Thursday, 14 December 2017

FALSE PRETENSES Episode 16

Ise’s mind had been occupied with thoughts of Kite all through his ride to the airport. The girl was entwining herself into his system really fast which wasn’t good but he found himself not caring. He really did like her, she was interesting and today he’d seen a side of her he would never have believed existed. She’d been so unlike the trouble making girl he’d met last week.
She’d been subdued all through lunch, was it because of her mother’’s condition? Or maybe even the boyfriend thing, she’d seemed really hurt by it. He’d seen the way she’d looked at the guy she’d called her boyfriend, there were still feelings there, he was sure. She would be a fool if she went back to a guy who left her for months without an explanation and he trusted she was wiser than that. He’d promised himself that when he got back from this trip he would begin the wooing process.
He smiled as he relaxed into the plush leather seats in the jet, contemplating going through the folder Kenny had given him. He’d been struggling for the past few minutes to read through but hadn’t been successful.
Instead, thoughts of Kite had occupied it. He gave up and decided to call Princess. He’d left Sal with instructions but he wanted to make sure Princess got it all, she usually did anyway but he would confirm.
“Hello Sir.” Princess’s voice came on.
“Hi Princess, I….er…left some messages with Sal, did you get them?”
“Yeah.” She replied “I got it and I’m on it. Your appointments have been cancelled and I’m attending the meeting with System Soft tomorrow along with Nick from Project Management. Also, CyberTech asked to meet with you urgently, I’ll set up something as soon as you return.”
“Okay, and have you delivered my message to HR about the lady coming in tomorrow for the job appointment?”
“Yes Sir, HR is aware.”
“Okay, Julia is to interview her and figure out a position for her to fill, she’s had some experience,so she could probably work as an assistant to one of the managers in finance or technical. I’m aware Adeniyi is in need of an assistant?”
“I’m aware of it too Sir. I’ll pass on the suggestion.”
“Okay, that’s all.”
“Okay sir…ummm….Sir?”
“Yes?”
“I’m really sorry about what happened this afternoon, I promise it won’t occur again.”
“Sure,” he replied.
“Have a good trip, Sir” She told him
“Thankyou.” He replied as he cut the call, now he also had to call his mother, that wouldn’t be fun, she didn’t like when he travelled on business, the woman always missed him.
“Hello Iseolu.” Her voice came up.
“Hi mom. Hows your day going?” he drawled.
“Very fine, I’m having lunch with Bisola, Chief Badmus’s wife, you remember her?”
“Yes I do.” He replied, how couldn’t he when just last month she’d tried setting him up with one of the woman’s daughters.
“Okay, will you be back early today? Bimpe is here with
her….”
Ise rolled his eyes knowingly as he cut in “That’s actually why I’m calling, I’m on my way to Tel Aviv, mom. Something came up that needs my urgent attention, so I have to leave immediately.”
“Ahhh, Ise, you know I don’t like these your impromptu travels. Cant it wait till tomorrow?”
“No mom, it cant, I’m already in the aircraft, just waiting for Kenny to show up and then we’ll take off.” He told her.
“Okay o,” He heard her sigh “When will you be back?”
“I’m not sure yet mom, but I hope soon.” He told her, he would try to finish up everything quickly, he couldn’t wait to see Kite’s face again, those entrancing eyes of hers.
“Okay then, have a safe trip.”
“Thanks mom, good bye.” He told her hanging up. She’d not been so bad today, he thought to himself. Some days she could spend up to 30 minutes trying to convince him to stay for the night at least.
Katie, the British flight attendant walked up to him “Is there anything I can offer you, sir?”
She was pretty and he was sure Kenny would hit on her the second he got into the aircraft, the guy had a serious problem.
“Ummm…Yeah, a glass of Orange juice, please.” He replied her.
His mind was drawn back to Kite again. He would have called her if he had her number to find out if she was okay, if she was home by now and remind her about her meeting with H.R tomorrow. It was all an excuse just to hear her voice again he knew but didn’t care. He was missing her troublesome but interesting company now, so soon, it was just a little past an hour since he’d seen her, why was he feeling like this? Like an addict or something.
He shook himself, deciding he needed to get back to business.
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Princess dropped the call on her boss, wondering who this lady was that was getting a job appointment directly from Ise without going through the proper channels. She hoped it wasn’t that tout that had come looking for a fight that afternoon. Who acted like that? Where had Ise met such a street queen? Wow, she’d been shocked that her boss had actually invited such a classless thing into his office and even gone out to dinner with her, the way he’d smiled as he’d been leaving, Princess had wanted to pour hot water on the girl’s head.
Ise Williams was really surprising, fawning over a razz girl like that when herself, Princess was here, classy, intelligent and everything a sane man would be begging for. She’d worked for him for four years now, ever since he’d taken over all the affairs of the corporation and she’d been the best damn P.A he could ever have. Her social life was almost non-existent because she put her all into working for him, hoping he would notice her but all to no avail. She wore the hottest designer outfits, used the most expensive perfumes and cosmetics, all to no avail.
When she’d begun working for him, he’d been with Izy but when they’d broken off their engagement, she’d thought she had a chance. Ise had been single for almost two years now and all through he’d never hinted at being interested in her which made her feel bad but now she was really pissed. He’d overlooked her, a beautiful, classy chick and gone for a tout? Appalling!
She remembered the look the two had given each other when he’d come into her office, the undercurrent had not gone unnoticed. Even Ise’s ex Izy had felt it and then he’d cancelled all his appointments to have lunch? In all her four years of working for him, he’d never cancelled his appointments for lunch, he usually waited till he had a free window before going out to eat.
Who was this chick? She wondered. If she was the one coming in for a job tomorrow then Princess would have to keep tabs on her. What did a classless girl like that have over her? She really needed to know.
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Tbc

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