STORY: THE WRONG NUMBER – EPISODE 19
The Wrong Number – Episode 19
On Saturday Morning, Mr Paul came to my house to pickme up.We went to see the house on the island. It took us two good hours to get there, the traffic was so much. He parked in front of a mighty building.“Here we are” he said as we both alighted from the car.“A mansion! Why is he renting a mansion is he bringing the whole of America?”Mr Paul was just starring at me“Why did he want to rent such a big place like this all to himself?” I asked Mr Paul.“He didn’t tell you?”“Tell me what?”“He’s buying it, not renting it”“Maybe I miss that part when we were discussing about the house”“Moreover, he’s not getting younger, I know he’ll be planning to settle down soon”“Hmm, ok”“Also he’s family members might decide to come to Nigeria to visit him anytime” Mr Paul added.“That’s true” I nodded.We check out the house together and I was pleased with what I see.“Wow! This is beautiful” I said in amazement.“You like it?”“Yes and you said you need my approval, who will disapprove this kind of house, it’s so beautiful” I commendedIt was a big beautiful structured building with a nice garden. Thecompound is very spacious, it has a parking garage.
The interiorhas nine bedroom(master bedroom included),main office, library, main hall, dining, kitchen, swimming pool, a full size inner tennis court and wine cellar, all are divided by different floors.We met with the agent who was already waiting for us there. Weexchanged greetings and he opened the gate and show us around.“Mr Paul, I love this place and I’m very sure Daniel will like it”“So can I make the payment now?” he asked“Sure” I repliedThe agent told us since we are ready to buy the mansion, we have tocome to their office to finalize the process. He told us we’ll need a lawyer. Mr Paul call his lawyer, gave him the office address and told him to meet us there.20mins later we were at the office. We waited for some minutesfor the lawyer to show up.They also signed some documents, made all all necessary transactions.
Mr Paul’s lawyer was also there, he signed. I also signed too as a witness.The keys to the house, all the documents of the house, including the c/o was handed over to Mr Paul.From there, we went to the interior décor’s office. She said she has to see the mansion first, so we had to drive back to the house.When we got to the house, she looked around, then we all put heads together to choose what will suit the house. Although Mr Paul and the Lady still ensured I gave the final say.I ask her if she can fixed everything within a week and she said that’s not a problem that she has enough helping hands to put things in place.She informed us that she’ll be through in five working days. Mr Paul gave her the spare keys and promise to come around during the week to check things out.
By the time we were through it’s already 6pm. I was exhausted.We went to a nearby restaurant and took some snacks and drink. While eating Mr Paul told me, we have to pick another dayto check out Daniel’s company, since it’s already late. I told him we can do that next week Saturday after inspecting the interior decorations.Mr Paul offered to take me home but I told him not to bother. I told him I’ll take a cab that we take me straight home. It’s getting late and I know traffic will be heavy by now. I don’t want to add to his stress. He disagree at first, but he later agreed after pleading with him. He called a cab man for me and paid the Tfare. I thanked him before leaving.