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Written By Lola hikmat…

Monday came with Stella been jumpy at work all through she vowed not to let Dare’s presence affect her. Lola noticed her mood and asked if she wanted anything which she declined. At around 1pm Dare arrived looking all handsome, his sister attended to him immediately and Stella went to her office to round up the days work.
Lola asked her brother “What is between you and Stella, she has been jumpy and uncomfortable since you returned. She can barely spend 10mins in your presence”
“Nothing, we just have little unfinished business in Paris”
“Unfinished you say”
“Lola are you always this nosy”
“when it is about my friend, Yes”
“The thing is …..
” I am set” Stella announced cutting Dare’s sentence midway .
Lola replied “okay dear have fun”
Dare guided Stella out by the arm, and help her settle in the car. The journey was quite until Dare broke it
“Why did you run that morning”
“I didn’t run”
“What did you do”
“I only prevented the situation from been awkward”,
” You think so”
“Yes”
“That was the best night of my life”
“So this is about s*x”
“No but it is part of it ”
“Let us just concentrate on getting your business settled”
Surprisingly they got along well and discussed various issues ranging from business to hobbies, the found out they like almost same things. They both shy away from going into their personal lives. Dare liked her character and the way she see things.

They continue their hunting until they found a suitable place not too far from her fashion house. Dare thanked her for her help and asked to take her out so that she can show him where to have fun in Lagos, but she declined.
“What if Lola is included ”
“No problem then”
Dare vowed to do anything to get her to spend time with him. They decided to fix Thursday night and Dare said he was going to bring a friend along too.
Thursday arrived without much event, her father is now very better. She told him of her outing and he eagerly agreed.
The club was bubbling when they arrived and everyone was having fun Dare’s friend, Subomi was equally very handsome but Stella had eyes for Dare alone. Everyone socialized and was enjoying the moment. Subomi asked Lola to dance which left Dare and Stella alone.
“should we dance”
“Yes”
They all got on the dance floor and soon Stella and Lola stole the show but the men too proved to be good dancers. It was a fun filled night for her.
She excused herself to go outside. She was enjoying the breeze when she felt a presence beside her.
“Did I tell you how beautiful you look” Dare blew to her ears
“No”
“You are so beautiful that I find it difficult to keep my hands off you”
All the pent up emotions came rushing to the surface. She kept on staring at him an found it hard to swallow.
“Come here”
She hesitantly went into his arms. The kiss  was urgent. it had the fervor of pent up emotions. They kept on kissing for long.
“We shouldn’t be doing this ” Stella said when it stopped
“Why not”
“You can’t understand”
she said and left him standing confused.

She got home Quietly and met her father waiting for her.
“Good evening Dad”
“Good evening dear”
“Why are you not in bed Yet”
“I have something very important to discuss with you”
“Hope it is not something difficult, that you had to wait up for me”
“It is important”
“Okay, dad”
“Your mother left a trust fund in your name and ask it to be given to you when you are 24 or the assets will be given out.  But before you can claim this you must be married.”
“What, why didn’t you tell me before now”
“She made me promise not to tell you until 3 months to your birthday”
“But why”
“That is best known to her, I watched out hoping that you will bring a young man home”
“But Dad this is too sudden”
“I know, I just honored your mom final wish”
Good night pumpkin and sleep sweet”.
Stella couldn’t sleep well that night, event of the day kept thinking about the event of the day, from the kiss to the trust fund. She kept thinking of what to do, because right now she is not even in a relationship so getting married is like a miracle. An idea came to her mind.

To Be Continued…

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