There is nothing better than having the man of your dreams on your side, knowing without a doubt that he is always going to be by your side no matter the situation; come rain or sunshine he is always going to stand by you. But what happens when the very person against you is the one person that brought him into existence – his mother.
I know he loves me and all but at the end of the day she is his mother and she will always have a say in his life.
I walked into the office looking like I had been run over by a tractor, I avoided my colleagues because I wasn’t in the mood to make conversations so I just locked myself in and buried my head into work.
Was later disturbed with the sound of my phone.
‘Mrs. Kunda goodmorning’,
‘Good morning ma’am.’
‘News has reached us that the funds that were supposed to be distributed to chipata constituency are being mishandled.’
‘I had no knowledge of that.’
‘Well I want you to look into that.’
‘Is there a particular person we are looking into?’
‘The Mafinga MP.’
I dropped the line and sighed. What was really wrong with these members of parliament, they had everything at their disposal and yet they still wanted more through illegal ways. Didn’t they for once think that maybe they would be caught, or maybe they invested so much that they had no worries whatsoever.
I logged into my account and started digging on whatever I could find.
Thirty million had been given to the government by the world health organization to go towards the vulnerable children in the country and chipata constituency had been chosen in particular to receive the funding and word is going round the office that the money has been mishandled.
I read the statement again before I could do some research on the man. I spent about thirty minutes trying to dig into the file but unfortunately it kept telling me that it was protected and that I couldn’t get through.
I left the office and went straight to our computer guy.
‘Desmond hai.’ I greeted whilst standing on the door
‘If it is not the beautiful Felicia herself.’ He said swinging his chair
I smiled a little
‘Do you have a minute?’ I asked letting myself in
‘Sure, I can spare some time.’ he said keeping his eyes on the door.
‘Sorry.’ I said as I closed it
‘Thank you.’ He responded
Too many secrets in our organization you couldn’t trust just any one.
‘So how can I help you?’ he asked getting serious now
‘Well, Madam Vice President has asked me to look into something but I can’t get through because apparently the document is secured.’ I told him handing him a flash drive
‘How so? I thought nothing is hidden from us.’ He said connecting the flash drive to his computer which had a huge screen against the wall for everyone to see
‘My thoughts exactly.’ I told him
He started pressing some things and it told him that it was secured and that he needed a security code if he had to open it.
He laughed a little
‘How many people are on this case, or whatever it is that is in this flash?’ he asked
‘I have no idea because I was just given to look into it.’ I responded
‘Come look at this.’ He said pointing to some yellow writings on the screen
I turned to look at the screen
‘Each organization has an encryption code and if you are a member you need to know that code in case of such security trespasses.’ He told me before pausing
‘What is the security code for our organization and what is the color?’ he asked
‘Our security code is ATPOV1720 and it always appears in blue.’ I responded
‘Now look at that code again; ZSPOP2710’. He told me
‘What can you make out of that code?’ he had continued
‘No way.’ I responded astonished
He entered some numbers and just when the document had reached at 90% before opening, we saw some security officers heading towards his office.
‘I have to shut this down Felicia.’ He said anxiously
The doors opened and the ZAF officers entered with the Vice President behind them; they stood still and made way for her.
‘Desmond what is the meaning of this?’ she asked furiously
We both looked at her not knowing what she was talking about exactly
‘I asked you a question, why were you trying to hack into private information?’ she asked again
‘But ma’am, you told me to look into the MP and I couldn’t find anything on him because it was secured.’ I responded as calm as I could
‘I asked you to look into the MP and not hack into the President’s private files, I got a call from state house and I was being questioned why someone from these grounds is trying to break into their system.’ She said still furious
‘Not another word Felicia.’ She cut me short
‘The president requests for your presence immediately. There is a car waiting outside.’ She told me dismissively
I had never met the President on any grounds in a heads on conversation, it was always about me in the background. In meetings or maybe other formal gatherings. And now I was scared out of my wits
‘We might have found a loop hole.’
‘Yes, she fell for it?’
‘I hope Desmond can get through this.’
‘What about him?’
‘He thinks he might have put her in trouble.’
‘He will get over it soon.’
‘He will be into full operation soon.’
‘Can she at least carry her own baby, just one?’
‘Nonsense, a child will weaken him. He thinks it was done, he continues to blame himself but it’s the drugs that keep working and he will stay that way.’
‘What if he finds out?’
‘She will hate him.’
‘They love each other too much, she will forgive him.’
‘Then we will take him down.’
(The information in this story is in no way connected to any person or organization but the author has broadened her mind to bring fiction into words and will disclaim any liability in connection with the use of this information)
‘You do not look yourself’. He says
‘I have a case at hand.’ The president responds
‘You always have a case at hand, why is this one different?’
