TOLANI – EPISODE 24

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***

Touching her hand to her heart, she took three steps backwards as she watched the last passenger hop into the bus with the next bus waiting on the line yanking the door of his bus open, and screaming on top of his lungs, “AGEGE AGEGE!!”

Letting out a huge breath, she ambled into the bus, crossing her ankles in front of her as she settled to sit.

In no time, after calling out for more passengers the bus was soon full and ready to take off. Kick starting the bus, as he turned the key in ignition, the bus gave a shudder, a pause and a zoom of an old engine thrown open. “E bere sin san owo yin ooh” The driver seemingly in his late 50s with white hairs announced, requesting them to begin paying their fares.

“Owaaa ooh” Tolani yelled out on getting to her destination, as the driver swerved on bringing the car to a halt.

Hopping out of the bus, she crossed the road in a regular lagosian daredevilry and afterwards hailed down an Okada rider, “OKADA!!”

“Where you dey go Madam?” The Okada rider asked as he gripped the handle of his scooter gruffly.

“Do you know Mama Shukura’s place in the Estate? Just behind her house” Tolani disclosed.

“Yes, Its #150 ooh”

“On top wetin” Tolani said as her forehead furrowed.

“Petrol don cost now”

“Owk, #70 abeg”

“You these people sha, no wahala” He said with Tolani climbing up his bike, as he kicked started it, and zoom, they were on their way to her house with the warm breeze of the afternoon sweeping over her face as she tried to snap out the assault memories off her head.

“Here ko?” The Okada rider said in an Hausa intonation, jolting her out of her reverie as he brought his scooter to a halt in front of her house. “Ooh yess, thank you” She replied him in a tired voice then she climbed down his bike, paid him, and strolled down her house.

Wheww! She smacked her head as she removed the plate of food out of her bag, and flung her bag across the sofa as she sunk into the chair; tore off the cover of the plate as she gobbled up a spoon of fried rice. Just then, she felt her phone buzz in her blazer’s pocket. Shoving her hand in her pocket, she grabbed her phone, checking it through she realised it to be a mail.

Toggling through into her email, she realise it to be a mail from Jimi Solade. Wow! Jimi. It’s being a really long while he sent a mail. Toying with a lock of hair, she clicked through and read:

Hello,

I must say the few weeks I have spent under your tutelage has been an enriching and enlightening phase in my life. Thank you so much ma! So, I finally got to create a lifestyle blog (after a long while of deliberating on if I should do) in which I would be leaving my rantings on random issues.
You made this happen Tolani through your push and writs. Thank you so, so much. I sincerely don’t take this for granted.

Yours,
Jimi Solade.

Touching a hand to her heart, as fresh energy filled her, she dropped her half finished food on the centre table, took a deep breath, and typed hurriedly :

Hello Jimi Solade,

Your words are kind, I really appreciate them, and my hearty congratulations on your blog!
We’ve got a long way together, thanks for the honour too.

Tolani.

She skimmed it through, clicked send, and took a deep breath, as she stole a look at her wrist watch, lo and behold, it was 4:30pm already. Ooh man, she wouldn’t want to go late ooh.

Picking up her food, with her eyes widening, she rushed ate, rose up, as she took long strides into her bedroom to take a shower. In no time, she was in the bathroom, with the water from the shower cascading down as it went down with the stress of the day. In a flash, she was out, wore a jean and T-shirt, rubbed some liniment, took a look at the mirror and sprayed cologne.

Closing the door of the room shut behind her with her bag of clothes for the weekend in her hand, she strolled out of the house.
***

“Tolly Baby!” Chinyere blurted out on hugging Tolani as she strolled in.

“Chi Chi Love” Tolani crooned as they made their way to the main entrance.

“Ahan ahan”

Tolani narrowing her eyes, as they strolled into the sitting room, noticed a man seemingly in his early 30s, seated on the cushion chair in the sitting room with his legs crossed as he scrolled through tweets on his phone.

