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Re: A Man To Call Her Own by TiffanyJ(f): 12:42pm On Jul 07, 2014
It was Tara, Henry's little sister. Linda pressed the received button.
'Linda, how are you doing this evening?'
'I'm good. How are you faring?'
'better than yesterday'
Tara answered.
'how is my godson faring?'
'Gosh, Linda, Eugene is quite a handful. All he does is cry more and more for attention. He is just a month's old but I hardly sleep at night anymore. He is always seeking food'
Tara had married her brother's best friend Jordan,the previous year. She had just been put to bed and had a baby boy.
Tara and Linda had met the previous year and had fast became friends although Tara was three years younger than Linda.
'How is Jordan taking this?'
Linda asked Tara who only laughed out loud.
'Jordan said I have emaciated and need rest. He wants to hire a nanny for Eugene'
'Tara, Jordan is right. Yes Eugene is your son and I understand that you want to be a good mother but hey, you need help!'
Linda exclaimed. Tara sighed.
' Anyways, Jordan didn't give me a choice. He had gone and brought a woman with him this afternoon.
She is to be a live in nanny'
'That is good Tara. You really do need your rest'
Linda heard a child's wail from Tara's end.
'got to go Linda. Eugene is at it again!'
'goodnight Tara. Send my love to Shan'
'okay'
Tara replied and ended the call.
Shan was Tara's little sister. She was about thirteen years old and now lived with her sister and her brother-in-law.
Linda walked back to the kitchen and set to work. She was going to bake a beautiful birthday cake for Henry.
She glanced at her wrist watch. The time was already 8:15pm.
'it surely will be a long night'
Linda announced.

* * *
The alarm clock by her bedside woke her up at 5am. Linda jumped from the bed and to the kitchen.
She iced the love-shaped cake she had baked. It didn't mattered that she had spend the whole night working.
She cleaned up the kitchen and went back to her room for a long bath.
Linda had planned the day perfectly. She will visit Henry at home. The two of them will watch one or two romantic movie after which she will take him out for lunch.
Towards evening, she planned to cut the cake and wash it down with the red wine she had bought.
They will spend the night making passionate love with candles.
Linda smiled. She intended to give Henry a night he will never forget.
Linda left the bathroom and walked unclad to her room. She huriedly dressed in a peach sleeveless gown with a black silk sash.
The gown was a little above her ankle. She chose a black heels and carefully make-up.
At exactly 7am Linda walked out of her flat. She carefully placed the cake and the wine in the car.
She drove out of her flat into the cold saturday morning.
Linda stopped by a car wash and had her car washed before driving towards Henry's flat.
* * *
The security man opened the gate for her.
'goodmorning miss Linda'
he greeted her.
Goodmorning to you too'
she answered back. She glanced at the blue Sallon parked at the other side of the house.
She alighted from the car and stooped to retrieve the cake and the wine.
The security man helped her out with the the cake. She unlucked the door with her spare key and walked into the room.
Linda directed the security man to place the cake on the table. She thanked him as he walked back to his post.
She looked round the room which was richly decorated in white and maroon.
Linda had decorated this room. That was how she had met Henry. The company she worked for was given a contract and Linda was incharge.
She had became friends with the owner of the house and soon became his lover.
Linda walked toward's Henry's bedroom laughing.
' lazy man, still sleeping at this time of the day like a pregnant woman!'
She said as she turned the knob to the door. The door gave way.
Linda walked in but her smiles vanished. She stared at the bed as she tried to fight back tears.
Her heart felt like stone. She was about leaving when she heard Henry called her name.
he left the bed and walked unclad to her.
'Hey you Linda, what do you think you are doing? He ought to spend his birthday with me. Not you. I was here before you.
Please join the queue'
Sandra shouted at Linda.
Linda walked to the sitting room while Henry ran after her.
she was hurt she didn't knew why.

