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Tobi, yhu momma do bring wife for yhu o0February 1, 2018 at 10:09 am #1172701Whaley CrownMember
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Ride on0February 2, 2018 at 12:36 pm #1173268
Abena’s brain stopped working for that
moment. Then slowly, she started to
process what Tobi had said.
It was Tobi’s mother. She didn’t plan for
that at all. The elderly woman gave her a
scrutinizing gaze, and Abena wondered why
she didn’t wear something nicer than
leggings and an oversized shirt.
“Isn’t this my son’s house? Since when do I
have to let you know before I come?” She
heard Mama’s velvety voice. Tobi just rolled
his eyes still smiling.
Did he not understand the situation?
“Omo mi. Who is this girl?” She asked, still
standing outside the door, looking at Abena,
or rather, at Abena’s stomach.
Tobi shifted uncomfortably from one foot to
the other. “Oh. Mama. This is Abena, she’s
my… friend ?”
Then suddenly a broad smile lit up on his
face, he slung his arm around Abena’s
shoulder before she could protest.
“And she’s pregnant with my baby.”
Mama’s scrutinizing scowl was suddenly
replaced with a warm smile and an excited
“Why didn’t you say so? Oh, my daughter,
welcome to the family.” Mama said pulling
Abena into a warm but uncomfortable hug.
“Sarah, go and wait for me in the car.” She
said to the chubby woman she had brought,
who scowled and left.
“Mama. Who was that?” Tobi asked, a
mischievous smile playing on his lips.
“Oh. Just one girl I was trying to set you up
with. But who knew that my son would
finally listen to me, and she’s so beautiful.”
Mama laughed sitting down and pulling
Abena with her.
“My daughter, were you cooking? You
shouldn’t stress yourself, let Tobi do that for
you.” Abena nodded and looking at Tobi
giving him a look that said, ‘I’m going to get
you for this.’
“Abena. That’s not Yoruba. What kind of
name is that?” Mama asked.
“It’s Ghanaian ma. My mother was Ghanaian
but my father was from Osun State.” Abena
“Ohh. So where are your parents now?”
“They passed away a long time ago.” Abena
“Oh, well that’s sad. But I can be your
mother now, okay?”
Abena felt a pang of guilt as she nodded her
head. Sure, his mother was overwhelming,
but she didnt deserve the lies they were
“Mama, let me check what I’m cooking and
get you something to drink.” Abena said,
standing up quickly.
“Okay. Tobi, follow her. You better be taking
care of her oh! I can finally have a daughter-
in-law and a grandchild, so you better
behave and take care of her.” She pointed
her finger at Tobi who just rolled his eyes.
Daughter-in-law, not exactly.
“Mama. I know how to take care of a
woman.” Tobi grumbled, and Abena laughed
in spite of her anger.
“I know. You didn’t even go to work today.
Very surprising. I didn’t know you were
capable of missing work for one day.” Mama
“Shayy, Mama. Him and that his work, ehn.”
Abena added and Mama laughed.
As Abena walked into the kitchen, she heard
Mama tell Tobi, “She’s good for you.”
As she turned off the gas, and got a pitcher
of orange juice from the fridge, Tobi walked
in grinning.1+February 2, 2018 at 12:39 pm #1173270
“You’re dead!” Abena hissed.
“I didn’t know she was coming.” Tobi said,
“This isn’t part of the contract.” She pointed
out, grabbing a glass cup.
“Please. I’ll make it up to you.” He sighed.
“I don’t like lying to people Tobi.” She put
the pitcher and the cup on a tray.
“What are you two still doing in there?” They
heard Mama shout from the sitting room.
“Coming!” Tobi called back. “Can’t you see
how happy she is right now? Please, just
help me keep her happy. For today.”
Abena sighed in defeat, she picked up the
tray and stomped on his foot as she walked
“So Abena, how far along are you?” Mama
asked, after taking a sip of her juice.
“Five and a half ma.” Abena replied, averting
“Do you know the gender yet?”
“We want to keep that a surprise.” Tobi said,
“Oh, I’m so happy. I haven’t seen Tobi like
this in like, never!” Mama gushed. “Why
didn’t you come and see me earlier?”
“Mama, don’t mind him. I’ve been telling him
that we ought to go and see you, but he’s
always busy at work.” Abena said, the lies
spilling out of her mouth effortlessly.
“I understand. So you guys now did it
without getting engaged or married?
Children of nowadays ehn!” Mama joked.
Abena choked on air while Tobi just
scrunched his nose.
“So.” Mama went on, not noticing their
discomfort. “When is the wedding?”
After successfully evading most of Mama’s
questions for more than an hour, she finally
decided to leave, much to Abena’s relief.
“Take care of her oh. If she complains to
me about anything, you know I know how to
deal with you.” Mama said to Tobi who just
smiled in response.
“Mama, I’ve heard. Ask her, I take good care
of her.” Tobi replied cheekily, giving his
mother a hug.
