"Alright Jovita, double time. Vicky, keep that up."
I was back full time. The competition was just three days away. Our flights had already been booked. I acted strong but I was a little shaky within. What if it all goes wrong and we don't win? I shook that thought off my mind. This would be the first time I would travel outside my country. Wow, I can’t wait!
I kept reaching out to David. Call me crazy or not, but I came to realise that I would stop at nothing till I get my David back. I knew he was deliberately giving me a hard time but I didn't care. I’ve hurt him too much, now I am gonna prove that I would do anything to stand by him. He must forgive me by force.
As for Jeremy, well I don't hate him at all. Ever since that incident at the hospital, I felt free. I understood why he did what he did, though it was wrong. He is a human being with feelings too. I continued to visit him at the hospital till he was discharged.
"I’m sorry, Bukky."
He said one evening when I went to see him.
"It's okay Jeremy, I just hope you take time to find the one who really loves you and is ready to do just anything for you."
He smiled, but I guessed he didn't know who I was talking about.
"And who could that be?" he asked.
A food for thought, so I left him to think about it.
Flashback to the past. During the early days of my new life in Lagos, I worked a part-time job at a plaza under the management of one woman called Lizzy. In the course of my short stay there, she framed me up and made sure I was pushed out of the plaza. That day, I made a promise to her that she would clean my shoes one day.
Well, as God would have it, someone brought her to the fashion house as a cleaner. I was shocked when I saw her.
The shock I saw on her face was unexplainable. Don’t get angry... I need to keep my promise.
"Quickly pass me those shoes!" I ordered her.
She brought them to me immediately. Feels so good.
"Oya, clean till it shines."
I extended the shoes I was putting on, "Clean this one too!"
When she was done, I felt fulfilled.
"OK. Errrmm, get her some good clothes and proper shoes. Drop the mop."
She wanted to thank me but I didn't give her the chance. I’ve come to realise that the best revenge you can ever give your enemies is your success.
The day finally came. We got ready to fly out of the country. David secured our plane a day before the competition. So little Bisola would see Europe today!?
"David, I will never give up on you," I said to him when we got into the plane.
I was damn serious. In fact, any girl reading this who is eying my David silently is even in a much bigger trouble! So yeah! Europe, here I come!
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