As usual, I woke up to find her space beside me empty. Yawning tiredly, I walked Unclad with my morning wood to the bathroom to take a leak. Tired of standing, I leaned on the wall letting the pee flow freely without support. After what looked like a century, I finally emptied my bladder before heading back to the room. I felt like going back to sleep but had to urge myself against it bearing in mind the task I had ahead.
As I walked lazily about doing some morning duties, the thought of the previous night kept clouding my head. It was a moment when I had lots to think about but nothing specific to think about. My mind kept wandering from ‘getting her pregnant to the pleasure of the good sex’.
After getting ready for work, I picked my bag to leave when a thought told me to run over some documents I had. Opening the bag, the first thing that greeted my sight were some pieces of 1000 naira notes. Picking them skeptically, I counted them and it was ten pieces amounting to ten thousand naira. I was still contemplating on how the money got into my bag when my phone started ringing.
“Hello Hariet, good morning.” I greeted hastily.
“Good morning Toby, doesn’t seem like you have left for work.” She replied.
“Umm!! About to.” I said heading to the sitting room with the currency notes still in my hand.
“Hope you aint gon trek?” she asked laughing.
“And is that why you left me the message in my bag?” I retorted skeptically hoping she wouldn’t deny it.
“Which message?” she asked giggling from her end.
“Hariet why did you do that?”
“Hey!! I couldn’t just take the quilt of you trekking to work the rest of the week because of me.” She replied. I could sense that she was smiling at her end.
“Hariet?” I started slowly, “I was just joking, you didn’t have to do that.”
“Toby please, I’m not complaining ok. Just called to check up on you. Have a nice day, bye.” She said and rang off before I could utter another word.
I heaved a big sigh of relieve. “God bless you Hariet,” I muttered placing the money back into my bag before heading out. At the door, I met a note from Tolu
‘Thanks for last night Toby, have a nice day’
I read the note again before folding it into my bag. Locking the door, I left for work.
Though I got to work a bit late, I had everything and everybody in place before the new manger arrived. We were gathered in the conference room as I passed some information when the phone rang and the secretary answered. Dropping the phone back to its cradle, she told me that the new manager was at the reception.
Leaving the rest, I went down to the reception to usher in the new manager. I stood awestruck on stepping into the reception to behold the new manager; a very curvy lady, maybe in her late twenties or early thirties. She wouldn’t be called a dashing beauty, but the little she lost facially, she made up with her curves. She was spotless and classy and had a confidence just hovering around her.
“Good morning ma, welcome.” I greeted.
“Good morning dear, do me a favor, no ‘ma’ please.” She said with a disarming smile.
“I am Toby the assistant manager.” I introduced myself stretching out my hand for a handshake.
“Fiolla.” She replied taking my hand.
“We are already waiting for you.” I said leading the way.
“Then let’s get the party started.” She said walking behind me as we took the stairs heading to the conference hall.
I could barely take my mind off Fiolla as I introduced her around stealing quick glances at her curves most of the time. After the introductions and brief chats, I led her out to the mall and introduced her to each sales rep that were already at their duty post attending to customers after which I walked her back to her office.
“I feel like I have been here for long.” She started, smiling. “Thanks for the warm welcome.”
“Just doing my work,” I replied with a smile, “and welcome once again.”
“And if you need anything to be clarified, don’t hesitate to let me know.” I said before heading for the door.
“Can I ask you something?” she asked stopping me on my track.
“Sure.” I replied turning to face her.
“Have we met somewhere?” she asked thoughtfully.
I thought for a while trying to know if there was anywhere I could place her face but I couldn’t.
“I don’t think so, why?” I asked.
“It seem like I have seen you somewhere. Been trying to remember where but I can’t seem to.”
“Where you transferred from the headquarters?” I asked, “Maybe you must have seen me there.”
“Nah, I came from Ikoyi branch.” She replied. “Don’t worry maybe it might just be a look alike.”
“Maybe.” I said with a shrug, “But I haven’t bumped into a beauty like you in a while.” I said with a smile.
“And I don’t appreciate been flattered on my first day at work.” She replied smiling showing her beautiful dimples.
“Neither do I flatter people on their first day ma’am.” I retorted with a wink.
“Get out of my office Mr. ….” She started trailing off.
“Toby.” I injected.
“Yes, Mr. Toby.” Pardon my forgetfulness.
“Pardoned because it’s your first day.” I said smiling. “Have a nice first day.”
“Thanks once more.” She said before I left her office.
On getting into my office, my phone which I left on the table started ringing. Picking it up, I checked the caller and it was Tolu. I stared at the phone surprised for some seconds before pressing the receiver option.
“T what’s up?” I asked letting the surprise on my voice show.
“I’m good and you?” she replied calmly offsetting me immediately. The first thought that came to my mind was ‘pregnant’, she is pregnant. Tiny beads of sweat broke out on me immediately.
“I’m fine, is everything ok with you?” I asked worried.
“Yea, I’m fine. How is your day going?” she asked with the same calm tone.
“It’s going fine, yours? Are you sure you are ok? You can talk to me.”
“Toby?” she started, “I’m fine, just having it a little hard here.”
I heaved a sigh of relieve knowing that it was just work. “You know some days are like that at work right? And by the end of today you won’t even remember that it happened.” I said trying to console her.
“Yea, I hope so. Just said to check on you, guess I will see you when I see you.” She said with a sigh.
“Yea, be strong ok, it’s gon be over soon and take care of yourself.” I said before the line went dead.
Dropping the phone back on the table, I relaxed back to think. It was just funny but I don’t seem to have a perfect understanding of all that was happening. Tolu and I seemed more complex. It was sex and nothing more, I tried convincing myself, but, no, I know I had feelings for her. Is she aware of that and is using me? What is happening between us is not a description of ‘using somebody’ I feel we are bonding, but, to what end? Bonding for what purpose? The whole thought was just so confusing.
Sighing deeply, I sat up and decided to take a stroll at the mall, at least, that will help clear up my mind. After strolling through the mall, I came back to my office and started vetting some financial documents till the time was up.
As I stopped over at the manager’s office to drop the days financial document and announce my departure, I was told by the secretary that she was gone like an hour before. Just like that, without a word I said to myself. Leaving the document with the secretary, I went for the final supervision before heading home.
Stepping into the compound, I saw Tolu’s car parked already, immediately I felt a stir at my loins. This particular reaction started occurring recently, for no just reason I get turned on just seeing her, hearing her voice, thinking of her, perceiving her fragrance, everything about her had suddenly started turning me on.
As I walked up the stairs, I had a semi turgid dick forming a tent on my pants. When I got to her door, I stood for a moment contemplating on whether to knock or not. I had the urge to turn and enter my room, but since the man below was now getting the better part of me, it urged me to just check up on her before retiring to my room.
After contemplating for a moment, I knocked on the door letting the man below win. Though I convinced myself that I will just check up on her and leave, if only I knew what awaited me.