Falling for innocence??
“Sarah, I love you but am going to strangle you, if you don’t turn your alarm off. I can’t sleep!” Oge my bestie, roommate and co-worker growled at me. I looked around for the alarm and knocked it off the window where it was. It smashed against the floor and I groan satisfactorily.
I don’t have any classes so I can sleep the day away.”Sarah. Aren’t you forgetting something? Concerning your father?” I heard Oge ask and I jerked out of bed. Oh no!. Am going to be late for my flight. Dad is going to flip out if I don’t make it to his engagement party. I should have taken an off yesterday night from my bartending part-time job but I needed the money for this trip.
I don’t want to tamper with my savings and asking Dad for help is a big no-no since he already sent money for my flight which I used to buy a new camera. He wouldn’t be so pleased about this.I quickly got off the bed and rushed to my wardrobe. I threw a t-shirt on and pulled on a jeans skirt. This should do. No time for a bath. I hope I don’t stink too much. I sniffed my body and scrunched my nose. This won’t do. I applied excess perfume and smiled at the outcome. Good as new. Thankfully, my luggage is at the airport.
I started heading out when someone called my name then turned back to see her smiling.” what are you smiling about?” I asked.” at least brush your teeth, Sarah. You hate guys but please don’t kill them with your morning breath”.
She said and busted out laughing.” I don’t hate guys” yea. Then please tell me this. Why haven’t you been kissed even once in your life?” She asked seriously and I sticked my tongue out to her.” so childish.
You are 23 for goodness sake” she continued but I ignored her and got on with brushing my teeth. I finished in records time then got over to Oge’s bed and hugged her.” I will miss you.” I whispered and she laughed.”I am beginning to suspect that you like girls. What a waste.Considering your pretty face and awesome rack” she said.
I released and appraised her with a confused expression on my face.” rack?” I asked” I mean your awesome boobs. How old are you again?” she asked and sighs.” goodbye Sarah. Send me pictures of the party and your future stepbrother if he is hot” she said and pushed me off her bed after I picked my small carry on luggage.” he might just be a kid!” I yelled back at her as I put on my loafers quickly and walked out.
“Madam my money?!” the taxi driver yelled at me as I got out without paying.” am sorry. Here” I said and handed him the money. Before I said thank you to him, he was already off. Life in Lagos is so fast-paced. I quickly grabbed my small bag and rolled it towards the entrance of the airport.
My phone started buzzing in my purse. I dropped my suitcase to retrieve my phone when I heard someone shouting. Then I turned to see a red car speeding towards me. I was rooted to the spot and screamed my head off in fear. The car halted just a meter to where I am rooted and I watched as a boy rushed out.
He looks younger than me with the ridiculous hairstyle. He looks angry though.” what the heck is your problem?! Can’t you get off my way. If you want to get yourself killed just go jump off a bridge or something. I don’t want blood on my car” the man rants “a-m so-r-my” I stutter.”f**k you!. Don’t you-” his rant was cut short when someone behind me spoke.” apologize to the lady” a deep voice rumbled behind me.
I turned my head to see a guy with obviously expensive clothes glaring holes into Mr verbal attacker. He was wearing huge dark glasses that sits on his beautifully sculptured cheekbones and covered most of his face. He exudes self-confidence and power.
My throat dried up just by looking at him. He must havenoticed my stare because he turned to me as he took his glasses off and I gasped as the air went out of my lungs. He is breathtaking and he has a face I would beg to paint. Mr verbal attacker must recognize him because he started mumbling.” J-ake?. Am your biggest fan. I- can I get your autograph?””fan? What you are is a coward that gets off humiliating a woman.
Get out of my face” Mr breathtaking or Jake as I now know him as said without taking his eyes off me. Please look away so I can breathe.” but-“” don’t!”Jake growled at him.” whatever!” the guy spit out before getting into his car and driving off. “Am a sorry lady. Are you okay?” He asked but I couldn’t find my voice. I just stared at him, trying to memorize all the angles of his face so I can paint him from memory when I get home.”
Hey.” he said snapping his fingers on my face. I still didn’t move. So embarrassing.”Are you okay?” He asked as his hands touch my chin lightly. That simple touch electrified me and I found my tongue instantly.”yes. Am fine. Thanks.
Um, I got to go”I said as I grabbed my bag and raced off. He started following me but the crowd must recognize him too because soon, a crowd was around him and I sneak away.Who the heck is this Jake?
I searched my bag for my pencils and my drawing book. Am waiting for my flight which has been delayed an hour because of the foggy atmosphere or whatever. I placed my drawing book on my lap as to put on paper that magnificent face. I started from the eyes as I got lost in my sketch. It’s just a rough sketch but the final product looks so much like him but it doesn’t compare to the real him.
The announcement on the intercom reminded me of my flight which will start boarding in a few minutes. I looked down at my drawing and I chastise myself. What am I doing, drawing a guy who I just met?. I tire out the page with the drawing and I squeeze it in my palm. I better go relieve myself in the restroom before my flight.
After relieving myself, I was about to leave the cubicle when I heard a familiar male voice. Hmm, isn’t this the female restroom?. I strained my ears to listen and that’s when I heard a woman giggling while the man told her to be quiet. I heard a hissing noise and I groaned. This is so embarrassing.
How am I going to leave this place Without them noticing me and thinking am a pervert? I can’t stay here all day. Am going to miss my flight. Arggh. Can’t they just have some decency and enter any of the toilets?. I tapped my foot impatiently. My phone rats me out as it starts ringing. I fumble to get it off quickly but not quick enough as the door flew open and I came face to face with no other person but Jake.
I almost fell on my ass in shock. Can’t believe the guy I am obsessing about doesn’t even have the decency to kiss his girlfriend somewhere private. His girlfriend. Of course, he has a girlfriend. He is too hot not to. There is lipstick on his lips and I can’t help but giggle at how ridiculous he looks.”something funny?” his girlfriend asked and I shook my head still giggling uncontrollably.
The girlfriend looks rumpled with her short skirt around her waist.” I am going to claw those big eyes off” she spit out and charge toward me but Jake held her back. She finally gave up fighting him then started arranging her clothes.”let’s go, love” she said to Jake who just keep appraising me after she is done. I saw him stiffen at that word.” am not your love.” he ground out. The pretty girl’s face fell.”
I am done with you, now leave” he said. Gosh, what a jerk. The woman didn’t argue though, she just stormed off.” that was rude” I squeak out after an uncomfortable silence.” why do you keep following me” he asked” what? This is the ladies room in case you can’t read a-hole” I said.wow, who is talking through me?.
I saw his eyes flared, he grabbed my wrist hard. I tried to break free but lost my balance when he lets go suddenly and I almost planted my ass on the toilet floor but he was fast and grabbed my waist to steady me and pulled me to him tight. Our face was so close and my eyes bulge as his head moved closer.
He’s going to kiss me!. No! No! Resist! He’s an a-hole. He can’t have my first kiss!No! My stupid eyes flutter closed and I felt warm lips on mine.The door busted open suddenly and different camera flashes blinded me.