This episode got missing on the blog, so future purposes* it has to be updated again.
Vivian buttoned up her shirt and sprayed her deodorant. It had been a while she stood before the mirror to check out herself, except the Sunday morning. She wiped her face and smiled as she turned around and gripped her handbag.
She walked to the living room and wore her pair of shoes. “I’m off.” She told Victoria that was preparing the dining table.
“You should wait and eat something.” Victoria told her.
She shook her head. “I’m late already.”
Victoria approached her. “Who told you that? At least you’re just going there to apply for the vacant post, you aren’t starting up today.”
“It doesn’t matter, does it? I like handling someone’s work the exact way I’d love another person to handle mine. As a matter of fact, I’m off.” She replied.
“Alright, positive result babe.”
She smiled. “Thanks Vickie, you’ve been a dear.” She rushed out.
Nicholas opened his door and saw the tall fellow standing before his door. He smiled and pulled him inside. “Henry, what’s your problem and why are you carrying all this luggage around?”
Henry walked into the room and sat down on the chair. He looked at Nicholas and kept quiet for a moment. “I was thrown out of the house, I think you’re the only better person I can come to.”
Nicholas sat down on his bed and gazed at Henry. “Here?” He asked again.
“Sure, I have no other place to go.”
He smiled. At least, he would be a source of help to someone too. “You’re welcome here, just settle down and don’t…” He remembered something and just froze. Won’t he get to know the secret? What’s the meaning of this?
“Thanks Nicholas, I know you are going to do this for me.” Henry grinned as he started dropping his bags.
He wanted to speak but didn’t know what to say. He swooshed out a long breath and laid on the mattress. “Have you eaten?” Henry asked him.
He was just lost in thought. His problem had turned out to be double. “Yes… No.”
Henry laughed. “You’re not even sure. Anyways, I bought bread and I’ll be back very soon.”
He sat up. “Where are you off to?” He quickly asked.
“My place of work. By the way, who’s the owner of the car parked outside?”
“Just go, we have a lot of discuss when you return.” He waved at him.
Henry waved back and walked outside.
This is a real problem!
She was as nippy as she could, drawing out a chair and she thudded down on it with a smile. “Stella, I don’t know the main reason why you wish to get life outta me.” Doris spoke as she reached for the mug on the dining table.
“I know if I never told you I’d finish the food, you won’t come here earlier than this. But, haven’t you watched the movie before?” She questioned and bit from the bread she was holding.
Doris looked at her and smiled. The two were just having their breakfast- Bread and tea. Thank God Doris was free throughout that day, she just sat close to the television set to start watching a movie when her sister hollered.
She felt happy that the movie was being repeated that day and would be an oppurtunity for her to watch again. She had been neglecting her sister’s calls, buried in the movie. She kept imagining the last time she was together with her sister, throughout the day. It had been a whie, except Sundays that they went to church.
It was a relieve Stella’s boss could leave her. Why would he not leave her? He hated her too. He had never wished her well even if she was to lead a surgical operation. Perhaps, because all the other Doctors and Surgeons had started liking her.
She never cared too, it was if she cared she would be running after him. Thanks to Ramsey who had always helped her out whenever she needed to leave the hospital or didn’t feel like leading any surgical operation.
Doris on the other hand was also the favourite of everyone at work, quite agile and hardworking. She started eating her food as fast as she could, so she could return back to the living room for the movie.
She hardly took the second bite when her phone rang. She hurried and picked it up, smiling already. “Craig, good morning.”
She glanced at her sister and drop her bread. “Good morning.” She repeated. “Ooh.. the name is Forever Mine.” She replied and the call ended.
“He’s very busy.” She informed Stella.
Stella hissed faintly. “What’s my own business? Now, what’s Forever Mine?”
She grinned. “That’s Nicholas’ perfume. The kind of perfume The Unknown do use.
Stella nodded. “Alright, that’s nice.”
“So, he said he’s quite busy. I’m sure he’s already working on the issue of The Unknown.” She smiled.
“You guys should just take it easy. By the way, it’s been a while we visited Nicholas, shouldn’t we visit him today that we are free?”
“Alright, after breakfast.” Doris replied her.
He was going with his guards, but, it seemed he just heard a loud gunshot. He halted with his men, all glancing at one another. “That was a gunshot.” He told them, pointing to the direction where he heard it.
“Yes, your majesty.” The guards behind him chorused.
“Is it possible for someone to be hunting inside this small bush?” He enquired still wondering what was happening.
“I don’t think that one is possible, your majesty.” One of the guards spoke.
“I’ll wait here, two of you should go and find out what just happened.” He cleared his throat as he finished speaking, standing akimbo as two out of the four guards entered into the bush.
He smiled at himself, he wasn’t a nice fellow, was he? He didn’t know what had made him care about where the gunshot came from. Perhaps, if it was a hunter who just killed an animal, he would love to eat out of it.
His smiled widened into a grin as he just kept his eyes on the guards that were entering into the bush. He was dressed in his royal garment and cap, tall and handsome. He had never cared about anyone’s feeling, he was a no-nonsense Prince of Taraka Kingdom.
