BOSS CHICK

BOOK 12

 

BOOK 12

 

 

 

JAMAL

 

I stole a glance at her and she looked really furious, but that was all I needed to know she loved me or would not have reacted how she did. That is a plus for me and I have already won her dad over.

 

She rolled her eyes when our eyes met I looked up and her dad had his eyes on us and was hiding a smile “Liyah” she looked up when he called her “I want you to meet my long lost son, his dad was a very good friend of mine more of a brother than a friend actually” he finished looking at me. She turned and looked into my eyes like she wanted to really verify from me then looked at him again “You mean he’s -not your son?” he chuckled and said yes. “I actually want him to tell us what happened to him?” “Jamal? Tell us what happened with you I want to really know my son”. I turned to her and she was looking at me with interest “Well my mom was of mixed race she had a white mom and met my dad when they were schooling and married after school, we lived in the USA till I was ten then they relocated here but I didn’t join them I stayed with my grandparents and my parents visited from time to time”, I sighed heavily ,talking about my parents always reopens old wounds and I hated lying it was true I later went to live with my grandparents but I didn’t want to tip him off, he might know my intentions so I told him half-truths”. “How old were you then?” Liyah asked in a teary voice I turned to her and she had tears in her eyes it hurts that what I’m telling her are half-truths I don’t want to build our relationship on lies but it was necessary to do that I wonder how I’ll make her see the kind of monster he is maybe after we get married cos I don’t think she’ll marry me if she knows what he did. “I was 9” she smiled sadly and the tears started flowing “Ah princess I hate to see your tears,it was destined to happen” I said wiping her tears with my hanky I felt like hugging her tightly maybe that will ease my pain I hated remembering the past and it was very hard controlling myself when the murderer was sitting right next to me I started praying in my heart to control my emotions.”I’m very sorry for what you’ve been through I know how painful it is losing someone you love and both parents at the same time it’s not easy I really like your courage, so when can I meet your grandparents?” I just nodded as he spoke those words the hypocrite didn’t even blanch as I spoke I wonder the kind of conscience he has I was getting too emotional I didn’t want my emotions to ruin everything.”I would like to meet your grandparents” “My grandparents are touring the world right now they will be coming here soon” I smiled when I remembered the last time I spoke with them they were in India and couldn’t stop talking about the Taj Mahal. “Are they Muslims?” he asked “No they are Christians but they made me practice my religion” he nodded “So you really practice not just by name?” “I really do sir”.”You live in a hotel right?” “Yes sir”. “I want you to move here and I really need to rush to the office we’ll talk more when I get back in the evening” I stood up when he stood he shook my hand and patted my back “So happy to finally meet you son” “Sir I want to ask for permission to take Liyah out” “You can take her out but nothing bad should happen to her ,no staying out late and don’t forget you’ll be living here from today” “Yes sir I’m very grateful”.

 

AALIYAH

 

 

 

I was very angry with the two of them especially dad how could he do this to mom I knew their relationship had been rocky but they reconciled long before her death and hiding the birth of a child takes the thing to a whole new level. The worst part is I can’t seem to stop whatever hold Jamal had on my heart. I just listened on as my dad talked about his long lost son but only one thing had my attention when dad said his friend’s son now he’s got my mind I couldn’t just give up on the guy what we have is too hard to find. I wanted to console him when he talked about how his family was killed, my mom’s death really affected me I can’t imagine how I would have felt of I had lost both of my parents ugh I don’t even want my mind to go there, I’m very happy he’ll be staying with us from today .”So are you ready?” he asked when dad left? I looked away I feel sorry for him but he didn’t have to make me lose a thousand years from my life by not even prompting me that he was meeting my dad today then not denying he wasn’t my blood brother when dad said he was my brother “Hey” he said as he squatted infront of me and held my hand “Princess look at me please: are you angry with me?” he asked in a sad voice “I’m sorry ok, I didn’t know your dad knew mine, and I really want to marry you that was why I met with him today” “OK” I said looking into his eyes I couldn’t hold back my smile any longer he smiled back and looked at our joined hands “So about yesternight you said something I don’t want to recall although my heart bleeds whenever I remember those words but is it true?” “No i don’t all I remember saying is I was gonna think about it”

“Really?, I don’t want you to think about us, I want you to love me even if it’s an iota of how I feel about you” my phone rang just then Sumy was a killjoy I wanted to ignore it but that would worsen my case since she already knew I was home and I was the one who asked her to come over Mary walked in just then “Please Ma’am you have a visitor” Jamal stood up and went to stand by the window “Hey Sumy I’ll be right out I’m at the study”

