Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 7
Sasha and Ross had an extremely long meeting due to their arguments till they finally came to a conclusion.
“When I present this to them, they’ll accept it. Trust me”.
“Great. Because I don’t want this to go to court”.
“It won’t”, he said, smiling.
“So what exactly did you say to Lilian to get her to back off?!”
“That’s none of your business”, she said to him.
“No problem. I’ll take my leave now and the next time we’ll meet I will give you the goodnews”, he said, winking and he left.
She sat there for a moment, processing everything till she got interrupted by Ralph.
“So how’s it going. Are you settling them or we’re going to court”, he asked.
“If he’s as good as he thinks, I’m sure we’ll settle them”, she said, smiling.
“Are you okay?” He asked her, sitting beside her.
“Yeah, it’s just that this whole suit reminded me of when Philip was alive”, she said, playing with her fingers.
“Yeah. I remember that time too. You were bent on going to court and he tried to talk you out of it and you didn’t listen. You went to court and you lost”, he said, laughing.
“Yeah. I always hated how he was always right about everything”, she said, chuckling.
“Yeah. Me too”.
“You know sometimes I forget that he was also your bestfriend and I make it seem like I was the only one who lost him. I’m sorry for that”, she said, placing her hands on his hand.
“It’s fine Sasha. You were his everything so it makes sense for you to mourn more”, he said to her and she smiled. “That reminds me, I’m planning to visit his grave today. Do you want to tag along?”
“No!” She said, looking away.
“Is something wrong?”
“Ever since he was buried, I’ve not… uhh.. I..”
“You’ve not been there”.
“Yeah. I can’t go”, she said, tearing up and he pulled her close to him with his hand wrapped around her.
“I get it. I couldn’t also bring myself to visit him too but there are times when I just want to talk to someone and there’s no one to talk to, so I end up going there and I talk to him. I know he can’t hear but sometimes it feels good to talk”.
“I know but I don’t think I’m ready to go”.
“Alright, no rush”.
“How’s your girlfriend doing?”
“She’s fine. She’s been asking of you though. You know we used to go on double dates and all but since…”
“Yeah. Since he died, I’ve not gone out with you two. I’m really sorry for that. I’ll make it up to you too”, Sasha said, smiling.
“Alright. I’ll get back to work now”, he said, getting up and he left.
Ralph and the girls were hanging out at Sasha’s place. They ordered for pizza and drinks and as usual they were all focused on their phones.
“Oh my God. Ross just followed me on Instagram”, Lilian said in excitement.
“Ross? As in Sasha’s Ross?” Rachel asked.
“He’s not Sasha’s Ross. He’s just her lawyer”, Lilian said to her.
“A lawyer who has been hitting on me”. Sasha said to her and Lilian ignored her as she was focused on her phone, scrolling through his Instagram page.
“Wait. Didn’t you say that he was married?” Alicia asked Lilian.
“Yeah. Sasha said he was but I don’t see anything like that on his page”, she said, frowning.
“Maybe he wants to keep it private”, Rachel said, shrugging.
“Wait if he’s married, why is he hitting on the two of you”, Alicia asked.
“He sounds like an a-----e to me”, Ralph said to them.
“He just sent me dm”, Lilian said.
“He’s married Lilian. Back off”, Rachel said to her.
“It’s just a dm”, Lilian said, shrugging.
“Sasha you seem quiet”, Alicia said to her.
“Because I have nothing to say”, she said, rolling her eyes.
“Do you also like Ross?!” Alicia asked.
“No. I don’t like married men!”
“He’s not married you liar!” Lilian said to her.
“What did you just say to me?” Sasha asked.
“That you lied. I just attacked him for being married and asking me out and he said he’s not married”, Lilian said.
“He could be lying”, Rachel said to her.
“Is he lying Sasha?” Lilian asked.
“I don’t know”, she said, looking away.
“So you lied. Why did you lie?”
“I was protecting you”.
“He’s using you to get to me. He started hitting on me right from the first day we met at my dad’s house”.
“At your dad’s house?” Lilian asked.
“Yeah. His mum and my dad are dating and even with that, he still indirectly asked me out. And since he became my lawyer, he’s been trying to flirt with me. So Lilian I just said that to protect you! You’re welcome!!”
“Hmmm. Thank you”, Lilian said in a sad tone.
“Don’t worry Lilian. Your prince will soon come and sweep you off you feet. Forget Ross”, Alicia said to her.
“He just asked me out again, what do I do?”
“Ask him if he likes Sasha? And let’s see what he says?” Rachel suggested.
“Mmm. Okay”, she said and she asked him.
“What did he say?” Alicia asked.
“He’s not replied yet”.
“I smell something fishy” Alicia said, tapping her nose.
“He just replied”.
“What did he say?”
“He did but his interest is somewhere else now”.
“Mmm. Ralph what do you have to say about this?”
“Mmm. For him to admit that he did. I think he’s being honest”.
“So what do I do?” Lilian asked.
“It depends on you. I can’t tell you what to do”.
As they were conversing. Sasha got up and walked away.
“Where are you going to?” Rachel asked.
“You could have just said something”.
“I didn’t want to interfere with Lilian’s call for attention”, she said and she left.
“Ughhh. She gets on my nerves so much!!! Don’t mind her Lilian”, Alicia said to her and they continued their conversation.
“Is anyone home?” Sasha’s dad exclaimed as he walked into the hallway.
“Frederick?” Ann said in surprise.
“What are you doing here?” She asked.
“I came to see you”, he said to her, forcing a smile.
“Okay. What is it?” She asked.
“Can we go to the living room to talk?” He asked her.
“Sure”, she said, leading the way.
“Mmm, the house hasn’t changed much since I left”, he said, looking around.
“It hasn’t”, she said, forcing a smile.
They got to the living room and sat across each other.
“So what is it?”
“It’s about the new woman I’m seeing”.
“Mmhmmm? What about her?”
“We’re planning to take things further”.
“Okay. Good for you”, she said to him.
“When I say further, you know what I mean right?”
“Marriage? Oh, I’ve heard it all before”.
“This time is different”.
“Okay. If it’s my blessings you want. You have it”.
“You’re not going to stop me? If I get married to her there’s no going back”, he said to her.
“Why will I stop you? It’s been 6 years Fred, I don’t care who you end up with or what you do with your life”.
“Hmm, you’ve still not forgiven me?”
“Oh please don’t think so high of yourself. I have forgiven and forgotten”.
“Hmm. So why aren’t we cool?”
“We are cool or what exactly do you mean by cool?”
“You don’t check on me or visit me or anything?”
“It’s called moving on Fredrick and you’ve moved on quite a lot with all the women you’ve been with”.
“You know it’s you I still want”.
“I don’t think your wife to be would be cool with you saying this to another woman”.
“Ann, what’s stopping us from getting back?”
“Number 1, I don’t want you anymore”.
“Alright if you say so. I’ll be sending in the invitation letter when it’s ready”.
“Great. I’ll be expecting it”, she said, smiling.
“I’ll take my leave now. Bye Ann”.
“Bye Fred”, she said and he left.
Sasha was in her office when she was informed that Ross was at the conference room.
When she go to the conference room, she saw him and Lilian conversing.
“Lilian. This is a work place not a place for you to entertain yourself”, she said to her.
“I was just keeping him busy”, Lilian said.
“Okay. Thank you. I got it from here now”, she said.
“I’ll see you tomorrow Ross at our work dinner”, Lilian said and she left
“You know as my lawyer. You can’t be dating any of my employees”, she said to him.
“Fine. The settlement has been done and I’ve fulfilled what you wanted and now I quit”.