Husband Wanted – 2

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She watched them from the window, stomach churning, as her wild heartbeat made her faintly afraid she was about to have a heart attack. If only she would be so lucky, a heart attack would get her out of this farce.

It was hard to count the number of men who turned up for this joke that had gotten far out of hand. Were there a hundred men out there? Two hundred? Three hundred Spartan warriors seeking a wife? She covered her face with her hands and exhaled.

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He winced at the sign at the gate, it seemed pedestrian and even inconsistent with the slice of genius that led him here, never mind that he had never seen a husband wanted sign in his 33 years of gulping oxygen. He looked at the tiny scrap of newsprint folded in his palm, unfurled it to look at the requirements again.

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Abducted 20

Abducted Episode 20
The is the last post on Abducted, thanks so much for following the story from the first episode till the end. The writer really appreciate everyone for being their cause if the story was written and their was no audience to read it, it would have been a wasted effort. You are all sighted and mouthed, eshey

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IB 4Chapter 20

IB thanked the nice receptionist in the well-furnished reception before heading up the staircase. She judged an office not from its building but from the reception. The reception area of IKANEX was comforting. The decor was simple and made you feel relaxed. The central air conditioning system ensured that the room stayed cool. The waiting area had sofas arranged in a u-shape and a flat screen television was presently showing a movie on African Magic. There were also business and other magazines on a shelf in the room for those interested.

The receptionist was very friendly and had a nice smile. Ib had noticed a few closed doors downstairs, most likely offices, before she walked up the staircase. Toni – no, Iyke’s office was on the first floor of the building. She was still trying to come to terms with the fact that Iyke was a wealthy man. She had stumbled…

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Abducted 19

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IB 4Chapter 19

‘You’ve been back for three months now, babe,’ Cynthia was saying, ‘And you haven’t been yourself. I understand the inconvenience of being abducted but I thought you said the man didn’t hurt you in anyway.’

‘He didn’t hurt me.’ Ib assured her.

‘Then why the long face? Don’t tell me you miss him?’

‘Miss’ was an understatement.

Ib lay on her bed cuddling the largest teddy bear on it. Cynthia sat on the edge of the bed watching her friend. There was a knock on the door and Mary came into the room with a tray of food.

‘Leave it on my reading table, Mary.’ Ib told her maid. ‘Thank you.’

Before her abduction, the words ‘Thank you’ weren’t in her vocabulary but now her vocabulary had also been expanded to include ‘Please’. Mary smiled as she left the room. Everyone had noticed the change in Ib. Her…

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Abducted 18

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IB 4Chapter 18

Toni didn’t call Chief Davids as intended because IB fell sick. It had rained non stop for hours and she had exposed herself to the cold despite the fact that he had given her a t-shirt and cardigan earlier.

She had ignored the clothes and lay on her bed throughout the day, her windows open all night. By morning she was freezing and he had a sick woman in his hands.

Of all times to be sick!

Just when he was ready to be rid of her!

Now he had been turned into a nurse or was it an orderly? Taking care of a child was easier, he told himself, and less complicated. You could bathe the child, feed her, read her a bed time story and hold her until she fell asleep, and then monitor her temperature. But taking care of an adult female was so much…

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Abducted 17

Abducted Episode 17
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IB 4Chapter 17

‘You’re infringing on my personal space,’ Toni warned IB.

‘Are you going to lock me up in my room until I am purged of my contempt?’

‘I might just do that.’

‘What are you afraid of? That I might prove you wrong?’ she teased.

‘No such luck Ib. And I am not in the mood for your flirtatious games. I won’t be distracted.’

She grabbed his T-Shirt as he made to get away, and leaned forward so that their faces were only about an inch apart.

‘You are playing with fire, Miss Davids. I might just forget I am meant to be a gentleman and take what you are offering as an addition to what I am going to get from your father.’

The last part of his words was intended to call her to order but IB clearly wasn’t thinking about any other thing other than proving…

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Abducted 15

Abducted 15
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IB 4Chapter 15

Over the next few days, Ibitoru did most of the cooking. As much as she despised these chores she soon got used to them. Toni on the other hand was sometimes nice to her but most of the time, he treated her with indifference but naturally they were becoming more aware of each other as individuals.

She wasn’t comfortable with the feelings she was developing towards him. She had disliked him but with that one kiss he had set her up for, she found that she rarely gave Steve  a thought. She had to force herself to remember that Toni had abducted her, depriving her of the life she was accustomed to and treating her like a servant. She found herself wodnering what he would look like he really smiled, if he didn’t try to look so intimidating. She’d bet he had a beautiful smile.

Whoa, hold on girl…

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