Silver Lining….Ep 2

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Chief Obi didn’t get to the peak of his career by mere intuitions, it had to do with the grace of God , great discipline, and integrity. With establishing different companies to suit the different sectors in the country. At age 72, He was already a billionaire and his wife who has her own flourishing textile industry is the best gift God has ever given him in his life. They both have three kids who are doing exceptionally well. His last and only daughter Nkechi, whom he calls his baby, is the owner of a well-known law firm in Lagos. He could still remember when she told him she wanted to have her own law firm, how he felt she was too young and was wondering if she will be able to do it, but she has over time proven that she is really the true daughter of her industrious parents.

Ugo his first son currently oversees his oil and gas company and had actually taken the company to the next level. Married with two kids and based in Abuja, he still finds time to visit his parents likewise making sure his father assets are well-taken care.
His second son Emeka has always been of concern to him because at age 38, He is yet to get married. That has been of great concern to him and he sometimes wonders if he was gay. Whenever he Is quizzed about getting married, he always replies that he will get married when the time is right but for now, he hasn’t seen the one. Emeka has always being the most intelligent among his kids and though he like to portray being stubborn but he actually is a man with a large heart which he got from his mother.
“Hello, my chief, how you doing”? Asked Chief Obi’s wife whom he calls his Lolo. She walked towards him and sat by his side in their massive bedroom.
“You seem to be far away in your thoughts, is everything alright?
“Well can’t really say but it depends on how you see it when you hear what I have to tell you.

That got Lolo worried because she really hates seeing her husband deep in thoughts and always want him to be happy. She always gives God thanks for marrying him even though they do have their differences occasionally.
“Well, Dele one of my company drivers assigned to the liquor company is dead; He was hit by a hit and run trailer driver. Another sad fact is that he hit a lady and her daughter while trying to dodge the trailer. The Lady sustained some injuries and she is fine now but the daughter died on the spot. No one in the office cared to let me know, as it was handled by the legal team but I still feel there is more to be done”.
“Hmm that’s a serious tragedy, really feel for the parents of the little girl, but what exactly did the company do to compensate the family of the deceased and why didn’t they care to inform Nkechi even though they felt you don’t need to know due to your absence”? asked Lolo.
“Well Nkechi wasn’t in the country as well, Emeka was informed late and he told them to pay the family a condolence visit, which they did. As for the compensation, the young mother didn’t want any financial compensation, but the legal team and some staff were present at the funeral”.
“So what exactly is troubling you? What more do you feel you need to do”?

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Mikayla’s mom came visiting from the village as seeing her daughter depressed during her grand daughter’s funeral makes her want to cry but she needs to be strong for her. Her daughter has passed through so much for someone her age. She regretted not heeding to her late husband’s advice of not consenting to her marriage to her husband.

Now her daughter is the shadow of herself, her daughter had never enjoyed her marriage due to the kind of family she married into. Now she has made up her mind to leave the marriage and this time around she has to give the support she never provided before as she had always been against her daughter’s decision to leave her marital home due to what people will say but she has had enough. If her daughter still insists on leaving the marriage, then she will be there for her through it all. Her only child cannot be killed by another family, over her dead body; reasoned Mikayla’s mom as she knocks on her daughter’s matrimonial home.

The knock on the door jolt Mikayla from her sleep, she thought of ignoring the visitor as she wasn’t expecting anyone but the knock became more aggressive and had to get to the door to know who it was. Opening the door, she saw her mom and that got her happy because she knows her mom will be staying for awhile with her to keep her company. Her mom hardly visits her due to the nature of her job as a senior Nurse with the government hospital in her village in Delta State. Now that she is retired, she just hopes she can be visiting frequently in order not for her not to go insane.

After the greeting and making sure her mom was settled and resting, she went to the kitchen to prepare dinner for her mom alone because she had stopped cooking for her husband since he decides to come to the house whenever he so wishes.
Her mom joined her in the kitchen, ‘How have you being faring Kay? you look lean and withdrawn’. Her mum walked up to her and turned her to face her, ‘Whatever decision you have taken, I will support you’, that got a shock from Mikayla, as her mum had always frowned at the idea of her leaving her marriage and her husband had always used it against her, knowing her mum will never allow her leave the marriage but now that her mum her given her approval, she just can’t wait any longer.

