I got inside, grabbed a yoghurt from the fridge then sat on my bed to reason things.

Wow! Sons of prominent men in the country? Those ashawo musicians?? All want to woo Mirabel???


And she’s like trying to woo me?
What am doing?? what am I waiting for???


The most important thing is that, she loves me, so … what else is keeping me? Today I talk to her, tell her how I feel and how I appreciate her…

Finished the yoghurt

I got myself ready, I refused to take the car so I took a bike and left for Mirabel’s.

I dropped in front of the gate, paid the bike guy…

Bike man: Oga U dey enjoy oh…

Me: How u mean?

Bike man: U dey nyansh those rich fine fine girls wey dey inside, U dey enjoy oh…

Me: (laughs) I no know for U oh…

Bike man: Haba! Find your guy something beta nau… we wey no get the opportunity to even touch the gate talkless of… kai mai gida! U get luck oh…

Me: Make U no go work, dey here dey talk talk… take jare

I gave him ×3 of his charge

Bike man: Ye wa… nagode,,, thank U bery much

Me: Ya yi, san nu… (its ok)

Bike man: Ka na jin hausa? (U understand hausa)

Me: Awo… ka je aiki dan Allah (Yes… go to work I beg U to God)

Bike man: Oga! Byee Byee, thank U bery much

Me: Eh hen… bye…

Bike man: Small small oh…

He said while zooming off, yeye guy.
I knocked on the giant gate, the security gateman came out…

Security: Who are U looking for?

Come see where gateman dey speak phonetic

Me: I’m looking for Mirabel

Security: U? Looking for Mirabel??

Me: Yes

Security: Why are U looking for her?

Me: (provoked) Are U her personal guard? Why the question??

Security: For Security reasons

Me: Do I look like a terrorist or a kidnapper?

Security: Its Ok… just doing my job. Lemme go and inform her

Me: Alright…

He closed the gate leaving me outside. The gate opened again after some minutes but the opener was who I don’t like to see. It was Frank, her male bodyguard.

Frank: She don’t want to see U, just leave…

Before I could open my mouth, he slammed the gate.
That guy is really annoying, I don’t like him at all…
Now what do I do?
I thought of something when I walked a few steps about to head home.

I called Cynthia…

Me: Hello Cynthia?

Cynthia: Hi Victor

Me: Are U at home?

Cynthia: Yes, why?

Me: I’m at the gate

Cynthia: Wow! Come in na

Me: I tried but Mirabel’s guard wouldn’t let me. He said she doesn’t want to see me.

Cynthia: Oh… give me a few minutes, I know what to do

Me: Really?

Cynthia: Yea, just wait there ok?

Me: Ok

I waited for like 15 minutes before she finally came out.

Cynthia: Alright Victor, just go straight to my house, Mirabel is there already. Lola and I will be outside so… take your time

Me: Thanks a lot Cynthia

Cynthia: No, I should be thanking U. Just go go go go go… no need to knock, just go in ok? (pushing me in)

I got in, went to Lola and Cynthia’s house… and slowly walked in without knocking. I saw Mirabel laid on the sofa.
She looked shocked as she slowly raise herself from the chair to seat…

I didn’t say nothing, I slowly walked towards her, squat in front of her, then held her two hands.

Me: Mirabel,,, I know I’ve been on a distance, I know that I’ve wronged U, I know U don’t deserve my negligence, I know been acting weird and mischievous, I know I’ve bee…

Mirabel: Victor…

Me: Shhhhh….

I don’t want her to say anything yet

Me: U see… Mirabel, I dunno if I acted blind or I was so naive to realize how much U care for me but to tell U the truth… I really appreciate everything U did for me, the love, the care, the kindness and the extra love that you’ve shown me…

I looked at her, I saw tears dripping down from her eyes yet she was some how smiling…



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