THE PERFECT MAN Episode 8 I turned around at the sound of his voice. 'Good evening sir.' 'Are you deaf,' he asked 'I said where have you been,' he continued, shouting. 'Daddy I went to see Bryan. I had to give him the phone and sim card, so we could be communicating,' I answered 'I can see you have grown wings, Kamsiyochukwu Okafor, but it is not in this house you will fly.' Read more... Tbc

Daddy pls...,'

'Don't daddy me, since disobedience is what you learnt in America. Go and sleep. Tomorrow, my brother, your uncle would come around. We will discuss you and that onye ocha you came home with,' he replied.

I was dumbfounded. A meeting already?

'Kachifo, goodnight,' he said, pushing past me, climbing the stairs.
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I rolled on my bed. I had not slept well. My father's brother was coming to the house, for a meeting about Bryan. If there was anyone worse than my father, it was his brother. Chief Nnamdi Okafor. My father's dependence on him for everything nauseated both I and my mother. If my dad wanted to buy a car, he had to consult Nnamdi. If he wanted a new car, Nnamdi was to be consulted. It mildly irritated my mum but I guess she had gotten accustomed to it because when I approached her this morning, she put up no protest.

'It is his brother, of course your dad is expected to tell him of his child's decision to marry a westerner,' she said, recoiling at westerner.

'Mum, you say westerner life is a bad thing.'

'Nwa m, it is o. Is it that you didn't see any igbo person in the whole of Florida,' she asked, folding the bed linens.

'Mum, it's really not about that. Bryan is the best thing that happened to me over there. I can't begin to mention all the things he had done for me. If only you knew mum,' I retorted

'Nne, it's better for you to start mentioning them o. Your father won't let you marry that man and it is for your own good.'

'Mum, pls how is it for my own good, I bring home a man that wants to be with me for better and for worse, and you know how worse it could be and you people want to reject him because he's not igbo...'

I couldn't go on. There were tears in my eyes and they threatened to spill out. My mum left the clothes she was folding and walked over to me.

'Kamsi, stop crying,' she reached out and pulled me closer.

'You disappointed us all by bringing that white boy home. You know how your father and his people are. You should have thought of that before bringing him back. Stop crying inugo, you are a beautiful child, another man will love you for better and worse. Did you see Emeka yesterday, he is doing well now o.'

I got up, disgusted. What had Emeka got to do with all this. I walked out of the room and she called me back. I heard her mutter something about what florida had taught me. I wished they could all leave the country and see the bigger world out there. Each day, I saw people of completely different race and background marry each other. I'm sure their parents weren't bothered about the history of madness in one's family. I slammed my bedroom's door and began to pace. Chief Nnamdi would soon be here and I needed a plan.

I called Bryan. I had to prep him. There was to be no repition of the hello folks nonsense that occurred on the first day. He picked on the first ring.

'Hey babe, how's the morning without me,' he asked.

'Not good honey, and it's about to get worse.'

'Worse than nursing my blue balls all night, nah, I'm gonna pass.'

I felt bad about the blue balls, but this had to be done.

'In about an hour darling, my dad would send someone to pick you.'

'Wow, that was fast. So...,'

'He wants you to meet with his brother. They are kind of alike, so get ready to be blind sided. They are going to ask a whole lot of funny questions, so please go over those notes I made on meeting the family. Remember, just be patient, it's me who you are getting married to, not them.'

'Whoa, you are scaring me babe, but no pressure, I would do you proud,' he said.

That was why I loved Bryan. He always put me first. I wished my parents could see this. The chat with my mum left me upset but after listening to Bryan's voice, I felt uplifted. I had to shower and prepare Bryan's breakfast. I had a quick shower and put on a maxi gown.

Stepping out of my room, I heard voices downstairs. I looked over the rail, chief Nnamdi and some men I hadn't seen before were seated, eating breakfast. Some minutes later, my father and Bryan walked in. I thought my father had sent someone to pick him. Didn't know he went himself. I took a long look at Bryan, he didn't seem as confident as he had sounded earlier. I wondered what had transpired between them.

Bryan looked up and our eyes met. There was something sad and heavy about his eyes. My mum joined me on the rail. Chief Nnamdi cleared his throat.

'Good morning everybody, we are here because we have a visitor from far away overseas. But before we proceed, let's hear from him.'

There was a pause. Bryan glanced around the table, skipping my father. He also looked up at me. I saw the look in his eyes and I knew he was about to drop a bombshell. He looked away and I gesticulated to draw his attention back to me. He ignored me and instead looked my father square in his eyes.

'I'm Bryan Adams and I have nothing to say to you lots.'

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THE PERFECT MAN Episode 8 I turned around at the sound of his voice. 'Good evening sir.' 'Are you deaf,' he asked 'I said where have you been,' he continued, shouting. 'Daddy I went to see Bryan. I had to give him the phone and sim card, so we could be communicating,' I answered 'I can see you have grown wings, Kamsiyochukwu Okafor, but it is not in this house you will fly.' Read more... Tbc THE PERFECT MAN 
Episode 8

I turned around at the sound of his voice.

'Good evening sir.'

'Are you deaf,' he asked 'I said where have you been,' he continued, shouting. 

'Daddy I went to see Bryan. I had to give him the phone and sim card, so we could be communicating,' I answered
 
'I can see you have grown wings, Kamsiyochukwu Okafor, but it is not in this house you will fly.' Read more... Tbc Reviewed by De SOUL ENERGIZER on July 10, 2017 Rating: 5

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