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Day 3 was all about love in the friend zone and we got really interesting entries across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and in the BellaNaija comment section. It was tough to select one winner but with a team of judges, we have selected ONE winner for Day Three.
See the winning entry from Yetunde (comment on the BellaNaija site) below.
‘100 Ways to Find Love… in the Friendzone’ Day 3
I heard someone knock at the door while I was about to apply some setting spray on the makeup I’ve been applying since like an hour ago. I was dressing up for a secret blind date, known to me alone, God and the date. I hurriedly picked my bag and ran downstairs to see who the person was. On getting to the door, it was Abiodun, my best friend of 8 years, my ride or die and my confidant.
“Where are you going that you’re looking all smashing and dapper? Don’t tell me you’re on another mission to go sweep one lady off her feet again and then, you come back to say she’s not your type…uurgh” I said, dabbing one more of layer of powder on my face.
“Errmm, well…” Abiodun started with his husky but rich, fine and velvety voice. “Wura, It’s not my fault the ladies I meet during the dates aren’t my choice, they are usually beautiful, well-mannered and wife materials but I have to be cautious and see that they have all I need in a woman, I do not want a situation I’d get married and still not be satisfied, it can be killing. That’s why I appear too picky to you.” He explained, combing his very full beards at the mirror.
“Well, that’s a very good reason, one has to be very careful in choosing a life partner. I wish you the best in this one and I hope and pray this would be your very last blind date, I really want to be the first female best man ever!” I said, amidst displaying some ‘shoki’ dance steps.
‘You ehn, you can never change, don’t worry, no one would take your space on that. Where are you also going that you’re looking all beautiful with your makeup on fleek too?” He asked.
“I’d tell you when I come back, It’s a surprise! Let’s get going. My Uber driver is almost here” We dashed out of the house and headed to our different destinations.
It was a breezy and cool evening, I sat at a table for two, already reserved for us by my date. Sipping red wine from a glass and checking the time every seconds like I’m a paid timekeeper at a debate competition. “What sort of guy keeps his partner waiting on a date for heaven’s sake, the very first one at that, huuh?” I mumbled under my stiffened breath as anger was beginning to well up in me. I bent to adjust the buckles of my stilettos and before I could raise up my head, I saw two shiny black shoes standing in front of me, I wanted to stay glued to that position I was as fear of the unknown filled me. Fear of who the date was, was he handsome, ugly or just there? Tall or short? Oh tall please! I want him tall…I’m a short lady. Suddenly, a thought struck me, the pair of shoes are familiar…very familiar, they are the type Abiodun bought last week which I saw in his car. “No, they can’t be his, this person can’t be Abiodun!” I thought affirmatively.
“Good evening ma’am, Gold right?” The person in my front spoke, I was still in my position of adjusting fake buckles. The voice is Abiodun’s! No doubt about this, I can bet on it with my life. I raised up my head and sprang to my feet to see who the person is. Lo and behold, it was Abiodun! We were both astonished, It was like I was seeing a suspense scene in a movie. “Abiodun, so you’re the Abbey I’ve been planning this day for?!” I screamed, still very abashed. “And you’re the Gold I’ve been dreaming to meet all this while, Wura, WOW!” “See our lives!”, we both echoed happily and the very next second, we were entangled in a very warm and tight embrace as tears of joy trickled down my face, the people around us cheered and ‘awwwed’, we didn’t know we already caught the attention of everyone in the location some minutes ago.
That evening turned out to be very memorable and one of the very best of my life. On our way home in Abiodun’s car, we were still basking in the euphoria the incident brought. “I expected us to have a good laugh, eat and go back home when we found out we are each other’s date, why are we so excited about it?” I asked, he stopped driving and parked. “Because we were made for each other, Wura, we’re best friends but that’s not enough, God wants more of us in each other’s lives. Well, I love you more than a friend and a sister since the very day we met in secondary school. I even wanted to ask you out after you got over your last heartbreak but I believed you’d see it like I was trying to take advantage of the situation you were in, plus the fact that you have always seen me as a friend and brother and nothing more. Wura, will you be my girlfriend? And possibly, my wife and the mother of my kids? Pleaseee….” . I was dumbfounded. “Yes, I will be your girlfriend, Mr. Man!” I said and we both laughed heartily. “Thank you so much, Wuraola mi”. He said as he moved closer to me, with his lips slightly parted, his hands reached for my face, I moved closer to him too and we had a very passionate kiss, the best I’ve ever had before that moment. “You’re not going to be my female best man any more, Wuraola. you’re going to be my bride very soon!” He said and we continued kissing…
Later that year, I became Abiodun’s bride.
That was how I got married to my best friend, my best friend turned my husband!
Congratulations and we’ll be in touch!
If you didn’t win, do not be discouraged, keep your entries coming!