Akua was so busy preparing Stella’s send-off party because she wanted it to be special. Stella was going to work in Kenya as part of the contract they had with a huge telecommunication company. She asked Dominic to help as well. It seemed the two of them had gotten rid of all the tension between them. Akua had gotten to know Dominic a little better. He wasn’t partying every weekend as she imagined and he seemed genuinely interested in her.
One afternoon Akua and Dominic went out to buy supplies for Stella's party. They walked into a department store and bought drinks, paper cups and other supplies. Just as they moved towards the drinks section a pretty lady smiled and walked to Dominic. "Dominic, how are you?" She said and hugged him. Dominic smiled and quickly introduced her to Akua. "Hi, so you are his colleague from work right?" The lady asked Akua but before she could answer Dominic cut in. "Actually she's the work colleague I have been trying to date all these years but she keeps turning me down." The lady looked at Akua and nodded. "I see." She said. Akua nudged Dominic playfully. The lady then said goodbye and left. Akua said nothing. She just smiled as they kept shopping.
The night of the party finally arrived. Akua called a bunch of Stella’s friends to join everyone at the office for the party. There was lots to eat and drink with music to dance to. Akua was happy to see Stella and everybody else having a good time. She joined in the fun but kept looking out for Dominic. She thought about how she would have felt if it was Dominic leaving. She would have been heart broken. She looked for him and finally saw him heading to his office so she walked to him.
“Hey aren’t you having fun? We threw a cool party, why are you here?” Akua said entering the office. Dominic smiled. “I’m just a bit nostalgic that’s all.” He said. Akua walked over to him and gave him a hug. “She’ll be back before you know it.” She said. Dominic felt better almost immediately.
“There’s something I need to tell you. Stella decided to go instead of us because she wanted us to give whatever we feel for each other a chance. She did say she had cousins there though but she said you weren’t the guy I thought you were and honestly she’s right. I’m sorry I judged you like that.” She confessed with her arms around his shoulder. “You don’t have to apologize. What? Stella really did that?” Dominic said and Akua nodded. “So if you will officially ask me out I’ll go out with you.” She said. Dominic instantly started smiling. He didn’t waste time at all “Akua will you go out with me?” She said yes and kissed him.
Akua took his hand and led him to the dance floor at the party were Stella and Terry were already dancing and joined them. She danced with her new boyfriend. She wasn’t sure how things were going to be with him but at least she knew she liked him enough to take a leap of faith.
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