‘Well we are having Felicia fired.’
‘Justin’s wife?’ The man asks shocked
‘Well Justin has to be in full operation so we want her out.’ The president responds
‘Yes, I and the organization.’
‘Is Wane part of this?’
‘She is the Vice President.’
‘Language, I am the president and I can get anyone into this operation.’
‘You might be the President but I put you into power.’
‘But the people know me as their leader and you cannot take me down.’
‘Do not try my patience young man, I picked you up from nothing and made you who you are. You were just a secretary working for a private company and I saw potential in you, I believed in you and made you head over this nation but do not forget who has all the brains.’
‘I cannot live under you forever, I am the President and can put a stop to your life anytime.’
‘I see you have grown some wings.’
‘I am tired of living under your shadow, I want to rule with the knowledge I have acquired and not by the rules laid down by someone.’
‘It’s funny how after power gets into the minds of primitive people they start to behave like they have everyone tamed.’
‘I will not allow you to insult me’
‘Now listen to me you piece of trash, I put you in that seat and I can take you down any time I feel so. You will not go against my words and you will bow down when I say so, you will kiss my palm and do exactly what I trained you for. Are we clear?’ The mystery man says angrily to the president
‘Are we clear?’
‘Yes.’ The president responds his head bowed down
‘And before I forget, do not try to fire Felicia. Justin will find a way of telling her the truth and if it collides with his work, I will personally take him down and leave no trace of his miserable life.’
‘My word is final.’
I have never been so anxious in my life, the vice president was furious because according to her we were trying to get into the president’s private files.
The drive to his office was the longest I have ever taken, I could feel my heart beat, my palms were sweaty and I couldn’t stop fidgeting. The driver must have noticed this because he kept staring into his mirror. I know I wanted out but not this way, if the president blacklisted my name I would never work in any government organization again and I am pretty sure no private firm would want to hire someone who has a bad record with the president.
‘We are here ma’am.’ The driver told me
‘Oh, I didn’t notice that.’ I responded
‘Ma’am.’ The driver said
‘Yes.’ I responded
‘Whatever happens in there, do not lose yourself, do not forget who you are or what you are made of. The president is just a person like any other who
worked his way up to the top.’ He told me
‘Thank you.’ I responded honestly
I really needed that because I was beginning to worship the ground his Excellency was walking on. I was scared out of my wits and I needed someone to remind me that I was still a strong person and not even the government could tear me down.
I had changed into pumps afraid I might trip and fall because of anxiety but I decided to put back my heels, I did a retouch of my makeup and carried my handbag with some files out of the vehicle like I owned the world.
I walked into the offices majestically, leaving a trail of my scent behind me.
‘You shall leave a mark everywhere you go.’ My inner goddess reminded me
I smiled to myself as I approached his Excellency’s office.
‘Good afternoon miss.’ I greeted the lady at the entrance of the office which saved as a reception
‘Good afternoon, do you have an appointment?’ she asked her fingers on her keyboard, her eyes not leaving the PC
‘I am not quite sure, but…’
I paused when she stopped typing and glared at me through her cat like eyes
‘You are not sure?’ she asked in one of those voices you are trained to use when you serve in hospitality facilities.
‘Her excellency, the vice president told me that his Excellency the president wanted to see me.’ I told her putting myself together
She glared at me one more time then picked up her land line whilst standing up.
‘Are you expecting a miss…’
‘Mrs. Kunda.’ I responded when she looked at me
She put her phone down and asked me to go in using an ID that was just on the left side of her table and that two officers would walk with me
‘Do you have to stand up even when talking to him on the phone?’ I asked her
She stared at me, this time her eyes piercing right through me
‘You don’t have to answer that.’ I said rolling my eyes
I put the ID in the security panel on the door and waited for it to turn green, it asked for my thumb print, eye lens scan and voice recognition. I did all that and the button turned green.
The door opened and I was welcomed with an environment of command, the couches were on the right side of the office and on the walls were pictures of all the republican presidents since we obtained our independence.
The office was way much bigger and better than I had ever imagined it and his Excellency’s table was just on the center with two chairs opposite it.
I stood still as he was on the phone and facing the other side, I had a chance of turning back but I told myself I wouldn’t chicken out. I looked at the officers that were on each of my side and both of them were in salutation.
After a few seconds he turned around, and lo and behold I was face to face with the President of the Republic of Zambia, the Chief in Command, his Excellency Nathan Kakoma Snr.
HMMM WHO IS THIS MYSTERY MAN🤔🤔