Thursday: Grey

Matthew stepped out of the lift during tea-break and walked towards Diana’s office.

Her desk was empty.

He’d dialed her number twice but there was no response. He set the cup of tea on her desk and turned to the lady sitting opposite her desk.

“Hi, has Diana come in today?”

“No, she’s not. Charles came looking for her too but I told him she had not reported today.”

“Is she sick or something?”

“I don’t know. She’s never missed a day of work, maybe something came up, but look, have you called her?”

“Yes, she’s not answering.”

“Which number?”

“Her Safaricom number.”

“Here, let me write for you her Airtel number, just make sure she’s okay, look, I am not being nosy or anything, but that Charles, he’s looking for any reason to take up her job, and between you and me, he’s almost there.”

“Thanks, I’ll keep that in mind.”


He took the paper from her, keyed in the number on his phone, saved it and made his way back to the lift.


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