As i walked into the school compound, i saw Tobi and her friends walking out of the compound, I wanted to approach her and tell her what I feel about her, of course my courage failed me yet again. I loved everything about her, the way she walks, talks, smile and her personality, she didnt know me, I knew her from a distance, we were in different [email protected] and different levels, I was in my third year, while she was in her second..
I often see her at the carteen, the school gate and some other [email protected] of the school. i had tried my best to get her off my mind, but the more I tried, the ha-rder it gets. no girl had ever made me felt that way, I’d summon courage and rehears all to tell her ,but once I see her, I won’t even have the courage to go closer to her, let alone pres£nt all I had rehears.
whenever I see her, I don’t know what to do. I woudn’t even be able to say a word….
She was looking very beautiful as always, I turned and admired her as she walked pas-s me with her friends..
Oboy no go die ohhhh “a voice whispered to my ears, it was kunle, my annoying roommate and best friend, Oremi,ki
“loshele, what are you looking at? he asked
“Alaye leave here joor, see how you startled me”I said…..
“So, is that babe you are looking at as usual,,come on man let’s go home, but for real guy, if you love her, walk up to her and tell her of how you feel ,instead of always starring at her anytime you see her “kunle said,,,
“K, I know I have to talk to her, but I don’t know how, I love her so much” I said
“I never see guy wey mumu like you, oga,, if you love someb©dy walk to her, and tell her you love her, na so African China sing arm, dey there dey dull…abeg I dey Hungry, make we go find food chop, food even dey that hostel sef,you cook before you go clas-s,guy answer me na” kunle shouted at me
“Kunle plea-se you are simply annoying,get to the house and look for what to eat” I said to him.
Life went by in school, and of course I saw my angel from afar daily without her knowing I existed, I was okay seeing her daily, not until I started seeing her with a very handsome guy almost all the time. obviously she had found herself a b©yfri£nd.
“You see your mumu, you dey wait make tree grow, another man dey chop the fruits alre-ady, guy your mumu too much, I think I have heard enough about your misery girl,I am happy she had found someone, so that you can be focused “kunle tea-sed.
I had to think less of her, since she was alre-ady out of reach, but de-ep down my heart ,I still loved her and wished she was mine. soon I was in my finals, I tried my best to concentrate, studied and graduated in flying colours. i went for service in Portharcout were I was posted, and then returned to Lagos my base to look for a job.
It’s been Eight months and I was yet to get a job, thankfully one evening I received a message in my mail, saying I should resume in a company I had went for interview some months back. i was very Grateful to God, and the job was amazing. i was doing well, I could take care of myself and my mother and still have enough to save…
I was able to secure a place for my friend K, and we were working together in the same place.
One afternoon during lunch break, I and K went to have something to eat, when we saw this beautiful and elegant lady walked majestically in to the restaurant, she was so adorable,, taking a closer glance, it was my crush from the University.
K! see, see who just walked in “I said…
oh my God,oboy this your crush that year for school don fresh ohhh Wella” kunle said
“kunle bring your voice down na, you wan dey shout “I replied
“guy, oya na your shoot be this ohhh, go and tell her how you feel, all throu-gh school days you couldn’t say a word, guy if you refuse saying something now, I doubt if you’d ever see her again, man up for once and speak up.
i thought about what he said, and knew it was high time I spoke up.i sipped my glas-s of jui-ce and went to her table.
Good day beautiful “I said
she raised her head and was starring at me In a kind of way…..
Your face looks familiar “she spoke, like I have seen you somewhere before she said, though not very sure where, but I know I have seen that face.
“oh you are right, would you mind me joining you “I asked
no I don’t mind, you can “she replied and I sat
I am Temit©pe, you can call me Temi.
nice meeting you t©pe, I prefer the last four letters, not the first four letters” she said and we both laughed
“okay boss lady, whether Temi or t©pe they are both my name’s,,,most people call me Temi, but I wouldn’t mind having a beautiful lady like you calling me t©pe..I said.
plea-se st©p with the flattering, she said
i am Tobechukwu ,plea-se call me Tobi.(if only she knew I had known her name for a long time),,,
“wooowww from the Eastern [email protected] of the country, that’s great ” i said.
But for real t©pe you look familiar” she insisted
“well you are right ,from University of Benin I guess” i said.
you graduated from Uniben, no wonder, maybe I would have seen you around the school “she said “yeesss maybe” I said
“i didn’t want to tell her I had been following her around like a lost puppy loving her from afar.
TEMI, it’s way past our lunch break, Kunle [email protected]£ in to ruin the moment,
“Tobi plea-se meet my friend Kunle, Kunle this is Tobi, they shock hands and exchanged plea-santries. “plea-se if you don’t mind I’d like to have your phone number so we keep in t©uçh
okay she replied, i gave her my phone and she typed her number, after that i cleared her bills without her knowledge and then went back to the office.
….I was all smiles as I walked out of the restaurant with K, it felt liked I had won a jackpot, it then dawn on me I still loved that lady, I couldn’t help but thank the heavens for ma-king our paths crossed again. i was very very Happy..
