Fury 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 that wasn't necessary, as the confusion on her face was already enough to tell me she didn't, so I took the pain to explain my defeat more detailedly.
"Chimoooo!!" She yelled out in shock reminding me of her Igbo origin and for a brief moment I smiled. Nelly was one of the most refined Igbo lady I knew in Lagos, however, when upset or in shock like she was at the moment, her Igbo part always came through. "I wasn't expecting him to do be that smart oo."
"Neither was I, else I would have held my phone in my hand instead of keeping it in my bag. So foolish of me." I lamented with my head bent in shame. At that moment, I knew if I was light skinned or a white lady, I would have turned pale from the shock of the whole drama. What hurt the most, was the fact that the whole thing played out in the presence of Enyinnaya's toyboys, that right there, was even more embarrassing.
"Don't blame yourself, we didn't know we were going to be dinning with the devil else we would have used a longer fork."
"Yeah that's very true." We certainly would have done so, I, for one, would have threaded more carefully instead playing into his arms.
" But ma, I have to admit that this Enyinnaya guy is super cool, I mean who would have thought about that in such a brief moment? And how did he even guess what our plan was, is he some kind of ghost? Or perhaps he might belong to some kind of occultic group." Upon mentioning that he might belong to a secret cult, her eyes shone like that of a child who had finally been able to solve a difficult mystery.
"Nelly, I don't think he is. He is just one smart guy. I guess it's years of doing business with various kinds of people. He sure is a badass."
"But how do you explain the source of his wealth? For a young man who is not even fourty yet I feel he's just too wealthy. Suspiciously so."
"My goodness, Nelly!" I exclaimed while laughing "you will not kill me with laugh. He's just one diligent business man, needless to say, he's ruthlessly so. I doubt he belongs to an occultic group, so get over the story that's playing in your head, okay?"
"Yes ma. Oh! We are at your home already" she said as we got to my six bedroom apartment in banana island. The beautiful duplex was a gift I got from my dad when I gained admission to study business administration in the university of Lagos. Apparently, he was proud of his first child and daughter who was going to succeed him in business.
"Would you like me to come in with you? Is there anything you would like me to do for you ma?" Nelly questioned in worry for me.
"I'm fine so don't bother about me and go home, get yourself a good rest, my driver will drop you."
I saw doubt written on her face "I'm really fine Nelly, trust me I am." I said so just to quench her worry, but honestly, I was far from fine.
"Okay if you say so" she said and obediently entered the car.
I watched them leave before entering my house. That was an unusual act even for a distraught me, why I did that still remains unknown to me.
"Kemi" I called out to the maid as soon as I got into my living room.
"Yes ma" she answered.
"Ready my bath, before that, pour me a glass of cold whiskey and bring it up to my room."
"Would that be all ma?" She asked, expecting more orders from her madam.
"Yes that would be all. I will be in my room."
"Ok", she said and left to carry out my orders.
The minute I got to the bedroom, I jumped on my bed where I lied sprawled for a while before sleep took me. Cold whiskey and a warm bath would have become an activity for another day had my maid not woken me up some hours later. When I asked her why she didn't wake me up earlier, she responded by saying she knew I needed rest and didn't want to stop me from getting it. I thanked her for her thoughtfulness, took my bath and whiskey before returning to my library to finish up a task I had been working on. For me, it was going to be yet another long night, just like the night before it; when I had anticipated my victory. The victory Enyinnaya stole, even before it became mine.
"Enyinnaya Amadi! Enyinnaya Amadi!! Enyinnaya Amadi!!! I will make sure you pay for this pain you've caused me." I soliloquized in my library just before taking my sit and resuming my work.
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
NELLYI dialed Chike's number for the fourth time, and for that same number of times, he had my call screened. What was he thinking, bouncing my calls? I tried again for the fifth time and got the same negative response. Why would he break up with me the way he did. It didn't seem like a break up at the time, it was more like a warning, but for about three days now he had been bouncing my calls, giving me all the reasons to believe that it was over between us.It was high time I paid a visit to his house, I wasn't going to stand for a disrespectful break up. At least if he was going to break up with me he should be man enough to say it to my face, not this baby game he was playing. I didn't have anything to get done as Iris was on a weekend trip with her business partner, so I just dressed up and let myself out of my house. I helped myself into my car, it was a red Camry, the last gift I had gotten from Alexander few weeks before our break up. Alexander was the n