She looked exactly as I remembered; tall, dark skinned with legs that seemed endless. I watched as she confidently strode to where I sat, elegance oozing from everything she wore. What completely enraptured me though was her lips that was painted a bright red colour, I remembered vividly how my lips felt on hers and for a brief moment, my groins ached. Iris. In just one night she had her being imprinted in my mind.
"Mr Enyinnaya Amadi?" She asked as she got to where I sat.
"Yes. Please do sit down." I replied
"Nice restaurant this hotel has" she said after a quick appraisal of the restaurant.
"Yeah, really nice, and I can assure you, the rooms are even better." I replied with a knowing wink hoping she caught the meaning behind my response.
She smiled showing her perfect set of teeth, catching me off guard. She was beyond beautiful and I was glad I was the reason behind her smile though, my joy was cut short by her succeeding sentence.
"Listen up, Mr corny, I sure didn't come here to discuss how good this hotel bedrooms are, so, in lue of that I will ask that will go straight to business."
I laughed to hide my slight embarrassment, though I expected a sharp retort from her, I never expected a complete brush off. I wasn't one to be put off by a little challenge, so little miss firebrand was in for a shocker soon, but for now I was going to make it look like I was a loyal puppy.
"Okay Iris, let's talk business"
"It's Miss Adelana to you."
"Wow. I didn't think you would be offended by that. My apologies Miss Adelana. About the contract, I am sure you know it's irresistible as you must have read it yourself. Surely your personal assistant did let you know that I have some terms and conditions, right?"
"Yes. That is why I took the pain to come here myself." She replied stressing the word pain.
"Well, that makes it easier to say this?"
"Say what?" She asked, lifting her left eye brow.
"I will be going on a weekend vacation soon and I will love for you to be my traveling companion."
She laughed hysterically like I had just said the most insane thing.
"Mr Enyinnaya Amadi, I want to believe you are a very funny man and that was just a joke, okay?"
"No jokes woman." I answered, making sure my face was devoid of any sign of humour. "I am quite serious about this, I can assure you that you're going to get to love every minute of it."
"Really? And if I say no to this Vacation proposal off yours?" She asked, this time with her arms wrapped underneath her breast, thus making the already protuberant breasts more noticeable.
"I'm certain you know what Mr corny would do."
"No I don't. Why don't you tell me." She said, staring unblinkingly at me as if daring me to threaten her.
"Well, I will say we have no business with each other then."
"Mr Amadi, you do know that this contract will be beneficial to your conglomerate? very beneficial."n
"I do know that Miss Adelana, worth millions of dollars. I'm willing to let it go if I can't have you along with it." I knew I had struck a nerve when she gnashed her teeth.
"You are a psycho!"
"I know and a gorgeous one at that." I said and smirked knowingly.
"Mr Amadi, I will have you know that I am not a property you can acquire neither am I a desperate pauper you can buy with a few bucks."
"Ten million dollars annual profit added to your company's gross profit is not a few bucks. Let's not forget the fact that you get to succeed your father. Come on, you won't be stupid enough to throw that away just for your unnecessary pride.Or, will you?"
"Do you do this regularly? Is this a habit of yours or are you just being this way with me?"
"I'm not sure I know what you are talking about."
"Oh really? I'm asking if you try to fuck every female who you have to do business with?"
"No, just the ones I've fucked before and happened to enjoy." I replied. Ready to receive whatever hell she would unleash on me. What I didn't understand though, was if she was just pretending or if she really didn't remember our night together."
"If this is a game just stop it. It's not funny anymore, how can you insinuate that we've had sex prior to now when indeed I'm meeting you for the first time. How can you get so low to fabricate a lie just to sleep with me Mr Amadi? How?" She yelled at me, obviously no longer trying to conceal her fury.
" Cubana club, Lagos,June ninth, last year."
"So? Wait, you are now having my private life investigated?"
"Normally I do a private investigation on any one I plan to do business with, but this information didn't come from a private investigation. It came from you Mami."
"You really don't remember? You told me it was your birthday and also the worst day of your life as that happened to be the day your mother died from a heart attack because of your father's mistress. You begged me to make you feel good. " I stressed the word beg just to imply the fact that she came on to me.
"Oh my God, Mr ghost, you are Mr ghost?"
"Mr ghost? Why would you call me that, I'm obviously not a ghost."
"What was I supposed to call you? I woke up the next morning and you were gone, the only sign you left behind was a note and the paid bills for the room we slept in."
"I'm very certain that I left more than just a note and paid bills." I said with a smirk. "Your body, I'm sure had my marks."
I watched her swallow hard as if asking the drink to rescue her from her predator, which at that moment, was me.
"Well" she began, though, less confidently, "I don't remember a thing from that night and I feel that it's best that way, besides it was just a one night stand kind of thing, so just forget about it."
"I can't. Now that you know why I want you, I guess we're good, right?"
"On the contrary, we are not. That night is just a regrettable part of my past, this contract is my future and won't have you ruin it for me or try to dally with it. Matter of fact, I am not going on that trip with you and I certainly won't have you ruin this contract." She said getting up from the seat, she didn't look back even once as she left the restaurant. It was quite evident that she wasn't going to bend that easily and I was prepared to wait. However, waiting didn't take too long.