Chinyere spotting the confusion on Tolani’s face, chuckled, as she tapped her playfully. “Ooh, he’s a friend. Segun, meet my Bestie, Tolani!”

Rising up from his sit, on noticing them, a smile tugged at his lips, as he stretched his hand for an handshake, “Hello Tolani, nice to meet you”

“Tolani, this’ Segun, my neighbor, he’d just come to help me check out my generator ooh, that thing has been giving me issues for about three days now” Chinyere explained.

“Ooh,..” Tolani said in a level way as she settled into a chair.

“So yeahhh, Tolani, Chinyere told me about you” Segun said in a friendly voice as he sat down, “She said you own a blog. I’d read through last night and mheen, I was wowed!

“Hun hun, really? She said as smile danced on her lips.

“Yess, you write amazingly well!”

“Thank youuu, so do you write too?”

“Aha aha, I have left that part of my life for a while now, I used to until well, life happened”

“Hun hun, really?” Tolani said in curious tone, “Tell me more”

“Yesso! I used to back in the University until I soon got busy with work on graduating”

They made more chit chats as Chinyere excused them to go off to check the food she was cooking in the kitchen.

Not too long Segun called Chinyere to tell her that he would be going, as herself and Tolani both accompanied him to the gate.

“Chinyere! And you did not tell me that you have gotten a new bobo. Is that life?” Tolani said in a friendly manner after Segun had gone, “Is that how we are doing now?”

“Fish! New Bobo kor” She grinned, “Segun is just a friend ooh”

“Ehen, ehen, you have joined the just-a-friend gang so?” Tolani said. “Na so e dey start now”

“Go away joor” Chinyere smirked as she gave a half shrug.

“Ehen, the guy is cool sha, knows how to make productive conversations”

“You are the one that knows ooh” Chinyere said as she opened the door.

“Don’t pretend joor”

“Abeggi, Ehen, ehen, about the Lois girl, I’m really sorry about how I reacted, I’m so so sorry.

“Ahan ahan, it’s no problem now” Tolani said, “Anyone would have done that too”

“Thank you!” She said in a voice soft with affection, “The beans should be ready, lemme go and cut the plantain for crying”

“Osheyyy! Our Chef, lerrus go and see what the Lord has started doing in your life” She said as she gaily followed her as her hands dangling at her sides.

As they entered the kitchen, Tolani felt her phone buzz and checking out what was up, she realised it to be a text from Kemi.

It read:
Hello Tolani,
I really don’t know how much to express my gratitude for your coming today. It was almost as though you came down to take away my heartache.
PS: Kayode and mum are just beside while I type this text. We all appreciate you. Would call you tomorrow.

With Love,
Kemi.

***

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ANTICIPATE!!! EPISODE 25

TOLANI – EPISODE 23

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***

Her eyes blazing with excitement, as joy welled up in her heart, Kemi crooned, “Longest time ooh”

“Ah, yess oo” Tolani said in a voice soft with affection as she wound her hand round her shoulder, she thought of the best words to say to her. Just then Kayode said out in mock astonishment, “So you people know yourselves? osheyy!”

“Yesso, she is Bimpe’s cousin!” Kemi said as her eyes twinkled, while her mum watched them wondering where the sudden joy emitted from.

“Wow, Bimpe? Adeyemo? that’s pretty interesting!” Kayode said as his eyes widened with the corners of his lips turned up.

“Yesss, ooh, she is really amazinggg! We used to be really close back then” Kemi explained as her lips went back and forth; The sorrow slowly fading away.

“Ehen, ehen” Kayode grinned as he soon left them to join Mr Babatunde, Lois and Fatimah sitting besides his mum on the long cushion chair, while they made little talks.

“So where have you been? You now stay in Lagos?” Kemi glowed inside as she rushed out questions at Tolani.

“Ooh yesso, relocated few months back now”

“Wow, where do you stay? I should come to say hello sometime soon”

They made a little more chit chat until it was time for them to leave.