‘Thanks, mom, am really so happy you are here and ready to work the road with me’. Fresh tears clouded her eyes and her mom pulled her into a warm embrace letting her know she will be there for her.

 

To be continued..

Mujora

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Silver Lining….Ep 1

Oh, death why did you have to knock on my door? Why did you have to snatch the only valuable thing in my life? How do I begin to comprehend the emptiness that I will experience from now on?

Mikayla had been married for 5years with no issue; it has been hell on earth for her during that period. Her hubby that she thought would support her through the dark period, ignored her and gave room for her in-laws to torment her. Favor finally smiled on her and she gave birth to a beautiful girl in her 6th year of marriage that she called Princess. Princess was everything she had always dreamed of, someone to call the fruit of her womb. At age 4 she was already a beauty to behold.

Her marriage was never the perfect one even after the birth of her daughter; it rather became worse as her in-laws kept making life miserable for her, saying why didn’t she give birth to a son. Being a housewife with no form of financial support, she has had to put up with so many insults and abuse just because of her daughter and now nothing is holding her back now that the essence of her holding on, has being snatched away. She thought of laying a curse on the hit and run trailer driver that caused the accident that led to her daughter’s death. She thought of committing suicide but whenever she felt like doing anything evil, her daughter’s image will just pop up in her subconscious and she will just ignore but she knows sooner, she will give in.

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“Chief I am sorry but there is something I need to let you know about”
“Really!! Replied Chief Obi to his driver.
“There was no way to get across to you ever since you traveled out of the country and something serious happened while you were away but I wanted you to relax from your trip for some days before letting you know about it”.
Chief Obi was already getting anxious and was wondering what could have gone wrong that he wasn’t informed about.
“So why didn’t you alert my PA in my office so he can reach me since you couldn’t”? Queried Chief to Musa his driver.
“Anyway, what is the problem, spill it out.
“Dele your Mechanic is dead, he took your car for servicing and got involved in a ghastly accident involving a trailer that was at a top speed. On trying to dodge the trailer, he lost control of the car and in the process hit a lady holding a little girl who died on the spot but the mom survived.

“My God!!!!! Exclaimed Chief Obi .’ Why didn’t anyone think of letting me know about it? Why didn’t you inform my PA’? He kept asking his driver. He just couldn’t imagine that this happened and he was kept in the dark.

His driver had to let him know that he did inform his PA but they assured him that the company’s legal team will sort it out since it doesn’t really involve him, so no use interrupting his business trip. A business deal he had wanted for a long time.

Even though his PA was right, it still wasn’t enough excuse not to inform him. How the family of the deceased would have felt when they know the owner of the vehicle didn’t even show concern for their loss.
Sensing his wondering thoughts, Musa quickly assured him that they have met the deceased family and that they were present during the little’s girl funeral but they haven’t been able to see the mom because she had refused seeing anyone. He quickly added that it will be good if he can pay the family a visit just to show his concern and condolence to them.

Chief as he is often called by his staff, knew Musa was right, and that is just one of the reasons he really likes him. Musa is his senior driver and had been with him for a long time, he is practically a family. He quickly assured him that he will do as he had said.

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“Mikey I know right now isn’t the best time to argue with you but I don’t think divorcing your husband 6months after your daughter’s demise is the best decision”. Nathalie told Mikayla whom she had known for a long time. Mikey as she usually calls her has always been strong with a vision and determined but ever since her marriage to Seun, she has changed into a different person entirely.
“The truth is I don’t care, have been living a lie for a long time and is time to breathe, replied Mikey”. She knew Nat will try to talk her out of it, but she isn’t ready to be cajoled into marking another anniversary with her husband, a man that wasn’t available for his daughter’s funeral, a man that has never acknowledge her as a wife for the past 3 years, no this is definitely the right thing to do.
“Well, I believe you know the right thing to do and sincerely I am happy that am seeing the Mikey I used to know and I promised to be there all through with the divorce process”. That got a smile from Mikayla as she muttered her thanks.

