( Too cold and possessive)
( Concubine )
” Here take it baby, I bought a dress for the party for you ” Dad said handing me a beautiful dress.
Wow! My Dad has a good taste for fashion no doubt!
Just take a look at this pink velvet dress.
” Oh my God! You are the best Dad ” I beamed giving him a hug.
Oh! You might be thinking of where my Mum could be, well, she’s dead!
She died when I was barely twelve and I have been with dad ever since.
” You like it? ” He asked.
” Of course dad, I love it!, It’s beautiful . I really need to try this on ” I said in ecstasy!
” Go on baby, you know I don’t want you to look disheveled to the birthday party in the next two days, I want Jeffery to be thrilled by your appearance ” he said smiling at me.
As if he knows my mind, I want to have Jeffery all to myself that day.
I am going to Edna’s birthday party because of him.
That girl really annoys me, I left in anger the day I went there and her parents asked her to give me a tour of the mansion.
She pissed me off at every slight chance.
I got frustrated and I had to lie that I got a call from Dad and he wants me home.
I couldn’t stay for dinner because of her.
I am glad Jeffrey owns his own mansion, I can’t imagine living with that riff raff after my marriage.
I don’t care if it happens to be her brother’s house.
This all started during our highschool. .
It wasn’t my fault that her boyfriend had a thing for me.
As handsome as he was, I couldn’t let him go knowing that he’s my friend’s boyfriend.
And she caught us one day! That was it!
I don’t get why she’s still mad about that but I don’t care either.
” Yes Dad, I will look my best to Edna’s birthday party. I need to try this beautiful dress on. Thank you Dad, love you ”
I yelled and dashed out of the sitting room.
” Here’s the account of the money used for the past two months ” I said dropping the paper on Eric’s desk.
He nodded giving me a sly smile like always!
He went through it before raising his head to look at me and I bowed my head.
” You did all this arithmetic in less than thirty minutes? ”
He asked sounding amused!
That’s not a big deal, if there’s one thing I am good at, that should be arithmetics.
I just nodded my head not knowing what response that suits it.
” Wow! I must say that I am impressed, you are such a brilliant lady ”
He complimented and I couldn’t help but smile.
Aside Andrew, no guy has given me that complimented before or perhaps! Jason!
Oh puh lease! I don’t want to remember intoxicated people this beautiful afternoon.
” Thank you Si… Eric ”
” It’s just a compliment anyways, I want you at lunch with me, hope that’s okay by you and don’t worry, we won’t go out of the company ”
Humph! That made me remember my lunch with Mr Kingsley.
That day, he was very nice! He was happy and carefree.
We talked like two lost friends, he told me about his childhood and some crazy things he did.
All I wished for was that to continue but it changed the next day.
He was back to being grumpy and rude.
” Alexa?” Eric called and I breathed out.
” Sorry I spaced out ” I said.
” It’s fine so will you have lunch with me? Courtesy of my brother” he said and we both laughed!
Andrew must have told him to take care of me.
I am not a kid but he treats me like one.
” So protective of you and I must say, I envy your friendship” he said and I laughed.
So free like Andrew! They have the same trait!
” I will just go finish up my work and meet you before lunch ” I said.
” That’s fine by me, till then, I will be waiting ”
I smiled, bowed my head and left to my office.
… Few minutes later ….
We both ordered our food and sat down at the cafeteria.
I so much love the way he relate with his workers, he’s talking freely with them and equally laughing too.
What Mr Kingsley will never do! When he told me he’s his best friend, I found it hard to believe but I did anyways.
” You know, Jeff’s grumpy attitude wasn’t what made me like him and decided to make friends with him”
He said as we wait for our food to arrive.
Why’s he talking about him now?
Isn’t he always grump? What must have made them become friends? Because all I can see is two different polar .
Just like like and unlike charges. They are way too different from each other.
” What made you like him?” I blurted.
” Well, his kind gestures ” I scoffed before I could realize what I just did.
Way to go Alexa!
” I..I am sorry, I didn’t mean to do that ” I replied in embarrassment!
I totally forgot he’s my boss!
” It’s fine Alexa, I understand it hard to believe coupled with what he has done to you ”
Wait! He isn’t mad that I scoffed at him?
” It hard to believe but that’s it, Jeffery is a good person underneath the cold aura around him ”
Why’s he telling me all that?
I came down from my car in haste entering into my parents mansion m
I never wanted to come till Edna’s birthday party night but what do I do?
I need her help so badly and Eric, he wants to punish me too.
I am so confused, I want to see Alexa but her house is out of it.
I can’t go there! At all!
” Son ” Mum beamed on seeing me and I ignored her making my way to Edna’s room..
If she had picked up her phone, I wouldn’t be here in the first place.
” You didn’t tell us you were coming ”
I threw her hand away from my shoulder and she flinched! Oh not expecting that?
” Do I need anyone’s permission before I enter my father’s house?”
I asked and she shook her head!
