“Jamille wake up.” I tapped her for the third time. We were
chatting when she fell asleep. I expected it though. Jamille
had a tendency to sleep off easily whenever she sat listening
“Yeah. You slept off on me only for you to keep saying “Jay
I’m not in the mood.” Are you okay?”
“I guess I am. Sorry about that. Did Gloria call?” She sat up.
“It was all a dream then.” She said.
“I suggest we start going to Niel’s place.”
“Niel’s place?” She looked confused.
“Mille, are you having amnesia? That’s where our party is
holding for heaven’s sake.”
“I’m sorry. Give me a minute to call Gloria.” She placed a call
to Gloria asking about a cake or something of the sort. When
she was done with the call,she had a look of relief on her
“I went to your room already. I picked the packed bag on your
bed. Is that all you need?”
“Yeah. Thanks Jay.”
We left he house and boarded a cab to Niel’s place.
We went our separate ways when we got there to get ready
for the party. I wasn’t really in favour of the party but what
could I do when all the ladies had ganged up against me. I
rarely ever smelt my dad’s house. It was way too boring there
so whenever I came home, I stayed at Aunt Liz’s.
I wore a sky blue shirt with a pair of red trousers courtesy of
Mille. Mille wore a body hugging knee length multi coloured
floral gown coupled with black stilettos and a black clutch.
Gloria,on the other hand wore a pink high neck velvet knee
length dress with royal blue stilettos.
The party began few minutes after 7 pm. Surprisingly,my dad
came for the party. I had to admit it was a lot more fun than I
expected it to be. Mille and Gloria never let me out of their
sight. We cut the big cream cake together. Lots and lots of
pictures were taken till my eyes hurt from the camera flash.
Just when the party was grinding to a close,Mille and Niel
decided to surprise everyone. Not everyone though,most of
the guests had gone already. It was just Niel’s family and
ours when Niel announced that he and Mille were officially a
couple. I didn’t take time to follow all the love drama. All I
cared to hear was that Mille agreed to date her best friend.
Before the party,I gave Niel my answer. He was so delighted
to hear I had accepted to be his lady. I never imagined he
would announce it to the whole family. My dad came to hug
me and give me a wrapped gift. I was glad he didn’t do
anything nasty throughout the party. Aunt Liz held me in her
hug for more than five minutes. The woman was indeed
blessed with strength from above. They were all acting as if
Niel asked me to marry him already. Niel and I managed to
escape from more hugs. We went into his dad’s study.
“Thank you Mille.” He said with his eyes dancing with joy.
“Anything for you bestie.”
“There are things you need to know Mille. Trust me,I’ll make
sure you know all. I won’t hide anything from you.”
I heard a squeal that sounded like Gloria’s but I paid no
attention to it.
“Okay Niel,as you wish.”
“Let’s go for a stroll in my mum’s garden. I’ve never taken
you there.” He said
“Yeah,but your sis has.”
“That girl likes ruining my fun.” He groaned.
“I want you to take me there.” I couldn’t believe I just said
“Sure my lady.” He smiled and took my hand in his.
As we were exiting the house, I stopped.
“What is it Mille?” He asked.
“Niel,do you have a brother?”
Before he could answer,we heard a voice behind us.
“He doesn’t just have a brother, he has a twin brother.”