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Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by izaray(f): 7:24pm On Sep 06
Do have a wonderful weekend too

Thanks for the update
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by do4luv14(m): 7:30pm On Sep 09
Aunty how far nah nah 7:300 bi dis oooo





HealthTeacher:
Okay I'll try smiley
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by HealthTeacher(f): 7:31am On Sep 10
Apologies to you and everyone else.
I was in transit yesterday and my phone was off the whole time.

I'll post 2 episodes today to makeup smiley
do4luv14:
Aunty how far nah
nah 7:300 bi dis oooo






Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by HealthTeacher(f): 7:17pm On Sep 10
Episode 16


“Are you serious right now Cleo?” He asked as he tried to catch up with me. This is totally unnecessary. I thought we were having a good time a while ago he said expecting a reply from me.
“Hi, can you move the car please?” I asked the taxi driver who instead of taking orders from me began to smile at the both of us.
“Cleo! Say something please.”
“I didn’t hear you ask a question or am I missing something I asked with a straight face.”
“It’s okay. You can go. Have a good night.” He said calmly as he gave a signal to the taxi driver meaning he could proceed . The driver moved immediately and I wondered what was on his mind. I ordered a taxi and asked him to move the car but he refused and decided to take orders from the man instead. As far as I was concerned, that could pass for a clear case of gender inequality.

I had a meeting with the chairman that morning and another meeting with the nephrologist in charge of my mum’s case at 10am and so, I advised myself that lying in bed and worrying over the things I couldn't change wasn't going to help as I stood up and started to prepare.
Getting to the office, I met my colleagues in an unusually happy mood. I stared at the table displaying all kinds of food; from chinese to indian and Nigerian. I walked past trying to get an explanation from anyone. They were all partying with no one paying attention to me. What is happening? I kept asking everyone I bumped into until someone finally answered and said “Chairman is throwing a party for the big win we had yesterday. All thanks to you and Deji.”
I finally knew what it was about and soon joined in the party careful not to taste anything from a bottle that showed any alcohol percentage. I had learnt the hard way.

“Attention everyone!” The chairman called using the edge of his cutlery to gently tap the wine glass he drank from as he walked to the podium.
“We are having this celebration as a result of our big win yesterday. You know the details already. I wouldn’t want to bore you. Like you all know this was possible through the help of Cleo, the head of the copy department and Deji, my son who is now the CEO of this organisation. I couldn’t be more proud of both of them.” He said as he asked us to move up the podium to join him. Everyone was happy and cheering except for Ranti who had a straight face.

I got on the stage pretty excited. I couldn’t believe I was being celebrated. It had never happened before despite my continuous hard work for the company.
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by HealthTeacher(f): 7:23pm On Sep 10
Episode 17

“I made a promise to Cleo and I’m here to fulfill it as a man of my words. You both have made me really proud and to show my appreciation, I’ll be sponsoring your trip to a two -week training for leading ad agencies in New York where you both will be representing the company. In addition, Cleo you’ll be proceeding on a one week holiday following the training in a city of your choice anywhere in the world.I couldn’t believe what I had just heard. I was so happy, I jumped to hug the chairman and Deji who stood still while I was it.
“Thanks so much daddy but I’ll have to pass on this one. I’ve got a lot of work to do here.” Deji replied, smiling.
“Okay then. Whenever you are ready.” His father replied before turning to the audience encouraging them to enjoy the party.

Ranti had smiles all over her face as she looked at me and then Deji sipping her glass of wine slowly and seductively.
Did Deji just refuse this amazing offer because he had work to do or he just didn’t want to spend time with me. I was confused and it was written all over my face.
Deji stepped down the podium first, offering me his hand as a support while I descended from the podium.

“Hey Deji. Are you okay?” I asked rushing after him.
Cleo, my giving you a hand to step down the podium was me just being a gentleman. Nothing else. From now on, I’ll suggest we keep our relationship professional. I don’t do complicated as I have already had too much of it in my life. I’m not saying you are complicated though. It’s just what exists between us. Enjoy your trip he said as he smiled and walked away. I stood there watching him as he walked away. I had never been so confused in my life. I thought this same guy had feelings for me a while ago. What then is he saying? I felt like walking up to him to make things right. It was at that point I realised I didn’t want a professional relationship with him.

