At the back of my mind I knew Savvie and Zuri were right,I mean it was too sudden and that was not me at all. Then again my friend’s opinions were not reason enough to close my heart on Tim and just ignore what I felt. This was the first time feeling this way and I loved every bit of it. Like how could just one person make you feel complete,happy and motivated in a span of three months. There was no way I’d let it all slip.
“Finally,this has to be it,I love every corner and the finishes are mind-blowing. See,you could set up a dining table right here and there goes the living room all lit up from the briar. Your kitchen is so beautiful and you don’t have to spent much on interiorsome,it has in built shelves.” I said moving up and down the house. “She’s happy,is she your girlfriend?” the owner of the house asked Tim,I was right at the first corner. “I know right? She’s extremely happy,makes this feel like home already,”with a smudge on his face replied Tim. “So are you together?” “Ummh,I wish that was so sir but we’re just good friends.” “A tip from an old man,girls love aggressive guys so go ahead and ask her unless you wanna stay in the zone forever.” “Thank you sir,I’ll sure do that,” laughed out Tim.
As soon as their convoy was over,I felt safe to come out of my eve’s dropping mission. “What were you talking about? Tell me you’re taking the house Tim,” I asked obviously pretending to be clueless. “Well, sure I will Liz. Besides if I don’t,who knows,it might result to loosing you too. Sir,why do ladies act so petty especially towards us guys?” “We should talk about that and much more over tea son,” the old man said blinking as he finalized the deal and left. Meanwhile I was amused at the fact that he was so fatherly towards Tim considering how he (Tim) never talked much about his dad. I won’t lie,it seemed I looked forward to Tim moving in more than he did or so it seemed so.
“Tell me about your dad.” Asking this, I could swear that I expected an avalanche of responses. “What about him and why the sudden interest.” “I don’ know,poll everything,you barely talk about him.” “There’s not so much about him except the fact that he’s my father,a very uncompromising and strict human who thinks he got it all. Let’s not spoil the moment with incuincity Liz,I hope that’s enough.” “Sure,” I said unconvincingly. “Listen Liz,I want a home,one people will want to come running back to,I want to feel that for once in my life.” I was known all over to be inquincitive but this time I knew too well not to go on with my questions. I guess I understood where Tim was coming from.
My twentieth birthday was coming up in two weeks but at the same time I was very busy preparing for my end year exams. I had to ace them,my parents put a lot of sacrifice into our(my siblings’ and mine) for me to disappoint them. On to my birthday,I never fancied parties and all that stuff so I wasn’t anticipating any of that. All I wanted was to spend my big day with my family and close friends….Turns out someone gave me just that……