I called the spa and booked an evening session and called the salon to book an aftertoon appointment. First impression mattered and I was going to make the most of it. After placing the calls, I dashed into the room to pick out the outfit I would wear. I finally decided on a sleeveless chiffon blouse and my favorite forever 21 denim. I shaved my armpit, carved my eye brow and painted my nails. I then called my mum and told her of the visit.’Dont forget your home training oh. Call them mummy and daddy. Offer to cook and wash plates after eating.’ She said, sounding excited.’Yes mummy, I won’t forget.’ I replied, cutting the call._________________________
Friday came and went and Saturday was upon us. Charles was on his way to pick me. I had taken a last look at the mirror and there was just one word that could be used to describe my reflection – bomb. Charles called to inform me of his arrival.Within 45 minutes, we were at his parent’s house. As I got down from the car, I quickly did the sign of the cross.
Charles turned around and reached for my hand.’Just be yourself,’ he whispered ‘you’re a lovely person and my parents would have no problem realizing that.’He dropped a kiss on my new hair and I managed to exhale. If I was going to survive the night, I had to remember to breathe. I had no option, I was going to bemyself.And that was all I did. We got into the house and for thefirst time in 4 years, I met another member of the Obi family. Introductions were made and his mother warmed up to me immediately. Not before long, I was invited to the kitchen by his sister and we were fast exchanging gists. His mum joined us shortly and by the time we were done cooking, she was already calling me her daughter. There was laughter in all sections of the house and I was complete.