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BOSS CHICK

BOOK 13

 

JAMAL

 

I was very happy things were going my way I just pray nothing goes wrong and even if it does our love will be strong enough to withstand whatever comes our way. “My friends are waiting outside, we are ready to go if you are” she muttered as she walked out of the room, I walked behind quietly thinking about what transpired in the room Was he really the one his reactions were so genuine he could have made me doubt myself . We were met in the living room by her two friends the ones she went to the club with they hugged each other her other friend was just staring at me I wonder why she was looking at me like that did she know me I smiled and nodded at her she looked away probably embarrassed about how she openly ogled.Liyah was whispering something to the friend she was hugging who was sizing me up I didn’t like the look of distrust she was giving me, but I’ll win them all over I am a great charmer, I gave her a charming smile but she just lifted her lip a little,she hugged the other one and turned to me “So Jamal meet my friend Sumy” she said pointing to the first who was still giving me those looks “Ah so I finally get to meet you I’ve heard your name nice to meet you” Liyah just shook her head with a smile of her own “And this is Lisa” “Nice to meet you too Lisa” “Guys this is Jamal my fr-” “Fiance” I finished for her. She opened and closed her mouth, “Uhm let’s go” she said hurrying to the door her friends followed her also speechless.

 

JAMAL

 

She didn’t deny it when I said she was my fiance I smiled and looked around the room very decorative and quite simple there was a picture of her and her dad and another one of her and a woman definitely her mum judging from the striking resemblance,they looked really happy my heart tugged when I remembered my own mom I touched a pic of Liyah giving her dad a peck and another one with her friends probably at a party”. My phone rang and I answered without looking “Bossman here” the line was silent I looked at the screen and it was princess “who I’m I speaking to ” I asked feigning ignorance “Bosschick” she replied “Really you now agree you are mine” “We are waiting for you” she said abruptly ending the call.Finally, I smiled as I left the room they were at the parking lot “I think you and Lisa should take your car I’ll go with Jamal” I heard Liyah say as I reached them Sumy rolled her eyes and asked Lisa to join her “Should we go in your car or mine where’s yours I asked looking through the parked cars and looked back at her when I saw the number plate of a Lamborghini “Really so you are really a boss chick and who’s the boss?” I asked walking to the car her friend honked her horn “Drive us Liyah it seems your friends are tired of waiting already”

 

 

AALIYAH

 

I was lucky I had taken the car key “ok” I said winking at him as I opened the car door”. I want to be outspoken about my feelings for him but I just can’t bring myself to do so. I wondered why Sumy was being unfriendly with him she didn’t even compliment me on the dress and was acting like a Mama bear protecting her cub from predators I liked it, it made me feel loved, but I think she’s overstepping the line I really love my friends they’ve kept me in line during all these years,I only pray it’s for a short while cos I can’t choose between them. We drove out of the house and we’re soon on our way to KFC with Sumy and Lisa tailing behind us “You’ve lived in the states all this while ,which state did you live?” he settled in his chair and turned to me “I lived in LA all my life”.

“Hmm so you are an Angel?” “An Angel?” he asked confused “I meant city of angels” “Ah so you understand Spanish?” “We learn Spanish and French in school” we were quiet again ,”I’m so sorry about your parents, I know how it hurts losing a parent but both my heart bleeds for you” he was quiet as I spoke “So how did it happen was it an accident or arson?” he sighed and closed his eyes, maybe I shouldn’t have asked him was it wrong of me to have ask “Princess I’ll tell you someday today has been so much for me I want to just enjoy your company, just us no memories ok”.

BOSS CHICK

BOOK 11

 

BOSS CHICK

JAMAL

 

I switched off the radio and walked to where his car was he motioned for me to join him, the guard opened the car “hop in” he said when he noticed my hesitance I sat beside him and smiled “Good morning sir” I said giving him my hand he shook it and returned the smile “Drive around Adam” he ordered, it seems Adam was his favorite guard . He cleared his throat and began “So young man what do you want from my daughter ,yea I know about every step my daughter takes” he said when he saw the surprise look on my face. The man looked too good for his age I now knew were my princess had her height from and if I didn’t know any better I would have liked him there is this cool nature about him that makes you want to give him the utmost respect ,sad I already know the kind of monster he is “so? ” he probed when I was quite “first let me introduce myself I am Jamal Bossman son of the late Abdul Malik Parry Bossman”” I kept quiet to see how he would react to my name he seemed deep in thought “Parry Bossman?? Parry you mean the Attorney General who was killed with his family sometime ago?” “The one and only” “I’m so sorry for what you went through ,we were best friends when we were young, we schooled together that was in senior high but we parted ways when I joined the military and he went to the states ,the last time I heard from him was a few months before his death on a case he was judging but I think he never got to prosecute the perpetrator” he looked very emotional when he was saying it“I’m so happy I finally get to meet his son, welcome my boy” he said giving me a hug, I really had to check my anger then ,I was so angry I could have strangled him but one thing that has brought me this far is patience. “Thank you sir” I said in a thick voice. “Adam let’s drive back home I just found my son” he said happily ,the hypocrisy of this man never seizes to amaze me but I was a patient man and a beggar since I was interested in his daughter.

