The Bass oil and Servicing Company stood like
a giant on tenth avenue, Brooksville ,
overshadowing the other buildings beside it as
the building boldly reflected itself on its glass
walls stretching all the way to the top.
As soon as his convoy drives in, the doors are
open and he swings his legs down, alighting
from his car. He fixes his cuff-links to his
wrists and then buttons his suit, his fine black
silky hair laid lazily on his head as he ran his
fingers through it, someone picks his suitcase
from the car and waits for him.
“Good morning sir” Betty, his Personal Assistant
says coming towards him with a smile on her
face as she takes his briefcase away from the
attendant, she had an iPad in her hands and
“Morning Betty, what’s my schedule like today”
he walks away from the car, the doors slides
open for him to enter the building , he nods his
head as people turn to greet him, the ladies
smile more, he gives them a half smile. They
enter into the elevator, he is listening as she
“The meeting with the Marks industry by 10am,
the conference call meeting with the president
of Tsuki ventures has been moved for 12 noon.
And oh, meetings with the staffs is by 9am, and
then the new interns would be around by 1 for
the briefing. Lunch for you afterwards, possible
prospects for new projects with our sister
company is by 3. Then you have a dinner
reservation by six with Miss Veronica from the
fashion industry, new suits fitting would be in
an hour from now because he has to catch a
flight back to get work done before weekend,
and oh.. “ her voice fades as the elevator door
closes and they go all the way up to the last
The door opens and they step out of the lift,
and walk directly to a door with the name “Mr
Bass”, boldly written on it in Gold. He opens the
door and walks in, before she walks in behind
him, she turns
“Coffee please Sophie,” she tells his secretary
before she enters his office. He sits down,
facing her ..his legs are crossed,
She goes on about the rest of his schedule,
Sophie knocks on the door and enters, “Just the
way you like it sir” she smiles at him as she
placed the coffee on his table, he thanks her
and takes a sip.
“Would there be anything else you want sir?”
she lingers, he smiles and tells her “No”, she
excuses herself reluctantly, Betty rolls her eyes
“What’s the matter Betty?” he asks, leaning back
on his chair, with a finger to his temple,
“Oh nothing sir, it’s just that… can she be any
“what do you mean??”
“Well…see the way she was practically gawking
at you, I am sure if I had a magnifying glass I
could literally see “Take me..here and now Mr
Bass” she purrs, he smiles
“And how would you know that’s what she is
thinking about Betty’’
“Well because pffftt!! It’s obvious.
Have you ever asked yourself why we have
more women coming to apply to work here, why
they come dressed with tight skirts or dresses
and make it a tad too short, and why they all
fight to be on this top floor and close to your
office? It’s so that they get to bump into you
every now and then” she says
He smiles “Betty.. .if I didn’t know you better I
would think you are jealous?”
“No sir I am not, I am just saying..’’
“Nothing Betty. I don’t pay you to analyze the
female folks of this company and neither do I
pay you to stand around and spew nonsensical’s
just because I smile a little and let you be free;
or is it the fact there was a thing between
us..which was just that, a thing, a fleeting
moment, nothing more. Doesn’t give you the
right to act as if you own me. You work for me
Betty, you are NOT any other thing to me. The
sooner you understand that the Better, and if
you feel as though I am being unfair because I
don’t care about your feelings, you can hand me
you resignation letter within the hour. After all,
it was a ‘Thing’ of mutual agreement and the tip
you got afterwards was worthy enough so…”
“I am sorry Mr Bass” she lowers her lashes, and
here she thought since they had been together
for a night, he liked her well enough to be
something more. She should have known better
to sleep with the Boss. “Please forgive my
“Good, if the designer is here, do well to send
him in, then I would follow through my
schedules , if I have any change of plans I
would let you know. You are dismissed “
She nods, and then leaves
He puts on his computer and begins to do an
over view of the company. Done with all that he
needed to do and the meetings, he goes out to a
five star restaurant, with an escort to have
It is 12:45 when his phone rings
“The new interns are here Sir, how would you
want me to proceed?”
“Let the head of department carry on with the
meeting, I would be there shortly”
He beckons to the waitress to bring his bill,
She is pretty, very pretty with fine curves, she
smiles at him as she hands him his bill, he
pays, leaving her a large tip
Then she leans into him, showing him more
than he needed to see… “Mr Bass, I wonder if
you would like company, afterwards” she purrs,
Women, they were all the same, once they see a
fine man, single or not, as long as he was
rolling in box, driving a fine car and wearing
expensive suits, they throw themselves at you.