ENYINNAYATen minutes; ten minutes was all it took before she returned through the same door she walked out from. I couldn't help the smile that palmed my face. Iris, she was a spitfire, a fierce, stubborn and achingly arrogant princess, a very though one at that, but somehow, she knew when to bend to a tougher wind. After our night together she had left a kind void no other woman had been able to fill, engaging me in a rigorous task of searching for a certain lady called Iris that had proved futile, but then fate had brought her back to me through a business contract and I wasn't just going to let her go."You are back, didn't expect you to return so soon" I said as she came to stand before me.She snorted in an unladylike manner, pulled out the chair she had sat on before and dropped her bag before taking another to sit on."The smile on your arrogant face says the exact opposite, so don't you try to make me your object of jest.""Rea
IRISFury couldn't begin to express how I felt. I knew what I needed at that moment was a bottle of cold whiskey to calm my rattled nerves. Enyinnaya Amadi had chosen the wrong person to make his nemesis.The walk from his restaurant to my car was the longest walk I had ever taken or so it seemed, it was supposed to take not more than two minutes to get to my car, but at that moment two minutes seemed like two decades."Ma'am did you get the recording?" Nelly asked with much enthusiasm as soon as I got into the car.How could I bash the poor girls pride by telling her that her super smart plot to trap Mr Amadi was ruined by someone seemingly smarter, but then again, there was just no other option so I decided to just out with it."It didn't work, apparently he had a crisis management plan in the form of a person called Swift." Her brows knitted in utter confusion."I don't understand what you mean by that ma." She said, but
IrisThe beep coming from my phone woke me up, and I couldn't help but hiss when I saw the caller ID; Alyssa, why would she be calling this early I briefly wondered before remembering that I am supposed to be madam C.E.O had yesterday's meeting been a successful one. Her call would definitely be to find out how the meeting had gone and perhaps congratulate me for that, what a pity though, there would be no need for a congratulatory message as there was absolutely nothing to celebrate."Good morning" I greeted in response to hers after picking the call"Oya, give me the gist. How did it go? Are you now madam C.E.O? Is he good looking? Well, was the meeting stressful?" She bombarded me with questions and I was not surprised. Alyssa was a natural born gist lover and that was the one of the few habits she never outgrew."Madam, so which one of your questions should I answer first?" I asked in return."Anyway joor, just give me the full gist
IRIS"Hey Mami" The caller said. A deep frown graced my face, I didn't need any priest to tell me the caller was; Enyinnaya Amadi. A nice way to ruin my already not so good morning. I wasn't going to ask how he got my private number cause that would be akin to asking the devil how he possessed humans."What do you want?" I asked, still with an angry voice."We both know what I want, right Mami?" He teased."See, Mr Amadi or whatever, it's too early in the morning for games, so if you are not going to say anything reasonable, I will suggest you get off my phone. Some of us have to work to keep living."*Come on Mami. Why are you being so cranky this early in the morning, huh?"What the heck! He had nerves acting like he didn't know he was the reason I was being cranky so early in the morning. At that point, my patience became exhausted and I was about to cut his call when he continued."I need to see you today. Meet me same place
MR NARRATORAnyone describing Mr Enyinnaya Amadi as a black god of beauty wouldn't be so far fetched from the truth, except this god was a mortal being with an undeniable crave for women so one could also add the fact that he was also a sex god.Two ladies quietly walked into the classy restaurant, except the synchronous sound coming from their six inches stilleto heels was considered as noise.One of the lady, a tall, curvy and light skinned charmer, was dressed in a yellow skin tight dress that ended a little above the knee. Her hair extensions was packed up in a ponytail and she had a light make up done on her attractive oval face. Though an utter beauty, she wasn't the reason the guy seated at the far end of the restaurant kept an unwavered gaze. The other lady beside her who seemed more like a boss lady was responsible.Boss lady was a tall, lanky and dark skinned beauty. She was dressed in a white two piece designers jumpsuit that
IRIS"What's wrong with you Iris Adelana?" I asked myself quietly, immediately I found myself in my bedroom. I placed my right hand over my chest as if to check my heart beat. I knew if I was a light skinned person my cheeks would be pink from a blush.How did it even happen? How could a random question that was not even romantic in the least bit affect me this way?Think straight Iris; you are an Adelana and the Adelanas are not easily given to emotional attachments. I chided myself.It was quite evident that Enyinnaya was only sexually attracted to me, and that being the case any further emotional attachments by me would only be dangerous for me. I stood up to get a glass of cold water. Whiskey was a no go area for me, as I needed my sanity to think and whiskey would take every little bit of sanity left in me.I laid on the cold floor as everywhere suddenly felt too hot even as the air conditioner was turned on.You
Two weeks laterIris"So what do you think of this executive suite?" Enyinnaya questioned the moment we got into our hotel suite in Dubai."You should know that I am yet to check it out, so what's the rush for?" I questioned rudely, trying my best to squash the pride born out of his choice of hotel.The suite was a large one befitting royals. It featured a large sitting room with a flat screen TV, a four sitter dining table, sliding wooden doors and a large work desk. The bedroom was a quite an eye catcher too, featuring a Walk in closet, a powder room, and a king sized bed. I smiled when I saw the bed, it was large enough to accommodate four people of my size, at least I was confident that I didn't have to be afraid that I might have skin contact with Enyinnaya. The bathroom also had it's attraction, in short the hotel would pass as a 6 star hotel to me.Nice choice Enyinnaya, really nice. I thought, but I wasn't going to tell hi
ENYINNAYA"How long has it been since you have been staring at me, Mr Amadi?" She questioned stirring up slowly from the bed.Was I supposed to say ten minutes or thereabout? I checked my wristwatch, it had really been about ten minutes but, I wasn't going to let her know that."For sometime now. You look peacefully beautiful when you sleep and it was quite enthralling to watch you sleep. Hope you enjoyed your sleep as much as I did mine?""Well, I can say I did.""That's good to hear then. You should have your bath and get dressed, I don't plan to remain within this room all day neither do I plan to let you do that.""You said you have a meeting with a partner this morning, I hope you don't expect me to be your weekend turned personal assistant, because, I am not planning to go on any business meeting with you."I laughed hard. She was ever so ready to act stubborn, but she soon will realize that she had no reason to. "Ma