A Surprise For The 'Anti-Surprise' Girl
I'd never been one to be surprised easily. I liked to make sure I was perfectly aware of everything that happens in my surroundings so I won't be caught unawares. So, I hardly get the chance to be surprised cause I'm super sensitive to my environment. If you want to throw me a surprise party, I'd know either that day or at least way before the preparations are put together. This is why my friends grew weary of doing any surprises and rather stuck with saying things like "Oh Tess, I was thinking of getting you this. Would that be okay?" Sad to say the least but that's how it was. Which is why I was surprised at the surprise I'd gotten from someone so surprising. Lol.
So, it was a few days after my birthday a couple of years ago. My birthdays are usually nine out of ten times uneventful and since it falls in the first month of the year which is just after the Christmas celebrations, practically everyone has spent all their money and looks forward to making money again in the new year, hence, I don't usually expect anything. Because, yeah, there's nothing to expect. Everyone is completely wrung out.
So, the actual day was spent with my family. Did chores and all of that, got good wishes and prayers from my friends via social media and I felt the day was as good as it was going to get. Which is what happened. Then a couple of days later, I was at the library and got a call from one of my friends who asked me where I was and if it was okay to stop by for a bit. I replied in the affirmative because it was one of my few male friends that I valued and, to be honest, I had a tiny crush on him.
So, he came, armed with bags of goodies and I was a little more than elated. We went downstairs where it was okay to eat and he proceeded to offload the contents of the bag, it was different kinds of food that I liked. Okay, if I'm being honest, it was mostly junk food because he knew how much I liked them. So, from ice cream to pies to the goated shawarma, saying it was a junk lover's fantasy would be an understatement.
So, after wolfing down the delights, (with him, of course... I'm not that greedy) I thanked him again for being so thoughtful. And if you're my friend, you'd know that one of the surest ways to get me happy with you was food, so at that moment, he could have asked for anything and I'd say a flaming yes.
We talked for a long while, and it was wonderful. I already mentally marked the day as one of my best and most surprising days ever. Because no one had ever gone out of their way to do something that nice for me and the fact that it came as a surprise blew my mind. I thought that was the end of it but the next thing got me completely blown away.
He said it wasn't all and that he had one last gift for me. So, he reached out into his bag that I hadn't even noticed he came with and retrieved an item. I stared at it in quiet confusion. What is this device? It was a blue box kind of thing and the sides were bound in paper tape so I knew it was handmade. Then, he said, "I made it for you." I smiled and told him thank you, even though I didn't know what it was. But I tried not to be discourteous to someone that had just done something so nice for me.
And then he said, "Aren't you going to switch it on?" And that's when I saw that it had a little switch in the corner. The library was lit up and all, so he said I should put it in the bag so I'd be able to see it more. Nearly busting in anticipation, I did what he said and switched it on and to my utter astonishment, the word ' I LOVE YOU' blinked at me in coloured lights. It was the most amazing sight ever.
Not just the admission to his feelings which stirred the butterflies in my belly to no end, but the fact that he'd made this with his hands. Unable to stop the tears in my eyes, I asked how long he'd been making it and he said he'd been working on it for a long while now. Two solid months. I mean I knew he was handy and he'd occasionally shown me his inventions. So, I knew this was a big deal for him. It was the biggest and best surprise I'd ever gotten. The butterflies in my belly were threatening to make their way out of my mouth at that point. The whole day was more than I could have ever asked for so I was humbled and filled with elation.
I wish I could show you all how beautiful it was but the fact that I can't is a story for another day. Till next time, guys.🌺
This is my submission to The Inkwell Creative Non-fiction Prompt.
That was the most thoughtful gift ever, so your courtesy toward his surprise was kind. The food was thoughtful too, and a good indication that he wanted to be social.
Some surprises are not bad, wouldn't you agree?😁
Definitely, I'd agree that this one was a good surprise. And quite wonderful too. I'm grateful for the opportunity to share it.🌺
That was some pleasant surprise right there. Some of your favorite foods and a handmade gift will blow anyone away.
It is always great to have such friends in our corner that put in a lot of effort in marking us happy.
I enjoyed you been surprised at your surprise !lol
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It seems those butterflies just passed through my stomach because what is this beauty. Such gestures mostly come from beautiful souls.
Giving gifts is good but giving handmade gifts is just amazing. I don't think I would have ever lost that gift.
This was indeed a pleasant surprise. Thanks for sharing 🤗
I haven't lost it. I just tucked it away somewhere. Don't worry, it's safe.😂
I'm glad you liked the story though. Thanks for stopping by.🌺❤️
The pleasure is all mine lovely ✨
Beautiful story, I loved it, especially because he was able to surprise you and express his love with something he made with his own hands, I hope you still keep the gift.
Yeah, I was entranced by it as well. And yeah, it's safe. I'm glad you' enjoyed the story. Thanks for stopping by.🤗
Oii oiii oiii
What's next, you left him hanging?
You answered him?
Common don't leave us in the dark.😔
Why do you want to know what my answer was?😂😏
Why wouldn't I want to know 🤣🤣🤣
Oiii you broke his small techy heart huh😥
No, no, no. I'm not in the business of breaking hearts.... Most times.😂
Don't worry his heart is safe, since you're so concerned.😉
Most times she claimed....
Breaking hearts is quite a profitable business....
The guy spends on you and feels the need to propose...
Then you whisper to his ear...
And run away, blocking his number....
The only difference is the curses though😔
Ahhh Seki, you sound like a guy they've done this to many times. I'm patiently waiting for the gist sha.😂
Anyways, yours truly doesn't roll the way. The guy doesn't spend a kobo before, during and after. Unless we're spending it together. I don't like stories.😂😗
Awwwwn, perfect partner 😂😂😂
Awwwww just the kind of guy I like, I don’t want the whole ‘world ‘ just the tiniest thing can blow me away🙈🙈
Funny how I was seriously looking for a surprise proposal in your post😛😛😂
Ahhh.... proposal ke.😂😂
He was a really sweet guy to do all of that and I appreciated it. Trust me, a rolls Royce gift wouldn't have gotten a happier expression from me.😂
And also, when I'm proposed too, I'll do well to let you know.😉
Nice surprises like that are good to get, right?
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Yeah. Quite refreshing to get such simple but extremely thoughtful surprises. Thanks for stopping by dear.🥰
That's a strong hook at the end for the next story, about why you can't show us the device. I think you did a good job structuring this, too, in that you didn't tell us right away how he felt about you, but let that be the climax. I did kind of suspect that you were heading there, simply because of how thoughtful he was being. Good job on this. :)
Thank you so much. I'm happy you appreciated the technique I employed in the story, however unintentional it was. Thanks for your thoughtful comment as well and I appreciate you taking the time to Stop by.🥰✨