Daniel called on Friday evening, I told him our
meeting place, he said Mr Paul will bring him.
“See you tomorrow then” I said
“Good night Miss Daniella”
“Good night Mr Daniel”
I woke up on Saturday morning and I realized
my mind was at ease. I checked my wardrobe
and I pick a simple royal blue gown. Took my
bath, dressed up with silver accessories to
match. I styled my hair and wore little make
up. I think I’m good to go” I said checking
out myself in front of the mirror.
I just told my Mum that I want to see a friend,
but I explained everything to my younger
sister and with this I left the house.
When I got to the restaurant I called him and
he said he was already there so I went in still
talking to him on phone so that I could easily
locate him. He got the idea and waved when
he saw me on phone. I moved towards his
table. Another man was with him, I guessed
he’s Mr Paul.
“Miss Daniella! He said and smiled
“Mr Daniel!” I said and smiled back.
“Meet Mr Paul”
“I thought as much” I said and exchanged
greetings with him.
“Let me take my leave now. I have a friend
around here, I want to cease this opportunity
to check on him” Mr Paul explained.
“Give me a call when you are through” he
said to Daniel and left.
He pulled out a sit for me. I sat opposite him.
“Wow! He exclaimed. A good heart with a
beautiful face. I was sure I’m gonna meet a
beautiful lady but I never knew you’re going
to be this beautiful.
“I’m sorry for over reacting, he pleaded. But
you are breathtakingly beautiful”
“Thanks for the compliment “ I said with a
We placed our orders and we started chatting.
I scanned him why we were eating, he’s
handsome and indeed looked like someone
who lived in the state, fresh skin, nice nails,
lovely hair cut. He looks perfect.
“Tell me about you” he said
I told him everything I think he should know about me.
“A beautiful lady like you will definitely be in a
relationship, I envy the lucky guy I must
“A handsome man like you will definitely be in
a relationship too” I countered
“Oh! Smart move! I can see you are very
I smiled and sipped my drink.
“Don’t you want to know anything about me?”
“I’m all ears if you want to tell me about
“Alright, I’ll tell you. Like I said earlier, I’m a
Nigerian, I’m Yoruba, Ekiti state to be
premised but I was born and raised in the US.
My Parents and my sibling are also in the state.
My name is Daniel Ayomiposi Johnson.
I work in an IT company in America. But I’ve
always wanted to come back home. A friend
of mine in the State introduced me to some of
his client here in Nigeria. Now I’m here to
start my own IT firm fully.
Mr Paul is my friend’s cousin who shows me
around here since I don’t have family
members or friends here. He runs an IT firm.
My extended family members are in Ekiti.
As for my relationship status, my girlfriend
broke up with me, when I told her about my
plans of coming back to Nigeria. Although
she’s Nigerian but she said she can’t leave
the state” He stated.
“I can’t really blame her, she can’t just leave
her life over there and follow you down here” I
“Don’t you feel If she really loves me as she
claims, she will come with me?”
“She may have her reasons, it’s her life and
the report people in abroad gets from here is
not that encouraging, so don’t blame her”
“Even if I want to change my mind about
staying, I think meeting you won’t let me
change my mind” he said with a straight face.
“You can’t say that, we barely know each
“I’m serious, if I have someone like you here,
then I’m good”
“Hmm. Do you understand yoruba language at
“I understand Yoruba and I speak it as well,
although not fluently”
“Yeah! My paternal grandma lived with us for
25years, so she made us speak our language.
She passed away Five years ago”
“Wow, she did a great job! May her soul rest
“Amen, thanks” he said and sipped his
“Tell me about the lucky guy” he said.
“There’s nothing to tell”
“I just want to know, but you can choose not
to answer that”
“I’m not in a relationship” I opened up.
“I should not have believed that but I have a
feeling that you are saying the truth”
I explained everything about my ex boyfriend
“You know what, some people don’t know the
worth of what they have until they loose. I’m
“I’m over him, I’ve moved on” I said and we
continued with our chat.
He asked for my username on Facebook, he
sent me a friend request right there and I
accepted his friend’s request.
