The proposal

The proposal episode 2

The Proposal
Episode 2
At around passed 5pm that day, the seminar came to an end and everyone tried to network with one another. Jennifer didn’t have much time to spare to network so she hurriedly packed her notes in,side her bag, greeted few people and headed towards the door. Unknowingly to her, a gentleman had been watching her every move and was waiting at the entrance for her to pass by.
“Nice speech!” Jennifer heard out of nowhere as she passed through the door. She immediately turned to see who said that and jammed eyes with the handsome gentleman standing close to the entrance door frame. It took Jennifer a few seconds to process what was happening and what to say or do. “Thank you” she politely said in a calm tone. Their eyes were still slightly locked with each other but Jennifer tried to unlock it.
The atmosphere was a bit tensed and being a shape guy, the gentlemen figured that Jennifer was nervous so he had to act fast to ease the tension. “You did really great back there I must confuse, I had to Google you to know more about you but unfortunately, Google couldn’t help me with your number or any vital information about you so I had to automatically assume the position of a stalker” he playfully said and Jennifer smiled faintly. To be honest, that was the first time in a long while that someone had made her smile from the depths of her heart. She kept blushing afterwards.
In order not to look boring, Jennifer had to also contribute to the discussion her and the gentleman were having. “Do you have a name? Because I’d like to know your name” she said with a smile on her face, “Oh, my bad! My name is Kaycee” he happily replied. Jennifer was excited to have met someone new but never allowed it to show in her expression. She had learnt not to invest her emotions in a place it isn’t needed; not after what Kendrick did to her.
“Nice to meet you Kaycee but I was actually on my way home, so I better be going now” Jennifer said as she took several steps out of the door. Unable to watch her leave just like that without getting her number at least, Kaycee followed her outside. “You know there’s no way I’m letting you slip right through my fingers without at least getting your number” he said.
The manner at which Kaycee was coming for Jennifer made her a bit happy but still careful. Deep down, she knew she didn’t want to lose him either so after much persistence, she finally released her number to him. He thanked her afterwards and requested to drop her off but apparently, she came with her own car too. They bid each other ‘Goodbye’ and parted ways.
As Jennifer drove home, she could feel the butterflies dancing in her stomach. “No this is just too good to be true, who’s that handsome gentleman?” she asked herself in excitement but couldn’t give herself any suitable reply. All Jennifer could actually do was hope for the best between herself and him.
Days passed and Jennifer waited for a phone call from Kaycee but non was forth coming. She didn’t have his number so he was the only one that could do the communication. After over one week, there was an unknown phone call one beautiful afternoon and it was the long awaited phone call that Jennifer had been waiting for. “Hello” she greeted, “Hi, it’s Kaycee” the caller said. On hearing his name, she took a deep breath and relaxed properly to talk to him. “Did you fall off the surface of the earth or something?” Jennifer joking inquired and Kaycee laughed. He explained to her that he had to travel out of the country shortly after they met and that was why he wasn’t able to call earlier.
Being an understanding person, Jennifer swept everything under the rug and they talked further. “Where are you going to be tonight?” Kaycee curiously asked, “I’ll be home of course” she replied, “How about I take you out tonight, are you gamed?” he asked and she chuckled.
Jennifer really wanted to jump at the offer but had to play tough a bit. “I don’t think that will be possible because I have work tomorrow and have to sleep” she politely said but Kaycee was determined to change her mind. “I promise we wouldn’t stay out too late, just have dinner with me” he said.
If there was one thing Jennifer figured Kaycee was very good at, it was the fact that he knew what to say at every given time. Her defences were broken and she agreed to go on the date with him.
Immediately after work that day, Jennifer hurried home to prepare for her date with the one man she had been thinking about the past week. She selected a beautiful dress and ironed it well. The time scheduled for the date came and Jennifer drove down to the location Kaycee gave to her. It was a nice restaurant in the heart of town. When she arrived at the venue, he wasn’t there yet so she had to keep herself busy by ordering a drink as she waited for him.
To be honest, Jennifer felt a bit annoyed that Kaycee hadn’t showed up yet; after he was even the one that picked the time and place. It wasn’t a good first impression at all but she still behaved maturely and waited a few minutes more before finally calling him to know why he hadn’t showed up yet. The phone rang twice before Kaycee picked up; “Oh I’m so sorry, I got caught up in traffic. I’ll be there with you soon” he hurriedly said. Jennifer tried to be understanding and matured so she told him it was OK and that she’ll wait a little longer.
One hour later and Kaycee still hadn’t showed up for their date that should have started an hour ago. Without hesitating, Jennifer angrily paid the bill for the drink she took and stormed out of the restaurant. Just before she walked down to her car, Kaycee drove into the restaurant.
Jennifer was still pissed and didn’t care to act matured anymore because Kaycee had succeeded in ruining her happy mood and running her out of patience. “I guess this is the 6pm you assured to met up with me huh?” she asked with a straight face when he alighted from his car. At that moment, Kaycee knew he had messed up and needed to apologise as soon as possible. “I’m so sorry dear, I was caught up with lots of activities and then the hold-up on my way here made things even more difficult for me. I promise to make it up to you however you want” he calmly said.
There and then, thoughts of doubts concerning Kaycee started going back and forth on Jennifer’s mind. Even though he had explain why things turned out that way, she still felt his actions spoke volume of the kind of person he actually was.
