I stood transfixed where I was, not knowing what exactly to do at that moment. I didn’t think going in to meet her in the bathroom was a very good idea because, I wasn’t sure how I’d react when I see the injury the hot coffee would have left on her thigh, or what her reaction towards me was going to be. I mean, this is thesame person who gave me a hard one on my chest the previous night, simply because I was trying to wake her up to have a conversation; How much more now that I’d inflicted pain on her? Though it wasn’t intentional, but then. On the flip side, what if she actually called out to me because she needed my help or something?
I however mustered some courage to go meet her in the bathroom. I was about turning the door handle when she opened the door from the other side. Our eyes met, and there she was, wearing the most unexpected look one could ever imagine she’d be wearing, considering the prevailing circumstances. My lady was smiling, I mean she was literary blushing. “Hey, why the gloomy face? Don’t worry, I’m not hurt, the coffee poured mostly on the boxers so it had minimal effect on my skin. Take a look!” she said, while lifting her boxers to expose a great portion of her thighs. In all honesty, the realization of the fact that she wasn’t hurt, and the sight of those ‘fresh laps’ sent shivers down my spine.”And thanks for the whole ‘breakfast in bed’ idea, it was very thoughtful of you, I totally loved it. Plus sorry about last night, I honestly over-reacted. It’s not like I wasn’t upset about what you did; Ofcourse I was, but not as much as I made it seem. I probably went a little over board there; and I hope you weren’t badly hurt by my… You know😊” she winked at me. “Oh well, that’s fine; good to know you were not hurt as well” I said.
A wave of silence swept through the room, as we stood, staring at each other. “Are you just gonna stand there like I don’t exist or are you gonna come here and hug me?” she said. I took a step forward, held her close and hugged her passionately. The hug was so tight that a part of me was raising its ugly head in rebellion; well, that’s not my business. She finally broke the hug by tapping me on the back gently; after which I let her go.
“I need to start getting ready to leave. Uhm! Could you help me with another cup of coffee please? And by the way, how did you know this was how I like my egg sauce?” she asked. “Well, I just gave it my best shot; I’m glad you like it. The cup please, if you don’t mind” I said, stretching my hands to receive the cup of coffee that was still having some coffee left in it. I quickly dashed off to the kitchen to make another delicious cup of coffee.
Hey guys! Yea I know I’d previously said that my day was starting on a very wrong note; I hereby retract my statement😂. My day was absolutely starting on the best note ever. The God of @erigganewmoney had turned my sorrow into joy in 2 seconds ✌️. I smiled all through the time in the kitchen and in no time, I was already on my way back to the bedroom. On getting there, I met her absent. She was already having her bath as I could hear the sound of the shower. I quickly put the cup on the tray, and placed it on the side-stool beside the bed. I laid the bed hurriedly, and left the room, as I didn’t want her to meet me when she was done bathing.
I was still cleaning and arranging the living room when she called out to me; Babe! I answered, and went to meet her in the room. She had already changed into what she wore the previous evening and was sipping gradually from her coffee cup. “Uhm! I know this is a bit impromptu, but I don’t know if you’d be able to make it for our youth seminar at church, later this evening by 5pm”. She then took another sip from the cup while keeping her gaze focused on me. I think I’m free for this evening; however, I’d check my schedule to be sure, and then give you a call if I’d be able to make it, if that’s OK with you? Sure it is! She replied. Alright then, I said. I’d go finish up in the parlor while I allow you finish your meal. She replied with a wonderful smile, as I turned to leave the bedroom.
In no time, she was done with her meal, leaving a slice of bread and some sauce on the plate. I hastily changed into a pair of shorts, and a t-shirt, to see her off. We walked hand-in-hand as we approached the entrance of my street, where we waved down a tricycle to take her. She turned at me, and gave me a hug; as we broke the hug, I planted a kiss on her forehead before letting go. She smiled, as she entered the tricycle to leave. As they left, I gave her the ‘I’ll call you’ sign 🤙, with my hand close to my ear. I stood for a while staring at the tricycle, before turning to go back home.
On my way home, I thought to myself; since this is the first time I’d be attending her church, it’ll make so much sense if I have company. I quickly brought out my phone to call Precious; Ofcourse it had to be him. He picked the call and asked why I was calling him that early in the morning; if he was owing me money. You can imagine! I told him why I was calling, as I wanted him to accompany me to Bae’s church later in the evening. He asked me to call him close to the time to remind him, as he may have one or two things to do.
I went about my routine for that day as planned, and at about 4:45 pm, I called Precious who told me he wasn’t going to be able to make it; I wonder if he’d be able to make it in life sha… Well, that’s not my business. I called my lady to tell her I was coming, she gave me a detailed description of how I would get to her church and all that. I was dressed in a native trouser and shirt, and a pair of black sandals.
I got to the church early enough before the program officially kicked off. It was a RELATIONSHIP/MARRIAGE seminar. I sat beside my lady. The speaker was a lady and she was so on-point with her teachings. She gave practical examples that I could relate with, it was as though someone had told her what was going on in our relationship😊. There were some things she’d say, we’d both look at each other and chuckle; It was a 45mins well spent.
When she was about rounding up, she called out people in different categories; I wasn’t sure why though, but I removed my jotter and pen from my lap to stand up when she mentioned ‘Single brothers’. Hanty looked at me with such a stern look like, wahdafuq do you think you’re doing? I was like Ah ah! Shey she is calling single brothers na, should I not go? Then she gave me the most shocking reply of my entire life:
Who said you’re single?
Guys! Guys!! Guys!!! I don’t understand what’s going on here. I can’t remember bending the knee to propose, nor waiting for someone’s daughter to meet me at the altar. Was I married without my knowledge? Or does being in a relationship mean that one is not single anymore? Has the dictionary meaning of ‘single’ and changed? Somebody should please help me…