This…. is ….beautiful, I… love it” he said with
“Thank God” I said to myself and sighed
“ I can’t believe you guys put all this in place
within a week” he said why checking the
“Nothing is impossible, once there is money
on ground, although the interior decorator was
good at what she does, she made things
easier for us” Mr Paul explained.
“This is so sweet, lovely and homely” he said
“I’m glad you liked it”
“Thank you” he mouthed.
I already bought some food stuff on our way
to the airport. He already told me he loves
Nigerian dishes. I went to the kitchen and
prepared Semo and egusi with vegetable
An hour and half later I was done and dished
the food. They were surprised when I called
them to the dinning. We all ate and Daniel
eyes was on me through out.
“This is what a good food should taste like, I
think Lizzy we’ll have to come and learn from
you” Mr Paul said jokingly
“Who’s Lizzy” Daniel asked
“Mr Paul’s fiancée” I replied him.
I noticed he sighed, like a sign of relief, and I
wondered why he sighed.
“Really, how’d love to meet her”
“Me too” I said.
“Don’t worry you’ll meet her, she’s longing to
meet you both. I’ll arrange that later”
“Seriously this meal is delicious, I can’t
remember the last time I tasted home made
food. I wish I would get to eat more of this”
“That means you’ll need a cook or better still
a wife. I only prepared this to welcome you
home” I said while clearing the dishes.
“Mmm!” Daniel exclaimed.
“What?” I asked
“Nothing” he said shaking his head.
“I think its not a bad idea, if you can still fill
in the gap before the so called wife show up”
“Mr Paul!” I called out giving him a wicked
“I’m just saying “ Mr Paul said raising his
“Paul let her be, I’ll get a great cook, I’m sure
you can help me with that” he said teasingly.
“Of course, I have the finest chef on my finger
tips” he said and they both laughed.
“Whatever” I said and packed the dishes to
I was still washing the plates, when Daniel
joined me in the kitchen. He offered to help
but I declined. I told him he should just go
“I noticed you and Paul are now very close”
“Yes we are, you know we worked hand in
hand while you are away just to put all these
together” I gestured with my hand.
He kept silence for awhile while watching me
clean up the kitchen.
“I’m glad he’s engaged” he said
“Who?” I asked
“Your Mr Paul” he replied
“Is that while he sighed when Mr Paul
mentioned his fiancée” I thought
“Really! My Mr Paul!”
He just smiled and walked out of the kitchen
without giving me a reply.
“I think Mr Paul is right, this guy is up to
something” I thought
I joined them in the living room later, we
chatted for a while, he gave both I and Mr
Paul what he brought for us from the states. I
“I want to use the restroom” Mr Paul said and
“When next will I see you” Daniel said
immediately Mr Paul left the sitting room.
“That’s too far, this your work is taking much
of your time. It’s just that I don’t like couples
working together in the same place, I would
have employed you”
“Couples!” I thought. I pretended as if I didn’t
He was surprised at what he said too, it was
a slip of tongue I guessed. He tried to figure
out if I heard him but trust me I made sure
my face was blank. There was no expression
on my face to read.
“Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth
speaketh. So says the scripture” I thought.
Mr Paul was back before he could say
I checked the time it was few minutes past
5pm, I told them I’m leaving. Daniel
suggested they take me home, but I declined.
I advice him to rest. Mr Paul already offered
to spend the night with him, just to keep him
company. And I liked the idea.
They drove me to the park outside the estate
where I took a cab to my house. Daniel paid
the cab man.
He called when I got home, but he didn’t
mentioned anything about the “couples”
statement he made earlier.
I thought about it for a while on my bed that
night. “Maybe he’s actually interested in me,
maybe he had finally ended things with his
American girlfriend” I thought. I said my
prayers and slept off.
To be continued….