***

“Aha, thank you very much for coming sir” Kayode said with profound appreciation as they rose up to leave, while Kemi loosely held Tolani’s hand as she giggled, with Tolani promising to call her constantly from now.

After few minutes of exchanging pleasantries, as they soon strolled down to where the car was parked, Mr Babatunde turned the keys in the car’s lock as he opened the car’s door, and beckoning on others to hop in.
With excitement mixed with a gush of sadness, Kemi waved at Tolani as she entered the vehicle.

“Zooom, voom” Turning the key in full ignition, as he greeted them waving with the other hand, Mr Babatunde swerved as they back-turned out of their compound with the Randys waving as they went out of sight.

***

Sticking her nose out of the car as the cold fierce morning breeze flew across her face as they zoomed down the streets of Lagos, they made their way back to the office as Tolani soon got caught up in her reverie, happiness sparkling inside her with memories of herself, Bimbo and Kemi making girlish animated gists in their early adolescent years roamed her mind.
Just then Fatimah tapped her, as she got snapped out of her reverie, and blurting out, she said, “Tolani, you are such an amazing conversationalist O”

“Ehen, ehen” She said giggling.

“I’m serious ooh, see how you just conversed so well with Kayode’s sister” She said, “How you managed to use your words carefully while consoling her was way beyond me”

“Abeggi joor” Tolani yulped out

“I’m seri- – -” Fatimah trailed off as Mr Babatunde soon pulled over in front Body, Soul and Spirit, and Tolani opened the door as they came out.

***

Strutting away into their office giggling as Lois walked down to hers feeling somewhat lonely, Tolani turned the key in the lock of the door to their office as they entered.
Just then Tolani’s phone rang as she tucked her hand into her bag as she grabbed her phone and checking for the caller ID she realised it to be Chinyere. Grinning as a corner of her mouth quirked up, she wondered what could be up, and swiping up receive call option, she held the phone to her ears, she said “Hellooo”

“Hello Tolani” Chinyere replied.

“How are you ooh?”

“I am fine ooh”

“So, warapen today ooh? Shey gist dey?”

“Go away joor, I’m around your office sha, I came for some official business in Ikeja and said I should say hello” Chinyere said.

“Ehen, ehen” Tolani said with a tone of excitement in her voice, “I would be expecting you ooh”

“Owk ooh, see you in giffy” Chinyere said back in a cheerful manner over the phone as a knock went on the door of her office.

“Come in” Fatimah said as her gaze remained fixed on her lappy as she worked on the cover for the next month’s issue of the online magazine.

The door creaking open, Lois strutted in as she sunk into chair opposite Fatimah.

“What’s up Lois?” Fatimah said as she closed her laptop and letting out a huge breath, as she crossed her ankle in front of her.

“Nothing really joor, I just came to chill around ooh”

“Woh, I have plenty work to do ooh”

“You better calm down” Lois said chuckling.

***

“Kpom Kpom Kpom” Chinyere knocked on the door that led to Tolani’s office as she held a hand to her chest.

“Come in” Tolani said from inside as she worked on completing her editing of the Draft of the next episode of her “Who I Used To Be” blog series, while Fatimah and Lois chattered and made gists on the Nigerian entertainment news. The door creaking open as Chinyere strolled in, “Tolani” she yulped out in a friendly manner as she entered. Turning her neck to say hello to others in the room, she greeted Fatimah, and narrowed her eyes on noticing Lois as her face seemed familiar.

“Wait ooh! Isn’t this the babe I caught Femi with the other time?” She wondered within herself as her forehead puckered and her brows snapped together. Waving her casually, as scrutinized her, she settled on the chair opposite Tolani.
“Tolani ooh” She said as she crossed her ankles in front of her.

“Yesso” Tolani replied

While they made their talks and gists, Chinyere continually stole glances as her expression hardened at Lois whose gaze was fixed on her phone.

Now too long as anger soon thundered through her after she confirmed her to be one, she rose up simmering with anger, she strolled up where she was sitting, “How the frigging heck could a girl could be so damning? Cheating with another’s fiancé? Gosh!”

