Have you ever tried to stop the ocean with your bare hands or tried to hold back a heavy tide with a piece of cloth? You’ll get swept away… and forcefully too!
In matters of the heart, don’t try to fight your heart with your head/mind, you’ll end up losing the latter…
He walked up to the empty seat next to me.
“Is this seat taken?”, he asked. “No”, I replied quite nonchalantly.
As he settled into the seat next to me, I caught a wisp of crushed myrrh and orchid in the fragrance he wore.
“Hi, I’m Segun” came this voice in a rather crisp and sexy baritone. “You looked bored so I came to keep you company.”
“How can he smell and sound so flipping good and yet think so poorly? Ki lo de gaan? Aarrrggghhh!!!!!” I thought to myself. My friend just left the seat next to me. Infact, how can I be bored reading my new CEV Study Bible? Well, he wouldn’t have known it was a Bible because of how slim it looked and how well I had wrapped it. Besides, I don’t look bored. Thinking very carefully and meditating on my memory verse for the day (Colossians 4:6-“Let your speech be with grace, seasoned with salt that you may know how to answer each one”), I responded in the most polite answer I could come up with.
“Hi. I’m Lola and I’m not bored. Thanks for been so thoughtful though.”
Just when I thought I had shut him up, he said “Fair enough, but I am bored so why don’t you keep me company?” Just then, I decided to look up to see who it was that spoke to me so cluelessly. When I lifted my head, I saw a well-built man with the most gorgeous caramel complexion EVER! He had almond-shaped brown eyes, with just the perfect length of eyelashes and reasonable eyebrows. His nose was just perfect for his face: not too big, not too small, not flat and not pointed like a British man’s nose. I found the tip of his nose quite sexy. His lips were pink and perfect and with my Bible in hand, I imagined what it would be like to kiss those incredible, moistened lips! The Ralph Lauren t-shirt and shorts he was wearing didn’t help matters. Though he wasn’t as muscular as Arnold S., he had just the right size/shape of muscles and abs coupled with those slim, hot legs.
“Ah!” I thought to myself. “This is the devil’s work! I REFUSE to be either tempted or carried away.”
“You’re staring” he said politely, with that deep voice pulling me out of my reverie.
“Oh, I’m sorry. You look familiar” I replied, telling the first lie that came to mind. “But I’m sure we’ve never met”, I quickly added squashing any hopes he might have had of getting close.
I said a quick prayer in my heart, hoping that God will help get me out of this situation. As if on cue, Nike skipped towards with a very huge grin on her face and a book in her hand.
“Sorry I took so long. I met Dr. Udechukwu who gave me an autographed copy of his book! The best part is I didn’t even ask. All I did was greet the man o!” She looked like she was getting ready to scream when I grabbed her wrist to restrain her. With her mouth still open, he looked at Segun and said a silent “hello”. He waved with a smile and an audible “hi!”
Allow me tell you about the teeth. The must have cost him a fortune, polishing and shaping. They are too perfect to be “untouched” or “unhelped”
“This dude is too handsome. A very complete package. What’s wrong with him? There has to be something wrong? Is he a pedophile or worse is he gay?” I tried to think as many negative thoughts as possible but guess what, he became even more attractive.
“Lola, you need help” I told myself. “How on earth will you…”
“Is she always this quiet?” I heard him ask Nike as he interrupted my thoughts-AGAIN!
“Nah, she’s meditating.” Nike replied with a mischevious grin.
I just met the girl at our NYSC camp 3 weeks ago. How come she knows me sooo well? I believe our friendship is one of those Providence designed for a lifetime. Our thoughts are synchronized and even when we disagree, we still find a way to end up thinking the same thing. I love her so much and I’m grateful for her presence in my life. She’s like a breathe of fresh air!
“Is that a Bible? It doesn’t look like it at all.” he said, collecting my “Book of Treasures” as I have tagged it. “Ah, CEV. I believe the Contemporary English Version is one of the most concise Hebrew to English translations of the Bible we have today. It gives you a clear picture of…” His words trailed off into the air as I watched in admiration while he explained the disadvantages the older Bible versions posed in our proper understanding on the words in their true context.
“A Bible scholar? Interesting” I said, trying to look unimpressed. “Well Segun, it was nice meeting you. I guess we’ll see you around.” I quickly pulled Nike out of her seat before she could resist.
“Hmmn” she teased, “is he the one?”
“Oh please, that conversation was boring.” I replied defensively.
“Okay o! I’m glad I got his number because I didn’t find him boring”, she replied with a smirk.