Samson Kehinde Olalegbin — Sammy — texted Taiwo from the underground.
I GOT IT!
His sister replied with a series of emojis: no words, no call, just a burst of digital congratulations, then nothing.
The train arrived. As he stepped on his phone buzzed.
“Mr. Olalegbin?” a woman asked.
“Please hold for Mister Phillips.”
There was a click. Sammy’s insides tightened and twisted.
“Hiya, Sammy! I just wanted to personally welcome you to the team. We’re going to do great things together!”
Sammy opened his mouth but there was another click. The woman said, “Welcome to Platinum Galactic, Mr. Olalegbin.”