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Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by iamgprince(m): 2:50am On Sep 14, 2019
thanks for the update and this Dede or Dele guy am just watching you with 7g network
Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by millieademi(f): 7:38am On Sep 14, 2019
iamgprince:
thanks for the update and this Dede or Dele guy am just watching you with 7g network

Please come and hotspot me
Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by millieademi(f): 10:31pm On Sep 14, 2019
Hey people!!! How are you doing? Are you all feeling ok? grin grin grin grin

Don't mind me and my antics. So here's the last update for this week. Enjoy and please comment. Gracias kiss kiss kiss

PS: Kindly forgive all the cringe-worthy scenes.

Chapter 7


He looked at her as she stretched in fatigue. She was so beautiful. She quickly composed herself when she noticed his eyes on her. A smile tugged at his lips.

" Tired?", he asked coolly.

"Not entirely, sir.", she said and cracked her knuckles and continued typing.

" Tamara, call Paradise and order dinner for the four of us.", he ordered.

"Yes sir.", she muttered and left his office.

Tinú looked up and caught his eyes on hers and immediately looked down. Her phone vibrated and she picked it up desperately wishing it was Délé, only to find a text from her service provider advertising a new airtime plan. Her heart fell and she dropped her phone on the table in annoyance. It had been three weeks and Délé hadn't called her.

Ajiri was right. He can never love me.

She sighed and continued typing. He noticed her sullen look when she looked at her phone.

Is that her husband?

He ignored her and continued his work.
It was to ten and he saw they were all tired, so he dismissed them. He was about leaving for the car park when he saw her standing by her office crying.

" Are you OK?", he asked as he moved closer to her.

"Yes sir.", she answered and turned her back on him to wipe her tears.

He touched her shoulder and turned her around. He saw her blood shot eyes.

" Atinúké, what's wrong?", he asked in concern.

"Nothing, I just had something in my eyes.", she lied and sniffled.

" First off, I detest lies even the little white ones. Secondly, do you really think that something in my eye cliché will fool me?", he asked.

"Sir, I don't... I'd rather not bore you with the sob story that is my life. You need to rest. We have four consecutive meetings and..."

"Atinúké, another thing I hate is when people deflect. I don't want to sound crass but if it is big enough to make you cry, then you need to talk about it.", he snapped.

Tinú broke into a new round of tears and he hugged her.

" What is it?"

"It's been three weeks since I left Lagos but my husband hasn't called me.", she said in between sobs.
Anger flared up in him. He was right about her marriage.

" It's OK.", he pacified. He stroked her head and let her cry. All of a sudden she jerked up and broke out from his embrace.

"I'm sorry, sir. That was wildly inappropriate.", she said.

" Enough with the formalities. I care about all my staff. I've done the same for Tamara. ", he replied and she raised an eyebrow.

" If you don't believe me, ask her. Anyway, do you need a ride home? ", he continued.

" Thanks, Sir but I can manage.", she answered.

"I don't believe Lagos is the safest place. But even if it is, this isn't Lagos.", he said.

" Thanks, sir but you don't need to bother yourself.", she answered.

"I'm not bothering myself. I don't want to be greeted by policemen tomorrow with the news of your dismemberment or kidnapping. So I reframe my question- I'm dropping you off.", he stated and led the way to the car park.


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Mrs. Dáramólá knocked on the door again but still no response. This was the third time she visited Délé but no one was at home. She dialled his number but he didn't pick up. She dialled Tinú's number and she didn't pick up as well.

Are they on a trip together?

She really hoped that that was the case, that Délé had grown to love Tinú. She smiled at the thought and left.

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Délé looked at Nenye and smiled.

" Why are you smiling? ", she asked smiling.

" Nothing. I just remembered the good old days. ", he answered.

She sighed, realising the painful truth.

" Délé, this is not the good old days. I'm married and...", she said softly.

"Then, why are we here? ", he asked and reached across the table for her hand. She kept mute.

" You feel exactly the same way I do. We have unfinished business and fate brought us together to complete it.", he muttered stroking her knuckles. Nenye closed her eyes, wishing for it to feel right. All she could picture was her wedding day and she jerked her eyes open.

