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   Chapter 3 The Proposal

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Updated: 2018-08-19 17:09


THE PROPOSAL

FRENZY

I was at work that Thursday afternoon, a week after our marriage, when my daddy called me to come see him at his office that was only a few blocks away. His office is in Lekki while mine is not far from there. I quickly left my office after taking permission from my boss.

"Hey daddy, you called me" I said immediately I entered his office

"Yes, sit down" he looked up from the document that he was working on.

"Your secretary isn't around, she went out?"

"Yes, she ran away immediately she heard you were on your way here" I looked at him questionably

"You're joking, right?"

"Of course, you should know I am. You guys might not be on good terms but that doesn't mean she'll run away" he stood up from his seat and went to bring out two envelopes from the drawer at the other side of the room

This office room as been my favourite place in the world before I left for Canada, I played hide and seek and different types of silly games, more reason why I love coming here to reminisce on old times.

"Take a look at this" I collected one of the envelopes from him and open it to realize it was a wedding invitation.

"Your secretary is getting married. That's good, but why did you call me here?" I don't want to believe he called me here just because his secretary is getting married.

"You're attending, right?" He queried

"Was I invited in the first place?"

"Yes, you can come along with Greg" I gave him the you must be joking look. This people won't stop disturbing my life, is it a must for Greg to go to the wedding

I'll have to start composing my words now. Ahh, Jesus.

"Before I forget…" He said trying to get my attention to him. "The main reason why I called you here was to ask you if I can help talk to Greg for your honeymoon" He removed his glasses and placed it on the document he was working on.

"I don't understand you"

"Let me talk to Greg so he'll allow you guys to go for your honeymoon outside Nigeria" He said with a determination on his face.

At that moment, I didn't even know what to say, I just stood up from my seat and made my way to the door. If I'm to go just like this, nothing will change but I have to let them know their stand this time around.

So I turned around to face my father

"Daddy, I don't understand what's going on with you parents, but I beg the four of you in the name of God, please leave us alone. We're old enough to make our own decisions. You got us married, fine, but please don't keep us married"

I turned the door knob and made my way out if the office.

The way these parents are behaving is really starting to get on my nerves and I need to do something about it very soon. It was alrea

dy late so I couldn't go back to work, I had to go straight home to fix something before Greg returns home.

To my own dismay, I entered to see Greg sitting there on the dining table, he looked up from his phone when he heard the door open.

"Hey, how was your day?" I greeted him not because I wanted to but for formalities sake.

"I thought you wouldn't come back home, I finally thought my prayers has been answered" he said while feigning disappointment.

"You know what bro, I actually thought the same thing" I said as I made my way to my room.

"Your mother called me" He said stopping me in my tracks. "She was talking about the….." I didn't allow him to finish what he was about to say before I stopped him.

"You don't have to tell me, I don't want to hear" I turned on my heels and was about going before an idea came to mind.

I walk to the dining room and pulled a chair from under the table before setting my bag on the table and facing Greg who was busy looking at me questionably

"I have a proposal for you, not even you alone. Us" I said waiting for his reaction.

"A proposal, Are you for real?" He queried

"Yes" I replied

"You mean, a job proposal?. Are you dumb or something?, do I look like someone who needs a job" He said with disgust

"Let me finish what I started before you start insulting me. What is wrong with your head?" I was angry and I knew it. He's just an arrogant prick that would never change for anything.

"You're so mad and crazy that I don't even know the reason why I agreed to marry you" I declared

"I'm not mad and crazy, it is you who has something going on in your head that nobody knows about"

"Yeah, whatever helps you sleep at night"

We were both silent for like three minutes before he decided to break it.

"What is the Proposal?"

"Now you're interested right, big head" I asked smiling

"Just say it. I don't have all the time in the world"

"So, I've been thinking for a while now about this proposal and it is all about our marriage. It's not a new thing between the two of us.

I hate you, you hate me and we can't really make a real couple"

"Yeah, that's true" he confirmed my words

"So, therefore, let's make a 10 months contract, we'll divorce after 10 months if there's no improvement in our marriage" I said with a determined look on my face.

"Okay, so what you're saying now is that, we should live like a normal couple and if there's no improvement, we should divorce"

"No, we're not going to live like a normal couple, just the way things are now. Let it continue that way"

"Ten months is too much for me, let's make it six months"

"Six months, it is then" I said with an evil smile on my face.

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