Story: Married To Mr Popular… Episode 5 – 6

Story Married To Mr Popular Episode 5 – 6

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?Married To Mr Popular? (Rude and grumpy)

By: Faith Lucky.


Married To Mr Popular Episode 5

Bethel’s Pov:
Using one of my mum’s cars, the driver took us straight to the venue and woah! Are you kidding me? Is this a crusade or what?


“Dang! I told you Bethel. This is the reason I wanted us to come in time. Now, the whole place is filled up already” Nicole grumbled as the driver found a place to park.

Geez! This place is too rowdy. I don’t like crowd.

We opened the door and came out of the car and I narrowed my eyes around. If the crowd out here is much, then I wonder how the main hall would be.

Nicole held my hand as we started jostling our way through the crowd and I was amazed at the way some girls were looking.

Lots of them were putting on customised shirts with Ryan’s name and pictures on it. Some had stickers, eye glasses, rings and necklaces and even hair bands – all with his name printed on it.

Geez! Why are girls this crazy over him?

Nicole took me to a place before the entrance where some of the customised items were sold and there she bought a bangle and two light stickers with Ryan’s name on them.

She wore the bangle on her wrist and gave one of the stickers to me.

“Huh? What are you…?

“Just take it, Bethel” she cut me off and forced the sticker into my hand and I scoffed.

? I really can’t wait for Ryan to climb up that stage

? Yeah. I just hope I don’t pass out.

I overheard some people say as Nicole and I walked to the entrance.

She gave our tickets to the men out there and we gained entrance into the wide round hall.

Woah! I think the entire city’s here.

“Come on, B” Nicole said as she held my hand and tried jostling us through the crowd to the front stage.

But we couldn’t go far as there was no more spare and we had to stop around the middle.

Well, we can still have a clear view of the stage.

“This is all your fault’ Nicole huffed as we got stuck in the middle.

She really wanted to be close to the stage.

“Chill okay? It’s not like you’d have been able to touch him if were there or something” I said and she scroweld her eyes at me and I shrugged.

Gosh! This place is damn too crowdy. I don’t like staying in such congested places.

I turned to a lady beside me who’s been shouting the whole time. Huh?
She had a total on her neck and it was boldly Ryan’s name.

“Come on Ryan!” She said at the top of her voice and it kind of pissed me off.

Another lady was putting on his shirt and beneath his picture was written KING OF HEARTS.

Someone else:

And another:

Okay; this is so dramatic.

Immediately, I heard the walls crushing with screams and I panicked, thinking something terrible was happening.

I covered my both ears with my hands and almost screamed out as well because I was scared.


What’s happening???

? Ryan!!!

? Yes!!!

? I love you!!!

I managed to hear among the screaming voices and I lifted my eyes and saw Ryan climbing up the stage.
Oh! Now, I get.

? Ryan!

? My superstar!

? I love youuuuu

? Can you see me?

“Ryan!” Nicole also called and gripped my hand and I glared at her and I glared at her and took my eyes back to the stage.

Wow! But come to think of it, this guy’s quite handsome – and classy.

He was putting on a brown trouser and jacket with a blue top and wore a shoe to match.
Sparkles kept flashing around him as a result of the pure gold jewelries he had on.

His hair was dark and curled and the front part of it flopped over his left eye. His eyes had some sort of dark shade and his lips were so pink and soft. Although, I wasn’t really close to the stage; all these was still visible.

He was extremely charming and that was obviously the reason all the ladies were crazy over him.

He climbed the stage with a lady beside him.
Oh! Lady K.

She was a diva and was always seen around with Ryan. They’ve done lots of duets together as well and always go to concerts and performances together as well.

As a matter of fact, she’s been in Georgia city with Ryan the whole time and also returned here In Dallas with him. I wonder what’s going on between them.

? Go Ryan!

? I love you, Ryan!

? I wanna kiss you!

The screams continued as Lady K took a seat while Ryan went upto the standing mic and keyboard and believe me, the ovation increased when he did.

