THE PERFECT WOMAN
As I laid down to sleep, my phone rang. I didnt want to pick but the phone just won’t stop and so I picked it and it was a strange number.
Caller: Hello dear, its me.
The first thing on my mind when I heard Isaiah’s voice was to scream at him and scold him and accuse him of all the things he’s been doing and the way he’s been treating me. But surprisingly I was calm.
Me: Isaiah, why? Why ”I asked amidst the hot tears that fell from my eyes” why are you making me shed tears on the eve of our wedding, Isaiah why?
Isaiah: Baby am so sorry, it was not my intention to do that and I dont even know or understand why I did those things. Am so sorry I hurt you dear , please forgive me.
Me: where are you? Is there going to be a wedding tomorrow?
Isaiah: Definitely honey, there is going to be a wedding. No matter what the devil has tried, there is going to be a wedding. Its you I love and its you I choose.
Me: I love you too dear, just come to me.
Isaiah: I am running to you baby. Just dont stop praying for me.
Me. I won’t dear.
I ended the call and I was happy, I felt at peace. My Isaiah had not spoken to me like this in a long while. Part of me wanted to be glad that I made that threat of no wedding tomorrow. But another part quickly reminded me that it was God in action. Then I knelt down and I gave him thanks. Tomorrow I will be married to the man I love.
I was beautifully dressed in my wedding gown. I stepped into the car with my brides maid, I was happy that today is finally come. I wanted to hear my sugars voice before I get to church. And so I picked up my phone and called him.
Me: Hello sugar!
Isaiah: my love how are you?
Me: Am very fine, where are you?
Isaiah: Am already at the church waiting for my bride to come.
I giggled and laughed when I heard him say that.
Me: dont worry I will be there soon.
Isaiah: Daniella, I love you so much, I can’t wait for you to be my wife.
Me: I love you too sugar. Don’t worry, in few hours I will be yours forever.
Isaiah: enough of the calls and hurry here immediately I am waiting.
Me: yes sugar. On my way.
I ended the call and urged the driver to hurry. I was excited and glad that things had gone back to his it originally was.
The church was filled up with so many friends and family members. Papa and Mama were at the alter smiling , I could tell that they were very happy for me. I marched forward in my beautiful white wedding gown. I saw as some of the choir members smiled, you could tell they were happy for me. Others were whispering from ear to ear, you could easily tell they were gossiping. But I literally cared less. Am getting married to someone I loved, that was all that matters. I marched forward and waited as Isaiah marched in. He was smiling big. He was looking handsome as ever. I was happy.
Papa gave a very beautiful sermon, encouraging Isaiah to be a good husband and I a good wife. At the end we were joined as husband and wife. There was a loud clap from all around the church. Men and women ran out to congratulate us. They presented us with gifts, it was a beautiful moment for all of us. The service finally ended. And just as we were about to step out. She stepped in.
She was dressed in a black gown, black shoes, and she wore a black shade and carried a black purse. My heart skipped when I saw her walking towards us. When she got to where we were she stretched her hand to my husband and shook him.
Marvis: Congratulations to you Isaiah.
I watched her roll her eyes in a seductive manner, and my facial expression changed. She noticed this and then she let his hand off and shook hands with me.
Marvis;: Congrats Dani, you finally got him. Make sure you keep him.
I didnt understood what she meant by that but I quickly held onto my husband tight. I watched her laughed in a mocking way and then turned and walked away.
Me: (to Isaiah) there is something strange about Marvis. She has really changed a lot. Something is not right with her.
Isaiah: stay away from that girl dear, she is evil and possessed. Do you understand?
Me: yes I do.
He kissed my head and we walked up to our car. As we drove off I saw Marvis again, this time she winked at me and smiled wickedly. I ignored her and held my husband again as we kept on driving off.
The party continued at home, there was lots of food to eat and drinks was surplus. Surprisingly Marvis came to the party.
She kept on rushing to us and shaking hands with us. I was no longer comfortable with what she was doing and I noticed my husband wasn’t either, bit we couldn’t just walk her out in the middle of all this crowd. And so I kept my cool, after all in few hours the whole thing should be over and done with.
She was drinking anything she could lay her hands on including alcohols. I was so surprised because Isaiah and I didnt buy any alcoholic drink. But we kept on seeing her drink from one bottle to the other.
She picked up a wrapped parcel and came to me and handed it over smiling.
Marvis: This is my wedding gift to you.
Me: Thank you (I said collecting it from her, from the moment I collected it I knew I was never opening it, my husband was just looking at her with her drama. She turned and left).
About two hours later, the party ended and everybody left.
Isaiah: Ah! Finally I can now have my wife to myself.
He lifted me and carried me inside our hotel room. When we were inside he put me down and looked me straight in the eyes.
Isaiah: Daniella, my love, my wife. I want you to know that I love you so much, you and no one else. You are everything to me. No matter what you will hear about me, do not judge me by it. You can hi ome on+233544142683 to be added to storyline, storybaze, unlimited story platform to enjoy reading from there.. I have never journeyed on this part before but I am choosing to journey it now along side with you, I may not be perfect or strong as you expect, but do not give up on me. I may be weak along the part, be strong for me and for both of us, I may be blind in a lot of things but be my eyes at that point. Dont ever leave my side.
Me: (with tears in my heart and with joy in my heart I said) Yes my love. I promise I’ll be with you always…..
We hugged and kissed and slowly he removed my zip and we fell on the bed still kissing and just as we were about to make sweet love his phone rang.
Me: Honey just ignore it please!
Isaiah: honey this is the last one. Just let me answer please.
Me: okay honey, just this one. (And then this)
Caller: Mr Isaiah could you please come to no 13 grace street.
Isaiah: who is this please.
Caller: well am a good Samaritan, there is a lady here who just had a serious accident and she is battling with her life, your name is the only number on her phone that’s why I called.
Isaiah: a lady? What Lady!
Caller: well from the ID card on her bag her name is one MARVIS OKOBEDO! Do you know anyone by that name?
Isaiah: Jesus ! Marvis had an accident ? Where and how?
Caller: just come over sir. Thanks and bye.
Me: honey who was that?
Isaiah; I dont know but I think Marvis had an accident on her way from here.. I must go to her.
Me : and you are the one they called? What about her parents ?
Isaiah: I dunno o. I have to go to her
Me: no wait. I will call her family.
Isaiah: Honey she is battling with her life. Dont worry I’d be back before you Even know.
Me! Okay dear but please return abeg