“My daughter, take care of yourself okay?”
Mama said pulling Abena into a hug. Abena
nodded in response and finally, Mama left.
“Thanks.” Tobi grinned at Abena.
“What are you going to tell her when I give
birth and suddenly disappear?” Abena blurted
“I’m sure she’ll be more interested in a
grandchild than you.” Tobi said dismissively.
“His mother came?” Dera asked Abena.
They were sitting in the incomplete nursery,
while the interior decorator was making
“So awkward.” Abena laughed.
“He likes you, have you noticed? He acts
different now, like he’s happy.” Dera said
“I don’t think so. I’m a pain in his side.”
Dera rolled her eyes. “This is one annoying
thing about love stories. The guy is always
too proud to admit it and the girl is always
“You’re leaving for a week?” Abena asked.
They were having pasta for dinner, and Tobi
announced that he had a business trip that
lasted for a week.
“Yes. I have some matters to attend to.
Would you like to come with me? Or stay at
Abena pondered on her choices for a while.
Following him would make her feelings grow
faster, and if she could stay away from him
for a week; maybe, just maybe she could
get over her silly crush.0February 2, 2018 at 12:40 pm #1173273
“What would I be doing in Canada? Abeg, I’m
staying home.” She said nonchalantly,
although she really didn’t want him to go.
“Are you sure? The hotel room is really
cozy.” Tobi wiggled his eyebrows and her
“Tobi! Ew. We’re eating.” She laughed.
“I could provide desert.” He joked.
“Remember to lock the doors every time.
Don’t leave lights on when you’re not using
them in case of anything like a high current.
Don’t sleep off when you’re cooking. Don’t
move furniture. Don’t over work yourself.
I’ve instructed one of my guys to come over
everyday and check on you. Chinwe would
still come to cook and clean. No running
down the stairs. Keep the house tidy. Don’t
do anything stupid-”
“Abeg be going to where you’re going jare.”
Abena cut him off, slightly amused.
“I just want to make sure you’ll be okay.” He
sighed and looked at her.
“I’ll be fine. I can take care of myself.” She
replied, a small smile on her lips.
“Be careful. You’re the only one at home.
Don’t slip and fall or anything, you know
how clumsy you can be.” Tobi said quietly.
“Excuse me?” She feigned annoyance,
placing her hands on her hips.
“It’s not too late to join me. Its a private
jet.” He offered.
She was so tempted to say yes.
“Just get going. The faster you leave, the
faster you come back home.”
He didn’t seem to notice her choice of
words. And if he did, he didn’t seem to
“Yes ma’am. Cook for me when I get back.”
“Get me Canadian stuff.” She replied and he
laughed. He pulled her into a hug and she
relaxed in his arms, inhaling his scent.
“I know you”ll miss me.” He joked as he
pulled away, about to head for his car.
“What can I say? You’re growing on me.”
She gave a cheekily smile and watched him
get into his car and drive away.
She walked back into the large house and
suddenly, if felt too big.
Abena spent her days decorating the
nursery with the interior decorator, or
hanging out with Dera, trying to pass the
time so that the week would go quickly. She
missed Tobi, no doubt. And instead of her
feelings to start diminishing, as she planned,
instead, it seemed to be the same.
Or even worse.
She had given the interior decorator the day
off, because the woman needed to sort out
a family issue, so it was just her and the
sound of the television drowning the silence.
She surfed through the channels, not finding
anything to watch. She heard the door bell
ring and lifted an eyebrow.
She looked at the clock, 12pm, it was the
time that the interior decorator normally
Didn’t she get the text?
She walked up to the door and opened it.
“Uju, I sent you a text. Didnt you recieve-”
Standing before her wasn’t Uju, it was a
slim model like lady glaring at Abena, or
more specifically, Abena’s stomach. She
wore a body con dress that was too short
for her, and she shifted uncomfortably in the
dress, meaning it was also too tight.0February 2, 2018 at 12:43 pm #1173275
Trying too hard?
“And you are?” The woman asked rudely.
“I should be asking you that question.”
Abena replied, not ready to take any insult
that would come her way.
“I’m here to see Tobi.” She said.
“Hes not around. He went for a business
trip. Come back in like, four days.” Abena
“And who are you? His baby mama?” She
“Nope.” Abena replied, popping the ‘p’. “Just
a friend. Watching his house while he is
“I don’t believe you.” The woman sneered.
“I don’t care.” Abena shrugged. “Now are
you going to leave a message, or are you
going to keep on wasting my time?”
“Tell him Eniola came by.” She said.
“Will do.” Abena said and moved to close
the door but Eniola stopped her, and glared
“Listen, whoever you think you are. Tobi is
my man. We’re going to get married. And if
I find out, that a low life like you, is taking
him away… I would show you pepper.” She
“I have a show to watch, and I can’t miss it
because a desperate idiot is threatening me
over a guy she doesn’t own. Please move so
I can close the door.” Abena replied and
slammed the door in her face, letting her
anger out on the door.
