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Re: Story: Taking Chances by princesa(f): 7:17pm On Apr 24, 2013
she didn't regret her marriage at that moment any bit, she couldn't rein in her joy as she just let the music take over her and soothe her nerves, while she ignored the anger and irritation on Jide's face. 'He won't spoil my fun, not this time around' she thought happily as she danced away her sorrows.

**********
Daisy waved sadly at the Olukoyas as they boarded their car back home while Jide waited impatiently for her in his car. The normal thing would have been to go the Family house to celebrate proper, but counting on Jide's acceptance was a tall order, so that would pass.

Mama had promised to send in her clothes and phone later that day and she found herself wishing that she could drive home with them instead.

As she climbed beside the visibly irritated Jide, she wondered what fate had in stock for her in her forever after.

Jide zoomed off without as much as a glance or word to her.

That night again, he slept on the settee in the parlour.

*************
chapter 3 ends

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Re: Story: Taking Chances by princesa(f): 7:22pm On Apr 24, 2013
repogirl:

WOw, princessa, mo ma tin ro pe yoruba ni e. Okare, your yoruba is
great. Omo yoruba dandan ni e. But biko translate a maka onye who will
not hotala (understand,now dats really rusty ibo). Nne jisike, o? More power to your elbow.
omo-eko ni mi na, so i gats represent grin
and your ibo is damn rusty grin
Re: Story: Taking Chances by princesa(f): 7:25pm On Apr 24, 2013
kanma olise:
so, so, so following this, am not a fan of this kind
of stories cos they prick my anger buh dis one has mi eye to mi screen. up Jide!!! cool

#team Jide#
hmm...its all good. smiley

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Re: Story: Taking Chances by princesa(f): 7:28pm On Apr 24, 2013
Mum Z :
D story flows naturally wit d yoruba input without d
interpretatns, its mks all d bickering funny. Clndnt hlp smiling wen
readn, bt myb its cos I understand yoruba. So mayb 4 d benefit of dose who dosnt, u may interpret. Great write up.
thanks. am interpreting now but i really wish i wasn't cos its tiresome.sad

guyz, go learn some yoruba, will ya grin
Re: Story: Taking Chances by princesa(f): 7:32pm On Apr 24, 2013
That's all for now, i should be putting up something by Thursday or Friday not sure

but will definitely do grin
thank you all for reading and commenting, they are the oil that keeps my wheel rolling...*kisses*

#got to go read other stories am following#

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Re: Story: Taking Chances by Nobody: 7:23am On Apr 25, 2013
Great job...
Re: Story: Taking Chances by Tovot: 7:47am On Apr 25, 2013
ahh wonderful piece,welldone,
Re: Story: Taking Chances by oyestephen(m): 9:19am On Apr 25, 2013
Princessa doesn't disappoint....I wonder how odd jide felt when he wore d odd cloth among his family, I can recall how odd I felt too when I did something like that...I was uncomfortable throughout the service......princessa its thursday
Re: Story: Taking Chances by Joy4mi(f): 2:07pm On Apr 25, 2013
;Djide's anger reminds me of my elder brother. he got angry cos of smthin silly and decided to put on jeans and top to my wedding. it was really funny cos he looked very very weird among the aso ebi evry one was puttin on. he had to just sit at a spot after all d preparations he personaly made for my wedding to be successful. weldone princesa i was really laughin hard wit d way u described jide in d church.
Re: Story: Taking Chances by sino(m): 4:13pm On Apr 25, 2013
Hmmm, so you sabi write like this ehn? Chei! I suppose to come learn from you o lol

Fantastic, i like the way you write, quite pictorial...

I dey support jide on the aso ebi o, i hate that thing called 'anko' mehn.
Re: Story: Taking Chances by Joy4mi(f): 4:34pm On Apr 25, 2013
sino: Hmmm, so you sabi write like this ehn? Chei! I suppose to come learn from you o lol

Fantastic, i like the way you write, quite pictorial...

I dey support jide on the aso ebi o, i hate that thing called 'anko' mehn.
oga sino,pls go and update nau.
Re: Story: Taking Chances by sino(m): 4:39pm On Apr 25, 2013
Joy4mi: oga sino,pls go and update nau.
No be my fault o. Soon, very soon i will.
Thanks for showing your interest in ma story o smiley
Re: Story: Taking Chances by princesa(f): 6:13pm On Apr 25, 2013
Joy4mi:
;Djide's anger reminds me of my elder brother. he got angry cos of smthin silly
and decided to put on jeans and top to my wedding. it was really funny
cos he looked very very weird among the aso ebi evry one was puttin on.
he had to just sit at a spot after all d preparations he personaly made
for my wedding to be successful. weldone princesa i was really laughin
hard wit d way u described jide in d church.
grin that's guyz for you, they can be so stubborn...
thanks for reading
Re: Story: Taking Chances by princesa(f): 6:16pm On Apr 25, 2013
sino:
Hmmm, so you sabi write like this ehn? Chei! I suppose to come learn from you o lol

Fantastic, i like the way you write, quite pictorial...

