Ada looks at the mirror and smiles mischievously. It’s been a while since she last played this bitter-sweet game of love.
Maybe eight years. She cannot exactly remember but she knows it is as far back as her teens. She is looking gorgeous tonight. That she knows. She does not need the compliments of her best friend, Edith, to reassure her.
Her red lipstick – as red as the roses Bayo had sent her – blends perfectly with her blond skin and her red evening gown. Only a wizard can see the amount of deceit that lies underneath.
She has carefully selected this gown because she knows it accentuates her curves – curves that would make any man drool over her. That is what she wants tonight – those three bastards drooling over her like dogs.
Ada applies the finishing touches to her make-up. She winks at herself in the mirror and sits on the sofa. She has intentionally prepared early, so that she can finalize her almost perfect strategy for tonight’s showdown. She barely sits on the sofa when she hears a knock on the door. It is the last thing she is expecting – a visit from anybody tonight. She hesitates for a moment before opening the door.
“Good evening Ada.” A huge, handsome, middle-aged man stands before her. His sonorous voice sinks deep into her heart, almost making it melt away. She has never heard a voice so tender, yet so deep. She gives him a quick glance – he is clothed in the best designer suit she has ever seen. He’s even wearing a red tie, like he knows that’s her favorite.
“Um… Hi,” she stammers.
“May I come in?” “Of course you can.” She has just broken one of her numerous rules – never allow a stranger into your home – because of this man’s charm. Their shoulders brush and Ada can perceive the thick fragrance of his cologne. Tastes like chocolate. He sits on the couch; with so much swagger that Ada thinks he is from another world. There is something about him which she has never seen in another guy.
“My name is Richard,” he says, looking straight into her eyes, as if he has known her for a long time.
“Nice meeting you Richard. I am …”
“Ada. I said that at the door.” He smiles. It is then it occurs to Ada that he had called her name at the door. How did he get to know her? “I know everything about you Ada.”
“What?” Ada asks. She is taken aback. How can a man she has never met before claim to know everything about her. That had to be the biggest joke of the century.
“I am your husband from the future Ada and I’m here to save your life. You cannot go on that date tonight. You are going to have an accident and become paralyzed for life.”
“Yeah right.” Ada laughs. She is not about to believe this weird guy or anything about the future. Anybody could have guessed she was going on a date by the way she was dressed. He must be a real psycho. Her initial admiration for him is already turning sour. Her phone suddenly rings. It’s Ben.
“I think I have to be on my way now Richard. You may leave.”
“You’ve got to listen to me Ada. Your life is in danger. I know about Bayo, Ben, and Segun. You don’t have to do that. Come with me and I’ll help you.” Richard was already standing.
He even knew about the three of them, Ada thought. No it had to be a ploy or something. People don’t come from the future, do they? She asks herself.
“I don’t need your help psycho! Leave now or I’ll call the police.”
“Alright. I will leave. But I will be watching.”
Ada is driving to the restaurant. That is where she would meet the three men. She can vividly remember the ‘man from the future’. She giggles. He knew a few things about her but she was not cut out for such crap. Her mind is made up. She is going to do exactly what she has planned. There is no stopping her. Those three men would have to pay dearly.
She is already at the restaurant and she parks in the garage. She now has to get across to the restaurant and finish her mission. She takes a step on the road and her phone rings.
Honk! A truck is coming ahead. Its full lights are on and it doesn’t look like it is going to stop. She turns around and gasps.