He sat in front of the keyboard and released a charming smile and instantly, I saw two ladies at the front stage collapse.

He tried waving the short hair over his left eye, but it came falling back.

He brought his lips to the mic and spoke into it:

“Hi” he said in a soothing voice and the ovation started all over.

Oh, God!

I saw another lady being rushed out and it struck me to the guts. I’ve always been hearing these in rumours, but today, I’ve witnessed it.

“isn’t he adorable?” Nicole squeaked and I looked at her and scoffed.

“Um…is Ryan and lady K dating?” I asked in aloud voice as it could get past the crazy crowd.

“Huh? No; I mean,,if they were, it’d have been all over. Ryan doesn’t have time for commitments. He’s a flirt” she replied excitedly also in a loud voice.

Ryan looked down at the keyboard and touched some soft keys. I guess he couldn’t even flak anymore because of the fans.

He played a soft charming tone and It’s effect made the crowd go quiet a bit.

It was just as if he wanted them to keep calm because immediately they stopped screaming, he stopped playing and spoke into the mic again.
? Um. I’m really glad to see you all. And I’m glad to be badk here in my hometown. I’m…happy you all love me this much to show up at my concert. Thanks? he concluded with a smile and another section of screaming and cheering took over.

? I love you, Ryan!

? You’re the best!

? Ryan!


“Wow! I can’t believe he smiled today” Nicole said happily and I turned to look at her.

“What? Doesn’t he smile?” I asked.

“Well, I heard he doesn’t. And I’m sure his manager must’ve been the one who advised him to smile since its his first concert in four years here in Dallas’ she replied and I mouthed an ‘oh’ and took my eyes back to the stage.

I stared at Ryan as he looked down at the keyboard and immediately, the stage went dark. A light gasp ran across the crowd and a blue light came up, shining just at the spot where Ryan was seated.

He started playing the keyboard -a soft enchanting sound and It made the whole place become so calm.

He played the keyboard for a while and added his flawless voice to it.
Wow! It was so cool.

I wasn’t really a lover of music, but with Ryan’s songs, he makes me love it. It’s not like I’m fangirling over him or something; I’m just saying the fact – he’s a really really great artiste.

The song was slow, romantic and emotional and I guess he was yet to record it because no one seemed to know the song.

? I just wanna be with you
You know you’re all to me
Let’s travel the world together
Let us build our dreams together?

I folded my hands and watched with keen interest as he sang so perfectly and really got me bemused.
Indeed, he deserves all the awards he’s gotten.

“Can you feel that, bethel?” Nicole said dreamily as she gripped my hand.

I gawped at her and fred my hand from hers.

Ryan sang the whole song so beautifully and when he was done, the hall almost went on fire as a result of the screams that almost brought it down.

Instantly, I saw two ladies being rushed out again.

Hold on; how do ladies get crazy over guys this way? It’s really shocking.

He started a different song which was popular and this time around, the entire audience sang along with him, singing like they wanted to fly.

The place became so noisy as everybody sang along with him – even those who were singing like frogs.

Nicole also joined in the singing and jumping and beckoned on me to join her and I rolled my eyes at her.

Although, I was enjoying the song, but I couldn’t start yelling and jumping like the others were doing. It’s absurd.

He sang two more songs and next, he stood up and a different boy came up and sat on the keyboard.

He removed the mic from its stand and started singing one of his hip hop songs while moving around freely on the stage.
The whole place got filled with screams again as everybody started dancing crazily and singing along with him.

The people close to the stage were all jumping and stretching out their hands, hoping be could touch them.

He sang two more songs and the second song had almost made me jump and scream like the others, but luckily, I didn’t.

He concluded the song in a stylish way and the building almost went crushing with clapping and shouting ovation and I had to shut my ears for a moment.

Ladies close to the stage kept screaming and falling on each other, stretching out their hands for Ryan to touch them, but I heard he doesn’tdoesn’t touch people.

He waved at the audience and turned around, going to drop the mic on its stand. The coordinators came around immediately to guide him and Lady K also stood up and joined him as he walked out of the stage.

