Lookout for Miss Right- Episode 30

I was stunned.
“When did that happen?” I asked. “After I kissed you or before?”
I couldn’t keep thee sarcasm out of my voice.
“Don’t you dare talk to me that way, Jake. Do you think my life is hinged on one kiss shared in the heat of the moment? You seem to forget that I have watched you from the beginning of this ‘search’ for Miss Right. It has become a game to you, getting entangled with dangerous women. Do you think I’m Barbara? I’m not going to be one of your play things, Jake.” She spun away from me, her eyes blazing.
“I’m not asking you to be, Flores. You mean more to me than that. And you’re wrong…I don’t think this is a game. It’s my life and I take it very serious.” I said.
“I will not take any decision based on one kiss, Jake. We are friends and I’m getting married. Period.” The soft vulnerable woman was gone, her stubbornness was back.
“Actually, make it two kisses. Plus the one we just shared.” Funny, all I could think of was kissing her again.
“Whatever.” She waved me away. “You need to leave now. This…whatever ‘this’ is, is over. No more kisses. I’m engaged now.”
It dawned on me that this was more than sharing a kiss or two. I wanted Flores and I wasn’t willing to let her go.
“Are you going to marry someone you don’t love?” I asked.
She smirked at me. “I don’t recall mentioning that I don’t love Fred. He is…a wonderful man. I’ve dated him for a while now and it’s only appropriate we tie the knot. I’ve waited so long for this and I won’t jeopardise it with a fling with you.”
I blinked. A fling? Is that what she thought this was about? I almost laughed. Flores was worth more than a fling, she was what every man wanted…she was what I wanted. Although it had taken me a while to come round to it; the scales had just fallen from my eyes and I realised I wanted Flores…I had been looking outside for something I already had close to me. My Miss Right had been with me all along; I had only failed to notice her. And now I was going to lose her.
“Flores, please. Give me a chance. I don’t want a fling.” I pleaded.
“Then what do you want?” She asked.
Indeed what did I want? The only thing I knew was that right now I didn’t want her to marry Fred; that would mess all my chances up.
“You don’t even know what you want.” She said, a note of sadness in her voice. “I know what I want. I want Fred. So, please Jake, drop it. This never happened. We could go on as the friends we were before. This would be our secret. Please, just let me be happy. This is what my family wants.”
I wanted to ask her what she wanted, but the words refused to come out. She was asking me to do something difficult. Let her go. But how could I let go of treasure that I had found?
It was like finding out that all the while you had been looking for gold outside; the ring on your hand was all the gold you needed. But you had ignored it just because you didn’t know its value. And it’s too late because by the time you found out…the ring was already sold to another.
I had just struck gold and I wasn’t willing to let go. I couldn’t let go. In a few weeks, my feelings for her had mounted strangely.
“Flores…I’m sorry.” I said in a grave voice. “I want you to be happy, but I can’t help the way I feel. I guess I’ve been looking in the wrong place all along. I had no idea what I needed was right there with me. I made that mistake and I’m paying for it.”
She was looking at me. “Don’t say that, Jake. Please don’t make this any harder than it is. There’s a woman out there for you, it’s just not me.”
I took her hands in mine and looked into her eyes. “You are the woman for me.”
Briefly, her guard was let down and once again her eyes told me a different story from what her mouth said. The eyes, they say are the mirrors to the heart. In Flores’ case, it was very true.
How could I get her to say what was in her heart…to open her heart to me and give me a chance?
She pulled her hands out slowly, probably trying to avoid another intimate moment.
“Don’t marry him please.” I said.
She shook her head. “I wish it was that easy. It’s complicated, Jake.”
“What’s so complicated about not getting married to him?” I asked.
“I…” She looked as though she wanted to say something, and then changed her mind.
“We used to be friends. You could tell me anything.” I pressed.
“Not this time.” She turned away.
She had closed up again. I couldn’t reach out to the woman I’d befriended for eight years. Without another word, I left her.
I needn’t say how I felt afterwards. All attempts to clear my head, failed. I couldn’t stop thinking of her.
Over the next few days, I tried different methods to rid me of her. Useless, they were. I tried hitting on other girls but I lost interest in them as soon as they opened their mouths to speak. They were not Flores. They were not The woman.
I tried looking for flaws in Flores; reasons why she was no good for me. I found them, but they only fuelled my desire to have her. No reason was good enough to let her go. You must know; this was a battle I was fighting alone. I told no one…not even the guys.
Another week passed, I had succeeded in avoiding Flores. But we had our weekend ritual and I couldn’t defy that. The venue was my place. I wondered if she would show up. If she didn’t; the guys will know something was wrong. If she did…at least I’d get the chance to look at her.
Femi showed up first in a bubbling mood; an exact contrast to mine.
“You look like you saw a ghost.” He said.
“Nothing that dramatic. Had a hectic week.” I replied, hoping he wouldn’t detect the lie.
“Well, get out of that funk because we have good news to celebrate.” He beamed at me.
I raised an eyebrow at him. What good news could he possibly have?
“Is it Abbey?” I asked.
He shook his head. “It’s Flores. She’s getting married! Finally!”
Try as much as I could, I couldn’t fake a smile. I managed a small ‘Hmm’
“What? That’s all you have to say? Our very own best friend is tying the knot and you can’t be more excited for her?” He asked.
“I’m happy for her. I’m just tired, I told you.” I lied. “Do you know if she’s coming this weekend?”
Femi gave me a strange look. “You talk to her more than I do. Why ask me that? I bet you already knew she’s getting married.”
I didn’t answer.
“Well, maybe you also know she’s pregnant. At least be happy for that one.”
“Pregnant?” I almost choked on my own saliva.

