As soon as Stella walked into the company,
the gate was shut by the gatekeeper who
had been smiling at her exclusively. She
waved her hand at the man and walked in
slowly. She was also nervous, but she
believed at least Nick could do it, she could
do it too!
“Good day.” She greeted the secretaries on
“Hey, Madam. Welcome to our company.”
One of them greeted her.
“Thanks. I am here to see Mr James. Is he
around?” She enquired, trying to figure out
the faces on seat.
“Mr James?” One of them just questioned
“Sure.” She nodded.
“Let me put a call across to him, Madam.
You may have your seat.” She was
“Thanks.” She sat down, praying within
herself that all would be fine. All would just
be well with her.
** ** **
“Craig, good morning.” Doris stretched forth
her hand for a handshake as she saw Craig.
Craig shook her. “How are you doing?”
“Definitely good, Craig.” She took her seat.
“So, any news?” Doris asked.
Craig shook his head. “None, ma’am. Did
you go back to check on Nicholas
There was a brief silence. “Not at all. I was
just busy with Stella and her fiancé.” She
Craig sighed. “I just want our focus to be on
this guy called Nicholas. We already have
our evidences, what we have left to do is
just to confirm.”
“That is quite true. But it is still very hard to
belief, to me.” She distorted her mouth,
staring at Craig.
“The truth would be exposed someday!”
** ** **
“He said you can come in, Madam.” The
nurse said to Stella as she dropped the
“Oh, thanks. But how do I get to his office?”
They began to tell her how she’d make her
way to Mr. James office. Soon, she got to
the office and knocked nimbly.
“Come in.” The voice replied her.
She opened the door and walked in slowly.
“Good morning, Sir.” She bowed.
“Pretty lady. You can come in.” He said.
Stella smiled and walked into the office
slowly. “Yes Sir.” She just said when she
was short of words.
“Have your seat, Lady. How are you?” He
“I am great, Sir.” She replied as she took
her seat before him. How do I go about this
today? This is a very risky game. How has
Nicholas been doing it? She just thought in
her heart as she flashed her set of teeth to
Mr. James. She didn’t meet any guard
outside, her first problem was gone.
“So nice having you here. What can I do for
you, actually?” He enquired.
“I came for some contract deals, Sir.” She
Mr. James rested his back and swiveled his
chair a bit. “That’s cool. Sorry, I am James,
what’s your own name?”
“Eunice, Sir.” She replied almost
James nodded. “Eunice! What a beautiful
name! Where’s your own company, Eunice?”
“Maryland Companies. I work as the
assistant General Manager and was sent by
our boss, Sir.”
“Wow! I know that place. That’s a good
place you are working, Eunice. A good post,
by the way!”
“Thank you, Sir. We actually want to give
out a contract of the construction of a
mighty mall. So, I have been going up and
down to great companies and I must not
forget this place too.”
“I feel impressed. Do you care for a drink?
She interrupted. “No, Sir. I’m certainly fine.”
She turned her head and looked round the
office again. How will I do this? She
“Alright, if you say so. That’s a great
project, Eunice. I pray we win this contract.”
“We would have sent mails across to the
various companies, but my boss actually
told me to come over and do the talking
with each company, one-on-one. I’m glad
you’ll love it.”
“No problem. That means the next meeting
would be held in your company, probably
your own office.” He grinned.
She stood up. “We’ll be expecting you, or
any representative tomorrow, Sir.”
“Put your mind at rest. I’ll come myself.”
“I’m off, Sir.”
“Let me just see you off to the gate.
Beautiful ladies like you must be cared for.
If my boys were to be around, I would have
told them to carry your bag and everything
so it would be easier.” He grinned.
Stella chuckled. She just dropped her mobile
phone on his table as he saw that he wasn’t
looking at her and they both walked out.
** ** **
Margaret walked out of the Kingdom in
tears. She had never heard that anyone left
and was able to return back after
banishment. She had almost cried her eyes
out, wondering where she would now go to.
She had tasted wealth and royalty, would
the King just discard her like that?
He had even discarded her already! She had
no hope as she was going, dragging her feet
on the floor and looked tired. She had finally
gotten to a neighboring Kingdom after the
long walk. She had been thinking in her own
heart too that it would be no other one’s
doing except Harry!
He’s been her enemy of progress. She
would doubt it again and just shake her
head because she never wronged him. No
reasonable person would just wake up and
think he would treat someone who didn’t
offend him with anger.
She just continued on her long walk till she
a car stopped beside her and two faces
hurtled a gaze at her. “Queen.” They called
She quickly turned her heard but those
faces didn’t look familiar. They were Larry
** ** **
As Stella got downstairs with Mr. James,
she just shut her eyes and placed her right
hand on her head as if she wanted to
remember something. Mr. James was
looking at her as she acted. “What has gone
“I left my phone on your table. I hope the
door is not locked?” She enquired.
“No reason to do that when I’m not going
She smiled. “I’ll be right back, Sir.” She
hurried on to the office to start her work. As
she entered the office, she locked up the
door instantly and brought out her materials.
She firstly inserted the media card she
brought into his mobile phone and entered
the code as she was told. When she was
done, she made her way to various hidden
places and placed the bugs.
As she was done, she picked up her phone
and hurried out again to meet Mr. James.
“What took you so long.”
“Ugh..?” She was shocked. She didn’t even
know what to say as she was already
sweating. “Don’t mind me.” She grinned,
looking innocent. “The phone has been in my
bag, I thought I left it on your table, was
now looking for it there, up and down.” She
“Ooh..” He chuckled. “May I get your mobile
number? This shouldn’t be the end of my
meeting with a beautiful lady.”
“That can be done tomorrow, Sir. I still have
few places to visit.”
“Ooh.. My phone is even in my office.” He
smiled and waved at her. “We’ll see, then.”
She hurried out, thanking her lucky star!
** ** **