 

AALIYAH

 

I was up early dawn and and prayed through to the morning I did my fajr before drifting off for some time . I was so content when I woke up feeling giddy , all these happiness, I don’t remember if I’ve ever been this happy I mean since my mom’s death I sighed as I bathe scrubbing my lightly as I lied in the bathtub I rinsed my body when I realized I was running late. I chose a maxi skirt and wore it with a blue elbow length blouse.I wanted to make him proud of me today I chose not to apply any make up and just wet my lips with a lip gloss, I felt like doing something new today I want to tell him how much I love him too then tell my dad, I didn’t join dad for breakfast today I seriously didn’t want to see that viper who called herself a mom to dampen my mood I smacked my lips together and looked at my reflection I felt more beautiful than I’ve ever been but there was still something missing I touched my nose which was healing from the piercing I had , A-ha I tied my headscarf like I saw them do in a video and I can tell I look different and more beautiful than ever.The house was quiet when I came down but I could hear my dad talking to someone in his study I didn’t hear the person’s voice but I could tell he was happy from the joy in his voice “Da-ad you’re not at the office yet?” I asked as I walked to the study I walked in and nearly fainted when I saw dad talking to Jamal like they were old buddies “Ah Liyah come meet my son Jamal” the only word I heard was son my eyes welled immediately I couldn’t believe my ears it became very difficult to breathe like all the air just stopped circulating I didn’t know what happened I was hugged and later heard a familiar voice talking to me softly I didn’t want him to stop talking his voice was all I needed then the tears started running down my cheek when I remembered what had happened I looked up and met his eye he was holding me very tightly but my dad wasn’t in the room I wanted to push him away but I felt too weak. “Please leave me alone didn’t you hear what he said you are my brother ” I finished bursting into tears I felt like slapping off the smirk on his face the bastard he knew all along “You and my dad are the worst people right now you knew all along and still pursued me” I looked away and tempted to stand up but still felt dizzy he held me up and seated me on the sofa at the far end of the room my dad rushed in with a bottle of water I tried to remove my hand from Jamal’s tight grasp but he held it tighter I took a sip and gave the bottle back to him he had a very concerned look on his face “What just happened Liyah, you were fine when you walked in”

“I think it’s because I’ve not yet eaten?” my phone rang just then “Excuse me” I mumbled as I touched the answer pad “Hello Sumy how are you, I don’t think I can make it today, I’m not feeling well” she was going to complain about how I stood her up yesterday and was trying to do same today so I asked her to come over. A table was filled with fruits and food when I was done I rolled when I saw the look Jamal was giving me,”thanks dad but I feel like fasting today”. “You are going crazy right? how can you fast when you’ve not intended to do so” he forced me to start eating I rolled my eyes whenever I caught Jamal’s eye I wonder who his mom is ,was she with dad when mom was still alive?.

These are questions that need to be answered by dad himself. They continued discussing God knows what while I ate, I just shoved the food down but tasted nothing even the grape was tasteless . I stood to walk away when dad called me back “Liyah you didn’t get to be introduced to Jamal” “We already know each other dad” I said disinterestingly as I walked away. “Aaliyah come back here” ugh I wish I could just yell all my frustrations out this thing was really getting annoying I was too old to throw a tantrum so I just did what every good girl will do and went back.

 

BOSS CHICK

BOOK 12

 

JAMAL

 

I stole a glance at her and she looked really furious, but that was all I needed to know she loved me or would not have reacted how she did. That is a plus for me and I have already won her dad over.

