He diverted his attention back to Mr handsome smiling. “It will be good to see you around. So let’s be good to each other from now on OK?”he said stretching his hand for a shake. Mr handsome was staring at him with bad looks. “It’s so painful that won’t be possible because I refuse to work here. I have my own job am not interested in what he said earlier. So, stop every naughty thoughts you have in your head”he said looking at him. The guy laughed out looking at him. “Why? Are you afraid of anything? Come on Bro.”he asked looking at him. He moved closer to his ear making a serious face. “I’ll also be happy if you do that. Live like this for the rest of your life”he said almost in a whisper.
“What an evil guy.”I said looking at him badly. I could see how Mr handsome tightening his fist in anger. The bad guy tapped his shoulder lightly with a smile on his face”goodbye bro. We’ll meet again”he said and left. I moved to mr handsome side feeling pity for him. “How could he say that to you? He’s really a bad and evil human being. Don’t be annoyed by that OK?”I said feeling bad. He didn’t say anything to me or did as if he heard me. He walked towards the elevator still looking angry.
“He’s not in a good mood again”I said looking sad also. I disappeared and followed him.
When I got home, I called father and told him am not interested in the post he gave me. I told him am OK working and living on my own. But he refused to agree with that. He nagged and shouted on phone. He said i can’t live my life the way I want it if I can’t live as his own son. He can never let any of his child look like beggar. He even threatened to destroy the company am working for if I continue acting on my own. I told him I don’t care whatever he’ll do I can never work in his company. He got more angry and his noise became louder on phone. After the call, I was so down I don’t know what to do next. He’s capable of doing all what he said on phone. I don’t want innocent people suffering just because of me.
But I never want to depend on his money or engage myself with his companies.
I sat down on my bed looking annoyed. I threw the phone on the bed beside me. Few minutes later, as I was about standing up, a call came in again. I saw it was roseline, the last wife calling. I picked it and places it to my ear. She said dad called her and told her everything I said. Since she’s the closest to me ever since my mum died. So dad told her to talk to me about the matter if she doesn’t want to see me regret it later. She asked us to meet up at her place which I told her it’s OK. She hung up the call after we finished the. Conversations.
I dropped my phone beside me looking more angry. “How could he tell her about it so fast? I don’t have think it’s a must I work for him. Why is he threatening me?”I thought to myself. I stood up and picked my car key heading out of my room. Immediately I got out, the ghost girl appeared beside me. “Where are you heading to? Should I follow you?”she asked walking beside me. Due to my anger, I was not able to reply or look at her. I went straight to my car and unlocked it. I sat down and fastened the seat belt. She also got in, sitting beside me.
At Mrs roseline house.
We sat down opposite to each other in the living room. Julie was not back from school yet. Mrs roseline sat in way she was crossing her legs with a glass of wine in her hand. “Am so happy you came. Thanks for the honour and respect you showed me”she said placing the glass on the table.
“Why do you reject the offer? You know I always support you in everything you do but this time, I can’t accept this”she said looking at me. “I know. What I want is freedom. I want to be free from my father’s shadow. Am happy living alone all by myself. Entering the company could take away the little happiness I have now. I don’t want to end up like my mother. I have to protect myself and live freely as she taught me”I said looking at her. She laughed heuristically after I said this. I wonder why she’s laughing. She stopped and looked at me. “My dear you’re funny. You’re still behaving childish. That’s not a good reason. You have to stop acting weak. I expected you to fight for your rights and position as the second child of James Williams. I know it’s a battlefield that’s why you have to face the worst parts of it just to win and get to the top. Many challenges will come your way but you have to overcome it. Am telling you this just because I cherish you like my real son. John it’s time to break out of your weak shell. Do you plan to live like a beggar for the rest of your life? It’s time to wake up from those false dreams. It’s time to stand up and fight for yourself.”she said looking serious. I was short of words, I don’t know what to say anymore. After some minutes, I finally replied to what she said. “I understand how you feel. And I know what am saying. Maybe I’ll think about it and give you feed back later”I said looking at her. She smiled nodding her head in agreement. “I’ll take my leave then”I said standing up. When I turned to leave, I saw the ghost girl standing behind me. She heard all what we just said. With the looks in her eyes, I could see she felt pity for me. “Drive carefully”Mrs roseline said. I walked towards the door ignoring the ghost girl. When I got to my car at the garage, she popped out from nowhere and stood beside me. “Am sorry for listening to your conversations.”she said. I ignored her not saying anything. “But I think what she said is truth. By looking at her, I could see she want the best for you. You have to follow her words, And for the lost of your mother…..”
“Did I ask of your opinion? Why does it have to concern you? Don’t butt into my private life. You don’t have the right to pity me OK?”I said looking at her.
“I know you don’t need my opinion but I just feel like telling you this. I think you have to follow her advises. If you continue acting stubborn, it might hurt people close to you. You have to obey what your father want if you want to keep everything you have”she said with a serious expression. “You don’t know anything about this so don’t just open your mouth and say whatever you feel like. I know what am saying, I know what am avoiding. I feel happy living on my own without being bothered by anyone. I have to avoid some things just to live a longer and happy life.”I said to her.
“Fool! How could you say that? If you keep avoiding it, it will hurt you more. you might end up regretting your actions later in future. You have to face it just to overcome it. Stop being a coward. If you continue like this, your mother might curse you later in her grave. You’re acting childish as she said earlier. Your father want the best for you” the ghost girl said looking at me. I was so angry to hear her say that. I think she went too far with her words. I was staring at her badly. “Get lost!”I said looking at her angrily. “I know that’s the worst you could say. But it won’t change anything at all. I just felt pity for you that’s all”she said again sounding more annoying to me. My temper was becoming uncontrollable by now. “I said get lost. What right do you have to pity me? I don’t need that from you OK? You look more pitiful than I because you’re nothing but a ghost. Go away from me. Why do you follow me around saying rubbish with that mouth? I don’t want to see you again. So, Stop hunting me. Was I the one that killed you?”I asked looking at her angrily.
She stared at me for a while with an unknown expression written on her face. “That’s true. You were not the one that murdered me. I think you could say that because you don’t know how valuable it is to be a human. You were seen by people you love and they could also see and talk to you. You were never as lonely as I am. The reason I was following you was because, I thought you were the right person to save me from my lonely days. I came to you because I thought you could help me.
Do you know how hurt and lonely it is to walk alone not being noticed by people for three years? You never experienced that because you’re still using your chances as a human. Have you forgotten you would also end up like me one day? You don’t have to judge me badly because am a ghost. I was once a human like you. I was saying all that to you because I care and I want the best for you. But it seems like you’re not ok with it.
It’s OK. I’ll get lost just like you said. I won’t bother you anymore from now on. I think I was mistaken for me to think you can help me.”she said looking sad. I felt really bad after hearing all what she said. I now feel like a bad guy by her words. I think I went too harsh on her. I felt so sorry towards her because I never knew she was this miserable than I.
Before I could say a word, she disappeared into the thin air. I started looking around hoping for her to come back.
To be continued… 😉