Waiting for a while and expecting the outcome of the guards search, he demanded for a seat to sit down. Was he nice to the extent of leaving that bush without getting the hunter who just shot?
He just left the place where he had gone to play games with some men in the kingdom. He had dealt with those that won him during the game too, because he was the Prince.
As he sat comfortably on one of the guards that he had told to kneel and position himself in a dog style. He saw the men bringing out a young woman. He rose quickly, watching out if there was no one coming. “She was shot, right?” He enquired.
“Yes, your majesty.” The guards said.
He sighed. “We just have to take care of her. Is she still alive?” He asked.
“Yes, my Prince.” One of them said.
“That’s nice, we should visit the Doctor and save her life.” He said and hurried on while his guards followed.
Nicholas had started working on Engineer Ashley. He had searched for him and finally found his image on the internet. It was a big relief because he didn’t wish to involve Nancy in everything that he had started. He knew if he asked her about him, she would suspect if he wanted to get him too.
He looked so sad as he worked, maybe because of Henry that just got to his place. He had been thinking on what he would do, wouldn’t it be difficult to keep the truth from Henry, knowing well he’s inquisitive?
At least, if that would solve the issue, he had better told him. Who knows if telling him would make the work easier? At least, two heads are better than one. He was just scared of Henry been shot or wounded, he wouldn’t want to loose any loved on because of the evil men.
He saved his image and kept on staring at it. “I should be able to visit Della Companies today, to check who this man really is.” He said as he stood up and shut down his system.
He smiled as he remembered Nancy. “Let me text my useless baby.” He muttered and got his mobile phone. At least, his love text message might still awaken her spirit to think Nicholas was really in love.
“Useless human being.” He hissed and laid on the bed.
It was on his mattress he remembered what he had been trying to remember for a day and rose up quickly. “That small boy used the kind of perfume I use.” He narrowed his eyes as he thought on it.
He just remembered he smelled the redolence, or, was he wrong? That was what he had been racking his brain on, wondering if he smelled it right or wrong. “I never asked for his name. Who knows If he’s connected to Vivian.” He muttered and hissed.
[i]Could he really connected to her? Who knows if Vivian has forgotten me? Who knows if she doesn’t use the perfume again?[/i] He sighed and sprawled on the bed.
He pulled out his necklace and stared at it for a while. He remembered her and the song they did sing together. It was one of his compositions that he liked so much, so, he decided to teach her.
He was already singing the song again, wiping his tears when a soft knock made his raise his head.
“According to Doris, The Unknown used the perfume named Forever Mine.” Craig told his boss.
“Forever Mine? Have you heard of that before?” He enquired.
“Not at all, Sir. I asked some officers too but they said that would be their first time of hearing the name.”
“I haven’t either. So, what do you want from me?”
“The approve, Sir. I need you to approve the order to the company.” He replied.
“Company? Where’s the perfume made?” He enquired from Craig as he hit his pen on table languidly.
“Not in this country, Sir.”
“Alright, you want to know the people on the order list, right?”
“Yes sir, the names of the people ordering for it.”
“Alright, bring the document and let me sign.” He replied him.
Craig smiled. “Thanks sir.”
“How’s Doris fairing?”
“I called her earlier, she’s fine now.” He replied and dashed out.
The Prince and his guards got to the native Doctor and dropped the lady they just found. Though, he was a very tough man, he still felt for the poor lady.
She was soaked with blood already and her cloth also soaked with water. Maybe she was just coming from the stream when she was shot. He had been wondering who would have shot the lady? Maybe the person missed his target or it was really deliberate.
The native Doctor started the treatment on the lady instantly while he sat down, watching him. She was shot by her arm and had lost so much blood. Prince couldn’t tell why he was so concerned, he wasn’t a type that had time for ladies, but what could be happening?
His guards had been wondering if all was fine too. Why would he just help the lady? It was sure that the help would be repaid with something else another time. At least he had helped her, they should get going back to the palace, but he was still there.
Maybe he felt that was a great oppurtunity for him to stay away from the palace. The King had been sick and he felt his own elder brother had been a problem to him. Everyone wasn’t surprised because even himself was a great problem to himself. He had always envied his brother and both always had a fight. Who knows if he was always unhappy because his elder bother was the heir apparent to the throne of the Kingdom.
He had always imagined himself being the King, ruling both slaves and freeborn* in the Kingdom. Who would even want him? He was a great trouble maker in the Kingdom who had always nothing but trouble. A great scoundrel!”
“I’ll be back, take good care of her.” The prince said and went ahead with two out of his guards, going to take palm wine.
Beatrice offered Vivian a seat. She packed her hair to a side and greeted her again. “You’re welcome to Bibie Computers.” She addressed her with a welcoming smile.
“Yes ma, thanks.”
“I was the one who told the manager to direct you here. That post have been occupied already.” She informed her.
Vivian squinted her face.
“I’m sorry about that. But, I wouldn’t know if you’d like to assist me.” She said to her, dropping her two hands on the table.
