In The Dark – Episode 16

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A Story By Stanley Oluwatosin

Jordan’s request made me realise i was yet to pick a dress for the event, all i was bussy with was mom’s plan. I jokingly told Jordan that i would be wearing cloth and he exclaimed “What?!” from the other end. I repeated myself and he said “Oh really, i thought you will be wearing leaves. Its good to know, you will be wearing cloth” we both laughed at his joke and he asked for the colour i would be wearing at the event. Since i was yet to pick a dress,i rushed to my wardrobe to make a sexy pick while i teased Jordan in order to keep him bussy.

The first dress that caught my eyes was a beautiful short black dinner gown. The black gown looks extraordinarilly gorgeous on me because of my very fair skin.I matched the gown with a red heels and a set of diamond jewelry. Satisfied i had frustrated him enough,i told him i would be wearing black on red.

Jordan said he would be wearing a matching colour and just when i was about to hangup he said “Nancy, i just want to let you know that you are always in my heart, i need a yes soonest” Jordan ended the call and i kept on smilling at the phone. He was not ready to take a step at a time, neither did he want to give me time to make up my mind, all he wanted was a relationship.”I gusse he wanted to make up for old time, i feel the same too cos now i realise i have been living a boring life” i said to myself.

“Nancy!” mi mom’s loud scream brought me back to reality and i rushed to downstairs to meet her. She told me the interior decorator were around and i had to supervise them.

Supervising the workers was not an easy work, it took the decorators more than two hours to decorate the large living room.Just when i thought my work was over, the catering service incharge of food arrived.Mi mom ordered me to supervise them as well and see that everything works as planned. “If planning a proposal celebration is this stressful, i think i will run away before the wedding”.I thought.

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Time checked 6:30pm and the guest were arriving already.I was yet to dress up for the party because of the supervising work i had to do. While supervising, khole requested for me to see her and i had to rush to her room. While rushing to khole’s room,i ran into someone and he looked familiar.He was in the catering service uniform and he wore a face cap. He composed himself quickly, apologised and left as he hide his face with the face cap.I would have stopped him for questioning,but time was not on my side.”There is still time to find out who he is later” i thought as i ran to khole’s room.Khole looked charmingly beautiful and the make up enhanced her beauty the more, i almost thought ‘it is almost a sin to have her kind of beauty’.She wanted to know the colour of lipstick that would fit her dress perfectly.I told the makeup artist to wear a baby pink lipstick on her and i left.

I rushed back to the kitchen to finish up the cooking with the caterers and finally,all the food needed for the event was in place, both local and intercontinental dishes.I dodged been recognized by the guests as i rushed to my room in my dirty clothes.

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I took my time in the bathroom because my body was smelling of smoke already.I had to scrub properly to remove the smell and look fresh.After taking my bath, i dressed up and applied alittle make up on my face. Satisfied with myself in the mirror, i wore my hair down and picked my red clutch to match my heels I left my room with the ring mom gave to me five years ago, hoping to say yes to Jordan that night and seal our new found love with the ring.I wanted to give him something special, to make him feel special.

Immediately i got to the living room, mom ordered me to supervise the waiters and see to the comfort of our guest.I thought my work was over but it was just starting.I was still supervising the waiters when nelly called and said “We are here, where are you?”. “we? Who are the we?” i asked.”Myself and Jordan, where are you?” i felt run through my vein.”Do they have to be together always?” i asked myself as i told nelly i would join them in a bit.

I rushed to the livingroom and saw Jordan and nelly chatting happily hand in hand.I walked up to them and they stood to face me. The jealousy i felt before was nothing compared to the one i felt at that moment. Jordan was wearing a black suit and a red bow tie while nelly was wearing a black long dinner gown and a red set of jewelry.Anybody would think they were a couple and i was the third party.”Jordan made a fool of me” i thought as i greeted them briefly and excused myself, trying so hard not to make my anger known.I excused myself from the duo and rushed upstairs as i tried to avoid the guests.While rushing,i ran into someone, causing an accident.I almost fell,he helped me up and apologised.I looked at him closely and i recognized him immediately. How can i ever forget him?

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I recognized who he was immediately, but i still had to clear my doubt. ” is he the one? How can he be looking so different? Are my eyes deceiving me?” i asked myself all this questions within five sec. I looked at him closely again and said “I think i know you from somewhere”. He tried to cover his face and he said “No, i dont think so”. With his voice, i recognized him immediately!. ” Yes i know you! Oh my God! Mr. Joe!, what happened? What are you doing here in this uniform?”. I asked rather too loudly and he bow his head in shame, (i must have embarrassed him).

My voice must have been too loud for nelly to hear what i said from where she was sitted. She came to the scene immediately and she was as shocked as i was when she also saw Mr. Joe, she was able to recognize him immediately, since he was her teacher.

Mr. Joe was the chemistry teacher at the jamb coaching center i attended with Nelly. I met him the first day i met nelly as well and i could remember Miss.esther taking me to chemistry class to clear her doubt that day when i denied been in chemistry class. Mr. Joe looked rather frustrated and unkept compared to how he used to look. He was a healthy and lively man but i gusse he was going through the sour side of life and Whatever happened to him got a better part of him.

