Joshua the security officer episode 12
JOSHUA – THE SECURITY OFFICER
He as well asked her what she also specialized in.
Norah without wasting time disclosed that her friend was a pediatrician.
“wow! You are a doctor too? That is beautiful. A lady with a strong heart” Aaron said to Shilla who was not too happy with her friend for telling Aaron she was a doctor.
Norah just ignored her and laughed off.
Shilla was thrilled with everything about the young man.
He was gently dressed with his hair neatly barbed. He was of the same height with Shilla.
Aaron had a cute face that could make a girl go wild. He spoke softly and gentle.
Among the friends of Shilla,
Norah was her favorite. She was a lady that doesn’t keep things.
Norah always try her best to make a joke out of the most delicate situations. Whenever she was annoyed, she would just talk and let go instantly.
She was a friend like no other.
Shilla and Aaron got to know each other well while they had fun.
They exchanged contacts before parting ways.
Shilla dropped Norah to her place before going home.
Shilla told herself there was no way she was going to fall so easily for the young man.
Shilla took a shower, and felt a little relieved, she went to her home library, she picked a story book titled ” THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW” written by David Elena from her shelves and begun to read on her bed.
The suspense in the story made Dr Shilla wanted to read more and more to the end but it was very unfortunate sleep took over.
The book was so appetizing, it had a story talking about preparing to live a happy marriage.
Shilla was the first doctor to get to work the following day.
Doctor Arnold later entered her office with a guy following him.
He introduced the young man to her as Moses Opolot, the driver he had been talking about.
Shilla stared at the guy for sometime before asking him how long he had been in the driving business.
The driver replied that he had been in the business for more than five years.
He presented his driving license to Dr Shilla to see the details on it.
She was somehow impressed with him.
Shilla gave him the details of his duty as her driver and asked if he was OK with it.
The driver was to pick her early in the morning everyday to work at six and back to the house at five in the evening.
” Moses the hours between 8am to 4pm you will be free and you will do any of your business only if there’s a program, I can communicate” Shilla communicated.
” The most important thing was, you must be on time to pick me to work and back to the house” Dr Shilla said.
” There’s problem at all.” Moses replied.
Shilla sent a strong warning to the driver.
“Moses you have to be respectful, always keep secrets, in fact partly am giving my life in your hands, obey my orders and not do what you wished.” Shilla said.
The driver agreed and assured Shilla he was a well trained guy, there was no need to worry.
” when do you wish to start work?” Shilla asked.
” I would have any problem if i can start now or tomorrow” moses the Driver replied.
Shilla laughed . She realised the young man was ready to work.
She made him start work because he was well known by doctor Arnold.
The driver’s joy knew no bounds. He was all excited for having gotten the work.
The driver showed appreciation to his new boss for having confidence in him. While he was jubilating over his newly found job,
Shilla took a quick glance at him.
An idea crossed her mind. She stood up from the swivel chair.
” Moses follow me” Shilla said.
Doctor Arnold wondered what she was up to.
Shilla took the driver to the parking lot and handed to him her car keys and ordered him to move the car.
Doctor Arnold laughed as usual because he realised what the young lady was driving at.
He knew the driver was too good for her small examination.
Moses entered the car. He unlocked the bonnet and got down. He opened the bonnet and checked the level of diesel in the car.
Being sure of the level, he made sure the batteries were perfectly connected. Moses checked other things before closing the bonnet.
He went round the car and checked the condition of the wheels. He entered the car again and turned the ignition. The car responded with ease.
Dr Shilla stared at him in admiration. Shilla realized the young man was indeed a professional in the driving business.
Moses moved the car a few meters away from where it was parked and parked it back to where it was parked again.
He turned off the ignition and activated the hand break.
Moses removed the key and got down. He stared at his boss to see what she had to say. Whether he passed the test or failed.
Judging from the look on Dr Shilla’s face, doctor Arnold knew she was satisfied with what she saw the driver do.
He had wanted to say something but kept his fingers crossed for Shilla to speak first.
“well done Moses for that job. After testing the car, what do you think is wrong with it?” Shilla asked the driver.
Shilla knew something was wrong with her car. She even had the intention of taking it to the service center during the weekend for servicing.
“well madam, I realised the front tyres needs to be changed. They look too old, otherwise besides that the car condition is fine” Moses disclosed.
“that is true. I will let you take it to my mechanic so it will be changed” Shilla told him.
