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My late husband wrote his son as the heir to all his properties but everything should be under my control until he reached the age of twenty- one. I was the happiest woman in the world even though his younger brother had been coming arguing that I killed his brother because I wanted to inherit everything. He had been coming around the house disturbing until our family lawyer read the will in the presence of all family members. Busayo had been depressed and I wanted to be closer to her so as to encourage her that she can still find love again. I employed her as the Accountant-in- Chief of Ray and Sons Ltd. I’ve been seeing Mr. Kayode only on official matters now. Moreover, he was a married man and I wouldn’t want to put two hearts asunder. But surprisingly, I received a parcel from my gateman on reaching home one afternoon. After coming down from the car, I opened the parcel as I was walking inside our home. It was a letter and a flower. The cover had the title: “A Letter to My Boss’ Wife.” Dear Tonia, I’m sorry for writing you but read this letter with “hakuri” because like the Latins say, “non sum dingus”, I’m just not worthy. Deep inside the bottomless part of my innermost heart is a sweet madness which pushes me so hard to write you this letter. My one and only experience with you stole my heart away from me. First accept my sincerest condolences to you for the lost of your husband, my boss and faithful mentor. To tell you the truth, since I encountered you, I’ve longed for something more. You brought sunshine into my life’s pathway no matter the misery and melancholy that characterize our unsecured condition in the country. Since you took over the position of your late husband, you’ve been the loving object of my eyes. How stupid am I but I can’t spend a day without the thought of you. My days are filled with sadness without you. Where have you been? Where, oh where have you been leaving my heart so sour? I’m trying to reach your heart with my true words, whispering that I love you. I cannot live another day, no, not another day without you. Listen to me, take my heart and soul even though I’m a married man and you, a widow. I love you. Kisses From Kayode. What is this? “Listen to me, take my heart and soul even though I’m a married man and you, a widow.” This man must be unfaithful to his wife. Why would he be asking me of such a thing? I went to the kitchen and quickly burned the letter and the flower inclusive. I can’t take this rubbish. I decided to discuss with Busayo who stopped by my house on her way from the market the next day. “Bussy-baby, there’s something I’ve been meaning to share with you since yesterday.” “What’s that?” “You know Kayode in the office?” “Yes, the one whom we met when we went shopping for my sham marriage naah.” “Perfect, he wrote me a letter asking me to be his girl friend. He has the guts to say since he’s married and I’m a widow.” “What the hell! And what did you say to him in reply?” “I’ve not replied him yet. I want to cease his employment and make him jobless.” “No, don’t go that far; he’s one of the most diligent of all the workers in your company.” “Then I would give him the warning of his life.” “That will be fine for you’re his boss’ wife, his new boss.”

To Be Continued…

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