I told Mr. Joe to come with me to my room while Nelly followed us closely from behind.

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Immediately we got to my room, i settled in my bed and asked Mr. Joe to sit on the couch. I knew it would be difficult to make Mr. Joe open up to me because he would think we were once his student, but i was determined to get to know what happened to him and help him out of his present situation. “Sorry for the embarrassment back there sir. I was just too surprise. Without wasting much of our time, Can you please tell me what happened to you?”

I gently asked Mr. Joe but He did not reply, he only bow his head.

“You have to help yourself by telling us what happened to you if you want us to help you” Nelly said rather in a harsh tone. Mr. Joe raised his head and i could see his red eyes, he cleared his throat and said “Its nice to meet you girls again. Look at the both of you, looking rich and healthy but here i am looking wretched and unkept. Its not my fault, its my wife. She has been struggling with cancer for the past two years. I was sacked at the coaching center when i could not keep up with time due to my wife’s disease, ever since then, i have not been able to get a job. I do any menial Job that comes my way.” Mr. Joe ended his speech and i could feel his pain. If i should help him personally i might not be able to provide enough, so i decided to tell my foster parent of his predicament and get them to help him. I collected Mr. Joe’s contact and i told him i would get back at him. “I will give you a cheque of two hundred thousand naira before i leave” Nelly said boastfully and i could not help but shake my head. Mr. Joe thanked Nelly and went back to continue his work while i walked down to the living room with Nelly, who was bussy blabing about how good Mr. Joe was back in the day.

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I got back to the livingroom and instead of sitting with Jordan and Nelly, i made myself bussy by serving the guests and snapping with some of them. I was having a selfie with Josh and Khole when Jordan and Nelly came to us. My mood changed immediately and i wanted to take my leave. I told khole i wanted to use the restroom and made to leave when Jordan held my hand. I wanted to avoid his gaze so i looked down on my shoes and said “What is it?”. “I want to be with you privately” he said. “Not now”, i said and i walked away releasing my hand from his grip. I was still mad at Jordan and Nelly and the fact that i could not express why i was angry made me more angry. I opened the door of my room and made to close it behind me when somebody held the door and said “Wait”. “What are you doing here? I did not hear you follow me” i said out of shock. “Maybe because you were not paying attention” Jordan said as he fully entered my room. ” I did not ask you to come in” i said and Jordan smilled. I settled in my bed and i faced the wall. I felt Jordan’s hand on me from behind, he pulled me to himself and made him face him. I could not look at him in the eyes so i looked down at his chest. “What did i do sunshine? You are angry with me” Jordan said but i could not reply i only noded. “Common tell me my offence and i can say sorry in kind” Jordan said and drew me closer to himself. I could feel my body touch his, i could feel his heart beat and i could smell his scent. For a moment, i forgot i was mad at this dude!.

I was so close to Jordan that i could feel his breathe on my face. His arms felt like paradise and i felt the love i felt 5years ago. I could remember having my first and last kiss with him, i could remember the taste of his lips and i could remember the love i felt. I suddenly wanted to feel everything over again, i wanted to know if his lips still taste the same like before. I had the urge to kiss Jordan but i fought it back, not wanting to portray myself as a cheap girl. “Hello? You are yet to tell me my offence” Jordan’s voice brought me back to reality. I blinked my eyes consecutively and stammered “Ehm… I was not really angry… You…the thing is…ehm…what am saying is…” i said with my eyes down fixed on his chest. Jordan held my jaw and pulled it up, making me look up to him. He rubbed my jaw gently and said “you don’t have to hide it baby, just tell me anything. I promise never to repeat it again, but without you telling me, how will i know what i did?” I tried to keep my eyes down again but he pulled my jaw up. I swallow hard and composed myself to say the truth. I closed my eyes and said “Why did you call to know what i will be wearing just for you to tell nelly to wear the same thing?If the two of you wanted to appear like a couple then you do not have to involve me!” I ended my speech with an angry tone and i was expecting to see Jordan upset when i opened my eyes but reverse was the case.Jordan smilled at first, then he started to laugh, he laughed so hard tears was coming out of his eyes. I did not know what got him laughing so i asked him what was funny and he laughed the more. I hit him playfully on his chest and in a bid to safe himself from my punch, he rolled on his back. I followed him and continued to hit him. Not until he stopped to laugh did i realise i was on top of him. I wanted to jump off him but he held my waist and pulled me closer to himself. I looked at him in the eyes, he smilled and said “I love this position, can i apologize now?” i did not respond, i only smilled. Jordan released his hand from my waist and held my face. He slightly rub a finger on my lips and said “It was all a coincidence sun shine, i was surprised when i saw nelly’s out fit as well. I will never make a fool of you”. I did not hear Jordan’s words properly as my attention was focused on his moving lips. I noded at his explanation and he asked if he was forgiven. I said yes and he murmured thank you with a charming smile (his smile makes me shiver). Jordan looked into my eyes and said “I missed you” i told him i missed him too and he asked me to show him how much i had missed him. I did not know where the shyness came from but i became unreasonably shy at that moment. “Am i making you shy? Am sorry my love but right now i feel like eating you up” jordan said and i shyly smilled. I do not know what he had in mind but i was willing to give him my all, the whole of me. As if Jordan was reading my thought, he slowly moved his finger across my lips again and he kissed me.