I dey support jide on the aso ebi o, i hate that thing called 'anko' mehn.
me thinks aso ebi on girls look pretty, but on guyz doesn't always work...thanks for the compliment am trying to write good. you are not bad yourself

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Re: Story: Taking Chances by princesa(f): 6:22pm On Apr 25, 2013
oyestephen:
Princessa doesn't disappoint....I wonder how odd jide
felt when he wore d odd cloth among his family, I can recall how odd I
felt too when I did something like that...I was uncomfortable throughout
the service......princessa its thursday
he didn't actually wear the cloth wink
and i know it Thursday, but there's still Friday nasmiley

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Re: Story: Taking Chances by Tovot: 10:27pm On Apr 25, 2013
princesa:
he didn't actually wear the cloth wink
and i know it Thursday, but there's still Friday nasmiley
u have started again ooooooooo,ah angry,which one is Friday again?if I catch you on any thread!hmmm ok sad cool
Re: Story: Taking Chances by Nobody: 7:56am On Apr 26, 2013
Viewing this topic: Mazi_Omenuko, Wizee(m). Boss i see u @Mazi

Princesa nice storey. I want more, pls update

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Re: Story: Taking Chances by princesa(f): 8:48am On Apr 26, 2013
Wizee:
Viewing this topic: Mazi_Omenuko, Wizee(m). Boss i see u @Mazi

Princesa nice storey. I want more, pls update
Mazi was here :-O grin
Re: Story: Taking Chances by Ice4jez(m): 9:44am On Apr 26, 2013
princesa:
Mazi was here :-O grin
wow she is actually happy oh.leta dey go say maxi sowi general maxi no be star
Re: Story: Taking Chances by Emperortj93(m): 1:43pm On Apr 26, 2013
TAKING CHANCE: good story, great writer
Re: Story: Taking Chances by princesa(f): 1:50pm On Apr 26, 2013
Chapter 4
Daisy woke up by 6am, it is a normal routine for her because her body had grown accustomed to it, today was Monday. She went to the kitchen to see what she could fix up as breakfast for Jide before he left for work, much as she would have preferred a honeymoon, she knew it was as
close as wishing for the moon so she thought it best to settle herself into her wifely role, even though she knew Jide would neither care nor appreciate the gesture.

At about 7 when Jide came out from his study-for that was where he had
moved his clothes to yesterday while Daisy watched with a sunken heart
as the hope of them ever consumating their marriage slipped-he hardly
paid a glance to the set dining table before he picked his car keys and left the house without a word at her either.

Daisy wasn't hurt, she had half expected that to happen, it wasn't even as if she had fix anything spectacular for him to eat, she had improvise with the little food items she could find in his scanty kitchen and
fixed him jollof rice cooked with sardine, she however applauded herself
mentally for her super effort in bringing something out of nothing, so
it was totally Jide's business if he decided to starve himself!

Her piece said, she rose from the chair in the parlor where she'd been sitting and carefully carried the untouched food back to the kitchen then walked to the room to go arrange her legion of clothes, mama had
sent them yesterday evening through the family driver.

Though Daisy would have loved if Mama had came herself for she needed
company to cope with the cold silence that pervaded the house after they returned, she consoled herself with the cartoon of juice mama also sent, it meant her 'juiceless' nights were over.

As she hung her clothes in the now empty hanger, she sang along Alicia
Keys' 'Super human' playing from her phone, she wondered where her
husband would continue sleeping and wished he had rather slept here with
her even if he decided to still keep his distance on the bed.

'As if that was possible' Daisy said to herself and giggled.

************
she was through with her clothes 'chore' and was now hanging her bags
when she heard a noise out in the hallway. Stopping, she tiptoed to the
door and listened closely by placing her ears by the door, she heard a
noise like someone opening a door. Immediately she opened her door and
looked down to see a guy trying to open Jide's study which was the last
room at the left side of the hallway. She guessed him to be in his
mid-twenties.

So many thoughts coursed through her mind, was he a burglar? a friend?
or at worst Jide's male part...... She stopped that train of thought,
she didn't believe Jide would stoop that low!

