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“What exactly happened” I asked Mr Paul anxiously. “My cousin said Daniel had problem with the company he’s working with in the states. He’s employer doesn’t want him to resign, I heard he’s the brain behind the company, so a lawsuit had been filed against him”
“Oh my God, why are this white people like this, so they expect their employees to work under them for the rest of their lives?”
“That’s what they do over there, they are Ready to pay for your brain till it stop functioning.
I even heard they tripled he’s pay and still he insisted he’s leaving”
“Do they have to file a lawsuit? That’s extreme for crying out loud” “He’s been doing some running around, just to win the case. I think he purposely kept it a way from us, especially you, he did not want you to worry for him” “It is well at least now we know what to pray on, they will drop that lawsuit by God’s grace”
“I believe he’ll scale through” “Amen, thanks you so much Mr Paul” “You don’t have to thank me, Mr. Daniel is my friend too” “I hope his absence didn’t affect anything here?” I asked “Not at all, I’ve put things on hold till he comes back” he replied “Ok” We talked a little about me, before we ended the call. *** Days turns to weeks, weeks turns to months and I didn’t hear from him.
Mr Paul had been very friendly, he called and we hang out once in a while. Then one faithful day, my phone rang, i checked the callers ID and guess who called? “Daniel!” I screamed “Daniella, I’m sorry I’ve wronged you, I’m very sorry for the silence all this while. Things are beyond my control “I understand, I’m just happy to hear your voice “Daniella I starred at my phone every night before I go to bed but I couldn’t bring myself to call you” “Those people almost torn me apart, but God intervened, I won the lawsuit” “Thank God “ I screamed. I was so happy.
“Yes, I won, I did not only win, I was paid compensation money worth millions of dollars including my entitlement” “I’m so happy Daniel, finally. I want to hear the full gist, what really happened. Didn’t you notify them that you’re leaving? “Off course I did, I submitted my resignation six month before I came to Nigeria”
“Really that’s enough notice, what exactly is now their problem” “The only problem they have is me leaving the company. You can’t believe I was framed up” “Are you for real?” “I was told to pay some ridiculous amount of money, if I want the law suit to be dropped” “Why are this white people like this! They are racist, I’m sure they can’t do these to a white man” “They think they can buy people over with money, they use your brain and expect to work under them till your brain is inefficient”
“I heard you are the brain behind the company” “I won’t dispute that and I’m been paid handsomely. But I just want to leave, but now is over, I’m a free man” “Congratulations once again” I said “I’m I forgiven?” “You did not offend me, I shut people out too when I’m going through hard times so I understand” “Thanks for your understanding. I really miss talking to you” “Same here” I said smiling “I’m coming back next month, I need to tidy up some things here”
“Alright, we’ll be expecting you” “I promise to talk to you ever day till I return” “Okay…” Every thing went back to normal, Daniel is just too wonderful while Mr Paul was always checking on me. With this new relationship between the three of us, I forgot everything about the past and looked forward to the future.
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