Jordan got the ring from the plate and went on a kneel before saying “Will you marry me Nancy?”
To say i was shocked is an understatement, because the proposal came as nothing but a rude shock. Getting proposed to is every girl’s dream and screaming “YES!” as an answer is like the simplest thing on earth but answering the question gets tedious when the love is no longer burning.
In my case the question was difficult to answer because i was not sure if i could put up with Jordan’s behaviour for the rest of my life if we were at all bounded by marriage and on the other hand i could not vouch if accepting Jordan’s proposal and refusing to get married to him would not create a messy suituation.
“Common sunshine, am waiting, we are waiting”
Jordan’s voice brought me out of my thought. “We?” i asked as i looked around our table. There was a crowd of people already with their smart phones up, ready to capture the event. I murmured ” oh my God” as i slowly stood to my feet and faced Jordan. I looked at Jordan, he was happily on a kneel with a ring in his hand. I could not bare to reject him publicly because i could not imagine the embarrassment it would cause and knowing Jordan to be soft hearted, i knew he could end up hurting himself if i should reject him.
I wished my family was with me as i slowly walked to Jordan.My family were the only people i trusted with making a life time decision for me.I was infront of Jordan with my hand stretched out already when i thought of what my mom decision would be. “Never sacrifice your happiness for nobody” I remembered my mom’s words and i realised i was ready to accept Jordan’s proposal just because i did not want him to be embarrassed. “My happiness should come first! No matter what”.
I heard a voice scream in my head and i took a quick step backward, away from Jordan causing the ring to fall off.
“What is wrong baby?”
Jordan asked, but instead of giving him a response, i grabbed my phone from the table and sprinted out. Without minding the crowd or the out come of my action, i ran to the exist as fast as my legs could carry me.
“Nancy! Nancy!” I could hear Jordan’s voice behind but his screaming did nothing to stop me.
Not until i got out of the restaurant did i realise that i left my car key and my bag behind. Going back was an impossible idea.
I was still thinking on what to do when i heard Jordan scream my name from behind. I could not wait because i could not face him and i could not bare to see the disappointment in his eyes.
“Bike!” I shouted immediately i saw an empty commercial bike coming my way. I mounted on the bike and told the driver to fly away. He zoomed off and the sadness i felt within me after leaving Jordan behind knew no bound. “I thought i would be happy that i made the right decision” i thought with tears in my eyes.
I rushed off the bike immediately the driver parked in front of my gate, forgetting to settle the bike man, all i wanted was to be in comfort of my room. ” Madam wey my money?” the bike driver’s voice stopped me at the gate, i told the gate man to pay him and ran inside.
I met Mi mom and Khole in the livingroom, i could not even bring myself to greet the them as i ran into my room.
“Nancy! What is wrong with you? Open up” i heard mi mom and khole’s voice from outside. I slowly walked to the door and let them in.
“Nancy what is it? Where is your car? Were you robbed?” mi mom asked immediately she got in. I replied no as I slowly walked to my bed. ” Then what happened?” khole asked.
I cleaned the tears forming in my eyes and said “He proposed”
Mi mom moved closer to me and asked “who proposed?” i told her Jordan and she asked if i accepted him. I could no longer talk inbetween my tears so i only noded negatively, Mi mom took mi into her arms and said “you did the right thing”.
After a long time of continuous weeping, i told khole and mi mom that i wanted to be alone and they obeyed my wish.
I was about to lay on my bed when i got a message alert. “Thanks for the public disgrace, i thought you love me but i never knew it was all for show.Your car is with me and do not dare to send someone to get it for you.Get your a-s down here cos i need answers! (Jordan).”
That was the message content.I read the message over again with shaky hands before i quickly disconnected my phone and dump it under my bed.I wrapped myself up like a child, expecting war from Jordan.
“You have a guest” khole said as she woke me up the next morning.I slowly came out of bed and went to the livingroom. To my surprise it was kelvin.
“Nancy what happened to you?” kelvin asked with worries as he hugged me.I gently settled in a chair and narrated all that happened to kelvin.
“What rubbish! Who does he think he is? Am getting your things right away!”.Kelvin shouted and stormed out of the house.All my effort to get him back proved abortive. Knowing what Jordan could do, i was scared for kelvin. I wished he listened to me!.