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Re: A Man To Call Her Own by Cheriepet: 12:43pm On Jul 07, 2014
TiffanyJ hope i am welcomed dis time.....

well present ma!!!!!!!!
Re: A Man To Call Her Own by Cheriepet: 12:52pm On Jul 07, 2014
matters of d heart are too complicated to be understood... hmmm
Re: A Man To Call Her Own by LyndaRoyce(f): 4:03pm On Jul 07, 2014
Cheriepet:

so happy to c u ma'am... i tot u went with d tsunami?

how is my little darling?
He's very fine dear! Thanks.
Hope you're cool....
Good to have you back!
Re: A Man To Call Her Own by onosj(f): 4:09pm On Jul 07, 2014
Following till d end!

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Re: A Man To Call Her Own by Cheriepet: 4:11pm On Jul 07, 2014
LyndaRoyce:
He's very fine dear! Thanks.
Hope you're cool....
Good to have you back!

i am cool n good to have u back too

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Re: A Man To Call Her Own by Marynneka(f): 4:37pm On Jul 07, 2014
Thank God i started this one early. Nice work on the relunctant bride.
Re: A Man To Call Her Own by TiffanyJ(f): 5:07pm On Jul 07, 2014
Cheriepet: matters of d heart are too complicated to be understood... hmmm
you are quite welcome ma. And oh yes, you are absolutely right; matters of the heart are too complicated to be understood
Re: A Man To Call Her Own by TiffanyJ(f): 5:08pm On Jul 07, 2014
Marynneka: Thank God i started this one early. Nice work on the relunctant bride.
you are welcome ma. N tnx

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Re: A Man To Call Her Own by TiffanyJ(f): 5:09pm On Jul 07, 2014
onosj: Following till d end!
welcme ma
Re: A Man To Call Her Own by hassan85(m): 5:27pm On Jul 07, 2014
TiffanyJ:
mistake is present tense, mistook is in the past. I'm writing in the past tense
yes ur grace. I don hear

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Re: A Man To Call Her Own by hassan85(m): 5:31pm On Jul 07, 2014
TiffanyJ: It was Tara, Henry's little sister. Linda pressed the receive button.
'Linda, how are you doing this evening?'
'I'm good. How are you faring?'
'better than yesterday'
Tara answered.
'how is my godson faring?'
'Gosh, Linda, Eugene is quite a handful. All he does is cry more and more for attention. He is just a month's old but I hardly sleep at night anymore. He is always seeking food'
Tara had married her brother's best friend Jordan,the previous year. She had just been put to bed and had a baby boy.
Tara and Linda had met the previous year and had fast became friends although Tara was three years younger than Linda.
'How is Jordan taking this?'
Linda asked Tara who only laughed out loud.
'Jordan said I have emaciated and need rest. He wants to hire a nanny for Eugene'
'Tara, Jordan is right. Yes Eugene is your son and I understand that you want to be a good mother but hey, you need held!'
Linda exclaimed. Tara sighed.
' Anyway, Jordan didn't give me a choice. He had gone and brought a woman with him this afternoon.
She is to be a live in nanny'
'That is good Tara. You really do need your rest'
Linda heard a child's wail from Tara's end.
'got to go Linda. Eugene is at it again!'
'goodnight Tara. Send my love to Shan'
'okay'
Tara replied and ended the call.
Shan was Tara's little sister. She was about thirteen years old and now lived with her sister and her brother-in-law.
Linda walked back to the kitchen and set to work. She was going to bake a beautiful birthday cake for Henry.
She glanced at her wrist watch. The time was already 8:15pm.
'it surely will be a long night'
Linda announced.