“Oboy how far na, you just dey smile like roasted goat since we commote from that restaurant, come on man, you are acting so childish “K said
“and you, why did you come and ruin everything by asking us to leave, you know how much I had loved that girl in school, for the first time i was bold enough to speak to her, she even gave me audience, everything was just going so perfect, untill you brou-ght your annoying pres£nce….I said
“Look at this one, so I should have allowed you keep chatting with her ,at the expense of our jobs “K asked
“what ever Kunle, you should have just allowed me enjoy the moment while you go to the office and cover up for me.
“I hear you, because you never see girl before. TEMI Waka make we go office joor…
Getting to the office ,I was so joyious, love is a beautiful thing indeed. it was re-ady 5, and I wra-pped up everything, it was time to close, I really nee-ded to get home so I could peacefully call Tobi, of course without Kunle’s interference.
“okay man, e go dey be, see ya “I said to kunle as I rushed to where my car was ,so I could drive home
“oboy where you dey go “K asked
Bush,I dey go for hunting, Alaye house na “I replied
“is mama around? k asked again.
noooo mama is not around
“mama is not around, and you are rushing home few minutes past five on a Friday evening, brother man, are you okay, I mean it’s Friday,and it’s time with the boys “kunle said….
“oh kunle, you are right ohh, but not this Friday ,there is something I nee-d to do at home, an emergency actually…
What?, what’s up, is everything ok.,hope all is cool, do you nee-d my help? K asked out of concern,,
oh noooo,don’t worry K, it’s what I can not handle, I’d handle everything trust me.okay
“if you say so “kunle said and we shook hands and drove off..
Getting home, I rushed to the bathroom, freshened up, wore a nice sh0t and t©p, wore some nice deodorant and perfumes like I was preparing for a celebrity occasion,or like she was there in person. after all that, I [email protected] on my be-d, I placed a call throu-gh to her Excellency.
“Hello, she answered
“hello gorgeous “I replied.
plea-se who am I on to? she asked
Temit©pe from earlier today at the restaurant.
oh t©pe, goodday
a beautiful evening my lady, how was your day ?I Asked
it was fine tanks ,and yours?,
oh it was awesome, especially since I saw the face of the most beautiful lady,l
oh plea-se t©pe, enough with the flattering,,,,,,,
We spoke for several more minutes, I had bu-tterflies in my stomach ,I wanted to ask her about the guy in school then, but I resulted not spoiling the atmosphere with such, I didn’t want to push my luck to far.
Calling Tobi become a ritual, and my day certainly wasn’t complete if I didn’t hear from her.
Days had run into weeks and I asked her out, she agreed to have dinner with me. i took her to one of the finest restaurant I know ,it was a ro-mantic dinner by the way, she was marvelled at all she saw, she wasn’t expecting all that Certainly. she enjoined herself, and then I asked her to be mine, she gave a broad smile and said YES. i was very happy, we had become an item…
I was very happy the next day, so I disclosed the news to Kunle
“hmmmmmm at long last, Temi, you got your dream girl. am so happy for you brother man.
my love life with Tobi was amazing, she was everything I hoped she was and more.she was loving,caring,nice, beautiful in and out, infact she was perfect. i felt I was the luckiest man alive. i took her out for shoppings, we went to small vacations to different places, all I wanted was just to make her happy .A smile on her face was an ocean of joy in my heart. i loved her so much and was very glad she loved me too. i just couldn’t imagine my life without her in it, hence I was re-ady to go forever with her.
She was coming over that weekend, when I made her favourite meal, did some ro-mantic stuff with rose flowers, and then popped the big question. she happily said yes. i was more than happy, that was the most precious day of my life. the lady I loved so much had accepted to spend her life forever with me. it was worth [email protected],we went out and had fun, went shopping the next day and went to so many fun places…
On Sunday of it, I took her to see maami, she was a little anxious as I told her we were going to see mama
oh my God, honey, are you sure she’s going to like me,is my dress okay,are my shoes good,is my make up too heavy, is my hair fine” she kept asking different questions
“honeyy, calm down, she will like you, I mean,who will see an angel Iike you and not fall head over heels, sweetie, have you seen the mirror, you are simply perfect “I said
“go joor, you are just flattering me “she replied..
Soon we had arrived Mama’s house.
“Ibunkun, where is mama “I asked the girl leaving with her as a helper.
“E kaasan ma, e kaasam sir (good afternoon ma and sir) she greeted, maami is inside, let me call her.
Soon maami [email protected]£ out, I greeted her and hvgged her
“goodafternoon mam “Tobi said
“omo mi, good afternoon “mama replied.
Maami! this is Tobi, the woman I want to settle down with, Tobi my beloved mother, with whom I am well plea-sed “I said and we all laughed
“she is such a beautiful lady. i like her alre-ady, what [email protected] of Yoru-ba are you from ?mama asked tobi
“Oh no ma, I am from the Eastern [email protected] [email protected] precisely “Tobi said
“but your name is Tobi, Oluwatobiloba abi? mama asked her
“oh no mama, it is Tobechukwu ma,Tobi for short” Tobi replied…
So you are saying you are omo Igbo , mama asked
“yes mama, I am.
“Eheenn,, omo Igbo,,okayyyy, Temi,wa, I will like to have a word with you for some minutes..
I walked besides maami , while she lead the way….
I will be back Honey “I said to Tobi
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