DOZ Issue 29 March 2018 - Page 34

DOZ Chronicles: LARA An excerpt from the novel, DOZ Chronicles: Lara, by Eturuvie Erebor. Available on Amazon. Eturuvie Erebor Continued from the last issue… “Lara, will you marry me?” My heart first seemed to stop and then began to beat harder and faster in my chest. I was not expecting a marriage proposal from this man; I had never really thought about the two of us as man and wife. Yes, I thought we flowed well when we ministered together, but marriage was a different ball game. He was a great man no doubt and God had used him mightily, and I knew it was only the beginning and had we met under better circumstances I would have been pleased to say yes. After all, he was currently one of the most eligible bachelors as far as Christendom in Nigeria was concerned. Any girl would be pleased to be his wife but that occurrence eight years ago wouldn’t let me say yes. And what was worse, as I began to replay the incidence in my head, my temper rose. I had never confronted him about the issue, and perhaps that was why he thought it was okay to enter my house, put his hands in his pocket and ask me to marry him. “You have some nerve!” I responded angrily. “So, you can come here, to my house, to ask me to marry you after what you did to me?” I could see confusion plastered « 34 DOZ Magazine March 2018