I picked up my bag and headed straight to the hospital. The office suddenly had become so uncomfortable. I met the nurses rolling my mum’s bed away from her room and I wondered if the worst had happened. I felt chills all over. “What’s happening?” I asked in tears as I ran towards the nurse. “Why didn’t you call me?” I asked the Nephrologist as I sat on the floor crying. “I just got an offer from the chairman in my office. I was going to ask him to give me the money instead of a holiday. I was going to pay.” I said crying uncontrollably.
“Your mother is going in for surgery. She isn’t dead Cleo.”
“For real?” I asked jumping up from the floor to take a closer look at my mum.
“I’ll be fine Cleo.” She said faintly squeezing my hands. I continued crying uncontrollably as the doctor held me close.”

“She will be fine Cleo. You made payments today and we got a donor today. It’s like a miracle. You should be grateful.”
“I paid?” I asked confused. “I didn’t.”
“Some lady came in saying you sent her to make payments. Not long after, another lady came in saying the same thing. We had to return her money since we already had enough.”
“I didn’t send anyone doctor.”
“Let’s just say, it’s a good samaritan. I’ll see you soon. Just relax here. I have to be in surgery now. We should be done before night.”

Continues tomorrow in the next episode

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Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by Treasure17(m): 9:56pm On Sep 10
God will replenish those samaritans..

Thanks for the update teacher.
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by Treasurewamiri(f): 11:32pm On Sep 10
2 Samaritans? Ah! Hope Cleo would not be asked for something in return? and how come two people came at different time? So many unanswered questions
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by succana: 12:10am On Sep 11
The Samaritan must be from Deji. Loving the turn of things. She was wrong to have thought Deji tooom advantage of her drunkenness when she was not even sure. I want Deji to teach her a lesson that will make her begging him. It hurts to see someone you love think low of you. Op good job
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by HealthTeacher(f): 7:17am On Sep 11
Amen o. You are welcome �
Treasure17:
God will replenish those samaritans..


Thanks for the update teacher.
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by HealthTeacher(f): 7:17am On Sep 11
Yes o. I hope not Lol...
Treasurewamiri:
2 Samaritans? Ah! Hope Cleo would not be asked for something in return? and how come two people came at different time? So many unanswered questions
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by HealthTeacher(f): 7:21am On Sep 11
Hahahahaha. Let's see how it goes.
succana:
The Samaritan must be from Deji. Loving the turn of things. She was wrong to have thought Deji tooom advantage of her drunkenness when she was not even sure. I want Deji to teach her a lesson that will make her begging him. It hurts to see someone you love think low of you. Op good job
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by izaray(f): 12:11pm On Sep 11
succana:
The Samaritan must be from Deji. Loving the turn of things. She was wrong to have thought Deji tooom advantage of her drunkenness when she was not even sure. I want Deji to teach her a lesson that will make her begging him. It hurts to see someone you love think low of you. Op good job
Lol, just calm down dear

Thanks for the update ma'am
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by HealthTeacher(f): 7:08pm On Sep 11
Episode 18

It felt like I was dreaming. I continually tapped myself to be sure this was happening for real. I imagined for the rest of the day who this good samaritan could be. Was it Ranti? She wasn’t that nice. Was it Deji? He practically hated me now and of course isn't a lady. I was willing to ask everyone I knew and so I headed back to the office telling the nurse at the reception I was going to be back shortly.

“Hey Ranti. Was that you?”
“Me, what?”
“Did you pay the money for my mum’s kidney transplant surgery?”
“She looked at me and didn’t say anything.”
“Ranti, say something.”
“What do you think?” She asked smiling.”
“You are the only one I had the conversation with. So I'm wondering.”
“Yes it was me.”
“But I said I was no longer interested in the bet.”
“You tried. I see the way he looks at you. This is just me helping.”
“Go be with your mum.”
“Thanks Ranti but I’ll like to pay back.”
“How? She asked laughing.
“Never mind. Thank you again.” I said giving her a warm hug.
I continued to Deji’s office to ask him if he sent anyone. I had a strong feeling that it was him even with the current situation of things. If it was him, then I may just have another chance I smiled as I knocked on the door.
I walked right in after I heard him say “come in.”

