Angel walked into a restuarant to have lunch. That was her first time of going out since she returned from Canada. She noticed the number of
heads that turned when she walked in but didn't mind. She went to the far left and sat down. A waiter approached her and she order for food. Her food was served and she started eating. Few minutes after eating silently, she felt a hand on her shoulder. She looked up from her table to see a guy standing beside her.
"David!" she screamed, happily and immediately hugged the guy.
"when did you return to the country?"
"not quite long" David responded.
"why did you return all of a sudden?" Angel asked.
"I have unfinished business here" David responded.
"I see. please sit down" Angel said.
"thanks" David responded and sat down opposite Angel.
David was actually Angel's coursemate and closest friend at the university of Montreal, where she did her masters. He was very nice to her and that was what drew her closer to him. He was from a rich home. His father was a well known politician in the country.
"so what is this unfinished business that brought you back to the country?" Angel asked.
"I will tell you, but not now. Maybe when next we meet." David said.
"okay, if you say so. I'm very happy to see you" Angel said.
"I'm very happy to see you too" David responded.
Angel's phone suddenly started ringing. She brought out the phone from her bag and saw that it was an unknown number. she picked the call.
"hello..........yes this is Angel............yes, yes.............thank you very much. I will be there" she said and ended the call.
She turned to face David.
"I think I have to leave now. I just got a call from the company I applied for a job. I was told to come for an interview tomorrow, so I need to go and prepare." Angel said.
"it's okay. you can go ahead. I wish you goodluck" David said.
"thank you very much. see you some other time" Angel responded.
She carried her handbag, stood up and left the restuarant.
Jewel and Steven walked into a bar. They went to the counter and sat down on the stool beside it. The barman served them wine and they drank.
"congratulations once more on your new position." Steven said.
"Steven" Jewel called.
"yes" Steven responded.
"I know that the main reason why my father employed you to work directly under me, is for you to keep an eye on me. He wants you to report my every move to him. I want to tell you right now that you don't have to do that. We are grown ups now and we shouldn't be always guided by my parents or grandparents. We are big enough to make our own decisions. How we you feel if your movement is restricted because someone is reporting your every moves to your grandpa. I like you already and I don't want us to have any misunderstanding. Instead of acting as my grandpa's spy, why not become my friend. I'm sure we can achieve a lot if we work together." Jewel said.
Steven thought for a while. It seemed like what Jewel said sank in.
"It's true that your grandpa actually employed me to keep an eye on you. He wants me to report your every move to him. He wants to know the places you visit, the people you meet, and every other things you do. For this few days I have spent with you, I have come to realize that you are a nice guy. you treat me very well. I don't think you actually need to be monitored. So, I'm telling you this moment, and right now that, I pledge allegiance to you. I will never betray you. If at all I would report your movement to your grandpa, it would be what will favour you. I will never report anything that's doesn't favour you to him. That I promise" Steven said.
"I believe you, and thanks very much" Jewel said.
"so we are friends now right?"
"sure" Steven responded.
"friends" Jewel said and stretched his hand for a handshake.
"friends" Steven responded and shook hands with him.
"let me use the restroom" Jewel said and stood up.
"okay" Steven responded.
Jewel walked to restroom. He opened the door and entered. He observed his environment to see if there was anyone there. When he was sure that there was no one around, he brought out his phone and dialed a number which he saved as prof. Humphrey. He placed the phone on his ear and waited for response.
"hello, Jewel my son" his mum's voice sounded at the other end.
"hello mum. how are you?" Jewel asked.
"I'm fine and you"
"I'm fine too. How is dad?" Jewel asked.
"he is fine" his mum responded.
"mum, I have good news" Jewel said.
"what is it?" his mum asked.
"grandpa just made me the vice president of the company and also got me a new car" Jewel said, happily.
"wow! that's great. I'm happy for you, my son. you have to continue obeying your grandpa so that he will keep believing in you. Don't do anything that will make him suspicious of you." his mum said.
"yes mum. I'm trying my best" Jewel responded.
"that's good" his mum said.
"mum, do you know that grandpa is smarter than I thought" Jewel said.
"why do you say that?" his mum asked.
"he actually employed someone to monitor me" Jewel said.
"that means you have to be careful" his mum said.
"you don't need to worry yourself. everything has be resolved already." Jewel responded.
"okay, if you say so" his mum said.
"I have to go now before someone walks in here" Jewel said.
"okay dear, take care of yourself" his mum said.
"you too mum" Jewel responded and ended the call.
Jewel had always been in touch with his parent. He never lost contact with them, even though his phone was collected from him before he traveled to U.S. He had his parent numbers offhand. So all he did when he got to the U.S was to call them with his new phone, and they had been in touch ever since. He actually saved his mum's number as prof. Humphrey in order not to arouse any suspicion. He wouldn't want his grandpa to see his mum's number on his phone.
When Jewel was done, he walked back to meet Steven at the bar.
Jessica was seen in her kitchen preparing dinner. She was living in a flat which she rented for herself a year after graduating from school. While she was still searching for job 3years ago, she started a small business with the little money she saved up. After searching for job for a whole year without any success, she decided to focus alone on her business. Her small business grew over the years into a supermarket. She now earns more than she would have earned, working for any company. She also had people working for her and she pays them monthly salaries. Her status had gone from unemployed to employer of labour. Even if she gets a job offer from the best company in the country, she won't accept because she was already doing well for herself.
Henry suddenly entered the kitchen. He walked to meet Jessica and hugged her from behind.
"my love, you are back" Jessica said, smiling.
"yes love, I'm back for my baby" Henry responded.
She turned to face Henry and wrapped her hands around his neck.
"how was the interview?" Jessica asked.
"what else, if not same statement we get in all interview. we will get back to you." Henry said.
"don't worry love, you will still get a job" Jessica said.
"I think this will be the last time I will hunt for a job. I think I have to start a business just like you did. I have saved up to #250,000 already. It should be enough to start a small business. I can't just sit down and wait for one useless job that is not coming" Henry said.
"my love, whatever decision you make, just know that I'm right here to support you." Jessica said.
"thank you very much for being so supportive. I don't know what I would have done without you" Jewel said.
"you are my world. I can do anything for you" Jessica responded.
"thanks" Henry said.
"now go and wait in the sitting room, let me prepare dinner." Jessica said.
"okay love" Henry said and planted a kiss on Jessica's lips.
He turned and left the kitchen while Jessica continued preparing dinner.
Jessica and Henry actually started dating immediately they graduated from university. He couldn't help but fall in love with her, after the love and affection she showed to him when they were still in school. He later realized that what he felt for Angel wasn't love, he was just lusting after her. Ever since Jessica and Henry had been dating, Jessica had been the one taking care of him, as Henry couldn't get a job. All his effort to secure a job proved abortive. He had to move in to live with Jessica in her house when his landlord evicted him because he couldn't pay his rent. They had been living peacefully ever since.
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