For the first time in my fake world, I was delighted with myself. I was basking in the glory of finishing a case without breaking a sweat and everything was made easy with Eniola. I heard quick strides of heels and I knew who it was without looking back.
"Great job." Eniola said, patting me on the shoulders slightly.
"I know. I am the best." I said blushing furiously.
We walked to the office, giving each other brief smiles as I was too happy to wonder what would become of Mariam. As soon as I turned the door knob, Kemi jumped in my face holding fries and chicken wings in a bowl. Eniola's face turned to a scrowl as she leaned on the door with a stuttering elegance that looked more stunning than a model on the runway.
"Don't you know that it's unhealthy to give your boss such food at noon? Don't you know it contain so much sugar that would lead to diabetes
ENIOLA'S POVMy face was completely squeezed in anger as I entered the court lounge. A group of female lawyers were cramming some legal terms and I was extremely pissed. I walked further away, drenching my mind into the events that happened few minutes ago. I thought James would have changed his mentality of selling his soul for money. He looked like he had changed for a moment but his animalistic behavior broke it.I hissed aloud, but failed to notice a female figure colliding against mine and the spillage of tea on the figure. I was relieved that the tea didn't ruin my expensive white shirt or the heavens might open consequently. I pushed her aside harshly and stamped my heels on the ground to prevent me from slipping.I was about to begin walking when the female figure caught my arm and screamed at me."Can't you say sorry? Haven't you seen the damage of what you have done?" She
JAMES'S POVThe cock crowed thrice indicating morning but I could not deny seeing Tolani. I barely slept as my thoughts were filled with clashes of agitation and despair. I folded my knees still in that same position of the previous day. It was terribly hot but I was trembling like a leaf. I turned slowly, cautiously and daringly to look at Tolani. But her bed was empty. I let out a huge sigh of relief. I rolled to turn to the other side of the bed.A nurse walked up to me wearing a pregnant smile."Good morning sir, How are you feeling?" She said, touching me on my shoulders."I think I am feeling better. When will I be discharged?" I said hastily."Probably in a week or two." She replied, reassuringly."Maybe in a month, if necessary." She added."No, that's too long. You don't understand. My life is in danger. I need to leave now." I said, droppin
ENIOLA'S POV "Why did you hit me so hard? What if I wasn't wearing a thick scarf?" Kemi whined, as I passed a bottle of ice to her."How did you expect me to know it was you? I thought it was the thieves of the night." I countered, taking a glass of water."I am sure you did it deliberately." Kemi scoffed, whimpering in pain."What are you doing in my house at this odd hour of the night? And how did you get my address? I inquired, shifting my position on the couch."Well you haven't been to the office in two days, you left some of your files on your desk and I guess I opened it." Kemi replied, placing a leg on the centre table in the living room."You opened my files? That's infringement of human privacy." I yelled, folding my arms angrily."And get your leg off my table." I added.
JOHN'S POVMy phone never left my sight as I waited for Eniola to pick up my call. I never lost count of the number of times I clicked Eniola's name in the dial log. A huge 95 dials. I knew that she was right but I wanted to judge the case tommorow and leave the law firm permanently. There was no point anymore of deceiving Eniola. I licked my bottom lip and dipped my body into the couch. I placed the phone on the table and I inhaled sharply.A shrill tone invaded my thoughts and I picked up the phone in anticipation."Hello." I said, gleefully with a spirit as high as the heavens."Hello old friend." An unfamiliar tone said."Who are you? Why are you calling me in the middle of the night?" I said, dropping my feets on the tilted ground."How did you forget me so fast? Maybe because this is a private number. Have you forgotten your old friend? Have y
JOHN'S POVI gritted my teeth as I wore the robes. I admired my myself for the last time in the three quartered mirror and inhaled sharply. I smiled to myself and scanned the office for the last time. I heard the clicking the door being opened and I adjusted myself."Hello sir." Kemi said,beaming with smiles."Good morning will be more professional. Anyways it's alright." I reassured, giving her a fake smile."Eniola is in the court lounge anyways. I forced her here against her will." Kemi said, dropping some files on my table."Thank you for that unnecessary information." I chuckled, sarcastically."You are welcome sir. Have you eaten this morning?" Kemi asked, placing a hand on her outlined hip evident in her skirt."Of course not. Today is a big day,so I think it's better
JOHN'S POV"I find it hard to believe that you actually listened to me." Eniola said, as we struttered down the hallway leading to the office."I find it hard to believe that I sentenced a politican's son to three years in prison." I said, putting my hands in my trouser pockets."You aren't listening to me." Eniola playfully nudgedme as I opened the door of the office.Kemi jumped up in my face and I screamed in fear."Why did you do that Kemi." I asked, looking at her with a scrowl."I wanted to be the first to congratulate you sir. It's all over the news but apparently someone beat me to it." Kemi said, winking at Eniola."There's nothing to celebrate about so stop making a big deal out of it." I stated sternly, retaining the scowl on my face."Are you hungry? Should I get you peppersoup?" Kemi inquired, fol
JOHN'S POVI twirled continously in my seat as I watched Kemi and Eniola discuss about celebrities. I wondered why females had a gripping passion for gossip. A smile was plastered on my face as I watched them bicker in delight. A loud noise disturbed my peace as Kemi and Eniola stopped arguing.The telephone vibrated on my table demanding attention and I wondered why a telephone couldn't be silenced. I picked it up in a jiffy and let out a huge breath."Hello, How may I help you?" I asked, gripping the cords of the telephone tightly."My name is Aisha." The voice from the receiver replied in a thin voice."And what can I do for you?" I inquired, irritated by her slow voicing out of words."I was...raped by....." Aisha trailed off, breathing heavily."I am very sorry ma.But do you have a speech defect? If not, then please you have to
NARRATOR'S POV"This is very hilarious. In those seven years that you were imprisoned, my life was completely perfect but just your shadow is about to ruin my life. You didn't only steal my house or my profession. You stole my woman." James yelled, as he grabbed a fistful of John's collar."Which woman? You broke up with Eniola a few months ago, why are you claiming possession on someone that's not yours?" John asked, folding his arms."And you still have the guts to be replying my words, don't you have a shimmer of shame in your life? Eniola was never yours to begin with and she would never be yours." James replied, holding tightly to John's collar."You are only bitter because Eniola thought I was you and she fell in love unfortunately." John chuckled as he tried to wriggle free off James's grip."Bitter? The only thing that looks bitter is you. What do you think