Sat. May 11th, 2024

Episode 18


“That’s why I have you.”



“Let’s use pink.”


“Tobi, I told you, it has to be a unis£x


colour. We don’t know the gender of the


baby.” She explained.


“Why haven’t we found out the gender of


the baby?”


“Because I like surprises.” She shrugged.


“I dont.” He replied.


“Why am I not surprised.” She rolled her


eyes and muttered, “Control freak.”


“Okay, so what colour can we use?” He


asked, lifting an eyebrow.




“No. It’s a boys colour.”


“That’s my favourite colour.”


“Why am I not surprised?” He mimicked her.


“Can’t we just decide on a main colour


already?” She ignored his mocking.


“Just let me choose.” He offered and she


glared at him.


“No. You lack taste in a lot of things.” She snapped.


“How about yellow?” He asked, anxious for the day to be over.



He was never taking her shopping again. “Tobi you’re a genius!” She exclaimed and but he just stared at her.


He knew what was going on.




“We can paint the room yellow and white,


like in stripes. But we can add touches of


green, black, grey and white. We’ll evenly


distribute all the colours. But yellow would


be the main colour.” She said and he


nodded his head.


He was hungry.


“What about the theme?” He asked when she glared at him, obviously angry that he wasn’t contributing to the topic.


“It can be a zoo theme. We’ll have stuffed animals all over the place. Don’t worry. I have the image in my head. Lets buy the paint.” She gave him a cheeky smile and he pinched her cheek.


“You’re adorable sometimes.”


She swatted his hand away and took a


bucket of paint.


“You can’t carry that. Are you trying to


stress my daughter.”


“Fifty-fifty chance Tobi. And no, I’m not


carrying it, you are.” She said.


“The Tobi Ademi doesn’t carry paint. People do it for him.” He boasted and they exited the store with two men, carrying buckets of paint and painting tools.


“What next?” He asked once they dropped the paint in the car.


“Decorations and stuffed animals. Then we can go and eat.” He nodded and walked past her.


“Why are you rushing?” She asked.


“The faster we get all the stuff, the closer I am to eating.” He explained.


“I’ve never seen you hungry before.” She




“Well apparently, when you spend a day shopping with Abena Omotosho, your stomach suffers.” He joked and she hit him playfully on the shoulder.


After getting toys, decorations, the cot,


strollers and all the other things that the


baby would need, they went for lunch.


“You’re actually not bad company.” He said as they ate. He ordered French fried and chicken but she had a cheese burger with her French fries.


“You’re the worst company.” She teased. “Hm. Just be deceiving yourself. You love it when I’m around.”


“Your ego is bigger than my ‘ball’.” AShe laughed and he glared at her.


“Can we get icecream before we leave?”


She asked hopefully.


“Abena, you already had icecream.” He


pointed out.


“But I want another one.” She whined


“Fine. But on one condition.” He said.




“You don’t decorate the nursery alone. You get an interior decorator, and then you supervise.” He said, taking a gulp from his Pepsi. They had finished eating.




“I don’t want you to get hurt while moving things around Abena. You’ll be like the main interior decorator, and you’ll supervise



everything to your hearts content. Everything you say, goes.” He explained. “Okay then. But won’t it be risky? Getting an interior decorator. This is supposed to be low key.” She asked.


“I have someone who is very discreet. Are you ready to go?” He asked, standing up. “Yes. Lets go and get icecream.” She smiled pulling him along to Coldstone.



Once they were in the car, Abena dug into her icecream.


“Don’t let that thing spill in my car.” He




“You mean the icecream?” She asked. She had already spilled a little when they drove over a bump.


“Abena!” He groaned.


“It was a mistake. I swear. I’m sorry. I’ll clean it up for you.” She apologized. “Do you know how much this car is?” He snapped.


“Tobi chill. It’s just icecream. No big deal. I’ll wipe it off.” She reasoned with him. “You’re so clumsy.” He said and ignored her throughout the car ride.



“Abena. This is becoming too much of a habit.” He said knocking on her door. “You don’t have to run into the room every time we fight. I’m sorry I snapped. But that car is really expensive.”



She opened the door and stared at him, her hands on her hips.


“Then why did you buy it?”


“Because it’s s£xy.” He shrugged and she


laughed. “But seriously. I ordered the car


before it even got to Nigeria. And it was


bloody expensive.”


“How much?” She asked.


“I’m not going to tell you. Before you


explode.” He laughed.




“No.” He walked out of the room and she


followed him.


“Pretty please.”


“Who ever said please was pretty?”


“Please please please please please.” She sang.


“No. Stop being so annoying.” He groaned and walked into the cinema room. “Ohh. Lets watch a movie. I’ll pick.” She


said and rushed past him. He just laughed and followed her.



As the weekend flew by, Tobi realised


something, he was gradually slipping out of control. He was getting attached.


To be Continued…
















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