Akpos Ibrahim was driving me crazy.
I was singing and giggling and doing all sort of stupid things as I prepared to meet him for dinner. He had called me and said he’ll like us to meet and talk and I had been daydreaming about the perfect evening we’re going to have.
Jenny gave me her sixth crazy look of the evening. I ignored her.
“Are you sure you’re alright Lin?”
“And how’s that your problem Jen?”
She rolled her eyes and walked out of the room.
I applied the last touch to my makeup (I have to make a fine impression; with Tessie and all in the picture), practiced different smiles and finally decided to go with the “cool calm side smile” (it’s my best). Another look at my watch and I still had forty minutes to kill. With the kind of entry I was planning, it was important not to get there before him, its best to even arrive like ten minutes late (blame the traffic) so I went to seek Jenny out
“Are you sure you’re doing the right thing?”
“You mean a single girl going on a date with a single guy she kinda likes? Yes, totally right”
“And if the single guy has a serious relationship and his friend who wants to date you is actually the one that introduced you?”
“I’m sure you’ve seen better dramas Jen, just let it go”
Why was I even wasting my time with Jen when my prince charming would be waiting. I baptized myself with perfume and after saying goodbye to Jen, left the house.
* * *
He stood up when he saw me and the whole room stopped. The guy is gorgeous. My practiced catwalk, smile and handshake flew away in one second.
“Nice to see you again Linda”
It took me a moment to respond, I was busy taking in the perfection standing before me
“Oh…….its won – wonderful to see you too”
My life should be a movie right now.
“What will you have?”
Just you mister anything”
Then I heard someone from behind me
“Honey, what are you doing here?”
I turned. It was the queen bitch; Tessie.*please, has anyone seen Che? seriously missing her around here*
And in case you missed it, here is the part one and two.