MEANT TO BE Episode 11 by Azeemah Salami
A week has passed in a blur,my ankle had healed completely and i can
walk very fine now,my head is now free of bandage but it still showed a
small scar which Fleur assured me that it will soon fade.
We’ve gotten closer during the week and everyone is doing fine.
I slipped my feet into my bunny slippers before going out of the
room..I just had my morning bath,clad in a white wool blouse with a pink
I scurried towards the kitchen,i started cooking lessons with Mig a day before..He offered to teach me since i slack slightly in cooking, so i had to join Mig in the kitchen anytime he’s preparing a meal and i can boldly prepare few meals now.
“Hey Mig good morning” I greeted on entering the kitchen.
He’s resting his back on the kitchen counter with with his hands folded beneath his chest.
He’s clad in a pair of tight faded jeans which brought out the shape of his perfectly carved legs, with a blue shirt..the shirt’s long arms was rolled down to his elbow,he left few buttons undone and i almost drool at the sight of his broad chest filled with black curly hair.
“Good morning Elva” His toned voice interrupted my thoughts.
“Sorry for keeping you waiting Mig”.
“No you didn’t, i just got in here few minutes ago..Let’s get started” He said and we both picked up our aprons.
“We are making casserole dish for breakfast” He said and i nodded.
We washed our hands in the sink before we started and it was fun.
We finished making the casserole and the aroma filled the whole kitchen probably the whole house..
It’s one of the hardest meal to prepare and i’m glad i grabbed one or
two things even with way Mig’s open chest kept distracting me..He had
tied the apron so low that it just covered only his stomach down to his
knee and i can’t help but notice the exposed chest.
‘Did he do that intentionally?..Well if he did then he definitely gat me’ I thought and smirked.
“Why the smirk ?” I heard Mig asked and flinched.
“Uh..Uh..Uhm” I stammered with heat rushing to my cheek.
“It’s okay…You will cook the meals i’ve been teaching you tomorrow so i can note how better you’ve become” He said and i nodded.
He dished out the casserole in our plate and remained Fleur’s as usual.
We both carried our meal with glass cup of water to the dining after we finished washing the utensils and cleaning the kitchen.
We sat and began to eat..
“Wow this is delicious” I said shoving more into my mouth.
“Yes that’s the reason it’s one of my best meal.
We finished eating and i gulped down the water satisfactorily.
I took the plates to the kitchen and started washing it.
I dried my hands after i’m done and walked out to meet Mig in the living room.
“OMG he has peeled off his shirt completely,hanged it on the arm of the couch he was laying on.
His face was upwards with his eyes closed.
I went to sit on a different couch,i can’t just keep my eyes off him.
He’s naked down to his waist,the broad lines of his chest matted with black curly hair down further to his hard flat stomach ..
I sat still..Resisting the urge to stroke that sexy chest with my fingers.
He’s just so appealing.
My gaze went up to his sleeping face and i almost cried..Mig is too handsome just like a roman god,his features are damn perfect and he has the body every model would love to pay billions of dollars for..
His red lips…OMG
‘Elva what are you thinking’ I scolded myself..
Gosh !! I need to tell Fleur to find me a job,i can’t be sitting idle all day thinking negatively.
“How about we go for a ride” Mig suddenly said sitting up.
He must have caught me staring.
“A..a ride ?” I asked to be sure.
“Yes i plan on getting a few things from the grocery store,if you don’t mind coming along” He said.
“Of course..I don’t mind” I said trying to hide my excitement..
We both stood up and Mig picked up his shirt pulling it back on.
We stepped out of the house,Mig locked the door,we walked towards the small car parked at the extreme of the house.
We hopped in and Mig drove away.
I grinned happily as he drove past places, we are both sitting at the front,Mig on the driver’s seat and i beside him.
He drove into the hills,and i kept staring at everything in astonishment. This is my first time out of the house.
I love the natural things i’m seeing,i couldn’t stop grinning asking Mig questions..He answered them all with a smile.
He pulled into the grocery store and parked in a free space..I sulked wishing he will continue driving.
We got down and walked in,It’s quite big with a lot of things on
display….I noticed people couldn’t keep their eyes off us or rather
Any one who can’t give Mig a second glance is surely blind.
I followed behind as Mig picked the list of things he needs into the shopping basket..
He finished shopping and walked to the counter..He paid and the cashier
who kept licking her lips,her mouth widening with a smile..I suddenly
felt like ripping her hair off from her scalp.
We walked back to the car,each of us carrying a shopping nylon.
Mig dropped it in the back seat before we hopped in and sat in our previous position.
Mig drove out of the grocery store.
The ride home was more enticing..Mig and i kept chatting till we got home.
A small appeared on my face when Mig pulled in the driveway..I wish he would keep driving on.
We stepped out of the car,carried the shopping nylon and walked towards the door.