“Oh, my gee! Don’t tell me it’s over. I wish it can be repeated” Nicole said dreamily, placing her both hands on her cheeks.

I looked at her and rolled my eyes. Ryan’s song started playing from the background.

“Hope you’re happy? Can we go now?” I asked and she laughed and held my hand and we started leaving the hall together.



Married To Mr Popular Episode 6

Bethel’s Pov:
It so wasn’t easy passing through the entrance as many people kept trooping in and out. If not for the face Nicole and I were holding hands, we’d have definitely been splitted.

After jostling our way through the crowd, we finally got outside and I breathed out heavily as we did.

“Geez!” I mumbled and let go of Nicole’s hand.

As expected, everybody around kept talking and dreaming of Ryan’s performance. Shocking enough, I saw a lady crying while telling her friends how he almost touched her.

“So, tell me, Bethel; how was it? Tell me you didn’t enjoy it” Nicole said, smiling and I scoffed.

“You know me, Nicole; I’m not a music person’ I replied.

“And whoever said you needed to be a music person before falling in love with Ryan? Anyway, I know you’re just bluffing. You’re definitely crushing on Ryan more than I do’ she said and I glared at her and she laughed.

I just hope my driver’s still waiting for me.

“Nicole!” We suddenly heard someone call from behind and we turned to see two ladies making their way to meet us.

“Agatha!” Nicole also called in surprise and ran into the arms of one of the ladies.


“Oh, my God! Look at you. I can’t remember the last time I saw you” the lady said elated

“Yeah. How’ve you been?”
I sighed and crossed my arms. I wonder how long this is gonna take.

Immediately, I heard my phone ringing and brought it out from my bag to discover it was Jackson calling.

I let it ring to an end the first time but it started ringing again and decided to move a few distance away to a place with lesser noise.

“Hello?” I said when I picked the call.
Even where I stood was still noisy and I wondered if I’d be able to hear him.

“Hello? B…Bethel? Is that you?” He asked and it was obvious he sounded relieved.

I just rolled my eyes and didn’t say anything.

“Bethel please, I beg of you; listen to me. I’m so sorry for what happened. I…I was just being carried away…”

“Really Jackson?” I cut in and scoffed.
“To be sincere, I never expected such act from you. I mean, I get it if we’re dating but trying to force yourself on me, it’s absurd” I said and heard him sigh.

“Bethel please; just forgive me. I promise never to do it again. I swear, it’s never gonna happen. Just give me another chance please. I promise to make it up to you”.

I was so engrossed in the call that I didn’t notice different horns of cars had been blaring at me.

“Bethel!” I heard Nicole’s voice.

“Hey!” I heard other people scream and it snapped me back to reality and that was when I realised I had been standing in the ways of some cars that had been honking at me from behind to move aside.

Oh, my gee!

I quickly brought the phone down from my ear and jumped aside and gave way to the line of flashy cars to pass.
They seemed to be special.

The first vehicle was a police car and one of the policemen glared at me from the window, probably for the way I had blocked their passage the first time.

They were moving slowly and since I was standing at a close range, I could have a clear view of them.

The second car was also a police car and the third one was a black hard window SUV jeep and since the windows were hard cover, I couldn’t get anyone in it.

The fourth one had its window slightly open and hah! It was Ryan!

Oh my gee!
Ryan! He was the one in the fourth flashy jeep! And Lady k was sitting beside him.

“Ryan!!!” Some of the ladies around started calling after him when they noticed he was the one in the car.

He stared at me from the window as they cruised pass and it made me freeze at that moment. I was looking at him from a close range and damn! Indeed, he was handsome.

He kept staring at me until they passed where I was and then fifth car was also a black SUV jeep with hard cover windows. Then, one more police car followed behind.

“Bethel!” Nicole called as she ran up to me immediately.

“Were…were you hurt?” She asked, taking her eyes round my body.

“I’m fine” I replied and tucked my hair behind my ear, trying go get over it.

“Was Ryan really the one in the car?” She asked and I nodded.

