BELINA (Tender Beauty) SEASON 1
Monday came and before I knew it, I was dressing up for work. I had anticipated this day and I found myself waking up many times in the night to check the time. As I dressed up, I stared at Prisca as she dressed up for work. She had studied Accountancy and was now working as a cashier in GTB. I had complained about the strain of the job but she barely felt it cos she loved the job so much, one would think counting money is her hobby.
I took out the white skirt suit that mum had purchased notwithstanding cost. When I finish dressing up, Prisca stood open mouthed as she gazed at me. I knew I looked
good even without looking at the mirror but I didn’t think it warranted such drama.
“Belina”, she gasped.
“What?” I asked alarmed.
She dragged me to the front of the standing mirror and it was my turn to open my mouth. I
stared at my reflection in the mirror unbelievably. I looked so woow. As I looked at myself,tears formed in my eyes and I
forced it back immediately; tears
just seem to come frequently these days, I thought. The suit
fitted my body like a second skin, the skirt was just on my knees. I moved away from the mirror and I saw Prisca holding out a pair of purple and white shoe.
She looked at me and said emphatically, “this is my shoe and you must wear it today. I have not worn it once so I might as well give it to you”.
I looked at d shoe and noted that it would be perfect on the dress so I took it without thinking twice and when I wore
it, I had to agree that I looked excellent.
“Oh baby, please be careful with Tony there o, cos I am sure that all the guys there would be falling on each other just to have a glimpse of you” she had said
looking very serious. I laughed and told her she was exaggerating but she said she wasn’t. we both knew that Tony is madly in love with her so she didn’t mind my appearance at all.
Her branch was just a bike away from the house so we both left our room around 6:35am and went to the kitchen in order to have a little breakfast.
We met mum in d kitchen she inspected both of us with her eyes and she looked at me in awe.
“you are so beautiful in this suit, thank God I bought it”, I went to
hug her affectionately uttering words of appreciation. After that,we ate in a hurry & set out.
The hospital was bubbling with life and this Monday was definitely a good one. Tony sat up in his office chair as he arranged all d files on his table.
His secretary had done a good job though but he always took it as a point of duty to crosscheck and rearranged them again. His phone went alive and he picked immediately.
“Rich, wats up?
“Hey Tony, pale just call me now o, he wants me to come over”
“hope there is no problem with old man o”
“I hope not, anyways, I just wanted you to make sure that the new psychologist, eeehm,
Miss Belina, attends to Deji today”, he said.
“oh, ok, no prob, say hello to dad for me” Tony said and hung up almost immediately, his intercom rang & when he picked it his
secretary informed him that Belina was waiting to see him.
‘Just in time’ Tony thought and told his secretary to let her in.
He checked out some files and when he heard a knock, he said,
‘come in’ as he pasted a friendly smile on his face. Immediately
she stepped in, his smile froze and disappeared altogether as his eyes devoured her not able to believe she was the same person he had rescued 2days ago.
I sighed inwardly obviously tired
of receiving d numerous stares but instead of the problem to reduce, it seemed to be getting
worse. I had sailed into d hospital premises and had been extremely amazed when I saw the massive building. The
stares I received from people almost made me trip so many times and I had to gather enough courage to walk past them without jittering. I walked glamorously into the hospital.
After introducing myself at the reception, I had been directed to
Tony’s office and I was glad that I would finally be seeing a familiar face, but when I received the same ‘check her out’ stare from him
again, I shuddered.
I remembered the words of Prisca. Tony was brought back from his reverie and he was ashamed of himself cos I saw the flush in his face.
“I… I am sorry, it is just that u…u look very different from what I saw on ehm Friday, no
Saturday. You were very beautiful despite the condition but you look mind blowing and my mind was blown away when you entered”, he explained then pointed at a seat opposite him.
I smiled and switched on my professional look as my face seemed to do no other thing
other than smile.
“You don’t have to worry, Tony, I trust you and
know you won’t dare forsake my pretty friend”, I said but it was more of a question cos he laughed out and did the ‘I cross my heart’ thing. I didn’t have to
ask cos I had known Tony and knew beyond doubt that he loves Prisca deeply; he just
seemed to be born a flirt
“you would be safe with me but I cannot say the same for others”,
he said winking at me and I blushed slightly. The discussion was already moving to the area I did not fancy so I just said,
“I think I can handle them”.
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