The alarm rang awakening Alice who stretched
lazily on her bed. It was 6am. She stood up and
‘Another year has passed’. She sighed’without
Benjamin by my side’. Her phone beeped and it
was her mother.
‘Happy new year my daughter’ her mum said
immediately she picked the call
‘Thanks mum’ she reluctantly answered.
‘Your dad sends his regards you should come over
with Felix later we would want to spend the day
with our one and only grandson my dear’ her
‘Okay mum I need to attend to Felix. See you later
in d evening bye.’ She said and hung up.
She threw her phone on the bed and cried.
If only Benjamin was alive she thought she would
have been happier taking Felix to her parents.
She remembered the best new year celebration of
her life. The only new yr she got to celebrate with
She had gone to the beach with together with sum
of his friends and she had lots of fun.
That was the day he proposed to her
She wasted no time in accepting his proposal.
Her mind played back to the day she met Benjamin.
She had disliked him that day. She wanted to
withdraw money from the ATM to pay for the new
dress she saw in a boutique down the road.
The dress was so beautiful and she was scared if
she delayed the payment, someone else might buy
Rushing into Skye bank that fateful afternoon, she
bumped into a stranger who was obviously in a
‘hey watch it young lady, do not cause accidents
unnecessarily here’ the young man said to her.
She looked at him from head to toe, he was well
dressed and wore a nice cologne. His hair was well
cut. He was tall, fair in complexion, had pointed
nose and all. He was so handsome.
‘cant you say sorry? First you cause accidents and
you still cant say sorry. Havent you seen a
handsome guy like me before?’ he said and she
looked at him in disgust. Who the hell does he think
he is to talk to her in such manner?.
‘you must be so arrogant, i tell you. Fine sorry and
whoever told you that you are handsome huh?’ she
said eyed him and left.
She was so pissed off. On getting to the ATM
machine, she regretted not bantering enough words
with him before leaving.
She withdrew the money she was supposed to
withdraw and ran off to the boutique, she bought
the dress and left.
Two days later, she saw the same guy at the
‘hi, we meet again’ he said as their eyes locked ‘do
you remember me?’
She smiled scornfully at him
‘of course i do, how can i ever forget an arrogant
jerk like you’ she said
He smiled and shrugged ‘then we are both alike
because you are the most arrogant woman i have
ever seen all my life’
‘oh really? You must be mistaken because i am not
arrogant like you’ she fired rudely. She immediately
regretted rudely saying such to him
She expected him to get mad at her. She looked
around the supermarket and was pleased with the
number of people she saw around at least they had
save her if he tries to hurt her.
To her suprise, he just smiled at her and did his
shopping. He even paid for her bills.
‘are you pretending to be nice or you are really a
nice guy huh?’ she had asked him.
‘thank you. Thats what you should have said. You
have so many flaws young lady. Firstly you dont
know how to say sorry and now you cant say thank
you.’ he said and shook his head. She scoffed and
‘do i need to say thank you to someone like you?
Oh i forgot that an arrogant person like you……’
He dragged her to his side and she rested on his
chest. She struggled out of his grip.
‘what the hell do you think you are doing?’ she
‘you should be thankful again. That bike man would
have hit you if i hadnt dragged you’ he said and she
looked back and saw a man on the floor. He had aa
few scratches and his bike was a little damaged.
She looked back to him but he wasnt there. She
saw his car leaving his premises.
One day, she saw a vacancy board in front of a
company who needed a secretary. She badly needed
the job. She went into the company to submit her
‘you really are lucky to have come to submit your
CV today.today is the interview as well. Sit at the
reception. The interview starts in ten minutes.’ a
chubby looking woman said.
Alice was glad. She must have been the luckiest
woman in the world.
‘thank you madam’ she said
Fifteen minutes later, she heard her name being
‘Alice Tarulba, go over to the interview room’.
She nodded and walked briskly to the interview
room. A guy was sitting with some files in front of
him on a comfortable three seater.
‘you!’ she said pointing a finger at him. He raised
his head up and was equally surprised.
To Be Continued,
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