The sound of a cock crowing was distant, yet loud enough to let me know that I needed to be up on my feet. From a young age I had always been an early waker. When I don't have anything to do after waking I stare up at the ceiling for hours, sometimes I fall asleep, sometimes I paint. But I wasn't so good at painting, well in my own opinion, though others would beg to disagree. I guess it is a thing about creatives, we hardly see the beauty in what we create, but the beauty is usually glaring for others.
Another reason I probably lost some touch in painting is because, I lost my parents after secondary school to cancer which had me fending for myself throughout university. I had to take up so many menial jobs and painting became one of them, anything to survive.
Painting with a deadline made the fun in it evaporate, as it was no longer about passion but purely for money. Not that passion and money can't go hand in hand, but in a country like Nigeria where creatives are hardly appreciated or paid well you have to work twice as hard to make money from your creative endeavours which just takes the fun away from it and a lot of psssion.
Hence after college, I had almost stopped painting altogether except very few times during my NYSC in Jos. Jos was too beautiful to not paint, and I had carried the paintings home with me. Now, they were hung all over the wall in our room. My girlfriend Sydney loves to look at them.
I yawned, and put my hand over my mouth. I pulled away the duvet and stared at Sydney who is still fast asleep then exhaled, thinking of waiting a while before getting up. Today would be my first day working as a driver for one of the top lawyers in the country and I didn't want to mess it up. Celine Adam didn't look like a woman to take tardiness.
The room was still dark save for a little light from houses oposite coming in from the window. I yawned again, this time tears falling down the side of my face. I was about to stand up when Sydney stirred.
"Morning babe." She smiled, rolling on top of me.
"You seem excited this morning." I grinned, tickling her.
I rolled so I was on top of her this time. I held her hands down to the bed hiding it behind her back. She tried to get out of my grip giggling and moving, but my hold on her was firm, stopping her.
"I'm very excited for you. You've got a job now. Waking up early and all that."
I hissed letting go of her. "It's not like it's a dream job. I'll be working as a driver not a computer engineer like I actually studied for. Life is just so unfair you know, after reading day and night to come out with the best result I end up as a driver. Will you look at that? I worked my life to graduate only to be a driver, what use was there in going to school then?" I let go of her hand starting to feel sadness and hopelessness envelope me.
CHAPTER 5Lucas POVSidney looked at me sadly, the white of her eyes shining in the dark. With her hands now free she wrapped it around my neck. "Common Lucas. It's still a start." She consoled massaging my neck. I moaned, loving the feel of her hands on my neck, although I wouldn't mind them somewhere else right about now. "Besides working with that woman is going to give you the opportunity to meet important people that would definitely help in your dreams. Its all about Network, put your eyes on the ground.""Just say you want me to lick ass.""If licking ass is going to get you to where you dream to be then lick it very well while taking all the shit.""You are disgusting." I said, making a face. She giggled, still softly massaging me. "You are getting better at this Babe." I praised.
CHAPTER 6Lucas POVSydney's hands on my waist become even better, firmer. I moaned out loud, feeling the relief in my muscles. I didn't know they were this tensed. "Lord this feels so good!" I blurted out, not able to hide the pleasure I felt. Sydney knew exactly what she was doing and I loved it."I'm glad you like it." She kissed my neck trailing kisses from my cheek to my lips. I kissed her back tugging on her lower lips. I could taste the mint in her mouth, as we had both brushed late at night a habit we both had individually and cultivated as a couple.The kiss became more intense and my dick was fast becoming very very hard. My hands traveled down to her sweet spot and I touched it, gently. She gasped into my mouth, moaning loudly. Her eyes were filled with so much want and desire, It had me hard as rock. The alarm chose just that time to beep alerting me that it was 6:30 and time for me to get dressed foe work.&n
CHAPTER 7Lucas POVI got dressed in less than ten minutes keeping the need to go to work early at the forefront of my mind.At first I wanted to wear a white shirt and black pants, so I look a bit professional like I did yesterday but then I remembered what my boss had asked. Maybe she didn't like the idea of her driver dressing professional, who knows. Thus, I settled for jeans and a black polo.Thinking back at her she looked very strict, and acted it with that tiny reading glasses above her nose and her hair in a tight ponytail. Although, even without make up and the exhausted cold expression on her face one could tell that she was indeed a very very beautiful woman. Too beautiful if I must say.Seeing her behind that desk on a fucking pedestal I had almost been scared of her and that's a first. But when I walked into the law firm the atmosphere was light and friendly some
CHAPTER 8Celine's POVThe sun poured into my room in vengeance reminding me that I had forgotten to close the blinds yesterday after star gazing until late at night.My eyes fluttered open, beads of sweat gathered on my forehead. I had also forgotten to turn on the Air conditioner. When did I become so forgetful.I sighed, gently lifting myself up to a sitting position only to notice a pounding headache crippling me. It was as though a lot of monsters were playing in my head. As if it was not bad enough, coupled with it my limbs ached badly, my eyes too.Fever was starting to set in, I felt hot both inside and outside my body. I leaned back on the comforter as tears gathered in my eyes at the terrible, bone crushing exhaustion I felt.My fear finally came to pass.&nbs
CHAPTER 9Celine's POVThese days my memory fails me a lot and it was getting really annoying. I suddenly remembered the young man that had come for the interview yesterday, I had told him to come exactly 7am and it looks like he had taken me by my word. If I wasn't so sick I would have been up and ready for work by now but it was obvious it won't be the case today.I contemplated asking her to tell him off, but that would be rude and since it was his first day at work I didn't want to show him that side of me now.He doesn't know me yet and if I did this he would definitely succumb to thinking that I am a bitter woman which I was now, but well he doesn't have to know that yet.I can just let him up and tell him myself how sick I feel."Just let him come up." I said, a silent cough escaping my dry throat.She looked at me worriedly. "
CHAPTER 10Celine's POVI gently peeled off my grey nightgown from my body and dropped it on the tile floor. Mary will take care of everything later. Then I put on the shower and filled the tub with hot water, adding enough carot liquid soap in it. I soaked myself and washed off having no strength to sponge. I have never in my life felt so weak before. Whatever sickness this was I needed to cure it as soon as possible.I wrapped my pink towel around me after I felt satisfied with bathing. Indeed I felt better, at least strong enough to walk out with my own two feet. I opened the door gently and almost stumbled on Lucas who had been standing in front of the door for whatever reason."Ouch." I moaned hitting my toe on the door. "Why the hell are you standing
CHAPTER 11Lucas POVI stood outside the room for about five minutes staring at the beautufully designed wooden door in front of me after the boss had asked that I leave, immediately she had started to feel better thanks to my help.Women, I thought shaking my head.She couldn't even utter a thank you. She just looked at me like I grew two horns and sent me out. If she didn't like the dress she should have told me what's so hard in that. Besides how was I supposed to know what she would like when her instruction was simple, "get me something comfortable".The clothes in the wardrobe had overwhelmed me, but immediately I found that silk gown I knew it was going to be perfect. Too bad I was wrong. Just like I've been wrong about so many things.
CHAPTER 17Celine's POVIrritated I glanced again at the black cherry deskclock on my bedside table. Richard my doctor and friend had not arrived yet even after I had called him several hours ago.Did he think I was making it up when I told him I woke up sick or was he just trying to pay back for the times he had warned me to take my rest seriously and I hadn't listened.Whatever the case, his absence was getting on my last nerve. I pulled the duvet over my head feeling intense fever starting to rake my body.This is why you don't put friends in places meant for professional, I thought.