"CRAB" I whisper out loud. slowly, letting go of the handle of the door as I start moving backward staring at the face that's staring right back at me
"Am I dreaming?" I whispered in my head "or this jerk is really standing in front of me?".
"Innalillahi wa inna ilaihimraji'un" that's what came out of my mouth out loud when I felt a sharp string on my leg. I close my eyes waiting to hear the sound of me falling. One...two...three... Seconds passed but still quite, slowly I opened one of my eyes to see what's stopping me.
That's when my eyes jump out of their sockets and my mouth form a wordless "O" as I stares at him in shock. He was holding me in his arms just like how you normally see in movies.
He blink his perfect brown eyes as his mouth curve to a smirk. Just like the other day he look so handsome like a prince that came out from a fairytale. He has a fair skin I realized, not very fair just average.
Through out the ride home no one utter a word. Adam offer to drive us home saying that he was going near our area.I sat at the passenger seat while Asmy at the back frowning, i know she is angry with me because I decided that we had to leave, but I don't have time to worry about her now, am still angry and surprise for the fact that, that jerk happens to be the prince which means I have to meet him every now and then unless...unless if I stop going to the palace all together, that's it, that's perfect. I thoughtI smile at the thought but then I remember if Mami didn't see me for few days, she'll come herself to check on me and asked the reason why I haven't visit them.I sighted heavy in frustration forgetting at all where I was "are you okay" Adam's voice rang inside my head.I blink, and whisper in my head "come on Nawal do you really want to embarrass yourself in front of Adam now""N
Grey clouds veiled the sky while the moon shine brightly on it. The night is chill, the kind that normally comes with December night.The flowers within the palace walls and garden gives a very nice fragrance all around.Among one of the buildings, The king stood from his terrace looking directly at the moon as if waiting for the moon to talk."Are you alright?" Mami's voice whisper from behind him.He sighed taking a long breath then turned around with a little smile on his face "Now that you're here, am sure I'll be"Mami kept the little tray she was carrying on the stool and said "Don't flatter yourself" sitting down on the edge of the bed she continues while gazing at him "Am still angry at your wife for the stunt she pulled this afternoon. I mean how can she and Farida stoop so low?"The king stares at her then walk and sat beside her holding her hands in
Nawal's POV"You look fabulous" Sultana said with a wide grin, giving me a side hug."Thanks babe" I said letting go of her and sat down near Mami while sultana sat opposite me."What's with the kwalliya? Or it is to impress a certain somebody" Sultana said teasing me.Mami scoffed and said "Seriously Sultana, you need to stop trying to play cupid, obviously is not working"."But mami can't you see, am sure they're going to make an amazing couple and...." Sultana said dreamily."For the 100th time Sultana, we're just friends" I said trying not to slip the fact that I been crushing on him."Then can you pleeessse be something more than friends? You guys will look so good together like the Nigeria version of brangelina. Then you guys will be Adwal, isn't that cute" she finished looking at both Mami and I with a wide grin on her face
"It can't be" he murmured, his jaw clenched staring at me with his eyes cold filled with rage.Adam looked at him, then turn to look at me and said "Nawal are sure is here...." He said as he points at the floor "you might be mistaken".With a sly smile on my lips, gazing at Adam "Don't waste your breath Adam, am very sure about the order Ireceived"Turning my gaze to the prince, I brought out the paper that Umma Magajiya gave me, which had the offer and my signature on it, then her's by the side with her stamp boldly showing on it. "From today I am assign as the new stylist of the prince, with effect immediately".He gaze at me briefly then shift his eyes to the paper I extend in front of him. To my utter amazement he let out a sudden laugher as he place his hand on his forehead. I raised my brows in surprise, I thought the jerk will be furious.And what came out of his mouth further
I stood in front of the main gate that'll take you to the palace. It's early Monday morning. Abba just drop me by, on his way to the shop.I look ahead staring at the building in front of me. Some part of me is nervous while the other part is excited. Just think about what lay ahead of me makes me a little bit nervous.Taking a deep breath, I close my eyes and whispers you can do this Nawal inside my head.Opening them I took my very first step towards my bright future inshaAllah I already got the heading on what my job is. The first thing to do is to check his schedule everyday to know all about his meeting so as to bring out an appropriate clothe for it.According to Umma Magajiya he doesn't know how to appropriately dress for the day.His main closet is in the door near his room where all his clothes are kept. All I have to do is pick t
Sighing she said " I have to tell you right from the beginning..." She trails. "You see Umma Magajiya wasn't the first wife of the king. Nuwaira was...""Nuwaira?" I asked intrigued "Who is Nuwaira"."Fahad's mother" she addedas I open my mouth to a wordless "ooohhhh"."Our dad was supposed to marry Umma Magajiya. You know who her family are? sarkin yamma from Katsina. her family are not directly involved in the Emirates. They are kind of distance family, and our Dad said he never liked her, he was just doing it out of duty cause it was his Dad that wanted it, even his mother never liked Sadiya"."I think it was just a week remaining for the engagement, on his way to Abuja he meet Nuwaira on the plane, that's how he fall in love with her at first sight as he said"Just listening to the story makes me cringe. Is that even possible?
A lay awake in bed staring at the ceiling. Ever since I came back from the palace today, I been quiet, too quiet for everyone's liking. Umma asked me so many times I just told her that am fine, am just feeling under the weather. It worked, except for Asmy that disturbed me for quite sometimes then ignore me when I refuse to tell her anything.I turned around in bed and stares at Asmy deep asleep. I wish I'll be able to sleep the way she sleeps, deep in her sleep without any care whether the world is spinning or not.I sat up, holding my legs in my chest, I wish you can unknown things after knowing them. I don't even know what's wrong with me. All I know is that am feeling so sorry for the prince, the things he went through, is not every one that can go through them and still stand on his legs.One thing I know is that he is a survival. I think that's why he is working hard helping children in nee
Nawal's POV.I push close the oven's door then twirled around and pick the spatula on the counter. Using it as a mic I started miming the song a was listening to "I like me better by lauv".I twirled until I reach the fridge and open it, then took out chocolate sprinkles, Gazing to the door I found Umma and Asmy standing by it, murmuring something to themselves.I continue my dance and twirling in the kitchen miming the song."What is going on with you" I turned and found a frowning Asmy standing near me."Me?, Nothing" I said while I went and checked on my cup cakes."I was right when I told Umma to get Imam and do rukiya for you". She state clearly thinking that something is wrong with me.Sitting on the counter, I face Asmy, raising both my hands and said "Am fine Asmy, in fact never been better". As a