(She’s too Perfect)
By: Faith Lucky.
“Come on,come on” mum said as she held my hand and took me out of the room with her.
When we got to the stairs, she paused and made sure I was good enough, then we proceeded on the stairs to the sitting room .
I felt really nervous! I’d be getting to see Noah!
Mum and I got to the sitting room and there we met Noah and his family!
Oh my gee! They were real!
They had just entered and were already at the dining with dad and Tammy.
“Oh! They’re here! Please, meet my wife and daughter” dad announced as soon as mum and I stepped in.
“Ah! She’s pretty” Noah’s dad said with a little chuckle.
Noah and Rex were already sitting
“Good evening, sir. Good evening ma” I smiled nervously, giving them a little bow.
“Good evening dear. She takes after her mother” Noah’s mum also complimented and I felt my head becoming two.
“Come on,come on, let’s all have a seat” dad said and we all moved towards the table and took a seat.
“Hi Noah” I said in my warmest voice ever as I sat, facing him.
“Hi” he muttered under his breath and reached for a glass of wine.
Oops! I breathed out a deep sigh.
“Hi…Rex” Tammy giggled.
“Hi, pretty” he replied and Tammy’s cheeks turned pure red.
“Um…Sigmund” dad called after a little pause
“I really want to appreciate you for honoring my invitation and coming over for this dinner. I know for someone like you, it should be difficult, but you made it possible”.
“Oh! Come on, Richard. We used to be closer than this – but business and family got in the way” Noah’s dad replied and they laughed.
“It’s fine. I’m really glad for the success of this meeting. At least, our children got to meet each other”.
He smiled and looked at me, then back at Noah and my cheeks flushed.
Oh, my gee!!!
But Noah…he wasn’t even smiling or staring at anyone.
The maids were already dishing out the foods.
Suddenly, the door opened and my heart skipped as the thought dawned on me..
I turned and as expected, it was Maxine.
I was so bittered and pained that I didn’t even notice the numerous cars parked outside the house to think Noah and his family were already here.
I got to the entrance and pushed the door open and my eyes dimmed at the people I met at the dining.
Oh, my God! They were here already!
Noah and his family! They’re here!
I paused at the door, feeling scared to go in. I wasn’t expecting to see them. I mean, it didn’t even occur to me.
They all looked at me and my nervousness increased.
Slowly, I shut the door and counted my steps towards the room.
Noah was staring keenly at me, obviously telling my face looked familiar.
Oh God! Please, don’t let him say a word about me dancing at the bar.
And Rex…he kept smiling.
“Oh! Is this…Maxine?” Noah’s dad asked.
“The daughter of your late brother?”
“Uh…yes, she is” uncle replied, looking uneasy – same with aunt, Tammy and Ruby..
They all looked like they wanted to eat me up.
“Um…good evening” I threw a general greeting, not knowing who to greet in particular.
“Good evening, dear. She looks so pretty” Noah’s mum complimented.
“Good evening, how was school?” His dad asked.
“It…it was fine, sir. Thanks”
“Hello Maxine” Rex also said and my heart skipped.
“Good evening sir” I greeted shyly and looked at Noah.
He had already taken his eyes back to his meal
But don’t let him say a word about me, please.
“Well, I guess you’re in time to join us for dinner…”
“No, no, she won’t be eating with us” Aunt suddenly cut off Mrs Sigmund who was talking
“Huh? Why?” She asked.
“Well…she’s got other things to do. Come on, Maxine; hurry upstairs” aunt urged me and I nodded and took the stairs.
As I got into the room, I suddenly felt rejected and pained.
Recalling how my aunt had detested the idea of joining them – it made me feel so unimportant.
I sighed and sat on the bed for a while.
Gosh! I was so hungry.
After a while, I decided to take a shower.
After showering, I found something simple to wear and sat on the bed. I couldn’t go to the kitchen because that’d warrant me reaching the dining and I didn’t want that to happen.
I felt so tired and bored and decided to do something fun – practice!
The competition was coming up tomorrow and I was yet to practice.
No matter how perfect I was, I still needed to get ready.
I hurried to the wardrobe where I had hidden my ear phones and brought it out. I had gotten it with the money I received from dancing at Pablo’s bar and whenever I was free and alone at home, I’d just connect it and dance.
I smiled as I took it out and inserted the memory card. Well, thank goodness the entire family were having dinner downstairs. Probably, I should keep myself company up here.
I rushed out of the room and went out to the big quiet balcony, where I felt like was on top of the world. That was my favorite dancing spot in the house because it made me feel I was flying.
I connected the headphones happily and set to work.
The dinner was kinda boring me because I hadn’t gotten what I wanted. Dad and Noah’s parents kept talking about business and all that but Noah didn’t even spare me a glance. How am I supposed to get his attention?
Finally, mum’s plan worked. The maid in charge of it tried pouring him some drink and purposely spilled it on his legs, but of course, she made it look like it was a mistake.
“Oh my God!” She exclaimed in fear as everyone gasped.
“I’m so sorry. Please, forgive me. I’m so sorry”.
“You clumsy fool!” Mum snapped.
“Have you lost your senses? Huh? Or, have you gone blind?”
“Please ma’am,I’m so sorry. It wasn’t intentional”.
Noah was just speechless, staring at his expensive white which was now stained.
“Get lost!” She snarled and the maid shivered and ran away.
“Noah son'” dad called.
“I apologize for that. Some of these maids can be really clumsy at times”.
“Yeah, its okay. I’ll take care of it” Noah replied, his voice sounding so sweet.
“Ruby please, show Noah to the guest room so he can wash himself” mum said and my heart jingled.
I felt like smiling but tried hard to restrict myself.
“No, don’t bother” Noah suddenly said, making me cold.
“I’ll take care of it” he added and stood up.
“No! You don’t…have to worry. I’ll just take you there” I insisted and didn’t know when I stood up.
“Please, sit. I’ll find my way. You can be sure I won’t go missing” he replied and before any other person could say a word, he left the dining, taking the stairs.
Oh my God!
That lady and her mother looked really tricky.
Anyway, I couldn’t afford going to a room alone with her. I just didn’t like her.
I took the stairs, not knowing where exactly I was headed.
How do I find the guest room? And why the f**k did that maid have to spill drink on me? Was she blind or something?
I got to the end of stairs and came across a long passage and suddenly, I noticed some movements at the balcony in front of me.
It seemed as if…
I inserted my hands in my trouser pockets and decided to go have a look and my heart beamed at the sight in front of me.
It was a lady dancing.
The same lady at the bar.
She had an earphone connected and danced with so much enthusiasm – like she was practicing for something.
Wow! She was damn good.
I felt relaxed as I stood watching her. I could watch something like this for an entire day.
Her dance steps were amazing and I admire dancers like her.
The same way I admire the veiled lady.
Suddenly, she stopped dancing when she saw me.
She gasped in fright like she had seen a ghost and we both stood transfixed, staring at each other.
She was beautiful.
Brought to you by Faith Lucky
Love you all