He was used to meeting women like this, even
while he was growing up; always the richest kid
on the block or school, the girls had flocked
around him like bees, wanting to be friends with
him or date him, fighting over themselves just
to get him to carry them along.
He had long concluded that girls could never be
different, they don’t love anyone other than
themselves, even his mother was no different.
She had rejected his father when he came to
ask for her hand, a year later when his father
had hit a oil block and flew his company, and
the bucks was starting to roll in, she had
appeared in front of his door one day and
begged him to take her back.
And he did, because he had told him that he
loved his mother and he was too happy to take
But she had only come back for his money.
He loved his parents, but he also detested the
way his mother was when it came to money, she
spent a lot, she spent even more, buying things
she didn’t need and getting those she needed
only to toss them away for something more
Twenty years later as the fights became worse,
she filed for divorce, asking him for half of
what he owned, including his company.
His father had agreed, he was a simple man, he
loved peace and he would give up the world to
make his mother happy.
But tragedy struck, while they attended a charity
concert together , on their way back, they had
died in a ghastly motor accident with a few
They were buried, with friends and family in
attendance, their only child and son ‘Jake Bass’
the only heir and the sole owner of all of
Gregory’s Bass multi-billionaire oil block
Jake Bass, just fresh out of college, and already
taking up a huge responsibility.
But his father always taught him to be prepared
at all times, to be independent, to be able to
shoulder responsibilities even ones he never
would have been given. His father taught him to
be a man, and times when he came home for
summer breaks, he worked with his father while
his father showed him the ropes.
Jake knew that with his father gone, he had to
continue from where his father stopped, which
was making sure his father’s dream and his
empire never runs to the ground.
He accepted all of his father’s values and
teachings, he was grateful for that, but there
was one thing he didn’t take from his father
and refused to learn.
Its was that his father was too soft, too gullible,
when it came to a woman, his woman, Jake’s
No matter how transparent the fact that his
mother was only using him was, his father
never cared. If she wanted money, he gave her.
if she insulted him and asked for more money,
he gave her. She knew just how to press him,
and all the while, after she gave birth to Jake,
she left him in the arms of nannies and
traveled the world..
She was an high class lady, his mother. But he
loved her, he just wanted her to treat her
husband, his father better.
Jake had vowed to treat women the way they
ought to be treated. Women to him were
nothing more than things to be used and thrown
away, and go unto the next. He wasn’t exactly a
womanizer or a playboy.
He was simply not
interested in the female folks enough to give
them his time, his attention…and God forbid his
heart. It made men stupid, they go around like
dogs flabbing their tongues as they chased the
He was glad he didn’t think with his one –eyed
member between his legs. He loves women, he
appreciates their body and their prowess in bed.
But that is all, Entertainment.
If he wanted a woman, he had her. In fact he
doesn’t need to search, they came pouring in,
falling over his feet, begging to be had. All he
has to do is pick.
But after the night is over, much to his
disappointments, it all boils down to money.
They are always after the money, the flashy car,
the houses and the life of luxury. They love the
money not the man.
If he were poor and wretched, it doesn’t matter
he had this $3xy body, much like a Greek god’s,
deep blue eyes, and the most capturing smile, it
doesn’t matter that he got his handsome looks
from his mother and the height and perfect
build from his father.
They would stare for
only a minute, just a minute and they won’t give
a shit about him.
But he was Jake, Jake Bass, son to Gregory and
Jessica Bass, owner of the Multi-billionaire Oil
Company, which stood big and tall, one of the
best in the country..he was 36 years old, still a
bachelor and a fine one at that, he had the cars,
the houses, the wealth and luxury..he had it all.
It was natural to have women fall over
themselves to get into his bed. And just because
they do that…he has no regard for them, and
treats them as they are. ‘Things’
and then tips them and forgets
about them. And if they were pretty, and a good
talker, maybe they last for two days. But he
gets bored and moves on.
Women meant nothing to him, treating them as
he deemed fit, came naturally.
Thanks to his father and his mother’s marriage,
he has no desire to be a fool for no woman,
and no woman alive can bring him to his knees.
Jake smiles “Of course, drop your address with
my driver and I would have him pick you up
She was smiling broadly when he got up and
left. “Back to the office Todd” he spoke to the
driver ‘’then you come back for the lady,”
Todd nods and puts the car on drive.
