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Tamed episode 4

“You sound pissed Samantha” Jamie’s voice
came through the phone
“Pissed ? I am beyond pissed. I am infuriated. I
am angry, I want to slam my fist into his face”
“You can’t do that though”
“I know that’s why I am…ARGGHHHHHHH!!’’
Samantha exclaims biting her l!ps
Jamie laughs “Hey calm down, look at the bright
side, you get to travel with Mr B@ss, eat at a
fancy restaurant,and maybe the storm will come
and you guys get stuck and because you guys
can’t return, he books you both into an hotel
and because they have just one room left, you
both get to share and maybe it’s small and no
chair so you share a bed and then…who knows,
thunder may strike, then lightening, you may be
scared , he holds you while you both look into
each other’s eyes, then there is this moment
that is so electrifying, then your l!ps would
touch and even the heavens would quake and
before long there is the erm…ohhhh uhhhh
ahhhh ahh yes yes YES! Take me to hell..or 7th
heaven you $3xy beast!!!!’’
Samantha face palms..”you are one shy away
from being completely insane Jamieliah
“Oh what a nice complement Samantha
Penolope brooke”
“It wasn’t one Jamie and stop talking nons£nse,
look, he thinks because he is rich and all that
so whatever he says should go, it doesn’t work
that way, I have a life outside the company and
just to think he was listening to me in his office,
he was being smart, so I can stay and do his
work for him . By the way, like literally he was
pressing his phone and replying to text
messages from random girls while he tells me
to do research, jot, analysis and everything, and
he had the audacity to claim he is tired when it
had been my f!ng£rs and head at work..then out
of the blue instead of mentioning in
p@ssing..’oh Miss Samantha, about that meeting,
it’s going to be out of state so…cancel your
plans for the day’. Nooooo , he throws it off his
shoulders like..’Hey! I own you, you work for
me so when I say jump, you should go ‘how
high??. The @sshole!!!!’’ she snorts
“Breath Samantha breath, when do you leave?”
“Now. I am just…grabbing the files I worked on
all night, didn’t have any sleep.”
Samantha is holding the phone and putting
things into her bag. She had been up all night
working on the files he gave her to do, and she
had wondered if he was trying to punish her for
her forwardness .
“Those files on Betty’s desk, it’s for the
construction company which we would be
attending to next week, take them and sort
through them, and the Tsuki files as well, the
company overview file, the one with the
financial statements, pet projects, that should
be separate, for my eyes only and that of the
audit and accountant, and no one else, when you
are done with the files for tomorrow’s meeting,
make sure you don’t mix them up, do well to
tidy the rest, I want all of them done with” he
had told her before they left the office, causing
her to pile up her hands high with them..right
before he spewed the nons£nse in the car, he
was lucky she carrying files and he wasn’t
close, she would had dumped it all on his feet,
given him a scrowl and left him staring after
Annoying man!!!!
She hears the car horn…”look Jamie, I think
Todd is here, have to go.”
‘‘Okay sure…but let me know if anything juicy
happens over there, after the meet—‘’
“Byeeee..I can’t hear you” Samantha cuts the
call, grabbing the files, which almost sl!pped to
the floor, she catches them, grabbing her bag
and hanging it, she makes her way downstairs to
the car.
“Good morning Miss Samantha, trust you had a
good night?’’
“Good morning Todd, oh I wish” she says
Todd nods, “Are you taking those with you
“Oh noo, I need to drop them at the office, Mr
B@ss needs them first thing on his desk.”
They drive to the The B@ss Company, once she
alights, greeting people as she p@ssed , she
goes up and reaches their floor, Sophie greets
her with a smile
“Wow!!! That’s a lot of file. You know I was
wondering what happened to those, I came in
this morning to find them gone, my desk and
Betty’s, and I was about to put a call to the
department if they cleared our desk and where
they dropped it, I was so scared, Mr B@ss would
have had my head…but why do you have them?”
she says helping her with some
“Oh Mr B@ss thought it a brilliant idea to have
me work on them”
“Wait all of them…like all. Like all, why??”’ she
frowns “ It takes days to sort through all this,
and you did all of them in one night?” she is
impressed “Tell me, are you some sort of an
alien, a Genius or what some secret agent ?’’
Samantha laughs walking ahead of her “No,
once you know what you are looking for and
how to systematically arrange things its easier,
plus reading and correcting and editing is sort
of what I like doing , so with the right coffee,
good music, I was able to spend 12 hours going
through it all.. so, no I am not any of those
things you mentioned , would like to be super
girl though or storm, or someone smart and
$3xy like Green arrow’s $3xy nerdy secretary”
They laugh, placing the files on the desk “Wow, I
really don’t have much to do for the rest of the
week, thank you Samantha.”