The guy, very oblivious to the fact that he was being watched had opened
the door and was about to enter when he turned and saw Daisy. She was
in between the half opened door.

'Don't come any further' she spoke now, alarm in her tone. The guy had
been walking towards her then.
He stopped midway and smiled very unsure.

'Am sorry ma, Adamu told me you were around but i....' he had this
slight calarbar accent.

'Who are you?' Daisy interrupted still not pacified, she also made no
move to leave her position.

'oh, sorry...' he apologised again 'i should have... Well my name is
Okon Edet, i am the house keeper here, well...sort of'

'The housekeeper?' Daisy asked, she was getting a bit relaxed.

'yes, i come to clean every Monday, Wednesday and Friday'

That's plausible enough she thought, her initial alarm gradually
evaporating.

'oh...okay...hello' she greeted now and wanted to come out fully, but
remembering that she was still clad in Jide's shirt now turned to her night wear since since he seemed not to need it anymore, she stopped.

'Hi' okon replied smiling.

'but how did you get the key to that room?' Daisy asked.

'Mr. Jide dropped it with Adamu, he asked me to clean it up and do other things there cos...'

'its okay' Daisy said, she couldn't care more. 'Let me leave you to your work then'

'ok ma' Okon said and walked away.

Daisy closed her door and locked it this time, she wouldn't take any more chances with whatever housekeeper of Jide that came calling again. She chastised herself now for where her stray thoughts would have led her then and resumed her 'chores' singing along the song that was now playing in her phone, it was Beyonce's 'halo'.

So much for the neat freak jide she had formed, for there goes the secret. She thought again.
************

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Re: Story: Taking Chances by princesa(f): 2:18pm On Apr 26, 2013
Ice4jez:
wow she is actually happy oh.leta dey go say maxi sowi general maxi no be star
for your mind now, i dey trip for mazi
shouldn't it be the otherway round since my CCTV caught him checking me out grin

that wizee supposed get kiss sefcheesy

yeyegrin

emperor, datsall, thanks for dropping by. will definitely upload all of chapter 4 today, God willingsmiley
Re: Story: Taking Chances by Nobody: 3:11pm On Apr 26, 2013
Ur story has good plot. Keep it up, add twists and suspence. Make sure enough to make ur readers cry, empathize, laugh...just hypnotize everyone with ur writing skill. That is what creative writing is all about
Re: Story: Taking Chances by frank317: 3:37pm On Apr 26, 2013
thanks for updating... i have been waiting, now i am happy
Re: Story: Taking Chances by repogirl(f): 3:46pm On Apr 26, 2013
Princessa, your story is inspiring a story in my head but I don't want to be accused of plagirism so I will wait and see where your own leads.

Your story is going good, but isn't it time to see small action? grin, you know me I like action. Daisy should stop being dainty and all that and stick it to Jide already jare. Ah ahn, its been two days, we should know why Jide is acting like such a donkey.
Maybe we should know what's goin on in his head or whatever sha.
Just my humble opinion o!
Keep up the gud work.
Re: Story: Taking Chances by princesa(f): 5:03pm On Apr 26, 2013
repogirl:
Princessa, your story is inspiring a story in my head
but I don't want to be accused of plagirism so I will wait and see where your own leads.

Your story is going good, but isn't it time to see small action? grin, you
know me I like action. Daisy should stop being dainty and all that and stick it to Jide already jare. Ah ahn, its been two days, we should know
why Jide is acting like such a donkey.
Maybe we should know what's goin on in his head or whatever sha.
Just my humble opinion o!
Keep up the gud work.

your opinion is valued, i know it seems am dragging it ba, but you know Daisy just became Iyawo and as Iyawo she never wan show herself, that's what those Iyawo's do......pretend. but actually Daisy is a good girl, sort off grin

i was hoping to give a rundown of how the marriage ish began but that's
in the coming chapters, Daisy would definitely react...she would most
definitely. its just have to be in months coming that is in my story, don't worry, i wont bore
my readers with the monotous life of their daily existence, the plot as i have written it spans to 16 chapters :O so you can imagine why it seems that am taking my time....chilax okaysmiley

Datsall......thanks, i will sure cook up some twists and suspense.

Thanks Frank.
Re: Story: Taking Chances by princesa(f): 9:02pm On Apr 26, 2013
chapter 4 continues:

*******
Jide was all angry when he drove into the family company building
located at Eric Moore part of surulere. He didn't reply the greeting of
people that he passed nor bothered about the look of surprise etched on
their face.

