Married Twice – Episode 44

Topster Stories

Chapter Forty Four

 

β­• Semi Final β­•

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HER jaw dropped, and she struggled to find her voice A lotta things were going through her head

 

 

She was speechless and lost for words

 

 

“What did you say?”, she managed to ask

 

 

“Marry me”, he repeated quietly, and he knew and saw the things going through her

 

 

She exhaled and tried to pinch herself, when she realized he was still holding her left hand

 

 

“You can’t be serious”, she said

 

 

“I am, damn serious”, he said softly

 

 

Marry?

 

Him?

 

Ohh Jesus, she wasn’t expecting this at all

 

 

She was speechless, she didn’t know what exactly to say She sighed

 

 

“You should know I can’t accept “no”, for an answer”, he cut into her thoughts

 

 

She raised her head and looked into his eyes

 

She was damn stopping the tears welling in her eyes from falling

 

 

Dr Sujit looked into her eyes, still holding her hands and smiling “Do you?”, he asked

 

 

She bent her head to face the floor and nodded

 

 

“Yes”, she said with a start

 

 

He smiled

 

“Yes, you will or yes, you won’t?”, he asked

 

 

“Yes, I will”, she nodded, and the tears flowed down freely

 

 

He laughed and brushed his lips on her cheek

 

 

“Come here”, and he carried her into the bedroom

 

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Sharuna looked at the wall clock hung on the wall, and dashed into the bathroom

 

 

It was a day set aside for some sweet work, and she needed to get it done

 

 

Her marriage was just two days away The thought of it alone, made her squeal

 

 

She rushed her bath and went into the room to see her breakfast on the bedside table

 

Yes, she had asked Prisha to bring it to her room, she wanted to rush it

 

 

Soon, she was done

 

She carried her woven basket, filled with her marriage invitation cards, and carried the plates with which she ate, to the kitchen

 

 

Then she walked to the sitting room, Kesmanee was standing by the window, he was on phone

 

 

He turned to see her and waved smiling

 

Then he got off the phone and walked up to her

 

 

“Hi”, he kissed her cheek

 

“You off to school?”, he asked

 

 

She scoffed

 

“School? Nah, I’m off to somewhere else”, she said

 

 

“Where?”

 

 

“Must ya know?”

 

He laughed

 

“Well, yes. For safety reasons”

 

 

She shrugged

 

“To anywhere then, see ya”, and she walked to the door

 

 

“I’m going to work soon, just wait let me drop you off”, he said

 

 

She turned to him and shook her head

 

“I will trek. Where I can’t, then I’ll board a cab”, she winked “Take care”, and she left

 

 

She was determined to go share her marriage invitation, it was just two days away

 

 

Wow!

 

She couldn’t wait

 

 

She had planned to trek, and where she couldn’t, she would take a cab

 

 

She walked down to the road

 

Now, where she gonna start from?

 

Where should she go first?

 

 

Hmm

 

The company, yeah. Kesmanee’s company first

 

 

It was a far from where she stood

 

She realized she was gonna use a cab

 

She walked a little further and hailed down a taxi

 

 

 

It pulled up, and she boarded

 

 

There was only a passenger inside, and before she could get to her destination, the passenger alighted

 

 

“Here”, the cab driver announced and turned to her

 

 

“Okay”, she beamed as she dipped her hand into her bag for the t-fare

 

 

“Thank you”, the driver said and collected the money

 

 

“Oh!”, she exclaimed as she was about to open the door

 

 

“What?”, he asked

 

 

She put her hand into her basket and brought out a card, then extended it towards him

 

 

“Here”, she said smiling, “inviting you to my marriage, the day after tomorrow, at the Sujit’s mansion”, she said

 

 

The cab driver beamed as he took the card “Thank you”

 

 

“I’m expecting to see ya”, and she left the cab

 

 

She got down and walked into the building

 

Who knows?

 

Kesmanee might have arrived

 

 

She glanced at the parking lot and his car was there Meaning, he has already arrived

 

 

 

She smiled and entered the building

 

 

 

Oops, she wished she hadn’t, because all eyes seemed to be on all at the instant she entered

 

 

Seemed they were holding a meeting, because they sat round the table and Kesmanee sat at the middle

 

 

The meeting was immediately interrupted She walked to them

 

 

Kesmanee was stunned to see her, she didn’t said she would be coming

 

 

“Hi”, she said as she walked up to them “Sorry for interrupting”

 

 

“No problem ma’am, no …..no problem”, they said and she smiled

 

They already knew who she was

 

 

“Well, I….. I came just for something simple”, she opened her basket and

 

began bringing out the cards

 

 

“I’m inviting you all for my marriage the day after tomorrow”, she turned to see Kesmanee staring at her, with his mouth widely opened

 

 

She winked at him and started going round the table, dropping a card at each person’s front

 

 

What was going on?

 

Sharing marriage cards at the middle of a meeting?

 

 

Oh my God!

 

It was funny

 

 

 

The people never minded either, they surprisengly accepted the offer and was checking out the cards immediately she dropped

 

 

Wow!

 

They couldn’t believe their eyes, it was the CEO!

 

And come to think of it, he never bothered to invite them

 

 

Kesmanee sat still, waiting for his wonder lady to finish with whatever she was doing so he could continue with the meeting

 

 

After she had gone round and distributed some cards, she walked up to him

 

 

What?

 

What was she coming to do now?

 

Probably not to invite him too, nah. How could she?

 

He stayed still and waited for her to come close

 

 

She came to him and stopped

 

Then she dipped her hand into her basket and brought out a card

 

 

Then she placed it on the desk in front of him Huh

 

 

He looked at her inquiringly and surprised

 

 

“I’m also inviting you”, she said and winked “Take care”, and she walked to the door

 

 

“Thanks for your time everyone, I will be expecting all ya”, she said and left

 

Kesmanee couldn’t believe it

 

I mean, he was the groom, so why inviting him too?