"Délé, I left you for a reason. And now it's too late. I'm married and even if I wasn't, I can't be with you. Our unfinished business is actually finished.", she said as she grabbed her hand from Délé and stood.

"It was nice seeing you again. I really hope you find love. Goodbye for good.", she said and left. He never felt more like a loser. She rejected him again. He got angry and slammed his fist on the table and this drew the attention of men and women dinning in the restaurant. He felt embarrassed and he left. He pulled out his phone as he got into his car and saw messages from his mother. He'd text her later and he drove off.


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Tinú sniffled as she told her boss her story. The man should have been a psychoanalyst. He pried her story out of her mouth.

" Wow! That's something you don't hear everyday!", he said in shock. She snickered a bit.

"Do you love your husband?", he asked.

"The sad part is that I do.", she mumbled and his heart broke.

" I hope you know one sided love is unhealthy. ", he mumbled.

" I do but then love hopes all things.", she replied.

He sighed. "Your children will probably hate me for keeping their mum out late. You should go. We have a busy day tomorrow.", he said softly.

She smiled weakly and mumbled 'Thanks and goodnight' and then got out of his car.

He drove off after seeing her enter her compound. He thought about everything she said and hated himself for not getting to her first. He called his private investigator to find anything and everything on Délé Dáramólá. He needed to know the competition. He would have Atinúké even if it was the last thing he did.

Tinú wondered if it was a smart move to tell her life story to her boss. She hoped he would not see her like an emotional wreck and a liability for the company. She decided to apologize the following day for breaking down like that. She smiled as she remembered the whole incident. Her boss was so kind about it, listening to her pathetic love story. Why hadn't she met a man like that before she fell for Délé? But the craziest part of it all was that she felt she had seen him before now.

She scanned through her memories of business meetings, conferences and seminars but she couldn't remember where she had seen him. She sighed. Her imagination was probably making her feel she a had met such a good man before Délé.

As she remembered Délé, she wondered why he hadn't called. Or was he punishing her for leaving while he was away? She did leave him a voicemail and a note in the house. Did he hate her that much that he didn't bother to call even if it was to gloat or insult her? He didn't even bother that she left with the children. He was probably relieved, happy to be free of her and her children. Should she still love such a man? Should she still bother?

Délé doesn't deserve you!

Maybe it was high time she forgot Délé and look towards her future. It was time to heal.

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Tinú washed off her love for Délé as she bathed and came out a new woman healed from all her heartbreaks.

If Délé felt free, it's time to be free too.

She put on a black bodycon dress and wore a blue blazer over it. She took out her highest black heels and put them on. It was time to be on top of the world. She took off her wedding ring and placed another ring in its stead. She wore a different perfume and styled her hair differently. She had burned the old Tinú and like a Phoenix, she rose out of the ashes. She lined her eyes and used red lipstick. It was time to get over Délé and she'd get over him in style.

Everyone was amazed at her new look. Ajiri thought she hit her head and this was the result of the concussion. Her children's nanny asked her if her husband was coming to visit. The doormen at work complimented her. She got stares and opened mouths and she smiled inwardly. As she got to Tamara's desk, Tamara was speechless.

"Jesus! Tinú is this you?", she asked in shock as she left her desk to check Tinú out

" Yep!", she replied smiling and twirled to give her a 360 view.

"Girl, I knew you had a good shape but I never knew it was this mad", Tamara muttered.

" Now, you know.", Tinú said giggling.

"Please, how can you have twins and still look this great?", Tamara asked smiling.

" I dieted.", she answered.

"Dang, your husband is a lucky man.", Tamara put in and returned to her seat.

Too bad he doesn't know it.

" Is the boss in?", she asked.

" Yes.", Tamara answered.

"Is everything ready for the meeting with the board of directors and the CEO?", she asked as she walked towards Chris' office.

" Yes madam", Tamara answered staring at Tinú's backside wondering if it was real or the work of deception.

