Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 21
‘You do recall that I am Sotonye Davids’ daughter?’
‘A wise woman told me that I should never judge a daughter by her father. So are you ready to take on a man like me for the rest of your life?’
‘Are you proposing to me?’
‘I may be half Italian but I don’t know about getting down on one knee to make a proposal,’ he laughed. ‘If I had my way, I would most likely just kiss you until you screamed yes or ‘Si!’ ‘Si!’”
‘You’re just not a serious person.’ she laughed.
”You haven’t given me an answer,’ he reminded her.
‘You haven’t asked a question,’ she returned.
He shook his head, chuckling with amusement.
‘Will you marry me, Ibitoru Elizabeth Davids?’
She pretended to give it a thought. ‘Well, it’s not how I imagined my dream proposal would be?’
‘Okay, what’s your dream proposal? And please don’t tell me I have to go on one knee to do it,’ he told her, looking pained even as he headed for his table to get something out of one of the drawers. ‘I lost a bit of weight from missing you and had this trouser reshaped. However, the tailor made it so tight that any attempt to go down on my knees will cause a rip and leave some really sensitive vital parts revealed.’
‘Oh my God!’ she gasped almost choking on her laugh. He actually sounded so serious it took everything within her power not to look at the front of his trousers. His laugh told her he was just pulling her legs and she punched his arm.
‘Ouch!’ he cried out and she was worried that she had punched too hard especially when he winced while rubbing at that arm.
‘Oh my God, I am so sorry…’ she began to apologise before he grabbed her waist with that same arm and pulled her into his embrace.
‘I missed this,’ he said, breathing in the scent of her perfume.
‘I prefer Iyke. I love the way you call it, so romantic.’
‘You’re not serious. How can you joke like that? I actually thought I had hurt you.’
‘I am hurt, babe. Literally. You have neither accepted my proposal nor confessed your undying love to me.’
With him holding her so close, how could she say no to him?
She wrapped her arms around his neck.
‘Ask me again?’
‘And your dream proposal?’
‘Would probably require a gondola ride in the moonlight with a bottle of champagne. And I cannot wait until we get to your maternal home for that. So ask me again.’
‘Will you marry me, Ibitoru Elizabeth Davids, and make my house a home? Be my friend, my companion, my lover, my partner and the mother of my children?’
‘I love you so much Ikechukwu Ekwueme. And it shall give me great pleasure to be your wife.’
When he would have kissed her, she placed a finger on his lips stopping him. ‘You do know that you will be having my father as your father-in-law?’
‘For your sake I’ll be civil with him,’ he told her. ‘And he knows better than to reject my offer for your hand.’
Ib laughed, then asked seriously, ‘And Judith? How would she feel about it?’
‘I have already had a serious discussion with her about you and she has no problem with it just as long as I keep him away from her during the wedding.’
‘You’ve already spoken to her about me!’
‘Yes. I didn’t come up with the idea just now,’ he smiled. ‘Or I wouldn’t have had this handy.’
He extricated himself loosely from her arms and presented a velvet box. Ib gushed. When she came here, she intended to just tell him what she had in mind and leave. She didn’t expect him to confess his love for her let alone propose. He lifted the lid of the little box to reveal a diamond ring. As her eyes widened, he gently pushed the ring on the engagement finger on her left hand. Perfect fit.
Her lips parted but before the words could escape, his lips closed around hers in a long kiss that had her holding onto his shirt.
‘And don’t worry about my family accepting you,’ he murmured against her lips. ‘They are responsible for me coming to my senses about you.’
Ib smiled. ‘Out of curiosity, was that a real or toy gun you used when you abducted me? On second thoughts I don’t think I want to know.’
Iyke laughed. ‘You are yet to acknowledge and pledge your undying love to me.’
‘I love you so so much, my dearest Iyke.’
‘And I love you more!’ he responded, kissing her once more.
Neither of them noticed Furo come into the office and drop a file on his table, smiling as she left the office.
Her boss didn’t entertain females in the office so this one had to be special and would make good office gossip.