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Roy knocks on the black gate, while someone who wore the clothes of a security guard quickly opens the door, he will be in his early thirties….
“who are you looking for,” he asked scrutinizing Roy with his eyes….
” I saw the vacancy on the wall so I decided to apply ” Roy calmly replied.
” come in ” he ushered him in, Roy walked in and scrutinize the building, it was one of the biggest buildings he had seen, it was a gargantuan building about 3 story building, it has a swimming pool with a place where cars park, he saw the latest Range Rover sports car, and two SUVs in front of the house.
“wait here," the security man told him and walk to the building, a few minutes later he came back with a chubby man, who looked well-fed, he was dressed in plain trousers and a white long-sleeved…
” Good afternoon sir ” Roy greeted as the man came close to him….
” afternoon, I see you came for the job right? ” the man asked to be sure…
” yes sir ” Roy replied nodding his head…
” can I have your cv,” the man asked, Roy quickly handed him his cv from his pocket which he rapped in an envelope?
” you are 26,” the man asked as he scanned his cv.
” yes sir ” Roy dejectedly replied.
” you had no experience, why do you want this job,” the man said folding his cv…
” Sir I don’t have any experience, but I can do this job, I am Smart and hardworking and fast, and the reason why I needed this job is to save some money which I can use to enroll in a part-time school ” Roy calmly explained while the man smiled…
” I like you, you sound intelligent, call me Mr. Johnson,” the man said and stretched forth his hands while Roy shook him, bowing his head as a sign of respect…
” Okon here will give you the guarantors form and explained the job to you, the job is yours,” the man said and walked away leaving a satisfactory smile on Roy’s face.
Okon who was the security guard calmly explained to Roy about the nature of the job, he told him it was shifting that they were 4 security guard, and they normally do 4 days on and four days off and the salary was 35000, Roy was happy, he collected the guarantor’s form and went home feeling relieved, he knew the job was below him, but what can he do,? a saying goes “half bread is better than none”
He met Mr. Williams sited on the couch as usual.
” good evening sir” Roy greeted cheerfully.
“evening, how was it,” he asked Roy.
” I finally secured a job, but it’s a security guard ” Roy replied…
” It’s for the main time, ” Mr. Williams advised while Roy nodded and walked to the bathroom to freshen up, he came back and gave his father the guarantor form which he filled within 5 minutes …
Mr. Johnson and his wife were preparing for the arrival of their daughter which is in two days from now, they decided to throw a party for which was lex idea, unknown to them he had planned of proposing to her because he knew she could not rebuff his proposal in front of her parents…
The next day Roy went to his place of work, he submitted every required document, he was been given employment later, they also gave him the uniform which he wore and he started the same day.
The next day quickly came as expected, Mr. Johnson quickly ordered one of his drivers and Roy to go pick Sandra from the airport, they drove to the airport and waited for Sandra, they waited for about 20 minutes before they saw her coming, both Roy and the driver quickly went after her to help her with her luggage …
” good evening ” they both greeted.
” evening “Sandra replied recognizing the driver…
” Victor! is this the new security guard,” she asked.
” yes ma ” Roy replied with a smile, he quickly collected her luggage and put on the boot, while they all hopped into the SUV and drove home.
30 minutes to their journey they got to Sandra’s house, they all alighted from the car, Roy quickly helped Sandra in carrying her luggage inside, by the time they got to the sitting room, everywhere was dark, there was light outside but the sitting room was dark.
“what’s happening, where is everybody “Sandra asked feeling tensed.
” I don’t know ” Victor replied evasively…
” Surprised!!!!!!!!!!!! ” they heard a scream while the light went on. Sandra was astounded, she saw 3 of her friends, Lex and her mum and dad with people she didn’t know …
” Daddy you shouldn’t have done this ” she smiled as her father came to hold her hands.
” you deserve it dear,” he told her, suddenly they heard a song, it was a blues…” may I have this dance,” Mr. Johnson asked her daughter who smiled.
All this while Roy was just watching at them, smiling, he envied Sandra, she was now a graduate from the University of Oxford, while he is just a common security guard….
After Sandra was through dancing, chatting with her friends, and exchanging pleasantries with the guests, she walked up to Victor and Roy who just stood at a corner ….
” Thanks,” she told them “you are welcome” they both replied with a smile, her eyes suddenly went to Roy…
” How old are you,” she asked unintentionally.
” MA! ” Roy replied as if he didn’t hear what she said.
” I am sorry ” she calmly apologized while Roy breathed a sigh of relief, he never likes telling people his age.
Suddenly lex took a wine glass and a spoon, he hit the glass with a spoon which made a noise, he did that to gain people’s attention..
” Sorry for that, ” he apologized.
” Sandra can you please come over here,” he told Sandra who reluctantly went over, holding lex hands.
” This is the most important thing I am about to do in my life,” he said and knelt down, and keep his hands in his pocket…
” Sandra Johnson will you marry me,” he said with a smile. his words hit her like an earthquake making her puzzled, she knew this day would come that lex will be proposing to her but she never wanted it to be this soon, she didn’t love him, she was hoping she would have fallen in love with him before he would propose to her, but she was wrong, she can’t love him.
She stared at lex, she knew rejecting his proposal would be a big blow to his face and a great disgrace to his reputation. She had no choice but to accept after all their families had already pledged them to be husband and wife.
” yes” she replied with a shaky voice and without enthusiasm Putting a satisfactory smile on everyone’s faces except for hers.
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