The two families has reached a consensus and the wedding will be happening in two months.
I and Daniel had to traveled to New York to see his Parents.
My Pastor suggest we leave Sharon behind, so she won’t get to see people who will trigger her old life.
So I took her to my house.
I was sure she’ll enjoy her stay, my family members are very accomodating.
We spent two weeks in America, I was well received by his parents.
His Parent are simple and down to earth.
They showered me with love like they’ve known me all their lives.
I was treated like a princess, like I was the only daughter in-law in the world.
I realized how much they love and cherish Daniel.
I guessed it was that love that was transferred to me.
All they are interested in is Daniel’s happiness and they never doubted his choice.
Daniel took me to Los Angeles to see some of his cousins.
He’s cousins told me they won’t mind following Daniels footsteps.
They want to come to Nigeria to get a wife as well.
One of them even pleaded with me to help him get a wife material ready before the wedding.
Since they are coming to Nigeria for the wedding.
I told them I’m not good in match making.
Daniel took me out on sight seeing.
From Freedom tower to central park, Rockfeller center and Nyc park.
I finally saw the statue of liberty live, I only see it on tv.
I had a lot of fun, I must confess.
I shopped for the wedding as he promised.
He took me to two great bridal stores in New York.
Kleinfield and Lovely bridal shop .
We bought everything we needed for the wedding including our rings except for my wedding gown.
I have great fashion designers in Nigeria who will do justice to that.
We have to celebrate, appreciate and embrace the art and talents that we have in our country.
I was alone in Daniel’s home in New York, his parents are not around.
Henry has gone out too, he said he wants to do one or two things around.
I heard the door bell rang, so I went to get the door.
Hello I said as I opened the door.
Without asking her in, she brushed pass me and entered into the house.
She’s a tall beautiful lady with a chocolate glowing skin.
I’m sorry maam, the occupants of this house are not in, and I don’t know you.
What’s your name, so I’ll tell them you called I said respectfully.
So you are the Nigerian girl who stole my man right she said in an American accent.
I don’t steal peoples man, please maam who are you
She checked out the diamond ring on my ring finger and eyed it.
I heard Nigerian girls are good at hypnotizing men, but you’ve messed with the wrong person
Oh! Now I know who you are, his ex! I said
The word ex I altered hitted her like a sledge hammer.
She raised her hand to slap me.
“Oh God! History must not repeat itself, Tunde’s girlfriend once slapped me, it must not happen again” I said to myself.
So I quickly cover my cheeks with my two hands with my eyes closed.
Then I heard a voice from behind, I opened my eyes immediately.
This guy is my knight in shinning armor.
Don’t you dare try it, not even in your wildest dream
Daniel said giving her a wicked look.
She kept her hand that was hanging in the air before back to its place.
She turned to face him.
Why are you here Abby he asked
To get back what belongs to me she replied him.
I hope you are not referring to me
Daniel please I’m sorry about the past, remember all the sweet memories we shared
You still remember that I don’t remember that chapter of my life anymore, I’m sorry
Do you really want’s to leave me for this thing
Did you just refer to my fiancee has thing’ he said using his two fingers to quote her.
Abby, it will do you a lot of good if you refrain from referring to her as thing
Are you threatening me I can refer to her as whatever I want Abby fired back.
For your information, I’m engaged to be married to this thing’, so deal with it Abby he said with sarcasm.
Abby soften her voice and moved closer to Daniel.
I told you I can’t come to Nigeria before but now I’ve change my mind
I’m coming to Nigeria with you
He laughed out loud.
You are the funniest person I’ve ever met
How is that funny
You broke up with me, do you forget so easily
I’m sorry about that, I realized I made a wrong decision then
I’m sorry too, but you are six months late
Seriously! you want to leave me for a local girl
Obviously, I left an international girl for this so called local girl who shares my dreams he grinned
Abby please leave, you’ve over stayed your welcome.
Your presence here is making my fiancee uncomfortable
She gave me a deadly look and left the house in annoyance.
I’m sorry about all that he said to me when she left.
It’s OK, I’m just grateful you came on time before she dished me a slap I said and we both laughed.
I won’t keep you in this house alone any longer, but in case she showed up anywhere around you, call the police
Ok he held me in his arms and kiss my forehead.
Some days later, I called home.
I talked with my parent, Sharon and lastly my younger sister Moyin.
