Previously On The One I Love.
Credit Temitope Daniel..
. “How are you Miss Stella?”
“I’m good sir.. Good Morning.”
“Good morning sir.” He was still shaking her when he noticed a big truck parked outside. “I’ll be right back.” He smiled and faced Folake. “Give me the Key to Tobi’s office.
Stella smiled. “Tobi..” she recapitulated.
Tobi halted. He wiped his face twice and gazed at the lady sitting near the secretary. “Stella.” He called her name out.
Stella was also appalled. She stood and stared at him. Exactly what she was thinking of came out to be a reality.
‘Is he the manager?’
‘Hope this lady isn’t my assistant.’ Tobi also wondered.
“Mr Tobi, you couldn’t add Mrs or Miss to her name, you just said Stella just like that
“I’m sorry… was… don’t even know.” He hissed and flagged his hand. “Where’s the boss?”
“I’ve been expecting you, sit down.” Temitope said to Tobi.
“Yes sir.” Tobi smiled and sat down.
“You must have seen the lady out there, please interview her in your office.
“Alright sir, I’ll go do that now.” He smiled and stood up.
Interview? I go show you today… Tobi thought and walked out, back to the secretary’s office.
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Hello, Miss… hmmn.. hmmn.. Stella, come for the interview.” He said deliberately, dragging the words.
Folake glanced at her and shook her head. She still couldn’t tell if they knew each other anywhere, she just assumed Tobi was impolite to her.
Stella breathed heavily and stood up. She followed him as he led the way. They finally got to the office. Tobi sat down.
Stella pulled the chair before her to sit when Tobi spoke. “Who asked you to sit down? You better remain standing.”
“Why should I stand?” She tried to argue.
“Why on earth won’t you? You want to be working with me? Do you know I’m your boss? I’m going to deal with you…. in fact, frustrate you.” He hissed.
Stella chuckled and clapped her hands together.
“Just sit!” He hissed again.
“Thanks.” Stella laughed and sat down.
‘This is gonna be fun..’ she thought and kept laughing.
“Stop laughing oh or I will tell the boss that you have failed the interview.” He threatened.
Stella controlled herself and looked serious as she fixed her eye balls on Tobi’s.
“First question is that…. hmmn… Why did you agree with my Grandma to frustrate me?”
“Is this an interview?” Both started laughing.
Tobi didn’t know when he started laughing. The way he addressed her was funny to both of them. “Why are you laughing now?” He asked her, still trying to control his laughter likewise.
“Aren’t you laughing as well?” She kept on laughing.
“Wait, jokes aside. Tell me or I’m going to tell the boss you failed the interview and you are not worth the post.” He threatened.
Now, both of them had stopped laughing but they still had smiles on their faces. “I don’t understand your question. Do I?”
“Yes you do.. you really do.” Tobi said.
“I don’t know the answer so give me another question.”
“Alright, I’ll believe that. The second question is about you. What’s your best food?” He asked
“Nawa oh!” Stella snapped her finger, laughing.
“You better answer..” he chuckled.
“Fried rice.” She replied.
“See her mouth.. thief.”
Later in the day.
It was just past 4pm. Stella was smiling on her seat as she went through the files before her. The company had won seven contracts out of ten contracts in a year. She was told that day would be like an introduction day, she’d read everything about the company and her job.
She was doing that when Folake knocked at the door. “Come in.” Stella said.
Folake walked in and faced Tobi. “Boss said we should all gather at the conference hall, except you- Stella.” She said.
“Alright, thanks.” He said.
Immediately Folake left, he faced Stella. “I’m the owner of this office, if you don’t know. Did I ask you to help me tell her to come in?” He questioned her.
“You just like disturbing.” She hissed jokingly and faced the files.
“Landlady of fried rice.” He chuckled and stood up, ready to leave for the conference hall.
“Whatever.” She hissed again
The meeting was held to introduce the new staff members, Immediately Temitope got to know everyone had gathered into the hall, he went into Tobi’s office to pick Stella up.
They both walked beside each other into the hall. Temitope introduced her to all the members of staff as the newly employed assistant contract manager. Tobi was just smiling where he was, praying she’d have a nice stay in the company by the time he would be through with her.
“Today was great!” Favour jumped happily.
“Mine was great but you can’t believe that Tobi is the manager I’m being the assistant to.” She chuckled and clapped her hands together.
“It’s a lie! Favour calmed down and sat down. Are you really serious?” She questioned her.
“Jokes apart.” She smiled.
“That’s great! Tobi’s wife..” she laughed.
“Rubbish girl..” She hissed and hit her
What’s your thoughts so far, is someone falling?