Nathalie decided to help her get a good divorce lawyer from a prestigious law firm. She knows them to be extremely good in diverse law cases and also has a good legal team for divorce cases.
“Now that your mind is made up, I will book an appointment with a law firm for you next week , they are exceptionally good and I believe they will assist you in all ways possible”.
“That will be great Nat, I really appreciate all you have done for me, you are such a darl”, replied Mikayla. She felt like crying but she knew the time for tears has long passed, is time to move on.

 

To be continued…

Mujora

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Loving My Baby Oil!!!!!!

Have always been the type that doesn’t fancy the usage of body creams as I really don’t believe they work for me. Most times after purchase, no matter how expensive it was, I find myself giving it out because was  getting pretty bored with it from not seeing positive results.

I have a combination skin so I try to be careful what I use on my body, a lesson I have learnt after a reaction I  had recently. I have used creams, oils but I still didn’t get the wow factor, so I made up mind to do intensive researches on oils and decided to start with Boots baby oil.

WHY!!!! Well for one I have seen how supple and soft it makes my niece skin looks and somehow just believed it gonna do same for me depite being an adult.lol.

REVIEWS!!!!! To be honest, I love it, it moisturizes my skin and doesn’t dry out so easily. I usually apply body creams or oils at night because I really don’t like to be bothered about them during the day. Have read so many articles that body creams work best at night so it became part of me, however once in a while I do use it on my body during the day.

Have also noticed that it evens my complexion which am so happy for right now. It gonna takes roughly 2-3 months before it gets exhausted, I sure will get another one if I don’t get a much better oil to research on. But for now, it is working for me and that’s all that matters.

 

Mujora

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We Were Meant To Be….Final Episode

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Now, what do I wear for this hangout? Reasoned jane. She was still wondering how she was able to allow Tolu convinced her to accept the date offer, after all, she also will be there for support. There were times she wanted to suspect if Mike was the father of her baby but she always has this feeling that he isn’t . There has never been any sexual chemistry between her and Mike and couldn’t imagine sleeping with him even if she wasn’t sober. Or did he rape her? Hmm, that can’t be. She knew she wasn’t raped and a rapist wouldn’t have aroused those sexual feelings she had that night.

She was actually exhausted after the surprise baby shower her colleagues threw for her the previous day and was hoping to use the weekend to just rest and turn her room to become spacious and convenient for her and her baby. So glad she rented a one bedroom apartment as opposed the self-contain apartment her mom wanted her to go for before this condition she found herself. It was as if she knew she will be needing it.

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“I actually told Tolu that they can meet us here by 3pm, so we have an hour to talk about other stuff before they arrive, mike told Tunde.

Tunde’s mind was just on Kenny, He really want to solve this riddle especially after Jane told him in confidence that she doesn’t know how she found herself in her condition and that has made him start thinking what if Kenny was pregnant because he realized after the sex romp, that the condom broke. He remembered being worried then when he regained consciousness and had to wait for 3weeks before doing all the medical tests just to know if he was safe and was so glad when the results came out negative in all categories. The big question became what if he impregnated Kenny? But he quickly pushed the thought from his mind because he felt Mike would have known if Kenny was pregnant.

He was getting anxious to see Kenny in other to satisfy his curiosity so he can discover the hidden feelings he has for Jane but he is still not sure if he would want to date a single mom even though he has no reservations towards one having a relationship with a single parent. He has dated only two ladies his entire life and was betrayed because they both cared only for his money being from a very rich family. He feels what he has for Jane is very strong and she seems to be someone he wants to have in his life and doesn’t want her present condition to stop him from getting to know her but first he needs to clear his conscience regarding Kenny.

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“Jane are you alright? You look pale”, asked Tolu.
“Am fine, just overwhelmed that’s all and don’t know why”, answered Jane.
*Well if you are fine then step out from the car? Tolu replied.