The moment Daisy knew better to keep her distance and stop annoying him
more with the pretence of love, docility and submissiveness, the better
for them both. What had she thought would be the outcome of her preparing breakfast for him? Did she think they were the best of newly weds? Maybe the surprise visit of the furniture persons would jolt her
out of her fantasy. Jide thought angrily as he marched through the
stairs that led to his office in the second floor of the two storey
building they shared with another company.

The olukoya's company occupied the first and second floor while the
other company occupied the ground floor. Their company deals with the importation of household items and other sundry, the second floor housed
the offices while the first floor served as the show room.

Jide's presence startled his secretary who had been making a call that was obviously not concerned with business.

'goodmorning sir...i didn't know you would be coming in this morning, i....' the secretary stammered, she had carelessly dropped the land
phone and the phone was now dangling carelessly by her side.

'oh really, did my schedule show that i will be absent today' jide asked irritated.

'no but since you got married on Sat...she started defensively

'that, Joyce is not your business, your business is to get me the
invoice and documents that come into my section...'

'your father intercepted them, he said you wont be coming in today...'

'he what! What's wrong with everyone? just cos i got married doesn't
mean am paralysed or that life wouldn't go on' Jide was saying as he marched out to his father's office.

Minutes later, he was in his office. The way he had barged in startled
the oldman who had been perusing a document.

'what the hell is the meaning of this?' he shouted.

'what right have you to intercept the document meant for me?' Jide
barked

'Is that a new form of goodmorning?

'i didn't come here for pleasantries' jide shouted. 'why did you
f.ucking redirect all my invoices to your section?' he asked again.

'come on, you and i know that you were not supposed to be in office
today or even this week, you just got married and you ought to be on
your honeymoon...' he was saying with a rather cajoling tone.

'give me a break 'dad' you can go honeymoon for all i care, i just need
those invoices so i can get to work immediately' he interrupted still
shouting.

'its okay, very Okay Jide, i quite understand, your document are still
with Alice out there, you can get them on your way out'

'fine!' Jide barked and stormed out of his office, banging the door
after him. 'foolis.h old people trying to run my life' he muttered.

Jide's father was speechless, he regretted listening to his mother about
forcing this marriage on Jide, For he wasn't sure now, if it had been
the best thing he had ever done, though it had seemed so then.

As Jide marched angrily to his office, the documents in his hand, he
almost ran into Ade who was coming towards him.

'slow down man! why are you all smokes?' Ade asked smoothing his suit,
he was one to care so much about his look for he thought himself
handsome and the ladies delight.

'i really don't have the time to chat' Jide replied irritation showing
on his face, but he didn't make any move to continue on his way.

'oh yeah, you should have said so man, rather than try to make me look
all ruffled and on a Monday too!' he was still sulky over his suit.

'really Ade grow up, 'Jide said with an irritated tone 'its only a suit
not your miserable life!' Jide retorted and started walking away.

'and aren't you supposed to be cruising the world with that damsel wife
of yours for the honey...'

'not you too!' jide interrupted almost shouting and stopped 'why don't
you f.ucking stick to your business?'

'its my business you know, i witnessed the marriage, i was the ring
bearer, infact i ...'

'yeah, you could also go witness the honeymoon in my place' Jide replied
now walking away for real. Ade was really an annoying pest and he could
go on forever with this discussion. Jide was clearly not in the mood to
banter with this friend of his who made it an habit to pester people.
They weren't even best of friends, but then again Jide hardly kept
friends.

'I'd love to!' Ade shouted to the retreating figure of Jide.
Unlike Jide, Ade considered it a blessing for Jide family to have gotten
him hooked with a 'kokolet' like Daisy, that girl was sooo fine and
even though he wasn't thinking about marriage soon, he wouldn't have bothered much if Daisy was forced on him and he just might take up Jide's offer one of this days, he thought merrily as he waltzed with a funny step to his own section of the company.

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Re: Story: Taking Chances by Neduzze5(m): 9:24pm On Apr 26, 2013
Have you watched Mr and Mrs?

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Re: Story: Taking Chances by princesa(f): 9:30pm On Apr 26, 2013
From then on, Jide made sure that nobody talked to him about his
'unfortunate' wedding or even mentioned something as close to it, if they didn't want problem with him. Everyone in his office respected his
'orders' and acted as it they hadn't trooped to Queen's Hotel on a
pleasant Saturday to celebrate a wedding, things just went back to
normal as if their second in command hadn't experienced any change. But
the grapevine didn't cease their wagging.