* * *
The alarm clock by her bedside woke her up at 5am. Linda jumped from the bed and to the kitchen.
She iced the love-shaped cake she had baked. It didn't mattered that she had spend the whole night working.
She cleaned up the kitchen and went back to her room for a long bath.
Linda had planned the day perfectly. She will visit Henry at home. The two of them will watch romantic film after which she will take him out for lunch.
Towards evening, she planned to cut the cake and wash it down with the red wine she had bought.
They will spend the night making passionate love with candles.
Linda smiled. She intended to give Henry a night he will never forget.
Linda left the bathroom and walked unclad to her room. She huriedly dressed in a peach sleeveless gown with a black silk sash.
The gown was a little above her ankle. She chose a black heels and carefully maked-up.
At exactly 7am Linda walked out of her flat. She carefully placed the cake and the wine in the car.
She drove out of her flat into the cold saturday morning.
Linda stopped by a car wash and had her car washed before driving towards Henry's flat.
* * *
The security man opened the gate for her.
'goodmorning miss Linda'
he greeted her.
Goodmorning to you too'
she answered back. She glanced at the blue Sallon parked at the other side of the house.
She alighted from the car and stooped to retrieve the cake and the wine.
The security man helped her out with the the cake. She unlucked the door with her spare key and walked into the room.
Linda directed the security man to place the cake on the table. She thanked him as he walked back to his post.
She looked round the room which was richly decorated in white and maroon.
Linda had decorated this room. That was how she had met Henry. The company she worked for was given a contract and Linda was incharge.
She had became friends with the owner of the house and soon became his lover.
Linda walked toward's Henry's bedroom laughing.
' lazy man, still sleeping by this time of the day like a pregnant woman!'
She said as she turned the knob to the door. The door gave way.
Linda walked in but her smiles vanished. She stared at the bed as she tried to fight back tears.
Her heart felt like stone. She was about leaving when she Henry called her name.
he left the bed and walked unclad to her.
'Hey you Linda, what do you think you are doing? He ought to spend his birthday with me. Not you. I was here before you.
Please join the queue'
Sandra shouted at Linda.
Linda walked to the sitting room while Henry ran after her.
she was hurt she doesn't know why.



hmmn liking d twist here! I love ds part about Lindas confidence. But wait o. Y wil her smile vanish? She saw a car when she entered d compound, she knws its al an adventure shes into wit jordan nd acepts it.. So y d surprise at wat she saw?
Re: A Man To Call Her Own by heemah(f): 5:42pm On Jul 07, 2014
@ Hassan85, She should be surprised. Though she knew she is not the only girl in Henry's world, but meeting another girl that morning was d least she expected.its painful after all d preparations she has made. Ride on Tiffany.
Re: A Man To Call Her Own by hassan85(m): 5:53pm On Jul 07, 2014
heemah: @ Hassan85, She should be surprised. Though she knew she is not the only girl in Henry's world, but meeting another girl that morning was d least she expected.its painful after all d preparations she has made. Ride on Tiffany.
hehe wel heemah if u say so.
Re: A Man To Call Her Own by Iolite(f): 8:18pm On Jul 07, 2014
hassan85: hmmn liking d twist here! I love ds part about Lindas confidence. But wait o. Y wil her smile vanish? She saw a car when she entered d compound, she knws its al an adventure shes into wit jordan nd acepts it.. So y d surprise at wat she saw?

Oga Hassan, na Henry o no be Jordan. Besides u re right, why is she suprised? Did she think she's the only one that remember's THEIR boyfreind's birthday?

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Re: A Man To Call Her Own by mikedimeji(m): 8:56pm On Jul 07, 2014
heemah: @ Hassan85, She should be surprised. Though she knew she is not the only girl in Henry's world, but meeting another girl that morning was d least she expected.its painful after all d preparations she has made. Ride on Tiffany.