Jane alighted from the car and allowed Tolu to lead the way to meet Mike. Each step taken makes her more anxious with goose bumps gradually showing on her skin. She felt like turning back but Tolu will not have it. Well, she will just as well enjoy the outing, after all, there is nothing to be afraid of.

She could see Mike raised hand signaling them to come towards his table and she noticed a guy was seated opposite him but couldn’t really place who as she hasn’t seen the face.They got to the table, Mike was already standing to acknowledge them. She greeted Tolu and when he turned his attention towards Jane, he couldn’t hide his shocked expression and that was when she actually heard her name being called by his friend. she looked to his friend and discovered that it was her personal doctor.

Under a flash, she knew her doctor was her baby daddy. She suddenly felt weak and just went limp.

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Gosh, why do my head hurts, Jane was thinking within herself, where could she be? Why is she hearing people calling her name? She could hear someone calling Jane and was also able to place Mike’s voice calling Kenny. Who could be the other voice calling her Jane? That person must know her very well because few people know her by Jane while acquaintances and colleagues at work know her as Kenny.

She was still thinking why can’t she open her eyes, until she felt a touch on her forehead, and with that was able to open her eyes. Asking where she was, Tolu quickly rushed to her side that she is in the hospital but not her usual hospital and she actually got them worried. Jane asked after Mike and his friend, to which Tolu replied that Mike went to get her something to eat and his friend is actually his cousin who is a doctor.

Tolu thought of asking her why she fainted but decided against it. Apparently, there is something between her friend and Mike’s cousin that only they both know about and she hates jumping to conclusions, so she will rather wait for Jane to clear things up.

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Jane was still sleeping when Tunde checked up on her, Mike had to leave due to a family emergency and Tolu had refused to leave Jane’s side but Tunde had to let her know he can stay with her while she gets to Jane’s house to get change of clothes for her since she will be spending the night at the hospital.

Now that he is alone with jane, he really needs answers. Tolu has said Jane’s other name is Kenny but ever since she lost her twin brother Taiwo, she seldom uses it and prefers being called Jane. He knows without any doubts that he is the father of her unborn child and won’t leave her now that he knows. How will he face her if she wakes up even though he knows is inevitable?

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She had slept back after talking briefly with Tolu and now waking up, without Tolu around almost got her worried till she turned and saw Tunde on the only chair in the room, napping. she thought of waking him but decided against it, but seems he knew she was awake because he opened his eyes immediately. He greeted her and asked how she was faring and went about to tell her that all was well with her.

She knew there were questions both of them needed answers to and the earlier they get to it the better for both of them. Tunde bluntly told her he knew who the father of her baby was, that assumption was a shocker to her because she felt he may not know but him telling her bluntly means he has been able to put everything together.

Jane couldn’t say anything other than to nod her head, before she could even say anything, Tunde was by her bedside assuring her they will get through it together and that he had always known he needed to see her after the party but when he met her again at the hospital, he didn’t recognise her to be who he met at the party because he was slightly drunk and he instantly felt a connection with her but felt he needed to meet Kenny to apologised on what transpired between them in the party so he can concentrate on dating her. That got her shocked.

Jane started crying and wondering if he said something wrong quickly apologized but she cut him short and told him she was crying because she never knew she will find the father of her baby and didn’t even have plans of imposing herself on him even if she finally meets him. She went further to ask why he feels the pregnancy was his which he had to tell her his instincts did and besides he already had the mind of courting her when he didn’t know the same Jane was actually Kenny.

Tolu got into the room and was surprised to see Mike’s cousin sitting on Jane’s bed with Jane’s head resting on his shoulder. Jane quickly did the introduction that Tunde was actually her personal doctor she told her she liked. Tolu felt there was more to the story but knew in due time, she will get the full gist but for now, they need to get Jane out of the hospital.

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“He is indeed a faithful God, who would have believed your doctor is actually your baby’s father? Asked a perplexed Tolu after Jane gave her all the details she has been dying to hear.
“Ya and am so glad about the way things turned out and especially how things are going. Who would have thought that it will turn out this way?