I pleaded with kelvin not to go after Jordan, i even showed him the text message Jordan sent but he refused my plea and stormed out of the house.
Kelvin angrily walked to his car and i followed him. He opened the door to his car and was ready to close it when i held to the door and pleaded with him not to go again.
Kelvin sighed and came out of the car. He slowly removed my hand from the door and said
“Nancy, i know you don’t want me to do this but i have to. All this has to stop once and for all, okay? Trust me, i will be back before you know it, I promise”
I only looked down at my feet and noded. Kelvin briefly kissed me on my forehead and zoomed off. Since i could not stop him, all i could do was to stare at his car till it went out of sight.
I ran back into my room and went on my kneels. I prayed for peace with the whole of my heart though i knew my request was next to impossible. I had never seen kelvin angry before ever since we met and I knew Jordan would be fuming as well, i thought of what to do to stop their meeting. Calling Jordan was a no go area so i decided to call and tell kelvin that Mi dad would get my things for me, instead of him getting into trouble with Jordan. I tried his number consecutively, it went through but he did not accept my call. This was all the answer i needed to know that nothing good would come out of Kelvin and Jordan’s meeting. I paced up and down in my room, thinking of what to do. I could not bare to see either of them been hurt. I loved Jordan and kelvin was like my everything.
“Nancy, is kelvin with you? His phone has been ringing” khole said at the door. I collected the phone from Khole’s hand and saw more than 20 missed call from me, i hissed and slowly walked to my bed.
“What is it sis? Where is he?” I turned to khole and told her everything that happened.
“OMG and you did not call me? I was on the phone with Josh. I wish i was there, i would have gladly go with Kelvin to teach that toddler a lesson!”. Khole said angrily.
“its not time to fight sis, i just want peace with everybody. Jordan has his reasons you know? I just wish i can have a peaceful breakup and still have that friendship i use to have with him but everything just got messy because of me. Am d–n tired of all this!”. I said as tears ran down my cheek. Khole took me into her arms and assured me that everything would be fine, she gave me hope and i held unto her words.
After an hour without a trace of kelvin, khole called in sick for me at work and i was given the day off. I was determined not to step out without seeing Kelvin.
Time checked 12:00pm and kelvin was yet to return. I could not bare the worry any longer, khole’s comforting words were no longer doing a thing on me. All i wanted was to know what was happening between Jordan and kelvin. I rushed to the livingroom and opened all the window in order to get a better view of kelvin if he should get back.
” Nancy, what is wrong?”
i heard mi mom’s voice from behind. I ran into her arms and cried my eyes out. I did not know where the emotions came from but i felt like pouring out my heart to mi mom would be relieving. Mi mom allowed me to cry in her arm before leading me to a chair. I composed myself and narrated all that happened to mi mom. She took a deep breathe and said
“even if you had woken me up, i would’nt have stopped him. Let the whole situation get messier and leave them to settle like a man. As for kelvin’s safety, lets give him thirty more minutes before i will inform the police, though i know there will be no need for that. I do not know why but i trust kelvin and i trust his decisions”
“I agree with mom” khole said from the dining room.
I agreed with Khole’s and Mi mom’s decision. I waited with little hope.
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At exactly 12:30m I heard a loud horn from the gate and i rushed out of the house.
Words could not express how happy i was when i saw kelvin drive my car into the compound. I rushed at him like a little girl immediately he alighted from the car and he took me into his arm. I got emotional and cried in his arm, there and then, i realised how much kelvin meant to me.
After a long hug, i released myself from his arm and examined him. He had no sign of injury, he only had a small cut on his lips. I gussed he exchanged few punch with Jordan. Kelvin smiled and said
“see? Am back with just a little cut” I smiled back and walked Kelvin to mi mom and khole. They were standing at the door, watching our little drama. Kelvin made a slow bow and greeted mi mom. She patted him on the back and said
“welcome my son”. Kelvin hugged khole as well before we went inside.
“how did it go?” I asked kelvin immediately we settled in a chair.
“Lets just say, we sort everything out like men” kelvin said and we all laughed.
In the middle of it all, my heart went to Jordan.
To be continued..