Lookout for Miss Right- Episode 31

I couldn’t believe my ears. I had been with Flores earlier that week and she had mentioned nothing about a pregnancy.
“How did you know that?” I asked, wishing that he was joking.
“I ran into Fred the other day and he told me. That’s why they have to speed up the wedding plans.” Femi said.
There was a knock on my door at that moment and Oscar came in with Flores right behind him.
“Hi, Guys.” Both greeted.
“Hey…the bride-to-be! Come here and give me a hug!” Femi pulled her into his arms and did a mock dance with her.
I was fuming; it took all the self-control I had to hide my feelings.
“Congratulations Flores.” I managed in a cordial voice. “I didn’t know a baby was part of the package.”
She didn’t look at me but I could tell she was embarrassed that I had finally found out.
“A baby? Flores, are you pregnant?” Oscar asked.
She nodded sheepishly.
I excused myself and decided to take a walk. If I spent one more minute with her in the same room, I might just explode. It was hard enough pretending to be happy at the wedding news, but…a baby? C’mon!
When Flores had first begun dating Fred, she had said there was no sex; that she was keeping herself for the man she would eventually marry. Flores had always been a highly disciplined and moral girl and I had not doubted that she would remain chaste for her husband.
Now; hearing this made me question what exactly had happened to those principles.
I couldn’t seem to wrap my head around the fact that Flores was going to be a mother soon. Why did things have to turn sour for me every time I thought I found happiness?
I realised I had to accept the fact that I had lost her already.
“Are you okay?” a voice spoke from behind me.
I almost jumped. I turned; it was Oscar.
“Guy, you scared me ooh.” I managed a weak smile.
“Sorry, didn’t mean to.” He replied. “You just disappeared on us, decided to check if you were still alive.”
“I’m okay. Just needed some air.” I replied.
“Somehow I don’t believe you. Look at you. You look as though you haven’t been sleeping well. Something’s wrong…share it with a friend.”
I looked at him; I could see the genuine concern in his eyes. “Tell me about Abbey first. How’s her health?” I asked.
“She’s recovering. Thank God the surgery was successful. She should be back to Nigeria next week.”
“That’s good news, bro. I’m really happy for you.” I said. And I was happy for him, it was nice to see the light was back in his face and the bounce was back in his steps.
“Now back to you. What’s eating you up?” He asked, nudging me.
“Woman troubles” I replied shortly.
“You’ve had a lot of that lately.” He said with a slight chuckle. “Who is it this time?”
“Let me ask you something. How did you know Abbey was the one you wanted to spend the rest of your life with?”
“You need to know everything about marriage is a risk. So how did I know she was the one? I knew she was the one I wanted to take the risk with…for better or worse, come rain or sunshine. It felt right. It still feels right. She shares my dreams and visions and I’m also ready to help with hers. I love her enough to let her have an identity. More importantly, she’s the one I want to be with. Being with her drives me crazy in a good way. When she’s with me, all other girls cease to exist. Deep down, I know I’ve found ‘The One’. That’s about all I can say for now.”
“That’s more than enough. Thank you.” I replied.
“So, who is this woman? She must be really something because I’ve never seen you this disturbed about a lady before. Are you in love?”
“Yes.” I replied. “I’m in love.” Even as the words came out of my mouth, I knew they were true. I was in love with my best friend.
“Wow! That’s good news! So who is she? Anyone we know?”
“Umm…she’s unavailable.” I replied, dodging the question.
“She’s engaged to be married to someone else.”
“Uh…oh. How did that happen? How long have you known her?” He asked.
I could see he hadn’t yet made the connection. “A long time. Eight years, to be precise.”
“Wow…who…eight years?” He looked at me, a bewildered look in his eyes. “So why didn’t you tell her all this time?”
I shrugged. “I was blind and stupid. Now I’m wiser…but it’s too late.”
“Oh man. That’s not good. I’m sorry” He glanced at me. “If you’ve known her eight years…then she shouldn’t be a stranger to us.”
“She isn’t.” I replied quietly.
He was silent for some minutes and then he said; “Oh my God…you’re not talking about Flores are you?”
“Actually he is.” I heard a voice behind me say.
We turned in the direction of the voice. It was Flores.
“I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to eavesdrop. I came out to check on you guys and…”
“What did you hear?” I demanded.

25 thoughts on “Lookout for Miss Right- Episode 31” by Mimiadebayo (@Mimiadebayo)

  1. He can go and announce it on CNN or NTA…

  2. @schatzilein. Lol. Thanks for reading dear!

  3. Haaaa. I really like flores, she and Jake go so well together. I don’t know how they’d work it out, but they must O. Lol. Another interesting read @mimiadebayo

    1. @Olan.Keep your fingers crossed. Thanks for reading and commenting!

  4. Oooooooo. Nice!!

  5. I always can’t wait for next episodes. You really do write well…and pregnant or not,Flores n Jake musto marry ni o! -____-

    1. Awww…*blushing* Thanks! Keep reading…

  6. @Ife.Thanks for reading!

  7. I must say u keep me guessing @ each turn.Looking 4ward 2 d next episode.Job well done

    1. @Jade69.Thank you for taking out time to read. Its very much appreciated.

  8. Well done… Nice as always

  9. Hmmmmm.
    What next?
    He should try Chief’s crazy daughter. Hehehehehe

  10. Hmmm…I don’t think Chief’s daughter is an option.Lol. Thanks for reading!

    1. Hehehehe.
      She should get back into the picture – sober.
      Jake falls in love with her, and they both make crazy babies. Hehehehehe.

  11. The torture of being in love with someone you can’t have… I feel for Jake. Let’s pray for a miracle.
    Good write girl!

  12. @Estee.A miracle is needed indeed.Lol. Thanks dear for reading. Still waiting for Outcast ooh.

  13. @Zikora.Where are youuu???

    1. @Mimiadebayo….I did a runner. Lol

  14. My Jake is having an epiphany! Hmmm I just really want to read the next one to know what’s gonna happen! especially since Oscar and Femi will become aware.

  15. Lol.Welcome back@Zikora.Right on time for Episode 32. Read on!

  16. Hehehehehehehe.

    When they say…walls have ears…

    1. @Seun-Odukoya.So you read my series? Wow…I’m flattered. Thanks for stopping by τ̅☺ read and comment.

  17. Am so sure Flores loves Jake 100%
    Keeping my fingers crossed

  18. pls do you buy your pen in the market or is it given to you from the MASTER WORDSMITH?

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