It could be painful considering all she has put in place but another thing is all along she prepared for the birthday as if she's Henry's only gf, had it been that love hasn't beclouded her she probably might also be thinking that what if one of the numerous gf has something in mind too. But u know love matter no be here oooo
Re: A Man To Call Her Own by TiffanyJ(f): 9:15pm On Jul 07, 2014
Linda sat crossed leg on the maroon cushion. Henry emerged from the bedroom unclad.
'Linda, what is the problem?'
he asked her in a concerned tune.
She turned and gave him her best smile.
'I'm okay Henry. Please put on something. You seem to have forgotten that you are unclad'
'you are right Linda'
He told her and marched to the bedroom. He emerged in less than three minutes wearing a pair of black jeans.
Linda knew she had to pretend that she wasn't jealous, therefore, she played the perfect actress.
She ran to him and engulfed him in a hug.
'Happy birthday sugar'
Sugar was what she called him whenever they are alone. Henry picked her up and swinged her around.
'you are so beautiful my dear'
she only laughed and kissed his cheek before stepping back to stare at him.
Her heart skipped a beat. He was tall, dark with so much sexy eyes.
At thirty-two, Henry wasn't looking bad at all. He looked very athletic and at thesame time dangerous.
Henry didn't just look dangerous, he was actually very dangerous. He came from a powerful and influencial family.
His sister, Tara owned one of the best law firm in Nigeria. The firm was worth millions of naira.
His brother-in-law's family owned the largest building company in Nigeria. Both Tara and Jordan's assets combined together will make the Nicholas Billionaires; the richest family in the country.
Henry's family owned an advertising agency. Henry is one of the Shareholders.
The Nicholas and Josephs were household name and the whole of Abuja knew that Henry is not someone to step on.
'Hy, my sweetypie, what is stealing you away from me?'
Henry said while his hands caressed her cheek.
Linda laughed a little too forcefully. Sandra appeared at the door.
Linda looked towards her and Henry's eyes followed her.
'Sandra, take a bath and leave. I will pay you a visit tomorrow'
'but my love, I came here before her'
sandra pouted
'hey, don't argue with me. I said i will pay you a visit'
Henry spoke in a calm but firm voice which left no room for disobediance.
Sandra accepted defeat and walked back the way she came.
Henry's eye drifted to the cake on the table.
'oh Linda, thank you very much'
'don't mention sugar'
Linda replied sweetly, but her heart cried out.
'is this all i get after my sleepless night?'
but she didn't say that out loud.
'you need a bath Henry'
she said as she led him into the spare bathroom. He only laughed out as he began bathing.
She walked back to the sitting room. Sandra lay in wait for an ambush.
'you will soon be twenty eight. Why not get married and give us the younger babes a chance with Henry.
You might be his favourite but we both know he won't marry you.
Get married before you clock thirty. Look at me.. I'm just twenty three and my life is just beginning.
Don't you ever look disdainfully at your face in the mirror and accept the fact that you ought to get married and give us a chance with Henry?
Shameless good for nothing woman!'
sandra spite out her last sentence before walking angrilly away.
Linda sat like a statue. Sandra's word felt like a slap on her cheeks.
She walked to the bar at the other side of the room and blindly removed a bottle of wine. She poured some into a goblet and gulped it all down.
'Linda, what are you doing? Its just 10am and you are drinking alcohol'
Henry barked as he removed the bottle from her hands.
'Henry, come on. It's saturday and you are thirty-two. Allow me to celebrate'
Linda told him laughing.
* * *
The day turned out to be a disaster. Linda had grinned and smiled and laughed till she thought she might expire.
They spend the day watching movies. When towards the evening they went out for dinner, she forced herself to bite everything in her plate and pretended the food was delicious when in truth, it tasted like a chaff in her mouth.
By 8pm, Henry sugested they visit starlet. Linda jumped and offered to drive.
The starlet was a club they often visited. Jordan soon stopped after he got married and fell inlove with Tara.
Linda drank two bottles of alcohol and danced until her feet hurts.
When she was about to begin her third bottle, Henry scooped her up and walked back to the car.
She fell asleep before they got home. At home, he gently lay her on the bed and pulled the cover up to her chin. He stare at her in concern.
'what is eating you up Linda? Are you having financial problems? Or is your boss giving you a tough time? Please tell me what the problem is. I hate seeing you in this state'
Henry spoke to a sleeping Linda.

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Re: A Man To Call Her Own by edwife(f): 9:19pm On Jul 07, 2014
Please people stop quoting tiffany's post,you can comment without doing it.You are making the thread long for nothing.