 

She rolled her eyes when our eyes met I looked up and her dad had his eyes on us and was hiding a smile “Liyah” she looked up when he called her “I want you to meet my long lost son, his dad was a very good friend of mine more of a brother than a friend actually” he finished looking at me. She turned and looked into my eyes like she wanted to really verify from me then looked at him again “You mean he’s -not your son?” he chuckled and said yes. “I actually want him to tell us what happened to him?” “Jamal? Tell us what happened with you I want to really know my son”. I turned to her and she was looking at me with interest “Well my mom was of mixed race she had a white mom and met my dad when they were schooling and married after school, we lived in the USA till I was ten then they relocated here but I didn’t join them I stayed with my grandparents and my parents visited from time to time”, I sighed heavily ,talking about my parents always reopens old wounds and I hated lying it was true I later went to live with my grandparents but I didn’t want to tip him off, he might know my intentions so I told him half-truths”.”How old were you then?” Liyah asked in a teary voice I turned to her and she had tears in her eyes it hurts that what I’m telling her are half-truths I don’t want to build our relationship on lies but it was necessary to do that I wonder how I’ll make her see the kind of monster he is maybe after we get married cos I don’t think she’ll marry me if she knows what he did. “I was 9” she smiled sadly and the tears started flowing “Ah princess I hate to see your tears,it was destined to happen” I said wiping her tears with my hanky I felt like hugging her tightly maybe that will ease my pain I hated remembering the past and it was very hard controlling myself when the murderer was sitting right next to me I started praying in my heart to control my emotions.”I’m very sorry for what you’ve been through I know how painful it is losing someone you love and both parents at the same time it’s not easy I really like your courage, so when can I meet your grandparents?” I just nodded as he spoke those words the hypocrite didn’t even blanch as I spoke I wonder the kind of conscience he has I was getting too emotional I didn’t want my emotions to ruin everything.”I would like to meet your grandparents” “My grandparents are touring the world right now they will be coming here soon” I smiled when I remembered the last time I spoke with them they were in India and couldn’t stop talking about the Taj Mahal. “Are they Muslims?” he asked “No they are Christians but they made me practice my religion” he nodded “So you really practice not just by name?” “I really do sir”.”You live in a hotel right?” “Yes sir”. “I want you to move here and I really need to rush to the office we’ll talk more when I get back in the evening” I stood up when he stood he shook my hand and patted my back “So happy to finally meet you son” “Sir I want to ask for permission to take Liyah out” “You can take her out but nothing bad should happen to her ,no staying out late and don’t forget you’ll be living here from today” “Yes sir I’m very grateful”.

 

AALIYAH

 

 

 

I was very angry with the two of them especially dad how could he do this to mom I knew their relationship had been rocky but they reconciled long before her death and hiding the birth of a child takes the thing to a whole new level. The worst part is I can’t seem to stop whatever hold Jamal had on my heart. I just listened on as my dad talked about his long lost son but only one thing had my attention when dad said his friend’s son now he’s got my mind I couldn’t just give up on the guy what we have is too hard to find. I wanted to console him when he talked about how his family was killed, my mom’s death really affected me I can’t imagine how I would have felt of I had lost both of my parents ugh I don’t even want my mind to go there, I’m very happy he’ll be staying with us from today .”So are you ready?” he asked when dad left? I looked away I feel sorry for him but he didn’t have to make me lose a thousand years from my life by not even prompting me that he was meeting my dad today then not denying he wasn’t my blood brother when dad said he was my brother “Hey” he said as he squatted infront of me and held my hand “Princess look at me please: are you angry with me?” he asked in a sad voice “I’m sorry ok, I didn’t know your dad knew mine, and I really want to marry you that was why I met with him today” “OK” I said looking into his eyes I couldn’t hold back my smile any longer he smiled back and looked at our joined hands “So about yesternight you said something I don’t want to recall although my heart bleeds whenever I remember those words but is it true?” “No i don’t all I remember saying is I was gonna think about it”.”Really?, I don’t want you to think about us, I want you to love me even if it’s an iota of how I feel about you” my phone rang just then Sumy was a killjoy I wanted to ignore it but that would worsen my case since she already knew I was home and I was the one who asked her to come over Mary walked in just then “Please Ma’am you have a visitor” Jamal stood up and went to stand by the window “Hey Sumy I’ll be right out I’m at the study”

BOSS CHICK

JAMAL

I turned up the volume of the radio and sang along as I drove speedily to the hotel  I  smiled at the  doorman who pulled the glass door for me  and whistled an unknown song as I walked into the reception and smiled back at the receptionist who always had a welcoming smile. I don’t know what I would have done if my feelings weren’t  reciprocated , I was smiling like a loon  as  I walked to my room and wondered if I should call her already. I didn’t want her to tire of me plus she was exhausted from all the emotional rollercoaster she went through today. I freshened up and prayed before dozing off dreaming about  all the beautiful babies we were going to make.