Abena’s sleep was interrupted by the sound
of her phone ringing. She checked the time,
it was past two a.m.
Grumbling to herself, she reached for her
phone on the bedside table. She squinted at
the caller ID, it was Tobi.
She smiled in spite of her self and answered
“Hey, are you awake?” She heard his husky
voice ask. She missed that voice.
“No. I’m picking beans.” She replied dryly.
“Of course yes I’m sleeping you idiot. Its
past two in the morning, what else would I
His laugher floated from the phone and she
rolled her eyes. “Sorry. I haven’t been able
to call, so I decided to make out time this
evening. I’m almost done with the contract,
then I’ll come home.”
“How are you doing?” She asked.
“I should be asking you that. Are you
alright?” He replied.
“I’m fine. Just sleepy.” She yawned.
“Sorry.” He laughed.
“No biggie. You should see the nursery. Its
half done, but I like how it’s coming so far.”
“I’ll see it when I come home.” He replied.
She bit her lower lip. Should she tell him
“Yeah you would.” She said quietly.
She really didn’t want to tell him about her.
“I’ve missed you Abena. And your cooking.
I’m getting used to it.” He chuckled.
“Well I don’t think I’ve missed you much.”
“Way to ruin the moment. You couldn’t just
roll with it ehn?” He laughed and she rolled
her eyes, forgetting that he couldn’t see her.
“I’ve missed you too. I hate watching tv
alone.” She said.
They were silent for a while, listening to
each other breath softly.
“I’ll get you stuff when I’m coming.” He
“Good. Although what matters most is that
you bring yourself.”1+February 2, 2018 at 8:24 pm #1173419
Abena stood up quickly from her bed. She
heard the front door of the house open and
someone walked in. She checked the time.
It was almost twelve a.m. And it couldn’t be
Tobi, he was coming in two days.
She got a golf club that she had ‘borrowed’
from Tobi’s study and tiptoed out of her
room and down the stairs. It was still dark,
but the person was putting some things
down on the kitchen island.
“Freeze, or I swear, I’ll make sure I’ll make
sure you never have children again.” She
threatened in a shaky voice.
“Baby. You’re already having my children,
and is this the way to treat someone who
has been away for almost a week?”
“Yeah? When am I getting my welcoming
She let out a sigh of relief and laughed,
walking over to the wall to switch on the
light. There he was in all his glory, wearing
a white shirt and sweatpants, smirking at
“Well?” He opened his arms and she rolled
her eyes before going into them, inhaling his
“What did you bring for me?” She asked as
soon as he released her.
“Apart from my awesome self, chocolates
mostly. They’re in the fridge. And we’re
going for a boat trip tomorrow.”
“Yay! Chocolate. Wait, a boat trip?” She
asked, walking over to the fridge.
“Yeah. I owe you one remember, for putting
up with my mum. And if I brought something
like clothes and jewellery, you would have
killed me.” He joked.
“True.” She said, taking a big bite out of a
chocolate bar. She let out a satisfied moan
and rested on the fridge.
Tobi looked at her, and gave an amused
smile. “You shouldn’t make sounds like that.
Or you would end up giving me more than a
The week went by quickly. They had gone
on his private yatch, though Abena wasn’t
surprised that he owned one.
The week ended with another visit at the
hospital, and Abena found out something
about the baby.
Abena let out a sigh and stared at the
mirror. “Hey. Welcome home. I made dinner,
your favorite, Spaghetti Bolognese. Go and
freshen up so we can eat.” She repeated to
She jumped at the sound of Tobi entering
“Abena. Hey, I’m home.” He grinned,
loosening his tie.
“Hey. Welcome home. I made dinner, your
favorite, Spaghetti Bolognese. Go and
freshen up so we can eat.” She said
immediately, saying everything she had
practised, sounding like she was a recorded
He lifted an eyebrow in confusion but
As long as he was getting free food, and his
They sat down in awkward silence, the only
sounds that could be heard was the sound
of the cutlery against the plates.
“Abena. What’s wrong?” He finally asked.
“I went to the hospital today-”
“Oh my God. Are you okay? Is the baby
okay? What did the doctor say? I should
have called him today, I totally forgot. I
should probably go call him now. Oh Abena,
I really hope you’re okay, if you aren’t-”
“There are two babies!” She blurted out.
“What?” He asked in confusion.
“Two babies. I’m having twins.” She said
A grin spread across his face. “Yes!” He
shouted, pumping his fists in the air. “Yes!
Yes! Yes! I said it! I’m a sharp shooter baby!
I’ve got to call Joseph, and Mama would be
so happy. Oh this is amazing Abena.”
“I want to keep one.” She said and
immediately, the grin on his face vanished.
He stared at her, anger bubbling slowly
“Excuse me?”1+February 2, 2018 at 8:45 pm #1173426RyderMember
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na there the contract go separate ways like “Y” junction.
interesting…. Ride on!!!0
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