Things have been moving fine between Tunde and Jane with Tunde being over protective of Jane and making sure all is well with her. He was glad she finally accepted moving into his house now that she is in her 9th month. His plans were for them to use the opportunity to bond perfectly well before their baby comes to the world and he sure was going to spoil their baby boy silly. He never believed that he is finally happy coming to Nigeria to get himself back after his ex-girlfriend betrayed him. His plan has always been to stay in the country for 2years before going back to continue his practice as a gynecologist in Georgia, and now with Jane and his son in the picture he needs them together as a family and that is his plans for now.

His folks have been very curious about his new developments and can’t wait to finally meet Jane even though Jane had been worried that they may find it awkward that the first time they are meeting her will be when she is almost due to give birth. However, his folks are very understanding and are flying down to Nigeria just to be there for the delivery likewise the baby’s dedication.

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5 Months Later

Looking at his son always gives him joy that that knows no bounds, it has been fun all the way learning all it takes to be a father. Could still remember how happy he was when Jane accepted his proposal. People felt it was too sudden to take this step but he knows without any doubts that he had found his missing rib and he is usually not one to listen to what people has to say.

He is so ready to walk the road with Jane and believing God to guide them through it all.
“Why are you still staring at your son?”asked Jane
“Well can’t get enough of seeing my beautiful son who took his beauty from his mom”. Mike walked to meet her with smile on his face and cupped her face for a mind blowing kiss. He muttered thanks to her which got her asking why the thanks? which he replied was for coming into his life and making him the happiest person on earth.

That got her teary eyed because to her, she is the one that should be thankful for his maturity about how things played out, able to love her and respect her irrespective of how they met as some other guys may have seen her as a loose woman who engages in one night stand but he looked beyond that to know exactly the kind of woman she really was.

With no further words between them, they retired for the night, hoping for a bright and promising future.

 

The End!!!!!

Mujora

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We Were Meant To Be…Ep3

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“Am really sorry we haven’t seen since the last time you called, I had to dash to Abuja for an official trip so what’s going on? Asked Mike as he settled in Tunde’s posh apartment.
“Nothing really just wanted to find out about someone I met during the birthday bash we attended recently”, replied Tunde.
“Hmm, seriously I didn’t really know half of the guests there but I knew the celebrant and we go way back, but who exactly are you asking about? And why didn’t you save yourself the stress by asking for the girl’s details, already concluding it will have to be a lady he was asking him about, which categorically is the truth.
“Well am actually talking about the celebrant, couldn’t place her face but I really want to know how you knew her and what she is like?
“You mean Kenny? Well we both have a mutual friend in common who happens to be my colleague and she usually come to my office to see my colleague so we kinda hit it off as friends even though I have always admired her from a distance but she just wouldn’t look my way so I resolved to just be her friend but she really is a decent lady, that’s all I can say. Hope no issues, though?
“Naw, not at all, I remembered her as being pretty and would have love to get to know her that’s all. Can you help me out on that?
“Well for your sake, I will try answered Mike.

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Tunde kept thinking of the conversation he had with mike and was wondering why he kept thinking of the Kenny girl while still having a crush on his patient Jane. Mike has said Kenny was decent, but does a decent lady engage in one night stand? The thought of that made him feel like needing a drink and he actually felt bad trying to judge her when he clearly doesn’t know anything about her and she alone is not to blame in this situation because she was also drunk on that day like he was. He was still lost in his thoughts when his phone beeped and it was Mike telling him that Kenny is presently out of Lagos and won’t be back till 4months time and that if she returns, he will try and hook them up. To which Tunde thanked him even though he felt somehow down by the news. 4months of constant thinking till he gets to meet her face to face.

He decided to scroll up his WhatsApp contact as he searched for his sister’s contact when he noticed he had actually saved Jane’s number on his phone which he had totally forgotten about due to his search for Kenny. Her display photo was so beautiful and he actually felt the picture didn’t do justice to her beauty in person. He decided to chat her up to know how she is faring, not thinking if she would appreciate the gesture or not.

