Amy curled her two legs up on her bed and cried, she was sad and embarrassed after what happened today. Firstly she lost her job and secondly, she was thrown out of the man's presence. Amy disliked the man, and she knew he was an arrogant man. How dare she to challenge the most powerful man in NorthHill? Was she drunk?
Where could she get a job now? All the companies she sent offer to were not get back to her.
The door opened all of a sudden and Angel appeared, "mum!" She ran towards Amy before she could even finish cleaning her tears. She doesn't like to let the children see her crying.
She believed that it will make them troubled, she eventually cleaned up all her tears and smiled. Angel asked with a troubled look," mum, what's wrong?"
"Nothing at all, I'm just happy to have you all around me," Amy lied.
"But we are never absent from you," Angel said.
Before Amy could say another word, Queen and Debby walked in and climbed on the bed. Seeing their faces made Amy really happy.
"Mum, you came back from work early today," Queen said.
"Yes, had to leave early because I was missing you girls so much," Amy said and the girls smiled.
"Mum, we are staring school next month, right?" Angel asked while Debby simply leaned on Amy's shoulder.
"Yes, nothing will change that," Amy said hopefully. Actually, she had thought that she will use her salary as the dentist assistant as the children's school fees by the end of the month but it turned out that she got fired but she still had to keep the children's hopes and apply even more crazily for jobs.
"Where are your brothers?" Amy asked.
"They are doing the cleanings," Queen answered and Amy nodded. Amy ruffled Debby's hair and asked," Debby, how's the new environment? Do you like it?"
"I...just want to meet my dad," Debby said in a low voice and the elated atmosphere fell into an intense one.
"You will meet him soon, I assure you," Amy said and then said to Angel," why don't you all go play with your brothers? I want to take some rest. I'll come and play with you once I'm awake."
"Okay, mum," the children believed their mum deserved rest after work.
Once the girls disappeared from the room, Amy sighed. There was no one she could run to for help, she had to be strong for her children.
Her phone chirped and although it was an unknown number, she answered it nevertheless," Is this Amy Owen?"
"That's right," Amy answered hoping this was a good news.
"We sent you a mail since three days ago and haven't got your reply, please check your spam folder and let us know what do you think," the man on the other end said and hung up.
Amy checked her mail everyday and even every hour to see if any of the company had got back to her. How could she miss this? She quickly went to check her spam folder and saw that a mail was sent to her indeed, it was sent from Alessandro's corporation.
Alessandro's corporation? Their pay was the highest and anyone would sure be lucky to work with them. Joy filled her heart immediately and she couldn't wait to resume work the following day.
When it was evening, she went to play games with her six children. They had so much fun before everyone retired to bed. But she knew that no matter how happy the children are, their happiness would not be complete until they meet their father.
Even she could not tell whom their father was. There were more than a million men in NorthHill. How could she ever identify the gigolo she slept with six years ago?
She went to the Alessandro's corporation the following day immediately, and after introducing herself to the receptionist, she was interviewed and employed the same day. The receptionist led her upstairs and showed her where her desk was and introduced her to her head of the department.
"You are welcome to Alessandro's corporation, Miss Amy," the head of department, Abe said.
"It's my pleasure, sir," Amy answered. She was seated confidently before the man.
"Here is our orientation book, it contains the rules and regulations of the company," Abe handed over a document to her.
She received it and said," alright, sir. I'll go through it."
"And here is the current work the person before you was doing, over here, you have to complete the project before the end of this month," he said.
"That's not a problem, sir," she said and waited for few seconds, when she saw that Abe was busy writing down something, she asked," can I take my leave, sir?"
"I need to take you to the CEO's office, it's our tradition here for every worker to meet with him before they start working," he said.
"Alright, sir," Amy stood until Abe finished what he was writing before standing.
"Please follow me," he said and she followed him. They walked out of the room and walked straight to the right, they soon got before a room where Abe planed a knock on.
"Come in," a voice sounded inside and both Abe and Amy entered.
Amy saw a slim lady standing there with a cup of coffee but there was no one seated in the office. It seems the CEO went to do something.
"Miss Bonnie," Abe greeted.
"Hey Abe, " Bonnie said and placed the coffee down gently," I think boss went to do something else, he would be back shortly since I was told to make a coffee for him."
"Alright," Abe said and watched as Bonnie walked out.
