She got to Ben’s house safely and knocked. She kept knocking without
response for some minutes. She was going crazy. Her generosity has landed
her in trouble. She continued knocking on the door until the next door
neighbor came to her.
” Good evening madam” the neighbor greeted.
” Good evening sir. Please, I’m here to see Mr Ben. I have been knocking
since but not getting any response. It’s imperative I see him now. I hope
he isn’t in your flat?” Becky said hurriedly giving no breathing space.
” Calm down ma, are you Miss Becky…” The neighbor was asking
” Yes, I am Becky, Mr Ben’s girlfriend” she answered even before the
neighbor could finish with his question.
” Then, I have a letter for you. I will be back soon” he said and went
inside to get the letter.
” This is not happening, Nigerian movies. Oh no. I’m about to read the
letter that confirms what’s already in my head. Oh Becky, you have been
duped.” She thought while she waited for the neighbor with trembling knees
She opened up the letter immediately it was handed over to her and she read
” I’m sorry I moved out without giving you prior notice. I know you need
some explanation and that’s why I’m giving you this location to meet me.
See you soon baby. Love you”
“This is a very good way of expressing your love for me, I swear I love you
too and I’m willing to proof it to you when I see you tonight” she said as
she cut out the address part from the letter and trampled the other parts
on the ground.
She left the compound without uttering another word to the neighbor who
stood surprised with the way she was acting.
She got to the said location easily with the help of Google maps, around
She entered into the compound and the security guard directed her to the
apartment she was looking for.
” Ben got out even before she could knock and knelt down before her.
” I’m sorry baby, I truly am. I know you loved me that’s why you trusted me
with your money. I should have let you know about my plans but I feared you
wouldn’t give me if I asked outrightly. Please don’t hate me for this. I
promise to return the money to you as soon as possible even with interest.
Please forgive me honey” Ben said tearfully
All the hurts and betrayal she had been feeling where gradually easing off,
the moment she saw Ben in a sober mood.
” Damn it Ben, you should have told me. I would have giving it to you cos I
loved you that much. But now I’m deeply hurt, and it might take some time
before I can finally forgive you” she said crying.
” I know baby and I understand. I will do everything possible to make you
forgive me quickly” he said still on his knees.
” Just get up please” she said helping him
” You didn’t even use the money for business Ben, you used it to shop for
electronics and furniture which I guess are for this new apartment. I might
not be able to forgive you again if you ever do this to me again.” She said
as she opened her hands while Ben filled it with a hug.
Ben slipped in something into her pocket while they hugged without her
knowledge. They went inside and Becky was awed with the beautiful and
glamorous sitting room.
” This is beautiful” she said
“Not as beautiful as your heart darling. You are the best thing that has
ever happened to me. Will you please give me the chance to make this house
a home for us and our unborn children?” Ben said getting down on his left
knee immediately he asked the question.
” Huh” that was all she could voice out with her eyes widely opened
“Becky, will you marry me? He asked this time hitting the nail right on the
” I will marry you Ben, I will make this house a home for us and our
children.” She said excitedly while Ben slipped the most beautiful ring she
had ever seen into her finger. He then stood up and gave her a deep and