Tolani wondering what was up, with her face twisted and confused, mumbled, “Chinyere what’s it?”

Rage poisoning her veins, with her hands resting on her hips, as she quivered with indignation, she snarled, “Do you recognize me? You filthy slut?!”

Barely unable to breathe as her blood went cold, she recognized her, stuttering, “Erm – erm- ”

“You are stupid! Femi didn’t tell you he was engaged? Are you mad?”

“Tolani see this babe ooh! This was the slut I caught with Femi!” She snapped.

Unsure of what to say as worry snaked through her Tolani said, “Chi, please calm”

“Calm what?” She replied roughly.

“Oowk, just free her, let it just go”

Fidling with her fingernails with head downcasted, Lois mumbled, “It’s owk, I’m sorry”

“You are what? You frigging slept with my husband-to-be and now claiming sorry? You must be out of your mind girl!” She kept on shouting.

Realising Chinyere wouldn’t take it calmly, Lois rose up and feigning annoyance as her eyes brows shut up, “You are mad too! How can you come by my office to accuse me. Yess, it happened. Mistakes happen, and yess, I am sorry! If you’re not fine, then to to frigging hell!!!!”

She twirled her hair as she lurched out towards the door, opened it gruffly, shut it behind her, and letting out a huge breath as she strolled away tucking a lock of hair behind her ear.

“Chi Chi, don’t you think you should have just let that babe be?”

“Tolani see it isn’t Chinyere fault, anyone would have done that, that’s Lois for you, I was always sensing it that she was sleeping around” Fatimah said, “I even overheard some folks saying that she is trying to force herself into Kayode”

“Your Kayode?” Chinyere chuckled referring to Tolani as she tapped her in a friendly manner.

“Abeggi joor” Tolani grinned, “But Fatimah really? Please tell me more”

“I don’t know anything ooh, I just overheard”

“Owk ooh” Tolani replied, “Chi Chi, see your gown now, roughened already, let me help you straighten it”

***

They made some more little talks, after which Tolani saw her off to the park where she would take a bus back to her office.

As she was about to leave after Chinyere climbed into the bus, she said in a casual tone, “Don’t forget that I am coming today ooh”

“Aha aha, sure, forget ke?”

***

Rush completing a proposal for some book promotion in a certain big Nigerian book club, Tolani paused, took a deep breath as she clenched her fist. Wheww! She was really exhausted. Raising her chin, she realised the time on the wall clock was already 5 minutes to 4pm. Wow! She has been on this for an hour plus ooh.

Shrugging her shoulder and deciding to just complete it at home. She tucked a lock of hair under her hair, closed her laptop, and pushed it into her lappy’s bag, and zipped it up in a snap. Turning her neck to tell Fatimah that she was going home, she said in a perpetually tired voice, “I’m going home ooh”

Fatimah’s gaze fixed on her laptop as she worked on the cover for the next month’s edition of the online magazine, she said in a gloomy sigh, “Owk ooh, bye”

Trudging out of the office as she open the door and closed it gentlely behind her she strolled out of Body, Soul and Spirit as she made her way down to the bus and then remembers that she would be needing to go see Chinyere today and wouldn’t have much time to cook and rest on getting home so she just hurried off to buy some food in a nearby restaurant.

***

“AGEGE ONE. AGEGE. ONE!” The conductor, a man in his mid 40s with scanty goatee and his face grumpled from brawls on the streets bellowed as he called for the one last passenger into the bus before it takes off.
Fear suddenly clawing through her as she set her face on him, memories of her assault-night snapped through her mind, as her chest rose and fell with rapid breaths.

Wheww! Taking a deep breath, as she held a hand to her chest, she tried to calm herself and decided to just wait for the next bus.

***

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21/09/2020

ANTICIPATE!!! EPISODE 24

TOLANI – EPISODE 22

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***

“Come in” He said dryly as he clicked open a text from Mabel. It read how deeply sorry she was about it and sincerely did not know what to say but her prayers were definitely with him, and she would be coming over to his place later that day.

