"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 as yesterday, same time too, but make sure you come with your international passport. We have a journey to prepare for."
"I already told you I have work to do today. If it's my passport you need I will have my driver bring it to you, and since you already have my private number we can discuss any other thing through the phone, so we don't have to meet."
"But we do, Mami. I need to see your beautiful face and body atleast."
"And we have business to do together, unless you feel otherwise and leave me no choice but to look elsewhere."
The crazy man was threatening me. I had to admit he had the upper hand, especially now that my dad's company was facing a crisis and my uncle, was roaming around like a lion seeking how to devour me since, I was to be my father's successor.
"Fine I will come myself. Just give me time to finish what I was working on last night, please." It hurt that I had to beg him, but my consolation, was the fact that, it wouldn't be a forever thing. Once I get the contract I would cut all personal ties with him, for now, I would have to let him glory in his temporary victory.
"Very well then, I'm not an inconsiderate bastard, so I will let you come two hours later than yesterday's time. Will that be fine for you?"
"Yes, thank you. See you then." I said and ended the call.
"Babe you have a call." Chike said to me.
"Who is calling?" I questioned from the bathroom. It was a Sunday and I was getting ready for service.
"Your boss. Don't tell me she still expects you to work on Sundays." Chike said this time as if in disbelief. Chike, my boyfriend of just three months was way better than my ex who I had loved and dated for seven years before our unavoidable final break up. I know I wasn't supposed to compare but in just few months of our relationship, Chike was constantly proving to be a good man.
"No, I'm sure she just wants to check up on me, and perhaps pass some useful information to me."
"If you say so. Aren't you done with your bath? So that you can come pick up the call, she seems determined to talk with you this morning.
"I'm through, you can come have your bath."
"Okay" He said standing up from the bed.
"Good morning ma." I greeted as soon as I picked the call.
"I know I'm imposing on you and I'm sorry that I am, but I need a favour from you."
"Whatever it is, as long as it's within my capability I will oblige you ma."
"Thanks dear. It's the devil again, he is insisting he wants to see me again."
"That sounds like he is asking you out on a date. How am I supposed to be of assistance."
"Well thanks to God, he didn't ask insist to see me alone, so I was hoping we could go together, if that doesn't disturb your plans for the day."
"It certainly will, but I can create time for it, that is if it's not this morning, you know it's Sunday and I have to go to church."
"Yes I know, I asked him for more time, so we leave by four this evening. Is that fine by you?"
"Yeah sure it is. I just have to let Chike know. Anyway hope you are doing fine ma?"
"Yes I am" I lied.
"Ok then, I have to go now, I will come by your house later. Take care ma." I said and put an end to the call. Chike came out almost immediately. "You are through?" I said more of a statement than a question.
"You don't know your call with madam boss was a long one? Anyway what does she want?" He asked. Chike had never been a fan of Iris. He felt she stressed me too much at work and that was cutting the time I was supposed to be spending with him.
"She pleaded with me to go on a date with her."
"What! Today is Sunday, it's our day and she's going to be taking you away from me? I don't get it, why can't she go on the date alone? What does she need you for?"
"Haba! Calm down guy. It's not for the whole day, and it's by four P.M so we can spend time together before and after the date. She doesn't like her date, but she doesn't have a choice either. She just have to go on that date because of a business contract. Babe try to understand her please."
"I don't understand you or her. It's beginning to seem like more than just a boss employee relationship."
"She's my friend, if that is what you are asking."
"Who's talking about friendship here. Tell me why you have to be the third wheel on your supposed boss date?"
"Whatever it is you are insinuating just stop okay. Iris Adelana is my boss and a good one at that. I understand that sometimes she demands too much from me, but that doesn't make her a bad person. Please it's too early in the morning for this squabble, and it's a Sunday for that matter, so let's stop this. Get dressed let's go before it's late." I said trying my best to quieten the altercation between us.
"Fine, we will finish this when we get back from church, for now, let's get ready for service." Chike said in concurrence and went ahead to prepare for church. It surely was going to be one hell of a Sunday.
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
CHIKE"How long have you been fucking Iris, your so called boss?" I asked, angry yet anxious as I waited for her response. It took a few seconds before she understood what I had asked her, and her first response didn't serve me any purpose."What do you mean by that, Chike?""Heck! I spoke English Nelly, not some strange Language!""Chikeeeee!!!" She screamed, threw her bag on the floor and ran head first to where I stood, holding me by my collar she continued " what is wrong with you? Are you sworn to make me hate you forever or what? What is this insane question about?"I shook off her both hands that were on my collar, drew her up by her slender shoulders, such that her eyes were at the same level as mine, then I continued our conversation, more like altercation."Let me rephrase my question. Nelly Okafor, for how long have you been having an affair with the lady you call your boss?"As if possessed by some strange spir