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When Love Speaks (episode 77)

Angel sat in her sitting room, watching a programme on t.v. The programme seemed very interesting to her, because all her attention was focused on the t.v. A knock suddenly
sounded on her door.

"Jewel" she called and immediately turned her direction to the door.

She stood up immediately and rushed  to open the door for Jewel, with smiles on her face. The smile on her face disappeared when she opened the door and saw Chairman Edward standing at the door. She stared silently at him. She didn't know who he was. Chairman Edward stared back at her. After a while of silence, Angel spoke.

"hello sir, how may I help you?"she asked.

"you are miss Angel Owen, right" Chairman Edward said.

"yes, I am" Angel responded.

"okay, miss Owen, I'm Chairman Edward, Jewel's grandpa" Chairman Edward said.

"wow! you don't mean it sir" Angel said, happily.
"I'm very sorry for not recognizing you immediately sir. Please come in sir." she said and gave way for him to enter.

"thank you" Chairman Edward responded and walked in.

"please have a seat, sir" Angel said, pointing at the sofa.

"thank you" Chairman Edward responded and sat down.

"welcome to my apartment sir. What can I offer you sir?" Angel asked.

Chairman Edward didn't respond. Instead, he observed every corner of the sitting room.

"I know exactly what to offer you. Please give me a minute" Angel said and rushed to her kitchen.

She brought out her phone from her pocket and dialed Jewel's number, when she got to her kitchen.

Jewel picked up after the second beep.

"my Angel" Jewel's voice sounded at the other end.

"my Jewel, you didn't tell me that you have already told your grandpa about me. He is already here in my house" Angel said.

"my grandpa is there with you" Jewel exclaimed.

"yes, chairman Edward is here" Angel responded.

"I'm on my way" Jewel said and ended the call abruptly.

Angel stared at her phone screen, confused. She didn't understand why Jewel ended the call abruptly. After staring at her phone screen for a while, She carried a glass of juice in a tray and walked back to the sitting room.

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Jewel rushed into his room to get his car key once he ended the call with Angel. He couldn't believe what he just heard. His grandpa is at Angel's house. That's a very big disaster. How did he know who Angel is? How did he know where she lives? So many questions were on his mind. He took his car key and rushed out of the building. He went straight to where his car was parked in the compound and entered it. He started the car and drove out of the compound immediately. All through the drive to Angel's apartment, he was unsettled. The kept thinking of what might be going on at Angel's apartment at the moment. What would his grandpa be doing to Angel. What could he be saying to her. He drove faster than normal to get there on time. After a long drive, he finally got to Angel's apartment. He parked his car outside the compound and alighted immediately. He entered the compound and rushed towards Angel's flat. He pushed the door open and stomped into the sitting room. He paused halfway when he saw his grandpa and Angel sitting on the sofas. They were having a conversation. Jewel's sudden appearance distracted them. They turned to face him. He stared silently at them, sweating profusely. He wasn't expecting to meet them that way. He was expecting to meet them in a heated argument.

"my Jewel, you are here" Angel said and stood up.

Chairman Edward stood up also.

"Jewel, I didn't expect to see you here, but since you are here, you can keep her company. I'm about to leave" Chairman Edward said.

"sir, you are leaving already" Angel said.

"yes, I have some other things to do" Chairman Edward responded.

"okay sir, thanks very much for visiting me. I truly appreciate it" Angel said.

"see you some other time" Chairman Edward said.

"okay sir" Angel responded.

Chairman Edward walked to meet Jewel who was just staring like a lost sheep and patted his shoulder.

"see you at home" Chairman Edward said.

Jewel didn't respond. He knew his grandpa was up to something, but he just didn't know what it was.

Chairman Edward turned and left the sitting room. Jewel went to hug Angel immediately. He freed her and stared into her eyes.

"what did my grandpa do to you?" Jewel asked, anxiously.

"nothing, he came to know who his grandson is dating. Your grandpa is such a nice man" Angel responded.

"oh! I see" Jewel said, not wanting to stress the issue.

"but why do you look unsettled when you came in? you were sweating profusely." Angel said.

"oh that. I wanted to be the one to introduce my grandpa to you, that was why I was rushing here, but it seemed you guys already introduced each other before I got here" Jewel responded.

"yes, we did. Your grandpa is such a nice man" Angel said.

"it seems so" Jewel responded.

"come and have your seat, let me get you something to drink" Angel said.

"okay" Jewel responded and went to sit on the sofa.

Angel walked to the kitchen to get Jewel something to drink, while Jewel fixed his gaze on the programme being displaced on t.v.

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Ella sat in her office, browsing through some files on her computer. The intercom on her desk rang and she picked it up immediately.

"hello sir" she said.

"come to my office now" Steven's voice sounded at the other end.

"okay sir" Ella responded.

She stood up and left her office immediately. She headed straight to Steven office and knocked on the door once she got there.

"come in" she heard from within.

She opened the door and entered to see Steven sitting behind his desk.

"sir, you sent for me" she said

Steven stretched a file to her and she collected it.

"go through that file and report back to me" Steven said.

"okay sir" Ella responded and turned to leave.

"Ella" Steven called.

Ella stopped and turned to face Steven.

"sir" she responded.

"I'm sorry for the way I spoke to you the other day. I was in a bad mood, that was why" Steven apologized.

"okay sir, I understand" Ella responded.

"you can bring me lunch whenever you like. Or better still, let me buy you lunch during lunch break. I want to make it up to you" Steven said.

"sir, you don't need to make it up to me. I'm not really angry. I knew you did what you did because you were in a bad mood" Ella responded.

"but still I shouldn't have transferred my anger to you." Steven said.

"it alright sir" Ella said.

"but you are still going for lunch with me during lunch break" Steven said.

"sir, I won't be going out for lunch. I brought my lunch from home" Ella responded.

"let's do dinner then. Dinner with me after work. No excuses" Steven said.

Ella thought for a while.

"okay sir" she responded.

"good. You can go and continue with your work" Steven said.

"okay sir." Ella responded.

She turned and left the office, while Steven busied himself with work.

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It's been over an hour since Jewel left Angel's apartment. Angel lay on her bed, staring at the ceiling. She was smiling broadly. She was happy that she had finally met Jewel's grandpa, and he seemed to be a nice man. Her phone suddenly started ringing beside her on the bed. She took it from the bed and saw that the call was from Jessica. She answered the call immediately.

"hello Jessica, how are you?" Angel asked.

"I'm fine and you?" Jessica asked.

"I'm fine too" Angel responded.

"Angel, what are you going to do about the issue on ground now?" Jessica asked.

"what issue?" Angel asked.

"I'm talking about the marriage that Jewel and Lucy's parents had arranged for them" Jessica responded.

"which Jewel, and which Lucy?" Angel asked, confused.

"your boyfriend, Jewel and my cousin, Lucy's marriage" Jessica responded.

"what marriage are you talking about?" Angel asked, confused.

"wait, has Jewel not told you about it?" Jessica asked.

"Jewel didn't say anything to me" Angel responded.

Jessica suddenly wished she didn't inform Angel about it, when she realized Jewel hasn't told her either. She didn't want to be the one to reveal that to her.

"Jessica tell me, what marriage are you talking about?" Angel asked, curiously.

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