Sat. May 11th, 2024

Episode 25



“Well they’re kids. When a visitor comes, they expect some sort of payment for intruding on their privacy.” Abena replied and Tobi chuckled.


Joseph was seating on a wheelchair, placed in front of the house to welcome them. Tobi gave him a friendly pat on the shoulder while Abena just gave him a warm smile. “You’re kids like money too much. They’re sU-Cking me dry.” Tobi joked and Joseph smiled broadly.


“You’re the one that spoilt them. Now


they’re used to it.” Joseph replied.


He wheeled himself into the house, and Abena followed. Tobi shut the door behind them. Joseph noticed the large case she was carrying.


“Is that cake?” He asked.


“Yes.” She replied.



“Why is it so big?” He raised an eyebrow. “Ask your annoying billionaire friend.” She joked.


“I decorated it. Show him.” Tobi grinned, as though he just became the richest man in Nigeria.


Abena rolled her eyes and showed Joseph the cake. He burst into laughter and Tobi joined in.


The cake was sloppily decorated, but in the middle, Tobi’s perfect handwriting read: ‘Hurray! The Hospital is Free From Joseph!’ “Seriously dude?” Joseph asked, still laughing.


“I heard you gave the doctor hell.” Tobi




“He was so eager to release me.” Joseph




Dera walked out of the kitchen. She smelt like lavender and fried chicken. “Abena!” She squealed like a little child. Abena gave her a shy smile.


She collected the cake from her, and dumped them in the hands of Tobi, then pulled Abena into a tight hug. Abena patted her back awkwardly, not knowing what to do.


“Dera! You’ll kill my daughter before I even meet her.” Tobi joked.



“You’re having a girl?” She asked Abena, ignoring Tobi.


“I don’t know. We want it to be a surprise. The only thing I would want to know is how many children I would be having.” Abena replied with a smile.


“Hopefully four.” Joseph joked.


“God forbid!” Abena replied and they all


burst into laughter.


“Well, let’s go to the dining room. The kids are already getting impatient.” Dera said, holding Abena’s hand and leading them to the dining room.


“Dera. You didn’t even greet me.” Tobi said, feigning hurt.


“What’s my business with you? I’m so happy I have a girlfriend by my side now. That’s why I asked you to bring her, so I won’t


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“Asked me? You threatened me!” Tobi


replied and Abena chuckled.


“If you say another word, she might deprive you from taking your chicken.” Joseph whispered into Tobi’s ear, loud enough for everyone to hear.


The kids were already seated on their seats, staring longingly at the food.


“Come on. Let’s eat.”


Abena looked around her, enjoying the


feeling of having friends, and a family. It


wasn’t going to last, so she was going to


make the most of it.



“Are you sure my dress is fine?” Abena


asked nervously.


They were walking towards the door of the club, and Abena was feeling nervous.


If you let me seat down, I’ll move.” He




“Someone is seating here. Sorry.” She said through gritted seat.


“You know, when I walked in and I saw you. God! You took my breath away. And I wondered, what is a beautiful woman like you doing here all alone?”


Abena opened her mouth to reply but


someone else did that for her.


“She’s not alone.” Tobi said casually, folding his arms angrily across his chest. “Now excuse us.”


“And you are?” The man asked, offended. “Mr. Tobi Ademi. Would you like further introduction?”


The man became pale almost immediately and began to stutter.


“Just leave. I don’t have time for this.” Tobi said wearily and the man left quickly.


He sat down and turned to Abena. “You


seem to be catching the eye of every man


in the room.”


“Ew. I don’t catch eyes. Their really slimy.”


She joked and he just laughed and rolled his eyes.


Runtown came up the stage to perform.


Then Tobi stood up and smirked at her.


“Would you like to dance?”



“I didn’t know a pregnant woman could


dance so well.” Tobi slurred.


Abena had to drive them home from the


club, because Tobi had drunk too much.


“I didn’t know you could be so useless.”


Abena replied, leading him towards the


house. “Keys.”


He fished out the keys from his blazer pocket and gave them to her. She opened the door, and let him walk in before she walked in after him. After locking the door, she turned around to see Tobi staring intensely at her.


He stumbled towards her and placed his


hands on both sides of the door, trapping


her in the middle.


“Tobi? What are you doing?” She asked in a whisper, ignoring her heart pounding excitedly against her chest.


“You’re so beautiful.” He said in a husky voice. He had leaned in, and was whispering in her ear. “You’re always beautiful. So perfect. I wish you were mine.”

Her heart quickened as he stared at her, at



her lips. She licked her lips in anticipation, then remembered something. He was drunk.


He wasn’t in his right senses and he


wouldn’t remember anything the next day. He was already leaning in to kiss her, their breaths already mixing. She interrupted the moment with a nervous laugh, which caused him to stand upright.


“Do you need help getting upstairs?” She


asked and he shook his head, acting like


nothing happened a minute ago.


She nodded and forced her legs to walk away from him and towards the stairs. But all she wanted to do that moment was run back and kiss him senseless.



“Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!” Tobi muttered to himself as soon as Abena disappeared up the stairs. He rested on the sitting room door and buried his face in his palms.


Of course she didn’t want to kiss him. She didn’t even like him.


The good thing was that he was tipsy, and so she would think that he did it because he drank too much.


He remembered her lips, and how badly he wanted to kiss them. He would have done it. He hesitated.


If it was another woman he would have taken the chance, kissed her. But he knew Abena wasn’t just any other woman.


She was far more than that.



The next day, Abena was in the kitchen,


making sweet potato porridge for lunch


while Tobi lay on the couch watching a


football match.


He had refused to go to work, even after


Abena tried to convince him that she was


fine. He had been working from home.


The doorbell rang.




She hummed in reply.


“Get the door. It should be Chinwe, the


cleaning lady.”


She rolled her eyes at his bossy attitude but went towards the door anyway. She didn’t bother to check, but opened the door to greet Chinwe, but it wasn’t her.


An elderly woman stood there, elegantly dressed and behind her was a chubby young woman who looked rich and overfed. Abena’s heart raced and her palms became sweaty. The resemblance was uncanny. “Abena? Are you okay? Who is it?”


Tobi walked up to her and looked at the woman. A broad smile appeared on his face. “Mama. You didn’t tell me you were coming.”


…To be Continued





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