"Hm?" Dan was asking. "I mean, you are already in a wedding dress, I'm in a suit. I'll just tidy up and... We can make it our day."
Isn't this what I've always wanted? To finally get to be with the love of my life, and forever? Now why was I so dump struck, speechless?
"Obviously I'm not saying we go to the hall or anything, that would be scandalous," He chuckled. "Maybe we can go to the department, what's it called, court, and get married. Once we are legally married, there's nothing much anyone can do about it."
And then what's gonna happen after signing those married papers? Do we get to live like Francis and Janet? In secret?
"Geny, baby, why aren't you saying anything?" He asked me. "I'm on one knee, just like you do it here, and I'm asking you to marry me. Let's finally soar over all our problems. Let's get married, we'll never be apart again."
I shook my head. "No. No, Yok
I woke up with a dozen kisses all over my face.“Morning.” I smiled at him, rubbing my eyes.“Good morning.” He smiled back and then pulled me closer to him.“How was it?” He asked me.“How was what?”“Last night…” He looked a little nervous.“I think it might have been the best last night together.”“’Last’?” He looked surprised. “We’re not dying. We’ll still be together, okay? Very soon.”We heard the front door open and footsteps enter. Yoké and I exchanged looks.“Omar is back.” I said. This moment took me back to the village. I remembered thinking that it was Omar but in fact it was Gamu, bringing Francis, Nathan and the pilots to take me away. I fe
I guess instead of playing around in the kitchen with Yoké and making scrambled eggs and tea, we should have been sitting around the coffee table and coming up with a proper story for me. Now I’d have to make up lies on the spot. What if I get caught?My fingers were trembling so bad. I didn’t even have pockets where I could hide them, and I guess folding my arms would send a message that I was hiding something, being secretive. I don’t know how these cops think.The two policemen sat together on the couch opposite me. One of them had a notebook and the other was just sitting there with his hand to his chin observing me. Dad was sitting next to me on the other couch.“Miss Genesis,” The policeman with the notebook began. “I’m sherif Charle and this is sherif Davis. We’ll just ask you a few questions that might help us trace your kidnappers.”Trace my kid
Monday morning. I woke up just before my alarm rang. I couldn’t wait to get to work, just to see Yoké again. I couldn’t stop smiling as I did my make up: knowing that whether or not I decided to put on make up today, Yoké would still think I’m beautiful. Such a lucky woman, I am. My phone began ringing and I rushed over to get it from the charger, cause I knew that it would be Yoké calling. It wasn’t. It was Nathan. I frowned, my whole mood changing suddenly because he hadn’t even crossed my mind once. Now he was calling me and I didn’t know what to expect.“Nathan?”“Hey, Gen.” I couldn’t tell from he’s voice how upset he worse.“You okay?” I asked, and then bit my lips for asking such a stupid question. You left him stranded at the altar how can he be okay?“Yeah… Question is, are y
I stood behind the double glass doors with my hands folded and watched the rain fall. It was right after breakfast. I was still in my pajamas and gown. I mean, why look good when you won’t be going anywhere? I just combed my hair back, didn’t even tie it up or anything. I watched the rain pour and pour. It felt therapeutic, made me feel calmer. I don’t know how long I stood there but when my room door opened, I was brought back to the room. Standing alone, staring out at the rain like some psycho.Probably one of the maids, coming to do my bed or clean the room. I heard her footsteps enter the room and lock the door. The footsteps got closer. Someone wrapped their arms around tightly. It was Yoké. I could feel him and smell him. I smiled as he put the side of his face against mine. We were both now staring out at the balcony.“What are you doing?” He asked me.“Nice view, right?
“Alice?” I got up and closed my laptop, placing it on the bed. “Why are you crying?”She just stood her ground, looking at me and crying. Her beautiful face all swollen and red from crying.“Is everything okay?” I asked her walking towards her slowly.“Is everything okay?” She repeated. She then shook her head. “No.”My heart fell, too heavy for me to handle. What happened to her?She ran towards me and hugged me, crying even louder.“Alice what’s wrong?” I asked her, hugging her back tightly.“Dan broke up with me…”“What?” I asked trying to see her face but she wouldn’t let go of me. “He… He broke up with you?”How could Yoké…“Yes, he b
After cancelling the tickets I bought to buy new ones for tonight, it was now waiting time. Waiting until 10pm to leave the house to meet up with Yoké at the bus station. So, the plan is that Francis will help me leave the house. If we manage to leave the house, we’ll go straight to the bus station where Yoké would be waiting for me. Then I will take the bus with Yoké and he’ll return how and make up whichever story will sound believable to mom and dad. Yoké and I would be out of the state in the next 4-5 hours and then we’d take a taxi to another town from there so that dad and mom would have no way of tracing us. Smart right?But the wait. The waiting felt like death. I couldn’t stop tapping my foot in anxiety, under the dining table. And the guilt? Sitting around the dining table with my family for dinner knowing that it would be the last time we’d get this opportunity again…I couldn’t stare at my mom for long, without feeling like crying. I’ll miss her so much. Her
“Okay, you have to get yourself together now, we are close.” Francis told me, his voice a bit calm now. “You can’t go back looking like our grandmother just died.”I was still sobbing, I wiped my face with my hands but that only did half the job my face and hands still felt wet.“I hope they are all sleeping already.” Francis told me. “Wipe your face properly.”I tried again.“Okay, do I have any…” Francis began searching in his glove compartment. He closed it. “No I don’t have any tissues. We can go back to the nearest pharmacy and buy tissues.”I didn’t say anything, just supported my head with one hand and continued thinking about everything Yoké said to me.“If we go to the pharmacy, that would just look weird. We can’t go to the pharmacy at
After a brief knock on my door, it opened.“It’s seven o’clock.” Anna told me.“So?” I asked her looking up from my phone.“Breakfast is at 6.45. Your family is waiting downstairs.”“I’m not hungry, thank you.”“Your father insisted that you both come down for breakfast.”“Who is ‘you both’?” I asked her.“Alice doesn’t want to come down too.” Anna told me.“Genesis come down to the kitchen now!” Dad’s voice sounded strict on the intercom.Anna went to press the receive button. “She doesn’t want to come downstairs, Raphael.”I through her a deadly look. I was in no mood for this right now.“I thought I told you