Married Twice – Episode 31

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Chapter Thirty One

 

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‘CLUMSY guy’ watched in shock as Sharuna walked into the building

 

 

Pain wasn’t what he felt, but he was surprised and shock

 

God!

 

 

He didn’t even know that ‘Snoby’ was attending his father’s arts institution

 

 

He had to go see his father, yes, he had to

 

 

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Mr Bennett, the owner of the arts institution was sitted in his office that morning as usual

 

 

His pen dancing on the book he was writing on, and his specks majestically worn on his eyes, as always

 

 

Then a knock on the door interrupted him for a second

 

 

He looked up

 

“Come in”, he motioned

 

 

The door opened and his handsome son strode in; it was ‘Clumsy guy’

 

 

“Dad”, he called, taking a seat opposite him

 

 

Mr Bennett smiled

 

“Son, how you? How was your training? Hope it went well?”, he reeled out questions, relaxing his back on the chair

 

 

“Yes dad, as usual”, he replied and sighed

 

 

“Well, as you can see, I’m busy so table your matter short”

 

 

 

They laughed

 

 

“Dad, do you have any new intake?”, ‘Clumsy guy’ asked

 

 

Mr Bennett looked at him

 

“Yes, why?”

 

 

“Well, I didn’t know Dr Sujit’s daughter is one as well?”

 

 

“Oh yes. She should be resuming today, any problem?”

 

 

He shook his head

 

“Not at all. Just that…”, he paused, scratching his head, “I didn’t know Dr Sujit ever had a daughter”

 

 

His father smiled, knowing where he was heading to

 

 

“Dr Sujit adopted her not long ago. So, it’s not like it’s his biological daughter, but he prefers referring to her as his daughter”

 

 

He nodded

 

“Okay. I have actually been trying to talk to her, but she seems…..rude,

 

kinda snubby. I met her at my party and also this morning, just at the entrance, but she doesn’t want to give me a second of her time”, he explained dejectedly

 

 

His father smiled

 

“You should understand girls son. Most of them wanna play hard to get at first”

 

 

His son sighed

 

 

“But don’t worry”, Mr Bennett continued, “I will see what I can do”

 

 

‘Clumsy guy’s face lit up in happiness

 

 

“Are you serious dad?”, he asked

 

 

“Yes son. I will try arrange for you two to meet okay?”

 

 

“Ohh father. Thanks so much, thank you”, he greeted

 

 

“You are welcome son”

 

 

A message notification popped up on ‘Clumsy guy’s phone, he looked into it

 

 

“Dad, I gotta go now. Mom needs me”

 

 

“Okay son. Take care and be careful”

 

 

He smiled

 

“I will dad, thanks once again”

 

 

Mr Bennett nodded and smiled as he watched his son leave the office

 

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Sharuna flopped down on the bench in a provision store opposite the arts institution

 

 

They had finished and closed for the day

 

 

She had decided to wait for Dr Sujit at the provision store instead of the institution, because she didn’t want ‘Clumsy guy’s clumsiness again

 

 

Ahhh!

 

What a day

 

 

Though it was tiring, but it really worth it

 

 

Her teachers were awesome and accommodating

 

 

They were marveled at the way she carried out her own sculpturing, it was enough to get someone flabbergasted

 

 

She gonna improve after few more teachings, she knew it

 

 

Then she saw his car, screeched to a halt at the front of the institution, opposite the store she sat

 

 

She got up and crossed to the other side of the road, where the car had stopped

 

 

“Hey Daddy”, she waved, “good day”, she greeted

 

 

Dr Sujit looked at her and nodded

 

“Where were you?”, he demanded

 

 

“I was in the provision store over the road, waiting”, she pointed to the store

 

 

Dr Sujit turned to look

 

“There? Why waiting there? What happened to the school?”

 

She sighed

 

“I just felt like waiting there”, she entered the car

 

 

Dr Sujit shrugged and revved the car

 

 

“How was your day? How did you see the place?”, he asked

 

 

“Well, it’s really cool. My day was fine all the same”

 

 

Dr Sujit smiled

 

“That’s good news”

 

 

Then he paused, thinking of how to bring up what he had in mind He cleared his throat

 

 

“Sharuna?”, he called

 

 

“Yes dad?”

