Dad and mom arrived the following day, i knew they were not done with whatever bussiness they went for but they could not wait to celebrate Khole’s proposal. Myself and khole picked mom up from the airport while a driver picked dad up later. When mom saw khole’s proposal ride she thought we had a visitor, she asked who the visitor was and we told her the ride was khole’s. At first mom thought we were joking, she playfully told us she won’t be fooled. “Mom he proposed with this ride!” khole excitedly told mom and jumped into the ride. Mom screamed out of surprise as she also jumped into the range, i also did the same. Mom came out of the car and did some local dance before asking khole to kneel down for prayers. “This is a good thing girls, i can trully say with my whole mouth that I am a proud Mother, God bless your union baby” mom said and we all had a group hug. We were just putting the hug to an end when the driver drove dad in. Dad came out of the car full of smile and he started a local dance with a song. Mom joined in the singing while myself and khole watched the old couple. Dad suddenly stopped the dance and asked who was with us. He thought Josh was around and he did not want to show his dance step in the public till during the wedding. We all laughed at dad and khole proudly held the car keys out to dad. Dad was like ‘I do not get you?’ “Its my proposal ride!” Khole shouted. Dad covered his mouth with his hand and murmured “Oh my baby” khole jumped into dad’s arm and they both did a short slow dance before finally bursting into another round of laughter. Dad walked up and down and paraded himself has a proud father. He blessed khole again and thanked her for making him proud. Dad patted me on the back on our way inside and said “You are the next sunshine” i was sort of shocked but i faked a smille. ‘I do not even have a relationship yet’. I thought.
The following day, dad followed me to work, dad wanted to take a three months permission because of khole’s wedding. There was alot of travelling to be done for the event. The permission was granted since the request was made by dad. I was free from work for three months, money and power rule the world i must say.
As soon as i got back from work, mom forced me into the car. She had to shop for the proposal celebration that was scheduled for the following day. Before hand i already promised khole i would be going with her to get a dinner gown for the event but mom overruled all my plans.
Going for shopping with mom was really exhusting, we got back home 4:00pm. I had little or no time to rest. “If a wedding proposal preparation can be this exhusting, how will the wedding preparation be?” i thought in my head as i laid on my bed exhusted. I did not know when sleep took me away.
The ringing of my phone woke me up minutes later, the caller I.D was nelly, reluctantly i accepted the call and whispered hello. “Hi twinny, come and join myself and Jordan. We are waiting for you in my house, we wanna hang out, please come over Asap” nelly said and ended the call without waiting for me to respond. This girl sure knows how to make an unrejectable offer. I somehow found it difficult to trust the dual again, but i did not want my doubt known so I stood up lazily and dressed for the outing.
I wore a simple armless polo shirt and a flowing gown. I had little makeup on and a matching foot wear. I picked up my purse and left for the outing. I met khole and Josh outside of the house on my way out, according to khole josh came to to visit mom and dad and they were on their way out. Khole asked where i was heading to and i told her i was going to hangout with nelly and jordan. Khole decided we should all hangout and we left in khole’s new ride. The ride was beautiful and lively.
Nelly’s mom welcomed us warmly when we arrived, she offered us drinks but we rejected the offer claiming we were full. Soon after, we all headed to bourvina in our separate ride. Myself, josh and khole were in khole’s ride while Nelly and jordan followed us in Jordan’s ride. We decided to go to bourvina before leaving the house.
The night started on a light mood, we occupied a table and ordered drinks with assorted meat, we discussed about different kind of things and of course the discussion was majorly based on the upcoming wedding.
I was still battling with my meat when Jordan came close to me and whispered “i want to see you privately” at first i looked left and right to confirm if he was talking to me and in the process my eyes met nelly’s. She noded and urged me to go with Jordan. I reluctantly stood up and followed Jordan to a secluded area.
