A SMALL WORLD – SEASON ONE
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Promise was having a word with the cleaning staff when Ope arrived at the hotel with Cindy. She saw them as they walked into the large laundry room, where the brief meeting was being held. She gave Ope a short smile with her lips and a brilliant one with her eyes.
Ope waited until she had dismissed the staff, which she did soon after their entry, before introducing the woman with him.
“Promise, this is Cindy. She will be supervising the catering team as the Head Chef.” Promise’s eyes darkened as she took in what he had said, recalling Cindy’s name and realising who she was. “Cindy, meet my wife, Promise. Promise runs the hotel, so she’s officially your boss.”
“Good evening, ma. It’s lovely to meet you.” Cindy could tell that Promise was not too happy with the pronouncement. The light she’d seen in her eyes had gone. Cindy swallowed. She hoped Promise wouldn’t make Ope change his mind about helping her.
Promise pushed aside her feelings and smiled at Cindy, as though she didn’t know anything about her. “Nice to meet you too, Cindy. When will you be starting?”
“As soon as I can get my things in…or even sooner. If you need me tonight, I’m available,” Cindy said, cheerfully.
Promise shot a look at Ope. “She’s staying here?”
“Yes, dear. I thought she could use one of the rooms in the boys’ quarters. It would be nice to accommodate staff that have to travel far distances.”
“Oh. Where do you stay, Cindy?” Promise asked.
“Eh, Ajah, ma.”
Ajah? That’s not up to 20 minutes away, Promise thought but decided she would hold her tongue and confront her husband later. “Okay. Well, you can start on Monday. There’s no rush.”
“Thank you, ma,” Cindy smiled genuinely. She turned to Ope and realised that she had never called him ‘sir.’ The words, “Thank you, sir,” awkwardly slipped out of her mouth.
Ope realised his mistake as he observed Promise’s reaction…
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