Taking a deep breath, he quickly typed, “Thank you”, backspaced it and after a moment reflection typed “Thank you” again, clicked send and turned his neck to see who had entered his room to realise it be his mum as she settled to sit on the edge of his bed.

“Kayode…” She said after a moment reflection.

“Good morning mummy” He said as he rose up, plastering on a smile and strolling up to join her on the bed.

“How are you today?” She asked in Yoruba as affection glowed in her face, “I hope you are not thinking again ooh?”

“Aha, aha, mummy!, I am fine” He said in false cheerfulness, and took a deep breathe, “Humm, God understands sha”

“Yes, he does” She sighed, “So, should Nifemi bring in your food?” She asked referring to the new house help her elder sister had employed to help with the house work in a bid to relieve her of the little bits of house work.

“I am not hungry yet ooh, when I am hungry I would go and eat” He said with a fond look.

“Aha, aha, that was how you ended up eating just chips yesterday ooh” She grinned, “Please we can’t be mourning your dad and have you sick again. Abeg, she would bring your food now”

As she soon rose up to leave after realizing him to be seemingly alright, his phone suddenly rang on the table. Rising up from the bed he stuttered up the table as he grabbed it and checking out for the caller ID, he realised it to be Lois. Lois? C’mon, what does she want this early morning? He wondered as he swiped down the reject call option and sunk into his chair laced with a pillow for comfort.

His hands tightening into fists, he let out a huge breath as despair dragged him down. Sighing, he opened his laptop, he toggled to his favourite movies folder to check for a movie to help wear off his thoughts.

***

“That Toyosi babe in your story didn’t try ooh” Fatimah cackled as she covered her mouth with her hand as herself and Tolani both made jokes about the characters in Tolani’s story.
Just then, Tolani’s phone rang as she raised a finger to signal an excuse me. She picked the phone to check out who it was and realising it to be Musa, she swiped up the receive call option, she said into the phone excitedly, “Hello”

“Hello ooh”

“How are you now?” She said in voice leaden with affection, “When are they now discharging you ooh”

“I am fine ooh, they said next week hopefully sha”

“Aha, aha, thank God ooh, I’m sorry I haven’t been in full check”

“Ahan, ahan, not at all, so how is your work at Body, Soul and Spirit?”

“It’s fine sha, so are you going to be resuming back to work in LUTH once you get discharged?”

Chuckling, he said, “No now, erm, not too soon, I hope they even discharge me that next week self, because I am even the one asking for it”

“Aha, aha, they should discharge you on time ooh” She said in a friendly manner. “I would even be coming around to the hospital this weekend to say hello”

They made little talks over the phone while Fatimah worked on putting finish touches to the book cover designated for one of the books approved for publishing, and just then a knock went on the door of their office.

“Come in” Fatimah said as her gaze remained fixed on her laptop as the door creaked open with Lois strutting in a petite navy blue suit.

“Fatimah ooh” Lois said as she settled to sit on the long cushion chair placed at a corner of their office, as Fatimah raised her chin, “Lois, what’s up?”

“It’s about Kayode ooh” She said, “Mr Babatunde said himself, yourself, Tolani and I would be going up to pay a condolence visit to Kayode’s family today”

“Wow, Owk…”

“He said we would be going by 12 sha, so you should prepare against that”

***

Taking a break from the already busy morning schedule of attending to customers, Chinyere asked an intern to go take her place while she go take a break in the room designed for bank staffs to take breaks. While she strolled up the door, she soon had her phone buzzing as she flipped it, checking put for the caller ID, she saw it was Segun. Her knees weakened as she felt breatheless, she slid up the receive call option, as she touched her hand to her chest, she said, “Hello”

She felt butterflies in her stomach from the long chats they had last might where they gisted on stuffs ranging from the Nigerian film industry to African Novels, and almost screamed when she discovered him to be a fan of her favourite movie series: “Mr and Mrs Kola”

“Hullo” He replied in the most friendly manner. “Good morning”

“Good morningggg”

“Humm, you sound really excited. Tell me more please, I want to share in your joy ooh”

“Aha, aha, it’s just my normal vibes now” She said as she chuckled, settling to a chair as she folded her hand in her lap.

