Mr. Chairman, the board requests your presence.

“Grrr, don’t they know I had having to stand up?” The chairman of Constellation Industries cursed as he hobbled across his beautiful office and through the open door to answer the summons of the board.

As he remembered how he was given his current position, it brought back the same emotions as it did three years ago.

With is last act as chairman, Dante Vincent unified the offices of the President and the Chairman of the company and stepped down so Emeka could assume power.

He died shortly afterward, and Emeka started the process of making Constellation Industries a self-sustaining beast.

He pushed open the heavy wooden doors that led to the board room and resumed his seat at the head of the table.

“Gentlemen, to what do I owe this pleasure?”

“We have met here today to acknowledge the amazing work you’ve been doing here since accepting the role as the chairman of the company. We also want to beg you to reconsider your resignation.”

“Haha, we’ve been through this before.” Emeka laughed as he formed his reply “I’m leaving Constellation Industries to travel the world with my family. I’ve done all that I can and my replacement is a capable man.

Don’t worry, you’ll get by somehow.”

“What will you do when you get tired of roaming the earth Emeka?”

“I don’t know, maybe I’ll start a blog.”

Silence greeted his reply so he filled it by asking his own question.

“Will there be anything else? If not, I’ll take my leave.” He said with finality as he stood up and slowly walked towards the doors he had come through.

“Wait, Emeka,” One of the board members called as he stood up. “I wish you the best of luck in everything you do if anyone truly deserves it then that someone is you.”

“Thank you.” Emeka replied without turning around.

When he finally made it to his office, he picked up his phone and called the most important woman in his life.

Hadija, are the kids ready?

“Yes dear, we’re just waiting on you.”

“I’m leaving the office now. I’ll be there soon.”


“yes dear?”

“I love you.”

“I love you too dear, more than life itself.”

Everything was going to be alright, after Dante’s passing and Emeka taking the reins of the company, everything had pretty much been smooth sailing.

Cassie had moved abroad with her son, Chris was healthy, and Hadija trusted him again.

Emeka looked out of his massive office wind like he had so many years ago and knew it was time to put Constellation industries behind him and start a life he could be truly proud of.


As Written by Daniel Ndukwu.

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