“Oh well, I didn’t have a choice so you are
welcome. We need to get it to Mr B@ss’s office
though and I would be out of here”
“He made me book flights out for him for 10
this morning, he has a meeting out of state”
“I know, I am the scape goat who has to suffer
through his pres£nce “ She rolls her eyes,
Sophie looks at her
“Like you aren’t pleased”
“Not you too? And no I am not. Help me with the
files, Todd is waiting for me downstairs “
They drop them, arranging it in his office and
his shelves, tagging them, she removes the
three files he needed for the meeting and
places them on the table, making sure the most
important one “ CEO’s /Companies project laid
there amongst them…
Her phone buzzed, she steps away answering as
Betty continuous
“Yes Todd?’’ she had taken his number before
she left the car
“Boss is ready, we need to go get him and head
to the airport Miss”
“Okay I would be right down” she replies,
turning…grabbing her bag and putting the files
from the table into her bag..she cuts the call
“See you Sophie”
‘You too’’
Mr B@ss walks out through his door as they
drive into his estate, driving through his gates
with securities to stop in front of his house
took another 30 minutes. It was a vast area of
land, and then gardens, and a beautiful
mansion at the center of it all.
“Too much money and nothing to do with it” she
rolls her eyes , Todd hides a smile
Mr B@ss sl!ps into the car held open by one of
his attendants, Samantha mutters a good
morning and then ignores him throughout the
ride to the airport, while on the plane she was
glad she carried her earpiece and listened to
soothing songs.
Once they landed, they had 30 minutes to spare
before his meeting..
“You have poor communication skills Miss
“I just don’t like to talk” she replies
“Right. I am ordering breakfast in the Vip
lounge, I @ssume you don’t eat too. Not that I
care I am just saying you can order one too, the
way your stomach is grumbling is beginning to
upset me” he says
Her stomach makes noise again “And I wouldn’t
want my business partners to @ssume I do not
treat my workers well” he stays walking away as
someone leads him to the Vip lounge.
Taking a seat, he unbuttons his suit, and stares
at her from across the room.
Her stomach grumbles again, sighing she goes
and sits opposite him, smiling at the cute male
attendant who takes her order.
“How would you be paying ma’am?”
“Put it on Mr B@ss’s tab please , after all he
does take care of his workers” she turns to
him, he doesn’t say anything but nods when the
attendant leaves
“ You strike me like someone who is frustrated
with life”
“oh…no I am not sir, just with a certain
pres£nce“ she replies
They eat silently, 10 am, they head to the
conference meeting hall, where they were
ushered into the room with a couple of others.
“I thought it was a meeting with only a couple
of people say 2-5, this looks like a mini
conference Sir”
“That’s why I am not paying you to think. You
are not expected to think Samantha, I am sure
that is not your strongest points, girls like you
are only pretty on the outside but inside..its a
box of cheeries and chocolate. Try not to
embarr@ss me, and do not fraternize with
people you don’t know. This is a gathering of
great minds, decisions are made here, and
despite being a private venture, sometimes you
need the Government approvals on certain
projects, partnerships if would be
alone and no man is an island. I am hoping to
win over the council of elders which they are
called, once my talk and project and proof of it
is given a thumbs up, I am another step high up
the ladder, I have been working towards this for
a year, I expect to excel greatly. So you do
understand why nothing can go wrong today, ??’’
“I see”
Once the room was filled with people, she
recognizes some faces from other leading oil
and g@s companies in the country, in and out. it
was a meeting with people of wealth, affluence
and connection. They meet once in a year to
talk, take decisions, partner up to build projects
for the betterment of the country, private
businesses and the likes.
As the greet, meet and introductions were made,
the meeting commences …Ceo after Ceo,
president after president showed their projects
and plans for their upcoming project and what
they think would be open for partners in their
company. Quite a number of people had
spoken, it was now his turn, and he was
introduced as one of the youngest in his field, a
promising strong foundation to last a life time
and a fine legacy his father had left, something
Mr Jake Bash had made even stronger over the
Taking the stand, with Samantha beside him, he
spoke about B@ss Industries home and abroad,
he reviewed the company and showcased the
projects pending ..he spoke well, eloquently and
quite a number of people nodded to him, a few
smiles, more expanding the faces of the ladies
as their smiles stretched across their faces.
He commanded authority, making them
understand why he seemed to be the best and
rising fast with his company.