“So I got to the hospital this morning to see my mum’s bill had been sorted. Was that you?”
“No,” he replied still looking into his desktop.
“But I was thinking you may have sent someone.”
“Are you joking Cleo?” He asked as he looked at me.
“You really think I’ll care that much after how you’ve treated me. I wasn’t joking when I said I wanted our relationship professional.”
“I thought you cared about me.” I said calmly as I walked towards him.
“I may have sent the wrong message but you can’t blame me. I have been really stressed lately." I said as I sat on his table.
“You never really answered my questions. I woke up Unclad in the same bed with you. What did you expect. I wanted to know if you had sex with me. All I needed was a yes or no.”
“What do you think?” He asked as he moved my hands away from his shoulders.
“I don’t know. Tell me.”
“Yes we had sex Cleo and it was memorable. It wasn’t just me. You had fun too. Are you happy now?”

“What did you just say?” I asked disappointed.
“Like I said I want our relationship to be professional from now on please. I thought you visited the clinic to test for STD’s and all . You should have found out already right?”
Now, that was a wake up call. I really never found the time to get myself checked.
“Okay then. I think I agree with you. We should be professional.” I said to his face as I dragged his mouse from beneath his palm and flinged it to the wall hoping it scattered.
Continues tomorrow in the next episode

Cheers

Full e-book available here https://www.healthplatformsng.com/product/for-ten-thousand-dollars-e-book/
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by Shola2019(f): 7:22pm On Sep 11
thanks for the update,awaiting tomorrow's update
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by Treasure17(m): 10:38am On Sep 12
Now you know I was right and why I was castigating Deji from the outset Emex100. I knew he laid with her. If I were Cleo I will charge him for rape. See his reaction self with so much audacity.


Thanks for the update HealthTeacher.
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by succana: 11:03am On Sep 12
I think he said that to get at her. I'm certain he didn't he is not a low life guy that will take advantage of her vulnerability.
Treasure17:
Now you know I was right and why I was castigating Deji from the outset Emex100. I knew he laid with her. If I were Cleo I will charge him for rape. See his reaction self with so much audacity.


Thanks for the update HealthTeacher.
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by izaray(f): 11:19am On Sep 12
Deji that was too harsh

well done ma'am
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by Treasure17(m): 2:12pm On Sep 12
succana:
I think he said that to get at her. I'm certain he didn't he is not a low life guy that will take advantage of her vulnerability.
That's not something to joke with. Subsequent episodes will do Justice to that anyway.
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by HealthTeacher(f): 6:18pm On Sep 12
You are welcome
Shola2019:
thanks for the update,awaiting tomorrow's update
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by HealthTeacher(f): 6:19pm On Sep 12
You are welcome. How do you charge for rape without evidence. You know how it is
Treasure17:
Now you know I was right and why I was castigating Deji from the outset Emex100. I knew he laid with her. If I were Cleo I will charge him for rape. See his reaction self with so much audacity.


Thanks for the update HealthTeacher.
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by HealthTeacher(f): 6:19pm On Sep 12
Thanks
izaray:
Deji that was too harsh

well done ma'am

Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by HealthTeacher(f): 6:20pm On Sep 12
Yea sure Lol...
Treasure17:

That's not something to joke with. Subsequent episodes will do Justice to that anyway.
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by HealthTeacher(f): 7:01pm On Sep 12
Episode 19


“What is happening here?” A beautiful dark skinned lady asked as she walked in.
“Dara meet Cleo. Cleo this is my younger sister, Dara.”
“The same Cleo?” She asked with disappointment written all over her face. I was confused for words and so I walked out.
I was back in the hospital later that night. My mum was still in surgery. I found my way to the pharmacy this time, since the nurses I spoke to earlier didn’t seem to help.
“Can I have a morning after pill please?” I asked the pharmacist looking away.
“When did this happen?”
“What?” I replied acting like I didn’t understand what he meant.
He was quiet and didn't say anything else looking at me in the eyes. I knew I couldn’t escape the question.
“About 3 days ago.” I said lowering my voice.
“I’m sorry ma. The Morning after pill is only effective for up to 72 hours after unprotected sex ma. Why didn’t you get this earlier?” He asked looking confused.
While I was thinking of what to say, the doctor called me.

“Cleo, your mum is now in the intensive care unit. The surgery went well. You can come with me.” I followed him after smiling at the pharmacist leaving him to answer his question himself. My mum’s surgery was successful. I couldn’t be less happier. I guess I’ll just wait and have a pregnancy test when my period is due.


