"Hey Teddy Bear, you up yet?" Chuks said, as he came in.
"No, you light-skinned bearded Ogre, I'm still fast asleep" I replied.
"awwwn, my coochipoochibooboo" I said as I reached up to pinch his cheek.
"coochi-what? come here and àtone for thy sins you..you.." He said amidst chuckles, he never got to finish that sentence
"My Queen, I'll love you & you only till my dying day" Tears welled up in my eyes, not of hurt, but of joy, of satisfaction, of gratitude. Five years of marriage and everyday we fell in love with each
"And for you my King, my love is unconditional" I replied.
"So my Lady, what say you, we go have breakfast?" He asked. Yeah, part of his many good attributes was that he could cook, I mean he was an excellent cook and truth be told I always looked forward
"aha, lead the way my love" I said
"No me lady, ladies first, you know I'm a gentleman"
"For your mind ooo, okay" I knew where this was headed, he most definitely would comment about my backside.
"Arrrgh! you're still a light-skinned bearded Ogre!" I retorted as I ran downstairs to the kitchen.
After breakfast, we cleaned the kitchen, had some bathroom pleasure, dressed and got ready to go supervise our various
"Teddy bear, drive safe & if you must answer the phone.."
"I know, park and answer... Roger that Daddy"
"I was actually gonna say, use the handsfree" Chuks said, while making the tongue-out gesture.
"No na, oya no vex, park and answer the call"
"I'll do my own back, just bribe me" I answered
"Sorry na, okay I know how to pacify you"- Chuks.
"Oshey, the pacifier, oga muscle" I clapped.
Alright, you may be thinking, that's some perfect-fairytale-happily-ever-after-bullshit type of relationship, well, everyone's got their
The day had finally come,
"Madam, where are your people?" the porter asked as he wheeled the trolley. Truth was I had no idea where they were.
"Car hire Ma, with AC." An elderly man said.
“Hello Miss Damilola” I heard my name and
"Yes, Hello, who are you and how may I help you?” I queried. I wasn’t sure if I sounded rude or not because at that moment all I really wanted to do was go home.
“My Dad sent you? Who are you?” I asked. Was that rude too? I think not, what with stories about kidnappers, one had to be sure, the issue was how was I to confirm if my Dad had sent him, the dude wasn’t even
“Hello Sir…yes Sir…she’s right here, okay Sir. Here your Dad” He said as he handed the phone to me, so the dude was calling my Dad the while I saw him punching the phone, why didn’t I even think of that?
“You guys wait here while I go get the car from the park” He said.
He brought the car, I settled the porter and we were on our way
“Would you like me to get you something to eat?” He asked. Free food? I wasn’t one to turn
“Oh yes…I’m sorry, I mean no, thank you” I muttered. That’s what happens when the valve of brain to mouth is faulty.
We finally got home, home sweet home, nothing had changed, Agnes was still the maid, Okon
I inhaled and exhaled “ahhhh” the sweet smell of home, indeed nothing had changed, well except for the dude that came to pick me from the airport, I
We were out and on our way, then I
“Please what’s your name? and why do you want to take that route?” I asked?
“Dave,To avoid traffic” He answered.
We finally got to Chichi’s place, she was outside already
“DAMMMMY!” she screamed.
“Chichi chikito of life, I’ve missed you ehnn” I said
“I know right, you’re looking good, turn round, turn round let me see, see your curves ooo”
“Which curves, abeg leave curves jare”
“Sly! You just came back to Naija and you already have boyfriend ehnn, you didn’t think it good to tell me” She said, pointing at Dave in the car.
“No no, he’s not, he’s my…”
“Bros, I greet ooo” Chichi bent to greet Dave, Dave smiled back & waved at her back. I was in awe ‘cause I had never seen him smile, I mean I didn’t think he knew how to smile.
“errr…something like that” I replied.
“NA wa oo, this fine bobo, give me his number na since you don’t want”
“Chichi so you haven’t changed, anyway I don’t even know anything about him apart from his name” I said
“Oh that’s true, I didn’t think about that”
“How will you think, when you left your sense abroad, do and meet me inside”
I exchanged numbers with Dave and let him go so he could attend to other personal
Chichi and I rather than plan and strategize just got lost in gossip, there was nothing or no one we didn’t talk about. Both of us had taken the decision to stay away from relationships for a while and that was because
“It’s already dark & we haven’t discussed what brought me here” I said.
“Nothing, that’s why I came to you” I answered.
“Dammy, need an honest opinion?”
“No, I came all the way here for a false opinion abi”
“Work? Where do I start looking?” I asked.
There was no way I would go to Chichi with an issue and not leave with a solution, she was my guardian angel, I had never thought about what she suggested, it all made a lot of
My baby, you have no idea how excited I am, now I’m very certain you’ve grown” I could sense excitement in his voice. It turned out there was a vacancy for the departmental head of human resources at one of his
One day my ex who had been disturbing me with talks about how he missed me and how he hoped we could start afresh requested we met and discussed. I got tired of his talks and decided to pay him a visit at his house so I could talk some sense
“Let me take a bath, we’re ‘bout to have fun baby” He laughed, then turned up the volume of the music player before leaving, so screaming wasn’t even an option, I tried to stand up
“Sav me drug weak rape music” was what I sent & silently prayed he would understand, I tried to call him