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Here comes the bride

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I was standing there in front of the man I loved and he was looking as handsome as I’d imagined he would on our big day. My best friends were a few feet away, in the lovely dresses I had picked out myself. I was petrified, but I was sure. I had never been more certain of anything in my life as I was right now. I was certain that this was the person I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.

“Let’s do it”. I whispered to Tunji.

His eyes lit up and he moved closer to me.

“What did you say”? He asked with a mischievous smile on his face.

“I said let’s get married”. I responded.

“You don’t sound convincing” Tunji said in between little happy chuckles that sounded like music to me.

“Let’s get married”! I screamed
Onyeka and Tosin heard me and immediately started a happy dance.

“Ok ok I’ll marry you. No need to scream” Tunji said laughing.

He picked me up and spun me around and then I went to get ready.

In about two hours, I was dressed and ready to get married. Onyeka and Tosin were there to usher me to the little room that had been booked for the intimate ceremony. As the elevator took us down to the venue, my heart sank along with it. I was happy but I couldn’t believe my father would not get to walk his little princess down the aisle. As we stepped out of the elevator, I got the biggest surprise of all. My father was standing there dressed in his full traditional regalia.

“Daddy! What are you doing here?” I asked rushing over to hug him.

“Did you think I would let my princess walk down the aisle without giving her away”? He asked with a wide smile on his face.

“Daddy! So you were in on this?” I asked

“Tunji had to get my permission of course”. My father responded.

“Mummy is never going to forgive us”. I informed him.

“Leave your mother to me, let’s get you married first…..”
…..to be continued


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