Love and life 10

This place is nice.I said and sat down on one of the seats. It was really comfy. Nii walked up to the attendant to make payment and Samia tagged along. I had a chance to talk to Steve again. I had made up my mind to go straight to the point. Immediately I opened my mouth to talk I heard someone shout out my name. Fiona!I turned around and saw who it was. It was Mawuli, my high school sweetheart! Wow he looked even cuter than in school. My goodness! Mawuli, its been forever.I said as he walked up to me. He hugged me and lifted me off the floor. I laughed out loud. Its been longer than forever.He said, putting me down. I straightened my skirt and turned to Steve. Erm Mawuli, this is my boyfriend Steve. Steve thi is Mawuli, my friend from High school.I quickly said. They shook hands and Steve walked off to where Samia and Nii were.

Mawuli told me about how his stay in Australia was and his decision to move to Ghana with his wife a few months ago. He even showed me a picture of his two year old son, Dillon. Mawuli?Samia said when she got to where we were. He turned and hugged her eagerly too. Wow today must be my lucky day.He said. Wow, look at you. You lost so much weight, looking amazing girl!He complimented and Samia did a little spin too. We all laughed. Have you met my fiance? Nii, this is Mawuli, Fionas ehemfrom High school.She said. Herr, Samia!I exclaimed. I looked at Steve from the side of my eye. He wasnt happy kwraa. Nii and Mawuli shook hands. So are we bowling or what?Steve interrupted. Hey Mawuli, do you want to join us?Samia asked. Well Im not too good at bowling…He started but Nii cut in, Neither are we. We are just having fun. Join us.He smiled and agreed. I saw Steve shaking his head. For that whole time I forgot about the girl I saw in his car. I was having fun. Its something my mother always told me. If you are worried or thinking about somebody too much, go have fun with other people. 

Nii was the first to play. He wasnt bad at all. He dropped 5 pins. Samia was next. Sadly, there was no luck. She yelled at the balls to fall because it was her birthday. I pretended to be on the phone when it was my turn, so Steve played. Miraculously six pins dropped. What?! That was impressive. And that, ladies and gentlemen is how its done. I think Im a pro.He said. Mawuli clapped for him and took a bowling ball. And yes dear friends, you guessed as much. He took his time, gently threw the ball and just like magic all but I pin was standing. Samia jumped up and down. My mouth was just open. I have found my coach!Samia yelled. We are done oh.Steve said clearly jealous. Nii picked a ball. Wait, Fiona hasnt played yet.Mawuli said and everybody turned to me. Ah Mawuli paa, how can I play after you?I teased. Nii gave me the ball and I just stood there. Mawuli walked up to me. Its not that hard. Just make sure u bend at a comfortable angle and release the ball.He said. I smiled at him and shook my head. Fiona, Fiona!Samia cheered. I giggled and did what Mawuli said. At least I tried to. The ball went straight into the gutter and Samias laughter infected everyone, even me. Im not playing again!I joked and went to sit down.

I could tell Steve didnt like having Mawuli around. Samia and Nii on the other hand were really enjoying his company. Every now and then I remembered the girl I saw Steve with. It was hard to shake it off but the unexpected distraction helped. We went on bowling with Mawuli winning every round. I did get slightly better with his tips. I was able to drop 3 bowling pins at a particular point. Samia asked Mawuli what he was doing for a living in Australia. I work for a recycling company called RoundBack. I do the boring engineering stuff.He replied. Wow, small world! Nii is an engineer too.Samia said nudging Nii who smiled and nodded. Yup, I also do boring stuff at work.He added and Mawuli gave him a high-five. Steve is into marketing.I said, trying to bring him into the conversation. Ahaa thats where all the fun is, isnt it?Mawuli asked and Steve shrugged. It was so obvious he didnt want to be there. As we kept talking I noticed him sending messages on his phone. I wondered if he was texting the mystery lady. 

After about an hour Nii called a worker to pay for another round of bowling. Samia happy birthday again. I need to leave now. I have an early morning meeting tomorrow.Steve said, getting up. You are sleeping over at her place, right?He asked looking at me and I nodded. He took my hand and I walked out with him after he said his goodbyes. When we left the building I asked if he was ok and he said he was just tired because he had a long day. If I miss anything here we can talk about it tomorrow over lunch ok?He said and hugged me. This looked like a good opportunity to talk about the lady. When we got to Steves car I was going to ask him when his phone rang. Hello, Kwakye why you dey call me at this time?He said with a smile. I signalled for him to say hi to Kwakye for me and he nodded as he started his car and drove off on the phone. I stood there for a few minutes and remembered what Samia said, maybe I was really overreacting. I shook my head and went back into the bowling arena.

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