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Abuja has been fun, and Jane can’t wait to go back to Lagos. She was really glad her boss decided that her team return back to Lagos to complete their project. Another stuff she can’t wait is to go to the hospital for her check-up while also using the opportunity to see her now favorite doctor who has been checking up on her via WhatsApp.

She still remembers the first day he chatted her up, she actually contemplated responding but somehow she felt no harm there and ever since then, it had become a normal thing for them to check up on each other daily. She actually intends giving him a surprise as he doesn’t know she will be in Lagos the following day. There is something about him that she really can’t place and she knows deep down, her doctor fancies her but probably her condition is putting him off at bay not wanting to get entangled, probably thinking her baby daddy is around the corner and he hasn’t been bold enough to ask her even though she wish he doesn’t ask.

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“Why don’t you want me to see your beautiful face? You always turn your back towards me and you know I don’t like being anxious? She didn’t respond, neither did she turn to face him. After much pleading, she finally felt like facing him, and then he woke up. Tunde has been having this frequent dreams for months and doesn’t know why or what to make of the dream. It was so dramatic and he really doesn’t believe in dreams but this is kinda becoming symbolic about something. How can he tell people about this without them thinking maybe he has a spiritual wife.

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Tunde decided to place a call to mike to ask for further information about Kenny, which he later learned has returned back to Lagos. The news was so refreshing to hear that he had to beg mike to create an avenue for him to be introduced to her.

Mike was skeptical at first, wondering why the sudden interest in Kenny after he told him about a patient he kinda likes. He had to warn him to desist from trying to play games with Kenny because she is a dear friend to him. Tunde had to assure him that he meant no harm and he wasn’t ready to let his cousin know that he actually slept with his decent Kenny at the party. Mike agreed that they will meet up Kenny at her office to take her for lunch, which he agreed to.

He was still thinking of Kenny when a tap on his door brought him back to reality, beckoning on the visitor, he discovered it was Jane, he was so excited to see her that he didn’t know when he stood up to give her a hug which was awkward to her at first but later had to allow him, which kinda felt familiar to her like she has once been in his arms before.

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“Ok Jane, started Tolu, I have allowed you to brood on your own for some months now and I think is high time we find the father of your baby. You can’t keep telling me you don’t know who he is and I know very well you ain’t in any relationship. So who is the father of your baby? People will keep asking and is high time you have a ready answer available”.

This got jane so worked up because she knows Tolu is right. Even her mom has been on her neck after she delivered the news to her a month ago. How can she tell them though she wasn’t raped, but she doesn’t have an idea of who the baby’s father was?

She can’t even bring herself to tell Tolu that the pregnancy was as a result of a one-night stand with a total stranger. Oh gosh, the thought of that made her nauseous. She is already 8months pregnant and yet to find out who impregnated her not that she actually took out time to find out anyway.

“Tolu I know you have been patient enough with me and have assisted me in ways I never expected but please can you let this topic of discussion slide? In due time I will explain every detail to you but for now, I just want to concentrate on this pregnancy for now, please”.

Tolu really felt bad for her friend, she knew something wasn’t right and she can’t just place it. She had tried to calculate at what time her friend would have taken it and have come to realize that it was the month of her birthday but she knew she wasn’t pregnant before the birthday, or was she? Well, she would let the matter rest and keep on being there for her.

“Ok fair enough, I will be there when you are ready to talk, meanwhile, Mike wants us to have lunch anytime you are free this week or if weekend would be preferable for you.
“You mean Mike your colleague?
“Yes, of course, answered Tolu, or do you know any other Mike?
“Not really but why does he want to see me? Is he even aware am pregnant? Wondering if Tolu mentioned it to him.
“No he isn’t and that was why I couldn’t give him a definite answer. He has been disturbing me for the hangout for the past 2weeks.
“Really? That’s odd and I wonder why?
“Ya me too, have been wondering why he has been adamant on us hanging out. Oh, I forgot, he also mentioned he will be bringing a friend alongside.
“Hmm, this sound suspicious and am beginning to be skeptical about the hangout.

 

To be continued….

Mujora

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