PREVIOUSLY ON LOVE IMPULSION
Old jamz played from my car’s radio and I sang along till I got home. I pulled into my home, took my bag and got out. I quickly fetched my mails and got inside. I took off my jacket and slumped on my couch. I checked the mails one after the other but none caught my interest except one. I opened it and you won’t believe who sent it…..
The Almighty Xavier Carl, CEO of Ahvier Media House. What the hell does he wants. So many reasons why he sent me a letter crossed my mind and most of them where negative. I decided to prolong my meeting with the devil in form of a letter and dropped it on my kitchen counter.
With a heavy mind, tired body and drenched spirit, I walked into my bedroom. I slowly pulled my jacket, unbuttoned my white shirt, took off my trousers and added it to the already pilled up dirty clothes in the corner of my bathroom. I stepped under the shower and let the extremely cold water wash my tiredness away. Soon, the warm water started flowing down my skin. For complete five minutes I stood under the shower while the whole event of today washed through me. With the enthusiasm I went out with today, I thought I was going to get that job. After some time I started scrubbing my skin to to see if I could wash away the frustration I was feeling. How the hell do I even start to explain how I mistakenly insulted my boss and then rejected a job of being his assistant just because I wanted to do what I’m passionate about which is broadcasting.
After a while I stepped out of the tub and dried my self with my towel before proceeding to blow dry my hair. After which I absentmindedly walked to my room with the aim of sleeping. I layed on the bed for a while before I discovered that my phone wasn’t in the bedroom. I walked into the sitting room to discover that I left everything I bought from the mall on the floor. I quickly took them to the kitchen. I took out two large chocolate bars and put them on a plate and kept the remains for a future purpose. I sat on my kitchen counter and starred at the my chocolate and my eyes went to the letter. With my eyes running between them, I thought of the one to attack first. I decided to go with the former.
I finished the first bar of chocolate before deciding to touch the letter. Don’t blame me babe, chocolate 🍫 is the love of my life. Anytime I feel angry or lonely, my chocolate is always there to lighten up my mood and right now it has given me the courage to open the letter.
With the negativity tossed behind, I opened the letter and it read thus:
Miss Moore, you’re to resume at Ahvier as the personal assistant to the CEO of Ahvier Media House with effect from tomorrow. Failure to do this will attract consequences. Remember, the boss gets what he wants…
For more information call…..
What nonsense is this. What the boss wants he gets my foot! How can he think that I can be forced to do what he pleases. I laughed hard. I hate his guts. He even has the nerve to threaten me. I was annoyed. I picked up my phone and called the number written below while anxiously waiting for whoever to pick the call.
Unknown: Good day, this is office of the CEO, how can I be of help to you?
Her high pitched voice irritated me more. Am sure it was the angry bitch I saw at the organization earlier on. I wanted to tell her that she can never be of help to me but I refrained myself since it would do me no good.
Me: This is Miss Moore speaking can I speak to your boss??
Unknown: Uh…Hold on for a minute…
I’m pretty sure that she remembers my name and if I’m being right about how bitchy she is, she won’t even transfer the call to the scumbag. After a while I heard his deep masculine voice.
Mr Carl: I can see you couldn’t wait to see me tomorrow Moore…
Me: You must be joking. I thought I made myself clear earlier on when I told you I can’t work for you as an assistant. It’s not what I want to do. Get it into your thick skull.
I heard him laugh at the background.
Mr Carl: Well well well.. You’re feisty! Anyway you don’t have a choice and I’m sure you wouldn’t want to meet with the consequences of defying me.
Me: Ahhhh!! you annoy me so much. Now listen, you have no right to threaten me. You don’t own me!!
I screamed at the phone and I’m wishing it bore a hole in his ears. Gad darmit!!! I’ve never been this angry all my life. I can’t believe I would see a day that someone would want to control my life. Aaaah!!. I thought my mum interfered in my life too much but no- this, this is too much for me to handle…
Mr Carl: We’ll see about that…
And the line went dead. What an asshole. I’m definitely going to make him know that he met with the wrong person. I dropped my phone and angrily finished the second bar chocolate. Even after finishing it, I was still pissed. I looked outside through my window and discovered that the sun was already setting. This only means that I spent hours staring straight at my kitchen wall while thinking of possible ways to kill that scumbag. I discarded the paper and went into my bedroom. I threw on my track pants, a tank top and my can. I needed to let out all my anger before it gets too late.
I took my headphone, connected it to my phone and ran out of my house into the street. Thank God I lived in a quiet environment if not I would have seen people looking at me or something.
As I ran, the activities of the day started replaying in my head. What a fucked up day. Slowly I started feeling the rush. I increased my pace as air whipped my hair on my face. After a while, I decided to head back home.
