I woke up the next morning feeling so happy.
I knelt and said my prayers.
I headed to the washroom to have my bath.
But an early morning call stopped my steps.
I had to turn to reach for my phone and know who was calling.
It was Austin!
“Haba! Is today Friday already?” I thought to myself as I picked his call.
AUSTIN: Good morning Beautiful.
ME: Good morning Austin.
AUSTIN: How was your night?
AUSTIN: Hmm! It’s like last night was special. Do you mind sharing?
ME: I don’t mind dear. I was engaged last night.
AUSTIN: By who?
ME: My man.
AUSTIN: I thought you had no man?
ME: Lol…he just came into my life and turned it around at a short period.
AUSTIN: Wow! I’m happy for you o. But I still feel you were desperate and in haste to say yes.
ME: What’s the meaning of that?
AUSTIN: Exactly what you heard my dear. A man you just met just engaged you and you said yes…what do you call that, if not desperation.
ME: I have heard you then. It’s too early to start having a bad mood, and you are too small to put me in such mood this early.
AUSTIN: The truth is bitter dear.
ME: Thank you. Can you now run along with your day or I will be forced to hang up on you.
AUSTIN: You are free to hang up, that simply means I won’t see you today as promised right?
ME: What do you need to see a desperate woman for, you sex starved he-goat.
AUSTIN: Now, that was an insult, and I won’t take it, young lady.
ME: Oh! Are you the only one with the monopoly of insulting others right?
AUSTIN: Fuck you!
And he hung up abruptly.
“Nawaoh! Which kind bad belle be this!”
“What have I done to this immature man?”
“Hmm! I will not allow him to spoil my mood this morning o.”
Those were my thoughts as I just looked at my engagement ring and smiled.
“Please let me forget this frustrated son of a he-goat,” I said as I went ahead to have my bath.
After about 20 minutes of singing and fantasizing inside the bathroom.
I came out towel-dried my body and opened my wardrobe in search of a cute outfit to please the eyes of my prince charming.
I picked my favorite blue colored midi-gown.
“Hmm…he would love this one,” I said with smiles.
I wore it quickly and sat down to have my mild make-up as usual.
My phone rang again!
“I just hope it’s not that son of a bitch!” I said with rage as I reached for my phone.
It was my Mum!
“Hmm…Mummy Mummy! She don already wake up from sleep,” I muttered to myself as I picked up the call.
MY MOTHER: Hello Ada bekee (My foreign daughter)…
ME: Hmm! Mummy good morning.
MY MOTHER: Good morning my daughter, how was your night?
ME: Fine, mum. This one you are calling me up this early, hope there’s no problem?
MY MOTHER: Haba! There’s no problem o, just that I couldn’t get enough of the good news last night.
ME: (I chuckled) Now I see….so I can now rest from all your marriage bullying…right?
MY MOTHER: Yes my daughter. I just want you to keep this good news a secret until it materializes.
ME: I will mum.
MY MOTHER: You know our world of today, you don’t know who is for or against you.
ME: I understand mum.
MY MOTHER: Good! Have a nice day and greet my ‘to be in-law’ when next you see him.
ME: I will Mum.
MY MOTHER: I’m so happy my daughter.
ME: I can sense it, Mum.
MY MOTHER: Alright, bye.
And she hung up****
“Mothers and their marriage bullying issues.”
“Now, she’s all happy and has forgotten that this is probably God’s own time for me.”
“Well, this is good, at least I have had a taste of what marriage bullying means so that I won’t try the same thing on my female children.”
Those were my exact thoughts as I sat back to continue with my make-up.
After about 30 minutes of packing and re-packing my hairstyle, I was done with getting ready.
It was 7:15 am, so I wondered why Larry hasn’t gotten to my house and hadn’t called either.
I reached my phone to place a call to him immediately.
But just as I was about doing that, his call came in.
“Haa! I was almost getting worried,” I said in an undertone as I picked the call.
LARRY: Good morning darling, I’m sorry I’m late. I’m at the gate now.
ME: Alright baby, let me come out immediately.
And he hung up***
I packed my bag and left my apartment immediately to join Larry.