I was not ready to pretend as if i did not want the kiss, so i wrapped my hand around his neck and kissed him back. The kiss got passionate and i could hear myself moan into his mouth. I will gently run my hand across his head and whine my waist in the process. Jordan gently laid me down on my back and patted my legs as he made a place for himself between my legs. I held Jordan’s head to myself as he kissed my ear lobe, then my lips and he finally made his way to my neck, kissing me gently and paying special attention to every region. I adjusted myself to give jordan more access and my short gown did nothing to cover my red pant as it formed a heap around my waist already. Jordan unzipped my zipper and cool breeze blew across my boobs, “oh i am in paradise” i thought.

Jordan stopped in the middle of this and i had to open my eyes to see what he was up to. Jordan came up to me and looked into my eyes, I saw passion and love in his eyes. Jordan gently touched my lips with his and said “I love you Nancy, i really do” i told him i loved him too, and if only he could see through my heart, he would know that i ment every word i said. The kiss got passionate and i lost myself to the heavenly feeling i had. Jordan kissed every part of me and eventually settled on my soft boobs. He set my boobs free from my bra cup and he sucked on each Tip gently. I was so aroused, Jordan was just too perfect. He would tease me alittle and resume work on my boobs, i continued to jerk my body in excitement. I was still lost in my world, our world, mine and Jordan’s world and From a distance i heard music, at first i did not care about the music but later it strucked me that its my phone ring tone. Jordan stopped in the process and it took me a minute to put myself together.I walked to the table with my under garment. Shockingly I saw a missed call from nelly. I hoped she’s not close!

I hurriedly called Nelly back, she picked my call immediately and said “Twinny, where are you? I cant find Jordan too, are you two together?” I cleared my throat and looked Jordan, his clothes were still intact. I asked Nelly where she was and she said down stairs with Khole. Since i could quickly wear my dress and apply alittle makeup before Nelly would get to my room. I told nelly i was in my room with Jordan and i ended the call. “Why did you tell her i am here? One person or the other always come in between us whenever we are having a special time alone like this. Its becoming heart breaking”. Jordan said and held his chest as if he was having an attack. I could not help but laugh as i wore my dress. I applied alittle makeup and put finishing touches to my hair before asking Jordan to zip the zipper for me. Jordan was still helping me with my zip when we heard a knock on the door. “Right on time” i said as i walked briskly to the door. I unlocked the door and Nelly entered the room, talking about how stressed she was. She threw a playful punch at Jordan which he dodged and complained of him leaving her because of me. Jordan smilled and walked up to me. He held my waist from behind and said “Dont tell me you are jealous of this love. Common you should be my number one supporter”.

“I knew it! I knew you guys were up to something!” Nelly shouted. “no its not what you think” i protested. Nelly gave a loud laugh and said “Sure its not what i think but it is what i know. Look at yourself twinny, do you need a mirror to know you are blushing right now? Am happy to see you guys happy together, jordan has waited for this for five years and seeing him happy makes me glad”. I felt happy nelly was in support of my relationship with Jordan and i blamed myself for taking her as a threat. I moved closer to Nelly and hugged her tightly. “It is time to let go of the past completely and give this guys my trust” i thought. “Time up girls, since am not receiving any hug here, i think we should leave” Jordan said and i ended the hug with nelly as we both laughed at Jordan. We all left my room and went to join others in the living room.

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The party was toward the ending when we got to the livingroom. Jordan and nelly informed the proposed couple of their departure and Nelly dropped a cheque for Mr.joe before leaving. Since mi mom and dad were bussy, i could not tell them about Mr. Joe, so i told Nelly i would give my contribution to him later while i walked nelly and jordan off to the car. We were almost at the car when i remembered the ring i wated to give to Jordan. I shouted OMG and excused myself, telling them to wait for me.

I rushed into the livingroom and searched for my clutch. I could not find it in the livingroom so i hurried to my room. It was laying on my bed, i must have placed it there when i returned with Jordan. I quickly grabbed my clutch and searched through the content. I found the ring in a corner of the clutch and ran back to the car. Nelly was sitting in the car already when i got back to them while Jordan was where i left him. I grabbed his hands and led him to the car. He just smilled and followed my lead without asking me what i went to get.

Just when he was about to enter into the car, i held his hand and slipped the ring into it. I then smilled and said to Jordan ” Do not open until you are out of here. Its a yes!”. Jordan said “yes ma” and gave me a quick peck before leaving.

I walked back into the house, happy and fulfiled. Falling inlove with Jordan again was one of the happiest things that ever happened to me. Love is beautiful when you are with the right person!

…to be continued

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