I want to marry a man of my choice, Okay I give you two weeks to bring that man of your choice, if you do not your wedding with nectar will push through. You know I still have the pictures; you don’t want to see your face all over the internet right?
For once, my dad spoke to me without venom in his voice. Mum was standing behind the door when I came out.
Am sure you heard everything, Mum leave with me, and there are men out there that will adore you, unlike my dad. Baby, you will never understand, I cannot leave.
Mum I do not want to get married, I said amidst tears. Then don’t! She said cuddling me but he will maltreat you. Kate, your dad I can handle, I have stayed with this man long before you came to this world.
So you mean you cannot do this for your baby girl right, Kate, you are everything I have. I love you; do you think I have not done enough digging on this nectar? I shoved her an ugly look.
If I thought he was a bad man I would gladly leave with you, but my dear, I met the man over a long talk during the weekend; he has genuine intentions for you.
He loves you, of course, you do not but you may want to consider marrying him. No man will want to agree to marry a woman carrying another man’s child unless he think that child is his or he probably love you too much.
Mum I cannot believe you are also siding with dad on this, am not my dear. If you do not want to fine, but do not stay in this house because you think am been treated unfairly.
You cannot waste your time here with me, am already old, and I want seven grandchildren. That part cracked me up and I smiled.
And your child needs a father, you of all people should understand that. If your Dad were different, am sure your child would have a better home and father here. Every child needs a father in their lives especially girls.
Mom I do not know the gender yet. Yes, I know but that child needs a father. You do not want him or her growing up asking you too much questions as you do all the time. Give him a good home my dear.
Just then, grams walked in on us, for once this step mum of yours made a little sense. Grams you also want me to marry that man.
Yes, or any other man you want raising your child. Unfortunately, my sons disrespect towards my suggestions are irritating me so I could not convince him further.
As it stands now, you can’t keep holding on to your past, bring another man home if you so don’t like the other guy.
The next day, I visited Drake and luckily, the two others were there. James, will you marry me as soon as possible? He nearly choked on his drink.
What Kate, I narrated everything to them, just then Anthon said drake won’t you marry her. I mean you always wanted to, I was lost as to what they were talking about, and he just smiled and gave a cheeky answer.
Kate are you for real. I can marry you, I mean pretend to, drake finally said. Drake you think my dad is not smart enough to know we are pretending.
Besides I do not want to destroy your love life with your girlfriend, she will not understand.
What if you marry the man on contract basis, Anthon said? How I asked, you can talk to him, am sure if he loves you, he would not want to lose you for a year.
Anthon this your suggestions, I do not want to end up tied down. He is right Kate; drake finally spoke up, in a weird way. Call him up and discuss that with him.
I quickly called him up through my secretary the next day for lunch, which he claimed he had a life to save so we should reschedule.
I was home a few weeks later, when my mum announced he was waiting for me downstairs. I rushed down in my pajamas, just to meet my dad sitting there chatting with him.
Young girl, will you go back and put on something appropriate. Yes, Kate, you should besides we are going out to have that talk now, nectar said.
I rolled my eyes and went up to change; I did not understand why I rushed down in my pajamas in the first place.
I finally came down after what looked like hours, so put on a proper dress and you dress as if you are standing by the roadside waiting for your clients as usual, was that what kept you in there that long?
To Be Continued