“Oh, my gee! You mean you saw him at a close range? Oh, my God Bethel! What did he look like?” She asked dreamily and I scoffed.

“I don’t get it. Didn’t you just see him on stage not long ago?” I asked.

“I know. But…”

I didn’t let jet finish up her statement as I started walking away and she came scuttling behind me.

We got to where my driver was meant to wait for me and luckily, he was still there. Nicole and I entered the car and sat at the backseat.

“Josh, you’re gonna drop Nicole off at her place before taking me home” I told the driver ane he nodded and took off.

Immediately, my phone started ringing – Jackson.

I had actually forgotten I had been on a call with him. I sighed and picked the call.

“Jackson, I’m busy okay? I’ll call you when I get home” I said and dropped the call, not waiting for his reply.

“Oops! Isn’t that our anonymous boyfriend?’ Nicole asked in a teasing tone and I gawped at her and she laughed.

“So, why don’t you wanna talk to him huh?” She asked but I didn’t say a word.

“By the way,why did he ask you to come over today?” She asked.

“None of your business” I replied with an eye roll.

Well, I couldn’t tell her about it. It’d definitely make her dislike him more.

Knowing she wouldn’t get me to talk, she changed the topic and began talking about other little things which didn’t really interest me.

Somehow, as I looked through the window, I recalled the moment.

I had seen Ryan at a close range. It was so beautiful – when he stared at me with those dazzling eyes of his. No wonder all the ladies are crazy over him. Indeed, he’s as handsome as a god.

I snapped out of my thoughts when Bethel tapped me. What am I even doing?

“Hey; have you been listening to me?” She asked and I just itched my nape.
What was she saying?

She resumed talking and in short while, we got to the gate of her house. At last.

“Don’t forget to be early in school tomorrow okay? Good night B” she said as she hugged me.

“Goodnight” I replied and she alighted from the car.

I waved at her from the window and Josh took off again.

I kept admiring the lively streets as we drove by and along the way, when the car had slowed down due to a little hold up, I saw a man by the roadside selling some spicy stick beef.

Wow! That was when I actually remembered I hadn’t eaten.

I quickly asked Josh to pull over and he did and i came out of the car and went over to the beef spot.

“Good evening Mr. How much for the beef please?” I asked.

“it’s just $2 dollar per stick ma’am” he replied while working on some of it.

I took a stick and had a taste and wow! It tasted so great!

“I’ll have three more” I told him and took three more sticks from the fire and after that, I payed him.

Gosh! I was so hungry.
Like…I was just realising that.

I was about heading back to the car when I saw something that caught my attention. I saw some kids playing with toy ponytails a distance away and I slowly went to them.

I stood and watched as they all went round in circles, riding on the ponytail, laughing happily. I smiled wistfully.

Well, I always enjoy watching children play and that’s because I never heard a fun childhood.
Mum never had time for me. So all I did back then was go to school, come home, eat and sleep.

There was actually a time she had forgotten my birthday – yeah. My 10th birthday. I’ll never forget that experience.

She’s always too busy and I get it if she’s just trying to pay attention to the company, but she should also try to pay attention to me as well.

I watched them for a little more while and sighed, deciding to go back to the car.
But just when I was about leaving, two dowdy looking boys came up to me.

“Hey miss” one called with a cranky smile.

The other just smiled and took his eyes to my legs. What the heck?

“Um…hi” I said perfunctorily and tried walking away, but they stood in my way.

What the…

“Sorry , pretty miss; but our boss over there would wanna have a word with you” the same guy said and looked to a particular direction and I traced it and saw some other boys under a shade.

They were three in number and just one was sitting and smoking while the rest remained standing.
Probably, the one sitting and smoking was actually the boss.
Seriously? As young as he was?

I scoffed and shook my head.

“Sorry, I’m not interested” I said bluntly and tried walking away, but they held me back by the arm.
This time around, it was the one who hadn’t said a word.

“Sorry, hot legs; but you’re going nowhere” he said with a smirk and it made my heart leap.

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