Samantha Brooke was ushered in together with
a group of people, they were not more than 20,
into the hall and they were all asked to sit.
A lady, dressed so nicely, and her deep accent
is addressing them about the company, it’s
goals and visions, their mission statement and
all they have to know about the company.
she places them in their departments and
working through their job descriptions, their
do’s and don’t in the company.
Samantha allows her eyes wonder around the
people seated with her, she suddenly observes
that almost all of them were women, young
girls between the ages of 22-28. And they all
She wasn’t, she didn’t even want to apply for
this job, her friend made her do it, telling her of
how it would be great for her resume and that
what if after her internship she gets to be made
staff, she would be rolling in bucks and who
knows, she might get to meet someone nice too
for a change.
Samantha didn’t want to meet someone nice, the
someone nice she had meet before, succeeded
in using a sledge hammer over her heart and
broke it into a thousand different pieces and
walked away, clearing her bank accounts with
him, after she found him sleeping with his best
She was done with men. They were all the
same, lying , cheating, womanizing, thieves and
Now the downside to it is that, she was broke,
not-a-coin-drops broke, and she would need to
pay her house rent or else she would be kicked
out and be homeless. And home..was two
worlds apart..okay she was being dramatic.. it
was a flight ticket, two train tickets, 3 cabs
apart, and a whole of two days journey. She
didn’t even have the money for that .
And she didn’t want to go home, going home
meant she would be back under her parent’s
roof and being taken care off, she was an
adult, a 26 year old woman..she was a big girl
and should be able to take care of herself and
her parents, not the other way around.
Her friend Jamie, had told her about an
opening for interns in the company she worked
for, and forced her to apply.
“You won’t take money from me , I don’t know
why, I am your friend , I should help, but if you
don’t want to borrow from me, at least move
into my apartment with me..yet you refuse. Okay
apply for this job as an intern, the pay is good,
and you get to meet people and mingle, and oh…
our Boss..like Mr Bass Boss..is super hot and
..argh $3xy. Like every girl here is literally
drooling all over him and …’’
“Jamie…I really don’t care “
“Fine, forget Boss, I was just day dreaming. But
I am serious though, apply, you get in and
maybe you are one step away from broke-ness
and boredom and loneliness, plus it would take
you out of the house and stop thinking about…
Christopher, the asshole”
“I don’t think about him”
“Yeah right. then why do you still have your
voice and his own on your leave-a-message-
back-tone after this voice..voice”
“I will change that…I forgot “
“That’s what you said a month ago. Look, I
already filled in your details in the application
and I just need you to sign it or else I am going
to forge your signature and submit it”
“That’s a crime you know”
“You are too far”
“At least you know I love and care about you
and I hate to see you in a fix and not want me
to help you. Sign it and submit it…they would
call you, with others…just kick ass in the
“Thank you Jamie, I owe you one”
“Make that a thousand and one owe-me-ones”
The woman is still talking, then two men in suits
open the door and someone walks in, the room
becomes a scene gotten from a movie ‘bye bye
birdie”, when the cutest guy in school and a
rock star ‘Conrad Birdie’, walks in and all the
girls goes ballistic, literally swooning and
Samantha rolls her eyes
“Quiet down ladies, show some manners. I
believe you all have only seen him in tabloids
and on Tv or read about him off some
magazine, so I know, I understand the feeling
and excitement but please settle down… ladies,
this is Mr Jake Bass, President and CEO of the
Bass oil and Servicing Company, best in the
country. Sir, would you like to address them
He steps forward, “Good afternoon ladies..
Samantha is frowning, a few ladies are busying
whimpering beside her, gushing was the word.
She felt like telling them to shut up. They were
literally smiling, wide mouth and teeth…they
would strip and beg him to have them if they
were given the chance.
Samantha suddenly felt disgusted.
He is talking..
Yes, she had heard about Mr Jake Bass, original
bad boy, Billionaire, ladies man, serial heart
breaker, but the one that stuck..an Egocentric,
proud and pompous jerk. Yet the ladies loved
All the traits she found distasteful in a man,
her father was no different. But what did she
care, she was here to work and make some
money so she doesn’t get kicked out of her
home and remain broke, not to gawk at a man,
who was just that..A man.
“Miss Samantha Brookes?”
“Yes” she frowns when they call her name, she
“You would be working alongside Betty
Micheals. Your Cv shows capabilities in
Management. You would be on the floor where
Mr Bass is in. “
TO BE CONTINUED…
Tamed episode 1