“we recently had a talk with the Chinese
government for the Tsuki projects, the Reservoir
for the locals, the mainstream and down
streams drilling processes that is another
pathway to finding more minerals and ore and
then the refinery which would be located at the
heart of the city, creating new jobs for citizens,
and the project I and some partners would be
working together as discussed is an engineering
institute for oil and g@s, this is the structure and
location, this is what it would look like, pros and
cons, and also I have it all researched, analyzed
and laid out, working with experts and
professionals, teams ready and trained on
ground. We have put all this together , and last
night we did the finishing touches to the file and
paperwork, covering all corners and edges, and
it is a worthy pres£ntation to the government
for approval after the council of Elders gives
it’s first bill p@ssing..and once you take a look
at it and its satisfactory,we would drop it with
the departments for project xyz and proceed
from there’’
Nodding in agreement, they inquire to take a
look “Can we see it Mr B@ss ?”
“Sure of course you can, Miss Samantha, please
hand him the files for both the Tsuki and that
for the Gulen Services” he nods to Samantha,
who has picked up her bag, pulling out the files
and hands it to him.
“She seems really handy” someone commends,
Samantha smiles a ‘thank you’.
As he looks through the first two files and
p@sses it along to the others, he picks up the
last goes through it, fl!ps pages and then
frowns …
“Is there a problem Mr George” Mr B@ss who
had been talking and fl!pping through the
monitor by pressing a key in his hands stops
and asks him
“Yes Mr B@ss, this isn’t the research files and
analysis of what you just spoke to us about, this
is the financial review of your company , and
pet projects you intend to do in the near future,
your financial statements…which is none of our
business and not for our eyes Mr B@ss, and it
also includes your legal private company
properties..didn’t you check the files before you
brought them along??’’
Mr B@ss frowns “You must be mistaken sir, that
is the file for it. “
“I am wearing gl@sses but I am not blind Mr
B@ss or maybe someone should cross check it
too” he hands it to next person who fl!ps
through it and frowns , nodding
“Indeed, this isn’t it”
Samantha is confused , Mr B@ss leaves the
stand, crosses to their table before Samantha
could leave her spot and takes the file, his jaw
flexing , the frown distorting the fine features
of his face as his eyes scans through the file..
“My apologies it must have been a mistake in
packaging sir “
“You do understand Mr B@ss that there are
certain mistakes that shouldn’t be allowed, aside
being the owner of a multi-billion company and
doing well, you also do need us, as a synergy
and link to the government to give you a go
ahead for certain ventures you require to go
into. Knowing this is an annual gathering of
important industrial heads,Government
parastatals and repres£ntatives, and oil and g@s
companies, we give companies like yours the
chance to excel and go higher, and if you have
come here to wow us with talks and not have
laid down structures on paper so that we can go
back and analysis this ourselves before allowing
people take a step, will do more harm than
good. At the end of the day, it is your
company’s name that would go down the drain
if anything goes south because you would be
the one anchoring it yourself. We are greatly
disappointed , and to think you are thorough is
pitiful” the head of the council, Mr George
states. He was known to be overbearingly strict
and doesn’t back down to put one down
especially when one errs.
“I am so sorry, it’s my mistake, I didn’t check
the file, well I did because I was the one who
composed it down on paper as he compiled and
pulled thoughts together and I took it to the
office, put it on the table and then I turned to
answer a call and then I put it in my bag and..oh
dear..maybe I must have mixed it up and I-‘’
“Be quiet Samantha” Jake B@ss orders, anger
visible as he manages to keep a straight face
“My apologies , we can go ahead and-“ Mr B@ss
“No Mr Jake B@ss we cannot, not with you.
Everyone other person took out time to be here
and prepared, we won’t be listening to all talks
without concrete show of work. Unless you can
have that file here within the hour, I don’t see
how we can continue with you. Let the next
person please take a stand, perhaps next year
Mr B@ss’’ George says
Jake B@ss nods his thank you, goes to his seat,
Samantha not knowing what to do, gathers the
other files on the table and goes to her seat,
next to him as someone else begins to talk and
attention was diverted from him.
“I am so sorry Mr B@ss please I-‘’
“You are nothing but an incompetent fool. One
more word Samantha one more word and you
would regret ever stepping foot into my
building. A simple task, one simple task you
can’t handle, do you know what you have caused
me, one whole year’s expectation gone just like
that and you have the guts to speak to me…I
knew it, you are nothing but a lousy excuse for
a woman, all you all know is how to look pretty,
dress good but all that is in your heads is
makeup, money, and a life of stupidity. Lousy
and incompetent, one more word Samantha and
you would be sorry” he says , his eyes
bloodshot, his fists clenched
“It was a honest mistake sir…how dare you?’’
He turns to her , grabbing her by her hand “I
would slap you if I could right now. Shut up
Samantha, you don’t want to test me.” he snaps,
people turn. He gives them a fixed smile letting
go of her,
She is speechless and shocked at his outburst.
“And once we land, I need your resignation
She blinks


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