Tinu sighed and knocked on Chris' door. He muttered a 'Come in' and she opened the door and entered. He was still typing something and didn't look up as she entered. He responded to her good morning with a grunt. He didn't look up until he was done. When he did look up, he was blown away. He was blown away.

"Oh it's you, Atinúké.", he mumbled after several minutes of awkward silence.

" Yes sir .", she said resisting the urge to smile at her effect on her boss.

He looked away from her and tried to busy himself with some files. "Did you get a good night's rest?", he asked still not looking at her.

" Yes sir. Actually, I came to thank you for last night and to promise nothing like that will repeat itself. I'm sorry for disturbing you with my personal life. This is business and I will remain professional. ", she said.

" Technically, it was after work hours. But I accept your apology and I will hold you to your promise. ", he said still not looking at her. " I believe everything is set for the meeting with the board and my father ", he asked looking up.

" Yes sir.", she answered.

"Do go over everything, the slides and the copies of the report again. Go through it with a fine tooth comb. I want no mistakes.", he ordered.

" Will do, sir", she answered. "Will you need anything sir?", she asked.

" No, you can leave. And you look great today.", he said and continued reading. She smiled bashfully and left. He looked up when he heard her heels click. He watched the sway of her hips and backside.

God!

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Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by millieademi(f): 10:32pm On Sep 14, 2019
Please comment. Thank you guys. You're amazing!
Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by Ann2012(f): 10:45pm On Sep 14, 2019
Way to go girl cool, keep slaying Tinu
Thanks for the update

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Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by millieademi(f): 11:01pm On Sep 14, 2019
Ann2012:
Way to go girl cool, keep slaying Tinu
Thanks for the update

You're welcome b

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Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by bossy512(f): 11:01pm On Sep 14, 2019
Tinu enjoy yourself jare, aye man lowa, thanks for the update and good night

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Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by bossy512(f): 11:02pm On Sep 14, 2019
Tinu enjoy yourself jare, aye kan lowa, thanks for the update and good night

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Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by millieademi(f): 11:08pm On Sep 14, 2019
bossy512:
Tinu enjoy yourself jare, aye man lowa, thanks for the update and good night

Good night dear
Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by Missmossy(f): 8:36am On Sep 15, 2019
Interesting piece grin keep it coming!!

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Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by Humbleness: 3:13pm On Sep 15, 2019
I love the new Atinuke. Interesting. Keep it going.

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Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by Uniquechild(f): 10:00pm On Sep 15, 2019
I love the new Atinuke. One sided love is bad. Dele didn't bother about the kids since the wife is his "enemy". You can't kill yourself Tinu flex biko. Thanks for the update and God bless

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Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by millieademi(f): 10:06pm On Sep 15, 2019
Hey guys. Here's the first update of the week. Thanks for the comments. Let's keep 'em coming.

Now, there's going to cringing left right centre in the following scenes. Kindly, pardon me. I'm a typical Nigerian. kiss kiss


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Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by millieademi(f): 7:25am On Sep 16, 2019
Uniquechild:
I love the new Atinuke. One sided love is bad. Dele didn't bother about the kids since the wife is his "enemy". You can't kill yourself Tinu flex biko. Thanks for the update and God bless
You're welcome
Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by millieademi(f): 7:26am On Sep 16, 2019
Humbleness:
I love the new Atinuke. Interesting.
Keep it going.

I like her too. Thanks b
Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by millieademi(f): 7:35am On Sep 16, 2019
Hello, good morning guys. Due to my up coming exams, I decided to reduce the number of updates per week to two. I'm sorry but man's gotta read. cry cry cry

So, when do you guys want the updates posted? Sunday and Friday? Or two updates on Wednesday?

Please reply. Thank you. You're all amazing. kiss kiss
Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by Ann2012(f): 7:51am On Sep 16, 2019
So Mrs Daramola went this far shocked
Let's see how everything will unfold, thanks for the update
Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by millieademi(f): 7:53am On Sep 16, 2019
One last update before the vote.

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She looked at her reflection and couldn't recognize herself.

"Ajiri, I told you it's a business dinner not a date. This is too much.", Tinú whined.

" Business dinner or date, you're going there with an intention to catch fish. Arab money no be joke o.", Ajiri said as she packed her makeup kit.

