A STOLEN KISS FROM THE CEO! - Season 2 Episode 25
Maxwell leaned back in his seat smiling, as memories of Rex and Marissa’s first encounter came flooding in.
“On that fateful day, Rex and I were having an outdoor business meeting in one of the prestigious lounges in Amzone city. We were in the middle of negotiating a deal when a lady’s piqued but hypnotic voice caught our attention.”
“Nice, that’s my sweet mum!” Leon beamed like a child eating his favorite ice cream.
“Yes, your mum has a magical voice.” Maxwell smiled. “Anyway, as I was saying, Marissa was yelling at an unfortunate fellow, who happened to be her date. Things got out of hand when Marissa suddenly stood up and gave her date an ear-deafening slap on his cheek. The man was about to return the slap when Rex moved over to Marissa’s table with the speed of light and stopped him. On the spot, Rex disfigured the unfortunate man’s face with several punches, making him look like a man who visited a mentally unstable dentist.”
“That’s my dad for you. Adrenaline always pumping.” Leon chuckled.
“Yeah, I think it’s the Treshvire male curse. Nonetheless, I love the adrenaline rush.” Maxwell smirked. “Well to continue my story, Marissa turned on Rex. Instead of thanking him for helping her out, she shredded Rex as though he was the enemy.”
“According to her, she asked Rex these series of questions; do I look a damsel in distress to you? Is this how you go around charging like a senseless lion, beating up people’s dates? Why do men always think that women are weak and can’t take care of themselves?”
Leon couldn’t hold back his laughter. He laughed so hard, that tears started coming out of his eyes.
“In all of Marissa’s downgrading, did you know what your father said in response?”
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“Please tell me,” Leon said, still laughing.
“This was Rex’s out-of-this-world idiotic reply; ‘I’m sorry to have upset an angel. What can I do to me you happy?’”
“You know what, uncle? I still can’t believe my father said that. It’s unlike him. I know he loves my mum but that was just too much humiliation from a lady. I don’t think I would have been that patient like dad.”
“That’s exactly what I felt and thought at that time,” Maxwell chuckled. “The truth is that I hated your mum at first for her insolence. However, when I found out the reason behind her behavior, I understood her better. Over time, she corrected my perception of her through her outstanding personality. Ever since then, we being best of friends.”
“Yes, mum could be annoyingly overactive sometimes but she has a sweet soul.” Dad and mum’s first encounter is kind of similar to mine. The only difference is that Ella never insulted me. She was only feeling frustrated at that time and was been rude in her manner of approach.”
“Exactly, your father was patient to win your mum over. I don’t think I have that attribute,” Maxwell said thoughtfully. “I would strangle any lady that dares insult me, no matter the condition she finds herself in. “To cut the long story short, your father totally ignored the reason why we came to the lounge and started hovering around your mother like a bee to nectar. Apparently, his kind gesture and warm reply broke Marissa’s heart. When she started crying, Rex was ready to move the heavens and earth just to please her. Afterward, they became best of friends and the rest as you know is history.”
“Sure,” Leon smiled. “Uncle max, can I ask you this sensitive question?”
“Go ahead, my boy. If it has an answer, I will give it to you.”
“Well, at first I had no plans of settling down until I met Ella. We started with a contracted marriage but recently, we both agreed to destroy the contract due to our love for one another. Although I love her so much, I dread having a child with her. I don’t know why, but I don’t want to ever have one. I only want it to be just the two of us until we die. I know that sounds selfish, but that’s what I want and I made her understand that.”
“Hmm… I wish you good luck on that.” Maxwell chuckled slightly. “So, what exactly is the question?”
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“I have been meaning to ask you for a very long time. Why have you chosen not to get married or have children?”
“Hmm…” Maxwell smiled and thought for a while. “If I’m to give you a simple and honest reply, that would be this; there is no right woman for me.”
“I could argue that you know!” Leon gazed at his uncle intently. “I was also swimming in that boat until met Ella. Nonetheless, if the right woman comes, would you give her a chance?”
“When that time comes, I would make my decision. However, for children, you and your sisters are also my children.”
“Thanks, uncle,” Leon smiled.
Finally, Leon and Maxwell arrived at their destination.
“Leon, freshen up and meet me at the conference hall by 1:40 PM,” Maxwell instructed. “Be alert, there are poisonous snakes everywhere.”
“Okay, uncle,” Leon replied with a knowing smile. Then they both intentionally took different elevators to their respective suites.
“Boss, the Treshvires have just arrived.” A man dressed in all black and shaded up said over the phone. He was discreetly spying on his target from the lobby area of the Presidential hotel.
“Be specific, idiot! Which of the Treshvires? Rex, Maxwell, or the small boy of yesterday?” A deep and hoarse voice queried over the receiver.
“I’m sorry, boss! It’s Maxwell and Rex’s son, Leon. Rex is not with them.” Even though he wasn’t close to his boss, he could feel the anger in his chilly voice.
“That means the rumors are true. Rex is incapacitated to run the board. This is great news. You and your men should keep an eye on both of them. I want intel on all of their conversations and movement. The stakeholders’ meeting commences at two PM. I do not want any surprises. The chairmanship position is going to be mine and mine alone.”