“Terry! You never bothered to learn my name, even after I became your president,” he said. “It’s Joshua, Josh for friends, but you’re not a friend now, are you?” He added. He eyed me with the displeasure of a demon eyeing a faithful church-goer. “To what do I owe this pleasure?”
I savored the moment. Making him squirm has always been a pleasure of mine. “I was accidentally put on your case, how unfortunate.” I smiled. “So, I hear that someone battered you and by the looks of it they got you good!”
“Don’t they have better lawyers?”
“Oh don’t worry Juju, everyone knows we’ve got chemistry.”
“Joshua! It’s Joshua!”
“I don’t give a rat’s ass.”
I stood there as he contemplated on what to do. I could see his spidey eyes darting from point to point. I took the chance to look around. Books and files were scattered all over his desk, I could tell he didn’t have a knack for neatness.
“Don’t touch anything,” he said coldly.
“Where’s my niece?”
“Dead, I hope. She did this to me. You better pray I don’t find her.” He came close. “Have your team take care of this.”
I didn’t even have a second to process what he had said before Jake burst in, carrying a body bag. Something in my gut told me that it was Taliah in that bag. I felt my head reeling. What has this monster done to my little girl? Jake walked right over to Josh and they said a few things before he (Jake) scurried off, body bag in tow. I felt faint. The room was spinning. “Who’s in that bag?” I asked, with my heart in my mouth. He just smiled. I felt sickened.
“Terry dear, always a pleasure seeing you. I have business to attend to so you better leave now.” He started going to his desk.
“No! NO!” I screamed as I tugged on his shirt. “You can’t do this!”
“Oh, Terry, I already have. SECURITY!”
As they dragged me out I could see the evil grin persistent on his face. NOT AGAIN! I SWEAR VIETTA, I DIDN’T MEAN TO!