We continued the fun like that for three days, and we didn’t see or sighted Marcus and we’re left with four papers to round up our final semester’s exams.
That Marcus, I am very sure that the bullet proof vest he wore was the one he stripped me off the time I went to him with tracking devices all over my body. He took away my bullet proof and kept it for himself; he thinks he’s smart enough, we shall get him. We charged all the agents to be very watchful and vigilant so we won’t miss a chance of getting Marcus. I came up with another idea to stop moving around with Mirabel, let her be going on her own so Marcus will maybe show himself to her again, and of course the underground agents will always be on her trail.
I forgot to mention that I met my Lecturer that advised me the other time, I appreciated her and told her it went so well. I even told Mirabel about it. I also appreciated Promise for explaining things to Mirabel ahead of me.
My late uncle’s first son, Jonas was already in the university and i’ve been helping him because of the good deeds of his late father. Although, he wasn’t in my school, but we do communicate from time to time. And my Father has been helping my late uncle’s family.
I got a call from the first lady on my way back from school and the following conversation ensued…
Me: Hello, good afternoon ma
First lady: How are you dear
Me: I’m fine ma
First lady: Okay… I want to invite you personally to come for my wedding anniversary tomorrow 7:00.pm but you should be here before the time, oh sorry… i forgot to ask, can you make it?
Me: Of course ma, i’ll be pleased to be there
First lady: Ok good… Your Parents are also coming, so… Frank will come pick you guys up including your sister
Me: Ok ma
First lady: Alright, bye
Me: Ok bye ma
I told Nancy about it and she was so happy. It was only Nancy that has exam paper to write the following day. I went to Mirabel’s lodge to spend my day before the evening when we’ll be going for her Parent’s anniversary dinner celebration. I already had it in mind to wear the new suit i bought the other time.
Mirabel: We should bring Promise along with us
Me: It’d be a good idea, that’s if it’s ok
Mirabel: Sure, she’ll be my guest
Me: Ok, tell her then.
She told her and she agreed to come along with us.
Vincent came to the lodge, then we all went to my apartment i.e Vincent, Mirabel, Cynthia, Promise and Me. Nancy was already in the apartment, so we hit the road headed to the Presidential villa with an SUV and a Coaster bus. Frank, Jummy and two mobile police men drove in the SUV while the rest of us with three policemen drove in the Coaster bus.
We gisted while on road, Nancy took the lead in the gist. I noticed she has reduced 20% of her talking capability, maybe Vincent is working on it. All i did was to contribute, defend myself when i’m being teased or accused of something, and i laughed out mostly.
We arrived at the villa before 6:00.pm and mingled with those present and they served us wine.
Guests started coming including my Parents, and the hall got filled up before 7.00.pm i wasn’t that surprised, why won’t they come before time when it’s the President’s party. The invited guests were close friends, relations and partners. It wasn’t a big party, just a dinner celebration. Ministers, Governors, Senators and other dignitaries were in attendance.
The celebration started, the President came forward and appreciated everyone for coming. He said some things before he introduced his wife, she came forward and stood by his side and then she gave a little speech. Vincent and Mirabel also came out as their Parents cut the large cake. After that, the president and his wife danced together for about a minute before others that cares to dance joined them on the dancefloor. The first lady introduced me to her friends and other guests as Mirabel’s fiancé. And Mirabel also did the same to close relations including Ike’s Parents.
I shyly danced with Mirabel while many guests were dancing with their spouses. Nancy and Vincent were also dancing (I wonder when they’ll take their relationship to the next level by introducing themselves to our respective Parents) I sighted Promise seated and talking with a guy we met earlier. The guy is darkly cute, I guess she has found a new friend. I stopped dancing and took Mirabel to our seat to eat the food i’ve been salivating for.
I really enjoyed the night, it was so wonderful. Seeing prominent personalities of the Country in their cool with all smiles. Looking at them all, I couldn’t tell which was a criminal.
Me: (To Mirabel) Who is that guy seated with Promise?
Mirabel: I forgot his name, but he is son of the FCT Minister
Me: He’s been with her for a while now
Mirabel: Maybe he is seeking for a chance
Me: Is he a good guy?
Mirabel: I dunno, I only know him as the first son of the FCT Minister.
We left there about 13 minutes to the hour of 9:00.pm to my apartment dropping me and Nancy before they left for Mirabel’s lodge.
The following day, while chilling in my apartment and working on my website as I don’t have a paper to write, my phone rang for one second and stopped. Someone flashed me, so i guess. I picked up my phone to see who the flasher was but it was a hidden number. How can a person hid his/her number and flash somebody? That’s rubbish! I hissed and dropped my phone. A message came into my phone minutes later, I checked and the sender was unknown to me, so i read the content of the message and it read as follows:
“Hi, It’s Marcus, the same one. Yes i’m still alive. I’m alive for a reason, for a second chance. I know what happened to Dorothy, how her life ended. I don’t want to end up like her. I have lost everything because of the crazy love i have for Mirabel. I want to start a new life and i hope you can forgive me for everything i did to you. I would’ve died for nothing, but here i am living for a second chance. I promise never to bother you and mirabel ever again”
I was stunned when i read the message, is he for real? I find it hard to believe. Although, he made his point, but… he’s backing out? How truthful is this??
TO BE CONTINUED…