@Tiff good job,loving it already kiss kiss

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Re: A Man To Call Her Own by toykathy(f): 11:14pm On Jul 07, 2014
Henry is a badass who doesnt see carryin diff women around as wrong thing. I pity Linda
Re: A Man To Call Her Own by hassan85(m): 11:18pm On Jul 07, 2014
Iolite:

Oga Hassan, na Henry o no be Jordan. Besides u re right, why is she suprised? Did she think she's the only one that remember's THEIR boyfreind's birthday?
No be ma fault na. Jordan don stain me. Ok correctn taken. Exactly iolite na so me too I see am o.

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Re: A Man To Call Her Own by hassan85(m): 11:41pm On Jul 07, 2014
TiffanyJ: Linda sat crossed leg on the maroon cushion. Henry emerged from the bedroom unclad.
'Linda, what is the problem?'
he asked her in a concerned tune.
She turned and gave him her best smile.
'I'm okay Henry. Please put on something. You seemed to have forgotten that you are unclad'
'you are right Linda'
He told her and marched to the bedroom. He emerged in less than three minutes wearing a pair of black jeans.
Linda knew she had to pretend that she wasn't jealous, therefore, she played the perfect actress.
She ran to him and engulfed him in a hug.
'Happy birthday sugar'
Sugar was what she called him whenever they are alone. Henry picked her up and swinged her around.
'you are so beautiful my dear'
she only laughed and kissed his cheek before stepping back to stare at him.
Her heart skipped a beat. He was tall, dark with so much sexy eyes.
At thirty-two, Henry wasn't looking bad at all. He looked very athletic and at thesame time dangerous.
Henry didn't just look dangerous, he was actually very dangerous. He came from a powerful and influencial family.
His sister, Tara owned one of the best law firm in Nigeria. The firm was worth millions of naira.
His brother-in-law's family owned the largest building company in Nigeria. Both Tara and Jordan's assets combined together will make the Nicholas Billionaires; the richest family in the country.
Henry's family owned an advertising agency. Henry is one of the Shareholders.
The Nicholas and Josephs were household name and the whole of Abuja knew that Henry is not someone to step on.
'Hy, my sweetypie, what is stealing you away from me?'
Henry said while his hands caressed her cheek.
Linda laughed a little too forcefully. Sandra appeared at the door.
Linda looked towards her and Henry's eyes followed her.
'Sandra, take a bath and leave. I will pay you a visit tomorrow'
'but my love, I came here before her'
sandra pouted
'hey, don't argue with me. I said i will pay you a visit'
Henry spoke in a calm but firm voice which left no room for disobediance.
Sandra accepted defeat and walked back the way she came.
Henry's eye drifted to the cake on the table.
'oh Linda, thank you very much'
'don't mention sugar'
Linda replied sweetly, but her heart cried out.
'is this all i get after my sleepless night?'
but she didn't say that out loud.
'you need a bath Henry'
she said as she led him into the spare bathroom. He only laughed out as he began bathing.
She walked back to the sitting room. Sandra lay in wait for an ambush.
'you will soon be twenty eight. Why not get married and give us the younger babes a chance with Henry.
You might be his favourite but we both know he won't marry you.
Get married before you clock thirty. Look at me.. I'm just twenty three and my life is just begining.
Don't you ever look disdainfully at your face in the mirror and accep the fact that you ought to get married and give us a chance with Henry?
Shameless good for nothing woman!'
sandra spite out her last sentence before walking angrilly away.
Linda sat like a statue. Sandra's word felt like a slap on her cheeks.
She walked to the bar at the other side of the room and blindly removed a bottle of wine. She poured some into a goblet and gulped it all down.
'Linda, what are you doing? Its just 10am and you are drinking alcholol'
Henry barked as he removed the bottle from her hands.
'Henry, come on. It's satuday and you are thirty-two. Allow me to celebrate'
Linda told him laughing.
* * *
The day turned out to be a disaster. Linda had grinned and smiled and laughed till she thought she might expire.
They spend the day watching movies. When towards the evening they went out for dinner, she forced herself to bite everything in her plate and pretended the food was dilicious when in truth, it tasted like a chaff in her mouth.
By 8pm, Henry sugested they visit starlet. Linda jumped and offered to drive.
The starlet is a club they often visited. Jordan soon stopped after he got married and fell inlove with Tara.
Linda drank two bottles of alchohol and danced until her feet hurts.
When she was about to begin her third bottle, Henry scooped her up and walked back to the car.
She fell asleep before they got home. At home, he gently lay her on the bed and pulled the cover up to her chin. He stare at her in concern.
'what is eating you up Linda? Are you having financial problems? Or is your boss giving you a tough time? Please tell me what the problem is. I hate seeing you in this state'
Henry spoke to a sleeping Linda.

