Hours Later, the man finally left and Amanda prepared the meal.
She felt like getting some sleep. She still had time left before going to bring Odeya back from school. So after having her bathe, she laid down to take a nap.
Around 12pm when Desmond returned from the meeting, he collapsed on his chair.
Every person in the company loves Henry. They were against Desmond firing him without any good reason cos he never said the real reason.
He had been in thoughts for hours and around 4pm, he picked his phone and called Henry.
Henry was in his room, consoling his bad luck with bottles of beers when his phone rang and he could hardly believe it was Desmond calling. He quickly picked it up with shaking hands.
“Hello Desmond,” he poke first.
“Let’s meet at CorBar at 7pm today,” Desmond said.
“Really? Did did you have a change of mind?” Henry asked but the call dropped.
He covered his face with his hands.. “God.. Why me!” he lamented.
Amanda carried Odeya down from the car and they headed inside.
They got in and Amanda carried her upstairs to change.
“I want a touch of blue on my casual,” Odeya said.
“Why?” Amanda asked.
“Nothing really,” odeya said.
“Sure?” Amanda asked.
“Yes” Odeya smiled.
Amanda found a blue shirt and white bom short and wore it on her.
“Good, I love it,” Deya said.
“Really, but I’m curious,” Amanda said.
“Nanny, can we take a walk today?” Odeya asked.
“Take a walk? I’m sure you have home works. Let’s do that first,” Amanda said.
“Okay,” Deya said.
Amanda smiled. “You look really excited. Can’t you tell me a little?” she asked.
“Nope, it’s my little secret,” Deya said and rubbed her stomach. “I’m hungry.”
“Let’s go to the kitchen,” Amanda said and carried her.
“Don’t carry me, I’m not a baby,” Deya said.
“You are a baby,” Amanda said.
6 o’clock saw Odeya and Amanda walking down the streets. Amanda held Odeya closely as they walked slowly together.
“Wow, outside in the evening is really a sight to see, I love it,” Deya said.
Amanda smiled. “Yeah it is. Let’s get ice cream.”
They bought Vanilla ice creams and enjoyed it while they strolled the street. Then they got a gathering where a group of three boys and two girls were dancing.
“Do you want to watch them?” Amanda asked her.
“Of course,” Deya said.
They joined the few crowd and watched the teenagers dancing. They soon got overtaking by their beautiful show and began clapping with the rest.
Time passed and they didn’t notice.
The exciting thing was that, they were about six different groups. After the three boys and two girls performed, Four boys and a girl did.. It was pure fun for both Amanda and Odeya.
But then it stroke Amanda and she gasped when she checked the time, it was 7:20pm.
“Deya, let’s leave.” Amanda said. She grabbed Odeya’s hand and they left the place.
“We should have stayed a little bit longer,” Deya said.
“No we can’t, let’s go.. It’s not safe staying outside by this time and you might get a mosquito bite” Amanda said.
“There’s no mosquitoes there,” Deya said.
Amanda carried her.
“Argh! I hate being carried,” Deya said.
“We have to hurry,” Amanda said and fastened her pace.
Odeya and Amanda were having their dinner when Desmond returned.
Amanda’s heart skipped on seeing him.
He walked right to them and kissed Deya on the cheek.
“Welcome daddy,” Deya said.
With Amanda’s face down she said, “Welcome sir.”
Desmond turned to her. “Thanks Amanda.”
‘There is something with the way he said it’ Amanda thought. ‘It felt special in someway like ‘Thanks Amanda’
She had no idea when a smile appeared on her lips, which only Deya saw.
Desmond wanted to talk to Amanda but he knew it has to be private without Deya.
“Deya go to bed after your dinner okay?” he said.
“Alright dad,” Deya said.
Desmond turned and headed upstairs.
“Do I really need to go to bed immediately after eating?” Deya said before shrugging and going on with her meal.
But then she looked at Amanda who was picking on her own meal.
“You still like my daddy?” she asked Amanda.
Amanda was taken aback by that.
“Huh? Of course I don’t,” Amanda lied.
“That’s good,” Deya said with a smile.
Amanda sighed, grabbed her glass of water and gulped down.
Desmond returned from the bathroom and put on his night wear. Laying down with his hands behind his head and his face up towards the ceiling.
He recalled all the conversation with Henry at CorBar.
Henry had explained things in the way that made him wanna have a change of mind and just forgive Gold. Also, he told Henry to return the sack letter tomorrow and resume work immediately.
‘I can’t blame him. I can’t let that come in between our friendship besides he had no idea about it’ he had concluded.
But forgiving Gold is still the difficult one that he’s trying to accept.
Well he have no idea why he want to talk with Amanda about it Amanda!
He felt he should so he picked his phone and after staring at it for awhile, he scrolled to his message box and texted her.
💬Let’s have just one beer tonight 💬 he sent.
Amanda was telling Deya a folktale when her phone beeped of a message alert.
She opened it and felt butterflies when she read it.
She had no idea the smile on her face until Deya asked. “Why are you smiling like that?”
