WHEN MY FIANCÉE OF THREE days, after seven years of dating, called and told me that she wanted us to talk, it did not occur to me that it was going to be so epic, let alone turn out to be what it did.
When they say they need some time to breathe, some people mean it. Others just use it as an excuse to wander off into greener pastured fields, but to those giving the air to be breathed, it seems like the end of the world, wondering when the hell the rain started beating them.
She took me out for a five-course meal at a grimy street restaurant, and over dessert, she narrated how she loved and cherished me and had over the years. What was this? A celebration of love? Oh boy, hold your horses. More is coming.
When I had proposed, she had said “OKaaaaaay”, not the classical response expected when the black velvet box is exposed to light and the lid popped open to show the world’s smallest cuffs, the ring.
So, my fiancée told me that she had thought about it over the three days (and nights) and resurrected with an answer (not) expected. She couldn’t!
“What?” Not like ‘what are you talking about?’ but ‘what the fuck do you think you are saying? Are you outta ya’ mind?’
Well, I had heard her loud and clear, and before I got worked up or jealous, ‘it’s no one I should be worried about’, her words, not mine.
Now, there we go. It was not another prince (un)charming who had been caught in the sandstorms of Sahara on his journey across the desert to her and had arrived. It was a princess.
God, she was leaving me for another girl. Great, classic, actually.