Fri. Feb 9th, 2024

#EMOTIONALLY_DETACHED

 

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It had been months since the confrontation with Marvin and I must say he had woken up some emotions in me, I had been treating Camy like trash and now I knew that I had to man up or I would lose her.

 

 

So here I was, standing in Jewels of Africa deciding on which watch to get her as it was her birthday.

 

‘Good morning Sir?’ a lady dressed in peach greeted ‘Good morning.’ I said without even looking at her

 

I was so engrossed in the watch that I was looking at that I had no time to look at anything or anyone else.

 

‘That one is a beautiful piece, made with the finest diamonds and a touch of love to it.’ She said

 

‘Wow, so much for marketing.’ I said now looking at her

 

I was star struck, she had the most beautiful dental formula that I had ever looked at. Her beautiful dark eyes were behind spectacles. She had a nose ring and her lips only had a little to nothing lip gloss.

 

‘Holy cow.’ I said much to my surprise

 

‘Is there a problem Sir?’ she asked

 

‘Not yet.’ I responded before slapping my forehead a bit

 

‘Please give me this one.’ I said trying to serve myself from more embarrassment ‘Won’t you at least look at the other options?’ she asked

 

‘You said it’s made out of the finest diamonds and a touch of love right?’ I asked ‘Yes Sir.’

 

‘Okay if it were up to you, which other one would you suggest?’

 

She moved to the end of the room and came back with a rusty watch.’ ‘This one?’ I asked with shock

 

‘Yes this one, it has a rusty touch to it and it is one of the most genuine pieces we have. It has a lot of history behind it hence it’s price.’ She said showing me the price tag.

 

‘So much for that?’

 

‘Yes for this.’

 

‘I will take both but wrap them separately.’ I said

 

I made the payments to the cashier as she wrapped them for me, once done I got a paper and wrote down something then gave the cashier the rusty watch to give to the girl with the nose ring.

 

I didn’t wait to see her reaction afraid that she might turn it down after spending almost five thousand kwacha on it.

 

I went to Woolworths where I picked out a dress and some shoes before heading out of the mall and now the only thing I needed to do was to make dinner reservations at Taj Pamodzi Hotel for dinner.

 

 

I drove straight to see Camy because I was sure that she was locked inside but that was before I got her a triple deck pizza and a bouquet of flowers. I was really trying to be the man that she deserved and I was willing to go out of my way for her.

 

‘Hey beautiful.’ I said when she opened the door

 

‘Hey baby.’ She responded pecking my cheeks as she stood on her toes

 

‘You really need to grow tall you know.’ I teased as I grabbed her by the waist ‘Let me go or you might as well drop the things you have.’

 

I shook my head and got in.

 

‘I am not staying, I brought you these.’ I said handing her the bouquet of flowers and pizza plus the gift bag which had the dress and shoes.

 

‘Thank you so much.’ She said with a huge smile ‘Will see you for dinner right?’ I asked ‘Yes babe, I will see you for dinner.’

 

I kissed her one more time then drove to the office to check on things.

 

The sound of my ringing phone disturbed my thoughts, it was 27th calling. I don’t know how she got my number but I had been cutting her calls since.

 

She said she had something important to tell me but I cared less because I was pretty sure it was to tell me that she missed me and all that nonsense.

 

I walked into my office leaving a trail of command behind me, I was the boss and my workers knew that. I immediately got into work because I had been contracted to build the latest Cancer hospital at Levy Mwanawasa general hospital and I knew it would bring in billions for the company.

 

My alarm had been set for 5pm and when it went on I stopped what I was doing because I didn’t want to let Camy down.

 

I drove straight home where I took a quick bath and changed into a navy blue suit with a ruby red shirt, I knew I looked perfect and would obviously make a head or two turn.

 

I called her to tell her I was on my way and then started off. Lucky for me the congestion was less and in less than an hour I was standing at her door step. ‘Hai.’ She greeted nervously when she opened the door ‘Hey.’ I said taking in her beauty

 

She looked splendid in her dress which was hugging all her curves, her hair was nicely done and even though she wasn’t a makeup person, tonight she over did herself.

 

‘I am ready.’ She said bringing me back from my dreams ‘You look beautiful.’ I complimented

 

‘Thank you.’

 

We walked to the vehicle with her hand in mine, for once it felt like home and like the only place where I ever wanted to be.

 

I opened the car door for her and she jumped in, then closed it behind her. The drive to the hotel was spent with us talking about random stuff, I kept stealing glances at her whenever I could and she must have noticed because she locked her fingers with mine.

 

When we got there, we walked in and were ushered to a table that I had reserved. It was decorated in gold and burgundy; her favorite colors. On the wall was a big note with the words ‘Happy Birthday Camy.’ She kissed the life out of me when she saw it and I was just glad that I could have done something like that for her. We were half way through the dinner when I noticed someone.

 

‘Babe are you okay?’ she asked when I shifted uneasily ‘I guess I am just paranoid.’ I responded

 

I checked around but the person was not there anymore but just when I thought I had forgotten, she showed up.

 

‘You are a hard man to find Steph.’ She said

 

I could see the look on Camy’s face, she wanted answers.

 

‘What do you want here?’

 

‘Since you haven’t been taking my calls, I thought I should follow you.’ She said putting five pregnancy testers on the table which were all positive.

 

‘What the hell is this?’ I asked

 

‘Congratulations daddy, our baby is on the way.’ She said

 

I looked at Camy who had disappointment written all over her face. ‘How could you?’ she whispered softly

 

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