“Ehen, ehen, is that so?”

“Yesso!” She blurted out.

“Owk ooh” He grinned, “I was just saying an heart warming hello to my amazing friend”

“Ehen, ehen”

“Yesso, and thank you for your time last night texting. It was an amazing time”

“Woh, Segun, stop all these whining nau, abeggi” She laughed.

“Aha aha, whining ke? I said you should be learning to discern between flatters and compliments”

“Ehen, ehen, so would you teach me?”

They made a little more chit chats after which Segun ended the call leaving her with heat curling down her spine as she strolled out of the “break-room” to resume work.

***

Mr Babatunde pulling the jeep over, dialed Kayode’s number to inform him of their already arrival in his estate and asking him for descriptions to his house.

“Owk, I would be there soon” Mr Babatunde said & turned the key in ignition as Kayode had asked them to wait for him just in front of a pure water company which was situated opposite his house.

Pulling over in front of the pure water factory, Mr Babatunde dialed Kayode’s phone again, to him telling them that he would be with them shortly.

In few minutes, Kayode appeared in a black t-shirt and jean, strolling towards them as he tried faking a smile as the cold dry breeze blew across his face.

“Hello” He said in false cheerfulness as he got to where their car was packed, “Thank you all very much, my house is just opposite”

“It’s my pleasure Kayode, we’re indeed sorry for your loss, we’d talk some more when we enter sha” He said as he turned the key in full ignition again as the engine gave a shudder, a pause and a zoom with Tolani and Lois cackling in animated voices.

Honking as they got in front of the gate the gateman hopped out to see who was there, on seeing Kayode walking towards them at a distance hopped back to open the gate.

As they got out of the car, Kayode’s mum strolled out with a faked smile plastered on her face as she blurted out in false cheerfulness, “Aha, thank you ooh”
After exchanging pleasantries with them, she led the way into the house.

On entering their well furnished apartment, Tolani narrowed her eyes as she took in the sight of Kemi strolling out of her bedroom into the sitting room in a jean and top, her eye lids drooped and her eyes glistened with tears. Wait. She looks pretty familiar ooh. Blurting out she screamed, “Kemi? Is that you?”, as she soon recognized her to be her cousin’s best friend who always stopped over to say hello whenever she came visiting her Uncle in Lagos some years back.

Giving her a frosty look which soon transformed into awe as recognition dawned on her face, she yelped, hugging her tightly “Aunty Tolani!” while others watched them in amazement.

***

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ANTICIPATE!!! EPISODE 23

TOLANI – EPISODE 21

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Watching him saunter off, Chinyere felt a lovey-dovey feeling as her body sizzled. Smiling, she made a steeple of her fingers as she tried to shake those thoughts off her head, but no, they wouldn’t go.

Segun is such an amazinggg guy, but a relationship would be a no no. They were just too much of close friends to get into a relationship like that nau. Wheww! Slapping her forehead slightly, as a smile tugged at her lips, she turned the key in the gate’s lock as it made the unlocking sound.

Letting out a huge breath , she yanked the gate open and gaited on her heels into the house, and strolled towards the fridge and opening it as she brought out a bottle of chilled water. Opening it’s lid, she gulped some in, heaved a sigh as the stress of the day went down with the water, and drank again.

Putting the bottle of water back into the fridge, she strolled up the TV, switched it on, to her favourite TV Series starring on the screen — Mr and Mrs Kola. “Awwnn” She blurted out as her eyes twinkled as she touched her hand to her chest. Just then, her phone rang and checking her phone, she realised it to be Tolani.

Sliding up the receive call option she yulped out in burgeoning excitement into the phone, “Hello Tolani”

“Chi Chi baby!”

“How are you now?”

