“I told you na, that God will protect you. I love you dear.” I sent a text to her after she survived the Hurricane. I don’t know why, but I have being thinking of her a lot. Sometimes I would woke up in the middle of my sleep. By now, she knows that I have fallen for her. I know she is little matured than me, but age is just a number and that will not make much difference. I lied to her about my age which I regretted now because I was not honest. I lied because I don’t want to be a baby to her. I started to grow beard to show my maturity, it is silly but love can make you do crazy things.
“Ade, how could you love someone whom you haven’t met yet? I don’t know if you are playing with me or seriously fallen for me. But I suggest that you better find someone, because I sucks in this kind of love and romance thing. I don’t believe in love thing anymore, I believe in fate. It was love that hurt me the most. I’m happy to be single…”
I don’t understand why people are so scared to fall in love again. It should be love that makes the world a better place to live.
“…Ade you know I am older than you, you maybe smarter than me but I know life better. As of now everything is postponed. I just want to have pork and chicken (laughs).
I was not discouraged by what she said, instead I fall for her more and more. I told myself that she is a rare type that needs to be protected and preserved. Her maturity level and her dedication towards her family makes me crazy. I yelled to God, “God, is she the one? See I have fallen for her and you know very well. Do something or show me the way.”
“How is my ring, I just purchase it today. Beautiful ase na?” She sent the image. For once I thought it was an engagement ring but thank goodness it was not.
“Dear, the beautifulest because it’s in your finger and it looks expensive as well.” I replied her. I don’t know why everything she suggested are always the best.
One day she ask me why my surname is Naro and how it happens to be. This is the question the whole world ask after moving out of my village. I remember I was refused by a bank clerk to do transaction due to my surname. It’s funny sometimes and irritating as well.
The good thing about us is that, we are relatives with lots of nerves in between. All my cousins in her village are her cousins too. I made fun of her by saying that I will be close to her even if she rejects me because we are relatives. I did little research on her family and it’s so amazing. They were no worse than mine.
“Ade, there was a time when we don’t have food to eat. My dad passed away that was the most terrible moment for us. But today, I am so blessed and thankful to God for opening my way. God is amazing. Wait for His will, you will never be disappointed.”
She sends her picture to me and I don’t know how many times I zoomed it. Literally I was blown away by the beauty and simplicity of her. Every words that comes from her seems perfect even though sometimes I don’t understands. She asked me about Vezho and Chanmi. I told her I still miss them. They played an important role in my life.
“I am still having a hard time to recover from the shit. I still miss Vezho but we decided to choose different path. I was still not willing to give up on her but then I realized that her happiness is more important. You give up on them not because you don’t love them, you do, because you believe in them and that’s the best sacrifice you can give.” I sent her the picture too.
“This is life and it’s amazing. But I don’t understand how both of you decided that way after five years, it should have happened at the initial stage. Anyways, you have to move on. You are still young. Eat lots of pork as a revenge (laughs).
“I wanted to marry you. Please wait for me. I have already told God about you. I am waiting for the answer…” She started to laugh before I could finish my sentence maybe because she never heard such a causal proposal.
“Ade, seriously I don’t want to promise anything to anybody. Let’s wait for His will. Hopefully God will answer your question.”