 

 

This girl must be insane

 

He shrugged and shoved the card aside and then, the meeting continued

 

 

Sharuna walked to the road

 

Mission one accomplished, now where next?

 

 

Okay, her school

 

The institution

 

 

She trekked for a while, not because of anything, but because she wanted to

 

 

Then it got to a point where her legs began aching her, and she decided to

 

flag down a cab

 

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The cab got to Kesley Arts, Crafts and Painting Institution

 

 

She got down, but not after giving the cab driver a card

 

 

She went into the building and straight to her department Teaching was going on

 

 

She knocked on the door and the teacher opened

 

 

“Sharuna”, she beamed, “how are you?”

 

 

“I m fine ma’am. Good morning”

 

“Morning. Why didn’t we see you today?”

 

 

“That was what brought me now, please can I come in?”

 

 

“Sure”, she said and moved aside and Sharuna entered

 

 

As soon as the students saw her, they shouted and cheered

 

 

She was shocked

 

Wait, have they known already?

 

She shrugged

 

 

“Well ma’am, I officially came to invite my people of my marriage, two days away”

 

 

“We know……we know”, they said chanting

 

 

Huh

 

Who told them?

 

 

News flies anyway

 

“I have something for you guys”, she said and started going round the desks, placing a card on each desk

 

 

“Wow!”, a student screamed

 

 

Congrats, congrats were just pouring on her like rain

 

 

Then she gave to her teacher

 

“I’m expecting to see you all”

 

 

 

“We will”, they shouted

 

 

“Ma’am, I will be going now, thanks for the time”

 

 

The teacher smiled

 

“No problem, congrats once again”

 

 

“Thank you”, and she left

 

 

She headed straight to Mr Bennett’s office She knocked and entered

 

 

“Mr Bennett?”, she called

 

 

“Sharuna”, his face beamed, “daughter in law”, he said and she laughed

 

 

“Well Mr Bennett, I’m inviting you for my marriage”, she placed a card on his desk

 

 

Mr Bennett looked puzzled

 

“Pardon? Invite me you say?”

 

 

She nodded

 

“Yeah, two days from now at ……”

 

 

“Wait….wait….wait”, he interrupted, “I mean, I’m one of the master planners

 

of this marriage you know?”

 

 

She laughed and nodded

 

“I know, I’m just so happy, that’s why I’m inviting you”

 

 

“Hmm, you act weird sometimes”

 

She laughed

 

“Take care papa”, and she left

 

 

When she was out to the road, she crossed to the other side and straight to the provision store, her succour to hiding from Priceley

 

 

This thinking made her laugh

 

 

Fortunately, Mother Hubbard, the store keeper was around

 

 

“Mother Hubbard?”, Sharuna called as she walked to her

 

 

The old woman got up from her stool, and tried to recollect who the lady was

 

 

“It’s me Sharuna”, she explained

 

She didn’t blame her, it’s been long since she came here

 

 

“Ohh”, the old lady exclaimed, “ohh my daughter. Is this you?”, and they embraced

 

 

“Yes Mother Hubbard”

 

 

“How have you been?”

 

 

“Fine and you?”

 

 

“Okay”, she placed her specks well on her eyes

 

 

“Well, Mother, I came to invite you for my marriage ceremony. Taking place at the Sujit’s mansion, the day after tomorrow”, she rushed her words as she gave her a card

 

 

“Are you serious?”, the lady asked, surprised as she received the card

 

 

Sharuna nodded, smiling

 

“Yes Mother”

 

 

“Oh dear, congratulations to you”, she hugged her

 

 

“Thank you. I will be expecting you, bye”, and she turned

 

 

“Take care”, her voice was weak and frail

 

 

Hmm

 

What a day

 

 

She boarded a cab and straight to the boutique

 

 

The taxi pulled up and she alighted and walked into the boutique

 

 

They were about two customers around

 

 

“Sharuna”, Henrietta called happily

 

 

“Aunt Henrietta”, and they hugged

 

 

“How are you?”

 

 

“I’m fine. Well, I’m inviting ya”, she dipped her hand into her basket and gave her a card

 

“My marriage ceremony, next tomorrow”

 

 

“Wow, you don’t mean it”, Henrietta said

 

 

“I mean everything about it”, she laughed

 

Then she gave the customers around some cards, also inviting them

 

 

“Inviting ya….. expecting ya all”, she said

 

 

She walked to the dressing compartment, her mom was there as usual

 

 

“Mother?”, she called and ran to embrace her

 

 

“Oh my! Dora”, she called

 

 

“Yes mummy. I’m inviting you”, she gave her a card

 

 

Vida laughed

 

“Silly girl”, she shrugged and took the card

 

“You are inviting your mother, someone who already knew before you?”

 

 

They laughed

 

 

“Well mother, I guess it’s because I’m so happy”

 

 

“I thank God for that. Well, your father proposed to me”

 

 

“What! Dr Sujit?”, she asked in disbelief

 

 

Vida nodded smiling

 

“Yes”

 

 

“And what did you say?”

 

 

Vida looked at her sheepishly

 

“What do you expect me to say?”, she laughed

 

 

“Well, I said yes”.

 

 

Ndozi Nuellitta

 

 

To Be Continued

 

 

Imagine, inviting your fiance for your marriage, madness

 

 

Where are the marriage planners bikonu?????

 

 

I’m providing the plane shuttling us to India, don’t bother yaselves about that

 

 

Love y’all

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Married

 

Twice

 

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