough to give me the five hours off, at least I will sleep a little.
He glanced at me and began walking out of my office with the files he gave me.
Thank goodness, he didn’t tell me to trash it like the other day.
” Thank you Sir ”
” Mummy ”
My babies yelled on seeing me. I quickly squatted to their level before they came hugging me.
” We missed you mummy ” Emma said as we disengaged from the hug.
They were already dressed up in their school uniform. Andrew’s handwork!
I know he will be very mad at me!
” Mummy is really sorry, I promise to make up for yesterday and day before. I will come back early today and we all will go eat out ”
I announced and their face beamed.
” we are not mad at you Mum, we know you are doing everything for us but we will go to that chinese restaurant down the road mummy, they have the best food ” Evan squealed and I chuckled.
” How did you know about it?” I asked narrowing my eyes at him.
” Uncle Andrew took us there yesterday, you need to taste their meal momma, it’s so yummmm” Emma replied whilst dramatising it.
What would I have done without Andrew in my life? It could have been a total mess, he made me who I am today.
Without him, I wouldn’t have gotten the certificate I am using to work today.
He’s from a rich home and he sponsored me in school with his money.
I don’t think I can ever repay his favours! I am nothing without him .
The elder brother I never had! He is!
” Champ and princess, we need to start heading to school. You are.. ”
Andrew paused the moment he saw me, I gulped down nothing and bowed my head.
I ignored his calls yesterday and worst still, I turned my phone on flight mode after that.
” Well kids, let’s leave already ” he said ignoring me.
My babies pecked my cheeks running out,.
” We love you momma ” they yelled simultaneously.
Before Andrew could leave, I held his arm. I really have lots of explanations to do.
I feel so guilty for turning him into a babysitter. Maybe he’s regretting why he got me the job in the first place.
Looking for another job while I work for Mr Kingsley will be better, I can’t continue working for him when I won’t have time for my family.
He’s making everything hard for me, denying my children my attention.
Andrew glanced at his wrist in my hand and looked away.
I have succeeded in making him angry.
” I am sorry best ” I pouted giving him my best puppy eyes.
I know he can’t stay mad at me forever! I am his addiction, he loves me dearly!
” You did not only ignore my calls, you turned off your phone buttercup ”
I chuckled in my mind, he’s mad at me but still calling me buttercup.
” I am really sorry Andrew, that boss. He really did got back at me for going against the company’s rule, I just wanted to finish the work he gave me as fast as I could, I am sorry ”
I said sincerely! I could see his jaw clenched.
” That man! You are going to I quit that job buttercup, he’s stressing you more than he should. I will get you a better job ”
He said clearly angry.
” Okay, okay! I will but before then, I am stock with him ”
” I will do something about it, I promise” he said
” Thank you so much Andrew, I am very grateful for everything ” I said sincerely.
Andrew is my role model, my mentor and all in all!
” Yeah and thank you too for making me an unpaid babysitter, when I am back. We will talk the pay ”
He said and dashed out leaving me chuckling.!
I creased my forehead together as Edna bounced into my office.
” Well since you refused visiting home, I decided to come visit you and I was certain the only place I will see you is your office where you will bury yourself in work, work and work ”
She said taking a seat opposite me!
” Good afternoon to you too kid sis ” I replied rolling my eyes.
” Oh that? I am sorry bro, good afternoon” she said.
” I wonder why you are here, hope everyone is fine at home ” I asked.
” We are still the way you left us, Mum sends her regards ” she shrugged and my jaw clenched.
” Haven’t I told you to stop saying her name in front of me Edna? ”
” I am sorry okay, I didn’t mean to get you angry ”
” So why are you here?”
” Can’t I visit my elder brother? ” She asked.
” Of course you can, I am just asking ”
” What are you going to give me as my birthday present bro? Hey, I don’t want anything, I just want you to bring your girlfriend along, I want to meet her ”
” Like is she beautiful? Is she slim? Is she of the same age as me? Do we have anything in common? I just can’t wait to meet her ”
She blurted, while I furrowed my eyebrows. Is she being serious right now?
