Renaissance hotel, that’s where Goke took me to. It was a really fancy hotel and was located in Ikeja. I’m glad I dressed well ‘cos the people I saw there looked so rich and stunning.

“Babe, you look beautiful” Goke said as he led me to our reserved table. I was blushing a lot. He pulled my chair out for me and I sat down and looked around.

“This place is really beautiful. You didn’t have to go the extra mile”

“Babe, I’d do anything for you, this is just one of the many things”

You know how people say when you find the one, you’d know? It was at this moment I knew Goke was the one for me. I wasn’t going to give him green light or whatever, he was going to chase me and work real hard to get me. I’m done giving myself freely to guys and having them use my heart as a foot stool. See ehn, the thing my eyes don see because of all these chewing gum boys, chai, my mouth no fit talk am. This one is another story for another day, let’s focus on my date.

Goke ordered for us and it was chinese; Chinese rice, Curry sauce and lots of shrimp.. I couldn’t wait to dig in. One thing you guys need to know is I’m a foodie. Like, food is the and key to my heart. Get me food and I’d love you! We ate and drank and the evening was a really pleasant one. But it didn’t just end there.

He drove us to one of his favorite spots; it was a park and the view was awesome. We just stayed there staring at the stars and looking at the different cars passing by.

“When I need to think and relax, this is where I come to. You’re the only one I’ve ever brought here.” This was very touching but then again what if it’s just one of those numerous lies guys make up to get into a woman’s pants? Honestly, I don’t even want to let his words get to me ‘cos I don’t know if he’s even telling the truth.

We stayed for an hour and then he said something I didn’t think he would. “I know you don’t trust me ‘cos you think I’m a playboy and one of those guys out there. Ali, I won’t tell you I’m different, I’d rather show you.”

“Goke, you don’t know what I’ve been through in relationships, it’s the reason i’m taking things slow. I’ve been promised heaven on earth and got nothing. Please try to understand me.”

“I’ve not had it easy myself.. I just want you to give me a chance.”

There was silence for a while… The crickets were chirping away, I’m certain if a pin dropped at this moment, we’d hear it.

“Babe, It’s getting late. Would you like to go back to the hostel or come to mine?”

“I’d like to go back to my hostel please.’

We went back to the car and we drove back to my hostel. Throughout the ride, I kept playing back his words. Should I just give him a chance?

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