Due to the fact that Jennifer was just getting to know Kaycee, she didn’t want to make conclusions too soon. His apologies were accepted but the date was definitely cancelled because there was no way she was going to go back to the restaurant she had been sitting idle in for two good hours. Having communicated to Kaycee that the date was unfortunately not going to hold, he understood perfectly fine and walked her to her car; of which she drove off afterwards.
A day that was supposed to be a happy one for Jennifer, turned out to be a disaster. Due to what happened back at the restaurant, she started having double mind concerning Kaycee. “Like what sort of man leaves a lady hanging on their first date he initiated, except he’s a two faced liar or womaniser” she thought to herself as she drove home that night. Kaycee called before she retired to bed to say ‘Goodnight’ but that didn’t change anything at all.
Life soon moved on and they hadn’t met each other since the first date saga. Just so you know, Kaycee had been trying all he could to reschedule another date but Jennifer was proving very hærd this time around. She didn’t want to deliberately set herself up for heart break so she was being extra careful. After several refusals, she finally accepted to go on another date with him. This time around, Kaycee was 20 minutes early and already seated waiting for Jennifer to show up. She finally did and they had a nice time together.
However, one thing was clear to Jennifer that night and it was the fact that Kaycee was a good but complicated man. They talked about so many random things at first before they finally got into intimate issues. “Are you single?” he bluntly asked out of nowhere, “Yes I am” she elegantly answered. The conversation was about to get more heated and it was apparent that both of them where ready to dig deeper.
“To be honest, I think I am attracted to you” Kaycee said, “Think? Why not wait till you are sure before voicing out” Jennifer jokingly said and they both laughed. “I really like you and want you in my life” Kaycee added and before they could continue the conversation, his phone started ringing and didn’t seemed like it was going to stop. Jennifer was quite irritated by the constant excuses he was taking in order to step out and receive the calls. She also noticed how his body movements were when he answered the calls from a distance; “Something just doesn’t feel right with him” she said to herself as she watched him.
After several trips to receive calls, Kaycee finally switched off his phone in order to pay attention to Jennifer but it was already too late because she had gone out of the mood for the talk they were having earlier. They talked about more random stuffs before the date came to an end.
Kaycee walked Jennifer to her car and bid her ‘Goodbye’ as she left first. There was just something fishy about him and she could feel it deep down in her heart. The fact that they weren’t in a relationsh¡p made her less bothered about what he could be hiding. Well, they say before you make a Big decision or take a huge step in your life, it’s always good to consult God first so he can reveal what your eyes can’t see.
There and then, Jennifer said a short payer to God and ask that if Kaycee was another ‘Time Trap’ and not the one for her, it should be revealed in due time. Turns out that Kaycee was a chronic womaniser that was popularly known for his womanising. How stupid Jennifer felt the day she found out with her two unclad eyes.
One fateful morning, Jennifer needed to make a quick stop at a hotel in order to book rooms for some delegates from another company that was to pay their firm a business visit. When she arrived at the hotel, she sat at the lobby awaiting for some payment process to be finalised.
As Jennifer waited, her eyes s₱0tted two people that seem like couples at the other end of the lobby and it seems as though they were about to check-out. She blushed and watched closely for a while, only for her smiles to vanish when it became clear to her that the man she had been looking at for over 4 minutes was Kaycee.
“Oh My God!” Jennifer shockingly said as she watched Kaycee k-ss the lady over and over again in a playful manner. Jennifer’s heart skipped several beats and it seemed as though she had hit a trailer because the shock was too much for her to bear. “How could he?” she wondered as she stared at the two love birds. At that moment, the hurtful feelings she experienced with Kendrick came back again but not as intense because her and Kaycee were never really in a relationsh¡p, but it was still hurtful regardless.
As Kaycee and his beau continued with their love play, Jennifer was called upon by the receptionist and that was her moment to make herself seen by Kaycee. As she walked down to the receptionist desk, their eyes jammed together and she removed hers first. He was utterly dumbfounded and wasn’t able to utter a word till she had left. The fact that Jennifer caught him red handed k-ssing the lady, made any excuse he would have given pointless. He played along till she walked out and that was when he immediately excused himself from the lady he was with and pursued after her.
“Jennifer hold on let me explain” Kaycee said but Jennifer kept walking without looking back. Unable to give up, he pursued her and finally caught up with her. “Can I explain?’ he soberly asked, “To be honest, you don’t owe me any explanation but rather you owe the lady you are with an explanation for leaving her seated at the lobby and going after another woman. Move away please, I need to get into my car and head to somewhere important” she bluntly said and zoomed out.
On the ride back to the office, Jennifer cried because she really liked Kaycee and thought he was going to be different than the rest and hopefully her final Bus-stop. It pained her to see her life go towards the direction it was going without a positive change for a start.
“God when? When will I have my own man that will love me completely and want me the same way I want him? What have I done wrong to deserve this manner of emotional torture all the time? I’m just tired” she soberly said as she drove down to work. That day was a very sober one for her as she couldn’t stop thinking about the heartache and disappointment Kaycee had caused her. Despite the fact that they weren’t in any relationsh¡p yet, she was human and felt betrayed because he was actually leading her on.

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