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Here you have it. TOLANI — EPISODE 30!
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“Hey Babe!” Tolani said into the phone as she inspected her fingernails.
“Babe, what’s up?” Chinyere replied in a friendly manner. She was in for some plentiful heart warming gist.
“I am good oh, nothing much” She said, “What about you?”
“I am good too!” Chinyere said, tucking a lock of hair under her ears, “You sound like you’re hiding gist from me”
“What’s wrong with you Chi? Which gist now”
“This babe, you’re beginning to be secretive with me” She said in a chiding manner, “So what’s up with your Kayode?”
Smoothening her skirt, she giggled, as a corner of her lips quirked up, “Which my Kayode?”
“Tolani, talk joor. There’s something” She laughed.
“Okay, not exactly about Kayode, but Kemi invited me to dinner with her family”
“Oshey! I knew it, you were hiding something. I will knock you when next I see you oh”
“What’s wrong with you this woman? What’s special about it?”
“Oshey, you wan dey form.” Chinyere laughed, “Don’t lie, you like him small”
“Chinyere, abeg I don’t like it oh”
“But he likes you now” She threw back her head and lets out a loud humorous laugh.
“Chinyere, what exactly is wrong with you?” Tolani asked.
Her eyes crinkling at the corners as she laughs, she said, “Were you doubting my gift of prophecy initially?”
“Na you sabi sha”
“Sha give me updates on how the dinner goes, tell me if he proposes too.” Chinyere said in a friendly manner.
She begins to chuckle, “Propose how? Chinyere please stop all these jokes now.”
“I would sha remind you of this day when you folks are finally together.”
“Be dreaming, someone you don’t even know.”
“When the when comes, trust me not to forget to remind you sha” Chinyere said in a casual tone, “So my own gist, something happened yesterday oh. You might want to guess.”
Chuckling as she was caught off by suspense, “What is it now?”
“So I think you know this my Segun friend”
“Yup, your new boyfriend you’re always hiding from me” Her upper lip curled, “So he finally proposed?”
“Get away joor. I am not even telling you the gist again”
“I am sorry nowww” Tolani wheedled, “You also do it now”
Smirking, she said, “So he sent me this mail oh, where he expressed his love for me m and said he wanted us to take it further seeing where it leads and hopefully get to spend the rest of his life with me”
“Awwwn! Formal proposal, so sweetttt.”
“Story ni gbogbo yen o. You like him already now? So have you replied the mail?”
“Go away joor. When did I tell you I like him? I haven’t sha. But you know something, we met afterwards this morning and he didn’t say anything about it.”
“So you want him to repropose? Alaye, reply the mail joor.”
“I really don’t know what to reply him with? He obviously knows I like him back.”
“Woman, reply the mail. Tell him you feel same way too.” She said, “But do you love him?”
“Yes, I love him” She made a silly grin, laughing.
“Awwwn, I also want to Love oh”
Making a toss at dresses Chinyere had helped her select, Tolani prepared to go for dinner at the Kayode’s. She shuffled from one foot to the other admiring her figure on the mirror as she placed a hand on her chest, trying to calm the sudden swirl of anxiety that whirled her.
Just then, her phone rang as she grabbed it to see who it was to realise it to be Jerry. Oh, what does he want?
She slid the call as she held the phone to her ears, she said into the phone “Hello Jerry”
He replied in a voice soft with affection, “Hey Tolani, How are you?”
“I’m good! Trust you are too.” She replied in a level way.
“So how did today go?” He sipped some coke, as he closed his laptop.
Settling to a sit as she took a look at the wall-clock hanging off the wall, “Well, went fine, did a little writing, slept the most part of the day”
Chuckling, she said, “What’s beautiful about sleeping the most part of the day?”
“Cause, I really crave sleep at the moment. Been working on so much for the past few days. Besides that I imagined your beautiful face sleeping”
“Please Jerry.” She laughed, “So you’re a ‘work while you live’ person?”
“Abeggo” He protested, “I chill oh, just happened to be so at a time as this. Problem no dey finish for life abeg”
“So what’re you doing tonight?” He sounded serious.
Sliding on a guarded look as she wondered what he wanted that information for, she replied in a level way, “I’m going for dinner at a friend’s place”
“Oh, you didn’t tell me you had a boyfriend”
“Please Jerry. Need to go off to get ready so I don’t go late.”
“I’m sorry, erm…”
“Oh, it’s nothing, it’s good. Talk to you later.” She said as she cut off the call. This guy’s obviously some playboy with the plentiful know how on getting a girl. Chuckling, she thought, “He must have felt stupid for that”. Making a steeple of her fingers, she tried to snap those thoughts off her mind.
Suddenly peering at the pink dress stretched up in an hanger on her bed, she battered her lashes as her lips curved into a smile, she’d definitely pick that over the blue.
Hopping down the Okada, as he came to a halt in front of The Randy’s residence, she paid the bikeman, tucked her hand in her bag to pick her phone to call Kemi telling her she’s around.
Searching for Kemi’s contact on her phone book, she dialed her number, “Hello Kemi”
“Hello Tolani” She said in burgeoning excitement, “Are you around already?”
“Yes, I am” Tolani said in a voice riddled with affection.
“I’m coming outside right awayyyyy” She screamed in excitement as she came off the call, and jumping up her feet and strutting up the gate.