The birthday present she wants is my girlfriend?
” Edna ”
” What Jeff?, I am just eager to meet her ”
” Promise me you will bring her to my birthday party ” she pouted and I chuckled.
She’s the only one I am this free with, the only that can tell me whatever and go free.
How can I promise her when I don’t have a girlfriend? And I can’t bring a cling ! Not in forever.
” I can’t promise you that sis ”
” You had better or do not talk to me forever ”
She fumed walking out of my office angrily! This lady!
✳️ ***** 💠
” You called me Sir ” I said bowing my head.
I got in three hours ago, I just hope it’s not another punishment.
” I did Sidney, we will be having a business dinner by 5pm ”
And? How does that have to do with me?
I stared at his cold eyes staring back at me
Did he want to make me their chef or what?
” And I want you to accompany me”
He’s has a secretary right? That’s her job not mine.
Why’s he bent on disturbing me every passing opportunity?
” But Sir, Stella is available ” I replied.
” I am the boss Sidney and you do not decide for me, you will accompany me to take down notes ”
” You can go home to prepare yourself, I will have my driver pick you by 5pm ”
I shook my head not knowing what else to say.
I promised Evan and Emma that I will take them out for dinner .
How do I tell them that it has been canceled?
I feel so angry inside of me but I couldn’t do anything.
Thinking about quitting, what if he really carries out his threat of making sure I don’t get a job anywhere?
With his intimidating aura, his wealth and connections. There’s nothing he can’t do.
I can’t risk the future of my kids, I am very glad we are living fine now.
That’s all I want, the best for my children but this man kept denying them of my attention.
He raised an eyebrow at me and I strode out of his office.
I entered into my office, picked my bag and left
Couldn’t he have informed me from home so I won’t come back from the five hours off he gave me?
Does he think that everyone is rich as him?
Before I could press the elevator, his voice made my heart jumped in fear.
” Sidney ”
I groaned face palming myself, what else did he want huh!
” just came to remind you that you shouldn’t wear some tattered or lowlife dress to the dinner, if you don’t have a befitting dress, I can buy you one ”
I scoffed unconsciously ! How can he insult me like this. I wouldn’t take it if he’s not my boss.
For the first time, I glared at him very hard. Thats glare held all my angers.
” thank you Mr Kingsley but I won’t be needing your money ”
I angrily pressed the elevator and unfortunately, it wasn’t working. Crap!
” stop making it obvious Sidney, you still feed from my money. I mean I pay you salary right?”
He said proudly! He’s an egoistic self-centered jerk!
” well yes Mr Kingsley, you Pay me but there is a different between salary and charity ”
I stormed away angrily using the stairs out, thank goodness. We are not on the highest floor.
I mentally patted my back for talking back at Mr Kingsley, I know I will serve the punishment but I feel proud.
I am trying to endure everything for my kids, if it’s left for only me, I won’t mind putting my responsibility on Andrew.
” you look so beautiful buttercup ” Andrew complimented as he was done with my makeup.
Oh! I didn’t mention he’s specialized in makeup.
I look so beautiful truly, very different from me!
I wore a red evening gown revealing every feature of my curve, its all Andrew’s choice .
” thank you best ”
” I didn’t just do all this, you should know it’s for a reason ” he replied and I rolled my eyes.
Is there anything he does without a reason?
” what did you do it for?” I asked.
” to make Mr CEO drool ” he replied with a wink and I chuckled. Seriously? .
Mr Kingsley will never see me as someone attractive.
The door burst open revealing Emma and Evan.
” are you going on a date mummy?” Evan asked while Emma covered his mouth.
” Who told you about dating? What did you know about it?” I asked staring at him amusingly.
” Uncle Andrew told us about it ”
My head snapped to Andrew who was now scratching his head.
” Andrew? Is that what you teach my kids? ” I asked folding my arms.