Moyin told me she got gist for me, she always has gist.
“Sister mi, things are happening o, God is indeed a miracle working God” she said “You are talking in parables, what happened, go straight to the point” “Just guess” “Moyin! Don’t start this your guessing game” “Sharon is crushing on Josh” “Josh….
” I said trying to place the name.
“Our Pastor’s son” She cut in “Did he come over to the house?” “Yes he came last week and ever since then Sharon has been gushing over him” “Really! God be praise” “Every time we attend mid week services, she makes sure she sits where he can see him” “That’s good news, Sharon crushing over a guy?” “That’s not all o” “Continue, radio without battery” “Sister mi!” “It’s a compliment, you are good at dishing out news” “Yes and I’m proud to be a carrier of good news” “Now tell me what I haven’t heard” “Ehn en, as I was saying before I was interrupted.
Josh also called me and ask about her” “Meaning the feeling is mutual!” “You get it, so I told her she came from abroad and every information she needed to know but I did not mentioned she was once a lesbian o” “Good, that’s wise of you” “Hmm, sister mi, Josh now comes to our house everyday and I know he came purposely to see her.
I use to excuse them.
They will gist,laugh before he leaves.
“All these in less than two weeks we left Nigeria?” “Yes o, imagine Josh than doesn’t give ladies face in church” “Moyin you don’t know how happy I am right now, I never knew God will answer us this way” I was happy that I started singing.
“I never knew you will answer me this way…… “Sister me you and Mummy are now the same, I can’t believe you are singing on phone.
Can’t you sing when you drop the call?” “It’s not my fault, I’m just so happy” “I hear you” “Let me thank God now, this can only be God, He did it” “Yes o, in fact Mummy too has noticed there closeness” “If that’s God will for her, then things will fall in place naturally.
Thanks sis, Daniel needs to hear this, I have to go now” “Bye sis, hope you shopped for me as well” “Sure, we’ll talk later bye” I ended the call.
I can’t wait to give Daniel the full gist.
Back to Nigeria.
Daniel’s driver came to pick us from the airport, they drop me off first, everyone was happy to see us.
My Parents gave us a warm welcome.
Daniel told her sister she’ll come back for her and he left with his driver.
Hours later while unpacking, I was in the room alone with Sharon.
She also assisted me in arranging things.
“Sharon who is Josh?” I asked as I unpack.
“This is Moyin’s handiwork, she will get it from me when she gets back” she said laughing.
“Just answer my question, leave Moyin out of this for now.
Who is Josh o” “Josh is your Pastor’s son” “And you don’t think I know that already” “Okay….
he’s a friend” “Is that all” I said with a smile.
“And I kind of have a soft spot for him” “Gbam! I finally hear it from the horse’s mouth” “It’s nothing” “Says who! it’s something.
Sharon, you liked a guy for the very first time in your life” “Daniella, I find it hard to believed too, i think God has changed me” “Not that you think, He has changed you, He answered our prayers” “Yes he does.
Thank you so much, You stood by me all through and never judge me” She said and hugged me.
“Let’s give all thanks to God, we couldn’t have done this without Him” “You need to thank your family on my behalf, they’ve been so sweet to me, I felt at home.
In fact I don’t want to go back home.
“Really, I’m happy you enjoyed your stay here, but I’m sure your brother won’t allow you to stay.
All the same you can always come here anytime, it’s your house now.
She hugged me again.
“I love you even more than my Daniel” She said smiling.
“I doubt that but I love you too my darling” “Whats going on here” Moyin said as she entered my room.
“Nothing, miss nosy” Sharon countered.
And we all laughed.
Daniel came some days after to pick her sister.
We all wished she could stay, she also felt reluctant to follow Daniel, but Daniel insisted.
Daniel thanked my Parents for their hospitality.
I sneaked Sharon out of the sitting room hurriedly.
“You have his number right?” I asked immediately we got to the corridor.
“Who?” “Josh, call him and let him know you’ve gone back to your brothers place” “I will” “You can tell him he’s free to visit you anytime at your brother’s place” “OK, thanks sis, you are more than a sister in-law to me” she smiled and hugged me.
Moyin helped her with her bags, she knelt down and thanked my parents.
I can’t believe she knelt down.
I’m very sure that’s my mom’s handiwork, Sharon must be a fast learner.
I was impressed
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