HE 13: Is”Love is a necessary Tragedy?”

Monday

Anna

Mornings and I are not friendly; most especially Monday mornings.who does anyways? But I try to be as bright as I can be to get through the day with a cup of coffee. If anyone asks me “are you a morning or a night person?

I am neither one of the two!

Yea! I give that answer religiously to anyone who asks.

This morning the sunray shines right into my eyes waking me up from my seven hours sleep. Pulling my duvet over my head as I sit with my head resting on my headboard. I begin to reminisce on how my day would go.

Five mins later, my six am alarm rung I get out of bed with the thought of taking just a shower.

I miss my bed already!

Fifteen minutes is all it takes to get ready in the mornings but today the time seems to drag by.

“I am not feeling it today, should I call in sick,” I thought out loud. ” Nah, John will freak out. We both have a consultation today” I continue

The doorbell swift my mind to breakfast preparation. I check the time on the wall, 6:45 am.

“Whoever it is should have a reasonable explanation for coming by.”

I walk towards my door with a neutral face. When the doorbell rang the second time, I opened the door.

“Hey, Ketc! ” Ayo happily popped in my face. “Surprise!” He said as stretched out his arms for a hug

“Freaking goodness!” With excitement plastered on my face, I screamed: “you’re so silly Ayo!” I run to embrace my best friend of twenty years.

Releasing him from the embrace I look at my friend ” Last night you told me that you would be in town this week. I wasn’t expecting you this morning. When did you arrive?” I asked

“I was on the plan when I sent that text Ketc; I arrived this morning at 4 am” he smirked. “I told you she would be surprised! ” he said out loud.

I looked around it is just the two of us by the door, who is he be talking to?

” Is that Bianca? Did you leave her in the car park? ” I asked. Ayo shakes his head in response. ” No, Bianca is at her parents. Something about the family issue” he walks into my kitchen, grabs a toast and takes a bite. ” same old toast Ketc..” He said

” Is everything okay with her family?” I inquire more with a worried look.

” Her older sister is having issues with her husband. She wants some quality time with her sister and family. I told her to stay as much as she wants to, ” he replies and continues ” and I want some alone time with my bestie.” Throws a toast at me which I caught in the air, thanks to my high school basketball skill.

I hear the noise coming from the door which caught my attention.

“Told you she would freak out upon my arrival,” Ayo said to the person behind me. As I turn to look at the door, I saw HIM standing like a model on a shoot!

No kidding! A dazed me stands still. My heartbeat must have skyrocketed to a higher level. I kept my gaze at him for the longest I could remember until I heard Ayo’s teasing cough. Purrr he does it all the time to get me out of any shade of shock.

The person Ayo was talking to was Philip San!

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Philip

The phone wakes me up, as I pick it, it cuts. The time on the screen shines brightly on my face. 4:15 am. “You have got to be shitting me!”

Who calls this late? I mutter while I slide my finger to unlock the screen. The caller id shows Ayo. 10missed calls!

What’s going on? I dash out of bed, pulling a sweater on. Hastily, I grab my wallet as I redial the number.

He answered at the first ring “Hello, Philip sorry to bother you, I am at the airport and I need a ride.”

” Sure, I will see you soon” I hurried out of my house. On the drive to the airport, I thought about the 99% chance of running into, Anna, since her best friend is in town and her best friend’s chauffeur. I grinned at that thought God she’s so beautiful! And God knows I want her in every way it can be!

I smirked while looking at the rear mirror; I parallel parked within a sec. As I get out, Ayo dives at me from behind. ” Hey man! Its good to see you” smiling, I gave him a proper hug. He looks so exhausted ” you need sleep” I continued

” Yes, I do. Thanks for picking me up” he gives me a pat on my back. He walked around to the passenger’s side and got on. I smiled Yea, freaking 99% chance of seeing my woman. I muttered.

” Where are we heading to, my place or a hotel?” I asked on the drive back to wherever Ayo wants to be.

” Your house. Then we can go to Anna’s in the morning.” He replies

“Isn’t that too early to wake her from slumber,” I asked in worry; I do not want to disturb her beauty sleep. I need to score some points in her good graces. And last time I checked I haven’t scored any point.

” Nah, Anna wakes up every day at 6 am. Even on holidays, so you can never disturb her beauty sleep.” He turns his head to my side and chuckles.

I nod in acceptance. ” You owe me, Ayo, Daniels for disturbing my sleep,” I uttered with a smirk.

” Hey man! I will always owe you.” He gets out after I had parked the car in my garage. “A beautiful house you have here Phil” He continues

” Thanks” I replied ” let’s go in, you need that sleep. I will wake you at past six. ” I offered to carry a bag, which he refused. ” The entrance is on your right, and the door is open.”

” Are you not coming in?” He asked me

” I will join you in a min; I need to feed my dogs” I replied. As I turned to the east side.

” Okay, don’t take so long man” he walks into my building.

Two hours later, I am standing at her door steep holding unto Ayo’s bag. My 99%chance just turned into a 100% chance. I noticed her dazed look at me, and I flutter happily from within.

The image I had hoped for and imagined the for the longest time stands before me. Anna Jules is a jewel even in shorts. With raised brows, she looks at me to her friend who had ignored my calling to get his bag from the trunk. But sort the need to surprise Anna utterly. Yes and we did surprise her! This look here, I everything I had imagined.

Ayo coughed slightly to break the ice in the room. ” Thanks, man for the bag” he pats me. Then swiftly turned to Anna ” Phil, gave me a ride from the airport.” He said.

She still didn’t drop her gaze; she kept the stare at me. If I don’t say something, she might drill a hole in my face with that look.

” Hi” I walk into the room, dropped the bag I was holding and took about three steps forward. ” you will drill a hole in my face with your gorgeous stare.” I teased her. I like to tease her, makes me cluster from within.

She relaxed her tensed shoulders and walked to the kitchen cabinet. Brought out two mug cups and offered ” have you had breakfast?” Which I didn’t expect. ” I am making some, you both can have a seat ” she points to the dining table few steps away.

“Thanks, ” I said huskily.

Ayo got us talking about business ideas and investments while the damsel continued in the breakfast preparation. The few pointers she made were helpful since she was an expert in this kind of business. We ate, I could tell she was still tensed to be in the same room with me. I should be scoring points not having her tensed up like this! Philip, you need to do something.” I thought to myself. ” what are your plans for the evening?” I asked blurted, my gaze on her. I could tell my question flustered her, and I am not ready to have a negative response. Ayo knew the problem wasn’t addressed to him; he pauses in mid-sentence while hoping his friend will give me an answer.

” John and I have a consultation this evening with few clients.” She replied

” how long will it take?” I asked with my gaze still on her.

“8 pm. It’s a packed day” she stood and dropped her plate in the sink. ” Excuse me, I have to get dressed for work” she hurriedly left the room.

Ayo poked at me with a smile on his face. ” You need my help?” He asked. I bet he understood the guy’s code for him to be offering his help. ” I see you’re trying way to much” he laughed out.

I stuffed my scrambled egg into his mouth to stop him from laughing at my miserable failure to take Anna out for dinner. That didn’t stop him slightly he stood and walked to the kitchen with his plate in hand. Turning to look at my worried face. He said calmly ” Anna, isn’t like every other girl. you have to give it all….” He paused then continued “Let me know if you need my help.” He offered.

I shake my head at him; I have to think through this … No, no there is no turning back. “Love is a necessary tragedy.” I shake my head once more “but it doesn’t have to be a tragedy. ” I nibble on my bacon, while I stare into thin air.

Thanks for reading!!!

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