SACRIFICES WE MAKE FOR LOVE
“It…it….s Good to see you again Febby.” I stammered.
She sat down and I automatically lost my appetite. I was really uncomfortable but we chatted for a while. She told me about herself,her family and she also told me she was studying chemistry and physics. I figured she was a smart girl besides been beautiful.
She had a great sense of humor and unlike me, she was not shy. By the time we left the cafe, we had exchanged numbers and I couldn’t wait to text her via watsapp which could be easy for me because face to face it was difficult for me.
I got to our boarding house and found Fred sleeping. I shook him till he woke up.
“Hey guess what?” I said with so much excitement in my eyes and a broad smile on my face.
“What! She kissed you?” He said looking very sleepy.
“Oh silly you. I got her line” I shoved my phone in his direction.
“So? C’mon dude. You disturb my sleep all because you got a girl’s number. I thought you won lotto or something more interesting…..”
Before he could finish talking, my phone rang and it was her. I excused myself from the our room and went outside. We spoke for about nine minutes and it felt like heaven.
Five weeks down the line, febby and I got real inseparable. She was a regular visitor to our room. And other times she would me pick up from my lecture room, we ate together, watched movies and listened to music in silence. We spoke about almost anything and I was loving her more everyday though we were not officially dating, we were practically lovers. I could feel jealous when ever I saw her with her male course mates. Of course most of them where male due to the course she was studying. I wanted to make her mine before someone else did but I was scared of her response to my proposal. I was not experienced in such matters but I didn’t want her to see me as a boring guy or like some loser, so I was going to make the proposal special and romantic. I googled on how to best propose a girl and I got just what I saw fit.
On a Saturday afternoon, I invited febby to come see me by my room and I lied I was unwell. After about one hour thirty minutes later, there was a knock on the door…
I opened the door holding out flowers but the laughter that came from person on standing by the door made my heart break with disappointment.
“All this hustle for a just a proposal. You are funny Ngwangwa” he laughed out louder. “Look I have had a lot of girls even the queen of beauties but I never had to buy all this just to have a girl say yes. Wow look what we have here, chocolate, a card and what is in this box?” He exclaimed while shaking the box, just then, there was a knock on the door.
I didn’t have the energy to go to the door I stood still with my bunch of flowers held besides me. Fred walked to the door with the box still in his hands, and there she was looking so beautiful in a purple flared short dress. He asked her to come in and she walked to where I was standing, I handed her the flowers without saying a word.
“Thanks” she moved closer and hugged me.
“Excuse me. Basketball calls.” Fred quickly said and left us, I broke the hug and we both laughed.
“Basketball is always his excuse.” She noted and we both giggled.
“Here for you” I handed her other items I got for her.
“awww thanks this is sweet of you.!” She looked happy.
She suddenly came closer and hugged again. Then she kissed me. I felt so shy but I kissed her back. I had never kissed any girl she was my first but I guess it never comes with experience anyway.
It felt strange but good, I didn’t regret that kiss because it came from the one I loved so much. After kissing so a few minutes, I felt I was getting hard so I pulled away from the kiss and went to sit on the bed.
“Oh am sorry” she apologized “I was just carried away”
“No you don’t have to apologize, I wanted it too. Come sit here.” I invited her.
“But you seem uncomfortable” she sat next to me.
“Its only that this is novel to me. I really like you and I think am falling in love with you.” I managed to say the sentence that I had kept practising for I don’t know how many times before that day.
“I want you too Kangwa.” She was so blunt.
I couldn’t help the shock on my face.
“Of course, don’t tell me you don’t know that I like you, or what would I have been doing here all this time?” She was such a free soul and that I really liked about her.