Immediately I got home I took off my clothes, brushed my teeth to avoid stain, had a quick shower and dressed up for the night. I walked into my kitchen with the aim of cooking something but decided against it as I was too tired to cook. I decided to order something to eat but before I could complete ordering, my door bell rang. My eyes darted to the wall clock and discovered it was 7:00pm. I wasn’t expecting anybody though. I dropped my phone on the couch and stood up to get it.
When I opened the door, I met with an angry looking Kara. Ooops I knew I was in serious mess. She marched past me into my apartment.
“Can you tell me why you decided to make me angry by paying” She asked. I knew this was going to happen but I kinda expected it to happen over the phone. I sat down first before thinking of a tangible answer that wouldn’t increase her anger.
“Eemm… I just felt like” I shrugged. Quietly waiting for it…
“You felt like it. Wow a round of applause for you. I honestly don’t know why I shouldn’t shove your money down your ass right now” She said. I widened my eyes when I saw her drop my money on my table. She’s really something. I pouted. . .
” Because I had a rough day ” I said with the hope of her buying it and it kinda worked.
“I thought we were over that Zee” She asked and furrowed her eyebrows.
“I was until he sent me a letter” I paused to check out her reaction to find her eyes wide open.
“A letter? What’s it about” I shrugged and told her to go search for the letter in the kitchen. After a while she came back with the letter in her hands having obviously read it
“Now this is something dear girlfriend. So what are you going to do”
“I’m going to go look for job somewhere else. That’s what I’m going to do” I watched her shoulder slopped.
“Girl, why don’t you just take it. It’s a nice job after all”
” No I won’t. Wait! What are you telling me? Are you not the one who quit your office job to work in Spago all because you wanted to have enough experience around the kitchen to be to pursue your dreams of having your own kitchen?? I’m sure you’re. It’s about my passion ok?? And moreover I hate the guts of this guy and I’m bent on defying him” She sighed.
“So, what about the said consequences. This guy seem capable of anything.” She tried to reason with me.
“He can go to hell for all….
I was interrupted by the weekend’s song coming from my phone. I know I won’t accept it easily but I was scared. I was scared it could be that pysco again. Who knows the threat he wants to unleash on me this time. These rich and spoilt kids feels they can do anything they want in the world and that is why I must show that scumbag that he doesn’t own me and that I’m a person not a thing. With the said courage, I rose to pick up my phone but before I could get there it stopped which showed the end of call. When I picked up my phone, I checked who called and discovered it was my mum. I let out a breath I didn’t even know I was holding and returned to the scrutinizing gaze of Kara.
“What??? ” I asked..
“I know you Z and stress is not your thing. Instead of going through the stress of defying him as you said, why don’t you just work for him. I’m sure the pay would be smooth. “
“Working with him is more stress girlfriend. I won’t. I’m done” It’s as if she is bent on making me work there. What happened to the lady who wanted to chase her dreams? God, I can’t believe this!
My phone started ringing again. My mum. How do I tell her that I didn’t get the job because of my passion or the job I got is not what I want. It already sounds ridiculous.
“Ain’t you gonna take that call? ” K asked. I stared at her and shrugged.
“It’s my mum”
“I don’t know how to tell her about this mess. She won’t understand”
I don’t think I would pick her calls for now. I would find myself another job and then I’ll call her. I don’t want her to rant about how working in Ahvier is magnificent.
“I won’t pick her calls for now. I would get another job and then explain everything to her later” I told K. She nodded. I waited for the call to end and then turned off the phone. Sorry mum.
“Uhh…babe I really don’t have the strength to cook so should I order Chinese”
” I won’t be staying so order what you want”
“I thought that’s why you came” I made my face and pouted so she would change her mind…
“I came to beat the hell out of you for defying my order and check how you are fairing. Don’t give me that face… I’m working in the morning tomorrow so I have to go home” I sighed since there was practically nothing I could do.
“Why don’t you eat with me and then I’ll take you home what do you think?? “
“Okay” She said
“Yeah…” I screamed for joy while she laughed at my childish behavior.
“So what should I order” I asked
“Pepperoni pizza” She beckoned
“Huh?? Chinese is better”
“No, pepperoni pizza is spicier”
“No, Chinese is healthier”
We kept bantering for a while on what to order and I finally lost to K.
After few minutes our pizza arrived and we ate admist little talks. After eating, she offered to clear the kitchen while I get dressed since it was getting late anyway.
Soon, I was driving back home from K’s apartment. When I got home I brushed my teeth and lay down on my bed for a while. I quickly check through the social media but didn’t see anything meaningful. I switched off my phone and light and allowed the darkness to overcome me…..
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