“What assistance?” She asked slowly.
“I mean being my P.A.” She smiled.
[i]That’s good too, pending the time I’ll get another job.[/i] She had thought and nodded. “Alright ma’am.”
“Does your ‘alright’ mean that you have accepted?” She enquired.
“Just come in.” Nicholas thought Henry had returned back from where he went to. He fixed his eyes on the door as it screeched open and he saw Stella with Doris, coming in.
He grinned as they entered. “First time in history.” He clapped his hands together.
“What are you saying now? We’ve been here before now.” Doris said.
“Even more than once, not even twice nor thrice.” Stella added.
Nicholas winked. “I was joking. Now,welcome to the palace of Sir Nicholas.” He grinned again.
Doris shook her head, looking around. “Do you have a babe that comes here regularly?” She asked him.
He hissed and sat down on the chair. “Where would I get a babe? I think you’ve forgotten Vivian, right?”
“By the way, who’s the owner of the car parked outside?” Doris questioned.
“Am I the only one living here? This is a rented apartment, don’t forget.”
“Ooh… I never knew. It looks like a car I have seen before.” Doris said.
“Huh?” Nicholas began to feel uncomfortable. She might have seen the car that day he tied her to the tree and ran inside it before Craig’s arrival.
“It belongs to a friend of mine. That’s even his bag.” He pointed to Henry’s bags.
“So you now harbour a lady inside the same room with yourself, right?” Stella spoke.
“I don’t know why you always sound so jealous.” Nicholas pulled out his tounge. “Do I look like Ramsey?”
Stella chuckled. “I don’t know what you’re talking about. But, is it that you’re jealous of Ramsey?”
“I said it, I said it! If there’s really nothing, why would I be jealous?” He laughed.
“I have never seen your type, you can’t even offer these two cute babes something to eat.”
He laughed as he clapped his hands together. “Who are the cute babes?” He teased them.
“I forgot that she came to take your eyes away, right?”
“You and this jealousy! Stella!”
“I said it, you and this scent. You should even be the one finding your team.” Doris said.
“Team? What is it now? I hope you aren’t talking about The Unknown, right?”
She chuckled. “Who else. So, who’s this friend of yours?”
“His name is Henry. You’ll meet him soon.”
“Alright. You have no movie one can see here?”
“I don’t have time for that, or else you want to watch some that I hsve on my pc.”
“Alright, bring it out quickly.” Doris told him.
He went to the wardrobe to get his laptop and gave it to Doris. Soon, Doris faced him. “Do you have any business with Chief Sam?”
His eyes jacked up. Has she found something already?
“I like your personality. So, you should come and start the work tomorrow.” Beatrice told Vivian.
Vivian smiled. “Alright ma.” She sprung to her feet and was ready to leave.
“You should let me see your credentials too, and we have to discuss more.” She told her.
“Really?” Vivian sat down and gave her credentials.
“Alright. Do you know you have to get here, latest 8pm tomorrow?”
“Alright ma’am. I’ll be here before then.”
“Let’s just start that way, soon, you’ll be coming to meet me at home. These are the works of Personal Assistant, going around with me to help me with anything needed, reminding me of my schedule and appointments.”
“Alright, no problem.”
“So, the next thing should be the salary.”
[i]The prince left the palm wine seller’s place earlier than his guards thought. The guards started wondering if more was not to the issue of the girl they saved. If the Prince would like to drink, he would drink till he got drunk and would never pay.
How come he just took two cups and walked out of the place? “My Prince, hope there’s no problem?” One of his guards asked him.
“None.” He replied. He knew his acts were different since he came accross the lady. Maybe he was only pitying her or because he had been shot before. He hurried back to the Doctor’s place and peeped in. “How’s she now?”
“Getting better.” The Doctor replied him.
He smiled. At least, he saved a life that day. He didn’t wish to leave the place then, he wanted to help her till she got well finally. He picked a seat again and waited till the Doctor would be through with the lady in question.[/i]
Vivian walked into the house. She hugged Anthony as he rushed up to her. “How was your night?” She enquired and sat down.
“It was nice. Where did you go to this early morning?”
“To my new place of work. Mummy is starting a new work tomorrow.” She smiled.
“Really? Have you eaten?” He asked her.
“I’m going to eat. Wait, it seems someone’s at the gate.”
Anthony rushed out to get the gate while Victoria walked to the living room. “How was it?” She asked.
“The post has been occupied. She asked if I would like to be her P.A.”
“I don’t like that, why that? Let’s get a better thing other than that.”
“I gave in. At least, for the mean time.” She replied.
“So when are you starting the work?”
“Tomorrow… 8pm.” She looked at her left, wondering who Anthony had gone to open the gate for.
“All is well. But never relent on getting another job. Wait, I will even get you a better one.” She smiled.
“Thanks… but who’s at the gate.” She stood up.
“That’s true, the gate made me come out.” Victoria stood too and both walked outside.
The gate was empty and there was no one inside. Anthony was nowhere to be found.