MY PERFECT MARRIAGE
Time flew by and it was finally a day in between before the event, Philip had kept his word of deleting Tisa’s number and the hectic preparations made it much easier for the forgetting.
It was the day of the final rehearsal and Kassy just arrived earlier that morning. She had stopped picking Patience’s calls as she had no more lies to exculpate herself for not making it back on time as she promised. All the items and smallest of details were in place and thank God for Petrina who filled in the gap for Kassy and took care of all the chief bridesmaids duties.
Petrina was the earliest to arrive at the venue and she waited for the rest while she ordered some juice.
Kassy drove in looking very fly as usual, Petrina took in a deep breath preparing herself for the amount of boasting she was going to hear. Kassy was a show off but luckily she never hesitated to help where she was needed to.
Hi girlfriend! .. Kassy yelled out to Petrina.
Petrina jumped from her sit and hugged her friend who she hadn’t seen in a long time.
Wow! This place is gorgeous.. Kassy said …
The venue of the wedding was to be at Falls-way Events and Kassy was blown away beyond expectations, where would she start from competing with this beautiful space. Her own wedding was at Pamodzi Hotel which is beautiful but a bit too cliché it was the “it” place then.
So where is Patience?.. she asked.
Patience is not yet here but girl she’s been so mad at you.. How could you be so insensitive?.. It’s her big day you just had to be back on time..
Oh come on! Petrina it looks like everything is under control so I don’t see why you’re making such a big fuss.. Anyway can they really afford this place?..
Kassy come on, patience is an economist and her hubby is also well established so yeah why not?.. Petrina said.
Soon the bride drove in with Nonde following behind and everyone started arriving slowly.
I know you want to yell at me right now but I came with your favorite.. cheese cake? … Kassy told Patience.
Really Kassy? I have a sack of things to tell you but thanks to Petrina everything is sorted.. can I have my cheese cake now?
Sure it’s in the car.. Kassy said as she handed her the keys.
Patience already noticed Kassy got a new car but she just kept quiet.
After the rehearsals when Patience left, Kassy pulled the girls away and told them she wanted to have a surprise shower for Patience..
That’s not possible it’s already too late.. Petrina interrupted
Well I don’t mean the Zambian kind of bridal shower, I mean the night before the wedding.. We can present her with different gifts , like lingerie and perfume.. She said.
Like tomorrow night? Nonde asked.
Yes tomorrow night.. she replied
All you mean that??.. well you should have just said otherwise I know what you are talking about.. Petrina said.
Nonde was just observing without a word..
Why are you not contributing Nonde? Petrina asked.
Nothing I like the idea and I think we shoud go for it.. so exactly what kind of presents are we talking about here? She asked.
Perfumes, makeup, lingerie and stuff like that.. you know things our friend can use in the bedroom…. Kassy said.
So we do it at my house since that’s where we are sleeping.. Kassy added.
Hellooo… for your information we are no longer sleeping at your house… Nonde interrupted.
Why?.. she asked in shocked.
Well because our exclusive bride has booked us a room where we all shall sleep.. right here at the Fallway they have beautiful apartments.
What???? Kassy asked in shock.
Why spend all that money???..
Well because she’s “Miss Know It All”.. just like you were on your wedding day.. Nonde teased.
Come on Kassy it’s her day so she can make all her wishes come true.. let her just enjoy it all.. Petrina said.
Ok fine. And I took the liberty to make the room extra special for you ladies to enjoy..
Well I bet you did… Nonde teased.
So ladies we are all set.. Tomorrow we buy our presents and some snacks as well.. don’t get too much alcohol… Kassy warned..
Nonde on the other hand was just mad that Patience might have a better marriage than hers, although her love charm was working on her husband, it was draining to be doing the same thing over again and to also know that he did not love her genuinely.
Petrina was just excited that her friend was finally getting married and she couldn’t wait for the big day.
Patience had no idea what her friends were planning behind back, when she got home her aunties had arrived and some more family members in readiness for her big day.
Patience come here I want to talk to you.. her mother said..
My daughter we just have a day in between for your big day, tomorrow you will not be here so its just tonight. Its still not enough time for you to grasp everything at once but please allow your aunties to run you through the basics of what you will need in your marriage.. her mother begged.
Mum the only thing I will need in my marriage is my faith in Christ and that’s it.. all these other things are not necessary.
Her mother got upset and she finally lost it.. she gave Patience a slap..
You think I was a fool to manage to stay with your father for 30years!.. now you will not go into that marriage to embarrass me.. You will do those teachings whether you like it or not!.. her mother yelled.
