The 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 abeg."
"Okay. The most important thing you need to know is that I didn't get the contract."
"Why na? I thought you said you had everything under control? What happened then?"
"A devil and his assistant happened."
"All this half half gist, I don't like it oo, just tell me all that happened."
How do you tell your kid sister who sees you as a demigod that you were outsmarted by another being.
"Ehmm how do I start self?" I asked rhetorically, but Alyssa who was a talkative still went ahead and supplied me with an answer.
"Start anywhere joor." I could imagine how her face was; creased forehead, pouted lips, closely drawn eyelids, it was something she did when she felt she wasn't getting her way in something.
"Okay fine I will just go ahead and say it. Remember that guy I told you I slept with last year,on my birthday?"
"Ah! How can I forget na? Sweet gist like that one, I remember. The one you said disappeared when you woke up and you thought was a ghost till you saw a note from him. I remember too well."
"It was him."
"What do you mean by it was him? Who is he? Him, what? abeg explain make I understand." She said in Nigerian pidgin. Another habit she was never going to drop.
"Well apparently, Mr Amadi is the same person as Mr Ghost"
"No way! You don't mean ittt!! Wait, don't tell me he's rejecting the deal because he thinks you are a slut just because of that one night stand thing."
"Wait. what? No!! That's not it. He just wants some more 'sugar'." I laid emphasis on the sugar just so she would know I wasn't talking about the sugar one would need to take tea or coffee.
"Oh. My. God! Seriously? That guy is a sharp shooter. So what you are saying is that the guy you had great sex with is asking for more in return for a multi-million collaboration deal?" She drew the words 'great sex' and briefly, I regretted letting her know that sex with Enyinnaya was the best sex I ever had. The witch was certainly going to use that against me.
"Well, that pretty much summarizes it all " I replied rubbing my forehead with my palm one of the signs that I was no more comfortable with the discussion, but Alyssa could not see me, so it was quite useless doing so.
"Iris that makes everything so much better. So what did you say to him? Don't tell me you threw his offer at his face cause I know you are capable of doing just that."
"Well what, Iris? You know uncle Obinna is looking for any opportunity to get the company and I sincerely hope that you don't give him the chance to. Come on na, this is just a small challenge. I mean you get to kill two birds with one stone, that is you get laid by the best lay you ever had, and you get to become dad's successor without stress. You shouldn't be thinking twice about this, you know."
"Yeah I know and I already told him I would, so all this lecture is not necessary."
"Yes! That's my best bitch!" She exclaimed as if I had just told her I won a lottery. "You should have told me that instead of letting me blarb on, you wicked small sha."
"I wanted to but you just started talking and I didn't want to interrupt you as that would have been rude" As if controlled by a power button, we both bursted out laughing immediately.
"I'm really glad you did, Dad would be so proud of you."
"You think so?" I asked, suddenly not too sure, I made the right decision.
"Are you kidding me? I know so gurl. At least uncle Obinna wouldn't be reaping where he did not sow."
Uncle Obinna used to be our favourite uncle and he was the only maternal uncle we had. He was always buying us ice cream and cheese while we were kids and when we became young adults, he always took us shopping. To cut a long story short, uncle Obinna was the perfect definition of a great uncle until my mum's death; hate, greed and selfishness was borne in his heart. He suddenly started showing interest in my mum's company, insisting that he should be the one heading the company since his sister; my mum was dead. Technically, dad took over the rein of the company from my maternal grandfather by virtue of his marriage to my mum, but truth be told, dad was responsible for the skyrocketed growth and expansion of the company, but uncle Obinna's greed wouldn't see that. Now that my dad is dead, his improved in his devious tactics to take over and I wasn't planning on giving him the chance to win me in this power struggle.
"Yeah I'm happy about that too."
"Sis, you should try this thing out with Mr Amadi, you never know where love can sprout from." My sister advised.
I hissed in response to it, I may not know the devil well but I was sure love wasn't ever found in a devil's dictionary and if that devil was a man named Enyinnaya Amadi then love was certainly a lost cause. I mean looking at him that day, I could tell he was the Playboy kind not Mr lover boy.
"It's weird hearing about love from you, I'm sure you know that right?" I said so because, Alyssa was sworn never to love a man since mum's death from a high blood pressure, a result of thinking and worrying too much about her husband's mistress. Mum had loved dad too much and it had killed her to find out after marriage that he could not reciprocate her feelings equally. He loved her in his own kind of way but his heart was sworn to a Greek lady who he had met when he traveled to Greece for a business conference. She was one of the cleaners in the hotel and somehow the both of them had gotten entangled romantically though brief.
"You can't blame me abeg. But you know I will always root for your love life, atleast one of the Adelana's daughter deserves to be loved and pampered by a good man. Anyway sis I have to go now, I have a guest. I will call you later okay?" She said conclusively.
"Okay, love you"
"Love you too dear" she finished and ended the call.
Just as I dropped my phone, it rang again and I thought my sister was trying to play a prank on me, but when I checked the caller ID it was an unknown number so I decided to ignore it but the caller kept calling, annoyed I picked ready to lash out at whoever it was.
"Hello" I said, not trying to conceal the anger I'm sure laced my voice.
"Hey Mami." The caller said.
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
MR NARRATOR"Wakey wakey, come on, wake up, Miss sleeping beauty" Enyinnaya called out to Iris, tapping her arm, as he tried to rouse her up from her sleep."Ohooo na! I'm awake already, stop disturbing me joor." Iris said, shaking off Enyinnaya's hand that was on her arm."Would have loved that, but there is no time for that. So, young lady, get your lazy ass up and go get ready " Enyinnaya insisted."Where are you thinking of taking me to this time around? Iris asked, seeming reluctant to leave the bed and go out with Enyinnaya."Perhaps, you have forgotten, so let me remind you. Mami, today is Sunday and usually, on Sundays, Christians go to church to Worship their God. So, up you go, get up, you lazy ass." Enyinnaya answered light-heartedly.As if Enyinnaya's explanation was like a snake bite, Iris raised herself from the bed immediately, the shock and surprise on her face was priceless and Enyinnaya knew almost immediately, that h