Nana Ama was devastated, the dream wedding no longer seemed anywhere in sight, by the time they left the planner she was down to four artificial floral arrangements for the church, two gold bows on the chairs she and Kofi were going to sit on.
As for the reception, she did not want to think about it. She had saved for it but after sacrificing that extra coke she used to buy to make her trotro journey a bit bearable every day for the past two years, it no longer made sense spending it on the floral wall she wanted so much to be a backdrop at the reception.
She even had to forego the red carpet and opt for a disposable one.
Things were really not looking good. She had not even attained her size 10 and the time seemed to be drawing nearer as fast as she had wished but now dreaded.
At least she had her bridal shower to look forward to. It was her ultimate cheat day and her friend Maame had promised to bring lots of pancakes especially that chocolate fondant one that she loved but had to flee from these past few months.
She really did not want to ask her parents for money, they were already taking care of almost everything for the traditional wedding ceremony .
She put her head phones back on and stepped on to the treadmill. Becca’s “Shw3 dea Odo ay3 me ” was playing. She smiled, life must be playing a serious one on her.
As her pace quickened , she remembered how she had spotted Kofi in church. He never missed mass and the grace with which he read the announcements after service made him look like a president. She could see he was destined for great things.
It wasn’t until final year when she mustered the courage to become his friend, and at an emergency outreach meeting one night after service her opportunity came.
Kofi walked up to the gate and turned away, then walked back then started pacing. Was today the right time to tell her?
He remembered the many times when he could not figure whether he had been friend zoned or not but Nana Ama just had her own way of doing things.
She had called him on a Sunday to ask if she could come over.
She went straight to the point and said ” I think we should work towards getting married ”
That was the day he knew she was his one, his beauty with brains. Even though her Jollof was not always on point, he did not mind at all.
Just then she called.
” Are you here yet? You said you wanted to tell me something “…