“I hope he passed the test” doctor Arnold asked when Shilla ordered the driver to follow her to the office.
“I must confess that he is indeed a professional. He knows what he is about. He has more than passed” shilla replied.
Doctor Arnold laughed… ” for being agent or broker, pay me i want go” Dr Arnold joked as usual.
They all laughed.
At the office, Shilla gave the driver some money and the name of the garage she usually serviced her car.
The driver was familiar with the place.
“what do you think about the young man” doctor Arnold inquired when the driver left.
” His first appearance is very deceitful. My fingers are crossed for now” Shilla said while putting on her white overcoat.
“Moses the driver is a family friend, a neighbor, I have known him for more than five years and I must say that nothing bad has been said about him since he started driving. He is a great driver. His wife works in a bank. She is a graduate though the guy isn’t. She always show appreciation to me for linking her to the young man. I am actually the master planner of their marriage” doctor Arnold disclosed to Shilla.
“thank God you know him very well. If he run away with my car, I will hold you responsible” Shilla said and they both laughed.
“well, you have no cause for alarm. I will buy you your car if he turns out to be a bad guy” doctor Arnold assured.
“wait a minute! Did you just say his wife is a bank manager?” Shilla asked looking shocked.
“why the shocked face? Yes she is. I was in the same university with the lady. In fact we stayed in the same hostel, She read Management Accounting. Since you are working with her husband, you will meet her soon” Dr Arnold replied.
“Eeeeh Arnold, u have shocked me.. gosh! When will women value themselves? Why would a bank manager stood so low to marry a mere driver. This will be over my dead body. I mean how will my friends see me? I would rather stay single” Shilla said.
Shilla picked her instrument and a folder ready to go to the ward.
Doctor Arnold shook his head in disbelief, Shilla’s words touched him.
There was nothing he could say to the young lady Shilla, He knew Shilla had misleading pride, her utterances broke him down, but Dr Arnold knew how happily married the two were.
He just stared at her.
The two doctors exited the office and went to the ward to attend to the patients.
The two doctors with the assistance of the nurses attended to the admitted patients and later checked on those that were in the waiting room.
The little girl Gift she operated on some months ago was brought to the hospital by her father for check up.
The little girl was very happy and excited to see her doctor friend.
The little girl disclosed to Shilla that her birthday was on the weekend and wanted to see Dr Shilla at her birthday party.
Shilla had plans for the weekend. She had to meet up with Doctor Aaron and see the way forward of their relationship.
” Sorry Gift, aunt will be busy over the weekend ” Shilla said.
To her surprise, Gift cried, felt bad and begged her to make it to her party. It was a pathetic scene.
Shilla had no option than to accept to go for the birthday party.
Gift stopped shedding tears when the female doctor promised to attend the birthday party.
The little girl Gift thanked her for accepting to go for the party.
The driver returned with the car in a perfect condition.
“Moses take a seat I want us to talk shortly ” Shilla said as Moses wondered.
” How much would want to take as your salary? ” Shilla asked.
” ooh madam you can give me something that can facilitate me and also put something on a plate for my family” Moses said.
” Yes tell me that something ” Shilla said.
” Seven hundred thousand Ugx ” Moses said.
Shilla agreed to pay that amount.
She promised to add more if he proved to be a good driver.
Later that afternoon, Moses took his boss to lunch. He drove her back to the hospital after the lunch.
Shilla received a call from Doctor Aaron.
The young man as usual was calm and soft spoken.
He was very gentle on the phone.
He made Shilla feel comfortable. He asked her if their meeting would be possible during the weekend.
Shilla disclosed that something serious had come up which would need her attention during the weekend.
Shilla pleaded with Doctor Aaron to shift their meeting to the following weekend.
The young man agreed on the phone. They spoke on a few things before hanging up.
Shilla sat in the swivel chair and thought about doctor Aaron. She had a mixed feeling.
The sweetness and calm nature of the young man was making her fall for him but her past experiences were giving her the red signals to be careful about the young man.
“he is handsome, gentle and soft spoken. He is every ladies dream and on top of the list, he is a doctor. A very good profession. What is preventing me from accepting him. Like Norah said, no need crying over spilt milk. It’s already spilt and there is nothing you can do about it. Even Rome wasn’t built in one day, My past can’t hold me back.” Shilla thought and smiled to herself”…
Well, I think doctor Aaron is a good guy. Or what do you think?……………..
…………To be continued.