MONDAY CHOCOLATE MELTDOWN – #BASISFORLOVE
I called Aaron in the night because after church on Sunday, Salome and I worked till late. He sounded groggy. It was exactly a week since we had our first lovers’ fight and I missed having him on good terms. The quarrel though brought out some attitude I never knew we both could exhibit.
“How’s my darling?” I murmured.
“Hmm, hello.” I heard him yawn. “Sweetheart.”
“You can keep malice o! I’ve never seen a man like you before.” I giggled. “I’m missing you.”
“You needed your space.”
“Give me a break, jor. Am I not the one calling now. Okay, bye. Sorry I called.”
“If you hang up on me, Shirley. I’ll drive over, and you won’t get away so easily this time.”
I stifled a giggle. “Naughty man.”
He groaned. “So is it safe to ask you out tomorrow. Or alone time is still banned?”
“I fixed an appointment to see my Pastor with you.”
“Next Sunday after church.” I liked the way he accepted without hesitation. “Marriage counseling is for three months.”
“So, you’re not afraid I’ll hit the streets if you fall sick or I travel.”
“I’m still afraid. But we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.”
He hissed. “Abegi. Dinner tomorrow after work?”
“In a crowded restaurant only, please.”
He chuckled. “I blame you? I go wait na. After marriage, weda you go dey do dis yanga.”
“You don’t speak that thing well, Aaron. Stick to the language you know.”
We both laughed. I told him about the previous week, all the details of my life he’d missed and he told me his.
“What happened to the soup I was cooking in your house?”
I gasped. “Aaron? I left everything. The soup was half-done.”
He snickered. “I only turned off the cooker. I’ve not entered that kitchen since.”
“Oh my world. They would be bad by now.”
“My housekeeper came every day till yesterday.”
I sighed. “Ah, thank God for that. I’m sure she’d finish cooking and—so you’ve not eaten at home?”
“I’ve been eating out.” He paused. “Don’t hurt me like that again, Shirley.”
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