now linda is playing a against d rules. Wel wel intemacy is setting in. Weldn Tiffany
Re: A Man To Call Her Own by PrinceAdepoju(m): 4:45am On Jul 08, 2014
I'm here.
A very good story you have here, Madam Tiffany.
Thanks for inviting me...
#following#

@Hassan, abeg sir the quoting too much..
Re: A Man To Call Her Own by mikedimeji(m): 8:03am On Jul 08, 2014
Wow! In the process of identifying with my fellow kinsman Hassan85 I came across this writer TiffanyJ and am happy to be here, kudos
Re: A Man To Call Her Own by TiffanyJ(f): 8:13am On Jul 08, 2014
mikedimeji: Wow! In the process of identifying with my fellow kinsman Hassan85 I came across this writer TiffanyJ and am happy to be here, kudos
Happy to have you here sir. How are you preparing for camp?
Re: A Man To Call Her Own by Aipete2(f): 9:01am On Jul 08, 2014
Thats very stupid of henry. If am linda o hmm i will move to the kitchen pick knife n stab d two of them
Re: A Man To Call Her Own by intentional(f): 9:53am On Jul 08, 2014
Good job Tiff...I enjoyed 'The Reluctant Bride, I knw I'm sure gonna enjoy this also.


Greater heights
Re: A Man To Call Her Own by hassan85(m): 10:00am On Jul 08, 2014
mikedimeji: Wow! In the process of identifying with my fellow kinsman Hassan85 I came across this writer TiffanyJ and am happy to be here, kudos
nau weh be say na tru me u meet ha, make sure any conversatn[s] comes 2ru me too o.
Re: A Man To Call Her Own by hassan85(m): 10:02am On Jul 08, 2014
Aipete2: Thats very stupid of henry. If am linda o hmm i will move to the kitchen pick knife n stab d two of them
too harsh. She gat no such ryt. Dia s no commitment btw dem. U shld ve read dt line.
Re: A Man To Call Her Own by mikedimeji(m): 10:03am On Jul 08, 2014
TiffanyJ:
Happy to have you here sir. How are you preparing for camp?

Anty I greet u oo, u got a brilliant idea, nice work. Hope to start seeing ur books soon to the glory of God. Yes oo preparation is in progress, have bought almost all I Will be needing at the camp.
Re: A Man To Call Her Own by Epathra(f): 10:05am On Jul 08, 2014
TiffanyJ never fails to deliver. My loyalty is not debatable. Bring ΐτ̅ on ma'am
Re: A Man To Call Her Own by mikedimeji(m): 10:09am On Jul 08, 2014
Aipete2: Thats very stupid of henry. If am linda o hmm i will move to the kitchen pick knife n stab d two of them

No be soo now, in the course of preparing for Henry's birthday she forgot to factor in other girl friends that was why the whole drama get at her, I don't actually expect her to meet Henry alone at home Becos the Henry in question has many girl friends coupled with the rain of insult from the other lady Wetin be that her name again ooooo Sandra abi Wetin them call am. With that insult I feel she ought to redefine her life

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Re: A Man To Call Her Own by mikedimeji(m): 10:12am On Jul 08, 2014
hassan85: nau weh be say na tru me u meet ha, make sure any conversatn[s] comes 2ru me too o.

Lol. Alright sir, Noted. How are u doing this morning and how is prep.

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