Two weeks later, we were all in front of the altar to witnessed the couples exchanged their vows. They finally said “I do”. I was the chief bride’s maid while my Daniel was the best man.
“I think both of you should just tie the knot today once and for all” Paul said and his wife supported the motion. We all laughed it off.
“Don’t worry, just give us little time” Daniel replied him.
“Little time! Is he planning to propose” I thought within myself.
After the reception, we saw them off to the airport for their honey moon.
I really miss Lizzy, they traveled to Paris for their honey moon. She called everyday despite the fact that she’s on her honey moon.
My love for Daniel increased on a daily basis. The same with him. I frequent his office more often, I’ve dropped most of my extra lesson classes. I and his secretary Lola are now friends although she’s younger than me.
Daniel’s latest habit is gifts shower. He showered me with all kinds of gift, some I even had to dash out. I lacked nothing, I was just working for working sake, not that I need the money. It got to a stage I had to complain.
“You are spoiling me with too much gift” I said
“Let me spoil you, you are all that I have here, you are my only family. My sister, my friend, my companion and everything. If I don’t spoil you who will I spoil” he said teasingly with a kiss.
Daniel proposed to me after we had a dinner date in an exotic restaurant It was so romantic.
“Will you marry this man that is head over heels in love with you?” he said kneeling on one knee with a red velvet box in his hand.
“Yes, I will” I said with teary eyes. I was so happy.
“I promise to love and cherish you for the rest of my life” he said and kissed me.
He took me home that night when we left the restaurant.
He pulled over and held my hand before I alighted
I got home that very day and told my family about my engagement. They were all happy to hear the news.
I went to my room. I looked at the expensive diamond ring on my ring finger, I definitely know it will cost a fortune. I remember where I was coming from, I couldn’t help but cry, I tried to hold back the tears but I couldn’t, I just let it flow. Here I am with a man who loved and cherished me.
“Lord I owe it all to you” I said aloud.
I found peace and fulfillment within me. I’m trusting God to give me all it takes to be a virtuous woman.
An hour later he called me when he got home. He thanked me for accepting his proposal and he made so many promises. Please who will turned down a marriage proposal from a man like Daniel.
The couples are back from their honey moon trip. They came to my house to visit. It was so good to see them again. Lizzy was sparkling in her yellow gown. Her Brazilian hair, make up and all was on point. She looks more beautiful and fresh.
“Lizzy look at you… Who says marriage is not a beautiful thing”
She turned around and accessed herself. “Thank you….she said smiling.
“You look stunning, Paul I can see your hand here”
“Yea! I tried right”
“This is more than try, job well done. Hi five my guy” I said and gave him a high five.
They also congratulated me on my engagement.
“Girlfriend I think you’ll need a bodyguard to carry that thing around” Lizzy said jokingly,
“You can say that again”
“It’s so beautiful” She said admiring my engagement ring.
“Thank you…” I said blushing.
I asked Lizzy when she’ll resume work and he said the next day.
“This is why I don’t like banking job, do you people rest at all”
“Imagine the bank gave her just two weeks for honey moon leave. I had to pull strings to get an extra week” Paul explained.
“I’m not complaining, I love my Job” She said giving us a funny attitude.
“You here that she’s not complaining “ I said and we laughed it out.
They promise to check on Daniel the next day. They left an hour later.
During the week I decided to pay my Fiancé a surprise visit in the office.
I got there and spent few minutes to chat with Lola his secretary. She noticed the diamond ring on my ring finger and congratulated me. I went into his office afterward.
“What a pleasant surprise, you didn’t tell me you are coming” he said with his gaze fixed on the laptop.
“Dee I’m sorry for barging in on you unannounced”
“Where is that my secretary, he rang her on the intercom”
“Yes sir, you called me” She said when she walked in
“Its like you’ve gotten another job right?”
“Sir! did I do something wrong?” Lola said with pleading eyes.
“So you now bend rules for her right, I’m even sure you know she’s coming but you did not dim it fit to tell me?”
“I’m sorry sir I …I thought…
I and Daniel started laughing at her.
“So you didn’t know he was joking all along?” I pointed to her, still laughing.
“You need to see your face” he said to Lola.
She now join us in laughing too. “You scared me boss”
“I thought you don’t fear me, now I know you do, you can go back to your office/sit.
“Boss you know I do but for every rule there’s an exception” she said smiling.
“And she’s the expection!” he asked giving me a funny face.
Lola nodded and left the office smiling.
“I love surprises” he said walking up to join me on the sofa.
He gave me a peck and sat beside me.
“You are not nice at all, she almost fainted you know”
“I was just pulling her legs. What can I offer you?” he said smiling.
“Nothing, I’ll just take cold water and I can help myself with that”
I stood up and walked to the small fridge in his office, I opened the fridge and picked a bottle water.
I went back to my sit. “I brought you something” I said
“What do you bring for me” he asked excitedly
“I baked last night” I said and brought out the cup cakes I made for him.
“You are a darling” he said and gave me a kiss on the lip.
He settled down and ate the cake, I served him a glass of juice. He fed me with some of the cake.
After the light refreshments, he went back to his sit and started working.
I noticed he was very busy, so I left after an hour. He was very grateful for the treat.
I got a call from Tunde, I was already fuming before I picked the call.
This time, I’ll make sure I have him arrested” I said to myself before I pick the call.
“Pamilerin, I need you, please come, there’s no one I could call right now”
“Tunde please don’t start, I don’t have time for your games”
“Pamilerin I have no one else, I have nobody, please…he said crying.
“Tunde! crying, this is serious then” I thought
“Where are you now”
“My house,I mean the company’s house, I have less than 24hours to evacuate this place” he said sobbing”
I’m on my way, I said
before the line went off.
I called Daniel and informed
“You want to go there alone, what if all this is a set up”
“I don’t think so”
“Are you not scared at all, do you have a death wish or something. This guy could harm you”
“I can’t just turn a deaf hear on him, he has no relative in Lagos and I’m sure friends would have deserted him now that he has no money again” I explained
“Give me the address, I’ll meet you there, in case you get there before me, don’t go in. Stay outside”
“He can’t hurt me, but I’ll do as you say”
“Daniella I mean it, wait for me before you embark on your rescue mission”
he said firmly.
“Yes sir! I’ll wait” I said stressing the ‘sir’ and ended the call.