"Fish ko, fish ni. Have you forgotten I'm a married woman?", Tinú said, glaring at Ajiri.

" Married since when? To who? To that idiot who hasn't deemed it fit to inquire about your whereabouts? To that man who hurt you repeatedly, calling your children bastards? To the man who doesn't do anything but hurl insults at you and break your heart? My dear, if that's the man you are referring to then you're not married.", Ajiri pointed out and Tinú's demeanour changed.

"Look, Tinú I'm not trying to reopen old wounds or add insult to injury but you need to be free of Délé and find love again. And an Arabian is not a bad start.", Ajiri pointed out and Tinú smiled weakly.

" I even heard they're great in bed.", Ajiri whispered.

"Ajiri!", Tinú shouted and burst into laughter.

" What?!", Ajiri said innocently.

"How do you know?", Tinú asked smiling.

" That's what those Silhouette dessert Prince novels say. The things those guys can do!", Ajiri explained lustily.

"Let your husband catch you. You will explain why you are dreaming of Arabians."

"That aside, do you like the makeup?", Ajiri asked.

" Totally. Thank you, AJ.", Tinú muttered.

"You're welcome. Now get dressed. You don't want to be late.", Ajiri chided.

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Tinú walked into the restaurant and all eyes were on her. She felt uncomfortable in her dress and wished she had not listened to Ajiri's advice to wear the dress.

Thank God I wore the cape.

She turned to the maître d and asked for the table reserved in Oduah Holdings' name. She felt like slapping the man as he kept on ogling the swell of her breasts. He eventually called on a waiter to lead her to the table. As she followed the man, she caught men staring at her with lust and women looking at her with envy and hatred. She even saw a woman hit her companion whose mouth was opened. She couldn't help but smile.

OK, Ajiri must hear this.

She followed the waiter to another section of the restaurant holding larger tables for probably large family dinners and business meetings. The waiter kept on walking till he got to another door leading to another section. He stopped at the door and pulled it open for her. The section was similar to the second one but it had only three tables and she saw Chris sitting at one of the tables. Was she late? She approached him and saw the look of appreciation in his eyes.

"Good evening sir.", she greeted.

" Atinúké, good evening. ", he said and stood up. " May I take your cape? ", he asked.

" OK sir.", she said and removed her cape and handed it to him. He signalled to one of the waiters to come and take the cape. He pulled out her chair and she sat and muttered a 'Thank you'. He sat and looked at her.

"You look splendid.", he complimented.

" Thank you sir. I'm glad you think it's nice because I was flustered when I tried on the gown and I think Tamara's choice is wildly inappropriate. ", she said.
He laughed and said, " Is that your favorite phrase? Wildly inappropriate? "

She smiled and said, "Actually, it's not."

"You're mistaken.", he pointed out as he stood up when he noticed their investors enter.

" About what sir?", she asked and she followed suit.

"Tamara didn't choose the dress. I did.", he explained.
Tinú was left confused.

She quickly got over her confusion and smiled and greeted their investors.

" I'm sorry, Mr. Oduah, we will have to cut this meeting short. We received news that our CEO lost his first son. So we have to travel back now in order to make it in time for the final rites of the young man. We will return immediately after the burial ceremony. I hope you do understand. Our company is based on the bonds of family and kinship and as such we cannot stay here and conduct business while our CEO mourns.", one of the men said in a thick Arabian accent.

"Of course I do. This is merely a dinner to celebrate our partnership. You can go. We'll have a video call with you tomorrow to discuss the consignment and shipment. I'm sorry for your loss.", Chris said and stretched out his hand.

" Thank you, Mr Oduah. We'll be leaving. ", the same man put in and shaked his hand. They all turned and left.

" So much for the dinner.", Tinú said as she sat down.

"Well, since we're here we might as well have a fancy dinner.", Chris put in and signalled to the waiter to bring the menus.












Chapter 8

"Then he said since we're here we might as well have a fancy dinner.", Tinú spoke as she entered her room. She pulled the phone away from her ears as Ajiri's squeal was deafening.

