Daniel called on Friday evening, I told him our meeting place, he said Mr Paul will bring him.
“See you tomorrow then” I said
“Good night Miss Daniella”
“Good night Mr Daniel”
I woke up on Saturday morning and I realized my mind was at ease. I checked my wardrobe and I pick a simple royal blue gown. Took my bath, dressed up with silver accessories to match. I styled my hair and wore little make up. I think I’m good to go” I said checking out myself in front of the mirror.
I just told my Mum that I want to see a friend, but I explained everything to my younger sister and with this I left the house.
When I got to the restaurant I called him and he said he was already there so I went in still talking to him on phone so that I could easily locate him. He got the idea and waved when he saw me on phone. I moved towards his table. Another man was with him, I guessed he’s Mr Paul.
“Miss Daniella! He said and smiled
“Mr Daniel!” I said and smiled back.
“Meet Mr Paul”
“I thought as much” I said and exchanged greetings with him.
“Let me take my leave now. I have a friend around here, I want to cease this opportunity to check on him” Mr Paul explained.
“Give me a call when you are through” he said to Daniel and left.
He pulled out a sit for me. I sat opposite him.
“Wow! He exclaimed. A good heart with a beautiful face. I was sure I’m gonna meet a beautiful lady but I never knew you’re going to be this beautiful.
“I’m sorry for over reacting, he pleaded. But you are breathtakingly beautiful”
“Thanks for the compliment “ I said with a smile.
We placed our orders and we started chatting. I scanned him why we were eating, he’s handsome and indeed looked like someone who lived in the state, fresh skin, nice nails, lovely hair cut. He looks perfect.
“Tell me about you” he said
I told him everything I think he should know about me.
“A beautiful lady like you will definitely be in a relationship, I envy the lucky guy I must confess”
“A handsome man like you will definitely be in a relationship too” I countered
“Oh! Smart move! I can see you are very smart Miss”
I smiled and sipped my drink.
“Don’t you want to know anything about me?” he asked
“I’m all ears if you want to tell me about yourself”
“Alright, I’ll tell you. Like I said earlier, I’m a Nigerian, I’m Yoruba, Ekiti state to be premised but I was born and raised in the US. My Parents and my sibling are also in the state.
My name is Daniel Ayomiposi Johnson.
I work in an IT company in America. But I’ve always wanted to come back home. A friend of mine in the State introduced me to some of his client here in Nigeria. Now I’m here to start my own IT firm fully.
Mr Paul is my friend’s cousin who shows me around here since I don’t have family members or friends here. He runs an IT firm. My extended family members are in Ekiti.
As for my relationship status, my girlfriend broke up with me, when I told her about my plans of coming back to Nigeria. Although she’s Nigerian but she said she can’t leave the state” He stated.
“I can’t really blame her, she can’t just leave her life over there and follow you down here” I said
“Don’t you feel If she really loves me as she claims, she will come with me?”
“She may have her reasons, it’s her life and the report people in abroad gets from here is not that encouraging, so don’t blame her”
“Even if I want to change my mind about staying, I think meeting you won’t let me change my mind” he said with a straight face.
“You can’t say that, we barely know each other”
“I’m serious, if I have someone like you here, then I’m good”
“Hmm. Do you understand Yoruba language at all?”
“I understand Yoruba and I speak it as well, although not fluently”
“Yeah! My paternal grandma lived with us for 25 years, so she made us speak our language. She passed away Five years ago”
“Wow, she did a great job! May her soul rest in peace.
“Amen, thanks” he said and sipped his drinks.
“Tell me about the lucky guy” he said.
“There’s nothing to tell”
“I just want to know, but you can choose not to answer that”
“I’m not in a relationship” I opened up.
“I should not have believed that but I have a feeling that you are saying the truth”
I explained everything about my ex boyfriend to him.
“You know what, some people don’t know the worth of what they have until they loose. I’m sorry”
“I’m over him, I’ve moved on” I said and we continued with our chat.
He asked for my user name on Facebook, he sent me a friend request right there and I accepted his friend’s request.
He was fun to be with, very jovial, I spend like two hours with him.
“I think we should call it a day, your hotel is on the Island and I’m sure you wouldn’t like to be stuck in traffic” I said
He agreed with me and called Mr Paul’s number, he said he’s not too far away from the eatery. 15 minutes later, Mr Paul showed up.
Daniel offered to drop me off but I turned down his offer since my house is not too far from the restaurant.
I got home and called him, hoping they’ll won’t be stuck in traffic.
“Hello, are you home?” he asked
“Yes I’m home”
“Good, we are still on the road, you are right, traffic here is terrible”
“Welcome to Lagos” I said jokingly.
“Sure, I’ll survive. Anyway I’ll let you know when I get to my hotel”
“Alright, my regards to Mr Paul”
Two hours later, he called and told me he’s now at the hotel and Mr Paul has left for his house. He also thanked me for hanging out with him.