——One week later——
“5 minutes to the new year.” Kaylee screamed out of excitement and so Seun could hear her over the noise.
“Yes sweetness.” He leaned in and kissed her nose.
“So what time should I pick you up.”
“I don’t know, we also have the party for the twins.” Kaylee replied.
“And you are going to canada with Claire the day after tomorrow.” Seun added.
“Yes and I would soon be going back to Nigeria.” Kaylee frowned.
“I know… we just found each other and now you are leaving.” Seun said looking ahead. It seemed as if the crowd had intensified. They were gathered at the London square for the new year celebration and fireworks. “You could just call my mum and tell her you cannot make it.” Seun suggested.
“Never! I cannot cancel on your mum or dad. I am coming over tomorrow. ”
Seun smiled at the fact that Kaylee had become fond of his family.
“Then what will you do? ”
“We would figure something out okay?” Kaylee assured him.
“Is that for the dinner with my parents or the fact that you would soon leave London?”
“Both? We would make this relationship work right?”
“Sure babe! If I have to come to Nigeria with you, I will do it.”
“Perfect!” She squealed and clapped her hands.
“A minute to go.” Seun said, wrapping his arms around her waist.
“A year ago, I didn’t know I would be so happy. What am I saying?” She laughed! “I didn’t know I would be this happy a month ago.”
“Until we met at a skating rink on one cold evening.” Seun added.
“More like ran into each other.” Kaylee corrected.
“Yeah it was all because of your big head.” He teased.
“The big head I really love.” Seun added.
“Yeah yeah…” Kaylee rolled her eyes.
“10…9…8…7…6…” they heard the crowd shout.
“To the rest of our lives?” Seun asked.
“To the rest of our lives.” Kaylee confirmed. She held his eyes as they joined the crowd.
“5…4…3…2…1…HAPPY NEW YEAR!” Everyone cheered including Kaylee and Seun.
“I love you Kaylee and no matter the challenges we might face, we would face it together.”
“As long as we are together.” Kaylee added.
“Yes.” Seun leaned in and gave Kaylee a quick but lovely kiss. He intertwined their fingers together as they looked at the sky, and watched the fireworks explode into different colours.
It was the beginning of a beautiful life for them.
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