Once in a while, mother comes to the office to see Mr Alex, so it wasn’t
strange seeing her enter his office that day. She didn’t see me, so I just
went to my own office to relax. They were talking softly, then it turned to
an argument. It aroused my suspicion and I moved closer to hear what it was
all about but couldn’t hear. Suddenly, the red light on my intercom started
blinking. I initially thought Mr Alex needed me so I picked up the intercom
and put it close to my ear but what I heard shocked me. Mother was saying,
” I have said sorry so many times but you don’t want to listen. What do you
want me to do now? I didn’t tell you before, because I thought you wouldn’t
be able to take care of him. ”
” Hear yourself, I wouldn’t be able to care for my only child. That’s why
you gave my son to my boss when you married him”, said Alex
“I didn’t. Infact, he didn’t know I have given birth before”
” He didn’t know? Why does he call Ade his boy all the time? Why did he
give him job without interview? He asked that house and clothes allowance
should be given to him. He monitors his progress with keen interest.
Infact, very soon, Ade will overthrow me as the GM. ”
” What you are saying is strange to me ooo. I thought you got him the job.
I sent him to you now? ”
” Yes, he came to meet him but I was with my boss then and immediately they
sighted each other like this, they hugged and oga asked the HR to give him
immediate employment. ”
” Haaaa. This is not normal ooo. Here I am, thinking you got our son a
James: our son? Don’t tell me that Alex is your…..
Ade: unfortunately yes, he is, so I heard. Let me continue..
Then Alex said to mother, ” you know I’m still annoyed with you.. keeping
me from my son since all these years. If not for the DNA test, I’m sure I
wouldn’t have known.”
” Haba, I was planning to tell you after he has gotten the job here but I
always forget. I’m sorry again and again. But then, you never told me how
you got the DNA test done without him knowing”
” I’m clever and smart naa.. he came to my office one day and since I knew
he can’t do without combing his hair, I made my paperwork tray fall and as
he bent to pick them, I smartly removed his comb from his back pocket.
After he has gone, I removed his hair from the comb with nylon glove.
That’s all” and he laughed
James, you can’t begin to imagine how I felt after hearing that. I was
shaking, restless and disturbed. I was about to drop the receiver when I
was rooted to a spot by what I heard next…..