It was a beautiful afternoon, the view of the sun was so magical,everything was quiet and calm.. But then she saw and stopped beautifying the day,she saw a young man on his knees about to propose to his fiancee and tears dropped from her eyes not in excitement for the lady but in pain for herself…. ….
Veronica was a beautiful lady. 4ft tall, golden brown eyes and her hair complemented her fair skin so well, she had sparkling white set of teeth… She wore a blue silk top which showed a little cleavage and a beautiful glower print skirt, she supported her height with a black heel.2¹/² inch tall, she was dazzling.. To complement her beautiful, she was the managing director of a multi- national company at age 24, she earned Six figures. She had her own apartment well furnished and she drove a sparkling Toyota Camry.. She was what a man would call a perfect woman for marriage but marriage is a part of thorns she made a vow her to thread.. It all happened 7yrs ago right in this same restaurant.. James had asked her to be his wife,she was so overwhelmed with joy,just as she was about to give her answer which was going to be a definite YES.. She heard the voice saying stop.. She looked around to find the owner of the voice and it turned out to be a pregnant woman with a kid.. The pregnant woman whose name is Sara got close and said..
Sarah: please, do not make the biggest mistake of your life.. I know you do not know me but accepting his proposal would be hell for you..
Veronica still puzzled and flabbergasted by all that is happening.. Said why?
Sarah: this man isn’t worth your love.. He is not what you think he is..( she cried) you just can’t suffer the same fate as mine.
Veronica: what do you mean? Pls stop beating around the bush would you?.
Sarah: Jacob is my husband she yelled.. The father of this boy and also the father of this pregnancy ( points at her stomach) . aside me.. He also has 2 other wives and if you had said yes, you would be the fourth…
Veronica: you can’t be saying the Truth ,this can be true..
She turned to face Jacob.. Hoping for him to deny the woman allegations but he was too busy hiding his face from shame.. Then it dawned on her.. This is true.. She felt the world crashing under her feet…
Veronica: no no no no.. I don’t want to believe this.. Jacob say this is not true. Tell me she is lying.. Tell me all she said is not true.. Jacob. Say something please.. Tears dropped from her eyes uncontrollably..
Sarah: calm down.. Once I heard that he was going to propose to you.. I had to rush down here.. I didn’t want you to suffer the same fate am suffering now.. I know what must be going through your mind.. I wish I had someone to stop me 4years ago.. But am glad am able to help you..
Veronica: I can’t bliv you did this Jacob.. You said you love me.. You said I was the only woman in you life.. All the promises .. Wait was any of them real? It was all part of the game? Even when you told me your happiness lies in mine. Was that even true? You are a cheat.. I hate the fact that I had anything to do with you..
She ran as fast as her legs could carry her… Though it felt like she couldn’t move.. She still managed to get home.. When she got home.. She realized that all was not a dream but a reality.. She couldn’t believe Jacob had been married over the 5yrs they have been together.. How could she not suspect? Now she thought about it.. The late nights.. He never passed his night with her and the only time he did.. He left in the middle of the night with a business call emergency excuse.. She felt so stupid.. She made her way to her bathroom.. Turned on the cold water..she sat in the bath and cried her eyes out.. She let it all out.. The memories, the dreams.. Everything.. As she stepped out of the shower she felt her heart turn colder than the bath water that she just used….
She snapped of her thoughts and realize that everyone was clapping and smiling for the lady and she thought this could have been her 7yrs ago.. But then she doesn’t care anymore.. She still thought of why she still came to this restaurant.. Why she just won’t let go of this special.. She hate to admit it but she still loved Jacob and hoped that this was all a dream..and she would wake up next to him and realize they were married but it wasn’t happening.. Dragging her out of her thoughts was a fine gentleman standing in front of her..
Veronica: let me save you the stress . I know you are about to give me an introduction about yourself.. Don’t bother because I don’t care to know about you.. You think we should hook up sometime? My answer is no.. I dnt wanna have anything to do with you.. You want my number? Am sorry I dnt give out my contact.. I just made the conversation easy for you.. So if you would excuse me I have to leave..
David: but I only wanted to…..
She cut of his sentence and said I don’t care about what you want to say.. Do me a favor and get lost… She signaled to the waiter to come so she could clear her bills but she was told someone else has done that, she picked up the check, checked for her for bills and placed the money on the table.. She turned to the waiter and said
Veronica: do me a favor and return this back to whoever the nutcase is that paid..thanks.
Waiter: but ma,…
Veronica: (raises her hand) thanks.. Have a nice afternoon..
She was about to step out of the restaurant when David who was still in shock stopped her and said please would you kindly look over to that table and smile.. They are my friends and I wouldn’t want them to make fun of me.. Please.. She looked back.. Smiled turn to take her leave then she….
To be continued……