I remember how it all started, just like yesterday, how young and inexperienced i was in the affairs of women. Approaching her was the most difficult aspect of it all, it was like going on a suicide mission, yet i was prepared to risk it all.
If i am not mistaking, i just finished taking my WAEC exam and she was doing a pre-degree program in the university of Ilorin. God!! she was beautiful, she was a perfect replica of an angel, an epitome of grace that has captured my innocent heart, just by the very first sight of her. Her Mom and Mine had an outlet in the same shopping complex, almost opposite to each other, such that i could see everything going on in her store. Before this, it was war between me and my mom when it comes to me going to the store to monitor the sales girl while she is at work. All of a sudden, I could not wait for the dawn of a new day so i could go to the store with the sole purpose of just getting a glimpse of her beautiful face, i hated the night so much for depriving me the opportunity of seeing her. I would toss and turn around in bed, checking the clock every now and then with the hope that morning has come.
In silence i was falling in love with her without her knowing. A coward i was, but i came up with the excuse most of us men give ” I am taking my time”. Months passed by and i still was nothing but a secret admirer ( if not a stalker).
Apparently, her older sister was a friend to my immediate older sister, so i figured i could use that as a medium to get across to her but i could not open up to my sister about my secret feelings towards her friend’s younger sister because i know she would laugh at my cowardice, so i kept it all to myself.
On this faithful morning, i was hyped as usual, getting ready to head to the store to see my dream girl. i just got out of the shower, now in my room mumbling a song while i m getting dressed when my sister called me, she needed me to deliver a message to her friend( my secret lover’s elder sister), YESSSS!!!!!!, ( finally an opportunity to speak to my dream girl) with all pleasure i took the message and went back in excitement to finish up my dressing. I just had to change what i planned wearing. so , i decided to wear my shy blue TM lewin shirt with a nice jean to go with it, i made sure i was looking clean and decent, wanted to make a good First impression. Before 8a.m, i was already on way way to the store as oppose to the usual 9a.m when the store is slated to open. I had to go early because i needed to rehearse what i was going to say to her. There i was in the shop building up some courage and words of approach.
Before i knew it, hours passed by like seconds and there she was with her sister in their store, she came a bit late but who cares, she is here now and the time has come for me to face the lady i have so much desired, the one who has managed to capture my entirety as a being. So, i braised myself up and walked slowly over to her store like a child that has just been denied of candy. Good morning, i greeted, lo and beyond, she answered with a sweet and polite voice, My lips froze, it was as though my tongue was clipped down my mouth, i tried to speak but words weren’t forthcoming. All i could do was hand over the note i was to deliver to her sister. As i was just about to turn around, she spoke a again, this time calling my name, My heart skipped a beat, i could not belief she knew my name, it was to me like a dream come through. I managed to mumble an answer and she introduced herself as “Titi” with a smile that could melt an iron, i blushed turned around and went back to my Mom store. She has just made my day, i felt like a newborn.
To me that was a step to achieving my goal of making her mine. i was lost in thought…she knows my name, that means she must have noticed me for a while now or is it that she likes me too but just waiting for me to make the first move,……hmmmm….what if she is just being nice and polite?….Oh boi na wa o!!! to be continued