I settled in an empty chair while Jordan sat beside me.I waited for him to start a speech for more than ten minutes but he remained silent.When i could not take the silence anymore i asked him if he had something to say, else he should excuse me.Jordan held my hand and said “Have got nothing to say but i can talk from now till eternity. I just want to be alone with you in a quiet place like this and inhale your saint. That is the one thing i miss the most about you” i could not help but laugh at what jordan said “How can you call me out here just to inhale my saint?” i asked him. He did not give a response, he only smilled and placed his head on my shoulder. “Feels like home” he said with a smille.
I looked at him and folded my arms.I could not help but remember the love we once shared, even if it was for awhile, the memories was still fresh.I felt like my place was with Jordan, but I still comtemplated on what was right to do, giving Jordan another chance or shutting my doors to his love, he might end up cheating out of pity again.I looked at Jordan again and decided everybody deserves a second chance. He was my first love and no matter how betrayed i felt, first love they say never dies. I promised myself there and then to give him a second chance when the time comes.”Did you miss me?” Jordan brought me back to reality with his question.The fact was that i missed him over the years, but the hatred i had for him never made me admit to the fact.I could not give a response so i only sighed. Jordan removed his head from my shoulder and asked if i missed him again, now with full seriousness. The look on his face was like his life depend on my response. I smilled and said yes, i did. Jordan breathe a sigh of relief and looked into my eyes. He held my cheek and said ” A second chance is all i can ask for right now because you hold the key to my life. Finding love was more difficult than bringing down the highest mountain for the past five years but immediately i set my eyes on you again, i felt love. I just want to let you know that There is no love without you Nancy and if only i can get another chance to be with you, i will be the happiest man on earth. I promise never to bleep up sunshine”
I could see the love in Jordan’s eyes and i could feel the emotions in his words. At that particular moment, my head was screaming yes, if only he could read thoughts.
“So you abandon your only sister to be with a guy? There is God o. Pick up your tiny a-s and lets go home asap” Khole voice interupted, stopping me from giving Jordan a response. I pushed khole playfully and left with Jordan holding hands. Jordan left with nelly, while i left with Josh and Khole.
I woke up feeling lazy the following morning, i felt as if the whole of Nigeria problem was on my head. Khole wanted me to come with her that morning while mom wanted me to go shop for drinks with her after which i would join the interior decorator to decorate the house and join the maids to cook. I rushed out of my bed and said my prayers before rushing to take my bath. I dressed in a simple blouse and jean trouser and i rushed to mi mom and mi dad’s room to say my morning greetings. Khole was waiting for me in the car already when i quickly had my breakfast and dashed to the car.
Nelly joined us at “Head to toe ladies boutique” minutes later and we all went in to shop. After khole’s several rejection of selected dresses, she finally settled for a peach dinner gown. The short peach dress was body hug and it fitted khole perfectly. The dress did close to nothing to hide khole’s sexy curve and it made her look like a beauty queen. ” I hope Josh won’t go gaga tonight” i joked as khole checked herself out in the mirror. We all laughed as we went to the shoes section. After much persuasion and rejection, khole finally picked a blue heels and a matching blue jewelry. Khole looked drop dead gorgeous when she wore her choosen dress, even nelly could not hide her surprise. “Am sure alot of guys will commit tonight” Nelly said as khole paid for her purchase. We all laughed and bid nelly goodbye as i left for home with Khole.
Immediately we got home, mom asked to see khole’s dress, at first we refused, but with much persuasion khole gave in. “Woah! Am ordering the same dress right away” mom said when she saw khole’s dress, we both laughed at mom and made her know she was old and out of fashion. Mi Mom took it as a challenge and she walked round the living room swinging her hips to show that she was still energetic.I was still having fun watching mom do her catwalk when Jordan called and i excused myself to my room.
“I just want to know what you will be wearing, it wont be bad to look like a couple”
I could not help but laugh at Jordan request.
