‘i also know his daughter and believe
me the daughter is doing a great job’
‘wow! I think i love the sound of that. I
need to get to know his daughter too.
She may be able to tell me what to do
to win her father’s heart back’ Stella
Gilbert smiled and shook his head.
‘i dont think thats a good idea’ he said.
‘the girl, Maria by name isnt against
Alice because she’s in love with her
father you know’
‘the girl doesnt want any woman close
to her dad at all. According to her, she
didnt want any woman to take her
mother’s place in her father’s heart’
‘what a stupid girl she really is!’
‘really stupid but what do i care? You
can take care of her when you get
Tony back. Right now what concerns
me is the fact that she is an informant
and her birthday party is coming up
soon and i have a plan for you’ Gilbert
‘really? What plan?’
Tony sat comfortably on his chair using
the pen in his left hand to tap his desk,
probably lost in thoughts. A slight knock
appeared on his door and it gave way
sooner and Alice entered looking
angelic but sleepy. Her countenance
nearly made Tony reel in laughter.
‘didnt you sleep at all last night?’ he
‘kind of’ she replied and lazily fell on
one of the chairs directly opposite
‘why?’ he asked.
‘i went back to the hospital last night. I
couldnt take what i was feeling
anymore. It felt like my mum was dying.
Ever experienced such feeling?’ she
‘hmm, how did it feel like?’
‘i was shivering. Images from my
childhood with my mum kept popping
up. Then i started crying. If you had
seen me you would have thought i had
gone mad so i took a cab back to the
hospital’ she explained.
‘and what happened?’
‘everything was fine’
‘you see, you worry for nothing. Now
you look sleepy, i’m sorry i wont let you
go home till closing hours’ he said.
‘okay oo. Now tell me, why do you have
that worried look on your face?’ she
‘what worried look?’
She drew closer.
‘Tony, you are worried about
something, i’m i right?’ she asked.
‘i dont know what you are talking
‘stop jor! You know i care thats why i’m
asking now!’ She said.
‘okay, i am worried because of what
my mischievous daughter told me last
night’ he said.
‘hmm, what did she tell you?’
‘that…..bla bla bla. Please lets not talk
about it but at least you are aware of
what is bothering me now’ Tony said.
‘tell me now!’
‘oh God! Alice are you a lawyer? Abeg
leave me jor!’
‘you think i will leave this office until
you tell me what she told you?’
‘na wa for you oo. Dont you ever give
up?’ he asked.
‘no i dont’ she said with a wink.
‘okay, i will tell you’ he said and started
telling her everything right from when
Maria and her friends had said they
heard a mysterious voice till now.
Alice listened with rapt attention and
just when he was about to conclude,
something strange happened……
To be continued
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