Saturday, 11 November 2017

Wrong Number Episode 12

Daniel insisted I come visit him at his office. I went on a Friday since we close early, I had to fix another day for my private coaching.
The receptionist directed me to his office.
The staff are all busy in their cubicles. Most of them have their eyes and hands glued to their system.
I met his secretary, she’s young and beautiful, all smiling, I had no choice than to compliment her. I told her I want to see her boss. She asked for my name, I told her and she just told me to go in that he was expecting me.
I entered into his office, he stood up immediately he saw me and hugged me, he ushered me to sit on the sofa. There’s a center table in front of the sofa. I saw some packs of food on the table. He joined me on the sofa.
He told me he already got us lunch. There were two packs, he placed one of the pack in a small tray and put a pack of juice beside it and handed it to me.
We ate and chatted at the same time. After eating, he cleared the packs and disposed the packs in a waste bin in his office.
He checked his wrist watch, then called his secretary on the intercom, he told her she can leave since it's already 5pm. I told him I’ll be leaving soon but he asked me to stay for another hour since he won’t see me the next day, and that was because I have a wedding to attend the next day.
He was busy giving me gist about some things going on his company, then his phone rang, he told me it was her younger sister, Sharon calling before he picked the call.
He told her his friend is around, I heard him mention my name. He gave me the phone, he said his sister wants to speak with me.
I took the phone and we exchanged greetings, she thanked me for everything I did for his brother, she told me she missed Daniel, that she had no choice than to come visit him in Nigeria. I gave the phone back to him.
An hour later we left the office. He wanted to take me home, but he’s not yet familiar with the route. He called his company driver who drove us to my house.
Both of us alighted when we got to my house, he followed me in to say hi to my folks. He met my mum and one of my siblings. My dad is not yet back. I introduced him as a friend.
He left almost immediately, I saw him off to the gate. He entered into the car, he thanked me for the visit, I also thanked the driver too and bade them good night.
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Weeks later, I got a call from Mr Paul, he said he’s at the hospital with Daniel.
Three months after Daniel came back to Nigeria. I went to his place on a particular weekend to pay him a visit. I never knew he could cook, he cooked for me and I enjoyed the food. I packed the dishes from the dining to the kitchen, he tagged along and we washed the dishes together.
“Daniella!” He called out.
“Yes” I answered while arranging the plates into the plate racks.
“I’d like us to step up our friendship” he said.
“Step up our friendship! How?” I asked
“Daniella, I like you so much you know I really do and we really connected well. And I already know you are not in any relationship. Can you please give us a chance and let’s see how things go from here”
I just stood there, starring at him.
“Daniella say something”
“I can’t date you”
“Why?”
“I don’t like you”
“You are joking right?”
“No I’m not” I said sternly
“Daniella!
“I’m in” I said smiling
“Thank you” he said. He hugged me and kissed me on the forehead.
“One more thing, Daniella, I don’t believe in pre-marital sex. I don’t know if you share my view” he said
“It’s a lie, I can’t believe my ears, did I hear him right” I thought.
“Did I hear you right?”
“What is it, don’t….
“I can’t believe this is coming from a guy who lived all his life in America” I interrupted him.
“Lets just say my grandma raised me well. She thought me the ways of God and groomed me to be a man that i am today”
“You and your ex girlfriend never got physical?”
“Yes, she’s celebrate, although hers is not for religious reasons” he explained
“I finally got what I ever wanted, a guy that won’t pressure me into having se.x” I thought.
“Seriously I’m still surprised” I voiced out.
“Really, sex is not love, if sex is love then prostitutes will be in love with all their clients”
“Hmm! I’ve made quite a number of mistakes in the past and you’ve given me the opportunity to make things right again. So I’m game”
“Good”
"Thanks Daniel, God bless the day I met you”
“Meaning we are officially dating right?”
“Yes we are” I replied and we hugged each other.
"I wished I’ve met this kind of guy earlier, maybe I will still be a virgin by now. But there are some things we can't take back" I thought.
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To be continued..

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