Turning the key in the lock as it made the unlocking sound, she opened the door and yelped out in excitement, “Tolaniii, you are so fineee”
“Awwwn, thank youu” She replied hugging herself feeling as though she were floating.
“Thank you for comingggg too!” She said holding her hand playfully as she led her into the house, “I’m really glad you made it”
“It’s my pleasure”
Strolling through the hallway into the sitting room, she settled to a sit as she starred at the 32 inched TV screen hanging off the wall opposite the long family chair, with the Greene’s series starring.
Yelping out in delight, she said, “Ouuu! So you also see Greene’s? It’s one of my favourites!”
“Oh, not me oh, it’s Bro Kay watching it” She said, “I’m not much of a fan of film series”
“Oh, wow, Mr Kayode?” She said in a level way, “Amazing!”
“Yes, Kayode” She said with a smile plastered across her face, “I think he’s out in his bedroom, just left here most definitely, cause I left him here before going to get you in”
“Bro Kayode!” She called him, shouting to mumbled, “I’m coming” repeated replies from his room.
Just then Kayode’s mum appeared out of the kitchen into the sitting room with an apron strapped across her brown laced gown.
“Aha, Tolani my dear. How are you?” She said in a voice soft with affection, “Kemi’s said so much about you, thank you for always”
Feeling awkward as her eyes darted, and shoulders slumped, she said, “I’m fine ma. Don’t mention it”
“But I have mentioned it already” She laughed to Tolani smiling, “So Kemi have you gotten her appetizers, while we get set for Dinner?”
“Not yet mum, she just arrived”
While they conversed, Kayode strolled in as he, in a voice with graceful simplicity, taking a mockful bow, said, “You are welcome to the Randys”
Giggling she replied, “Thank you sir”
“Sir?” Please can we cut out formalities for tonight please?
Let me leave y’all to complete setting up the food, Mrs Randy said as she strolled away to the kitchen, with Kemi hopping after her, saying in an affectionate way, “mum do you need anything?”
Taking a step back, as her eyes widened, Mrs Randy tried to find the right words to use, stutered, “This is strange, you are always busy”
“Mummy now, small help o. Do you need anything sha?”
“Just your company, Mama Asirat would do the bulk of the work, she should even be done in a bit”
Kayode and Tolani were engrossed in talks while they discussed the Greene series characters, telling how exciting they are, with Kayode nodding as she speaks while he starred at her wondering if he could see into her soul.
Should he gather up courage and tell her now? They were just getting to have some Chemistry atleast? But chemistry? Isn’t it just right for him to calm and watch it unfold? But there might be some guy wanting to hook up like himself. He was lost in his thoughts as he smiled, his lips parting unconsciously starring at her.
“Kayode!” His mum called him as he snapped out of his thoughts with Tolani sliding him a guarded look wondering what was wrong with him. Weren’t they just in a conversation? Why the snap?
Just then her phone buzzed, and checking through she realised it to be a text from Jerry. It read, “Hey, trust you’re having a great time at your friend’s. Sending love.”
She clicks tongue, “Abeggi, she isn’t going to allow herself be used by this guy” as she hibernates her phone.
Then her phone buzzes again as she checks who it was to realise it to be an email from Jimi Solade. Oh, wow! This guy, she thought as she smiled opening the mail. It read:
Thank you for always! My blog is making real progress. I’d always be glad for your help. I binged your blog and loved how you reply comments, wanted to ask if there’s a defined way to be professional in replying readers.
Just then she heard her name as she turned her neck to see who it was to realise it to be Kayode’s mum, Kayode and Kemi who called her in unison. Unconsciously her mouth fell open at how cutely dressed they were. From Kayode in a black turtle neck, blue blazzer on jeans with a black Chelsea boot to match. She wouldn’t lie, he looked amazing! To Kemi standing besides him in a red dress revealing her curves with a red shoe to match. Mummy Kayode also wasn’t bad. Her red gown was stunning
Smiling, as she stood up, all these for her?
They all settled to sit, as Mrs Randy started, “You’re welcome to our home, Tolani. Thank you for honouring our invite.”
“Aha, don’t mention it ma.
Kemi rising up from her sit, chuckling, said, “Mommy, stop all those formal things joor, let me go play some gbedu!”
Tuning on the huge mp3, she turned to Tolani, as she asked, “Tolani, you are the guest. What’s your music taste in 4 artists?”
“Haha” She laughed, “I don’t have a favourite as such. But let’s go. I listen to lots of Lauren Diagle, Simi, Don Williams and let’s say erm, Kenny Rogers”
“Awwwn, you also listen to Don Williams?”
Just then Kayode phone rang as he checked who it was realise it to be Chike. He stood up to pick up, while he walked up the hall way to make his call. Sliding the recieve call option, he said into the phone, “Hello Chike”
“What’s up guy?” Chike asked, “So have you told her?”
“Told who guy?” He said laughing.
“That Tolani babe now, thought you said Kemi invited for a dinner. Omo, guy you dey dull oh”
“Guy, sincerely I no fit. I really don’t want it to turn out bad.”
“Okay guy, do you love this Tolani babe?”
“Yes, I love Tolani” He said as affection glowed his eyes to a line etching between his eyebrows at the sight of Tolani walking into the walkway.
“Did she hear that?” He muttered under his breathe as he ended the call.
So while we take a bow off Tolani x Kayode’s lives, I really must appreciate you all for sticking with me this far. I so much look forwards to reading your comments in the comment section, and perhaps we get to bargain for a sequel.
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