” Aha! Of course not buttercup, I… I was just trying to uhh ”
I snorted turning my face away from him.
” You don’t have to get angry buttercup, okay, I promise not to teach them any of such again ”
He said holding his ears..
” You had better and Evan? What makes you think I am going on a date?” I asked.
” Because you dressed so beautifully ” he replied and I chuckled.
” Don’t mind him momma, he’s just so dump. Does dressing beautifully means you are going on a date? ” Emma said shooting daggers at Evan.
” Are you sure she’s my sister mummy? We weren’t switched at birth?” Evan asked groaning while Andrew and I began laughing.
This two won’t kill me! Do they have to bick all the time?
” You two shouldn’t fight before I get back, mummy promise to be back before 9pm and hopefully you will be awake ” I said to them afraid of what one of them might say after it.
” Does that means you won’t take us to Mac Telly?” Evan asked .
I know he will surely bring up the dinner issue. God! Mr Kingsley! I will make this Money in the future and shove it in your face.
” Kids! I will take you there okay and mummy will take you by Saturday ”
I sighed in relief as Andrew spoke up.
I gave him a thankful smile and he nodded.
” Okay uncle, don’t stay out so late mummy, we have something to tell you”
Something to tell me ? Humph! This kids!
” Okay babies, I promise. I won’t stay out late. Mummy loves you ”
I blinked innocently checking out myself, Andrew got me this dress at a huge price so why is Mr Kingsley staring awkwardly at me?
Or is my makeup already smudged?
It’s been five minutes we’ve been standing this way since I came.
He isn’t telling me to get into the car and his face is glued to mine with his mouth slightly parted .
His gaze is burning me, it’s making me uncomfortable.
I cleared my voice and it seems that brought him out from his dream land .
He blinked his eyes and looked away.
” Enter into the car ” he commanded entering into the car.
Such a gentleman! He couldn’t even open the door for me.
But wait, am I really going to stay in this backseat with Mr boss? Goodness! I am so done for.
I nervously opened the door and sat down, it was just the middle seat that distanced us.
I thought he was going to punish me by allowing me to take a cab to were the dinner was taking place.
In other to avoid his gaze, I began looking through the window clutching my big handbag. It looks beautiful anyways.
We stayed in a pregnant silent for almost an hour till we arrived at a restaurant downtown.
Without being told, I know it’s a rich restaurant.
We both came down and he handed me his phones with his face looking as cold as ever.
What sort of Boss is this? Everything about him is intimidating that I couldn’t say a word to him till we arrived here.
If all bosses are this way, I’d rather be poor.
I followed him with my notepad in my hand together with his phone.
” Mr Kingsley, you are welcome ” a man I guess should be in his late forties said on seeing us.
I could see fear visible in his eyes, I mean who wouldn’t be scared of this cold face Mr Kingsley is masking?
Does he even smile at all? Gosh! He’s so pathetic.
Everyone is also very scared of him, including this man that ought to be his father?
Instead of him to reply, he took a seat opposite the man and, wait. A very handsome guy was beside him staring intently at me.
” Let’s go ahead with what we came here for Mr Dean ” Mr Kingsley said coldly.
Really? No food? Then why the hell did he say it’s business dinner?
It was as if a waiter heard what I said and he showed up, he took our orders for just drinks and left.
I brought out my notepad preparing to jot down whatever.
” Yes, we should start it already. I came with the statistics and we’ve mapped out plans on how to …”
The next thing I heard was Mr Kingsley banging the door loudly interrupting Mr Dean.
What happened huh? I almost flinched!
I glanced at the guy earlier to see him gulp in fear and Mr Kingsley staring at him with so much anger visible in his eyes.
” This meeting is over Mr Dean, we will reschedule it and when you are coming, do not come with this ass leaking secretary of yours ”
He yelled standing up while I followed practically running after him.
What made him angry just now? The guy! He looks so calm so what?
” Were to Sir?” His driver asked
” To my penthouse ”
He replied clenching his jaw! Huh? Penthouse?
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