************
Daisy was all dressed and sitting in the parlour watching a movie in
Africa Magic, Okon was scrubbing away at the dining table, he was also
whistling a tune as he worked, then out of nowhere he asked:

'Madam, do i also clean the room'

'what?' Daisy asked, she had been engrossed in the movie, she was also a sucker for Nollywood movies, they intrigued her.

'I asked if i could clean the room too, you know with you around and...'he was saying

'No no don't bother with that' she said and was returning her attention
to the movie again but stopped and added 'you don't also need to
clean...you know what, just continue' she completed and turned back to
the movie. she had wanted to include the kitchen.

Not long later, they heard a noise outside, it was rather loud and
sounded like a big truck just rammed into the compound.

'what could that be?' Daisy stood now and was walking towards the door.

'it should be the fur...' Okon was saying when he zoomed past her, but she didn't get the last part of his statement, she didn't need to
because as she got to the door, what she saw in front of the compound
was a large truck with the name 'Johnson's furniture' written boldly on
it, it was also accompanied with pictures of different house furnishing
accessories.

Immediately her heart sunk. But she wasn't sure why.

Okon was talking to one of the men now, later two men climbed into the
truck and came out with wooden parts of a bed, they were followed by two
other men
carrying a blue king size mattress. They were marching towards the
house.

She clearly knew why her heart missed a bit then, this husband of hers
had show the greatest derision and disrespect she could ever imagine or
handle, so this was what he had been cooking all along without even a
breath of word to her? And to add to the insult, he had intimated his
housekeepers with the info while she was left in the dark. She felt so
invincible, She didn't know which was more painful, the fact that he had
totally disregarded her in front of the world or the fact that he had
openly shown that he couldn't be bothered by their marriage. She felt so
hurt down to the bone marrow, her hope was slipping away gradually and
the fear that the future was laced with cold and loveless days loomed in
her heart.

She quietly left the door to go sit on the chair so that the men could
pass.

'Madam they want to...' Okon was saying but stopped when he noticed the
expression on Daisy's face, it was gloomy.

'Just do whatever, its okay by me' she managed to say, she wasn't sure
of herself or her emotions anymore, she could feel that ancient gland
that held her tears starting to rise. Okon left her.

This emotions would not be the death of me. She thought angrily and
forced herself to concentrate on the movie.

In the movie, Jim Iyke was then kneeling down in proposal to an actress,
Daisy wasn't sure she had seen her before, but right then, that was the
least of her problem. Infact it was like compounding the problem, she
felt like slapping the two Id.iots who didn't know that marriage wasn't
that rosy as the st.upid smile on the girls face.

Infact, she simply lost interest and switched off the irritating movie,
then started for her room.

'Her room' she thought painfully, she wasn't gonna be sharing it with
Jide or anyone else for that matter so she had better start getting used to it. Her initial question about his place of rest was now more than answered.

In the hallway, she met the men bearing the mattress trying to fit it through the narrow hallway to Jide's study now turned his room. Maybe that was what Okon had been telling her earlier in the morning she remembered.

Well, It didn't matter anymore for now she knew. She quietly shut her door and locked it without a second glance at the struggling men.

Later on her bed, she mechanically went to her phone's playlist and selected Beyonce's 'Broken hearted girl'. Even though she knew it wasn't the best of song for her nerves right now, she still didn't care, instead she set the song to replay then slowly drew the blanket over her. Minutes later, she felt those hateful stream of tears roll down uncontrollable.

She spent the whole day locked in, she didn't know when Okon left or when Jide returned. The only time she left her room was around 2am when she practically sleep-walked to the kitchen to go take her nightly dose of juice.

************
end of chapter 4.
phew!cheesy

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Re: Story: Taking Chances by princesa(f): 9:54pm On Apr 26, 2013
Neduzze5:
Have you watched Mr and Mrs?
Nollywood or Hollywood.
no i don't think i have, unless you mean Mr. and Mrs. smith

thanks for dropping by again Jeff grin

#all my esteemed guest, pls remba to drop a comment or like the story, show some encouragement. thankssmiley#

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Re: Story: Taking Chances by rofemiguwa(f): 10:18pm On Apr 26, 2013
Lovely story wish u cud update faster.more ink to ur pen abi more blood to ur fingers
Re: Story: Taking Chances by Tovot: 10:22pm On Apr 26, 2013
princesa:

************
end of chapter 4.
phew!cheesy
lazy girl grin ahh I feel ade should take jide's place, lets see how Jide would react,this story reminds me of one of bukkydan or sarah's story!thumb's up princesa smiley

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