I stood there speechless, my mouth opened but no words came out, just staring at her that i got carried away.
Mirabel: Hey! Aint U gon’ welcome me?
Me: Oh! Sorry,,, i just, just ughh…
Mirabel: Sure U’re Ok?
Me: Yea sure… what about your guards?
Mirabel: Why? Will U kill me??
Mirabel: Smiles Just kidding,,, I left them to stay at home
Me: Why do U even have guards?
Mirabel: Are U gonna keep questioning me under the sun or U gon’ let me in?
Me: Sorry about that,,,, please come on in
Mirabel: Thank ULetting Out A Simple Smile
I ushered her in…
Me: Welcome, to where I lay my head
Mirabel: Hhmm… nice place
Me: Don’t even think of flattering me
Mirabel: I’m being serious, its clean and well kept
Me: Well its Saturday, I did some cleaning
Mirabel: Sure U did
Me: Please seat… (ushering her to the plastic chair)
Mirabel: Here should be better (seating on the bed) soft and cool
Me: Yea. I got yoghurt in the fridge, Care for some?
Mirabel: That won’t be necessary, I actually came with ah wine and some food,,, fried rice precisely, your favourite.
Hearing that, I got hungry instantly.
Me: How’d U know fried rice is my favourite?
Me: Of course, who else if not Cynthia and Lola
Mirabel: Yea, they said U really love it, thats why I came with plenty of it.
Me: Hhmmm…. If I lay my hands on those friends of yours…
Mirabel: Laughs Don’t blame them, blame me. I was the one that sent them
Mirabel: Yea, I’m in your house already, so… what U gon’ do to me?
(Where is she heading to?)
Me: Well, luckily… U came as my visitor
Mirabel: Is that so?
Mirabel: What could U have done if U hadn’t seen me as a visitor?
Me: That’s for me to know…Smiles
Mirabel: C’mon give me a clue
Me: Nooo… (In Mercy Johnson’s voice)
Mirabel: Ok… I’m hungry, haven’t eaten today
Me: Me too, haven’t eaten today
I ate Indomie sha, I lied ‘coz I eat fried rice a lot no matter what, so… incase she sees me eating much, she’ll understand that I’m very hungry.
Mirabel: Ok, you’re hungry I’m hungry, food is here… lets eat
Me: Yea, we should.
She brought out the food from a big flask, she brought out the bottle of wine and something else…
Mirabel: Uhmm… I got this from the shop where I bought the wine on my way coming, thought U will like it
Wow! A gold wrist watch!!
Me: Woah… But U didn’t have to…
Mirabel: I know,,, but I couldn’t take my eyes off it when I saw it, I know it will suit U. Common, lets try it
She put it into my wrist
Mirabel: See? I told U, it really look good on U
Me: I really appreciate this, thank U very much.
Mirabel: U’re so welcome
There came a sudden loud silence, our eyes met, I caught her slowly licking her lips.
Me: Ok! Lets eat!!
Mirabel: Yea, lets eat
Me: Lemme get the plates
Mirabel: Ok, do that while I go get the wineglasses from the car
She went and get the glasses while I set the plates. She came back, looked at me somehow, she went to where I keep my utensils she then took a tray, dropped it on the floor. I was just looking at what she was doing. She opened the flask, full the tray with rice ignoring the plates on the floor.
Me: What are U doing?
Mirabel: Let’s eat from this… It will be fun
She filled the glass with wine. I don’t really enjoy eating rice with wine but with hollandia yoghurt.
Mirabel: Pray for the food, before we eat
After praying, we just hold our fork not touching the food, E dey my body to eat this food finish sha, but eh… E get as he be
Mirabel: What U waiting for?
She just smiled and began eating…
Na eating tinz o…
I joined her eating slowly, the food too sweet that I didn’t know when I started eating the food in a rush.
She didn’t say anything, she’ll just look at me and smile.
After some minutes, she stopped eating, she sipped her wine then faced me directly.
What?! Now I’m very much uncomfortable… I start eating slowly but that one no fit make me leave the food sha, no way!
Me: U know,,,, this is delicious! U prepared it?
Me: It really tastes like the one your friends prepared for me the other day.
Me: What’s funny?
Mirabel: Those ones that can’t even boil a simple water, I actually prepared the food that day
Me: Wow! U’re really good
Mirabel: All thanks to my mummy and the cooks
Me: U have cooks at home?
Mirabel: No, uhmmm… I meant cooks, U know like food my mummy prepare.
Me: Ok, I understand. She must be great
Mirabel: U can say that again. Go on keep eating or are U’re Ok
Ok for where?
Me: No, not yet
I continued eating, getting more comfortable.
I retired after eating almost all the food in the tray before I got full. I took my wine and drank it all at once.
Me: Thanks for the food, I really enjoyed it
Mirabel: Thanks for eating, I really like how U enjoyed it
We both smile
Mirabel: Lemme wash this… (holding the tray)
Me: Noo,,, I will do it (grabbing her hand)
On grabbing her hands, we both stayed still then slowly raising up our heads to face each other. We stared at each for few seconds, our faces getting closer bit by bit… we opened our lips to kiss before.… someone from outside came knocking.
Intruder: Where that bastard?!
TO BE CONTINUED…