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Dante’s Wedding Reloaded #TheUntoldStory
Dante rushed off to see his bride-to-be on the hospital bed weeping over the loss of one of her precious instruments of sight, the gateway of light to her whole being. He tried to console her for a long time before eventually falling into misery himself. What was supposed to be a makeover for her had turned out to be a dreadful nightmare.
Later that night, Dante is sprawled over the chair barely asleep with his dearest under strict orders to rest her tired frame, when his phone rings. He has worked so hard over the years to climb up the corporate ladder. Picking up the call, Dante expects to hear his boss confirming an appointment with a client for the next day but instead hears Aisha’s loud pitch. Aisha has called to find out that how he is doing, a follow up to their meeting the other day. Dante at that moment, desperately needs someone to talk to. He tells her everything bugging him, about the situation with Farida, that the thought of living with a blind woman for the rest of his life scares him. They talked about their past together, way into the early hours of the day.
“I still have feelings for you, I know you do too. I see the way you looked at me.”, Aisha says calmly. Dante at this point is lost, his mind is going blank. Aisha persists, “Our love story does not have to end like that. I could not allow you make the worst mistake by marrying Farida”. Aisha drops the bomb, “I orchestrated the accident. The owner of the outfit is my secondary school classmate. We didn’t mean for her to go blind, we only wanted to glue her lashes and delay the wedding.” Dante is stunned! His head is ringing. His brain is trying to process what has been said.
He finally finds his voice, “Woman, are you crazy? You made my fiancée blind to tell me you have feelings for me?” Aisha starts to cry, “I made a mistake by leaving back then, please don’t marry someone else!” Dante recalls how he was deeply enamoured to this woman who has done this very wicked thing and he can’t bare to talk to her for one second longer. He hangs up.
When Dante leaves the hospital up that morning, he is more confused than ever. He knows for sure that he still admires Amina and at the same time, Farida has been exceptionally good to him. He tries to think of his attraction to both women. “Farida….does she really love me, is she caring because her job demands it? Would she treat another man the same dotting way? And Aisha…what she and I shared is really special, but she left me to pursue a degree and now she has done this!”.
Dante feels like a trapped leopard. What is he to do? After taking a shower, he stumbled on a checklist he drew up long ago on his drawer, the one with good degree and job ticked, and the box to tick marriage blank. He sighs and shakes his head.
His phone rings, It is Aisha, he ignores, the second and third time which was followed by a text, Picking up the phone to check and read what the content of the message was even though he knew it was Aisha’s, the’ phone rings again but this time it was the doctor in charge of Farida at the hospital. Dante picks up and hears the excited doctor inform him that a specialist opthamologist from India the hospital is affiliated with, has asked that Farida’s case be transferred to him, her eyes can be fixed. Farida will be able to see with both eyes again.
As regards how to deal with Aisha and the beauty salon, “Love the say, is a complicated story with Different subtitles”
Shout out: Adeniyi Boluwatife (@bolusticbolu) and Olarewaju Temitope for putting this great piece together.
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