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PLEASE MARRY ME – 17

PLEASE MARRY ME – GRACE OCHIGBO CHAPTER SEVENTEEN AYEGBA           The drive to Ibadan is messy. I don’t even know when it started raining but the slightly wet road made driving difficult. I take in a few deep, calming breaths when I pull into her estate. She’s decorated outside of …

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PLEASE MARRY ME – 16

PLEASE MARRY ME – GRACE OCHIGBO CHAPTER SIXTEEN ILEANWA         My eyes dart from one corner of the room to the other as I glance over the heads of the small crowd attending this workshop. This session ought to have ended about ten minutes ago but the smart and gorgeous …

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PLEASE MARRY ME – 15

PLEASE MARRY ME – GRACE OCHIGBO CHAPTER FIFTEEN AYEGBA          Honestly, for a long time I was unable to gather my acts together and it was impacting on my training negatively. I kept pondering over mum’s words again and again. Vee was happy with me. That, I was sure of. …

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PLEASE MARRY ME – 14

PLEASE MARRY ME – GRACE OCHIGBO CHAPTER FOURTEEN ILEANWA “My decision to visit Mona was not a coincidence after all. I consider it divine because it led me to you.” Ayegba mouths as he brings his car to a halt right in front of the house.        I hear the …

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PLEASE MARRY ME – THIRTEEN

PLEASE MARRY ME – GRACE OCHIGBO CHAPTER 13 AYEGBA         My brain is still on static as I ruminate on the most appropriate response to give to Mona’s question but when I notice discomfort filling up his face, I quickly clear my throat. “Dude, love always knows how to find …

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PLEASE MARRY ME – TWELVE

PLEASE MARRY ME – GRACE OCHIGBO CHAPTER TWELVE ILEANWA         Watching my son sleep so soundly makes it all come back. The love. The very core of it. I understand that I cannot make peace with my past by trying to relive it but one thing I shouldn’t do is …

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PLEASE MARRY ME – ELEVEN

PLEASE MARRY ME – GRACE OCHIGBO CHAPTER 11 AYEGBA “I am coming, ma’am.” I screamed out loud as I ran up the fleet of stairs. Mum was sitting on the edge of the bed and the way I opened the door must have jerked dad up from sleep. “I am …

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PLEASE MARRY ME – EIGHT

PLEASE MARRY ME – GRACE OCHIGBO CHAPTER EIGHT ILEANWA            Attah is refusing to give anyone the slightest breathing space tonight. He’s been reeling on and on about the military helicopter he entered at the base. How he had been completely awestruck and scared at the same time, when Uncle …

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PLEASE MARRY ME – SEVEN

PLEASE MARRY ME – GRACE OCHIGBO CHAPTER SEVEN AYEGBA            The smile I flash at the receptionist is enough to make her will her entire birthright to me. Not one single feature makes the ladies flock around me. Some have said it is in the way my eyeball look at …

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PLEASE MARRY ME – SIX

PLEASE MARRY ME – GRACE OCHIGBO CHAPTER SIX ILEANWA            My ten year old self had been extremely grateful at the opportunity to leave my uncle’s house. Back then, it felt like the best thing that happened to me, even when I didn’t know the way ahead. There was a …

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