Without knocking on the door, Ellie James helped herself into her best friend's office. Like always, her bestie was seated on the chair behind the huge mahogany desk. Her attention was on the work she was doing on her iMac and beside the desktop was a file that contained some important papers.
"You need to get a life, babe, " Ellie said as she walked further into the luxurious office.
"I will, as from tomorrow, " Arianna replied, not taking her eyes away from the computer. There was only one person who was welcomed to Ari's office at any time and that was Ellie. So the moment Ari heard someone walk in without knocking, She knew it was Ellie James, her confidant, her best friend, and the general manager of her company
"Don't tell me you are still going on with that plan. I thought we agreed you were going to let it go?" Ellie said, taking a seat on the chair opposite Arianna.
Ari paused the work she was doing and turned her attention to her best friend. "I can't. He has to pay for all the pains, tears, and humiliations he cost me and my family."
Ellie sighed. "Is there anything that I can say or do to make you change your mind?"
Ari shook her head.
"I'm not comfortable with your decision, Arianna. I'm scared for you. I'm afraid everything will backfire on you. I know that asshole ruined you and your family in the past but getting revenge against him is like inviting him to do more harm. You're in a good position now. You have a good life; you run a successful company so let bygones be bygones. You don't have to plot any revenge because he who has done evil will surely reap the fruits of his labor." Ellie said.
"I appreciate your concern, babe. But you should know by now that no one can convince me when I've made my decision about something."
"Then I think I will involve Mom, " Ellie voiced out.
"Even Mom wouldn't be able to stop me. But I don't want her to know because she will get all stressed up. Please, she must not know about it. The last thing she wants is for any of her loved ones to associate themselves with that demon and his family."Ari explained.
"You know that getting revenge against Alexander Clay will be very hard. That dude and his family are always guided. How do you plan on going through this? I don't want you to end up in jail, Ari"
"I won't end up in jail. I have a well thought out plan." She answered.
"Which is?" Ellie asked.
"To seduce him, " Ari answered
"And how will you get to seduce him? By stalking him?"
"I have no problem with stalking him but I won't achieve my goal with that. I need to plant myself in his life. He has to see me and deal with me every day for me to be able to get my revenge. My plan will go well if I can be his secretary."
"Arianna?!!!" Ellie groaned as she ran a hand over her long, dark, and curly hair.
"I know I'm sounding like I'm crazy but I promise you that I'm far from being crazy. Seeing Alexander go down for his torture towards me and my family means so much to me and I'm ready to do all it takes to achieve it."
"What will happen to this company if you run off to be his secretary? Your company is already getting all the accolades it deserves, Ari mills is getting popular and more successful day by day, we are getting more clients and partnership deals. This company is one of the most sought Textile companies in the country. Can't you just focus on it rather than channeling your energy to that Clay asshole?" Ellie asked.
"I know you're looking out for me but please be calm and listen to all that I have to say. I'm no fool to leave my company when it's at the peak of its success and run off to work for Alex who does the same business as me. I'm only going to be his secretary to ruin him, not to work my ass off for him and his company."
"I've been working really hard for weeks now so I can leave everything in place for you to take over in my absence. I'll still be available to do my duties as the owner of this company. All I ask is for you to cover up for me during the day when I'll be with Alex. I know I can pull this through, Ellie. All I need is your blessing." Ari said, looking into Ellie's eyes.
Ellie sighed. "I forgot how stubborn you can be. How will you get the secretary position because I'm sure he has one already or is there a vacancy at CLAY International?" She asked. She wouldn't be surprised if her best friend was stalking Alex's company for this information.
Arianna shook her head. "There's no Vacancy." She took out a brown envelope from her drawer and placed it on the desk before Ellie. "We will make a deal with his present secretary to quit her job."
"Do you think he or she would accept?" Ellie asked, reaching for the envelope to take a look at the content.