A story written by Chekwube Emmanuel… (0703440 1770, [email protected])
It was really a day well spent as I walked out of Chitis with Cindy. It wasn’t just like a normal first date. There was no awkward silence, and a question and answer kind of session. The connection was there. We flowed like we have known each other for ages. Within me, I knew that whenever I decide to pop the question, the answer is going to come out in positive.
We talked school politics, state politics, religion, culture and every other thing that was left to be talked about. Her view were so articulate. She seemed to know a lot about everything. I was impressed by her views and I also made sure to leave an impression with her.
I hailed a cab as we got outside the café. About to hop into the waiting car, an “excuse me sir” caught me in my track. I turned to see a waiter walking towards me. I did a quick mental check. I know I paid my bills because I still have the receipt. We didn’t leave our phones behind or anything.
“Yes, can I help you” I said to the girl as she got close to me.
“Sorry sir, someone said I should give this to you” she said handing over a piece of paper with #700 to me.
From the way she talked, I know she didn’t want Cindy to hear what she was saying.
“What for?” I asked collecting the paper together with the money from her.
“I don’t know, she just said I should give it to you” she said and went back inside the café.
I took a quick glance at the note and saw a phone number with a ‘call me’ written under it. Below the call me was another line that read ‘tell her you forgot your change if she asks’. I tried to scan the café but I couldn’t get a clear view.
“Oga if you no dey go again, tell your wife to come down make I comot from here” the cab man shouted at me. I folded the paper together with the money and inserted it into my pocket and hopped into the waiting cab.
“Oga abeg no vex” I apologized to the driver to which he nodded and eased the car into motion.
“Were you dey go?” he asked changing the gear.
“You go drop my wife for Okeke hostel and the drop me for hilltop gate.” As I said wife, Cindy raised her head for the first time from her phone and smacked my shoulder smiling revealing a beautiful set of dimples.
“Ok your money na 5H” he said throwing away his gaze through the window.
“Ah Ah!! Oga no be 3H for drop inside school?” I asked
“You self, person wey God don bless give you this kind babe wetin come be 5H na” he said turning to look at me. I took a quick look at Cindy and she was smiling. Looking at the driver, we made eye contact and he dimmed his eyes.
“Oga na 3H I get abeg”
“No wahala sha. Even if you no carry money, I for carry una free because of this your girl” he said smiling at Cindy.
“Ok o, thanks man” I said and made a wink at him through the rear view mirror. Cindy was so engrossed in whatever she was doing with her phone to notice the winks going on. The driver continued with his yarns doing the ‘chyking’ for me. Cindy couldn’t help but kept smiling as the driver didn’t seem tired of praising her beauty.
My mind drifted away to the note as the driver kept talking. I had the urge to bring the note out and check if I can be able to recognize the number, but I decided against it. There will be enough time to do that.
Five minutes later saw us in front of Cindy’s hostel. I alighted and held the door for her to step out. She came down still flashing that beautiful smile.
“Thanks for coming out with me” I said as we walked a bit down her hostel.
“The pleasure is mine and thanks for the fun” she replied.
“I’m honored” I said.
She turned and gave me a big bear hug. Not like the one she gave me when I came to pick her earlier on. This one came with a meaning, yes it did. You know that kinda hug were a girl presses herself so hard on you that you feel she is about to rip your heart out? Yes that the kind of hug she gave me.
“I enjoyed myself “ she whispered into my ear. That sent a tingling sign down my spine to the man below who responded immediately. With the way she was pressed to me, I know she must have felt my semi attention. As she disentangled herself from me, my hand went down straight inside my pocket to hide the tent that was already forming down below.
I stood watching her sheepishly as she walked straight to her hostel. I watched as she swayed her backside as if she has no waist bone. As my sight was focused on her back, so many thought were running through my mind. Cindy is the kind of girl that attracts so much attention to herself. Not that she does that intentionally but she is just too endowed.
When she got to her hostel entrance, she turned and saw me staring at her. She smiled and blew me a kiss in the air before walking into the hostel. That action of hers got many guys and babes around looking towards my direction. It was then I realized that I wasn’t the only person looking at her.
“Oga your phone dey ring” the driver said bringing my mind back. It was then that I realized that I was even with a cab.
“Ah! My oga sorry o, no vex” I apologized collecting the phone from him. It was Cindy calling. I picked leaning on the car.
“If you don’t leave my hostel now, I will call the security for you” she said giggling from her end of the phone.
“Provided I will still see you when they arrive, no problem” I said.
“Mr lover boy, na so I don shark your head reach” she said laughing.
“Are you just realizing that” I threw back at her.
“Oya e don do. Start going and lemme know when you get home” she said.
“Sure” I replied before the call ended.
I went around and hopped into the front seat of the cab. I apologized to the driver for keeping him waiting but he replied “not to worry” as he also enjoyed the show. As he eased the car into motion, I brought out the note and the money. I gave the money to the driver and folded the note back into my pocket. He was all smiles when I gave the money and he kept showering me with praises. When we got to gate, I alighted and collected his number promising to call him anytime I need a cab service.
To Be Continued….