Patience shed a tear but did not argue back.. She decided to go through with the teachings all night but still made a secret decision not to follow them.
The following morning just before Petrina could bath to go and buy her friends present she received a call.
Uhhmmm hi.. she responded.
Wondering who this is?.. its Sydney.
Oh hi Sydney.. she responded with a smile.
I took the offer and I start work in a week.. he said.
Oh ok that’s wonderful.. she responded.
So how are the wedding preparations going?..
They are fine I can’t complain.. I’m looking forward to seeing my lovely friend getting married almost like it were my own wedding.. she giggled.
Oh that’s interesting so when is yours?.. he asked.
No not anytime soon.. she said with a smile.
Why is he not ready?..
Well you can say that.. but he really isn’t there.. she said.
Really? Ok this seems interesting can we discuss it over lunch maybe?.. he asked.
Well I’m not sure if I will be done on time but maybe..
Maybe I can call around 11 to confirm?… he asked.
Sure you can.. she replied.
Petrina a glow on her face after the call..
She managed to finish shopping just in time for Sydney’s call and they agreed to have lunch from ocean basket together.
Kassy on the other hand made sure she bought to impress, she always liked to stand out so this was another one of those opportunities to shine. She did not need to go for any shopping since she had bought all the items in South Africa hence the decision to have the shower.
As Petrina and Sydney got settled they went back to the chat they had earlier on phone
Yes so you said are not dating? May I know why? He asked.
I guess I just haven’t met the one.. she said.
Or who is the one in your opinion? He asked.
I have all that saved on my phone so you can go through the list.. she said as she searched for something on her phone.
There you go.. that is the one for me.. she said.
Wow.. impressive I should say… but hey how about I try and audition for the role of boyfriend? I mean I’m single too and I think we can get along very well..
It was too straight forward and Patience was wondering what to say.. she held her glass of juice and took a deep sip without a word..
Don’t tell me you will think about it because that line is for teenagers.. he teased.
Ok here’s the deal.. we can go on several of these dates and get to know each other then maybe we can decide if we are compatible..he said.
Petrina giggled without a reply..
Well I guess that is a yes? He asked.
Yes I guess..
Deep inside she was wondering why she accepted so soon but she just let it go and gave into Sydney. They talked for some time before she went for her hair appointment..
Sydney offered to drop her at the salon, so she packed all her items including the things she would need for the following day as she would only be going back home after the wedding.
When she got to the salon the ladies were busy gossiping before the bride could arrive..
What’s the issue? She asked.
Well we are just mad because Patience booked another stylist, a good stylist while we have to be here.. Kassy said.
I see nothing wrong with this place it’s a good salon ad besides we are paying for our own hair so we could have decided to go elsewhere. She interrupted.
That’s why she had to tell us on time.. Nonde said.
Ok you guys like really let it go.. tomorrow is her day and she can do whatever she pleases.
When they got to the Fallway apartments where they would sleep they started setting up the place before Patience could show up.
Finally, Patience arrived and her friends surprised her with food and drinks as well as all sorts of presents.
Of course Kassy waited to be the last to give her present.
Patience, my bestie, my number one confidant I got you this present, I did not mind how costly it was because you are the best and I am so proud of you .. she said.
Nonde and Petrina were winking and giggling because they knew Kassy just had to make a scene.. she liked to look important.
The ladies had fun but unfortunately it was time to sleep as they had a long day the following day.. Nonde on the other hand had something up her sleeves
When everyone fell asleep Nonde kept peeping while pretending to be asleep. She got up and opened the wardrobe where Patience had put her wedding dresses and all the items she was using for her big day.
Nonde pulled out the charm she had tied to her wrapper and whispered some words on it before putting it on Patience’s pant for some few minutes.
Then she quickly got the charm and hid it in her bag. She was told that by morning the charm would have disappeared from her bag, a clear sign that she had sold Patience’s fertility. For sure that is what happened, the following day in the morning as they got up to have their hair and makeup done by the ladies from the salon, the charm had disappeared.
Patience was excited about her day, the video shoot started from when they were dressing until they went to church.
The bridesmaids looked beautiful and the groomsmen were on point but the stars of the day were the bride and groom. It was an expensive wedding from the start to the end. The wedding was well attended by important people and after the wedding they flew to Dubai for their honeymoon.
Patience was now starting a chapter of her life with Philip.. Something she referred to as. “MY PERFECT MARRIAGE”
SEE YOU IN EPISODE 6 AS WE UNFOLD PATIENCE’S PERFECT MARRIAGE, WHAT HAPPENS TO PETRINA AND SYDNEY, PLUS WHAT NONDE AND KASSY ARE UP TO…