Dad am tired of you calling me names all the time, I cannot tell what was on nectar’s mind. I bet I saw him smiling earlier.
Go up and change that dress, I just adjusted my purse and walked pass him. I looked back and asked, if you are done gossiping with my dad, then you come out.
I saw both shaking hands hurriedly, while my dad nodded his head. Nobody spoke a word for a while until he spoke up.
For what it’s worth, I had no problem with the pajamas, I would pay anything to see you in that every evening, and I totally love your outfit right now.
I just glanced at him and then looked back on the road. Where are you taking me to, you have been driving like ages, am tired already.
Sorry, we will be there in the next five minutes. Soon we arrived at one of my favorite joints, I love the seafood here, I exclaimed happily while he stared, then I realized I was happy he did something right. Okay can we go in now, yeah sure? Wait let me get the door, he said.
We finally found ourselves in one corner. Serve my lady anything she wants; I will take whatever she takes.
And no alcohol please. Then I remembered I am double now, I murmured thank you to the waitress.
Whiles we wait on our food, let me hear why you wanted to meet. And am sorry, I had a surgery so couldn’t make it earlier.
He made to say something again but I interrupted, you know I do not like you right, and my family seem to think you are good for me.
However, am too young to get married, and am not ready to bear a burden of another. I will agree to a contract marriage, for a year, until I figure out how to help my mum out of that house.
We both can pretend we have a love triangle or whatever you want to call it, but I don’t want to be tied down to you.
Kate why don’t you like me; I mean aside sleeping with you when I know I shouldn’t have; I’ve not done anything wrong.
Yeah, I can sue you for rape you know; common you are a big girl. You actually consented to this before you even got tipsy; I had you saying yes on record.
I bet you enjoyed every bit of it; you could not stop moaning one person’s name though. At this point I was fuming inside, why is he so cool about sleeping with a total stranger.
Who is Mandela, He asked! what the hell? I retorted, just then, our order came in. I stared at the food for a while, because I feel nauseous at the mention of that name. Kate are you okay, you don’t like the food so we change it.
You know what take me home right now. But wait, you haven’t touched your food, will you shut up and take me home or I find my way.
Am sorry, I was sure people might be staring but I just want to get out of there fast. The drive home was so silence that he only spoke after dropping me home.
I agree. To your contract thingy, your own terms. Draw it down, how you want it and let me know. I just tried to look back which I was not able to until I walked straight ahead inside.
This time my dad was not waiting for me on the couch, I sighed and went straight to bed. Playing the events of the evening in my head.
I actually woke up late the next day with a message popping up on my phone.
I do not know where to start, but I ruined our dinner, sorry can I make it up to you anytime soon.
I tossed the phone in my laundry bag and went straight inside to take a shower. I needed to clear my mind.
Just then, my dad came in when I was not even done with dressing myself up. Gosh Dad, Can’t you knock, I hope you start treating mum right, since I have agreed to marry your protégé.
Young girl, give me the list of people you want to invite for the wedding so I get the cards printed out.
Dad? I mean I have agreed to marry the man; allow me do things my way. You will do no such thing; you think you are smarter than I am. He burst out and banged my door in my face. I quickly rushed to where I damped my phone earlier.
Look talk to your gossip partner; I don’t want him planning my wedding. I will have the contract sent to you early; my family lawyer is on it. Quickly I hanged up before he could say anything.
Later in the evening, I came back from work and met nectar talking with my dad. I see you reported me, this should be your last, and you may have your way now.
I just shoved an eye at him and nectar, I saw my dad walking pass me. I received the document, and I have already signed, said nectar. Hope you read it through, because I will not be happy if you violate any of it.
I do not need to read it, whatever makes you happy i’m fine with it. Good night, I said without even knowing it.
Drake, can you handle the rest of the wedding. No guests, just my family and you guys, probably his family. In my dad’s house, Kate do you really need to do this? Drake, I asked you to marry me remember and you seemed not interested. It is just for a year; I will be out sooner than you know it.
You three can always come and visit, I will miss you people though. So when is the wedding. He said with so much sadness showing in his voice. it is in a month drake! I just want it done with already. I responded sadly too.
I buried myself into work, for the rest of the following weeks. I kept ignoring Matt’s calls; she tried seeing me at the office severally. That girl doesn’t give up.
That morning I saw myself in the midst of unfamiliar faces, of course he is entitled to bring his family members to his wedding, but not this much. Is this even a wedding? I asked my mind hoping for an answer I already know.
To Be Continued