Sandra was in her room deep in thought she kind of admired Roy, the way he carried himself.
“what a gentle man” she murmured inwardly, she knew she shouldn’t be thinking of Roy but she find herself doing so..
She suddenly heard the horn of a car, she quickly peep at the window to her surprise it was her dad, she dashed out at once. she liked her dad more than her mum, She ran to meet him and gave him a welcoming hug…
” welcome dad “she greeted her dad amicably. They all walked to the sitting room while her mum and the maid prepare dinner, they sat down in the dining eating before her dad decided to break the silence…
” so when are you fixing the date of your wedding ” Mr Johnson asked as he gulped a glass cup of water starring at Sandra in the process.
” Dad please don’t bring the topic” Sandra replied politely not wanting to duel on the issue.
” And why was that ” her dad asked curiously putting all his attention on his daughter.
” she said she will not marry lex ” her mum chipped in while Sandra gave her a deadly look.
” Why don’t you want to marry lex, he is a nice man from a good family, lex is every woman’s dream and he loved you ” her father said while Sandra scoffed.
” lex is not a saint, I don’t love him and I can’t Marry him ” Sandra blunted
” Young lady you are marrying lex weather you like it or not, you are already pledge to be together, I think you should start putting that idea in your head ” her dad replied trying his best not to shout at her while Sandra shrugged, she would have left his presence but she hate disrespecting her dad…..
Nina was just coming from the market with a polythene bag on her hands, Victor who sighted her quickly followed her…
” Hey Nina “he smiled while she halted and gave him a lethal look.
” Hey Nina how have you been, I have been looking for you like forever ” he added while Nina just hissed and left him, she was walking fast while Victor followed her and held her hand…
” she gave him a resounding slap while Victor held his cheek, she stared at him in disgust and left him..
Victor quietly walked away from her and meet his fellow friends who was busy laughing at him..
” Guy you no try Ooo, see the way that babe slap you, you no tear am your own back ” one of his friend said..
” I just dey laugh you, if girl no gree, you go bone am, now she don see you finish ” another of his friend added …
” make ena no worry that babe go pay for this slap ” Victor said with an evil smile while his friends stared at him in awe……..
Nina was so furious, she decided to visit one of her friends , she was tired staying at home, there is no Roy to keep her company ..
She walked to one of her friends house, she knocked on her door while she quickly ushered her in, they both sat down in the parlor…
” Can you imagine that idiot is still asking me to be his girlfriend” Nina told her friend immediately she sat down on the couch…
” Is it Victor the tout ? ” her friend asked while she nodded..
” Maybe is because you don’t have a boyfriend that’s why he decided to ask you to be his girlfriend, he can’t try that on me lucky will just kill me with one hand ” Vivian boasted..
” I don’t know what’s delaying Roy to pop up the question, abi is that hard to ask a girl to be your girlfriend? ” Nina asked in a flummoxed manner..
” I don’t know about that, I think you should ask Roy out , take the charge than for you to be waiting for him to pop the question ” Vivian suggested while Nina shrugged..
“No! It’s not right it will look as if I am cheep” she murmured..
” dey there! , for Indian na women dey proposed to man,, gone at the days when we do wait for them, if it’s me I don’t mind asking him to be my boyfriend, you know handsome guy like Roy are hard in the market, so my friend I advised you take charge before another woman overpower you. you have to take the bull by the hone ” Vivian advised..
” Are you sure of what you are saying,” Nina queried..
” yes! , now that he is working so many girls will want to find their way to be with him, babe shine your eye ” Vivian said shining her eyes to emphasize her point while Nina shrugged in resignation…
She concluded to herself that she was going to ask him to be his girlfriend, she knew Roy was shy,” maybe he is scared she will turn him down “she finalized to herself…
They gisted and talk for about sometime before they decided to call it a day, Nina had finally made up her mind to ask Roy out, and she had planned on doing that the next day
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The next Roy was at home, it was his off day, Nina went to visit him with the intention to ask him out.
Vivian really did a good job in persuading telling her to take the charge…
She and Roy were both seated on the bench outside his house..
“see Roy there is something I wanted to tell you ” she breathed while Roy stared at her.
” What is that?? ” Roy asked nonchalantly.
While she breathed heavily and stared at him.
” I don’t know how to say it, I have been waiting for you to say it but I guess you were shy, Roy I love you and I will wants us to start a relationship together ” she finally drop the bombshell while Roy stared at her in astonishment he wasn’t expecting such from her, he had always take her as a sister and a best friend, he didn’t want to hurt her, telling her no might halted the friendship they had, and he was not ready to loose her, he knew he like Nina but as a sister and as a friend, he don’t have feelings for her, Nina was starring at him anticipating him to concede to her request.
While Roy stared at her all he could see was great love, he had never fell in love before, he doesn’t know how it feels, ” does he love her”? He questioned himself inwardly.
He was in quandary if he should say yes or no
To be continued