“Hope you enjoyed the ride ?” Mig asked.
” Yes Mig,i love it” I said and he smiled.
We stepped onto the front porch and i saw a look cross Mig’s face.
“Is Fleur in ? cos i remembered i locked the door before we went for the ride.
“Maybe she’s in because she’s the second person that has the key” I said and he nodded.
We opened the door and entered the living room.
“What !!” We exclaimed at the sight in front of us.
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“What !!” We both exclaimed at the sight in front of us.
“Fleur” We said before bursting out laughing.
On the couch is Fleur with half of her face covered up in paint,a small piece of paper on her chin,half of her hair is also soaked with paint…She pouted her lips with a frown looking so funny and i can’t help but laugh again.
“Fleur what’s wrong ?” Elva asked.
“We were free at work so i was taking a nap,i woke up to find myself like this,with the children all around me smearing more paints on my face and head” Fleur narrated and i laughed once more.
“It took the last breath in me not to spank them,the doctor had to release me to come home,he promised to replace the Mrs Morgan,the woman who looks after them cos she went on maternity leave” Fleur said.
“Really ?” Elva asked.
“You mean..The doctor is in search of who will replace Miss Morgan till she’s back from maternity leave?” Elva asked and Fleur nodded.
“Please i would like to apply for it,i want to replace Miss Morgan” Elva said and Fleur and i glanced at eachother.
“No Elva,you don’t have to work,we will provide everything you need” Fleur said and i nodded in agreement.
“It’s actually not that..I don’t just like how i sit idle from morning till night,i also want to work and burn some calories,Fleur please just understand” She pleaded and i heaved a sigh.
Fleur sent me a look and i motioned for her to accept,we should allow her to work if she wants to…But i’m just gonna miss her presence in the house.
“Ok Elva, i’m gonna inform Doc. Steph that i have a replacement for Mrs Morgan once i get to the hospital” Fleur said.
“Thanks so much Fleur” Elva said happily.
Does she really want to go out to work that bad?
Is she trying to avoid me?..maybe she already knows that i find her attractive.
Elva is beautiful..No guy will come across her without a second glance.
She makes my blood hot anytime she’s around me and her smiles sends butterflies down my spine.
The pink leggings she wore carved out her full curves and i noticed how the guys kept staring at her in the grocery store…I had felt like punching their faces but that would be insane of me.
“Fleur you have to wash your hair and face before the paint gums completely to your skin” Elva said.
“I’ve tried that but it isn’t working…The paints aren’t peeling off..Is this how my face is gonna be ? Is this how half of my hair is gonna be stuck in paint ?” Fleur said and started sobbing.
“Come-on Fleur” I said cleaning her tears.
“What did you use in washing it ?” Elva asked.
“Water. I rinsed my hair and face with water but the damn paint wouldn’t bulge” Fleur cried.
“How can you use just water to peel off this thick paint,try using sponge and soap to scrub and face hard..It might hurt but the paints will surely peel away” Elva said.
“Wow i didn’t thought of that but what of my hair ?” She asked.
“Use a shampoo to wash your hair thoroughly,you can use mine cos it’s stronger” I said.
“Ok” She said before rushing off to carry out the tasks.
I giggled before sitting on the couch..Elva also joined me.
“Mig do you have any other copy of Zeemah’s novel ?” She asked.
“No i don’t,i’ve been searching for it but it seems it isn’t out yet but i will be informed if it’s out” I said.
“I can’t really wait to read another of her novel” She said.
“Same here” I said.
“Thank goodness” I heard and saw Fleur,the paint has washed away completely.
“It’s all gone” Fleur said happily.
“Wow i guess you scrubbed it real hard” Elva said.
“Ofcourse..I wouldn’t want my face and hair to remain like that forever..I will rather not go out anymore. The stares i was getting on my way back home made me want to run back and smack the children’s ass.” Fleur said.
Elva dissolved into giggles.
“I’m gonna return to work soon but i have to take a rest” She said sitting.
“I made casserole dish and left some for you” I said and she jumped up.
“Casserole ?” She asked and i nodded before she ran off into the kitchen.
“Wow i enjoyed that” Fleur said walking back to the living room.
“I have to get back to work now”She said picking up her back.
“Fleur please don’t forget to tell the Doc. about me replacing Mrs Morgan”Elva said.
“Ofcourse i won’t and i’m sure he’s gonna accept. As a matter of fact be ready to start tomorrow” Fleur said walking to the door.
“Thanks Fleur” Elva said.
“Ok bye” Fleur said before walking out closing the door behind her.
We fell silent immediately she left and an idea suddenly popped up in my head.
“Elva let’s go swim in the lake” I said.
“Lake ?” She asked with wide eyes..
“Yes” I said.
“Yaaaaay” She squealed excitedly like a kid and i laughed.
MEANT TO BE Episode 10