42 thoughts on “Lookout for Miss Right- Episode 30” by Mimiadebayo (@Mimiadebayo)

  1. Singing P-Square’s ‘Wahala dey’

  2. Ah! Mimi, I’m so never talking to you again! Lol….keep it coming

  3. mimi…..what u did to jake aint cool.all d same nce1

  4. @shammy. Yea,I think wahala really dey.Thanks for reading!
    @Olan.Oh dear! Did I do something wrong?Lol. Please talk to me ooh. You know I can’t let things go smoothly.
    @aguomo4tune. Thanks dear.

  5. Sorry,that should be@agumuo4tune

  6. Ghen ghen!
    I enjoyed this :)

  7. Aaah.Its@agomuo4tune.
    @Olaedo.So you don’t hate me yet? Lol. Thanks for reading dear.

  8. Aha! Aha! Aha! Not fair at all…

  9. @francis. Lol. Thanks for reading sir.

  10. Oh no, Mimi why, why? Nice read anyway.

  11. Greattttttttt!!!Hope she is pregnant with triplets…

    Nice one Mimi

  12. @The-zenith. Awww…sorry dear.Thanks for reading!

  13. @schatzilein. You eh! Ur not nice @ all. Lol. Thanks for reading sha.

  14. Mimisco the mimisco! @Mimiadebayo……you IS a bad girl! U have knocked Flores up abi? I get your game tho.

    U know I Love me some Jake and Flores….but I understand that complications will make their relationship sweeter, more daring and naughty. You know what? I dnt even want Jake to marry Flores anymore….it will be more fun for them to do sneaky sneaky love nwantiti.


  15. @Zikora.You IS a Nawti gurl. Hehehe. See the thoughts in your head.Lol. Let’s see how it goes…
    Thanks for reading dear!

    1. Thanks I am just enjoying your creative mind @Mimiadebayo. I tried writing a story and it was horrible, I am scared I can’t do as well as u guys here on NS.

      1. Hey babe… drop the self doubt biko. Scared of what kwa? They don’t flog people on NS na. Even when the criticisms are severe, it’s for you to get better. Just come out with your unique stlye and lets read and catch our fun jare. All the best @Zikora !

  16. Guess what sweetie? No one ever gets it right at first instance. Check out the first few episodes of this series…I’m so ashamed of them.Lol.
    Bear in mind that no one on NS is perfect, we’re all here to learn. No one will begrudge your first trial. Write the horrible story,we’ll criticise and tell you where to improve.
    Also,we all have our area of strength.I’m not so good at poems and Non-fiction. You’re great at poems; so go ahead and write some great poems!
    Meanwhile,I’ll be waiting for your first story. Lol.

    1. Thanks for the words of encouragement @Mimiadebayo. I’ve posted a story last night but it has not been published.

      I’m actually more interested in prose writing, I am good with stories but once I have noticed that once I pull a story out of my head on to ink on a paper its not the same for some reason.

  17. @Zikora.Guess what sweetie? No one ever gets it right at first instance. Check out the first few episodes of this series…I’m so ashamed of them.Lol.
    Bear in mind that no one on NS is perfect, we’re all here to learn. No one will begrudge your first trial. Write the horrible story,we’ll criticise and tell you where to improve.
    Also,we all have our area of strength.I’m not so good at poems and Non-fiction. You’re great at poems; so go ahead and write some great poems!
    Meanwhile,I’ll be waiting for your first story. Lol.

  18. That name sef na wa @agomuo4tune lol

  19. @Zikora. Welcome to the club,dear.It happens to me too but I have to keep reminding myself of the story in my head.
    Sometimes I sleep with a perfectly-worded story in my head,expecting to write it the next morning and…surprisingly,I can’t seem to find the same words that I used to craft the story in my head. Its frustrating.
    It takes practice,commitment,and passion.
    You’ll do good,I guarantee you that.

  20. Lol@Estee. Wetin do Outcast na?
    Where’s @ibagere?

  21. Lol@Estee. Wetin do Outcast na? I never see another post.

    1. Outcast should be out before the week runs out. Thanks. Please give me the link to episode 29. I really enjoyed reading this. Poor Jake.

      1. Ok ooh@Estee. Will be waiting for the next episode. Abeg eeh,just go to my posts,you’ll find Ep.29. Cos I’m finding it difficult to get the link here.I’m sorry.
        Thank you!

  22. Indian film… Long thing… Finger crossed, head raised, Let go there… On to the next episode

    1. @owseaman. Lol. Thanks for reading.Glad you’re enjoying it.

  23. Haba,Mimi its not fair why are u tormenting jake.Pls break his heart small,small.Hmmm,am waiting for d next episode.Plenty drama

  24. @jade69.I’ll try not to. Thanks for reading dear.

  25. Dat fred of a guy was fast,And i was still thinking hw he will handle the heartbreak,not knowing he had turn flores to his babymama.

    1. @NIRA-SLYVES.Hehehehe.Sharp abi? Let’s see how it goes.Thanks for reading and commenting dear.

  26. @Mimiadebayo really like this, like the whole pregnancy twist but I’m sure there is another one coming.

  27. @dkny111.Aren’t you being a bit faster than your shadow? Lol. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks and keep reading…

  28. Please somebody help me. I posted a story, how long does it take to appear on this site.

  29. Plz I need help, am new here. I want to know wen d next episode is coming up,tanx

  30. @Emyobright.That depends.The story might not be posted if its Uncategorized. It will revert to Trash. You can check the backlog to see when your story is scheduled to be published. You’ll find the link to the backlog on the page you submitted your post.Hope this helps?

  31. OMG!
    This is when a miscarriage will come in handy. Lol

  32. I knew that’s why she was getting married.
    Am so heartbroken

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