"That's the secretary to the CEO. You've heard me call her name already, right?" Abe asked Amy.
"Yes, I did," Amy answered. They both waited in silence for another eight minutes but there was no sign of the CEO.
"Amy, you can wait here for few more minutes for him. When he comes, just introduce yourself to him. As long as you are not in his blacklist, you won't have any problem," he said and walked away.
As long as she was not in his blacklist? What did he meant by that? She had not even met with the CEO before, how could she possibly be in his blacklist?
She waited for twenty more minutes, she changed her standing position again and again and when it was almost an hour that she had been standing, she decided that it was time to leave.
What sort of a CEO tells his secretary to prepare a coffee for him but not to show up even after an hour? Or maybe he got caught up in something?
When Amy was about leaving, she randomly surveyed the large office one more time and her eyes suddenly sighted at a bracelet.
The bracelet looked very familiar. She walked towards the bracelet and touched it. It was confirmed that it was the bracelet her mother gave her.
After leaving NorthHill six years ago, she noticed that she did not see her bracelet anymore and she always wondered how she could lost it since the bracelet was always in her wrist.
How in the world did the CEO got a hold of her bracelet? How? She confirmed by touching and examining the bracelet again and indeed, it was hers.
It won't be right for just taking it, which would definitely land her into trouble. It would be best to find out who this CEO is first.
Out of curiosity to know whom the CEO that had her bracelet was, she waited for another forty five minutes but still didn't see anyone. Her legs were now hurting as a result of standing for a long time, so she left the office.
After work, she received an internal call from the head of department telling her to report to his office and she did.
After she had sat before Abe, he asked," did you meet with the CEO?"
"No, sir. I waited for hours but didn't see him, maybe I'll go to his office tomorrow," she said.
"Alright, how was your first day at work?" Abe asked.
"Very great, sir. Very great, thank you! My colleagues were nice people too," Amy said and smiled.
"Would you mind me asking a question?" Abe asked.
"Sure, sir," Amy responded politely.
"Since I didn't see a ring in your finger, does it mean you are not married? Do you have a boyfriend yet?" Abe asked.
This was her first day at work and this man was already asking her such a personal question.
"I won't like to talk about personal matters, sir," Amy said.
"Oh!" Abe exclaimed, "Okay."
"Can I leave?" Amy asked.
"I've got a lot of money, we could be in a relationship and your days here will be much easy, I assure you," Abe said, lusting badly after her.
Amy could tell with the look on his face," I'm not so cheap, excuse me, sir." Amy turned in an attempt to leave but Abe spoke,
"Or I can also make your life miserable here if you are playing too hard to get," Abe smirked.
Amy just walked out without reacting nor saying any word.
While Amy was heading home, she realized that she had not got her kids any surprise gifts. They all understood her financial state and had never disturbed her for gifts. But today, she decided to surprise them. For Abe, she didn't want to think about him. He's not the CEO, then there is nothing that he could do to her. She was not scared of him at all, instead, she detest him for the kind of man he already projected himself to be. How can he met someone for the first time and he immediately showing her clear sign of lust and shows how irresponsible he was? Amy stopped by at the mall and as soon she walked in, she saw a slap land an an old man's cheek. "What!" She exclaimed. She walked towards the crowds of people gathered around there and smuggled herself through the crowd until she got to where the old man was. The burly man who slapped the old man was dressed in suit and there were other men in suit around there. Amy challenged him," how dare you slap this old man? Did you
Both of them were surprised, they never expected to meet again expecially not in a situation like this. Amy's heart began to thump and she wished the land could swallow her up at this moment. This man had warned her not to show up before him again and that the next time she did, he would destroy her. Why was fate trying to punish her by bringing her to the attention of this man? "You dared to appear before me again, you cunny woman," the most powerful man in NorthHill, Broderick Alessandro, said with a dangerous look. Amy's mouth shiver on its own and she shook her head, "I... I never knew that you were the CEO, sir. I..." She swallowed hardly, "I...never knew." Broderick didn't believe in her at all. There was no one who didn't know that the CEO of Alessandro's corporation was him. This woman even had the gut to lie to his face. He stood from his seat and once Amy saw him stand to his feet, her heart thumped in fear and she stood still, thinking should she run away? Oh gosh