 

AALIYAH

 

 

Sumy called Lisa before I could even finish praying I wonder why they were making such a big deal off it. Lisa came over within 10 minutes  “who is he? ” “how did you meet” they asked in unison “Ugh you guys are too inquisitive  I feel so drained please let me sleep” I said pulling them off the bed to make space for me ” “We are not going to let you get any sleep if you don’t tell us, start already then you can have your beauty sleep ” Sumy said stubbornly while Lisa nodded in agreement. I tried giving them my best angry look but they knew me and didn’t budge “you win but I’m saying it only once, I met him at the club yesterday, he saved me from a creep who tried touching me, he took my number and took me out today that’s all” I said rapidly and took a pillow to lie on “no  no what did you just say was it a rap, you don’t get to just blurt it out and sleep, you are giving us every single detail” Lisa uttered turning to Sumy for support “OK guys you know what we’ll all meet up with him tomorrow please let me get some sleep you can check out the things I brought”.

I woke up later to an empty room, I checked my phone clock and it was a few minutes past 4.  I went to the living room to find Lisa and Sumayya looking through the things I had brought they had scattered it all over the place I sat on the bed like sofa that was facing them “since when did you start wearing long dresses??” Lisa asked surprisingly “Just what I was about to ask” Sumy added “I was surprised when I saw you wearing this one but all these??  She added “and they look expensive too” she took another bag and the clothes I wore earlier was in. “A-ha I knew  it ” Lisa check this out she said throwing it to her Lisa smelt it and asked if I wore it today.  “She wore that today and changed into this one when they went out”. I just sat there as they talked about me like I wasn’t around  “was he the one who asked you to change?” they asked in unison “Yes he said he doesn’t want others seeing what belongs to him” “mmm I like him already ” “me too” “someone finally made you wear something long” “You lie I wear long” they gave me the tell me about it look and I held my hand up in a surrender gesture “OK maybe not often but I do wear it”, I sighed and continued “guys I don’t know what is happening  to me but I know I’m in love with this guy he makes me feel things I can’t describe he just makes me feel” I sighed putting my hand on my chest. “Woah the girl fell real hard” Lisa said in a teasing voice “Yea real hard” “So what’s his name? ” Sumy asked “Jamal, and you know what he doesn’t even know my name yet, he calls me princess”.  Sumy always being the voice of reason had a concerned look on her face “Does he know who you are?  As in who your dad is?” “No he doesn’t and he is pretty loaded himself, look at all the stuff he bought for me I estimate it to be about a thousand”. Lisa threw one dress at me and I was really surprised, it was a black  Prada dress and was worth over a thousand Cedis . “please tell me it’s not true” “if you add up all the prices you’ll get over four thousand Cedis and that’s  a  lot to spend on a girl you just met yesterday ” Lisa added reasonably.

I called Adams to come pick me up   late in the evening Lisa and Sumayya helped me put the bags in the car “tomorrow and be there on time  ok ” “OK but don’t stand me up like you did earlier ” warned Sumy .

I took a bag and asked Mary to bring the rest  inside. ”

He called late at night like he did yesterday and this time I couldn’t nag just listened to him and answered where necessary “so when do I get to meet your dad?” I choked when he asked I coughed a little , he said sorry at every sound I made “don’t you have water close to you??” I took a bottle of water from the mini fridge in my room and took a sip my voice was scratchy when I talked “my dad? Are you for real I don’t even know you yet how can you talk of meeting my dad??” “so you don’t love me?” he asked in a sad voice “I’m not really sure of that yet?? Maybe, I’m still thinking about it?”  “Really? Then I want to tell you I am heads over heels in love with you princess and want to marry you right away”. I ended the call when he said that but had a smile on my face this man was going to be the death of me I LOVE him with love on block words maybe he doesn’t know how much yet but marriage I think that will be dealt with tomorrow.

 

JAMAL

 

I smiled when she ended the call but I was going to marry her,  I prayed before going to sleep praying to dream of her.

I was excited the next day I hit the gym after my dawn prayers and slept .

I was woken by the  buzz of my phone “Bossman speaking, yeah I’ll be there early in the morning yes I can’t make it there today , tomorrow, he has to patient till then” I finished pressing the end button. I smiled when I remembered I’ll be seeing her today it was all worth it.

I was at her house before 11:00 am I wanted to see her dad today and I just hoped she’ll wear one of the dresses I bought for her yesterday I was stood at the gate as a  black Lincoln was driving out,definitely her dad,  the glass was rolled down and and he motioned his fingers calling one of the guards I wonder why he had a lot of them I chuckled hysterically and shook my head when I remembered how my dad was killed.  One of the guards knocked on the glass and I rolled it down “The boss wants to see you ” I nodded and got out.