She quickly closed the message and chuckled. “It’s nothing. It’s my little secret.”
They both laughed.
Vanessa turned to Steve.
“What do you mean by that?”
“I mean what are you going to Nigeria to do?” Steve asked.
“For f**c sake, it should be none of your business. Damn! I ain’t telling you a damn thing,” she said before laying on the bed and covering herself with the duvet with her face at the other side.
“Vanessa I am your husband. You should tell me every fucking thing you do,” Steve said.
“Get the hell out of my room Steve, I got a long flight tomorrow so I need to sleep,” Vanessa said.
“I know what this is all about. You are going to see your daughter cos I don’t wanna believe it’s your ex that you wanna go see!” Steve said.
“Oh my God! What’s wrong with you Steve. You are disturbing me!” Vanessa said.
“Nessa, You are going nowhere,” Steve said.
Vanessa rolled her eyes.
“You know there’s nothing you can do Steve,” she said and sat up from the bed. “Come over here baby.”
Steve walked climbed on the bed
Vanessa placed her hands on his chest and cheek. “You don’t need to worry about me cheating on you.. You know how many times I’ve caught you huh? You should know I’m going to get my daughter. Now will you leave this room before I get infuriated?” she said and kissed him. “Go.”
Steve inhaled, came down from the bed and walked out.
“Damn, he’s such an annoying jerk,” she said.
Amanda and Desmond sat opposite each other at the breakfast bar with only one can of beer in front of each person.
Amanda held hers with two hands just like Desmond did.
The silence was killing and so Desmond decided to do say something.
“Aren’t you going to drink or you are scared oglf getting drunk?” he asked jokingly.
Amanda finding that funny, couldn’t control her laughter and let it out which lasted for three seconds then she cleared her throat. “But I..I should be the one telling you that sir.” she said.
Desmond chuckled. “Really? You are not a light head?” he asked.
“Not really. I Can take up to five of it,” Amanda said.
Desmond chuckled and took a little gulp then Amanda did.
Desmond stared at her for awhile before saying, “This is what I want to tell you Amanda,”
Amanda felt her heart beat at the sound of her name from his lips. The way he calls it.
“W-what is it sir?” she asked.
“I want to forgive Gold but I can’t just accept to. I need your help,” he said.
Amanda raised her brows. “Sir what?”
“Is there any way you can help me change my mind?” he asked.
“I..I don’t understand sir”
Desmond gulped down the rest of his beer, stood up and walked to her.
He placed his right hand on the table and the left at the back of the chair she sat.
Amanda drew back with both fear and imaginations. Her heart was beating loudly that she feared Desmond might hear it.
‘What is he doing. Why’s he this close?”
He bent down and Amanda blinked twice.
He leaned more closer to her and Amanda hiccupped.
“I want to forgive her but I can’t just accept it. What do I do?” he said.
‘Is that why he’s this close? Just to ask me that?’ Amanda sighed and she had no idea when she pushed him away. She gasped after doing that.
“I’m I’m really sorry sir,” she apologized.
Desmond was surprised with himself. Like why did he leave his seat to lean so close to her just to ask her that? What really got over him?
Have he been charmed again?
Of course if he should suspect any other person but not Amanda. She look just pure..
Did he just say ‘she’s pure’
Amanda was still apologizing when he cleared his throat. “It’s fine. I think I got too close.”
Amanda stood up.. “I think I should go now, goodnight sir,” she said and was hurrying out when Desmond grabbed her by the hand, turned her over to face him. Both stared at each other’s eyes.
“Do you want to marry me?” he asked.
Amanda widened his eyes at his question.
“S..si sir?” she stammered.
Desmond blinked his eyes and pressed his finger on a side of his head like someone suffering from a headache.
“Sorry, that wasn’t what I wanted to say.. I think I’m really drunk already. It’s okay. Goodnight,” he said, released her hand and was walking out when Amanda said.
“Yes, I want to marry you but I know it’s never going to be possible so I don’t believe your mom and my mom about you and…I, I’m just a nanny here to take care of your daughter. There shouldn’t be any other thing on my mind more than that.” she said.
Desmond turned, glanced at her then turned and walked away.
Amanda slapped her forehead.
“Oh God.. What’s going on! It feels like I’m in a dream,” she placed her hands on her fast beating chest.
Desmond entered his room and collapsed on his bed.
“What is wrong with me? Why would I ask her such a question? Oh God this is embarrassing! What suddenly came over me. This is really crazy… What do I do.”
Minutes later, he concluded on what to say to her so he stood up, walked to the door and opening it, there stood Amanda on his door.
“Let’s not make this look awkward..” she said. “…you don’t have to think or worry about the reason why your mom employed me here. It’s even funny to think about. You should forgive Gold as well. I think you’d feel better after that and please bring back your best friend and secretary. I’m sure he wouldn’t have connected you to Gold if he knew her intentions,” she finished up, then turned, walked to her room and entered.
Desmond stood there as he stared at the closed door of her room.
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