Jordan’s request made me realise i was yet to pick a dress for the event, all i was bussy with was mom’s plan. I jokingly told Jordan that i would be wearing cloth and he exclaimed “What?!” from the other end. I repeated myself and he said “Oh really, i thought you will be wearing leaves. Its good to know, you will be wearing cloth” we both laughed at his joke and he asked for the colour i would be wearing at the event. Since i was yet to pick a dress,i rushed to my wardrobe to make a sexy pick while i teased Jordan in order to keep him bussy.
The first dress that caught my eyes was a beautiful short black dinner gown. The black gown looks extraordinarilly gorgeous on me because of my very fair skin.I matched the gown with a red heels and a set of diamond jewelry. Satisfied i had frustrated him enough,i told him i would be wearing black on red.
Jordan said he would be wearing a matching colour and just when i was about to hangup he said “Nancy, i just want to let you know that you are always in my heart, i need a yes soonest” Jordan ended the call and i kept on smilling at the phone. He was not ready to take a step at a time, neither did he want to give me time to make up my mind, all he wanted was a relationship.”I gusse he wanted to make up for old time, i feel the same too cos now i realise i have been living a boring life” i said to myself.
“Nancy!” mi mom’s loud scream brought me back to reality and i rushed to downstairs to meet her. She told me the interior decorator were around and i had to supervise them.
Supervising the workers was not an easy work, it took the decorators more than two hours to decorate the large living room.Just when i thought my work was over, the catering service incharge of food arrived.Mi mom ordered me to supervise them as well and see that everything works as planned. “If planning a proposal celebration is this stressful, i think i will run away before the wedding”.I thought.
Time checked 6:30pm and the guest were arriving already.I was yet to dress up for the party because of the supervising work i had to do. While supervising, khole requested for me to see her and i had to rush to her room. While rushing to khole’s room,i ran into someone and he looked familiar.He was in the catering service uniform and he wore a face cap. He composed himself quickly, apologised and left as he hide his face with the face cap.I would have stopped him for questioning,but time was not on my side.”There is still time to find out who he is later” i thought as i ran to khole’s room.Khole looked charmingly beautiful and the make up enhanced her beauty the more, i almost thought ‘it is almost a sin to have her kind of beauty’.She wanted to know the colour of lipstick that would fit her dress perfectly.I told the makeup artist to wear a baby pink lipstick on her and i left.
I rushed back to the kitchen to finish up the cooking with the caterers and finally,all the food needed for the event was in place, both local and intercontinental dishes.I dodged been recognized by the guests as i rushed to my room in my dirty clothes.
I took my time in the bathroom because my body was smelling of smoke already.I had to scrub properly to remove the smell and look fresh.After taking my bath, i dressed up and applied alittle make up on my face. Satisfied with myself in the mirror, i wore my hair down and picked my red clutch to match my heels I left my room with the ring mom gave to me five years ago, hoping to say yes to Jordan that night and seal our new found love with the ring.I wanted to give him something special, to make him feel special.
Immediately i got to the living room, mom ordered me to supervise the waiters and see to the comfort of our guest.I thought my work was over but it was just starting.I was still supervising the waiters when nelly called and said “We are here, where are you?”. “we? Who are the we?” i asked.”Myself and Jordan, where are you?” i felt jealousy run through my vein.”Do they have to be together always?” i asked myself as i told nelly i would join them in a bit.
I rushed to the livingroom and saw Jordan and nelly chatting happily hand in hand.I walked up to them and they stood to face me. The jealousy i felt before was nothing compared to the one i felt at that moment. Jordan was wearing a black suit and a red bow tie while nelly was wearing a black long dinner gown and a red set of jewelry.Anybody would think they were a couple and i was the third party.”Jordan made a fool of me” i thought as i greeted them briefly and excused myself, trying so hard not to make my anger known.I excused myself from the duo and rushed upstairs as i tried to avoid the guests.While rushing,i ran into someone, causing an accident.I almost fell,he helped me up and apologised.I looked at him closely and i recognized him immediately. How can i ever forget him?
To be continued
In The Dark-Season 2 Episode 4