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CHAPTER THREE

The line went dead silent and the coldness on her body magnified as she listened to the assistant’s report on the other side of the line luckily the poor fellow wasn’t physically present otherwise she would’ve frozen for sure, still she didn’t dare to breathe out loud due to immense fear.
‘If boss gets angry today she will surely not spare anyone, I wonder what Mercenary paradise is thinking disappearing off today of all the days. I’m so pitiful to be the carrier of this news’. She thought pitifully.
In the whole company only she and some privileged shareholders knew who their CEO was and they’ve all signed a confidentiality agreement to keep their mouths shut none of them could dare say anything to the outside world about her, not even within the company.
Her name and location were like a taboo to all, the last person who mistakenly told another colleague a word about the presence of the CEO in the company was the former General Manager who has disappeared without a trace to this day.
Some people say He was fired, some say he was transferred to another small subsidiary of the company but the truth was clear as daylight to her, that man was currently jobless and living in his village as a farmer while shuffling it with a job in the community secondary school with no hope of getting another job since their CEO made it clear that no company was allowed to employ him for the next three years because according to her he was still an employee of the company who is on a three years suspension for breach of contract. ‘RUTHLESS’ was the only word suitable for describing her, alas he could only stay put and endure whatever was coming because he couldn’t keep their people in check as earlier instructed by their boss.
‘Goodbye end of year bonus, goodbye yearly vacation. Grrrrrrr I’m going to kill mercenary paradise for this loss when I set my eyes on him’ She thought while gnashing her teeth.
As expected their boss snorted coldly with a huff and hung up the phone without saying a word before storming out of the room, down the stairs and straight out the front door.
Suddenly her footsteps halted as though she remembered something important, she quickly turned on her heel and entered the house heading back up the stairs and stopped in front of a door after walking down a hallway, she quietly opened the door with a small ‘click’ sound and walked into the pitch dark room with great familiarity, the only source of light was the rays of moonlight which seeped through the glass doors of the balcony, on the bed a little figure could be spotted laying lazily with even breathing, she quietly walked into the room carefully surveying the surroundings before her eyes paused on a little flickering light in a conspicuous corner of the room making her sigh helplessly whilst shaking her head.
She walked to the flickering light the flipped open the small palmtop, typed a few commands and turned it off before closing it lightly and walking back to the small figure on the bed then sat next to it, she lightly ran her hands over his face, causing the figure to stir lightly as the person seemed to feel her presence in the room and turned in her direction while grumbling something that came out as ‘Mommy’ She smiled gently and lowered herself then placed a kiss on his glabellas
“Si piccolo mia, torna a dormire” (yes my little one, go back to sleep) she replied softly in fluent Italian.
She quietly got up and tucked him in properly before she quietly walked out of the room and closed the door, walking out of the house again as the gentleness earlier displayed on her beautiful completely had dissipated and was now replaced with an expressionless face as she got unto a sleek black Lamborghini Sesto Elemento (sixth element) parked right in front of the house with great familiarity, this car was the one and only of its kind produced in this midnight black color with a touch of red, white and green thus highlighting the illustrious background of the owner. She swiftly started the ignition with a grim expression on her face and drove right out the gates leaving behind only the wind and afterimage.
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