" Mama, calm down. Do you want me to be deaf?", Tinú shouted when the squealing stopped.

"What then happened?", Ajiri asked giddily.

"We talked and ate. And then he did the craziest thing when he escorted me to the car. He pecked me and said see you on Monday, dear.", Tinú said.

" Oh my goodness! Is your boss into you? ", Ajiri asked.

" No! Of course not!", Tinú asserted.

"Why do you say that? He's a man, you're an attractive and cultured woman. He's bound to be attracted to you. I mean, body no be firewood. Just because he's your boss doesn't mean he can't be attracted to you.", Ajiri explained.

" He can't be attracted to me. I'm a mother of two. He should be looking for a young and unencumbered woman.", Tinú reasoned.

"Tinú, is having children a disease?", Ajiri answered.

" But I'm married. ", Tinú muttered.

" Oh God! Tinú, no dey talk that thing for my ear, Jo!", Ajiri fired.

"But..." Tinú was interrupted by the incessant knocking on her door and her children's nanny shouting her name.

"Ajiri, I will call you back.", she muttered and cut the call. She ran to the door and opened it quickly.

" What is it?", she asked worried.

"It's Tóminí. She's running temperature and bleeding.", the woman answered panicking.


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Chris looked at his watch again. It was past eight and Tinú hadn't come to give him his schedule yet. Was she avoiding him because he pecked her on Saturday? He got angry and pressed the intercom.

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Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by Ann2012(f): 7:53am On Sep 16, 2019
millieademi:
Hello, good morning guys. Due to my up coming exams, I decided to reduce the number of updates per week to two. I'm sorry but man's gotta read. cry cry cry

So, when do you guys want the updates posted? Sunday and Friday? Or two updates on Wednesday?

Please reply. Thank you. You're all amazing. kiss kiss
Friday and Sunday is OK.
I wish you all the best in your upcoming examination
Thanks
Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by millieademi(f): 7:55am On Sep 16, 2019
Ann2012:
So Mrs Daramola went this far shocked
Let's see how everything will unfold, thanks for the update

You're welcome dear. kiss kiss Time will tell.

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Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by millieademi(f): 7:55am On Sep 16, 2019
Ann2012:

Friday and Sunday is OK.
I wish you all the best in your upcoming examination
Thanks

Ok. Thank you very much, Ann.

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Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by millieademi(f): 8:27am On Sep 16, 2019
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Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by bossy512(f): 9:07am On Sep 16, 2019
Great story, am happy for Tinu

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Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by millieademi(f): 9:18am On Sep 16, 2019
bossy512:
Great story, am happy for Tinu
Don't be so happy for her yet
Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by millieademi(f): 9:18am On Sep 16, 2019
bossy512:
Great story, am happy for Tinu
Thanks b
Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by uchedora(f): 10:18am On Sep 16, 2019
interesting story,I love it,please don't stop, keep updating pleaseeee
Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by Treasurewamiri(f): 11:05am On Sep 16, 2019
I said it... People don't appreciate what they have until they lose it, I'm so happy for Tinu but Dele's mother no try @all

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Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by Ann2012(f): 12:05pm On Sep 16, 2019
millieademi:

Don't be so happy for her yet

Pls I want to remain positive about Tinu's happiness sad
Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by millieademi(f): 12:08pm On Sep 16, 2019
uchedora:
interesting story,I love it,please don't stop,
keep updating pleaseeee

Thank you. But I asked a question on the updating pattern. Only one person has replied.
Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by millieademi(f): 12:09pm On Sep 16, 2019
Ann2012:


Pls I want to remain positive about Tinu's happiness sad

Ok but don't say I didn't ask you all to brace yourselves.
Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by millieademi(f): 12:11pm On Sep 16, 2019
Treasurewamiri:
I said it... People don't appreciate what they have until they lose it, I'm so happy for Tinu but Dele's mother no try @all

Abi. I don't blame the woman though. All she wanted was grandchildren.
Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by millieademi(f): 12:14pm On Sep 16, 2019
Please guys about the updates, send in your comments, so I can plan my writing schedule.

Also send in your comments. Plllllllleeeeeeeaaaaaasssssseeeee

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