I make out time during the week to see my fiancé in his office. I got to his office and told him about Sharon’s sexuality status. I came to know about her sexuality status over these past time as i and sharon got closer and i decided it will be nice to let my fiancè out of the dark about it.
“Lesbian! What the hell!” He shouted.
“Please keep your voice down and take it easy”
“Did you just say I should take it easy, we were properly raised by our parents and grandma. Despite the fact that we were brought up in a land of freedom”
“I can say I’m proud of the man I’d become, why is she different, we had the same upbringing”
“Daniel, you are funny, even twins don’t have the same character. See in the family there’s always a black sheep. It’s the parents that won’t relent on such kid”
But you guys are perfect, your sibling are wonderful”
I smiled, Daniel thinks we are perfect, well all thanks to God. He needs to hear my younger brother’s story, thank God he knew my past.
“My younger brother at a point started exhibiting waywardness. He’s the only boy and I think that God into his head. It got to a stage my Mom almost regret having a male child. My Mom prayed and fasted. They never spared him. With prayers, discipline, corrections and all he changed. He’s doing well for himself now and we are all proud of him”
“Really!” He was surprised.
“The devil is cunning and most time he uses the children to work against the family, but one thing is sure if the parents never relent on those children, and trained them up in the way of the Lord, then they’ll definitely come around”
“Wow! I’m glad you are the mother of my unborn children”
“Daniel it only take God’s grace to raise godly children”
He sat down on the sofa and I sat beside him.
“What could have led Sharon to this lifestyle for Heaven’s sake”
“Maybe she was influenced one way or the other. All she needs now is our help and support”
“You know there was a time, that thought came to me but I shoved it off. How can I be so negligence about my own sister. Gosh!” he hitted his hand against the table in front of him.
“Yes I saw the signs but I ignored it”
“What signs?” I asked
“She doesn’t have any close male friends, even on her phone, the only pictures you get to see are females.
There is this guy, who often visit our home in New York back then, he liked her so much but my sister never gave him audience. I never saw or heard her go on a date.
I thought she avoided male friends because she did not want to be distracted by guys. I never knew she was into women”
“Please keep this to yourself for now, I believe things we get better”
“Of course I have to keep it to myself, my mom will develop sudden high blood pressure if she hears this. In fact she’ll collapse and im not ready to loose my Mom”
“And please take things easy with her when you get home tonight, she must not run away”
“I will try”
“Don’t just try, let’s cease this opportunity that she’s here with you in Nigeria to fix her”
“Ok, I understand”
“I already talked to my Pastor, and a counsellor in my church, we can use their help. I believe she’ll be fine”
He hugged me from behind. “Thank you very much my love, what would I do without you”
“Don’t thank me, she’s my sister too”
“What else can I do to help” he said and turned me around to face him.
“You can get her Christian books that emphasized on ways to stop this act and inspirational book as well. Also our responsibilities is to pour out love without measures to those who are struggling with homosexuality”
“You are welcome. I need to run now”
I left his office relieved. I’m glad he handled it well.
The two families has reached a consensus and the wedding will be happening in two months.
I and Daniel traveled had to New York to see his Parents. My Pastor suggest we leave Sharon behind, so she won’t get to see people who will trigger her old life. So I took her to my house. I was sure she’ll enjoy her stay, my family members are very accomodating.
We spent two weeks in America, I was well received by his parents. His Parent are simple and down to earth. They showered me with love like they’ve known me all their lives. I was treated like a princess, like I was the only daughter in-law in the world.
I realized how much they love and cherish Daniel. I guessed it was that love that was transferred to me. All they are interested in is Daniel’s happiness and they never doubted his choice.
Daniel took me to Los Angeles to see some of his cousins. He’s cousins told me they won’t mind following Daniels footsteps. They want to come to Nigeria to get a wife as well.
One of them even pleaded with me to help him get a wife material ready before the wedding. Since they are coming to Nigeria for the wedding. I told them I’m not good in match making.
Daniel took me out on sight seeing. From Freedom tower to central park, Rockfeller center and Nyc park. I finally saw the statue of liberty live, I only see it on tv. I had a lot of fun, I must confess.
I shopped for the wedding as he promised. He took me to two great bridal stores in New York. Kleinfield and Lovely bridal shop .We bought everything we needed for the wedding including our rings except for my wedding gown. I have great fashion designers in Nigeria who will do justice to that. We have to celebrate, appreciate and embrace the art and talents that we have in our country.
I was alone in Daniel’s home in New York, his parents are not around. Daniel has gone out too, he said he wants to do one or two things around.
I heard the door bell rang, so I went to get the door.
“Hello” I said as I opened the door.
Without asking her in, she brushed pass me and entered into the house. She’s a tall beautiful lady with a chocolate glowing skin.
“I’m sorry ma’am, the occupants of this house are not in, and I don’t know you. What’s your name, so I’ll tell them you called” I said respectfully.
“So you are the Nigerian girl who stole my man right?” she said in an American accent.
“I don’t steal people’s man, please ma’am who are you?”
She checked out the diamond ring on my ring finger and eyed it.
“I heard Nigerian girls are good at hypnotizing men, but you’ve messed with the wrong person”
“Oh! Now I know who you are, his ex!” I said
The word “ex” I altered hitted her like a sledge hammer. She raised her hand to slap me.
“Oh God! History must not repeat itself, Tunde’s girlfriend once slapped me, it must not happen again” I said to myself.
So I quickly cover my cheeks with my two hands with my eyes closed.
Then I heard a voice from behind, I opened my eyes immediately.
This guy is my knight in shinning armor.
“Don’t you dare try it, not even in your wildest dream”
Daniel said giving her a wicked look.
She kept are hand that was hanging in the air before back to it’s place. She turned to face him.
“Why are you here Abby?” he asked
“To get back what belongs to me” she replied him.
“I hope you are not referring to me?”
“Daniel please I’m sorry about the past, remember all the sweet memories we shared”
“You still remember that? I don’t remember that chapter of my life anymore, I’m sorry”
“Do you really wants to leave me for this thing?”
“Did you just refer to my fiancée has ‘thing’ he said using his two fingers to quote her. Abby, it will do you a lot of good if you refrain from referring to her as thing”
“Are you threatening me? I can refer to her as whatever I want” Abby fired back.
“For your information, I’m engaged to be married to this ‘thing’, so deal with it Abby” he said with sarcasm.
Abby soften her voice and moved closer to Daniel.
“I told you I can’t come to Nigeria before but now I’ve change my mind”
“I’m coming to Nigeria with you”
“He laughed out loud. “You are the funniest person I’ve ever met”
“How is that funny”
“You broke up with me, do you forget so easily”
“I’m sorry about that, I realized I made a wrong decision then”
“I’m sorry too, but you are six months late”
“Seriously! you want to leave me for a local girl”
“Obviously, I left an international girl for this so called local girl who shares my dreams” he grinned
“Abby please leave, you’ve over stayed your welcome. Your presence here is making my fiancée uncomfortable”
She gave me a deadly look and left the house in annoyance.
“I’m sorry about all that” he said to me when she left.
“Its OK, I’m just grateful you came on time before she dished me a slap” I said and we both laughed.
“I won’t keep you in this house alone any longer, but in case she showed up anywhere around you, call the police”
“Ok” he held me in his arms and kiss my forehead.