Hoodie, sunglasses. He was sure that no one would recognize him. It wouldn’t be good for his image if his fans found out that he was anywhere near here. He could just see the headline now: Brazilian soccer great, Affonso Sousa caught hanging a tie on the wishing tree. What could the man who has everything be wishing for? Fortunately, he came at a good time. Very few people were there and they didn’t seem to notice him around.
He took the tie out of his pocket but he stayed where he was, looking at the tree which was laden with brightly colored scarves, ties, kerchiefs. This is ridiculous, he thought. He was so hung up on Imka that he wasn’t thinking straight. He thought about the first time he saw her. It was at the beach. He was chilling with his friends when she emerged from the water like a Nubian goddess. His eyes nearly popped out of his head and his stomach did flipflops. Never in his life had he ever seen such a beautiful woman and she was coming towards him.
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