 

 

“Well, I’m sorry tomorrow you won’t be going there, just tomorrow”, he focused on the road, carefully avoiding her eyes

 

 

She looked worried

 

“Why?”, she asked

 

 

“I’m taking you somewhere else, to get to know a friend”, he replied shortly

 

 

She just digested the information and relaxed comfortably on the chair

 

 

Dr Sujit let out a sigh of relief

 

He thought she was gonna flare up as usual

 

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“Here we are”, Dr Sujit announced as soon as they got to their destination

 

 

He had taken her to the ‘place’ as he had said he would the following morning

 

 

Sharuna looked around

 

 

The house was familiar, the compound, the trees and the building

 

 

But she couldn’t recall anything

 

 

Then it dawned on her

 

 

“Oh yes!”, she hit her head with her hand “Shit! The party arena”, she said

 

 

“You don’t use such words Sharuna”, Dr Sujit warned sternly, looking at her

 

 

She smiled

 

“I’m sorry”

 

 

They alighted and walked up to the house

 

 

Dr Sujit rang the doorbell and a maid came to answer

 

 

“Good morning Dr Sujit”, she greeted

 

 

“Morning Prisha. Where are they?”, he asked

 

“Upstairs, at the guestroom”

 

 

“Thanks, come on Sharuna”, he said and they took the stairs

 

 

They got to the guestroom and knocked, then entered

 

 

Sharuna froze at the spot

 

 

Sitted on the sofa was ‘Clumsy guy’ and the other man, she didn’t know his name, but she recalled seeing him at the bush bar in the party

 

 

What was her father trying to do?

 

 

She just stood there looking,lost in thoughts and even didn’t greet

 

 

“Sharuna?”, Dr Sujit nudged her

 

 

‘Clumsy guy’ was instantly shocked

 

 

The name

 

Sharuna, it was familiar, but he couldn’t really pinpoint anything

 

 

“Oh!”, she realized herself and greeted the man, she didn’t even looked at ‘Clumsy guy’

 

 

“Sit down”, her father motioned, and she obeyed

 

 

“So, what can I offer you both?”, Mr Bennett asked

 

 

“I don’t care for anything, I mean it’s still too early”, Dr Sujit said, “you can ask my daughter”

 

Mr Bennett turned to Sharuna

 

“Do you care for anything? Or you want to join daddy?”, they laughed

 

 

She shook her head

 

“I’m okay. Thanks”

 

 

“Well, so Sharuna”, Dr Sujit looked at her.

 

“These are the people I was talking about. You know him?”, he pointed at Mr Bennett

 

 

Sharuna shook her head

 

“I……. don’t actually know him. But I’ve seen him”, she said

 

 

“Really? At where?”, he asked

 

 

At where?

 

Wait, was he really asking her where?

 

Doesn’t he know

 

 

“At the party”, she blurted out

 

 

Dr Sujit smiled

 

“Oh! That’s true. Well, he is my friend, the one I told you that runs the institution, he’s the owner. And that’s his son”, he pointed at ‘Clumsy guy’

 

 

She faked a smile and nodded

 

 

She was already becoming freaked out, she really needed to go back home

 

 

Dr Sujit checked his wristwatch

 

“Well daughter”, he said, “I will be leaving for work now. I will come and pick you up once you’re done”

 

 

She was shocked

 

Done? Done with what exactly?

 

 

She got up

 

“I’m already done, let’s go”, she said

 

 

Their hosts were taken aback

 

 

Dr Sujit looked at her and smiled

 

“Don’t worry daughter, you will be fine. Feel free with them, they’re my friends okay”, he pleaded

 

 

Sharuna had never remembered him pleading as this He melted her heart

 

 

She decided to stay

 

“Okay Daddy. I will”

 

 

He smiled

 

“That’s my angel. So just give me a call once you’re done ok?”

 

 

She nodded and sat down

 

 

Mr Bennett also got up

 

“Let me see him off”, he said

 

 

That was a trick

 

Yes, they almost tricked her and she knew it

 

 

Mr Bennett just said that to give them the space to talk

 

“Okay dad”, she heard ‘Clumsy guy’ speak

 

 

Now, it was just the two of them in the guestroom

 

 

They were both speechless, not knowing what to say

 

 

Well, as for Sharuna, she brought out her phone and started working on it, completely ignoring ‘Clumsy guy’

 

 

If he didn’t know what to say, he should remain dumb

 

 

‘Clumsy guy’ on his part, was searching for a what to say

 

 

He didn’t know where to start from

 

 

Now the girl he had wanted eagerly to talk to, was here now, and he couldn’t say anything

 

 

He sighed and decided to introduce himself first

 

 

He cleared his throat

 

 

“Well…… I’m Priceley”

 

 

Huh?

 

 

 

 

Ndozi Nuellitta

 

 

To Be Continued

 

 

Priceley??

 

Does the name ring a bell??

 

And if it’s really what you are thinking, how sure are you that’s he’s the

 

PRICELEY??

 

 

Find out in the next thrilling chapter

 

 

Love y’all

 

 

 

 

Married

 

Twice

 

 

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