The Wrong number – Episode 18
3weeks later, we were having our usual chat on phone when he informed me that Mr Paul has gotten an accommodation for him on the island. “That’s good, I was about to ask you about the accommodation since you are coming back next week” I said “Mr Paul just informed me today, so he suggested that I should tell you to come check the place out before he pays. “Ooo….
What’s my own business in this now” I thought. It was as if he knew what was going on in my mind. “I really don’t want to bother you but Mr Paul insisted. He said if you like it, then I’ll definitely like it and I think he’s right” “You guys are……infact that Mr Paul is something else, where did he get that philosophy from, that you’ll like whatever I like” “You can ask him that when you see him” he said laughing. He’ll pick you up on Saturday, so you could go together” “So you guys have already planned my weekend for me and who told you I’ll be free on Saturday?” “I know you are, if you are not, I would have known by now” Now he’s right, if I’m not free he would know because we talk about everything which include our schedules for the week. “He’ll also take you to see an interior decorator, so you can choose everything that’s needed for the interior decoration.
“Daniel, how on earth do you want me to know your taste” “I trust your judgment, I just want a beautiful home” “I’ll try my best” “He’ll take you to my office, although we already arranged that before I left Nigeria. He will just show you around” “What about your staff?” “Yea, we gave the contract to a recruiting firm, the qualified applicants has been selected but I’ll be the one to conduct the final interview” “Good, everything is in place then” I said “Except for the accommodation and that depends solely on you” “Don’t worry we still have one week, we’ll put that in place before your arrival” “I trust you, thanks dear” “Don’t thank me yet, you can thank me later” “If you say so” he said smiling. “I’ll call Mr Paul” I said yawning. “You are feeling sleepy already, let’s sing you to sleep” he said Smiling “You want to sing me a song?” “Yep!” Wow! “I have a good voice you know” “I’ll be the judge for that” “Can I sing now?” “Yes, I think I’d love that, so go ahead let’s hear you sing” “I’m only one call her away, I’ll be there to save the day Superman got nothing on me, I’m only one call away… I joined him in singing. “So when you’re weak, I’ll be strong I’m only one call away… I drop my tab on my lap and gave him a round of applause. “Your voice is so sweet” “Thank you” “That was a nice cover of Charlie Puth’s song” I said “Thanks, I can sing for you everyday if you want” “I won’t mind” I said jokingly.
“Let me release you, so you can sleep” “Ok, byeeee” “Bye, sweet dreams” I place my phone against the wall on my bed, with my face opposite the screen. “Won’t you end the call” I said when I noticed he’s still on the screen. “Go ahead and sleep, I want to watch you sleep” “I won’t be comfortable with that, in fact I won’t be able to sleep if I know that I’m been watched” “ That’s not fair” “You know what? I’ll help you, bye…” I said and disconnected the call. I smiled. “This guy is so sweet” I’m very sure I slept with a smile on my face.