” Do not stop me again by holding me else, you won’t like what I will do ” I said harshly and stormed off only to bump into Dad!
Where the fúck is Edna huh?
” Son you are here, I was about coming to your office for an important discussion ” he said as he regained his stance
” What discussion did you want to have with me? Nothing is important than my Mum that you and this concubine of yours killed ”
I could see a flash of hurt and guilt in his eyes then, I pushed him out of my way into my sister’s room .
(Too cold and possessive)
I stared at Eric and he look pretty serious with Jeffery being a good person.
Well, who wouldn’t defended his friend?
I will do that if it was Andrew anyways!
” I remember the first day we met, you know with my small statue, I was being bullied by a group of boys and he came to my rescue ”
” He beat them up without knowing what I did to them so after then, I decided to make friends with him and he ignored me ”
” I didn’t give up, I believed he’s that way for a reason. No friends, nothing, just him alone all the time ”
He paused and chuckled! Well, I think I am finding this interesting and I agree with him.
Was there something that happened to him in the past that makes him hate people?
” I believe it was insecurities, he was having insecurities and people like that find it hard to trust people ”
” I drew a plan of making him free with me and trust me, it worked after two months. We became friends”
” Despite that, he talks less , we barely engage in a long conversation. Each time I visit him, he is always alone with his book and on his bed ”
” I tried all I could to see through him and all I see was a broken guy with pure hatred for people and less trust, it didn’t happen because he wanted to ”
He paused and chuckled again.
” He was going through a lot at that moment as a teen. I can’t tell you the story, he will do that himself but believe me Alexa, whatever he does is out of the anger that has been in him from scratch ”
And what did he mean by he will tell me himself? I shove the thought away, it’s unimportant.
Too much information but I was still curious to know more. What made him that way?
” is that why he hates me too?” I finally asked.
Instead of him to answer, he started laughing confusing me than I already am.
What’s funny about what I just asked?
” Yours is different Alexa, he doesn’t hate you ”
If he doesn’t then…
” Why all the punishments?.”
I asked blinking my eyes innocently..
” That’s definitely because he likes you, seeing you with another man hurts, knowing that you have kids hurts. He likes you Alexa, so much and I believe you are the only one that can make him better again”
Wait !! What?
” Bro?” Edna called as I badged into her room.
” Where the hell did you keep your phone huh? I have been calling you since forever ” I said a little angry and she gasped.
She rushed to her bed side to check her phone.
” Oh my God! I am sorry Jeff, one dumbo was disturbing my cellphone and I had to put it on silent to stop him from disturbing me, I am sorry ”
She replied! A Dumbo huh?
” Who’s he ? And why is he disturbing you?” I asked in a serious tone.
” Chill bro, he’s a school mate and…”
” I shouldn’t see him anywhere around you, tell him to stop calling you else I will track him ”
I said and she rolled her eyes.
” Yes big brother, so why are you here in my room to be precise?”
I took sat down beside her on the bed breathing deeply.
” I want you to help me with something Edna ” I said
” What’s wrong? You look worried ” she asked checking my temperature.
Did I tell her that I am sick? Crazy!
” I am fine Edna”
” Fine, what did you want me to do for you?”
I sat properly on the bed facing her.
” There’s this lady I want you to make friends with before your birthday party ”
She chuckled crossing her arms!
Really? Why did she chuckled now?
” Seriously bro? Why did you want me to make friends with her? Who’s she anyways?” She asked.
I hope she doesn’t shout like a crazy lady right now.
” Her name is Alexa , I will give you her home address then you can go there and..”
” Are you kidding me Jeff? How can I go to someone’s house and ask her to be my friend? She will think I am crazy or something ”
That’s true though! But I need her to come to the party at least!
I know she won’t even acknowledge my invitation!
” You know what? Did you have a picture of her? ” She asked.
A picture of her! Oh yeah! The one we took in a meeting.
I swiped my phone and in no time, I saw the picture.
” Here, she’s the one in the middle ”
She collected my phone checking the picture .
” She’s beautiful, and I can see she’s reserved too. You will give me her address like you said and did you know if she went out today?”
” Yes, she’s at work ” I replied sharply
” Okay, if I make friends with her then what next?”
” Invite her to your birthday party , that’s what I want ”
She furrowed her eyebrows in confusion .
” Is she the one?”
” The one what?” I asked back.
” Don’t tell me you don’t know what I am saying Jeff, you love her don’t you? ”
” Edna…I .. I. ”
” Oh my goodness! Finally! My brother is in love and guess what? I like her already ” she yelled excitedly and I chuckled.
That’s not love! Did I love Alexa ? Absolutely not!
The next month, her excitement died down and she sat down back again with a frown on her face.
What happened just now? Is it because I didn’t react to her assumptions?
” How about your fiancee Jeff, are you going to get rid of her?”
She asked with a glint of happiness in her eyes.
” Fiancee? What fiancee?” I asked with a confused expression.
” Dad haven’t told you about her? The girl he asked for a marriage proposal on your behalf ”
” Her name is Anika ”