I felt intense happiness fill me…”Yes! Yes! Id
marry you!” I screamed. Everyone at the
restaurant looked at our table in curiosity, but I
couldn’t contain my excitement. I’m incredibly
I continued to bounce on the chair like a kid
and Simeon just looked on- albeit with a little
smile framing his manly lips. We continued
discussing and deliberating over the next turn
our lives would take.
Now that I’m soon to be Mrs Brown; a lot of
changes have to be made. I need to relocate to
Simeons’ mansion and begin to live the life with
him. He’s a bit on the older side, like 50years..
And I’m just 35; a widow.
We met at a function and we hit it off
immediately. He’s also a widow and it’s like we
have a common ground to relate on. He told
me all about himself and I did the same too.
Everything was perfect. I couldn’t get to meet
his 2 children and even my 15 year old
daughter loves him too- infact, that was the
deal breaker for me.
He soothed my intense heartbreak over the
affair I had with a guy some few months back.
The guy proposed to me and I had to refuse
because he insisted I relocate to london with
him. Also, I’m slightly older than him. Anyway,
to cut the long story short, I broke his heart,
broke mine too and ran away like a coward.
Simeon coaxed me from the depressing months
that followed and slowly healed me from the
inside out. I gradually fell in love with him and
now, here we are.

We finished up dinner and he drove me home.
We kissed and necked on the porch like
teenagers until my daughter knocked the
windows in agitation. I felt embarrassment fill
me and Simeon’s booming laughter did not
help my case. He greeted her and she replied
with a laugh.

He smiled at me and gently patted my back
goodnight. I smiled fully and it faltered when I
met the strict gaze of my daughter.
“Mom, really?” She glared at me.. I laughed and
carried her suddenly in a big hug..”simeon
proposed to me! He’s going to be your new
father!” I expected a huge smile from her but
her face fell. What? “Darling, but I thought
you’d be excited! Why? I thought you liked
Simeon! I thought you loved his big house! So
what’s the problem”.. I asked.
“Mom, it’s not that. I just feel that we won’t be
close to each other anymore. He’s going to
come between us” she said, face crestfallen. I
felt relief fill me. Ok, this is just a case of good
ol’ jealousy.
“Dear,” I pulled her closer and hugged her
tight..”We are always going to be together
hmm? Forget about us separating hmm?
Remember I love you immensely..” She looked
relieved and then smiled in huge
excitement..”so we’re going to his house?, so
when is the wedding? Can i plan it? Can we…” I
tuned her out when she became too much.

To be continued


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