It was exactly two weeks after my mum’s surgery and my mum was recovering well. Dr Zamani asked that she stayed in the hospital a few weeks after her surgery just so the medical team could monitor her closely. Luckily for us what we feared most; her body rejecting the donor kidney never happened and so we were cleared from the hospital to take her home. While my mum was at the hospital, I thought I would get used to living alone but I just couldn’t. I was happy that my mum was back home. Thanks to Ranti and whoever it was that thought to pay my mum’s hospital bill so she could stay alive and come back to me.
"Cleopatra can I meet your friend who paid the bills for my surgery?" My mum asked as she stood up slowly from her bed to sit in her study chair.
"Yes of course." I replied trying to support her as she sat in the chair. I wasn’t sure whether to explain the whole situation to her or just play along that Ranti was a friend who cared. I didn't want to get her thinking just a few months she was away, her daughter whom she trusted had turned into someone else.
"Okay dear. Pls have her come over tomorrow."
"Tomorrow?" I asked surprised at her urgent need to meet Ranti.

"You are not even strong enough." I said trying to get her to consider seeing Ranti at a later date, at least to make time for Ranti and I to get our stories straight so she wouldn't have to suspect otherwise.
"My God! Did I raise you?" She asked moving my face in the direction of hers so she could look into my eyes. "When people are kind to you, especially in a case like ours, you do not procrastinate expressing your gratitude." She said calmly gently pulling my hair backwards.
"Okay mum. She'll be here tomorrow." I assured her with a smile as I stood up and picked up my suitcase. It was the same day I was travelling for the conference in New York but I needed to get to the office first before leaving to the airport at noon.

"Hi Cleo. It's Ranti. Are you still home?" I heard a familiar voice say from the window. What could Ranti possibly be doing in my house at 6:30am I thought to myself and why does it have to be the same when my mum was requesting to meet with her.
"Is that the same Ranti?" My mum asked in excitement. “Let her in please."
"Okay." I replied with a smile that spelt confusion before dropping my suitcase and moving towards the entrance.
Continues tomorrow in the next episode

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Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by Shola2019(f): 7:31pm On Sep 12
finally,thanks for the update
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by Shola2019(f): 7:33pm On Sep 12
thanks for the update
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by do4luv14(m): 8:20pm On Sep 12
No mind treasure, since that chapter nah wetin dey im mind ba dat,

so,,,tey,,,, ah put am for work mak e no let Healthteacher escape

nah sidon e go sidon dey tink about wetin hapun for za oza rum with deji and cleo

naim e no see as healthteacher shake her bodi waka pass am escape




succana:
I think he said that to get at her. I'm certain he didn't he is not a low life guy that will take advantage of her vulnerability.
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by Treasure17(m): 8:57pm On Sep 12
HealthTeacher:
You are welcome. How do you charge for rape without evidence. You know how it is
Yeah I understand but the medical report could be of help.
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by Treasure17(m): 9:01pm On Sep 12
do4luv14:
No mind treasure, since that chapter nah wetin dey im mind ba dat,

so,,,tey,,,, ah put am for work mak e no let Healthteacher escape

nah sidon e go sidon dey tink about wetin hapun for za oza rum with deji and cleo

naim e no see as healthteacher shake her bodi waka pass am escape




Hahahahaaaa grin Take it easy on me. I wasn't thinking about what happened between them alright
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by izaray(f): 9:43am On Sep 13
Today is here already
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by Emex100(m): 10:07am On Sep 13
Treasure17:

Hahahahaaaa grin Take it easy on me. I wasn't thinking about what happened between them alright

I dash you Ranti whole heartedly
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by Treasure17(m): 10:53am On Sep 13
Emex100:


I dash you Ranti whole heartedly
Lol. Nah. Your offering is unacceptable. I deal with human beings and not aliens. Dash me izaray instead. wink
Re: For Ten Thousand Dollars- The Aftermath Of An Unintended Office Romance by Emex100(m): 11:01am On Sep 13
Treasure17:

Lol. Nah. Your offering is unacceptable. I deal with human beings and not aliens. Dash me izaray instead. wink
Tah!!!

No go dey do pass yourself.......

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