After a long cool shower, I slipped on a black sweatpants and a plain white shirt. It was the perfect wear for the warm day.
I smiled at Mia who was sitting on the bed and reading a novel, as I walked to join her.
"What's up?" I asked, sitting directly in her front.
She dropped the novel on the side table, and shifted forward to me, from the pillow, returning my smile. "I'm good. I've just been reading some great books."
"Hmmm. I hope it's not an erotic one that'll make you fall for the characters?" I teased.
She burst into laughter, and hit against my arm after laughing for a while. "I don't know about that. If the guys are too hot, I might end up falling for them."
"Well, I can easily burn the book. There's no big deal in that." I mentioned, and winked at her.
"I won't let you do th
We stepped into the hospital building, staring helplessly like a bunch of lost sheeps. The place was so big and fabulous that I didn't think my senses could locate any place.Not wasting any more time, I dailed Ace's number, and waited for him to answer his phone."Where are you?" He questioned straight as he picked it."What's wrong Ace?" I tried to figure out the shit that got into him."Answer me first." He ordered, in more like a menace. This guy was running amok. I was sure of it. So unstable like a twirling kite.I rolled my eyes over the phone, trying to ignore his annoying act. "I'm on the first floor of the building. Where do I--""Good. I'll send someone to direct you up here." He interrupted, hanging up the call liked he had done before.Slowly, his attitude was starting to affect me we
ACEI waited impatiently in front of the door my mom was, wandering about like a confused person I persently was, and prayed so badly that nothing was going to happen to her.Unknowingly glimpsing at Mia, I observed that she seemed so worried like I was. So annoying. She was the mastermind behind everything that was happening.Earlier, I was really grateful to myself for having to tell her, but after everything that had happened, the only things that filled my heart were regrets. If I had known she would spill it out, I wouldn't have thought of saying anything to her.I turned from her irritating face, and finally stood in a particular position. My worry rate was increasing rapidly, and wasn't willing to fall at all. Goodness knew if I was going to survive if I saw the only person I loved, leave me. That couldn't happen. Nothing was going to happen to her.
I clinged my cold fingers against each other and breathed in heavily to hide my fear. What if he was actually being serious? What if his crazy anger was permitting him to do something stupid again? That couldn't be possible. Ace loved me."You won't leave?" He disconnected me from my thoughts. From his serious and angry look, It seemed like he was actually being serious.I frowned a bit, trying to let him realize he was talking to me. "Wait Ace. Are you nuts? How can you tell me to leave you? Do I look like junk that you can throw into the trash can whenever you want?""I give you exactly five minutes to leave. I'll send your clothes to wherever you go." He mentioned pointedly, still panting heavily.I folded my arms across my chest in surprise. Was he that annoyed that he thought of something this stupid?"Tell me now." I said. "Where would I go? I know you're
"Hey Mr Norman." One of the representatives of a really great company in Fort Myers, walked to me, smiling broadly like he just won a lottery. His bright eyes glowered in his wrinkled dark skin, making him seem so appealing.I tried to return his smile, as I walked towards him before he reached me. "Hi Mr Balogun." I greeted him."It's really nice to see you again." He stretched his hands for a handshake, still keeping his smile.I accepted his friendly handshake. "Same here. How have you been?""I've been doing so great." He replied enthusiastically in his luring African intonation. "It's just that I've been quite busy in my country, Nigeria. I haven't had time to work here in the states.""Oh. I get you." I nodded my head in acceptance. "And thanks for your great proposal in the meeting.""You're highly welcome." He grinned, and raised his hands
I stared at her in confusion. She was only hardening my pain. What was she asking? Was she trying to joke around or something?"What's going on, Mr?" She questioned sharply, tapping my hands from her arms.I furrowed my brows in a great deal of puzzlement, and held her arms again."Can't you speak?" She caught me out of my thoughts. "You first came into the ladies restroom, and now you're calling me Mia. What's with you?""What's wrong with you Mia? Are you…" I tried to speak again."Hey." She retorted, jerking from my hold, and raising a finger to point it in my face. "Don't try to act smart dude. I know what you guys do. You come to poor ladies like us, and try to hook up with us for a night.""Hook up? What's wrong with you Mia?""I should be asking you that. Mister." She attacked my words immediately. "And yeah, who
Waiting for an answer from her, I stared and did nothing. I wondered what she was planning to say. There was no excuse she could sputter anymore. Her lie was definitely the most stupid thing I had ever heard from anyone.While I searched for some things about her, I saw my picture, my mom's, and our wedding pictures. I seriously couldn't explain how she had them with her, but all I knew was that I was so glad I found it.A tear dropped from one of her eyes, making her to suddenly avert from our stare. I wish I could feel how hurt she was. Her husband literally sent her out of her home because he couldn't believe her. I was indeed a foolish guy.She sniffed, and rubbed her palm against her tearing eyes, still not looking at me. "What do you want?" She asked calmly, concentrating on the window as if I wasn't there.Her weak voice weakened me as well. I became so rueful and sorrowful,
"Common Ace." I pouted like a child as I sat beside him on the bed, and tucked my arms across my chest, frowning slightly at him.He rolled on the bed lazily, and rubbed his hands against his sleepy eyes. "Mia…" He called amidst a soft yawn. "I'm so tired. Let me sleep for one more hour.""You want to sleep right?" I cried, and shifted to the corner of the bed. "Fine. I'll leave you here."I was about to stand up when he held my hands and pulled me back to him, causing me to gasp and fall on his chest."Where are you going kitten?" He teased, forming a smile by the corner of his attractive lips.I continued to frown, and averted from staring into his eyes. "I told you to get up, and you're ignoring me." I complained.He raised his left hand to my face, and turned my jaw to look at him again. "I'm so sorry my princess. I've been
ACE"Daya and Ace." A voice called from behind.I twirled to face who it was, and turned back to wink at Daya. She smiled like she was shy, and her cheeks turned tomato red."Stop that Ace." She blushed, and gently hit against my arm. "You're making me feel weird."I smiled stylishly at her, and stood up from sitting beside her. "I'll be leaving now." I informed her, and winked again."Good." She said, remaining in her sitting posture.I bent a little, and dropped a kiss on her cheek. "Bye dear. See you anytime soon.""Bye." She grinned back at me."Good luck on your date." I added silently, still bending to her ear."Thank you." She replied in a whisper.I turned to the door, and smiled at the young adult my seventeen years