He was fun to be with, very jovial, I spend like
two hours with him.
“I think we should call it a day, your hotel is
on the Island and I’m sure you wouldn’t like
to be stuck in traffic” I said
He agreed with me and called Mr Paul’s
number, he said he’s not too far away from
the eatery. 15minutes later, Mr Paul showed
Daniel offered to drop me off but I turned
down his offer since my house is not too far
from the restaurant.
I got home and called him, hoping they’ll
won’t be stuck in traffic.
“Hello, are you home?” he asked
“Yes I’m home”
“Good, we are still on the road, you are right,
traffic here is terrible”
“Welcome to Lagos” I said jokingly.
“Sure, I’ll survive. Anyway I’ll let you know
when I get to my hotel”
“Alright, my regards to Mr Paul”
Two hours later, he called and told me he’s
now at the hotel and Mr Paul has left for his
house. He also thanked me for hanging out
Days later, I got a call from him.
“You know I’m travelling next weekend and I
really wish we could meet one more time
before I leave” he said
“Is that really necessary, we can talk on
phone” I said
“Daniella, I really had a nice time the other
day can you please oblige me?”
“I told you I’m always busy during the week,
there’s no way I can meet up with you”
“Are you saying I won’t get to see you before
“When exactly are you leaving?”
“Ok, let’s do it this way, we could meet on
Saturday at the Airport and keep you company
until your flight is ready to take off”
“That idea is not bad, I’m happy you’ll be the
last person I’ll see before I leave but I would
have loved it if we meet before then” he said.
“Sorry about that”
“Promise me you’ll find time to chat with me
everyday online before saturday”
“We’ll see on Saturday”
“Saturday it is then, good night and sleep
“Good night” I said and the line went off.
Seriously, I don’t trust all this America based
Nigerian guys, some just come down to
Nigeria and trick girls, some will even claim
single when they are happily married with
kids over there. But there’s something about
Daniel that seems different. He sounds honest,
sincere and I think he’s transparent. You can
read him like a book. I feel safe with him as a
During the week, we chatted online, I don’t
know why but I feel free with him, we talked
about so many things via chat. He also made
it a point of duty to call everyday during the week.
On Saturday, I left my house for Muritala
Mohammed Airport. I called him when I got
there and he told me where to meet him.
He was so happy when he saw me, Mr Paul
was with him too. He hugged me, I greeted
Mr Paul when he released me.
“Looking beautiful as ever”
“Thanks, you are not looking bad yourself” I
We sat at the departure, Mr Paul got us some
“I’m coming back next month by God’s
grace” he said
“Are you coming back finally” I asked
“Yes, my IT company is kicking off next
month, we’ve succeeded in putting everything
in place, thanks to God and off course Mr Paul
has been of great help”
“That’s nice, I’m happy for you. Thank you
Mr Paul” I said facing him.
“Thank God, I’m glad everything turned out
I got to know that Mr Paul owns one of the
most prominent IT firm in Lagos
“Daniella! I already told Mr Paul to get me an
accommodation before I come back so I
won’t have to stay in the hotel when I return”
“That’s good, you already have everything
planned out” I said.
We all continue chatting, Mr Paul asked for
my number and we both exchanged numbers.
He also gave me his complimentary card.
By 7pm, the public address system
announced his flight.
“I guess it’s goodbye” I said
“Yes, and I’m going to miss you and Mr Paul.
You guys really made my stay in Nigeria
“I think you’ll miss Mr Paul more, since you
are always together since you came to
Nigeria. This is my second time of setting my
eyes on you “ I said
“You think so, I don’t feel like we just met, I
felt like I’ve known you since forever” Daniel
“Really! If that’s the case don’t miss me too
much then” I said playfully.
“I’ll try not to, he said holding my cheek
gently with his hands”
“It’s time to go” Mr Paul announced
“Mr Paul can you please help me take her
home” Daniel requested.
“Sure I will” Mr Paul replied him.
Daniel hugged me and whispered slowly into
my ears “I will be back”
“I’ll be expecting you” I whispered into his
To be continued……