Saved the Last Dance

They say some people spend their lives never knowing love. The kind you never want to lose. And if you do, you should to be grateful that you once experienced something beautiful most people spend their whole lives never experiencing. Like in the lyrics of Alicia Keys. They say you can only ever truly love … More Saved the Last Dance

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8 Lessons in love from the World’s Happiest Couples

As we celebrate Valentine’s Day, it is important to know that love is not just a one day demonstration. Valentine’s Day is a day to show that Special One that you really appreciate them in your life on a day when the world celebrates love. Many people want to be loved but have no one. Many want to be held but have no one. Many people just need someone to smile back at them. So for you who have love, celebrate it and while we’re at it, let’s take some time to learn from the world’s happiest couples. … More 8 Lessons in love from the World’s Happiest Couples

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It’s February … finally

So February is here, finally! And it’s the month of love. I’m usually not as excited about February being the month of love but this time, I’m excited to explore the exclusive events about Valentine. So I’ll try to do some snooping and bring to you some fun events you can attend to spice up your Valentine’s day, whether you’re single or not.

So here’s the first I found: … More It’s February … finally

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Familiar Stranger: Series 10

As Desire sat at her desk, working on some reports, she receives a message on her phone. It was him. She reads it. It was sudden. he had to read it over and over. She didn’t send a response. Time passed and she let it slide with the time.

Then he called her later and said, “I dropped you a message. Check it”.

She could have said to him, ‘I know, I read it already’ but because she hadn’t quite digested his message, let alone come up with the right response, she simply said “Ok”.

So on her drive home, she called him. “Can you talk?” … More Familiar Stranger: Series 10

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Familiar Stranger: Series 9

He touched her hand on her lap so gently. “I know”.

She moved her hand beneath his. “You seem like a really nice guy and I want it to remain just that. These impressions you laying on me aren’t welcome. I can’t deal with it. I’m ready for that”.

“Now this is a part of you I don’t know. The other side of you I want to know. I want to know your story so that I can better appreciate you, when you talk and what informs your decisions. I asked you about the home front once and from your hesitation, I could sense that something isn’t well”. … More Familiar Stranger: Series 9

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Familiar Stranger: Series 8

“You need a massage”.

“No, I’m fine”. Her eyes momentarily shot open. She didn’t see how that came into the conversation.

“I know you are. Sit here. I’ll give you a quick rub”, he volunteered, standing from his chair and offering it to me.

“No, really, I’m fine”, she insisted.

“I know. It’ll be quick. Just sit here”.

There was no point arguing about it. She let him put his hands on me and get it over with. She shudder even more at the thought of his hands on her. But she sat and he began to rub her neck. His hands were firm, strong yet it felt tender on the back of her neck. Steadily, he massaged her neck, moving across to her shoulder. She would have enjoyed the massage if it wasn’t for that pressing tingle in her pelvic. She really needed to go. … More Familiar Stranger: Series 8

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Familiar Stranger: Series 7

Tunji studied her body language as she spoke about music. He realized it brought out a side to her he’d never seen before. She was always so edgy about almost everything but the two things he’d noticed made her smile – her children and music. He smiled at the realization of this new familiarity about her. He loved that she was simple yet exotic and impressionably giving away.

“Beautiful”, he snapped her out of her growing fantasy. She wiped the smile off her face and adjusted in her sit. “I used to be impressionable too way back in school but it had to die a natural death. The inspiration wasn’t so inspiring anymore”. … More Familiar Stranger: Series 7

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Familiar Stranger: Series 6

“I see. So tell me about you”.

“I thought this was to be a karaoke hang out”.

“Yes, but that only opens on Fridays. We can do it this Friday if you want”, he added.

“No no no!” Desire jumped. “This works just fine”.

He smiled, almost as though he’d just read her mind.

“Ok so you know my name and what I do for a living. You also know what my hobby is. Besides that, there isn’t much to tell”, she narrated dryly.

“True, I know all that – lucky me. What I would like to know is what I don’t know about you already. It doesn’t have to be official”. … More Familiar Stranger: Series 6

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Familiar Stranger: Series 5

Later that evening, he called again. Desire would rather not pick his call but because he had said earlier that it wasn’t a chase, she was compelled to pick up. It could actually be work related. So she spoke with him, being mindful of her speech on the phone with another man while her husband was in the living room with her. When Tunji called her during her drive home, she had told him she wouldn’t speak with him whenever she is home.

“If it’s urgent, you can text me instead”, she said to him.

But when she said that, she thought she sensed something different in his voice but she couldn’t place it. He didn’t have the right to be jealous or upset about that. … More Familiar Stranger: Series 5

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Familiar Stranger: Series 3

It was one of those busy mornings and Desire had no time for idle texting games.

“Who?” she texted back.

“Tunji from next door”, the reply came in almost immediately.

Desire almost instantly looked over at his door but she quickly held herself back and that singular act made her nervousness obvious to Tunji who was watching her from his office.

“Oh right. How are you doing?” she texted instead.

“Fine, thank you”, he replied then he added a funny faced emoticon, then a playful one.

Desire froze. … More Familiar Stranger: Series 3

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