“I am fine ooh” She replied, as she tucked a lock of hair under her ear, “How are you too?”

“I am kuku fine too” Tolani replied her, “Ehen, ehen, I would be coming to stay the weekend ooh”

“Osheyy! I would be expecting you”

“Thank you” She blurted out as she touched a hand to her heart, “So, what are you doing now?”

“I just came back from work jare, and how is our Kayode?”

In a calm way, she said, “Hmmm, I learnt he lost his dad ooh”

“Aha, when was that?”

“See, I don’t know, just heard of it”

“It is well sha, just try to reach out to him”

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Then they made a little chit-chat on stuffs ranging from work-life, to Tolani’s book series to the young blogger’s award and then to Femi!

“How is Femi now?” Tolani asked as she giggled, as she covered her mouth with her hand.

“Ooh that one, we have finally cut all ties” She sighed then bursted into an annoying laughter

“Ehe ehe, somebody is sounding like she has gotten a new man ooh” Tolani giggled as she tucked a lock of hair under ear, “Tell me more nau”

“Abeggi joor!” She said in simple directness.

“Hian! Tell me joor”

“There is nobody sha, or do you have somebody for me?” She asked as she giggled.

“Go away joor”

“Ehen ehen” She said in a curious tone with her eye lids shut up.

“Well sha, that’s it sha” She said, “Say hello to our Kayode too ooh”

“Abeg ooh, goodnight” She said as a call came into her phone almost immediately after she ended the call with Chinyere. Taking a glance on her phone, she realised it to be her mum. Pheww! It’s been a while since they talked ooh.
Sliding up her receive call option, she said in excitement into the phone, “Hello mummyyy!”

“Hello my dear, bawo ni?” She said in a motherly way.

“I am fine ooh mummy”

“So you just forgot me like that abi?”

“Aha aha, mummy, no ooh” She said as guilt gripped her heart.

“Well sha, your daddy and myself reconciled ooh”

“What?! Mum, why? How?” She grimaced, “After all he did to us?”

“Mummy, no, and you did this without telling me?”

“I’m sorry my darling” She said in a chiding tone.

“No, not in that manner mum!” She was soon loosing her temper as she placed her hand to her chest.

“Tolani, sometimes we need to forgive those who wrong us sometimes”

***

After ending the call in a not too nice manner, as a mix of a gush of sadness and anger swept through her, as her body locked up in rage. Wheww! The despair and depression was back as her mood plummeted.
Toggling to her phone’s play list, she searched for ‘The Killers’ “Be Still”‘, and clicked play!

Picking up a random Christian romance novella on her bed, she opened to a random page and had her eyes skimming through to let go of those emotions. But no, they wouldn’t go. Erm, should she call Chinyere back to speak to her about it? Or yet, Fatimah? No no, Dr Bunmi would be better hun? Toggling to her phone’s book, she searched for her phone’s number, then dialed it. After two rings, she picked, “Hello ma” She said into the phone.

***

3 DAYS LATER.

Drowning in his grief as he felt empty, he yawned as he rose up from the bed. There was definitely nothing his crying could do to bring his dad back, so why the continual mourning. He quickly rushed said his prayers as he strolled up to his study table, picked up his phone as he dragged his chair out ; it made a strepitous noise on the tiled floor.

Switching on his data as his dozens of WhatsApp messages buzzed in, he settled to sit. Wheww! Clicking through, his unread texts were in their tensss. Most were condolences. Some were curious texts on why he hasn’t been active on social media. Scrolling through for an important info, he saw about 5 unread texts from Lois.

Just then a knock went on his door.

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I’m sorry this is a bit shorter than previous ones (I didn’t want to ruin the flow, so I’d just fix in the next scene in the next episode), but you all should definitely trust me to make it up with the next (a long something)!❤❤

Please continue sharing, liking and leaving your comments!💕

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Love you all!❤❤❤
Blalock Writes

Editor: Shuaib Simbiat
©CollegeAfrican
31/08/2020

ANTICIPATE!!! EPISODE 22

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