Ten 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."
"Really? I have an arrogant face, tell me about it."
"Is that what we should be talking about right now?" She asked me.
"What else would you have us discuss Mami?"
"First; you have to stop calling me that, I told you it's Miss Adelana to you. Next I feel we should be discussing about the business, not your face."
"What more should we discuss, I like the proposal and I'm willing to collaborate with you, but you know my terms."
"What do you think will happen to your company should I involve the press in this, say I tell them that you are harrasing me, I can imagine how the headline will be ' C.E.O Amadi Group of company, Mr Enyinnaya Amadi tries to sexually assault a young innocent heiress.' I'm sure you know what that will do to not just your company but you as well?" She smiled like a champion who had just won a long war.
"I can assure you that my company and I will come out of your rants unharmed. I can assure you of that Mami."
"You can't be so sure Mr Amadi, especially since that heiress is me. You don't know what is about to hit you "
"What I do know is that no one will believe your story, especially since you lack evidence to prove your story, and it could actually backfire should I decide to play dirty, believe me Mami, I can get very very dirty. Think about it, why would a drop dead gorgeous hunk like me with a great background and an even greater bank account want to settle for an average female like you, more less try to force myself on you?" It wasn't supposed to get this far but every expression on her face was priceless as I toyed with her mind so I continued. "All I just have to do is tell them you threw yourself at me in exchange for a contract worth millions of dollar and upon my rejection you became a scorned lady whose fury hell is yet to match, luckily I have the contract papers to serve as evidence in the court." At this point I made a mocking gesture and laughed. "Oh! And as for the headline, it will read ' Truth Revealed; Scorned heiress tries to frame Amadi Group of Company's Young C.E.O' wouldn't that give the media a field day?
" You are crazy if you think I have no evidence to prove your misconduct, I have it right here with me" she said as she dug into her bag in search of the supposed evidence. I couldn't help but smile at her ignorance. Whatever it was that she was looking for seemed to have disappeared as she frantically continued her search , this time with less confidence. I couldn't let her continue the search especially when I knew it was going to prove futile, so I beckoned to Kennedy; one of my trusted guard who had been standing beside the door, to come over.
"We are done with our conversation so you can give it back to her."
"Okay sir" Kennedy replied as he brought out an iPhone eleven pro and handed it over to Iris.
"My phone, oh my god! Why do you have my phone with you? To think I thought I was..."
"Recording?" I completed the sentence fully aware of her failed attempt at trapping me.
"But how did you know, in short I know I walked in here with my phone so how come your toyboy has it? Tell me now!" She demanded extremely furious. I couldn't blame her, anyone in her situation would be furious as well.
"It was easy, I had Kennedy take it from your bag on your way in. Look, your return was quite suspicious and I had a feeling you would try to trap me but I just couldn't let it happen so I just did what I had to just to protect myself. I'm sorry though for making upsetting you.
"I still don't get it. I didn't even pause at the door so how did he manage to get it so fast.?"
"What you just have to know is that Kennedy's work name is swift and that is because he's fast at everything especially theft abd breaking into things. He's one of the very best at what he does, taking your phone was a little challenge for him. Anyway now that your plan failed, what is it gonna be?"
"What else? Isn't it glaring you won?"
"What are you insinuating Mami?" I asked excitedly, Victory sure had a pleasant taste and I was reeling in it.
"I'm saying fine let's travel together, I will be the companion you want but in exchange for your collaboration with my company. We can have as much fun as you desire during the vacation, but once it's over don't expect anything else from me. Do you understand me, Mr Amadi Enyinnaya?"
"Sure I do, trust me, I really do understand you. So deal?" I asked with my right hand stretched out in anticipation of a handshake.
"Deal" she said, placing her Little hand in mine "After all it's just a weekend."
To her it was just a weekend, but somehow, I felt it was going to be the beginning of something beautiful and unstoppable.
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
IRIS"How did you find the food?" Enyinnaya asked, the minute we left the restaurant of the hotel."It was really delicious. I enjoyed every serving. I especially liked the choice of wine you made, it must have been quite expensive seeing it's quality. What's the name again?""It's a nineteen ninty eight Dom perignon rose champagne with about twelve percent alcohol or thereabout. If I was drinking alone, I would have requested for a champagne with more alcohol percentage. Anyway, Seeing as you loved it that much, perhaps I should get you one when we are ready to leave.""That would be really appreciated." I replied. "So where next? ""You will see." He answered with a mischievous smile.I was slowly being eaten up by curiosity as we journeyed to our destination. As if the stars knew how curious I was, it didn't take long before we got there. To say I was amazed at the sight doesn't even begin to describe how I felt."It's