"Please! I wasn't appearing before you on purpose and I apologize sincerely for that night, please forgive me," she pleaded.There was a long moment of silence, anyone close to Amy at this time would literally hear her heartbeat. It was thumping so heavily that it felt like her heart was ripping apart. She didn't want this fierce looking man to pounce on her.If he pounced in her, what could she do? She started it six years ago by pouncing on him, she hoped earnestly that he would change his mind. She just wanted to leave this office and run as fast as her leg could take her from this company.He walked towards her then suddenly turned to his seat and sat, "leave."Leave? Amy thought that she probably didn't hear the right word. Did he say 'leave?' He was telling her to leave?She began to walk out slowly hoping that she was acting out on the right word, she twisted the knob and the door gave way.Oh her g
Amy wondered who could be knocking, she was not expecting any visitor and had not made any friend in this neighborhood. She stood nevertheless and walked towards the door, when she opened it, she saw a tall woman standing by the door."Amy!" The woman screamed.Amy furrowed her brow when she eventually recognized whom the woman was," Leola!"The two women hugged themselves dearly and Amy quickly let her in, Leola was Amy's roommate in the university. Through out her four years in the university, they both lived in the same room but they lost contact somehow after graduating from the university."How did you get to know where I stay?" Amy asked, still mesmerizing in the happiness that she met her old friend again."I didn't, I came here to apologize for what my son did, he didn't allow his friends play ball with him and I think that's selfish," she said," wait, are the three boys yours?""Yes, they are," Am
"Please, spare me this time," Amy pleaded even further. Eventhough she knew that pleading at this moment was too risky but if she agreed to do this, he would confirm his wrong perception of her. She was never that type of woman, a slut, a prostitute, that wasn't her.His phone rang at that moment, his attention then drifted from Amy who was kneeling before him and fell on the phone that was ringing. He took one more look at Amy and then walked over to his phone.He picked it and seeing whom the caller ID was, he sat and answered it, the caller was the only one who can have the gut to call him at this hour."Hello son, " the voice of an elderly woman came through.He didn't want to have conversation with his mother before a stranger, "out!" He declared and Amy stood quickly. The call saved her, she quickly walked out.Oh gosh! A narrow escape again! She had become so emotionally destabilized that she couldn't stay anoth
Amy wanted to scream but the hand covered her mouth in a quick pace, she calmed and tried to look at the person's face, seeing that this person was Callan, she pushed him away angrily, "why did you drawl me here?" She walked out of the dark space and shot him a disgusting look."Don't pretend like you don't miss me," Callan smirked."Disgusting. After six years, did you still think I'll not have get over what happened?" She asked."It's not my fault that you are barren," Carren scoffed," and...your pretense about Broderick being your hubby is just a joke, you think I don't know? Broderick and I are childhood friends and we use to be best of friends but over the years, we have grown apart and are not in good terms anymore. Nevertheless, I still know many things about him. You of all people can never be Broderick's taste," Callan said."Either I'm his taste or not, can I know why you are concerned? You are with your sec
Carlton sighed, he looked at his daughter in a pityful manner and he could tell that she was going through a lot, he can't tell what she was going through at the moment precisely but he discerned it."Can you tell me how you have been? I know we have been in distance with eachother but I still keep track of you, last thing I knew about you was that you and your husband divorced six years ago?" Carlton asked."I'm fine. I'm loosing my patience and I will just walk out now, I don't want to be rude so please go straight to the point," Amy said, trying not to let out her anger and pain.Carlton of course understood the reason for the anger of her daughter towards him, he went straight to the point, "A woman from a rich and powerful family approached me a long time ago when her husband's company was almost going bankrupt and although I'm not half as rich as them, I have what it takes to help them at that moment."He continued," I realiz
Ella alighted from the cab that dropped her at one of the biggest mansion in NorthHill, the building was extremely large and tall that if seven generations were living inside this mansion, they would all live there comfortably.This woman is indeed very wealthy, Ella thought to herself as she stepped in, she checked her wrist watch and saw that she was not late yet. Seeing that the main large door wasn't closed, she stepped inside and appeared at a large living room that had royal chairs and tables in it."Hey Amy,"Amy sighted the woman and walked quickly to her," mother, good morning!""Welcome dear. I'm glad you eventually came as promised," she gestured for her to sit and she sat."He would soon come, okay?" The woman said to Ella and she nodded. She was very nervous she didn't know if this son of hers would be ugly or handsome, kind or terrible,